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.
The Enforcement Angle: The New Mexico Environment Department
With its deeply forested mountains, unique rock formations, vast plains, and moonlike deserts, New Mexico—the fifth largest state of the nation—boasts a unique landscape. Tasked with protecting and restoring the environment while fostering a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations, the New Mexico Environment Department covers a lot of ground. In this episode, Justin Savage, a Partner and the Global Co-Leader of the Environmental practice at Sidley Austin LLP, speaks with New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney and the former Director of EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, Doug Parker.
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National Wetlands Award Feature: Wetlands Watch
ELI’s Georgia Ray speaks with Ross Weaver, the Program Assistant Director for Wetlands Watch, in this first in a series of episodes highlighting the incredible work of wetland heroes throughout the country.
ELI 2022 Year in Review
John Pendergrass, ELI’s Vice President of Programs and Publications, and Sandy Thiam, Associate Vice President of Research & Policy, share highlights from ELI’s research department in 2022 as well as a preview of what’s in store for 2023.
Ocean Circulation, Science Communication, and Climate Policy — A Conversation with John M. Doherty
ELI’s Georgia Ray speaks with ELI Science Fellow John Doherty about his paleoclimatology research, current climate change policy discussions, and barriers associated with making climate science education accessible.
The Youth Review: Electric Vehicles and Just Energy Transitions
As more EVs reach the roads, governments will need to address a host of new environmental and social challenges. In this episode, we reflect on the role EV production and use plays within a just energy transition. Also check out these articles and posts on EV emissions, EV battery production, EV charging networks, and environmental justice.
Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Compliance
ELI’s Georgia Ray speaks with Jed Anderson, the founder of EnviroAI, to discuss the role of AI in environmental compliance. Jed shares how we can leverage the sophisticated pattern-recognition capabilities implicit in AI technology to better monitor emissions and takes Georgia on a virtual tour of a Texas oil refinery.
Encouraging and insightful
Sometimes the challenges facing our planet can seem insurmountable, but People Places Planet shines a light on the innovative solutions and bold actions people are taking every day to fight back. An encouraging listen!