Mary Wood: Media Coverage
James Conca, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation, Can We Sue Ourselves Over Climate Change,” Forbes Magazine (November 23, 2014).
Ruth Kaser, Guest Viewpoint, “Climate Change Tests Our Generation’s Mettle,” Register Guard (November 17, 2014).
Ben J. Mates, Letter to the Editor, "Letter: Windows Don't Open to Cool Planet Earth," Salt Lake Tribune (November 13, 2014).
Heather Smith, A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court, Grist.Org (October 28, 2014).
Bliss, These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court, Grist on-line Newsletter, (October 22, 2014).
Peter A. Corning, “The Fair Society, The Right to Life, and the Public, Trust,” Social Evolution Forum (October 17, 2014).
Helen Caswell, “Teens Sue Government Over Climate Change,” Salem Weekly (October 1, 2014).
Interview, “Teens sue government over climate change -The ongoing story of Chernaik v Kitzhaber,” Willamettelive.com and Salem Weekly, (October 1, 2014).
Bill Moyer Show, Spotlights Nature's Trust and features Atmospheric Trust Litigation (September 19th, 2014).
Matt Rasmussen, “’Rebel’ Cowboys Say We Have No Right to Kick Their Cattle Off Public Lands, GRIST (September 9, 2014).
Ted Hamilton, The rebellion to save planet Earth: Why civil disobedience could be our last, best hope. Salon Magazine,(September 7, 2014).
Interview with Eric Allen, “The Takeaway,” KLCC (September 4, 2014).
Interview with David Steves, “The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America, Earthfix, NPR (September 2, 2014).
Mary Democker, “Does the public trust doctrine that protects air, water, and endangered species apply to climate?,” Oregon Quarterly (August, 2014).
Editorial, Obama to Roll Out Climate Rules, to Dismay of Democratic Candidates, Al Jazeera America (May 7, 2014).
Robert Constanza Book Review, Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, (May 7, 2014).
Peter Moskowitz, “Federal Report Warns of Dire Climate Consequences, But Will Action Follow?” Aljazeera (May 6, 2014).
Tom McKay, “Young People Across America Are Now Suing the Government,” PolicyMic (May 5, 2014).
Amel Ahmed, “Youths Sue U.S. Government over Climate Inaction,” Al Jazeera America (May 4, 2014).
Winona LaDuke, Climate Change: What Will It Take to Get Back to 350 (ppm), Indian Country Today (April 25, 2014).
Tamarra Kemsley, “Teens Sue Federal Government for Not Creating Climate Change Action Plan,” World Nature News, (April 30, 2014).
Sadie Tush, “Fighting for the Atmosphere,” Envision Magazine (April 22, 2014).
David Delk, "Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Alliance for Democracy, Populist Dialogues (April 18, 2014).
Tim McDonnell and James West, “No, We Should Not Arrest Climate Deniers,” Mother Jones, (April 1, 2014).
Cindy Hess, "Environmental Law Expert to Discuss Government's Role in Protecting Earth," University of Louisville web pages (March 31, 2014)
Cassandra Profita, EarthFix Conversation: "EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law to Combat Climate Change," EarthFix Reports (March 13, 2014).
Jeremy P. Greenhouse, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Invokes Public Trust to Strike Down Gas Law," Fire on the River online news (March 12, 2014).
David Bollier, "Joseph Sax's Quest: Legal Protection for Collective Interest," Resilience www.resilience.org (March 3, 2014).
David Bollier, "Mary Wood¹s Crusade to Reinvigorate the Public Trust Doctrine," Resilience www.resilience.org (February 12, 2014).
Sandro Contenta, The rise and fall of "eco-terrorist" Rebecca Rubin, TheStar.com (February, 2, 2014).
Len Reed, Every Conscience Has a Story and a Price: Editorial Sketchbook, OregonLive (January 28, 2014).
Nigel Dhuara, Canadian Woman Who Aided Ecoterro Firebombings Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison, National Post (January 28, 2014).
KATU Staff, Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Ecoterrorism Fires, KCBY 11 (January 28, 2014).
Jeremy Brecher, "Getting Action: Climate Protection – The New Insurgency," The Democracy Center (January 23, 2014).
Greg Bolt, "Climate Debate Takes Center Court," The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (January 16, 2014).
Dawn Reeves, Advocates Eye NRD Cases As Next Phase In Climate Litigation Strategy, Climate Policy Watch – Analysis (January 14, 2014).
Fen Montaigne, "A Legal Call to Arms to Remedy Environmental and Climate Ills," Yale Environmental 360 (January 2, 2014).
