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Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Craig quoted in The Atlantic, other media on Obama’s move to block oil and gas drilling in the Artic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean

President Barack Obama recently moved to indefinitely block oil and gas drilling on federally owned lands in the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean under a provision of the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Canada took similar action. The act gives the president unilateral authority to withdraw parts of the Outer Continental Shelf from leasing, […]

Craig interviewed in The Atlantic on ocean acidification

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was interviewed in the September 13, 2016 edition of The Atlantic. The story, titled “Why the EPA Doesn’t Regulate Ocean Acidification – In part, it’s because no one knows how best to do it yet,” discusses ocean acidification. “Few coastal states have done the necessary scientific research to be […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the August 26, 2016 edition of National Geographic in a story titled, “Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas.” President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the national marine monument off northwestern Hawaii to a 583,000-square-mile “no-take” zone.” The history and power […]

Water law Down Under

  Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, spent part of the semester as a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania School of Law in Hobart, where she taught a course on comparative water law and research resilience and climate change adaptation issues. She’s recently returned to the U with […]

Craig publishes new book, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy.”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig published a new book titled, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC.” The work is co-authored by Stephen R. Miller. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent set of reports, generally referred to collectively as the Fifth Assessment Report, present significant […]

Craig appears on University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” program

During a visit to Melbourne, Australia to lecture, Professor Robin Craig appeared on the University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” radio program. The segment was titled, “The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources.” Environmental legal scholar Professor Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails […]

Craig appointed to IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Robin Craig, the William H. Leary Professor and Acting Director of the Stegner at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s  World Commission on Environmental Law. The post will allow Craig to work with other scholars from around the world to carry out the organization’s […]

Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some

by Robin Kundis Craig for EDRblog.org. Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]

Craig Article Appears in Journal Biological Conservation

In October, 2015, an article co-authored by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig appeared in the journal Biological Conservation. The article examines how the United States could marshall and supplement its existing legal protections for riparian corridors to facilitate species’ survival and adaptation to climate change. It is already getting […]