Mary Wood

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  • Title: Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
  • Phone: 541-346-3842
  • Office: 306D Knight Law Center
  • Departments: Law, Law-JD
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Biography

Mary Christina Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the school's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She teaches property law, natural resources law, public trust law, and federal Indian law; she has also taught public lands law, wildlife law, and hazardous waste law.

She is the Founding Director of the school's nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center and is Faculty Leader of the Program's Conservation Trust Project, Sustainable Land Use Project, Native Environmental Sovereignty Project, and Food Resilience Project.

After graduating from Stanford Law School in 1987, she served as a judicial clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then practiced in the environmental/natural resources department of Perkins Coie, a Pacific Northwest law firm. In 1994 she received the University's Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2002 she received the Orlando Hollis Faculty Teaching Award. Professor Wood is a co-author of a leading textbook on natural resources law (West, 2006), and a co-author of a textbook on public trust law (Carolina Press, 2013). Her new book, Nature's Trust, was released in October, 2013 (by Cambridge University Press).

Professor Wood has published extensively on climate crisis, natural resources, and native law issues. She originated the approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation to hold governments worldwide accountable for reducing carbon pollution within their jurisdictions, and her research is being used in cases and petitions brought on behalf of children and youth throughout the United States and in other countries. She is a frequent speaker on global warming issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Brief Bio

Mary Christina Wood is a Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and the Faculty Director of the law school's nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center.  She is an award-winning professor and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law.  Her book, Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age (Cambridge University Press), sets forth a new paradigm of global ecological responsibility.  She originated the legal approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, now being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world, seeking to hold governments accountable to reduce carbon pollution within their jurisdictions.  She has developed a corresponding approach called Atmospheric Recovery Litigation, which would hold fossil fuel companies responsible for funding an Atmospheric Recovery Plan to draw down excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere using natural climate solutions.   Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Featured Publications

For a full list of publications, please see the below Publication section.

Publications

Books, Law Reviews, And Other Scholarship

Michael C. Blumm & Mary Christina Wood, Guest View:  Arguments Over Our Future, Eugene Register Guard (Nov 12, 2019)

Gerald Torres and Mary Christina Wood, Joseph Sax:  The Public Trust in Environmental Law, Pioneers in Environmental Law (Jan Laitos, ed.) (forthcoming 2019, Twelve Table Press).

Blumm, Michael C. and Wood, Mary C., Climate Change and the Public Trust Doctrine in Oregon: A Law Professors' Amicus Brief (July 16, 2019).

The Planet’s Future on the Judicial Docket (with Michael Blumm), The Oregonian (June 2, 2019).

 Michael Blumm and Mary Christina Wood on Two Cases That Would Protect the Public’s Right to a Stable Climate, Eugene Register-Guard (June 2, 2019).

"Atmospheric Natural Resource Damages," chapter in Loss and Damages Handbook (forthcoming Edward Elgar 2020).

Florida State University Law Review Rehearing: Debating the Fundamentals of the Fundamental Right to a Sustainable Environment, FSU Law Review. (2018).

The Public Trust Doctrine: A Constitutional Key to Unlocking American Democracy and Securing Ecological Survival in the 21st Century, chapter in The State of American Democracy (David Orr, ed.) (forthcoming 2019). 

Gaining Climate Damage Awards against the Fossil Fuel Industry to Fund Natural Carbon Drawdown Solutions, chapter in Handbook on Loss and Damage (with Zoe Grant and Catherine Pratt)(Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2019).

Joe Sax, Pioneering Public Trust Law, Pioneers in Environmental Law (Jan Laitos and John Nagle, eds.) (forthcoming 2019, Twelve Table Press).

Tribal Tools & Legal Levers for Halting Fossil Fuel Transports & Exports Through the Pacific Northwest (with Anna Eliza Brady & Brendan Keenan Jr.), American Indian Law Journal; Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 , Article 5 (2018).

Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System, 29 Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review 101 (2018).

Mary Wood and Michael C. Blumm, These Kids and Young Adults Want Their Day in Court on Climate Change, The Conversation (October 23, 2018).

Adrian Treves, et al., Intergenerational Equity Can Secure the Future of the Atmosphere and Biodiversity, 2 Nature Ecology & Evolution 204 (January 18, 2018).

Mary Christina Wood, Research Summary, University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (2017-2018).

Mary C. Wood, A Meta-Strategy for Atmospheric Recovery:  Filing Suit Against the Carbon Majors, Forcing the Managed Decline of Fossil Fuels, and Funding Climate Restoration Through Soil-Based Carbon Sequestration (2017).

Michael C. Blumm and Mary C. Wood, ‘No Ordinary Lawsuit’: Climate Change, Due Process, and the Public Trust Doctrine, 67 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2017).  SSRN  Draft available Exhibit E-7

Prospectus for an Atmospheric Recovery Institute, University of Oregon Climate Change Research Symposium (Apr. 26, 2017).

Mary Christina Wood & Rance Shaw, “Enforcing Human Rights Against Fracking Through the Public Trust Principle,” in Questions for a Resilient Future: Does Fracking Violate Human Rights? (2017).

The Public Trust Paradigm for a New Economy,” chapter in Law and Policy for a New Economy (Mary Christina Wood, Edgar Elgar Publishing, 2017).

“Nature’s Trust: A Legal and Sacred Covenant to Protect Earth’s Climate System for Future Generations,” chapter in The Urgency of Climate Change (Mary Christina Wood, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).

Mary Wood, Charles W. Woodward, IV, and Michael V. Blumm, Earth on the Docket:  Why Obama Can’t Ignore This Climate Lawsuit by America’s Youth, The Conversation (Dec. 15, 2016).

Mary Christina Wood and Charles W. Woodward IV, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation and the Constitutional Right to a Healthy Climate System: Judicial Recognition at Last,” Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 634-684 (2016).   For the article, click here. For the letter from the 1986 U.S Senate Subcommittee on Environment and Public Works to the U.S EPA referenced in the article, click here

Mary Christina Wood and Coauthor, Andrew Welle, "Free Trade and Green Governance: Abdicating Environmental Sovereignty in Violation of the Public Trust Doctrine,"  draft (forthcoming 2016).

Gerard Magill & Kiarash Aramesh, eds., The Urgency of Climate Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. (DRAFT)

Doug Quirke (Mary C. Wood, contributor), The Public Trust Doctrine: A Primer, University of Oregon School of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center (Feb. 2016).

Co-author (with Michael Blumm), Amicus Brief on Behalf of Law Professors in Juliana v. Brown (Oregon atmospheric trust case), Oregon Court of Appeals (Jan. 25, 2016) (draft available here)

Mary Christina Wood & Gordon Levitt, The Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental Decision Making, Environmental Decision Making, Edward Elgar Publishing.  For Final Draft Version, Click Here.

Mary Wood & Dan Galpern, Atmospheric Recovery Litigation:  Making the Fossil Fuel Industry Pay for Damages to the Atmosphere from Carbon Emissions, Environmental Law. (2015)

Forward by Mary C. Wood, “Implementing Adaptation Strategies by Legal, Economic and Planning Instruments on Climate Change,” Albrecht, E., Schmidt, M., Mißler-Behr, M., Spyra, S.P.N. (Eds.). (2014).

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Defining Sovereign Obligations In Climate Recovery," Mary Christina Wood, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (Tufts University) (March 27, 2014).

Tribal Trustees in Climate Crisis, SU American Indian Law Journal (Spring, 2014).

"The Planet on the Docket:  Atmospheric Trust Litigation to Protect Earth's Climate System and Habitability" FAMU Law Rev.

Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations (Part I), reprinted in Chris Wold, David Hunter, and Melissa Powers, Climate Change and the Law 2d, 1041-46 (2013)

Mary Christina Wood (translated by Helen He), "A New Approach to Environmental Law", republished with permission in "The Rule of Law and Society Journal," (2015), English version (excerpt from Nature's Trust, originally published by Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Mary Wood and Michael Blumm Op Ed, "Setting The Public Trust Doctrine Straight," (submitted to the Oregonian on December 30, 2013).

Mary Wood and Michael Blumm Op Ed, "Undermining Oregon's public trust doctrine: Guest opinion," Oregonian (December 5, 2013).

Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age (Cambridge University Press, 2013). To order on Amazon click here.

"The Public Trust Doctrine in Environmental and Natural Resources Law" Public Trust Textbook (Michael C. Blumm and Mary C. Wood) (Carolina Academic Press, 2013).  For ordering information, click here.

Mary Christina Wood (co-author with Mary Turnipseed et al.), Using the Public Trust Doctrine to Achieve Ocean Stewardship, chapter in Rule of Law for Nature (Christina Voight & Hans-Christian Bugge, eds, Cambridge University Press 2013).

"Hydrocarbon Development From Shale: A Set Of Important, Unsolved Problems," A.R. Ingraffea, A. Burchell, R. Howarth, A.E. Wilson, P. Doe, T. Colburn, M. C. Wood.  (Forthcoming, American Geophysical Union, 2013 meeting.)

Securing Planetary Life Sources for Future Generations: Legal Actions Deriving from the Ancient Sovereign Trust Obligation, Chapter in Threatened Island Nations (Mary Christina Wood, Stephen Leonard, Daniel Bartz, and Nicola Peart, Cambridge University Press 2013).  

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW, SECOND EDITION (with Jan Laitos and Sandi Zellmer) (West Publishing, 2012).

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation Around the World," chapter in Fiduciary Duty and the Atmospheric Trust (Ken Coghill, Charles Sampford, Tim Smith, eds) Ashgate Publishing (Australia) (January 2012). (link to American draft version)

Mary Christina Wood, Stephen Leonard, Daniel Bartz, & Nicola Peart, Securing Planetary Life Sources for Future Generations: Legal Actions Deriving from the Ancient Sovereign Trust Obligation, Chapter 16, Threatened Island Nations (eds Michael Gerrard & Greg Wannier, Cambridge University Press 2012)   For a description of the book click here.     To order the book click here.

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation," in Climate Change Reader (W.H. Rodgers, Jr. and M. Robinson-Dorn, eds.) Carolina Academic Press (2011).

"'You Can't Negotiate With a Beetle': Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Natural Resources Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Spring 2010).

"Promoting the Urban Homestead: Reform of Local Land Use Laws To Allow Microlivestock on Residential Lots," (with Katy Polluconi, Jeremy Pyle and Naomi Rowden) Ecology Law Currents, Volume 37, http://elq.typepad.com/currents/volume-37-2010/ (2010).

"Reform of Local Land Use Laws To Allow Microlivestock on Urban Homesteads," (white paper produced with the Sustainable Land Use Project) submitted to Eugene Climate Action and Energy Project, City of Eugene (March 1, 2010).

"Cambio Climatico Y Justicia: Exijamos Su Responsabilidad A Los Gobiernos," 78 Athanor 27 (edited and translated by Francesc Prims and John Mellgren), www.athanor.es (November-December 2009).

Proposed Draft Executive Order on Climate Change (September 2009).

“The Transformation of Environmental Legal Education,” Mary C. Wood, Engaging the Law to Support Sustainability on Earth, University of Oregon School of Law (Fall 2009).

"Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations (Part I): Ecological Realism and the Need for a Paradigm Shift," 39:1 Environmental Law 43 (March 2009).

"Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations (Part II): Instilling a Fiduciary Obligation in Governance," 39:1 Environmental Law 91 (March 2009).

Atmospheric Trust Litigation, chapter in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National, And Supra-National Approaches (William C.G. Burns & Hari M. Osofsky, eds.) (2009, Cambridge University Press).

"Regulating Discharges Into Groundwater: The Crucial Link in Pollution Control Under the Clean Water Act," republished in Agricultural Law Bibliography (Drew L. Kershen, ed.) (April 2009) (originally published in Harvard Environmental Law Review, 1988) 39:1 Environmental Law 43 (March 2009).

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," excerpt reprinted in CLIMATE CHANGE LAW: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION (David R. Hodas, Richard Hildreth, and Gustov Speth, eds.) (Spring 2009, West Publishing) (originally published in the Environmental Law Reporter, September 2008).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," reprinted in Social Problems (Anna Leon-Guerrero and Kristine Zentgraf, eds.) (January 2009, Sage Publications, Inc.) (originally published by Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, May 2007).

"American Indian Law and Forestry," Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy and Law, Paul Finkleman, ed., CQ Press (2009).

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," 10 Environmental Law Reporter (September 2008).

"Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations," Climate Legacy Initiative Project, (white paper) (May 2008).To read an executive summary of this article, click here.

"A Framework of China-U.S. Partnership to Address Global Warming," 3 China Environmental and Resource Law Review, Ocean University (Renmin Press, Spring 2008). To read an abstract of this article, click here.

"Nature's Trust: Reclaiming an Environmental Discourse," 2 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Oil-gas Basins, Geology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan, Russia (Spring 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Ecotone, Environmental Studies Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (Spring 2008).

"Tribes as Trustees Again (Part I): The Emerging Tribal Role in the Conservation Trust Movement," Harvard Environmental Law Journal (with Zach Welker) (Spring 2008); republished in The Sovereignty Symposium 2008 conference proceedings, http://www.oscn.net/sovereignty/default.aspx. To read an abstract of this article, click here.

