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Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Friends of WJELP:

Another year is in the books, and we are happy to announce the publication of both our online Volume 6, Issue I and our new special edition Volume 6, Issue II.

The Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy is proud to present a special issue dedicated to the critical topic of ocean acidification. Volume 6, Issue II promotes scholarship by leading academics and professionals in fields ranging from conservation and marine sciences to environmental law. Issue II serves as a handbook aimed to equip legal practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues presented by ocean acidification. The book features analysis of domestic and international legal schemes, including the Clean Air Act, the public trust doctrine, and federal treaty and trust-created obligations to American Indian tribes. We invite you to purchase the book on, the proceeds support the journal's work and growth.

"Ocean Acidification: Understanding the Other Climate Crisis" [WJELP Volume 6, Issue II]

Volume 6, Issue I publishes three excellent additional pieces, including the annual "Arctic Law & Policy Year in Review".

The articles of both issues can be found directly on our website. Both issues will be available soon on legal databases, including Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline.


This upcoming year's special edition will examine the efficacy of the current legal system in addressing natural disasters-- specifically earthquakes. We are excited to work with this new, and relatively unexplored, area of the law. We are currently soliciting articles for this topic. Potential topics include earthquake and natural disaster preparedness and response at various scales, liability issues and solutions following a natural disaster, and other environmental concerns following such events. If interested, please contact our Chief Articles Editor, Mathias Deeg, or visit our submissions page.

We are, again, looking forward to working together with UW's Environmental Law Program on hosting the Annual UW Environmental Law Symposium. The upcoming Symposium will have a narrower focus than the special edition, specifically examining legal and policy issues related to earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in WJELP.

— The WJELP Editorial Team

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