How did your theory of atmospheric trust develop out of the public trust doctrine?

Mary Christina Wood, the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon

Professor Mary Wood, originator of the atmospheric trust litigation approach put to the test in the historic climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States, discusses how her legal theory developed out of the public trust doctrine.

Bifrost gratefully acknowledges Stephanie LeMenager, Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature at University of Oregon, and the leadership of the research network NIES for all their valuable work and support behind the scenes that helped make this video interview possible. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to Torsten Kjellstrand of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication for providing valuable studio facilities where this and other interviews were filmed with Eugene-based activists, scholars, lawyers and plaintiffs affiliated with Our Children’s Trust.
Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, and Mary Christina Wood. How did your theory of atmospheric trust develop out of the public trust doctrine? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 26 October 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)