Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum

A semiannual scholarly journal covering environmental law and policy, containing articles and comments submitted by noted scholars and practitioners as well as notes submitted by students. Scholarship is focused on both the legal and policy analyses of en

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring

Greening Demand: Energy Consumption and U.S. Climate Policy
ABSTRACT The search for greener, less polluting energy supplies has dominated discussions of U.S. climate change strategy, but we often overlook cheaper and faster greenhouse gas emissions reductions achievable through energy efficiency and conservation....
International Climate Negotiations: Opportunities and Challenges for the Obama Administration
Although many important environmental issues face President Obama, none is as critical or complex as climate change. Climate change will dominate the early environmental policies of the Obama Administration, not only because of its vital importance,...
Keeping the Endangered Species Act Relevant
ABSTRACT The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has long been the workhorse of species protection in contexts for which a species-specific approach can effectively be employed to address discrete human-induced threats that have straightforward causal...
Paving the Legal Path for Carbon Sequestration from Coal
I. INTRODUCTION Of the many environmental and natural resource challenges that face President Obama, a large one has received scant attention from environmental scholars: coal. In the environmental community, coal--dirty, polluting coal--is more...
Saving the Rainforests of the Sea: An Analysis of International Efforts to Conserve Coral Reefs
"The descent into the sea reveals a fantastic world, the coral reef For some, its infinite diversity and beauty make it an almost mystical experience. The panorama of the coral reef is like the view from a Himalayan mountaintop; they both arouse the...
The Future Environmental Agenda: Environmental Law & Policy Issues Facing the Next President
EDITOR'S NOTE * On October 24, 2008, the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (DELPF) presented its annual symposium, entitled The Future Environmental Agenda: Environmental Law & Policy Issues Facing the Next President, which explored...