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Environmental Trading

Class limit - 12 students

 This seminar will focus on the theory and practice of environmental trading and banking under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, CERCLA, and similar federal and state laws. We will cover water quality trading and mitigation banking, National Resource Damages banking, emissions trading(including CO2e), and perhaps other trading options. Environmental Law is a prerequisite. Course materials will be relevant laws, regulations and guidance together with selected readings from various NGOs. Requirements include one major paper, the presentation of that paper and active class participation. One major paper of around 25 pages is 70% of the grade, the student’s presentation of that paper is 15% of the grade, and required active class participation is 15% of the grade.

Prerequisite: Environmental Law