Archive for National Environmental News

Are Laws Enough? A Look into the Protection of Mexico’s Farm Workers

Rietta Wagoner, Nicolas Lopez-Galvez, Luis Valdez*   View PDF version  Background An estimated fifty-three million people live in a multidimensional state of poverty in Mexico (SEDESOL, 2014). Multidimensional poverty includes poor health, lack of education, disempowerment, and inadequate living conditions, among other factors (OPHI, 2016). Migrant farm workers compose a large part of the poorest […]

Ninth Circuit Addresses Standing Requirements Under the Clear Air Act

-By Kara Davis, Online Editor              Marten Law recently reported on the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that two environmental groups – the Washington Environmental Council (“WEC”) and the Sierra Club – “do not have standing to bring a citizen suit under the Clean Air Act to force state agencies to regulate greenhouse […]