24 episodes

Welcome to People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities, founded on the rule of law.

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Welcome to People Places Planet Podcast, the official podcast of the Environmental Law Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities, founded on the rule of law.

    Cool Cities: A/C Ordinances—The Hot New Trend in Fighting Extreme Heat?

    Cool Cities: A/C Ordinances—The Hot New Trend in Fighting Extreme Heat?

    Extreme heat kills more people than any other natural disaster, and heat waves are growing longer, hotter, and more frequent, due to climate change. Cities are particularly impacted because of the urban heat island effect. A climate scientist, a legal expert, and a local elected official weigh in on one possible tool local governments can bring to bear on this public health crisis: air conditioning mandates.

    • 40 min
    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations With the Attorneys Who Have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Roger Martella

    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations With the Attorneys Who Have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Roger Martella

    In this third in a series of conversations with former EPA General Counsels, Kevin Minoli, a partner at Alston & Bird who worked within EPA’s Office of General Counsel for 18 years, talks to former EPA General Counsel Roger Martella, current Director and General Counsel for General Electric’s Environment, Health and Safety operations worldwide.

    • 32 min
    Energy Exactions: A New Idea for Local Governments

    Energy Exactions: A New Idea for Local Governments

    Local governments often require developers to bear the costs of new infrastructure, termed “exactions.” But Professors Rossi and Serkin from Vanderbilt University Law School proposed imposing “energy exactions” to address the energy impacts of new residential or commercial growth. In this episode, students talk to the professors to learn more about this novel idea.

    • 30 min
    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations With the Attorneys Who Have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Scott Fulton

    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations With the Attorneys Who Have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Scott Fulton

    In this second in a series of conversations with former EPA General Counsels, Kevin Minoli, a partner at Alston & Bird who worked within EPA’s Office of General Counsel for 18 years, talks to former EPA General Counsel Scott Fulton, who now serves as President of ELI.

    • 44 min
    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations with the Attorneys who have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Avi Garbow

    The General Counsels' Opinions: Conversations with the Attorneys who have Led EPA's Office of General Counsel – Avi Garbow

    In this episode, Kevin Minoli, a partner at Alston & Bird, talks to former EPA General Counsel Avi Garbow, the longest serving General Counsel in EPA’s history. This episode is the first in a year-long series of conversations with former EPA General Counsels.

    • 30 min
    Combating Deforestation in the Amazon

    Combating Deforestation in the Amazon

    The Amazon Rainforest is a hotbed of biodiversity and—perhaps most crucial to our current climate crisis—stores approximately 120 billion tons of carbon. But deforestation is threatening the Amazon at an alarming rate. Given the vast size and numerous stakeholders that rely on the rainforest, innovative and cooperative methods are needed to combat deforestation. In this episode, we talk to Professor Mark Ungar to learn more.

    • 27 min

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