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Environmental Lawlessness

April 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Free

Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University
What happens when laws and regulations don’t keep pace with changes in technology, science, and society? The answer, according to Harvard Law School Professor Richard Lazarus, is lawlessness. Come learn some of the history and circumstances behind the country’s current but outdated environmental laws, how the original scope and intentions of these laws may no longer match the scope of the problems we face today, and the lawmaking challenges we now face as we seek to address the mounting environmental risks posed by deepwater drilling, natural gas fracking, and climate change. Professor Lazarus, who teaches environmental law, natural resources law, Supreme Court advocacy, and torts at Harvard Law School, was the principal author of Deep Water – The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling (GPO 2011), the Report to the President of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission. He will speak of lessons learned from this environmental disaster and how new regulations in line with current technologies are needed to better protect the environment as we tap our natural resources.
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Details

Date:
April 20, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1391&DayPlannerDate=4/20/2015

Venue

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Phone:
617-524-7070

Organizer

Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

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