Don Kahle, "Marriage, Climate Change: Consider the Unborn," The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (December 27, 2013).
Jeremy Brecher, Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb climate Change: A New Book Champions the Commons-Based Public Trust Doctrine for Saving the Earth, On the Commons (posted Dec. 2013).
Jaime A Pinkham, "Red Lake Nation Honored for Upholding "Public Trust" Walleye by Walleye Bush Foundation Blog (November 26, 2013).
Dirk VanderHart, “Trust Issues,” Portland Mercury (November 6, 2013). Click here for more information
Liam Moriarty, “The Climate Plan That Time Forgot,” Jefferson Public Radio (November 5, 2013). Click here to listen
Mihailovich, Bart, and Paul Dillon. Radio interview, Down To Earth, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio (Spokane). (October 8, 2013).
Jervey, Ben, “Young Americans Sue Government to Stop Global Warming, Polluter Interests Granted Intervention to Defend,”desmogblog.com, http://www.desmogblog.com/young-americans-sue-government-stop-global-warming-polluter-interests-granted-intervention-defend (April 12, 2012).
Costello, Greg, “The Gathering of the Tribe,” The WELC Blog, http://www.westernlaw.org/blog/2012/03/gathering-tribe (March 16, 2012).
Plitz, Rick, “Hansen: Climate Science and Moral Responsibility”. Available at http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).
"Stand Up for Our Future," iMatter March, http://vimeo.com/40336812.
Robinson, Jessica, “Environmentalist Push Climate Change Suits on Behalf of Kids,” Northwest Public Radio, http://nwpr.org/post/environmentalists-push-climate-change-suits-behalf-kids (March 5, 2012).
Schendler, Auden, “Cigarettes’ Lessons for Climate Change, (March 4, 2012).
Bollier, David, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation vs. the Obama Administration,” David Bollier: News and perspectives on the commons, http://bollier.org/atmospheric -trust-litigation-vs-obama-adm inistration (December 16, 2011).
Kids Suing U.S. Over Climate Change Inaction, Planetsave (Dec. 9, 2011)
Thompson, Claire, "The Young and the Restless: Kids Sue Government over Climate Change," Grist: A Beacon in the Smog (December 8, 2011).
"The Young and the Restless: Kids Sue Government over Climate Change," Grist: A Beacon in the Smog. Available at http://grist.org/climate-change/2011-12-08-the-young-and-the-restless-kids-sue-government-over-climate-chan/. (December 8, 2011).
McDonald Bennett, Sophia, “Urban Homesteading Brings “Hidden Joys,” The Local Dish: Life on a Plate, (October 31, 2011)."
Evans, Chris, "Atmospheric Trust Litigation," West Coast Environmental Law, http://wcel.org/resources/environmental-law-alert/atmospheric-trust-litigation?utm_source=twt (June 14, 2011).
Wise, Carla, "Lessons From the Rapture That Wasn't for the Climate Movement? No – Just Ideas on a Way Forward,"huffingtonpost.com. Available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-wise/lessons-from-the-rapture-_b_869207.html. (June 1, 2011).
Brash, Kate, Young Citizens Lawsuit Seeks to Compel US Action on Climate Change," State of the Planet Blogs, Earth Institute, http://links.visibli.com/f13175188cf85b66/?web=bf2dbe&dst=http%3A//blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/05/31/young-citizens-lawsuit-seeks-to-compel-us-action-on-climate-change/ (May 31, 2011).
EPA: Former General Counsel Martella discusses agency's decision to delay boiler rules," E & ETV, http://www.eenews.net/tv/2011/05/25/ (May 25, 2011).
Loorz, Alec, Interview, "A Teenager Sues Uncle Sam over Climate Inaction," Living on Earth. Available at http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-00020&segmentID=5. (May 20, 2011).
Bollier, David, "Climate Activism's Daring New Approach: Atmospheric Trust Litigation," David Bollier: News and perspectives on the commons, http://www.bollier.org/climate-activisms-daring-new-approach-atmospheric-trust-litigation, (May 20, 2011).
Florio, Gwen, "Montana Supreme Court orders state to respond to children's climate change lawsuit,"missoulian.com, http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_88abd69a-8151-11e0-8164-001cc4c03286.html (May 18, 2011).
Benton, Viv, Interview "The Good Life," Australia Radio, 3WBC. Available at http://www.wwmn.net/2011/05/live-the-good-life-with-the-bentons/ (May 12, 2011).
Firger, Daniel, "A Novel Use of the Public Trust Doctrine," Center for Climate Change Law, Climate Law Blog, Columbia Law School, http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2011/05/10/a-novel-use-of-the-public-trust-doctrine/ (May 10, 2011).
