Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, and Mary Christina Wood. Why aren't environmental laws working? Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 26 October 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Why aren’t environmental laws working?
Mary Christina Wood, the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon
Environmental law professor Mary Wood discusses the problem of legislators and government agencies being captured by the industries they are supposed to regulate, which has contributed significantly to the present climate change crisis.
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.