"Tribes as Trustees Again (Part II): Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement," Stanford Environmental Law Journal (with Matthew O'Brien) (Spring 2008); republished in The Sovereignty Symposium 2008 conference proceedings, http://www.oscn.net/sovereignty/default.aspx. To read an abstract of this article, click here.

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," California Environmental Law Reporter (February 2008).

"Nature's Trust as a Paradigm for Scientific Input in Policy Decisions," Abstract, Annual Conference of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California (December 2007) (with Alison Burchell, Ed Whitelaw, Bob Doppelt), available at http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/SFgate/SFgate.

Mary C. Wood and Zach Welcker, Tribes as Trustees Again (Part I): The Emerging Tribal Role in the Conservation Trust Movement, 32 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 373 (2008).

Mary C. Wood and Matthew O’Brien, Tribes as Trustees (Part II): Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement, 27 Stan. Envtl. L. J. 477 (2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Issue 22:2 (December 2007).

The Presidential Climate Action Project, Chapter 9, "Natural Resources Stewardship" (contributing author) http://www.climateactionproject.com (September 2007); "Nature's Trust: A Paradigm for Natural Resources Stewardship" (white paper) (December 2007).

"Nature's Trust: Reclaiming an Environmental Discourse," Chapter in POLLUTION: POLICIES AND PERSPECTIVES (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University Press (ICFAI Press), Hyderbad, India, Fall 2007) (originally published by the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," 34:3 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review (May 2007).

"Nature's Trust: Reclaiming an Environmental Discourse," 25:2 Virginia L. J. (May 2007).

"EPA's Protection of Tribal Harvests: Braiding the Agency's Mission," 34:1 Ecology Law Quarterly (April 2007).

TEACHER'S MANUAL, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (with Jan Laitos, Sandi Zellmer and Dan Cole) (West Publishing, January 2007).

"Salmon for Sale: Tribes, Treaties, and Fishing Rights," Oregon's Future 34 (Winter 2006).

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (with Jan Laitos, Sandi Zellmer and Dan Cole) (West Publishing, 2006).

"Restoring the Abundant Trust: Tribal Litigation in Pacific Northwest Salmon Recovery," 36 Environmental Law Reporter, 10163 (2006). pre-publication draft posted here

"Indian Forest Laws," Chapter in HANDBOOK OF FEDERAL INDIAN LAW (Lexis/Nexis Publishing 2005).

"The Politics of Abundance: Towards a Future of Tribal-State Relations," 83 Oregon Law Review 1352 (2004).

"Protecting the Wildlife Trust: A Reinterpretation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act," 34 Environmental Law 605 (2004).

"The Indian Trust Responsibility: Protecting Tribal Lands and Resources Though Claims of Injunctive Relief Against Federal Agencies," 39 Tulsa Law Review 355 (2004).

"Rennard's Deanship: The Triumph of Axiology," 80 Oregon Law Review 1155 (2001).

"The Tribal Property Right to Wildlife Capital (Part I): Applying Principles of Sovereignty to Protect Imperiled Wildlife Populations," 37 Idaho Law Review 1 (2000).

"The Tribal Property Right to Wildlife Capital (Part II): Asserting a Sovereign Servitude to Protect Habitat of Imperiled Species," 25 Vermont Law Review 355 (2001).

"Judicial Termination of Treaty Water Rights: The Snake River Case," 36 Idaho Law Review 449 (2000) (co-authored with Michael Blumm, Dale Goble, Judith Royster).

"Native Environmental Sovereignty," Open Spaces Magazine (1999).

"Reclaiming the Natural Rivers: The Endangered Species Act Applied to Endangered River Ecosystems," 40 Arizona Law Review 198-286 (1998).

"Environmental Scholarship for a New Millennium," 26 Environmental Law 761-769 (1996).

"Treaty Rights and the Trust Responsibility," Materials for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Training Seminars (1996).

"Tribal Management of Off-Reservation Living Resources: Regaining the Sovereign Prerogative," THE WAY FORWARD: COLLABORATION 'IN COUNTRY' (1995).

"Protecting the Attributes of Native Sovereignty: A New Trust Paradigm for Federal Actions Affecting Tribal Lands and Resources," Utah Law Review 109-237 (1995).

"Fulfilling the Executive's Trust Responsibility Toward the Native Nations on Environmental Issues: A Partial Critique of the Clinton Administration's Promises and Performance," 25 Environmental Law 733-800 (1995).

"Indian Land and the Promise of Native Sovereignty: The Trust Doctrine Revisited," Utah Law Review 1471-1569 (1994).

"Environmental Considerations in Estate Planning and Administration," Oregon Environmental & Natural Resources Law News, Vol. VII, no. 1 (co-authored) (May 1992).

"Status of Heirs and Trustees under CERCLA," Oregon State Bar Environmental and Cultural Resources Section (co-authored) (1992).

"Court Finds New Basis of Liability," The National Law Journal, Vol. 13, no. 36 (co-authored) (1991).

"The Toxic Substances Control Act," OREGON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DESK BOOK (chapter co-authored with Professor Craig Johnston) (1990).

"Regulating Discharges Into Groundwater: The Crucial Link in Pollution Control Under the Clean Water Act," 12 Harvard Environmental Law Review 569-626 (1988).

Other Publications

"How to Sue for Climate Change: The Public Trust Doctrine" and "Enforcing the Atmospheric Trust Fiduciary Obligation," co-authored with Susan O'Toole, Outlook: Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section Newsletter Vol. 10 No. 2 (Winter 2009)

"Why U.S. President Must Immediately Regulate Carbon Dioxide Under the Clean Air Act," Opinon Editorial with Tim Ream, China Environmental Law Review, Volume 3 (July 2009).

Comments on Nature's Trust Approach submitted to Office of Management and Budget, Federal Regulatory Review, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Request for Comments, 74 Fed. Reg. 8819 (February 26, 2009).

"Obama must act now on climate issue," Opinion Editorial with Tim Ream, The Register Guard (January 27, 2009), http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/sevendays/5875322-35/story.csp.

"Barack Obama stands at threshold of catastrophic climate change," Opinion Editorial with Tim Ream, straight.com (January 19, 2009), http://www.straight.com/article-194912/barack-obama-stands-threshold-catastrophic-climate-change; also posted at http://earthequitynews.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-at-threshold-catastrophic-climate.html (January 21, 2009); also posted at http://blog.163.com/adr_ouc/blog/static/105679286200902184843199/ (January 21, 2009).

"C.E.S. Wood Documentary Premiere–Remarks," Address, Premiere of the PBS documentary, "C.E.S. Wood" (February 7, 2008), Oregon Historical Society, available at: http://ohs.org/education/focus/ces-wood-film-premiere.cfm.

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Feature of the Week, Presidential Climate Action Project, www.climateactionproject.com (re-publication of a keynote address given at the 2007 J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference) (December 4, 2007).

"Regaining Nature's Trust," ¡Viva! Mercy Magazine, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, MD, Sisters of Mercy (September/October Edition, 2007).

"Nature's Mandate, Our Obligation," 33: 3 Down to Earth 9 (Montana Environmental Information Center, September 2007), available at: http://www.meic.org/files/energy/global-warming/NaturesTrust.pdf.

"Nature's Mandate, Our Obligation," Climate Crisis Coalition Newsfeed, (re-publication of a speech given at the 2007 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference) (August 2007).

"Rachel's News # 907: "Discretion or Obligation," Montague, Peter and Tim Montague, eds., (May 2007).

"Government and Climate Crisis: Discretion or Obligation?" Eugene Weekly online (May 4, 2007), available at: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2007/05/10/news1.html.

"Oregon State Legislature's Responsibility to Address Global Warming," Legislative Briefing Packet for Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (February 16, 2007).

"Now is Time to Stem Global Warming," Opinion Editorial, Vancouver Columbian (Feb. 9, 2007).

"Demand Global Warming Legislation," Opinion Editorial, Idaho Statesman (Jan. 21, 2007).

"A UN Warning Americans Should Not Ignore," Opinion Editorial, Long Valley Advocate (Feb. 7, 2007).

"Bureaucrats Violate Trust By Ignoring Preservation," Opinion Editorial, The Register-Guard (Jan. 12, 2007).

"Trust in Property Rights to Stem Global Warming," Opinion Editorial, The Star News (Dec. 21, 2006).

"Trophy Home Proposal Dishonors the Nez Perce," The Seattle Times, B9 (Feb. 11, 2004).

"American Indians Feel Sting of Insensitivity," The Eastern Oregonian, 6A (Feb. 15, 2004).

"Wallowa Development Dishonors the Nez Perce," Baker City Herald, 4 (Feb. 10, 2004).

"Proposed Development Would Be 'An Unthinkable Desecration,'" Wallowa County Chieftain, 6 (Feb. 12, 2004).

"Proposed Development Would Be 'An Unthinkable Desecration,'" La Grande Observer (Feb. 12, 2004).

"An Unthinkable Desecration," Ta'c Tito'oquan News, 16 (Feb. 2004).

"No Way To Honor Grave Legacy Of Old Joseph," Lewiston Morning Tribune, 6A (Feb. 11, 2004).

"Wallowa County Considers Unthinkable Desecration of A Sacred Site," The Oregonian, D11 (Feb. 11, 2004).

"Nez Perce Fight An Old Battle Again," The Register-Guard, A11 (Feb. 12, 2004).

"Subdivision Would Add Insult To Tribe's Injury," Spokesman Review (Feb. 11, 2004).

"Reaction to P&Z Threatens the Process," The Star-News (Feb. 25, 1999).

"Valley County P&Z Process Jeopardized by Critics of WestRock Decision," The Long Valley Advocate (Feb. 17, 1999).

"Reclaiming Native Environmental Sovereignty in the Columbia River Basin," 20th Annual Report, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (Aug. 1998).

"Salvage Logging Bill Threatens U.S. Forests," The San Diego Union-Tribune (May 3, 1995) (with Chad Hanson).

"Salvage Logging Bill Seen as Rape–or the Salvation–of Forests," The Oregonian (May 1, 1995) (with Chad Hanson).

"The Gorton-Hatfield Forest Giveaway," The New York Times, Sunday Edition (Apr. 30, 1995) (with Chad Hanson).

"Gorton, Hatfield Pull a Fast One to Benefit Timber Industry," Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Apr. 28, 1995) (with Chad Hanson).

"Bill a Blow to Ecosystems, Democracy," The Eugene Register-Guard (Apr. 25, 1995) (with Chad Hanson).

"Tribal Treaty Victory Helps Save Salmon," The Seattle Times (Sept. 30, 1994).

"It's Electricity Turbines that Kill Northwest Salmon, Not Tribal Fishing," Indian Country Today (Sept. 28, 1994).

"Indian Treaty Rights, Salmon, Do Not Pose Conflict," The Columbian (Sept. 27, 1994).

"Indian Rights Face-Off Avoided," The Eugene Register-Guard (Sept. 18, 1994).

"State Over Its Head as Spill Decision-Maker," The Oregonian (July 15, 1994).

Brief submitted on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Endangered Species Act "God Squad" Proceedings involving the Northern Spotted Owl (250p) (co-counsel with Patrick A. Parenteau and Ron Swan) (Feb. 1992).

STANFORD LAWYER, semi-annual column from 1987 to 1998.

Speeches

Lecture, Social Problems Class, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (Nov. 22, 2019)

Presentation, Chernaik v. Brown: Atmospheric Trust Litigation Before the Oregon Supreme Court, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon (November 7, 2019)

U-Tube Presentation, Developing a Prescription for Climate Recovery as a Goal for Atmospheric Trust Litigation, BiFrost Online (September 20, 2018)

Keynote Address, Ralph F. Fuchs Endowed Lecture, Indiana University Bloomington Law School, Bloomington, Indiana (forthcoming March 11, 2020)

Opening Remarks, Workshop on Landscape Carbon Sequestration for Atmospheric Recovery, University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon (October 25, 2019)

Climate in the Courts, Featured Speaker, Oregon State University Combined Classes (May 13, 2019)

Featured Speaker, Tribal Legal Levers in the Climate Emergency, Washington (May 8, 2019)

Earth Day Address, South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon (April 25, 2019)

Welcome Remarks, From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis Through Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (April 22, 2019).

Ideas on the Tap, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History Monthly Conversation, (April 3, 2019)

Sustainability Fair and Town Hall, Keynote Speaker, (March 7, 2019)

University of Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Juliana v. United States Using Constitutional Rights to Force Climate Recovery, (February 25-27, 2019)

On the Media WNYC Studio, Interview with Brooke Gladstone, (November 9, 2018)

KLCC NPR for Oregonians Interview, City Club of Eugene: Report from Our Children’s Trust Climate Trial (November 9, 2018)

Featured Speaker, “What do these Kids Want? Report from the Our Childrens’ Trust Trial”, Eugene City Club, Eugene, Oregon (upcoming, November 9, 2018).

Keynote Speaker, “Climate Change and the Courts: Information Hour, Our Children’s Trust and the Juliana v. U.S. Youth Plaintiffs”,  Wildish Theater, Eugene, Oregon (November 7, 2018).

