Holly Doremus

Holly Doremus Explains Preemption Dilemma in Air Pollution Case

Daily Journal, December 28, 2011 by Fiona Smith
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“The [Supreme] Court doesn’t seem to have come out with any clear doctrine, especially on when and to what extent they should presume state legislation is valid and to what extent they should put their thumb on the scales on behalf of the states,” Doremus said.

Holly Doremus Defends EPA

The New York Times, September 19, 2011 by Lawrence Hurley

In defense of EPA, Berkeley’s Doremus dismissed the notion that the agency regularly throws its weight around by initiating enforcement proceedings against individual property owners like the Sacketts. That doesn’t happen, she said, because both EPA and the Army Corps “have been stung” in the past by efforts that have backfired politically.

Holly Doremus Says Wyoming Wolf Deal Is Not a Guarantee

The Billings Gazette, August 11, 2011 by Jeremy Pelzer

For one thing, she said, Fish and Wildlife biologists might be concerned whether Wyoming can accurately keep tabs on the state’s wolf population, given that wolves could be shot on sight without a license in part of the state. “They will have to do that process carefully,” Doremus said. “They’ll have to make sure they dot the procedural I’s and cross the T’s, because for sure they’re going to get sued.”

Holly Doremus Explains Why SCOTUS Chose EPA Case

The New York Times, July 11, 2011 by Lawrence Hurley

Legal experts do agree that there are enough differences between the GE and Sackett cases to explain why the court did not treat them the same. Holly Doremus, an environmental law professor … noted, for example, that the conservative wing of the court has a particular problem with wetlands regulation, which it sees, in her words, as a “breathtaking expansion of federal authority into virtually every corner of the geographic world.” The Superfund law does not attract “the same overt hostility” from those justices, which include the outspoken Antonin Scalia.

Holly Doremus Comments on Threatened Railroad Lawsuit

Associated Press, June 21, 2011 by Noaki Schwartz

Holly Doremus, an environmental law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, said there has been debate over what constitutes solid waste, but in this case there’s no doubt the tiny toxic elements are waste…. “It’s not a slam dunk either way, and I think it’s very creative by the NRDC to have found this possibility,” she said.