With environmental crises reaching a critical tipping point, we find ourselves sprinting to keep up with fast-changing environmental law and policy developments like regulatory rollbacks and subsequent lawsuits. Join experts from the nation's premier environmental law school as they provide concise, accessible conversation on the most pressing issues of our time. If you are an advocate, journalist, educator, student, or concerned citizen seeking to understand environmental law and how it relates to current events, Hothouse Earth is the podcast for you.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ENERGY CONCERNS OF INDOOR CANNABIS CULTIVATION
Listen to Gina Warren, Professor of Law, A.L. O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Studies, Co-director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Center (EENR), University of Houston Law Center, and Distinguished Energy Law Summer Scholar at VLGS discuss the environmental justice and energy concerns of indoor cannabis cultivation with host Laura Ireland and co-host Laurie Beyranevand.
HELD V. STATE OF MONTANA
Listen to Jenny Rushlow, dean of the Maverick Lloyd School for the Environment, professor of law, and faculty director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law and Graduate School talk about the Montana Court's ruling on Held v. State of Montana, how it relates to other cases such as the landmark climate law case she argued and won before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Kain v. Department of Environmental Protection, and how these cases advance environmental advocacy and justice.
SACKETT V. EPA AND CLIMATE WHISPERERS
Listen to Cale Jaffe, professor of law and director of the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic at University of Virginia School of Law, chat about the Supreme Court's ruling on Sackett v. EPA and his idea of climate whisperers.
The Evolution of Environmental Law: A Conversation with Pat Parenteau
Pat Parenteau, Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Fellow for Climate Policy at Vermont Law and Graduate School, chats about his career and how environmental law and policy has evolved, with podcast host, Jeannie Oliver, professor of law and staff attorney at VLGS’s Energy Clinic.
Quantity Unknown: The Uncertain Future of Vermont’s Surface Waters
In some states, including Vermont, the oversight and regulation of surface water is lacking. Students in Vermont Law School’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic consult with experts to understand the implications of these regulatory gaps in the context of climate change.
Plant Patents, Biodiversity, and “Public Domain” Seeds
Patents on living things threaten biodiversity and our resilience against climate change. In this episode, we examine how a VLS professor is helping plant breeders use “defensive publication” to keep innovations open-source and promote biodiversity.
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