The Thom Hartmann Program, Interview with Thom Hartmann, (@58minutes) (October 31, 2018)

KBOO Radio, Interview with Laure Mercier, Mary Wood on Juliana v Gov. (October 22, 2018)

Featured Speaker, “A Briefing for Students on the Juliana v. United States case”, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon (October 16, 2018)

Featured Speaker, Climate Change and Public Trust Litigation, Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resource Section’s Executive Committee Annual CLE, Portland, OR (October 11, 2018).

Featured Speaker, Global Ethics Webcast Series, Catholic Television (Webcast forthcoming, October 11, 2018).

Introduction, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code," Documentary presented by Native American Student Union (NASU), Eugene, Oregon (October 8, 2018).

Featured Speaker, Atmospheric Trust Litigation Update, Northwest Environmental Defense Center (September 19, 2018)

Speaker, Juliana v. USA: Public Trust Doctrine and Global Climate Change, Geography Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (May 31, 2018).

Guest Lecturer, Climate Policy, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (May 22, 2018)

Atmospheric Recovery Litigation, Bedrock Lecture Series (U-Tube), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (May 23, 2018).

Featured Speaker, Youth-Led Climate Cases: Atmospheric Trust Litigation Around the World, Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change, Corvallis, Oregon (May 16, 2018).

Speaker, Youth and Climate Justice Conference, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI (May 10, 2018).

Presenter, Jumpstarting an Atmospheric Recovery Plan, Ecotrust, Portland, OR (April 30, 2018).

Keynote Speaker, Atmospheric Recovery:  A Multidisciplinary Effort to Save the Planet’s Climate System, University of Oregon Climate Change Research Symposium, Eugene, Oregon (April 25, 2018).

Speaker, Using the Law to Spur Climate Recovery, Climate Justice League’s Climate Change Teach-in, Eugene, Oregon (April 24, 2018).

Speaker, FSU Law Review Rehearing, Tallahassee, Florida (April 13, 2018) (by Skype).

Speaker, The Public Trust in the 21st Century: Driving an Atmospheric Recovery Plan to Respond to Climate Disruption, The George Washington University Law School Symposium, Washington, DC (April 13, 2018) (by Skype)

Speaker, Columbia Green Owl Discussion: The Public Trust Doctrine and Law in a New Ecological Age, Columbia Law School, New York, New York (March 22, 2018) (by Skype).Link: Facebook

Keynote Speaker, Leadership in Action: Environment Social Justice, Eugene, OR (March 6, 2018).

Interview with Silver Don Cameron, The Green Interview (March 6, 2017).

Panelist, Atmospheric Recovery: A Conceptual Approach, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 2, 2018).

Panelist, The Great Lakes’ States Surprising Struggles with the Core Public Trust Doctrine, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon (March 2, 2018).

Speaker, Tribal Tools & Legal Levers for Halting Fossil Fuel Transports & Exports Through the Pacific Northwest, University of Oregon Tribal Workshop on Ports and Pipelines, Eugene, Oregon (March 1, 2018).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, FL (February 27, 2018).

Keynote Address, The Youth’s Engagement in Climate Crisis, ECCO High School, Eugene, OR (February 16, 2018).

Speaker, Atmospheric Trust Litigation Update, Public Interest Environmental Conference, Gainesville, FL (February 9, 2018) (by Skype).

Featured Speaker, Atmospheric Recovery Litigation, Oregon County Counsels Association (OCCA) Annual Meeting, Eugene, Oregon (November 16, 2017).

Speaker, Public Forum: State, Local, and Private Powers: Climate Change, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington (November 14, 2017).

Keynote Address, Community Stewardship:  The Interdependence of Land and People, Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah Annual Fall Gathering, Eugene, Oregon (November 6, 2017).

Guest Lecture, LLM Seminar, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon (October 31, 2017).

Participant, Roundtable on Climate Change and the Arctic, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California (October 27-28, 2017).

Participant, Works-in-Progress Conference, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, University of Oregon School of Law, Portland, Oregon (October 27, 2017).

Featured Speaker, Protecting the Planet’s Climate, Trinity for the Elderwise, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon (October 19, 2017).

2017 Annual Getches-Wilkinson Center Distinguished Lecture, Atmospheric Trust Litigation:  Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System,  Distinguished Lecture, University of Colorado Law, Boulder, Colorado (September 20, 2017).

Keynote Address, The Commons and Taking Care of it, Globethics Webcast Series, Catholic Internet Television Network (October 16, 2017).

Speaker, Atmospheric Trust Litigation to Address Climate Emergency, Lawyers and Climate Change, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (Apr. 28, 2017).

Speaker, Prospectus for an Atmospheric Recovery Institute, University of Oregon Climate Change Research Symposium, Eugene, Oregon (Apr. 26, 2017).

Speaker, Young People’s Rights in Climate Emergency, Climate Justice League’s Climate Change Teach-in, Eugene, Oregon (Apr. 19, 2017).

Keynote Address, Nature’s Trust, Our Children’s Trust: A Climate Forum on Litigation to Save the Future, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon (Apr. 13, 2017).

Guest Lecture, Pollution Science Class, California State University, Chico, Chico, California (Mar. 23, 2017).

Keynote, Our Sustainable Future Conference, Institute for Sustainable Development, California State University, Chico, California (March 23, 2017).

Keynote Speaker, Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia (March 9-12, 2017).

Guest Lecture, Geography, Law, and the Environment Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (Mar. 9, 2017).

Guest Lecture, Principles of Wildlife Conservation Class, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon (by Skype, Mar. 7, 2017).

Speaker, “The Avenues of Climate Change Litigation and the Promotion of Climate Justice Through Law,” Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon (March 4, 2017).

Speaker, Death by Discretion: Toxic Trespass, Human Rights & the Public Trust Doctrine, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon (Mar. 2-5, 2017).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida (Feb. 21, 2017).

Featured Speaker (by Skype), Stanford Law School Environmental Law Speaker Series, Stanford University, Stanford, California (Feb. 15, 2017).

“Atmospheric Trust Litigation Underway Around the World,” American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, San Francisco, California (January 5, 2017)

Keynote Address, Teach the World/Tend the World: K-12 Educator Conference, Portland, Oregon (December 3, 2016).

Guest Lecture, Social Problems Class, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (December 2, 2016).

Keynote Address, ‘Nature’s Trust, Public Trust,’ Our Land 2 Conference, Agrarian Trust, Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 14, 2016).

Speaker (by Skype), The Public Trust:  A Global Principle of Property Law, The Legal Implications of the State as a Custodian, Johannesburg, South Africa (October 28, 2016).

Moderator, Climate in Court:  A Convening of Renowned Climate Experts, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Eugene, Oregon (September 12, 2016).

The Planet on the Docket, Presentation to South Eugene High School, (September. 9, 2016).

The Planet on the Docket, Presentatino to Churchill High School classes, (September 9, 2016).

Keynote Address, League of Women Voters OR & WA 2016 Joint Council, Portland, Oregon (June 4, 2016).

Speaker, Environmental Governance Part II: Earth Law and the Public Trust Doctrine (May 24, 2016).

Keynote Address  The Children’s Climate Crusade in the Courts:  Atmospheric Trust Litigation, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon  (April 21, 2016).

Guest Lecture, Land Trusts and Conservation Easements Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (April 11, 2016).

The Public Trust:  An Overview,” Break Free Teach In (Webinar) (March 31, 2016)

Presenter, Martz Winter Symposium: A Celebration of the Work of Charles Wilkinson, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (March 11, 2016).

Guest Speaker, “A New Parenting Approach in Face of Climate Emergency,”  South Eugene High School Parents’ Council, Eugene, Oregon (March 10, 2016).

Guest Speaker, “Predators and the Public Trust,” Public International Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon(March 3-6, 2016).

Speaker (SKYPE), Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson University (February 8, 2016).

SOCAN Presentation (Southern Oregon Climate Action Now), October 2015 | Download Powerpoint Presentation (265MB)

Guest Speaker, Corvallis League of Women Voters, Corvallis, Oregon (April 30, 2015).

Featured Speaker, 2015 Straub Environmental Lecture Series, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon (December 1, 2015).

Guest Lecture, Climate Policy Class, University of Oregon (November 12, 2015).

Guest Lecture, “The Indian Trust and Fossil Fuel Export Projects in the Pacific Northwest,” Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington (November 6, 2015).

Guest Lecture, “The Public Trust and Climate Crisis,” Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (November 5, 2015).

Featured Speaker, Nature's Trust:  Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, UNA Iowa Conference, Des Moines, Iowa (October 23, 2015).

Featured Speaker, Nature's Trust:  Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, Iowa Law Faculty, Iowa City, Iowa (October 22, 2015).

Keynote Address, ‘Asserting Public Trust Rights to Secure our Climate Future,’ Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN), Medford, Oregon (October 13, 2015).

Keynote Address, “Nature’s Trust: A Legal and Sacred Covenant to Protect Earth’s Climate System for Future Generations,” Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 2, 2015). power point speech

Panelist, Law Track Ecological Civilization Conference, Claremont, California (June 4-7, 2015).

Featured speaker, “Eugene, Oregon: The Epicenter of a Global Climate Movement, ”University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History, “Ideas on Tap,” Eugene, Oregon (June 3, 2015).

Invited Speaker, Several Events in Central Oregon, Bend, Oregon (May 20 and 21, 2015).

Guest Lecture, “Claiming Your Climate Future,” Bend High School, Bend, Oregon (May 21, 2015).

Guest Lecture, “Claiming Your Climate Future,” Sisters High School, Sisters, Oregon (May 21, 2015).

Featured Speaker, “Climate Crisis and the Role of the Judiciary in Formulating a Meaningful Remedy in Atmospheric Trust Cases,” Bend Inns of Court, Bend, Oregon (May 20, 2015).

Featured Guest, “Coffee &  Conversation with the Environmental Community,” Environmental Center, Bend, Oregon (May 20, 2015).

Featured Speaker, “Youth Engagement in Climate Action,” Presentation to Students, First Presbyterian Church, Bend, Oregon (May 20, 2015).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Politics and Policies, Oregon State University-Cascades, Bend, Oregon (May 20, 2015).

“What are the Economic Realities of Climate Change and What should Businesses be Doing Now?” Discussion with Local Businesses, Sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby, Bend, Oregon

Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Lecture, “Nature's Trust, Climate Change & The Law: The Public Trust Doctrine & Oregon’s Climate Future,” Central Oregon Community College Foundation, Bend, Oregon (May 19, 2015).

Featured Speaker, “Nature's Trust, Climate Change & The Law: The Public Trust Doctrine & Oregon’s Climate Future,” Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation, Bend, Oregon (May 19, 2015).

Keynote Address, Hope in Action Youth Conference, Regional Oregon Green Schools, Eugene, Oregon (May 12, 2015).

Guest Speaker, Wildlife Biology Class, Umpqua Community College (May 12, 2015) (by Skype).

Guest Speaker, “Nature’s Trust, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (April 30, 2015).  Sponsored by Oregon State University SHPR – School of History Philosophy & Religion, Spring Creek Project and League Women Voters of Corvallis Presents

David Geitgey Sierralupe, ”Public Trust Doctrine,” Occupy Radio Interview (April 29, 2015).

Featured Guest with Russ Donnelly, "Natures Trust,"  Radio-KPOV, Bend, Oregon (April 16, 2015).

Featured Speaker, Public Trust Conference, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon (April 10, 2015).

Featured Guest Speaker, Environmental Pillar Workshop – Natural Resources, Environment and the Public Trust Doctrine, Group of the Pillar, Ireland (Skype) (March 19, 2015).

Guest Lecture, Land, Trust and Conservation Easement Course, Professor Ben Miller, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (March 16, 2015).

Guest Speaker, EGA's Federal Policy Briefing, Washington, DC (February 25, 2015).

Featured Guest Podcast, Global Energy and Environmental Law (Feb. 20, 2015)

Guest Speaker, “Environmental Politics Class,” Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (February 13, 2015).

Guest Speaker, “ATL,” Street Law Classes at South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon (February 12, 2015).

Speaker, “First Friday Lunch,” Wayne Morse Scholars, Eugene, Oregon (February 6, 2015).

2015 Speaker, “Cropping UP:  Exploring Food Right in your Backyard and Around the World,” University of Oregon. Journal of Environment Law and Litigation, Green Business Initiative Conference, Eugene, Oregon (February 6, 2015).

Speaker (SKYPE), Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson University (February 3, 2015).

Guest Speaker, "Nature's Trust Doctrine," Eugene City Club Program, Eugene, Oregon (January 30, 2015).

Guest Speaker, Wildlife Biology Class, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon (January 13, 2015) (by Skype).

Featured Guest, The Children’s Climate Crusade, Bill Moyers and Company Program (January 1, 2015).Bill Moyer's Program

Featured speaker on Nature’s Trust, Is Environmental Law Working Anymore?, Oregon State Bar CLE, Portland, Oregon (December 11, 2014).

Guest Speaker, Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 24, 2014).

Guest Lecture, Science and Politics of Climate Change Class, University of Oregon (November 11, 2014).

Keynote Address, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, Roseburg, Oregon (November 6, 2014).

Guest Lecture, Science and Politics of Climate Change Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 4, 2014).