Black, Richard, "Generation game warms legal climate," Earthwatch, bbcnews.com, http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/richardblack/2011/05/generation_climate_game.html (May 6, 2011).
Kahle, Don, "Kids take legal route to force grown-ups to save the future," The Register Guard.com, http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/26210151-47/future-trust-kids-kahle-legal.html.csp (May 6, 2011).
Worth, Dan, "A Matter of Trust: What the Next Generation Wants for Mother's Day," huffingtonpost.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-worth/protecting-earths-atmosphere_b_857919.html?view=screen (May 5, 2011).
Boatsie, "guerrilla law-fare: climate activist youth sue government," Daily Kos Community Site, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/05/973520/-guerrilla-law-fare:-climate-activist-youth-sue-government (May 5, 2011).
Nelson, Gabriel, "Young Activists Sue U.S., States Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions," newyorktimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/05/05greenwire-young-activists-sue-us-states-over-greenhouse-64366.html?scp=1&sq=Climate%20Activists%20Target%20States%20With%20Lawsuits&st=cse (May 5, 2011).
"Suit claims fed not protecting Earth," UPI.com, http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/05/05/Suit-claims-feds-not-protecting-Earth/UPI-99151304600050/ (May 5, 2011).
Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 2," Climate Progress. Available at http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/05/defending-the-atmosphere-part-2 (May 5, 2011).
Loorz, Alec, "Why I�m Suing the Government of United States," Earth Island Journal: The EnvironmentaList, http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/why_im_suing_the_government_of_united_states/, (May 4, 2011).
Greenspan, Jesse, "Enviros Launch Climate Change Suits Against US, States," Law360.com, http://www.law360.com/articles/243093/enviros-launch-climate-change-suits-against-us-states (May 4, 2011).
Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 2," Climate Progress, http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/05/defending-the-atmosphere-part-2 (May 5, 2011).
Barringer, Felicity, "Suit Accuses U.S. Government of Failing to Protect Earth for Generations Unborn," The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/science/earth/05climate.html?_r=2&ref=greenhousegasemissions (May 4, 2011).
Brown, Matthew, "Climate Activists Target States With Lawsuits; Atmosphere As a 'Public Trust'" CNSnews.com, http://cnsnews.com/news/article/climate-activists-target-states-lawsuits (May 4, 2011).
Becker, Bill, "Defending the Atmosphere: Part 1," Climate Progress, http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/04/defending-the-atmosphere (May 4, 2011).
Mary Wood and Nature's Trust: Professor's new book will make Public Trust principles available to broad audience," Oregon Lawyer Online, (Spring 2011).
UO Today, Eugene, Oregon, Interview, “Microlivestock and the Urban Homestead: Bringing Meat and Dairy to the Neighborhood.” Available at http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/2011/03/21/uo-today-470-mary-wood/. (February 8, 2011).
Hansen, James, "A Conversation with Bill McKibben," grist, http://www.grist.org/article/2010-12-21-a-conversation-with-bill-mckibben (December 22, 2010).
Camilla Mortensen, "Drinking Water: Will Politics or Science Determine Clean Water?" Eugene Weekly, (November 4, 2010), available at http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2010/11/04/news1.html
Jonathan Stempel, "Cement Could Unglue Halliburton's BP Spill Defense", (October 29, 2010), available athttp://www.reuters.com/article/2010/10/29/us-oil-spill-halliburton-liability-idUSTRE69S4RY20101029.
Greg Bolt, "Climate Scientist to Speak at UO on Global Warming," The Register-Guard (October 16, 2010), available athttp://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/25411326-41/climate-hansen-warming-global-james.csp
Alex Zielinski, "NASA Scientist to Speak About Climate Change," Eugene Weekly (October 10, 2010), available athttp://www.eugeneweekly.com/2010/10/14/news.html#3
Don Kahle, "Lariviere's Endowment Plan Would Yield Valuable Certainty," The Register-Guard (October 8, 2010), available at http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/opinion/25377281-47/endowment-oregon-state-lariviere-trust.csp
Stempel, Jonathon, "Special Report: BP Oil Spill a Gusher for Lawyers," Reuters News Service, available athttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65T2MZ20100630?type=domesticNews (June 30, 2010).
Hollender, Jeffrey et al., "Creating a Game Plan for Transition to a Sustainable U.S. Economy," Solutions, http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/626 (June 11, 2010).
