Climate Change Regulation Through Litigation: New York’s Investigation of ExxonMobil under the Martin Act

By Chris Erickson* In November 2015, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation into whether ExxonMobil made public statements about climate change that conflicted with its own internal research.[1] Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil ordering production of documents related to its internal climate change research and the use of that research in […]

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When Tesla comes to Town

By Jason Zhu* Tesla is the new black. Since 2015, Tesla has sold more than twenty thousand electric cars. Thousands of Tesla car are now running on the roads every day. And consumers regard Tesla as the brand of the future.  However, America may not be Tesla’s future due to its restrictive domestic laws. Background […]

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The Bloom is not off the Lake Yet; New Ohio Measures to Reduce Erie Phosphorus Levels  

By Jamila Odeh* Harmful algal blooms, composed of cyanobacteria, can produce toxins that threaten human and ecological health.[1] Harmful algal blooms have long been an issue in Lake Erie where shallow waters, sunlight, and phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands fuel cyanobacterial growth.[2] Concern is warranted, given that nearly twelve million people drink Lake Erie water.[3] […]

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