Keynote Address, Nature's Trust:  Environmental Law for the New Ecological Age, Lecture Series, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (Oct. 23, 2014)

Speaker, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio (October 9, 2014).

Speaker, Prairie Rivers Network, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois (October 10, 2014).

Speaker, Trust Reform Symposium, Seattle University and Intertribal Timber Council, Seattle, Washington (October 3, 2014).

Speaker, Portland People's Climate March, Portland Oregon (September 22, 2014).

Charge to the Crowd, Portland Climate Rally, Portland, Oregon (September 21, 2014).

Bill Moyer Show, Spotlights Nature's Trust and features Atmospheric Trust Litigation  (September 19th, 2014). Excerpt of Nature's Trust

Guest Lecture, "Nature's Trust Doctrine," Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences, Yachats, Oregon (September 7, 2014).

Keynote Address, ENVS Joint Campus Conference, EMU, Eugene, Oregon (May 30, 2014).

Keynote Address, “Nature’s Trust,” Public Trust Workshop, Cornell University (May 14-16, 2014).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Politics Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (May 12, 2014).

Guest Speaker, Sustainability Concepts Across Disciplines course, sponsored by the Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (May 2, 2014).

Nature's Trust and the Heart of Humanity, Earth Sunday Address to the Congregation, First United Methodist, Eugene, Oregon (April 27, 2014).

H241 Boehl Distinguished Lecturer in Land Use Policy, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (Thursday, April 10, 2014).

KKeynote Address, The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Climate and Energy Institute speaker series titled, The Climate and Energy Bookshelf, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (April 3, 2014).

Keynote Address, Braiding Indian Trust and Public Trust Obligations with Environmental Law, Tribal Leaders' Summit with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, video conference (April 1, 2014).

Keynote Address, 32nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene Oregon (February 27 – March 2, 2014).

Keynote Addressr, Center for Earth's Justice (CEJ) Conference "Future Generations, Public Lands, Public Water, Public Trust," Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida.  (February 7, 2014) Video Conference.

Featured Speaker, The Collaborative on Health and the Environment, "Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age" (February 4, 2014).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson Law School (by Skype) (February 3, 2014).

Guest Speaker, LLM Environmental Law class, Vermont Law School (by Skype) (January 29, 2014).

Guest Lecture, Atmospheric Trust Litigation, Spencer Butte Middle School 6th Grade Class, Eugene, Oregon (January. 14, 2014).

Speaker, EarthKeepers' Meeting, Unitarian Church, Eugene, Oregon (January 9, 2014).

Speaker, Nature's Trust Book Signing, McCall Public Library, McCall, Idaho (January 2, 2014).

Keynote Address, "Nature's Trust, Climate Change & The Law," World Affairs Council, Portland, Oregon (December 3, 2013).

Participant, Oregon Historical Society, A Celebration of Oregon Authors,  December 1, 2013, Portland, Oregon.  For more information click here.

Nature's Trust, Book Reading and Signing, Wayne Morse Commons, University of Oregon Knight Law Center, Eugene, Oregon (November 19, 2013).

Keynote Address, Environmental Law and Justice Symposium, Florida A&M College of Law, Orlando, Florida (November 7-8, 2013) (Expanded bio) (PDF of Speech) (video of Speech).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Law Class, University of Oregon School of Law (Oct. 31, 2013).

Guest Lecture, Science and Politics of Climate Change Class, University of Oregon (October 29, 2013).

Keynote Address, "Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for an Ecological Age," 2013 Tribal Environmental Summit, Spokane, Washington (October 10, 2013). View PFD

Public Address, "Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington (October 10, 2013). For a description of the talk, Click Here. For more media coverage of the event, click here.

Keynote Address, "The Federal Indian Trust Doctrine and Natural Resources Law", 2013 Tribal Environmental Summit, Spokane, Washington, (October 10, 2013). To view the presentation click here.

Guest Speaker, "Hangout" with Prof. Hornstein, Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy class on Coursera, MOOC (SKYPE) (September 28, 2013).

Guest Lecture, Land Trust and Conservation Easement Law Class, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (March 13, 2013).

“Land Trust and Conservation Easement Law.” University of Oregon School of law, Eugene, Oregon, (March 13, 2013).

“Media Matters.” Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, (March 2, 2013).

Guest Lecture, Environmental Advocacy Class, Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida, (February 25, 2013) (by Skype). 

Guest Lecture, Climate Accountability, Public Opinion, and Legal Strategies Workshop, Union of Concerned Scientists, La Jolla, California (June 14 -15, 2012). 

“Tribal Sovereignty, Reserved Rights, and Environmental Protection,” National Indian Timber Symposium, Warm Springs, Oregon, (May 17, 2012).

Invited speaker for Earth Day event, “Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery,” Bijou Theater, Eugene, OR, (April 25, 2012).

Guest Lecture, Climate Law and Policy Class, Vermont Law School, (April 12, 2012) (by video conference).

“Taking the Long View When Allocating Water Resources,” Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 1-4, 2012).

“New Directions in Environmental Law: [Re]Claiming Accountability,” Yale Law Environmental Conference, (Febuary 24-25, 2012).

“Victory Speeches for Climate Crisis,” Montana Powershift, Missoula, Montana, (February 18, 2012).

“Green Living-Getting Children Involved,” Good Earth Home and Garden Show, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon (January 21, 2012).

"Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for an Ecological Age," Keynote Address, Ideas Matter Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (February 17, 2011).

"The Politics of Climate Change," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (October 28, 2011).

Invited participant, "The Commons Law Project," Bennington, Vermont (October 27-30, 2011).

"Guest Lecture, International Environmental Law, Chapman Law School, (October 25, 2011) (by video conference).

"Ethical Dilemmas in a New Ecological Age," Oregon Planning Institute, "Planning with Purpose," Eugene, Oregon (September 15, 2011).

"Local Food Production and Regulation," JELL Symposium, "The Local Revolution: How Relationship and Legal Policies are Creating Sustainable Communities Around the Country", Eugene, Oregon (September 9, 2011).

"Climate and the Law," Panel Presentation, AREDAY Summit, "Putting the Green in Green – Monetizing Carbon in the Global Economy," Aspen, Colorado (August 18-21, 2011).

"Tribes and the Federal Trust Relationship: Thoughts about Its Past, Present, and Future," Panel Presentation, Tribes as Sovereign Governments in an Unstable Political Environment, Native Leadership Forum, Temecula, CA (June 2-3, 2011).

Tour Commentary, Columbia River Gorge Speaking Tour, Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute, Stevenson, Washington (May 25-27, 2011).

Interview with Viv Benton, "The Good Life,"" Australia Radio, 3WBC, http://www.wwmn.net/2011/05/live-the-good-life-with-the-bentons/ (May 12, 2011).

Environment 2050 Interview with David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (April 26, 2011).

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation," Video-conference Keynote Address, "Climate Change Law Conference," University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California (April 1, 2011).

"Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for the New Ecological Age," Address, UC Davis Law Review Symposium: The Public Trust Doctrine, Davis, California (March 4, 2011).

"Alternative Agriculture: Urban Farming & Micro-Ranching," Panel Presentation, "Food Justice, Security, and Sustainability," Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics (February 19-21, 2011). Click here for Professor Wood's memo on microlivestock.

"Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for an Ecological Age," Keynote Address, Ideas Matter Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (February 17, 2011). View PDF

"Climate Crisis and Citizenship," Fort Nightly Club, First Congregational Church, Eugene, Oregon (February 17, 2011).

"The Politics of Climate Change," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (February 15, 2011).

"Microlivestock and the Urban Homestead: Bringing Meat and Dairy to the Neighborhood," Interview, UO Today, Eugene, Oregon (February 8, 2011).

"Green Living – Getting Children Involved," Address, Green Home Show, Eugene, Oregon (January 22, 2011).

"Local Food Sovereignty," St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon (November 3, 2010).

Panel presentation, Eugene Local and Green Community Conference, Eugene (October 30, 2010).

"Climate Change and the Role of Victory Congregations," Video-Conference Keynote Address, "Planet in Crisis: Mercy Response," Sisters of Mercy Justice Conference, Biddeford Pool, Maine (October 30, 2010). Click here to view Mercy Northeast bimonthly publication.

"The Politics of Climate Change," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (October 27, 2010).

Environmental Politics Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (October 27, 2010).

Introduction, Speaker Dr. James Hansen, co-sponsored by the ENR Center and Morse Center for Law & Politics, on Climate Ethics and Equity Theme of Inquiry, UO Law School (October 16, 2010). Click Here for Introduction.

"The Planet On Your Docket, Atmospheric Trust Workshop," University of Oregon, (October 15, 2010).

“Urban Homesteading and Microlivestock,” Panel Presentation, Cultivating Our Future: New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Symposium, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (October 1, 2010).

Opening Address and Panel Presentation, "Urban Homesteading and Microlivestock," Cultivating Our Future: New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Symposium,University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (October 1, 2010).

"The Public Trust in Oceans: A Potential Judicial Role," Ocean Impacts of Climate Change: Science, People and Policy, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Symposium cosponsored by PISCO: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans and the UO School of Law (September 10, 2010).

Interview with Jose Espinosa for “USA Green Stories,” Voice of America (documentary) (June 10, 2010).

"Climate Crisis and Citizenship," Eugene Rotary Club, Eugene, Oregon (June 8, 2010).

"Urban Homesteading for Kids," 4J School, Eugene, Oregon (June 8, 2010). Click here for Citizens not ConsumersClick here for Urban Homesteading Menu.

Interview with John Concillo for “William O. Douglas: Liberty and Wilderness,” Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission (documentary forthcoming 2011) (June 2, 2010).

Official testimony on microlivestock ordinance before the Eugene City Council, Eugene, Oregon (May 24, 2010).

"The Politics of Climate Change," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (April 30, 2010).

How the International Law of Badminton Saved Endangered Species Habitat," Address, "Crisis and Collaboration: Environmental Decision Making in a Rapidly Changing Landscape" A Series of Fireside Conversations, Eugene, Oregon (April 21, 2010).

Moderator, "Climate Change: What Are Our Representatives Doing?" Climate Crisis Working Group Public Forum, Eugene, Oregon (April 7, 2010).

"Climate Change and Food Security," Address, Lane County Food Policy Council, Eugene, Oregon (April 6, 2010).

Panelist, "Intergenerational Equality: Saving the Planet for Future Generations," Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Symposium, Eugene, Oregon (March 11, 2010).

"Actions by Individuals, Businesses, NGO's, and Governmental Bodies," Panel Presentation, "Globalization, Economic Justice, and Climate Change," 2010 Trina Grillo Retreat, Eugene, Oregon (March 7, 2010).

"The Public Trust: 1,500 Years Old and Still Kicking," Panel Presentation, "Recover Renew Reimagine," 28th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon (February 26, 2010).

"Climate Change and Food Security," Panel Presentation, City of Eugene Food Security Town Hall, Eugene, Oregon (February 17, 2010).

"Raising Citizens Not Consumers," Good Earth Home Show, Eugene, Oregon (January 23, 2010). Click here for the Citizens Not Consumers handout.

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Climate Ethics and Law Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 23, 2009).

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation: A Strategy to Fight Climate Change," Video-Conference Keynote Address, ART Climate Workshop, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (November 23, 2009).

"People-powered Politics," Keynote Address, Powershift West Rally, Eugene, Oregon (November 8, 2009).

"Agribusiness and Local Farming: The Effects of Food on Climate Change," Panelist, Powershift West Summit, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 7, 2009).

"Political Action, Youth Empowerment," Panelist, Powershift West Summit, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 7, 2009).

"Victory Speakers," Journalism Class, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (November 3, 2009).

"350 Day! Artists for Climate Action," Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon (October 24, 2009). See story by Johnny Kilroy on the Tenthmil Blog, Three Fifty! (Jan. 2, 2010),

"Climate Policy: What if Politics Fail Us?,"Dialogue with James McCarthy and Dale Jamieson, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (October 22, 2009).

"Nature's Trust as a Paradigm Shift in Environmental and Natural Resources Law," Video-conference Address, Georgetown Environmental Workshop (October 8, 2009).

Dialogue Participant, "Community Conversation on the Ethics of Climate Change, Community Philosophy Institutes, University of Oregon Philosophy Department, Eugene, Oregon (October 3, 2009).

"Climate Crisis and Citizenship," Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club, Eugene, Oregon (September 17, 2009).

Panel Moderator, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Symposium, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (September 11, 2009).

"Nature's Trust and Planetary Patriotism," Address, Grade School History Club, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (June 3, 2009).

“The Environment as a Public Trust: Climate Change & Planetary Solutions for Survival,” interview with Sue Supriano, http://www.suesupriano.com/article.php?&id=157 (July 13, 2009); distributed on WINGS (Women’s International News Gathering Service), http://www.wings.org/ (July 26, 2009).

"Victory Congregations: Voicing the Sacred Trust Covenant in Climate Defense," Address, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Eugene, Oregon (May 19, 2009).

"The Politics of Climate Change," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (May 4, 2009).

"Victory Congregations: Voicing the Sacred Trust Covenant in Climate Defense," Earth Sunday Address, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon (May 3, 2009).Download the Speech

"Environmental Benefits of Local Food Production," Address, Church Women United, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon (April 3, 2009).