Kirk Johnson, "Deal Puts Yellowstone Bison on Ted Turner's Range," The New York Times (May 21, 2010).http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/us/22bison.html
Taylor, Ted, "Food Security Action No Longer a Choice," Eugene Weekly, http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2010/02/25/news.html (February 25, 2010).
Becker, Bill, "Accepting Responsibility for a Role in Climate Change: 'Blissfully Ignorant' or Morally Responsible?" SolveClimate, (December 13, 2009).
Powershift West, "Inspiring Speech by Mary Wood," (November 24, 2009) (web posting of "People-powered Politics," Keynote Address, Powershift West Rally, Eugene, Oregon (November 8, 2009).).
Climate Crisis Coalition, "Power Shift Kicks Off Global Warming Speeches Across 13 States," Earth Equity News Weekly Edition, http://earthequitynews.blogspot.com/2009_11_16_archive.html (November 16, 2009).
Becker, William S., "Road to Copenhagen – Part 6: Money-Changers in Democracy=s Temple," Huffington Post,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-s-becker/road-to-copenhagen—part_b_349478.html (November 7, 2009).
Sierralupe, Sue, "Crowds pack Hult Center for 350 Artists for Climate Change event," available at http://www.examiner.com/x-23916-Oregon-Natural-Health-Examiner~y2009m10d26-Crowds-pack-Hult-Center-for-350-Artists-for-Climate-Change-event# (October 26, 2009).
Supriano, Sue, interview "The Environment as a Public Trust: Climate Change & Planetary Solutions for Survival,” Available at http://www.suesupriano.com/article.php?&id=157 (July 13, 2009).
Wise, Carla, "Approaching the Global Warming Tipping Point: Creating A Legal Framework For Saving Our Planet,"interview reprinted in Viva! Mercy Magazine, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, MD, (May/June Edition, 2009).
Brotz, Kasimir, "Environmental Activism Brought to a Whole New Level," The Green Pages, Berkeley High Jacket (May 29, 2009).
"Salmon Salvation: Will a new political order be enough to finally bring the dams down?" High Country News (May 4, 2009).
"The Politics of Climate Change," with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM,
http://kboo.fm/node/12479(March 2, 2009).
Matheson, Kelly, Interview. "Environment is Life: Voices from Human Rights Activists Around the World", available at http://hub.witness.org/EarthDay2009 (February 26, 2009).
Cornwall, Warren, "Columbia salmon plan goes before judge for third try,"The Seattle Times, (February 10, 2009).
Cooper, Matt, "County weighs cap-and-trade for emissions," The Register Guard, B2 (January 3, 2009).
Mortensen, Camilla, "Attacking Ecocrime: Stomping out Oregon's polluters," Eugene Weekly,http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2008/11/26/coverstory.html (November 26, 2008).
Dresser, Janice, "Could Seniors Help 'Save the World'?: U of O Law Professor Mary Wood Thinks So," Northwest Senior and Boomer News (November 2008).
Dahl, Gavin, Interview with Boise Community Radio, 89.9FM. Available at http://radioactivegavin.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/no-time-for-passive-lawmakers/ (August 21, 2008).
Wise, Carla, "Green All the Lawyers," UTNE Reader, http://www.utne.com/2008-09-01/Environment/Green-All-the-Lawyers.aspx (August 19, 2008).
"Activists Urge BLM to Subject Drill Leases to Voluntary EPA GHG Plan," Clean Air Report, Inside Washington Publishers, Volume 19, Issue 14 (July 10, 2008).
Berg, David, "President's Message–The Doctrine of Nature's Trust," The River Otter Journal Vol. XVII, No. 1,http://www.otternet.com/ROA/Spring2008.pdf (Spring-Summer 2008).
Hall, Bennett, "Law Professor Wants to Use Courts to Fight Global Warming," (June 1, 2008); also posted by Climate Crisis Coalition, (June 1, 2008).
Weinhold, Bob, "Lawyers Get Creative for Climate Change," Society of Environmental Journalists,http://www.sej.org/pub/index1.htm (May 28, 2008).
Romm, Joseph, "Legal Strategies for Battling Climate Change," Gristmill (blog), posted on http://gristmill.grist.org/ print/2008/5/19/111851/251 (May 19, 2008).
Wise, Carla, "Climate Revolutionary: Creating a Legal Framework for Saving our Planet," High Country News (May 12, 2008).
Interview with Marty Matsche and Andy Derringer for forthcoming documentary, www.ecocycle.org (April 23, 2008).
Jason Bradford Interview, "NPR's The Reality Report," KZYX, http://www.kzyx.org/joomla/, Mendocino County, CA (April 14, 2008), available athttp://globalpublicmedia.com/the_reality_report_mary_wood_on_government_as_the_trustee_of_common_assets.
