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Elena Kagan on Environment

 


Established environmental law program at Harvard

It's immediately clear that she's no fire-breathing environmental crusader. Those looking for such a justice are bound to be disappointed. Kagan hasn't written or said much at all about climate change or the government's role in regulating clean air and water or protecting land and species.

But if actions mean more than words, Kagan's nomination could be good news for the environmental movement. Kagan's signature green accomplishments came during her six years as dean of Harvard Law School, from 2003 to 2009, where she led the creation of an Environmental Law Program and an Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. "The fact that she was interested in building an environmental law program when none existed, I think, speaks volumes," said one environmental scholar whom Kagan lured to Harvard.

Source: Jonathan Hiskes on Grist.org, "Climate realist" , May 10, 2010

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