"A Trust Paradigm for a New Presidency," Presentation, Beyond the Discrimination Frame: Effective Strategies for Redress in the 21st Century Symposium, Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, California (March 13, 2009).

Opening Remarks and Introductions, Climate Crisis Working Group, Harris Hall, Eugene, Oregon (March 11, 2009); Forum aired on Community Television of Lane County, Cable Channel 29 (April 15 & 22, 2009).

“The Politics of Climate Change,” interview with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM, http://kboo.fm/node/12479 (March 2, 2009).

"Perfection v. Survival: A Lawyer's Role in the Age of Global Warming," Address, Environmental and Land Use Section of the Lane County Bar Association (February 25, 2009).

"The Climate Victory Speakers," Address, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon (February 19, 2009).

"A Political Paradigm for the New Administration," Address, Environmental Politics, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (February 17, 2009).

Bridging Law and Science in the Face of Climate Emergency," Address, "Sustainable Solutions," A Series of Fireside Conversations on Global Warming, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (February 12, 2009).For more information, please visit Meeting Nature's Mandate 

“The Trust Approach to Environmental Decision Making,” Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon (February 27, 2009).

"Environmental Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution," Lecture to Alternative Dispute Resolution Masters Program Students, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (January 26, 2009) | Download Powerpoint Presentation.

"Carbon-Cutting for Your Future," Address, Edgewood Community School, Eugene, Oregon (December 11, 2008).

"Act Locally, Think Globally: How Nature's Trust Can Seed Relocalization and Pollinate Planetary Patriotism," Address, Post Carbon Eugene, Eugene, OR (December 10, 2008).

"Tribal History and U.S. History," Address, Grade School History Club, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (December 2, 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Obligation," Address, Environmental Planners and Policymakers, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (November 21, 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 19, 2007).

Public Trust Workshop, Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Westwind Camp, OR (October 11, 2008).

"The Atmosphere and the Public Trust: Atmospheric Trust Litigation," Keynote Address, Reunion Weekend, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (October 10, 2008).

"Federal Indian Law and Policy," Seminar for US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC (August 26, 2008).

"Idaho's Atmospheric Trust Obligation," Public Keynote Address, Sponsored by the Green LEEDers, Boise, ID (August 21, 2008).

Interview with Gavin Dahl, Boise Community Radio, 89.9FM, "No Time For Passive Lawmakers" (August 21, 2008).

Briefing to Idaho State Legislators and Community Leaders, Boise, ID (August 21, 2008).

"The Planet on Your Docket," Keynote Address, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Flathead Lake, MT (August 7, 2008).

"The Atmosphere and the Public Trust," Address to US Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisors Meeting, v-conference to Monterey, CA (June 24, 2008).

"Taking Back Tomorrow: Why Children Should Stand Up Against Global Warming," Address, Eugene Middle Schools, filmed by Art for the Sky, http://www.inconcertwithnature.com/, Eugene, OR (June 6, 2008).

"United States v. Oregon: A Forty Year Retrospective," Keynote Address, Portland, OR (May 28-29, 2008).

"Saved by the Salmon," Sammy Awards, Vancouver, WA (May 15, 2008).To read Rebecca Biddle Wood Hardesty and Mary Christina Wood's biographies, Click Here.

"Nature's Trust: A Global Paradigm for Managing Natural Resources," Address, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR (May 5, 2008).

"Tribes as Trustees: The Emerging Role in the Global Conservation Trust Movement," Panel Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 8, 2008).

"Using the Energy of the Law to Change the Energy of the World," Panel Presentation, US-UK Video-linked Panel, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 7, 2008).

"Building a Better Atmosphere: Legislative & Agency Responses to Global Warming," Panel Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 7, 2008).

"Culvert Case: Implications for the Future," Panel Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 7, 2008).

"Public Trust: Tapping the Potential of the Common Law Trust," Panel Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 6, 2008).Public Trust Panel Press Release

"Aspiring Towards Global Peace Through Nature's Trust Principles," Lane Peace Center's Peace and Democracy Conference, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR (February 29, 2008).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal Paradigm for Protecting Land and Natural Resources for Future Generations," Keynote Address, The Triumph or Tragedy of the Commons, The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (February 28, 2008).

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, Video-conference, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (February 19, 2008); Keynote Address aired on Missoula Community Access Television, Channel 7 in Missoula and 8 in Grant Creek, (March 12 & 14, 2008).

Metcalf, Peter, "Law Professor Says Government Obligated to Curb Climate Change," New West.Net: The Voice of the Rocky Mountains (February 20, 2008).

"Victory Speakers for Climate Crisis: Voicing Government's Obligation," Keynote Address, Eugene City Public Library, Eugene, OR (February 17, 2008). To read an abstract of this speech, click here.

"Advancing Climate Solutions in Business, Law, Design, and Public Health: How You Can Do Activism in Your Career," Panel Presentation, Cascade Power Shift, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (February 9, 2008).

"C.E.S. Wood Documentary Premiere-Remarks," Address, Premiere of the PBS documentary, "C.E.S. Wood" (February 7, 2008).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Economic, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Keynote Address, American Fisheries Society, Idaho chapter, annual meeting (February 5, 2008).

"Remarks at the Unveiling of the Portrait of Chief Joseph," Address, Unveiling of Chief Joseph, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (February 1, 2008).

Global Warming Focus Group, McCall, Idaho (January 3, 2008).McCall Climate Focus Group Outline

"The Draft No One is Telling You About: Global Warming and Your Future," Address to McCall-Don

Nelly High School and Elementary School Environmental Sciences Classes, McCall, Idaho (December 2007).Global Warming and Your Future Powerpoint Presentation (also as PDF)Dear People of McCall: A Letter From a Middle School Student

Team Up to Tackle Climate Change, Motivational Speech, Step It Up 2007 Global Warming Rally, Eugene, Oregon (November 3, 2007), available at Step It Up 2007.

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 19, 2007).

"EPA's Protection of Tribal Harvests: Braiding the Agency's Mission," Keynote Address, Native Environmental Sovereignty Project: Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture Series, Many Nations Longhouse, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (September 21, 2007).

"Courts as Guardians of the Global Trust," Keynote Address, "Earth on Fire," A Series of Fireside Conversations on Global Warming, Many Nations Long House, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (August 29, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Economic, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Keynote Address, Southwest Renewable Energy Conference, Boulder, CO (August 1, 2007).

"Nature's Trust and An Ecological Future," Keynote Address, Central Oregon LandWatch, Bend, OR (June 16, 2007).

"Fiddling While Earth Burns?: Your Government's Role in Global Warming," Teach-In with Peter Walker, Climate Change Course, Environmental Studies Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (June 7, 2007).

"Government and Climate Crisis: Discretion or Obligation?," Keynote Address, Eugene City Club, Eugene, OR (May 4, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Keynote Address sponsored by Clark College, Friends of Clark County and Sierra Club, Vancouver, WA (April 21, 2007).

"Business As Usual or Leading a New World? — Your Role in Global Warming," University Earth Day Address, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (April 18, 2007).

Global Warming Forum re Mass v. EPA, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (April 9, 2007). Professor Wood's trust framework is featured in this article.

“The ESA, Salmon and the Federal Columbia River Power System: Can they Co-Exist?” Panel Presentation, Remembering Celilo: Indian Fishing and the Columbia River, Portland, OR (March 8-9, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Keynote Address, 25th Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (March 2, 2007).

"The Public Trust Doctrine & Climate Change," Pacific Waterkeepers Regional Meeting, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (March 1, 2007).

Presentation by Prof. Mary Wood Legislative Briefing to Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee on Global Warming, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (February 16, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," Address, Frank Church Conference, Boise, Idaho (Jan. 22, 2007).

"Nature's Trust and An Ecological Future," public address for McCall Arts and Humanities Council (dedicated to Nell Tobias), McCall, Idaho (Jan. 10, 2007).

"The Draft No One is Telling You About: Global Warming and Your Future," Address to McCall-Donnelly High School Environmental Sciences Classes, McCall, Idaho (Jan. 4 & 5, 2007).

"Nature's Trust: Reclaiming Environmental Discourse," Keynote Address, Oregon Bioneers Conference, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (Oct. 20, 2006).

"EPA's Protection of Tribal Harvests: Braiding the Agency's Mission," Keynote Address at EPA Region 10-Tribal Leaders Summit, Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon (Aug. 22, 2006).

"Origins and Development of the Trust Responsibility: Paternalism or Protection?" Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Apr. 10, 2003).

Media Coverage

Darlene Ricker, Lawyers are Unleashing a Flurry of Lawsuits to Step up the Fight Against Climate Change, ABA Journal (cover story) (Nov. 1, 2019)

Darlene Ricker, Oregon Law Professor Plants seeds of Change in Climate Change Law, ABA Journal (Nov. 1, 2019) PDF

Harold Brandt, Juliana Versus United States - Young US citizens Sue Their Government: A Documentary, SWR2 (a regional station of the German Public Radio Network ARD (October 14, 2019)

Nyla L. Jebousek,Teaching Indian Law, Oregon State Bar Bulletin (Oct. 2019).

Zoe Sayler, How 21 Meddling Kids Could Force a Climate Turnaround, Grist (July 22, 2019).

Lawyers Optimistic That Climate Change Suit Will Go to Trial, TheDailyWorld.com (June 5, 2019).

Consumer News: Youth’s Climate Change Concerns Raise the Stakes in a Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration, RobinsPost.com (June 5, 2019).

Maxine Bernstein, Federal Appeals Court Hears ‘Climate Change Kids’ Case, The Oregonian (June 4, 2019).

John D. Sutter, Feds are Still Trying to Stop the ‘Climate Kids’ Lawsuit, CNN (June 4, 2019).

Julia Rosen, Lawyers are Optimistic that the Youth’s Climate Change Lawsuit Will Go to Trial, LA Times (June 4, 2019),

John Schwartz, Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government, The New York Times (June , 2019),

Jennifer Hijazi, ‘All Eyes of the World are on Juliana,’ E&E News, Climatewire (May 31, 2019)

Elizabeth Weise, Climate Change the New Vietnam War? Generation Z Poised to Change US Politics with Activism, USA Today (May 6, 2019)

Kaitlin Sullivan, Human Rights Claims Show Promise in Climate Cases, Report Says, Climate Liability News (April 30, 2019)

Amanda Paulson, Can a Lake Have Rights? Toledo Voted Yes, The Christian Science Monitor (March 21, 2019)

James Day, Climate Activists Urges Action at Townhall, Gazette-Times (March 8, 2019)

Mary Democker, Interview with Mary Wood, Before It’s Too Late, The Sun (February 2019)

Sam Porter, Climate Litigation, Caring for Children go Hand-in-Hand, The Register-Guard (December 22, 2018)

Silver Donald Cameron, The Children’s Crusade, (December 17, 2018)

Benjamin Hulac, Up to the Courts: The 50-State Climate Change Strategy, Climate Wire (November 20, 2018)

Andy Balaskovitz, Q&A: Legal Expert on Line 5, Treaty Rights and the Public Trust Doctrine, Energy News Network, (November 20, 2018)

John Sutter, Feds are Trying to Silence the Kids Suing the Trump Administration over Global Warming, CNN (October 30, 2018).

Dana Drugmand, Courts Will Play Key Role in Addressing Climate Crisis, Experts Say, Climate Liability News, (September 27, 2018).

Erin O’Carroll, Climate Kids Seek Action – and Await Their Day in Court, The Christian Science Monitor (October 26, 2018).

Benjamin Hulac, Goodbye Washington, Trial Records Paint Chilling Picture, Climate Wire (October 26, 2018).

Emily Halnon, Ducks Help Build the Foundation for a Landmark Climate Lawsuit, University of Oregon Campus News, (October 26, 2018).

Garett Epps, The Government is Trying to Silence 21 Kids Hurt by Climate Change, The Atlantic (October 24, 2018).

John Schwartz, Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer., New York Times (October 23, 2018). (also posted on The Register-Guard)

Mary Wood and Michael C. Blumm, These Kids and Young Adults Want Their Day in Court on Climate Change, The Conversation (October 23, 2018).

Mary Wood, Why a Group of Kids is Suing the Federal Government Over Climate Change, The Inertia (October 23, 2018).

KBOO Radio Interview with Mary Wood on Juliana v Gov. (October 22, 2018).

James Conca, The US Supreme Court Slows Children’s Climate Lawsuit For Now, Forbes (October 22, 2018).

Laura Parker, Biggest Case on the Planet Pits Kids v. Climate Change, National Geographic (October 19, 2018).

William Belfiore, The Court of Climate Change, Harvard Political Review (October 17, 2018).

Oregon Law,  Reclaiming Climate Balance Through Sky Cleanup, Professor Mary Wood's Atmospheric Recovery Plan Takes Root (September, 2018).

James Conca, Children Change The Climate In The US Supreme Court – 1st Climate Lawsuit Goes Forward, Forbes (August 3, 2018).

JP Agcaoili, Landmark Human Rights Hearings Against Fossil Fuel Companies Begin in the Philippines, Greenpeace Southeast Asia – Philippines (March 27, 2018).

Jack Luellen, Climate Change Litigation is Coming – Is Your Co. Ready?, 360 Law (March 26, 2018).

