Norway's Supreme Court set to rule on whether the country can keep searching for new Arctic oil

Landmark case highlights the conflict between immediate climate action and a gradual transition to renewables.

Suryapratim Roy, Assistant Professor of Regulatory Law, Trinity College Dublin • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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To stop mass extinction, reform the outdated Victorian harm principle

Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.

Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

How Zambian farmers won the right to pursue claims in UK courts – and why UK polluters should be worried

Sam Varvastian, PhD researcher, Cardiff University • conversation
May 28, 2020 ~7 min

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BP paid a steep price for the Gulf oil spill but for the US a decade later, it's business as usual

The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.

David M. Uhlmann, Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice and Director, Environmental Law and Policy Program, University of Michigan • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

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