Holly Doremus


Holly Doremus interviewed by Radiolab, July 22, 2014

“There’s no place, no matter how remote we get, that hasn’t been affected by humans. You get to the North Pole, and it’s been affected by human activity. You can go to the depths of the impenetrable jungle, and it’s been affected by human activity…. We’re radically remaking the world, and the question is, ‘what’s our responsibility?’”

Red-blue split seen in wood-burning suit

Holly Doremus quoted in The Washington Times, October 9, 2013

“Obviously, states that are more committed to environmental protection are more likely to file suit against EPA saying, ‘You’re not doing enough,'” said Ms. Doremus, who also serves as the co-director of Berkeley’s environmental law program. “States are on both sides of pushing EPA to regulate more and pushing EPA to regulation less,” she said.

Who would kill a monk seal?

Holly Doremus quoted in The New York Times, May 8, 2013

As Holly Doremus, an environmental legal scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, writes, America has saved so much without ever asking “how much wild nature society needs, and how much society can accept.”

Boxer bill to speed projects riles critics

Holly Doremus quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2013(requires registration)

Holly Doremus, a professor of environmental law at UC Berkeley, said the Boxer provisions go too far.  “There’s a big difference between being able to stall a project forever and having environmental review so compressed and so within the control of the action agency that it might as well not happen,” Doremus said.

Farmers vs. cities in the war for water

Holly Doremus quoted in American Public Media, Marketplace, April 11, 2013

“The idea is that the people who were using the water first, they get the first call on the water that there is,” explains Holly Doremus, an environmental law professor at UC Berkeley.

Delta’s woes: No easy fix, report finds

Holly Doremus quoted in Contra Costa Times, March 29, 2012

Doremus noted the committee did not weigh in on plans to move water around the Delta. The committee wrote there are not enough details available for it to analyze…. “Diverters were hoping the report would point a finger at other stressors as more important, which it didn’t,” Doremus wrote.