GW Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Environmental Law Program

The GW Environmental Law Program (“ELP”) celebrated its 40th Anniversary on November 6, 2010.  The event included a panel on the Gulf Oil Spill and the Law, a luncheon with remarks from Arnold Reitze— the ELP’s founder— and tours of the law school and university. The ELP was formally established in 1970 with a $250,000… Continue reading GW Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Environmental Law Program

The Energy of Real Estate

Though generating energy from renewable sources receives a great deal of attention from news media and policymakers, reforming energy consumption is the quickest and simplest way to reduce the environmental, social, health, and national security impacts of dirty fuels.  Consumer behavior drives energy use, and contemplating how we actually consume energy is just as important… Continue reading The Energy of Real Estate

How Can We Prevent the Next Disaster? The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

“The national interest requires the continuation and expansion of a strong offshore drilling program, but one with a better balancing of risk and with greater safety protections for human life, the environment and the economy.” -The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling On April 20, 2010, two days before… Continue reading How Can We Prevent the Next Disaster? The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling