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Making a Case for Environmental Litigation?

During the aftermath of the BP oil spill the New York Times filed a self-referential story claiming that both BP and government officials were deliberately preventing reporters and photographers from accessing public areas impacted by the spill. Of course BP was trying to control the public relations disaster as much as possible, but what would […]

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When Watchdogs Head To Court: The Complexities of Covering Environmental Litigation

              When environmentalists feel the government isn’t doing enough to clamp down on polluters, they often turn to ligation, filing suit to bring about change. The courts have been a tool for environmentalists to secure victories in all areas, from regulation of greenhouse gas emissions to more strict implementation of waste cleanup standards. The government […]

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The Complexities of Covering Environmental Court Cases

When environmentalists feel the government isn’t doing enough to clamp down on polluters, they often turn to ligation, filing suit to bring about change. The courts have been a tool for environmentalists to secure victories in all areas, from regulation of greenhouse gas emissions to more strict implementation of waste cleanup standards. Citizen suits are […]

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