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  • Plastic Reduction Legislation: A Legal Overview
  • May 9th, 2024 — by Abigail Comar — Category: Marine Debris

  • In March, the National Sea Grant Law Center provided its third memorandum on plastic bag legislation to Ohio Sea Grant. Previous memos released in 2018 and 2020 provided overviews on state laws regarding plastic bags and other plastic trash.


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  • Meet Our New Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow: Amy Kraitchman
  • March 20th, 2024 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Meet our new Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow, Amy Kraitchman! We asked Amy several questions to get to know her better.


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  • California and Other States Take Action to Prevent Spread of the American Bullfrog
  • February 27th, 2024 — by Katie Shaw — Category: Invasive Species

  • In December 2023, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to ban the importation and sale of the American bullfrog. The bullfrog, which is native to the eastern United States, is farmed commercially in China, Brazil, and other countries and exported around the world for food.


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  • “We’ll See You in Court”: The Effectiveness of Climate Lawsuits to Achieve Environmental Goals
  • February 13th, 2024 — by Clark Etzel — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The courts have historically been a powerful activist tool. Recently, monumental Supreme Court rulings striking down affirmative action and abortion are indicative of the courts’ potency when it comes to questions on individual rights.


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  • What Happened at COP 28?
  • December 15th, 2023 — by Clark Etzel — Category: Miscellaneous

  • As many of us were recovering from eating too much food on Thanksgiving, delegations from all over the world were traveling to the United Arab Emirates to attend COP 28 – this year’s United Nations Climate Change conference. COP 28 was an opportunity to make progress towards global climate goals – so how did it go?


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  • How have Recent Federal Appropriations affected Grant Allocations? Where does Grant Money Go? Using the NOAA Climate Resilience Grants as a Case Study
  • November 10th, 2023 — by Clark Etzel — Category: Coastal Management

  • Over the last several years Congress has passed several landmark government spending bills, most notably the Investment Infrastructure and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law), the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors Act (also known as the CHIPS Act), and the Inflation Reduction Act.


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