Monday, June 18, 2007

Lazarus on Environmental Law After Katrina

Richard Lazarus (Georgetown) has posted Environmental Law After Katrina: Reforming Environmental Law by Reforming Environmental Lawmaking on SSRN.  Here's the abstract:

Hurricane Katrina's overriding lesson for environmental law is no less than our environmental lawmaking institutions require fundamental reformation. Otherwise, the nation's tragic failure not only to enact laws that anticipate the obvious risks presented to the Gulf Region by hurricanes, but perversely to increase those risks by destroying the ecosystem's natural protections, will inevitably be repeated with even more devastating results.

Ben Barros

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