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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Prof. Blumm on Climate Justice: The Children’s Climate Cases, An Update and Discussion

November 03, 2017

Professor Blumm - a nationally recognized Public Trust scholar - spoke at a recent Oregon State Bar Sustainable Futures section CLE on Climate Justice: The Children’s Climate Cases. Blumm discussed the landmark children’s climate litigation currently pending in Oregon and Federal courts, and recent developments in the Public Trust doctrine. Blumm has written numerous articles and submitted an amicus brief for law professors on the Lake Oswego access case currently before the Oregon Supreme Court.


Professor Blumm has been teaching, writing, and practicing in the environmental and natural resources law field for thirty-five years. He joined Lewis & Clark Law School after practicing with an environmental group and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where he helped draft the EPA’s first wetland protection regulations. Blumm’s chief interests are in the restoration of the Pacific Northwest salmon runs, the preservation of the West’s public lands and waters, the management of natural resources by Indian tribes, the modern use of the public trust doctrine, and governmental authority to regulate private property for public purposes. Blumm is a prolific scholar, with well over one-hundred published articles, book chapters, and monographs on salmon, water, public lands, wetlands, environmental impact assessment, public trust law, and constitutional takings law.