Hot Topics 2013

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Hot Topic: Sustainable Food Systems, Ocean Fish Stocks, and Mariculture​​

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Robin Kundis Craig, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law


The role of the oceans in creating sustainable food systems is often neglected, even though several recent reports question whether fish will continue to be a viable source of protein for the world's populations. Increased use of mariculture is being touted as a potential replacement for or supplement to wild fish and seafood.


Hot Topic: The Supreme Court And Water Compacts

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Jeremy Jacobs, Greenwire



Hot Topic: Speaking For The Trees: Recognizing Nature's Rights in Vermont

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center, and Stephen Marx


Town Meeting Day has brought residents together for over 200 years. This year, three towns took up measures to urge the Legislature to amend Vermont's Constitution to recognize the "inherent and unalienable rights" of the natural environment of Vermont. This activity is part of a growing movement to reflect the rights of nature in law.​​


Hot Topic: Regulatory Developments in California: GHG Regulation, Green Chemistry, and Renewables

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thomas McHenry, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher



Hot Topic: Law as a Framework for Climate Change Adaptation

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Victor B. Flatt, University of North Carolina School of Law



Hot Topic: The Wizard of Oz Comes to Vermont: The Cleanup Plan For Lake Champlain

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
David K. Mears, Vermont Department of Environment Conservation


Hot Topic: Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Antonio A. "Tony" Oposa Jr., The Law of Nature Foundation



Hot Topic: "Heaven and Earth:" The Chesapeake Bay and the Future of Ecosystem Restoration

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Timothy Wheeler, Baltimore Sun


For three decades, North America's largest estuary has been the focus of a multi-billion dollar effort to repair centuries of use and abuse. The Obama administration has put the bay on a "pollution diet," a regulatory approach that has prompted lawsuits and political pushback.​

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