Interview with David Sucherman, Bloomberg Newsroom (March 8, 2018). Audio File

Natasha Geiling, Young People Suing The Trump Administration Over Climate Change Won’t Stop Until They Get A Trial, Think Progress (February 5, 2018).

Donna Schaper, Our Children’s Trust Lawsuit Gives Me Hope For A Greener Future, National Catholic Reporter (February 3, 2018).

Exclusive 350 Eugene Interview with Professor Mary Christina Wood, 350 Eugene (January 19, 2018).

Rick Reibstein, Can Our Children Trust Us with Their Future? Juliana is a Reminder that the Governments Purpose is to be a Guardian for Future Generations, ABA (January 16, 2018)

Teresa Grotan , Trump Versus Verdens Barn (Trump Versus the Children of the World), MorgenBladet (January 10, 2018).

Steve Owen & Audrey Konscol, The Trial of the Century: Kids, Climate, and Law’s Role in Allocating Responsibility for Harm, 22 North Carolina State Bar Journal 18 (2017).

Interview, Knowledge@Wharton, Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 13, 2017).

 Herald Brandt, Smoke and Fumes, SWR2 (December 9, 2017).

Abby Smith, Kids’ Lawsuit over Climate Change Faces Big Test in Federal Court, Bloomberg (December 8, 2017).

Richard Schiffman, Kids Suing Nations over Climate Change Wildfire Links are Right, New Scientist (October 2, 2017).

David S. Rubinton, Save Yourselves, Kids: The Atmospheric Trust Litigation, 32 Natural Resources & Environment 11 (2017).

Rick Reinstein, Can Our Children Trust Us with Their Future? Juliana Is a Reminder That the Government’s Purpose Is to Be a Guardian for Future Generations, American Bar Association.

Ciara O’Rourke, Meet the Oregon Attorney Suing President Trump over Climate Change, Portland Monthly (August 14, 2017).

Ellen M. Gilmer and Mike Lee, Landmark Marcellus Shale Ruling Favors Enviros in Clash with State, EnergyWire (June 21, 2017).

Jonathon P. Scoli, The Back Page Atmospheric Trust Litigation: The Kids Can’t Wait, 31 American Bar Association (2017).

Mary Christina Wood and Ranch Shaw, How the Public Trust Principle Can Defend Human Rights Against Fracking, Alternet (June 1, 2017).

Carla Wise, On Climate Change: “Do Something, Do Anything, Just Don’t Do Nothing,” High Country News (May 23, 2017).

Ted Hamilton, Do Climate Activists Have a Legal Justification for Civil Disobedience?, Counter Punch (May 5, 2017).

John Light, Kids Suing Trump Hope the Courts Step Up on Climate Change, Moyers & Company (May 3, 2017).

John Blackstone, “Bring it on”: Students Sue Trump Administration over Climate Change, CBS News (Apr. 21, 2017).

Riccardo Staglianò, L'avvocata dell'Oregon che Vuole Salvare la Terra, Il Venerdì (Apr. 14, 2017).

Jonathon P. School, Atmospheric Trust Litigation: “The Kids Can’t Wait,” 31 Natural Resources & Environment 64 (Spring 2017).

Interview with Jefferson Public Radio (Apr. 11, 2017).

Geoffrey Riley & John Baxter, Making The Law Work For The Environment, Jefferson Public Radio (Apr. 10, 2017).

Laura Parker, ‘Biggest Case On The Planet’ Pits Kids vs. Climate Change, National Geographic (Mar. 17, 2017).

Helen Caswell, Trump Tries To Tromp Youth By Undermining Landmark Climate Lawsuit, Salem Weekly News (Mar. 16, 2017).

Chelsea Harvey, This Climate Lawsuit Could Change Everything. No Wonder The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want It Going To Trial, The Washington Post (Mar. 9, 2017).

Interview with Ecotopia KZFR 90.1, Chico, CA (March 7, 2017).

Interview with Silver Don Cameron, The Green Interview (March 6, 2017).

Interview with Andrew R. Calderon, WhoWhatWhy (February 23, 2017).

Law professor’s work key in kids’ climate change suits, Dameon Peasant, The Columbian (Jan. 10, 2017).

Morning Reads: GOP Goes After Ethics Watchdog; Trump Will Face Climate Lawsuits, Moyers & Company (Jan. 3, 2017).

Michelle Nijhuis, The Teenagers Are Suing Over Climate Change, The New Yorker (December 6, 2016)

Allison Frost, Dave Blanchard, and Henry Leasia, Climate Change Lawsuit, OPB’s Think Out Loud (Dec. 5, 2016).

Chelsea Harvey, Trump Could Face the “Biggest Trial of the Century” - Over Climate Change, The Washington Post (December 1, 2016).

Chelsea Harvey, Trump Could Face the “Biggest Trial of the Century” - Over Climate Change, Independent (December 1, 2016).

Geoffrey Riley & Emily Cureton, Children’s Climate Case Moves Ahead in Court, Jefferson Public Radio (November 28, 2016).

Phuong Le, Young Activists in Washington Seek Tougher Action on Climate Change, Register Guard (November 23, 2016).

Ellen Berkovitch, Children’s Lawsuit Could Stand Between Executive Branch and Climate Destruction, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio (November 22, 2016).

Claire Woodcock, “The Biggest Case on the Planet,” Boulder Weekly (November 17, 2016).

Rick Reibstein, The Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana decision: A Ray of Light, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (November 14, 2016).

Hillary Corrigan, Under Trump, Environmental Fight on Horizon, The Bulletin (November 12, 2016).

John Link, The Lawsuit that Could Save the Planet, Moyers & Company (November 11, 2016).

Joan Staples, Democracy, Environmental Justice, and a Clash of World Views, 31 Australian Environment Review (Oct. 2016).

Andrea Rodgers, Atmospheric Trust Litigation in Washington State: Advocating for a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate for the Young and Future Generations, Australian Environment Review (Oct. 2016).

Interview with Community Radio, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio, Santa Fe, NM (October 27, 2016).

Mike Lee and Hannah Northey, Broken Chains and “Necessity” - Activists Plot Climate Defense, EnergyWire (October 17, 2016).

Samyra Idllalène, Exploring Common Roots of Environmental Law, Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon (October 12, 2016).

Dierdre Fulton, It’s Time We Were Heard: Another Day in Court for Climate Kids, Common Dreams (Sept. 13, 2016).

John Light, Kids Suing Government Over Climate Change May Get a Trial, Bill Moyers & Company (September 13, 2016).

Free Speech Radio News (FSRN.Org), Youth Propose Bill to Align Climate Policies with Constitutional Rights (September 15, 2016).

Mary Taws, Atmospheric Trust Litigation: A Potential Tool in the Search for Climate Justice in the United States (July 20, 2016).

Flying less Interview with Mary Wood, Reducing Academia’s Carbon Footprint, “A Legal Paradigm Shift: Protecting Nature by Entrusting It” (July 12, 2016) by usfoodpolicy

Appeal from Children for More Climate Protection, Wissen and Leben Newsletter, (July 7, 2016).

John De Graaf, A Legacy of Fighting for Justice, Earth Island Journal (May 30, 2016)

Christopher Solomon, “The Newest Legal Tool to Fight Climate Change Is as Old as Ancient Rome,” Outsideonline (May 27, 2016).

John de Graaf, A Family for the Generations (May 25, 2016).

Madeleine Carey, The Future of Climate Change is Bring Fought at a Court in Oregon, Outsideonline (April 15, 2016).

Interview with KBOO radio, Portland, Oregon (April 8, 2016).

Cally Carswell, “In Washington, the ‘Necessity Defense’ on Trial Alongside Activists,” High Country News (February 2, 2016).

Stephen Quirke, Delta 5 Defendants Acquitted of Major Charges, Earth Island Journal (January 28, 2016).

Julia Carrie Wong, A Crime Justified by Climate Change? Activists Caught in Legal Showdown, The Guardian (January 14, 2016).

Lauren McCauley, “Claim the Sky” The News (December 24, 2015).

Robert Costanza, Lorenzo Fioramonti and Ida Kubiszewski, “Why Vulnerable Countries Must Take Ownership of their Skies,” The Guardian (December 22, 2015).

Mary Wood’s interview with Geoffrey Riley on the Jefferson Public Exchange, The Legal Basis for Climate Change Lawsuits (September 24, 2015)

James Conca, “Future Lives Matter - Seattle Judge Rules For Children On Climate Change,” Forbes (November 24, 2015).

John Light, “21 Kids and a Climate Scientist Are Suing to Force Obama to Fight Climate Change,” Moyer & Company (November 24, 2015).

Ginny Wolff, Interview on Speak Up Speak Out Radio (November 18, 2015).

Stephyn Quirke, “Keeping Nestle at Bay,” Street Roots News (November 12, 2015).

Tim Johnson, “Nature’s Trust, Kids Sue the State to Fight Climate Change,” Cascadia Weekly (November 4, 2015).

Occupy Radio: Nature's Trust with Author Mary Wood:  David Bollier's Blog: Mary Wood's Crusade to Reinvigorate the Public Trust Doctrine Huff Post: Nature's Trust Parts One, Two and Three Mary Wood at Oregon State University April 30, 2015 Mary Wood– Nature's Trust A Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences presentation – Environmental law for a new ecological age: Mary Wood at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesNature's Trust on Bill Moyers:

Richard Wilkinson and Kate PickettClimate Change is Killing us. We Must Use the Law to Fight It, The Guardian  (June 24, 2015).

Joshua Zaffos, Should States be Responsible for Protecting the Atmosphere?, High Country News (May 19, 2015).

Claudia Dreifus, The Climate Avengers, More Magazine 89 (May 2015).

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust (Part III), Huffington Post (April 22, 2015). 

PBS NewsHour, These Teens are Suing Oregon To Force Action on Climate Change (April 18, 2015). 

Interview with Russ Donnelly, "Natures Trust,"  Radio-KPOV, Bend, Oregon (April 16, 2015).

Interview with Mark Hay, "A Dutch Group Is Suing Its Government Over Climate Change; Could We Do the Same in America?" Vice Magazine (April 16, 2015).

Phone Interview with Erica Knox and Jackie Flynn Mogensen, "Nature's Trust," Fossil Free Stanford (April 16, 2015).

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust (Part II), Huffington Post (April 13, 2015).  

Jenny Gordon, Guest Opinion:  Keep the Faith:  Together We Can Save Our Planet, The Register-Guard (April 13, 2015).

Tom Zeller, Jr., Why Teenagers are Suing States over Climate Change, Forbes (April 8, 2015). http://www.forbes.com/sites/to mzeller/2015/04/08/why-teenage rs-are-suing-states-over-clima te-change/

Peter Neill, Nature’s Trust:  Part I, Huffington Post (April 7, 2015).  

Peter Neill, WORLD OCEAN RADIO: Nature's Trust, Part 1 (April 6, 2015).

Glen Love, Guest Opinion, Ignoring Climate Change Not Very “Conservative,” The Register-Guard (March 16, 2013).

Cole Mellino, Teens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, BuzzFlash (February 25, 2015). http://truth-out.org/buzzflash /commentary/teens-sue-governme nt-for-failing-to-address-clim ate-change-for-future-generati ons

Cole Mellino, Teens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, Ecowatch (February 23, 2015). http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/23 /teens-sue-government-climate- change/

Wil Burns, New Podcast on Climate Change and the Public Trust Doctrine, TeachingClimateLaw.Com (February 23, 2015). http://teachingclimatelaw.org/ new-podcast-on-climate-change- and-public-trust-doctrine/

Cole MellinTeens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations, Ecowatch.com (February 23, 2015).

Cherice Bock, Nature’s Trust: a conversation with author & law professor Mary Wood, Whole Terrain (January 26, 2015). http://wholeterrain.com/2015/0 1/natures-trust-a-conversation -with-author-law-professor-mar y-wood/

Geoff Holland interview, “Move to Amend, 350PDX” (January 9, 2015).

John J. Berger, Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to Climate Change Using Atmospheric Trust Litigation, John J. Berger Blog, (January 8, 2015)

Deirdre Fulton, Citing Next Generations, Lawsuits Demand Courts Recognize 'Mind-Blowing' Climate Impacts, Common Dreams (January 2, 2015). http://www.commondreams.org/ne ws/2015/01/02/citing-next-gene rations-lawsuits-demand-courts -recognize-mind-blowing-climat e

Bill Moyers, The Ingenious Project to Save Our Climate Using an Ancient Legal Theory, Bill Moyers. com (January 2, 2015). http://www.alternet.org/enviro nment/bill-moyers-ingenious-pr oject-save-our-climate-using-a ncient-legal-theory

Geoffrey Holland, Move to Amend/Alliance for Democracy, Blog:

Featured Guest, The Children’s Climate Crusade, Bill Moyers and Company Program (January 1, 2015). Bill Moyer's Program

Interview with Bill Paul, Earth Preservers (Dec.12, 2014).

James Conca, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation, Can We Sue Ourselves Over Climate Change,” Forbes Magazine (November 23, 2014).

Alec Johnson, “Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear,” Huffington Post (November 11, 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). Excerpt of Nature's Trust

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).

