We believe that people deserve to know whether fossil fuel companies can pay for their mistakes. As it turns out, after two months of digging, we finally were able to obtain Phillips 66’s insurance documents at the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response, a branch of the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department that protects waterways.
Clinical Teaching Fellow Heather Lewis, Legal Planet
If the state wants to truly protect its most vulnerable, and also meet its ambitious climate goals, the state and its and electric utilities must ensure that microgrids benefit disadvantaged communities as quickly as possible.
As utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric continue to power society with failing infrastructure due to decades of mismanagement, Public Safety Power Shutoffswill continue to be the reality during California’s fire seasons for the foreseeable future.
“Rude Awakening,” KPFA (7/12 interview starts at 21:20)
Environmental Law Clinic
Environmental Law Clinic and Center for Biological Diversity
For two semesters, I witnessed the scope of our representation expand dramatically as we learned more about our client’s long-term goals and saw first-hand how our strategies changed over time. Through visuals and explanations, I demonstrate how this project evolved over time.
While Hardeman v. Monsanto was taking place in San Francisco, my clinic team was watching rural North Carolina. In spring 2018, North Carolina artist Yvonne Hegney had called ELC with a question: how could she identify the inert ingredients in a given pesticide?