“Ocean acidification: understanding the other climate crisis” – a handbook on the development of ocean acidification science, policy, and law

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy is proud to present this special issue dedicated to the critical topic of ocean acidification. Featuring scholarship by leading academics and professionals in fields ranging from conservation and marine sciences to environmental law, this handbook aims to equip legal practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues presented by ocean acidification. This issue features analysis of domestic and international legal schemes, including the Clean Air Act, the public trust doctrine, and federal treaty and trust-created obligations to American Indian tribes.

Eminent authors featured in this issue include: – Dr. Terrie Klinger and Dr. Jan Newton, co-directors of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center; – Professor Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at University of Oregon; – Professor Robert. T. Anderson, Professor of Law and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, and the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School; – Professor William H. Rodgers, Stimson Bullitt Endowed Professor of Environmental Law, and Andrea Rodgers, public interest environmental attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center.

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy is a student organization dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of environmental law. Partnering with the University of Washington Environmental Law Program, the Journal hosts the Annual University of Washington Environmental Law Symposium. The symposium brings together influential scholars, attorneys, policy makers, and others to discuss and develop solutions to an important issue in environmental law. The Journal then publishes an annual special issue expanding upon the same topic.

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