Jessica Debbas, "Court Hears Environmental Reform Case," KEZI News, Eugene, Oregon (January 16, 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).

Mary Wood and Michael Blumm Op Ed, Register Guard (January 14, 2014).  For more information

Fen Montaigne, "A Legal Call to Arms to Remedy Environmental and Climate Ills," Yale Environmental 360 (January 2, 2014).

Jeremy Brecher, "Climate Protection: The New Insurgency." This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TruthOut (December 28, 2013).

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).

Ben Jarvey, Another Judge Agrees: Atmosphere Should be Protected As a Public Trust [Updated], Desmog (Mar. 27, 2013).

David Morris, “Texas Judge Rules the Sky Belongs to All of Us,” Huffington Post (July 26, 2012). 

Jervey, Ben, “Young Americans Sue Government to Stop Global Warming, Polluter Interests Granted Intervention to Defend,”desmogblog.comhttp://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,” http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” http://my.firedoglake.com/davidswanson/2012/04/10/as-we-ruin-our-kids-planet-they-take-us-to-court/(April 10, 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)."

Professor Mary Wood noted in Register-Guard opinion piece on 'Sharing the Road'

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 Im 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).

http://www.wildsalmon.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:high-country-news-may-4th-2009-ken-olsen-piece-salmon-salvation-

"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).

"Planetary Patriotism: Professor Mary Wood Formulates Public Trust Doctrine Litigation Strategy to Stem Global Warming," Oregon Lawyer (Fall 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 at

Climate Crisis Resources

The fact we must face is that Nature has delivered a mandate more fundamental than any environmental law or regulation. As the Earth nears irrevocable climate thresholds, Humanity must urgently reduce carbon pollution. Climate Crisis Resources is essential to our survival as a species. Somehow fate has delivered all of us into this pivotal moment on Earth. We did not live 100 years ago, when it was too early to even imagine the collapse upon us, and we will not be here 100 years from now when it will be too late to save what we still can. We can only claim our moment. As individuals we can choose one of two paths. We can either put our heads in the sand and pretend nothing is happening, or we can each find our own role in this crisis. Unfortunately, the sheer scope and horror of global warming causes most people to choose the former path, living life day to day as if nothing is looming in their future. The purpose of this website is to bring climate crisis to a conceptual level that ordinary citizens, lawyers, and government officials can act on. It is often said that throughout history “ordinary people have considered it their responsibility to do something extraordinary.” This time we live in calls us all to do something extraordinary–mobilize a country to save a planet.

Citizens: Becoming a Victory Speaker for Climate Defense

During times of crisis, heroes emerge. During World War II, Victory Speakers, as they were known, rallied public support for war-time efforts. Click here to learn how you can join a new age of Victory Speakers and bring change to your community one voice at a time.

For Lawyers: The Atmospheric Trust Doctrine

Governments hold natural resources in trusts for their citizens. We can use the court system to hold governments accountable for damaging irreplaceable trust assets such as the atmosphere that we all depend on for survival. Click here to explore this new approach to climate change litigation.

Government Officials: Trustees of our Natural Resources

Governments exist by a mandate from the people to protect them from collective threats. In our time there is no greater threat than global climate change, and our government must face it head on. Now is the time to make history. Click here to find out how agencies, as trustees of the people’s natural resource assets, can use their authorities to protect Nature’s assets.

Public Trust & Climate Legal Scholars

ATL Media Coverage

NPR’s Reality Report

Interview with Jason Bradford  | Listen Online

The Climate Crisis Q & A Segments

The Nature of the Problem  | Listen Online
Understanding global warming, the tipping point, and nature’s mandate.

The Required Response  | Listen Online
How we can each act and collectively require the government to act.

Our Government’s Role  | Listen Online
Our government has a legal duty to act to protect our natural trust.

Climate Crisis Resources for Citizens

There presently exists a deep gulf between what we should be doing and what we are doing. We must remember that in a system of democracy, citizens do hold the levers of government. Government will act if citizens demand it. But our leaders will not act if citizens do not demand them to. Abraham Lincoln once said, "Public sentiment is everything. With [it], nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed." The heart of the problem is this: Americans seem to have lost their understanding that government is obligated to protect their natural resources. And when the public loses its sense of government responsibility… government officials quickly lose their sense of responsibility towards the public.

Speeches

"Local Food Production and Regulation," JELL Symposium, "The Local Revolution: How Relationship and Legal Policies are Creating Sustainable Communities Around the Country", Eugene, Oregon (September 9, 2011).

"Climate Crisis and Citizenship," Eugene Rotary Club, Eugene, Oregon (June 8, 2010).

"Urban Homesteading for Kids," 4J School, Eugene, Oregon (June 8, 2010). Click here for Citizens not ConsumersClick here for Urban Homesteading Menu.

"People-powered Politics," Keynote Address, Powershift West Rally, Eugene, Oregon (November 8, 2009).

"350 Day! Artists for Climate Action," Hult Center, Eugene, Oregon (October 24, 2009).

"The Environment as a Public Trust: Climate Change & Planetary Solutions for Survival," interview with Sue Supriano,http://www.suesupriano.com/article.php?&id=157 (July 13, 2009).

"The Climate Victory Speakers," Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club, Eugene, Oregon (upcoming September 17, 2009).

"Nature's Trust and Planetary Patriotism," Address, Grade School History Club, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (June 3, 2009).

"Victory Congregations: Voicing the Sacred Trust Covenant in Climate Defense,"Address, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Eugene, Oregon (May 19, 2009). Download the Speech

"Victory Congregations: Voicing the Sacred Trust Covenant in Climate Defense," Earth Sunday Address, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon (May 3, 2009). Download the Speech

The Climate Victory Speakers," Address, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon (February 19, 2009).

"Bridging Law and Science in the Face of Climate Emergency," Address, "Sustainable Solutions," A Series of Fireside Conversations on Global Warming, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (February 12, 2009). For more information, please visit Meeting Nature's Mandate.

"Carbon-Cutting for Your Future," Address, Edgewood Community School, Eugene, Oregon (December 11, 2008).

"Act Locally, Think Globally: How Nature's Trust Can Seed Relocalization and Pollinate Planetary Patriotism,"Address, Post Carbon Eugene, Eugene, OR (December 10, 2008).

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, Video-conference, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (February 19, 2008).

Click here for more speeches. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Publications

"'You Can't Negotiate With a Beetle': Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Natural Resources Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Spring 2010).

"The Dawn of Planetary Patriotism: A Citizens' Call to Climate Defense," co-authored with Heather A. Brinton

(forthcoming 2009). To read an abstract of this forthcoming book, click here.

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," 10 Environmental Law Reporter (September 2008).

"Nature's Trust: Reclaiming an Environmental Discourse," 25:2 Virginia L. J. (May 2007).

Click here for more publications. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Media Coverage

David Swanson, Judge Deliberates on Whether to Save Earth's Atmosphere (May 13, 2012)

Becker, William, “Childreen v. Dirty Business,” The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-s-becker/our-childrens-trust-lawsuit_b_1418647.html (April 11, 2012).

Plitz, Rick, “Hansen:  Climate Science and Moral Responsibility,” http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” http://my.firedoglake.com/davidswanson/2012/04/10/as-we-ruin-our-kids-planet-they-take-us-to-court/(April 10, 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).

Becker, Bill, "Accepting Responsibility for a Role in Climate Change: 'Blissfully Ignorant' or Morally Responsible?" SolveClimate  (December 13, 2009).

"The Politics of Climate Change,"interview with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM,

http://kboo.fm/node/12479 (March 2, 2009).

"Obama must act now on climate issue," Opinion Editorial with Tim Ream, The Register Guard (January 27, 2009),http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/sevendays/5875322-35/story.csp.

"Barack Obama stands at threshold of catastrophic climate change," Opinion Editorial with Tim Ream, straight.com (January 19, 2009), http://www.straight.com/article-194912/barack-obama-stands-threshold-catastrophic-climate-change; also posted at http://earthequitynews.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-at-threshold-catastrophic-climate.html (January 21, 2009); also posted at http://blog.163.com/adr_ouc/blog/static/105679286200902184843199/ (January 21, 2009).

Cooper, Matt, "County weighs cap-and-trade for emissions," The Register Guard, B2 (January 3, 2009).

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 Jason Bradford, "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.

Interview with Ed Monks, host of "To Pursue the Truth", Ch. 29 CCTV, Eugene, Oregon (Feb. 12, 2007).

Wise, Carla, "Green All the Lawyers," UTNE Reader, http://www.utne.com/2008-09-01/Environment/Green-All-the-Lawyers.aspx (August 19, 2008).

Metcalf, Peter, Law Professor Says Government Obligated to Curb Climate Change," New West.Net: The Voice of the Rocky Mountains (February 20, 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 19, 2007).

Click here for more media coverage. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Resources

Content is currently being researched, please continue to check back for ongoing updates.

"The Climate Victory Speakers," Address, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon (February 19, 2009).

Recommended Reading

Sally G. Bingham, Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment, St. Lynn's Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Chelsea Green 2008). This book is a clearly written handbook for inspiring and guiding communities into a new sustainable future with less dependency on fossil fuels. It presents strategies for local food production, transportation, and energy independence on the local level. This is a must-read for citizens of any community seeking a resilient and sustainable future. It draws from the World War II experience of local food production and energy minimalism to show that yes, we can prepare for the new world and create a better, healthier, and more satisfying way of life as a result.

LESTER R. BROWN, PLAN B 3.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION (Linda Starke ed., W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 2008).

DAVID SPRATT & PHILIP SUTTON, CLIMATE CODE RED: THE CASE FOR A SUSTAINABILITY EMERGENCY (FRIENDS OF THE EARTH 2008).

JAMES GUSTAVE SPETH, THE BRIDGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD: CAPITALISM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND CROSSING FROM CRISIS TO SUSTAINABILITY 84 (Yale University Press 2008).

Union of Concerned Scientists, "How to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change: A Target for U.S. Emissions Reductions" (September 2007).

UCS Targets: 1. Arrest growth of carbon emissions by 2010; 2. Reduce carbon emissions by 4% per year annually; 3. Achieve 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050.

Jeremy Brecher, Civil Disobedience as Law Enforcement (Aug. 14, 2013) (exploring public trust as a defense to non-violent protest to protect the atmosphere), http://law.uoregon.edu/faculty/mwood/citizens/

Websites & Newsfeeds

Earth Equity News, http://earthequitynews.blogspot.com/ (Sign up for free daily newsfeed.)

Global Warming. Global Action. Global Future.

Helios Resource Network, Lane County Oregon, www.heliosnetwork.org

Climate Crisis Resources for Lawyers

The atmospheric trust doctrine provides a means by which courts can hold governments at the national and sub-national level accountable for reducing carbon emissions. Such litigation rests on the premise that all governments hold natural resources in trust for their citizens and bear the fiduciary obligation to protect such resources for future generations. While atmospheric trust litigation bears the risk of any untested strategy, it is perhaps the only macro approach that can empower courts to effectuate the reductions in emissions within the limited time frame afforded to us before critical climate thresholds are exceeded.

Public Trust & Climate Legal Scholars – Press Contacts

Professor Denise E. Antolini, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development; Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use; Professor of Law; Affiliated Professor of Urban Planning; Chair of the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Professor Michael Blumm, Lewis and Clark Law School

Professor Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Professor Fred Cheever, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Professor Karl S. Coplan, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace Law School

Professor Tim Duane, Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professor Alyson Craig Flournoy, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental & Land Use Law Program, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Professor Eric Freyfogle, Max L. Rowe Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Patrick McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Prof. of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

Professor Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Professor William Rodgers, Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Professor Joseph L. Sax, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law

Professor Gus Speth, Vermont Law School, formerly Dean of Yale School of Forestry

Professor David Takacs, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Professor Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Professor Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law; Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Government, Georgetown Law School

Professor Burns H. Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Center for Human Rights, University of Iowa College of Law

Professor Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished University Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Professor Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, University of Oregon School of Law

Speeches

"The Planet On Your Docket, Atmospheric Trust Workshop," University of Oregon, (October 15, 2010).

"Perfection v. Survival: A Lawyer's Role in the Age of Global Warming," Address, Environmental and Land Use Section of the Lane County Bar Association (February 25, 2009).

"The Climate Victory Speakers," Address, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon (February 19, 2009).

"The Planet on Your Docket," Keynote Address, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Flathead Lake, MT (August 7, 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 19, 2007).

Click here for more speeches. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Publications

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation Around the World," chapter in Fiduciary Duty and the Atmospheric Trust (Ken Coghill, Charles Sampford, Tim Smith, eds) Ashgate Publishing (Australia) (January 2012). For purchase information: http://www.ashgate.com/default .aspx?page=637&title_id=10736& edition_id=14050&calcTitle=1&l ang=cy-GB

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation," in Climate Change Reader (W.H. Rodgers, Jr. and M. Robinson-Dorn, eds.) Carolina Academic Press (2011).

"How to Sue for Climate Change: The Public Trust Doctrine" and "Enforcing the Atmospheric Trust Fiduciary Obligation," co-authored with Susan O'Toole, Outlook: Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section Newsletter Vol. 10 No. 2 (Winter 2009)

"'You Can't Negotiate With a Beetle': Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Natural Resources Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Spring 2010).