Mortensen, Camilla, "Greener on the Other Side? Which Side of the Democratic Fence is More Eco-Friendly?," Eugene Weekly (April 10, 2008).
Keynote Address, "Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," University of Montana, Missoula, MT (February 19, 2008); aired on Missoula Community Access Television, Channel 7 in Missoula and 8 in Grant Creek. Available at http://law.uoregon.edu/assets/facultydocs/mwood/video/montana.mov. (March 12 & 14, 2008). (Video Conference)
Metcalf, Peter, Law Professor Says Government Obligated to Curb Climate Change," New West.Net: The Voice of the Rocky Mountains (February 20, 2008).
Interview with Sally Mock, "NPR's Montana Evening Edition," KUSM, http://www.mtpr.net/programs/2008-02-19, Missoula, MT (February 19, 2008).
To listen to the interview:
- Click on or copy the following URL into your browser: http://www.mtpr.net/programs/2008-02-19
- Select " 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM Montana Evening Edition"
- Select "Click to Listen."
- The interview begins 8 minutes, 30 seconds into the program and lasts 10 minutes.
Interview with Hosts Andrew Bartholomew and Claude Offenbacher, "Sunday at Noon," KLCC, http://www.klcc.org, Eugene, OR (February 17, 2008).
Carla Wise, "Climate Projections: Uncertain but Certainly Worse," Quixo (blog),http://www.quixo.com/cwise_climate_projections.htm, (November 16, 2007).
Braden Wolf, Cheering for Change, Oregon Daily Emerald, (Nov. 5, 2007).
Step it Up Rally, University of Oregon, NPR coverage (Nov. 3, 2007).
Step It Up Rally, University of Oregon, KEZI TV coverage (Nov. 3, 2007).
Haecker Diane, Wilderness Holds Other Than Material Values, The Nome Nugget (Oct. 18, 2007).
Fisher David, Aubrey Butte Residents May Vote on Clotheslines, THE BEND BULLETIN (Sept. 29, 2007).
Climate Today: News to Make a Difference, "Nature's Mandate Means Obligation to Defend Our Atmosphere." (August 8, 2007).
Interview on Environmental Studies Department Teach-in with Ch. 9 KEZI, Eugene, OR (June 7, 2007).
Climate Change Coalition: News Archive, "How Should Government View a Looming Catastrophe?" (May 20, 2007).
Montague, Peter and Tim Montague, eds., "Rachel's News # 907: Government and Global Warming," Organic Consumers Association (May 17, 2007), http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5261.cfm.
Taylor, Ted, "Discretion or Obligation: How Should Government View a Looming Catastrophe?," Eugene Weekly, Vol. XXVI No. 19 (May 10, 2007).
"Government and Climate Crisis: Discretion or Obligation?," invited Keynote Address, City Club of Eugene, aired on KLCC (89.7 FM) (May 7, 2007); aired on OPAN (Cable Channel 21) (May 10, 2007).
Kellner, Angela, "U.O. Law Professor Says Global Warming Is Top Priority," story aired on KLCC (89.7 FM) (May 4, 2007)
Carcini, Justin, "Warnings on warming: Environmental groups sponsor Earth Week," The Vancouver Columbian (April 29, 2007); posted on redorbit.com (April 23, 2007), http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/910897/ warnings_on_warming/index.html?source=r_science.
Nelson, Nathan, "Beyond on Inconvenient Truth," The Independent Online Clark College's News Publication (April 26, 2007), http://www.clarknews.org/node/203.
"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Keynote Address Clark College, aired on CVTV (Cable Channel 23-Vancouver Television) (April 24, 2007), ; aired on KBOO (90.7 FM Portland; 100.7 FM Corvallis; 91.9 FM Columbia Gorge) (April 21, 2007).
Gerstenberger, Linda, "Frohnmayer pledges to take environmental action and curb the University's carbon emissions," Oregon Daily Emerald, Vol. 108 Issue 133 (April 19, 2007), http://www.dailyemerald.com/
Legislative Briefing to Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee on Global Warming, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (February 16, 2007).
Presentation by Prof. Mary Wood
Interview with Fox 12 KTRV-TV, Boise, Idaho (Jan. 22, 2007).
Guest Interview, Northwest Passage with host Tripp Sommer, KLCC, Eugene, Oregon (Oct. 17, 2006).
Guest Interview and Call-In, Jefferson Exchange Radio Program with host Jeff Golden, KRVM, Eugene, Oregon (Sept. 21, 2006).