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Lamarck Revisited: The Implications of Epigenetics for Environmental Law

This article explores how epigenetics, the interaction between genes and the environment in which there is a non-gene mutating, but still chemically altering effect from exposure, presents novel challenges for chemical regulatory regimes in the U.S. because chemical substances that don't cause mutations are not typically regulated for their potential…
Adaptation as Risk ManagementEnvironmental JusticeReportRisk Management

Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change

"The implications of climate change for corrections have been largely disregarded by both correctional administrators and public officials working on climate adaptation policy. This paper begins the process of connecting the discussions of climate policy and correctional policy. It provides an overview of the correctional sector and its specific vulnerabilities…
Daniel Holt
August 1, 2015
Adaptation as Risk ManagementAgency FilingEnergy RegulationRisk ManagementState Energy Regulation

Comments on the Con Ed Storm Hardening and Resilience Report

These comments recommend that the NYPSC order the continuation of the Storm Hardening and Resiliency Collaborative and (1) have Working Group II consider broadly how alternative business models for distributed generation ownership and adjustment to existing tariff provisions could provide system-wide resilience benefits; (2) have Working Group IV develop explicit…