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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: What’s Happening And What Should Be Happening

This is the final installment of the Northwestern series of Science Cafes centered on the book Hot, Flat, and Crowded* by Thomas Friedman.
What’s happening? The US Supreme Court will soon take up a lawsuit filed by Michigan and other states seeking to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes by closing off an Illinois canal that leads into Lake Michigan . Is there a precedent?
Environmental Law: What’s Happening and What Should Be Happening
David Dana – Professor, NU Law School
U.S. environmental laws have traditionally regulated and governed big business such as power plants within our national borders. But to confront the central problems of climate change and loss of biodiversity, environmental law needs to change – to go smaller, focusing on individual lifestyles and go bigger, with a more cross-national and international reach. At the heart of the next generation of environmental law are two very hard questions – how do we get people to change ordinary behaviors and how do we achieve meaningful international coordination?
Celtic Knot 626 Church St. Evanston IL 60201
FREE! LIMITED CAPACITY. FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, 50-PERSON MAX. Special “café dinner menu” available for purchase Questions? [masked]/,[masked] This is a
ONE BOOK SCIENCE CAFÉ event – A free Northwestern series open to the Evanston Community

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  • Ronnie

    There is little international law on environmental issues. This needs to change.

    March 10, 2010

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