Forgive me for a little boasting about our great student-run environmental law journal, which has just launched a new website with downloadable content and published a terrific, policy-oriented issue (together with the Emmett Center) with lessons from state leaders across the country on tackling climate change.
The issue focuses on how states are addressing the climate crisis in light of federalism constraints and opportunities, and what their future role will be or should be in the context of a national climate policy. Congressman Henry Waxman wrote the Foreword, introducing pieces by Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin, Mary Nichols and guest blogger Ken Alex of California, and other officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.
The issue also includes a constitutional analysis of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative by Professor William Funk, as well as student comments on California’s SB 375 and on cap-and-trade carbon credits.
Details and links to the pieces below. Enjoy!
Foreword, Rep. Henry A. Waxman
California’s Climate Change Program: Lessons for the Nation, Mary D. Nichols
The Changing Climate of Cooperative Federalism: The Dynamic Role of the States in a National Strategy to Combat Climate Change, Jared Snyder and Jonathan Binder
A Colorado Perspective: The New Energy Economy, Jim Martin and Ginny Brannon
Massachusetts Takes On Climate Change, Ken Kimmell and Laurie Burt
Climate Change Action in Arizona, Steve Owens
The Essential Role of State Enforcement in the Brave New World of Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits, Matt Bogoshian and Ken Alex
SB 375: Promise, Compromise and the New Urban Landscape, John Darakjian