Comments on Nature's Trust Approach submitted to Office of Management and Budget, Federal Regulatory Review, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Request for Comments, 74 Fed. Reg. 8819 (February 26, 2009).

Atmospheric Trust Litigation, chapter in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National, And Supra-National Approaches (William C.G. Burns & Hari M. Osofsky, eds.) (2009, Cambridge University Press). To read an abstract of this article, click hereFor Word document of chapter, click here.

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," 34:3 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review (May 2007).

Click here for more publications. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Briefs and Materials in Atmospheric Trust Litigation

Law Professors' Amicus Brief in Alec L. et. al. v. Lisa Jackson (federal ATL case).

Dr. James Hansen's Amicus Brief in Alec L. et. al. v. Lisa Jackson (federal ATL case), with The Case for Young People: A Path to a Healthy, Natural, Prosperous Future attached (setting forth scientific prescription of carbon emission reduction necessary to achieve 350 ppm by century'a end).

Media Coverage

David Swanson, Judge Deliberates on Whether to Save Earth's Atmosphere (May 13, 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,” http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” http://my.firedoglake.com/davidswanson/2012/04/10/as-we-ruin-our-kids-planet-they-take-us-to-court/(April 10, 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).

Thomson, Claire, "The Young and the Restless: Kids Sue Government Over Climate Change," Grist, http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-12-08-the-young-and-the-restless-kids-sue-government-over-climate-chan (December 8, 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).

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).

Wise, Carla, "Lessons From the Rapture That Wasn't for the Climate Movement? No – Just Ideas on a Way Forward,"huffingtonpost.com, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-wise/lessons-from-the-rapture-_b_869207.html (June 1, 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).

"The Reason Why," Opinion Editorial, The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/51855160-82/state-agencies-petition-utah.html.csp (May 23, 2011).

Interview with Alec Loorz, "A Teenager Sues Uncle Sam over Climate Inaction," Living on Earth, http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-00020&segmentID=5 (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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

"The Politics of Climate Change," interview with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM,http://kboo.fm/node/12479(March 2, 2009).

Wise, Carla, "Green All the Lawyers," UTNE Reader, http://www.utne.com/2008-09-01/Environment/Green-All-the-Lawyers.aspx (August 19, 2008).

Hall, Bennett, "Law Professor Wants to Use Courts to Fight Global Warming," Corvallis Gazette Times (June 1, 2008); also posted by Climate Crisis Coalition, (June 1, 2008).

Interview with Jason Bradford, "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.

Click here for more media coverage. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood's curriculum vitae.

Voicing the Fiduciary Obligation

Jim Hansen, Speech at Freedom Plaza, Sept. 27, 2010: Equal Protection of the Laws, available athttp://www.columbia.edu/%7Ejeh1/mailings/2010/20100929_FreedomPlaza.pdf

Jim Hansen, Am I an Activist for Caring About My Grandchildren's Future? I Guess I Am, The Guardian, Aug. 26, 2010,, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/aug/26/james-hansen-climate-change

Jim Hansen, Remarks Accepting Sophie Prize, Oslo, Norway, June 22, 2010, available athttp://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/2010/Sophie_20100722.pdf

Bill Becker, Road to Copenhagen: Part 6: Tragedy of the Commons v. Action by the Uncommon, Climate Progress Blog, Nov. 9, 2009, available at http://climateprogress.org/2009/11/09/road-to-copenhagen-tragedy-of-the-commons/

,ATL Resources >Carbon & Courts: Atmospheric Trust Litigation

ATL Background

Mock Trial: Asia v. Group of 8 Countries (charged with planetary malpractice resulting in inter-generational damage)

Climate Science

United Nations Environment Programme, Climate Change Science Compendium (2009), available athttp://www.unep.org/pdf/ccScienceCompendium2009/cc_ScienceCompendium2009_full_en.pdf

The University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre, The Copenhagen Diagnosis, 2009: Updating the World on the Latest Climate Science. (CCRC).

United States Global Change Research Program, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States (2009).

Dr. James Hansen, How Will Global Warming Change Where People Can Live?, 06 June 2011 Nansen Conference on Climate Change and Displacement Oslo, Norway

Trajectories and 350 prescription/Global Emergency Response

1. James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Pushker Kharecha, David Beerling, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Mark Pagani, Maureen Raymo, Dana L. Royer & James C. Zachos, Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? (2008), 2 The Open Atmospheric Sciences Journal 217 (Nov. 2008), available at http://arxiv.org/abs/0804.1126

2. A 350 ppm Emergency Mobilization Pathway, http://gdrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/a-350-ppm-emergency-pathway-v2.pdf

3. David Spratt & Philip Sutton, Climate Code Red: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency (Friends of the Earth 2008),

Allocation the Burden of Carbon Reduction

1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/conveng.pdf

2. The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework, http://www.ecoequity.org/docs/TheGDRsFramework.pdf

Legal Resources

1. Mary Wood, Atmospheric Trust Litigation in Climate Litigation (Cambridge University Press)

2. Mary Wood, Atmospheric Trust Litigation in Climate Reader (Rodgers)

3. Mary Wood, The Planet on Your Docket

4. NEDC v. Owens Corning, 434 F. Supp. 2d 957

Please click here for an extensive list of resources regarding atmospheric trust litigation. Research is ongoing, so please continue to check back for updates.

Climate Crisis Resources for Government Officials

Governments exist by a mandate from the people to protect them from collective threats. In our time there is no greater threat than global climate change, and our government must face it head on. The choice for government officials is now disaster prevention or disaster relief. This is a chance for officials and politicians to become true leaders, to explain clearly the nature of the threat, and to connect in Americans’ minds the need for short-term investment and regulation in order to avoid long-term calamity. (True leaders know how to do that. All other leaders must quickly learn how.)

Speeches

"Perfection v. Survival: A Lawyer's Role in the Age of Global Warming," Address, Environmental and Land Use Section of the Lane County Bar Association (February 25, 2009).

"The Climate Victory Speakers," Address, League of Women Voters, Eugene, Oregon (February 19, 2009).

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, Video-conference, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (February 19, 2008); Keynote Address aired on Missoula Community Access Television, Channel 7 in Missoula and 8 in Grant Creek, (March 12 & 14, 2008).

"Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," Keynote Address, J.E.L.L. Climate Change Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (October 19, 2007).

Click here for more speeches. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood’s curriculum vitae.

Publications

"Atmospheric Trust Litigation Around the World," chapter in Fiduciary Duty and the Atmospheric Trust (Ken Coghill, Charles Sampford, Tim Smith, eds) Ashgate Publishing (Australia) (January 2012).

Proposed Draft Executive Order on Climate Change (September 2009).

"'You Can't Negotiate With a Beetle': Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age," Natural Resources Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Spring 2010).

Comments on Nature's Trust Approach submitted to Office of Management and Budget, Federal Regulatory Review, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Request for Comments, 74 Fed. Reg. 8819 (February 26, 2009).

Atmospheric Trust Litigation, chapter in Adjudicating Climate Change: Sub-National, National, And Supra-National Approaches (William C.G. Burns & Hari M. Osofsky, eds.) (2009, Cambridge University Press). To read an abstract of this article, click hereFor Word document of chapter, click here.

"Advancing the Sovereign Trust of Government to Safeguard the Environment for Present and Future Generations,"Climate Legacy Initiative Project, (white paper) (May 2008).

To read an executive summary of this article, click here.

"Law and Climate Change: Government's Atmospheric Trust Responsibility," 10 Environmental Law Reporter (September 2008).

The Presidential Climate Action Project, Chapter 9, "Natural Resources Stewardship" (contributing author)http://www.climateactionproject.com (September 2007); "Nature's Trust: A Paradigm for Natural Resources Stewardship" (white paper) (December 2007).

"Nature's Trust: A Legal, Political and Moral Frame for Global Warming," 34:3 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review (May 2007).

Click here for more publications. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood’s curriculum vitae.

Media Coverage

David Swanson, Judge Deliberates on Whether to Save Earth's Atmosphere (May 13, 2012)

Plitz, Rick, “Hansen:  Climate Science and Moral Responsibility,” http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” http://my.firedoglake.com/davidswanson/2012/04/10/as-we-ruin-our-kids-planet-they-take-us-to-court/(April 10, 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).

"The Politics of Climate Change,"interview with Laurie Mercier, KBOO 90.7FM,http://kboo.fm/node/12479(March 2, 2009).

Cooper, Matt, "County weighs cap-and-trade for emissions," The Register Guard, B2 (January 3, 2009).

Interview with Jason Bradford, "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.

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.

Click here for more media coverage. For a complete list, please refer to Professor Wood’s curriculum vitae.

Recommended Reading

Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Chelsea Green 2008). This book is a clearly written handbook for inspiring and guiding communities into a new sustainable future with less dependency on fossil fuels. It presents strategies for local food production, transportation, and energy independence on the local level. This is a must-read for citizens of any community seeking a resilient and sustainable future. It draws from the World War II experience of local food production and energy minimalism to show that yes, we can prepare for the new world and create a better, healthier, and more satisfying way of life as a result.

February 9, 2009 (Philippines) Kabiling, Genalyn, "President issues order encouraging people to walk, bike, and ride the train."

Olmsted, James, "The Global Warming Crisis: An Analytical Framework to Regional Responses," 22 J. Env. L. & Lit. 125 (2008).

LESTER R. BROWN, PLAN B 3.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION (Linda Starke ed., W.W. Norton & Co. Inc. 2008).

DAVID SPRATT & PHILIP SUTTON, CLIMATE CODE RED: THE CASE FOR A SUSTAINABILITY EMERGENCY (FRIENDS OF THE EARTH 2008), available at http://www.climatecodered.net/.

JAMES GUSTAVE SPETH, THE BRIDGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD: CAPITALISM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND CROSSING FROM CRISIS TO SUSTAINABILITY 84 (Yale University Press 2008).

UCS Targets: 1. Arrest growth of carbon emissions by 2010; 2. Reduce carbon emissions by 4% per year annually; 3. Achieve 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050.Union of Concerned Scientists, "How to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change: A Target for U.S. Emissions Reductions" (September 2007).

ARJUN MAKHIJANI, CARBON-FREE AND NUCLEAR-FREE: A ROADMAP FOR U.S. ENERGY POLICY (2007).

Websites & Newsfeeds

Mock Trial: Asia v. Group of 8 Countries (charged with planetary malpractice resulting in inter-generational damage)

Earth Equity News, http://earthequitynews.blogspot.com/ (Sign up for free daily newsfeed.)

Union of Concerned Scientists, http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/

Center for Climate Strategies, http://www.climatestrategies.us/

UO’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, Climate Change Initiative

Climate Crisis Resouces for Legal Scholars

Professor Denise E. Antolini, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Professor Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development; Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use; Professor of Law; Affiliated Professor of Urban Planning; Chair of the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Professor Michael Blumm, Lewis and Clark Law School

Professor Maxine Burkett, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy, University of Hawai’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Professor Fred Cheever, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Professor Karl S. Coplan, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace Law School

Professor Tim Duane, Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professor Alyson Craig Flournoy, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental & Land Use Law Program, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Professor Eric Freyfogle, Max L. Rowe Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Professor Patrick McGinley, Charles H. Haden II Prof. of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

Professor Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Professor William Rodgers, Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Professor Joseph L. Sax, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law

Professor Gus Speth, Vermont Law School, formerly Dean of Yale School of Forestry

Professor David Takacs, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Professor Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Professor Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law; Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Government, Georgetown Law School

Professor Burns H. Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Center for Human Rights, University of Iowa College of Law

Professor Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished University Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Professor Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, University of Oregon School of Law

Climate Crisis Resources: ATL Media Coverage

Julia Carrie Wong, Activists lose criminal case on climate change defense – but judge praises effort, The Guardian (January 15, 2016).

Julia Carrie Wong, A Crime Justified by Climate Change? Activists Caught in Legal Showdown, The Guardian (January 14, 2016).

Tim McDonnell and James West, "No, We Should Not Arrest Climate Deniers," Mother Jones (April 1, 2014).

Press Conference after Oregon Atmospheric Trust Litigation Hearing in front Oregon Court of Appeals, (Jan. 16, 2014).

Plushnick-Mast, Ramit, "Texas Judge Rules Atmosphere, Air is Public Trust" (July 11, 2012).

Associated Press, "Texas Judge Rules Atmosphere, Air to be Protected Like Water, May Aid Climate Change Lawsuits" (July 11, 2012).

Bump, Phillip, "Texas Judge Rules that the Atmosphere is Protected Under the Public Trust Doctrine"

Correia, David, "Courting Climate Justice in New Mexico" (July 9, 2012).

David Swanson, Judge Deliberates on Whether to Save Earth's Atmosphere (May 13, 2012).

Plitz, Rick, “Hansen:  Climate Science and Moral Responsibility,” http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2012/04/08/hansen-climate-science-and-moral-responsibility (April 8, 2012).

Swanson, David, “As We Ruin Our Kids’ Planet, They Take Us to Court,” http://my.firedoglake.com/davidswanson/2012/04/10/as-we-ruin-our-kids-planet-they-take-us-to-court/(April 10, 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).