On Wednesday, November 9, ELS, along with Harvard Environmental Law Review and the Food Law Society, hosted Professor John Echeverria, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School & renowned takings expert, and Chelsea Lane-Miller, a research fellow at Vermont Law School, for a lunch time talk on property rights in water. Professor Echeverria and Ms. Lane-Miller presented on the ongoing judicial debate over property rights in water, and in particular whether the California public trust doctrine limits private rights in water and what standard should govern claims of alleged takings of private water rights based on regulatory restrictions protecting endangered fish. They also provided the history of the long-running political battle in California over the nature and scope of public rights in water. We had over 60 students, professors, and practitioners in attendance!
ELS hosts presentation on property rights in water by Professor Echeverria and Chelsea Lane-Miller
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- John Echeverria & Chelsea Lane-Miller Discuss Property Rights in Water with ELS Members
- Announcing: ELS Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Series!
- Upcoming Horizon Award Presentation with Justice Stevens!
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Documentary Screening: Climate Refugees- Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 6:30 p.m. in Austin Hall North
Join Film Director Michael Nash for a screening of this award-winning documentary about the human face of climate change on Monday, October 30th. The film profiles the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee their homes by floods, droughts, rising sea levels and other symptoms of a changing climate. Michael Nash will answer questions after the film. Pizza, soda and popcorn will be served!
Jon Pershing on U.S. Climate and Energy Policy- Thursday, Oct. 31st at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM in Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor Littauer, HKS
Jon Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Energy Department, will speak at the Harvard Kennedy School. This event is sponsored by the The Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.
Lester Brown, "Peak Water: What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?"- Friday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 PM in Maxwell-Dworkin, Lessin Room G115, 33 Oxford Street
Lester Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. Shortly after earning a degree in agricultural science, he spent six months living in rural India, where he became intimately familiar with the food/population issue. Brown later became head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Agricultural Development Service. In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, leaving in 2001 to found the Earth Policy Institute. Brown has authored or co-authored over 50 books, including his most recent memoir, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, and has received 24 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius award." This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.