William H. Rodgers, Jr., Defeating Environmental Law: The Geology of Legal Advantage, 19 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 687 (2002), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/247
Pace Environmental Law Review
My talk today will: (1) introduce the metaphor of geology, (2) suggest to you that complexity has "gainers" as well as "losers," and (3) show you how environmental laws can be defeated by these twin engines of complexity and clever human adversaries.
[Third Annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law, Pace University School of Law.]