North Dakota Law

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Professor Grijalva publishes article in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Professor James M. Grijalva recently published an article titled Ending the Interminable Gap in Indian Country Water Quality Protection in the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

The article examines the 30-year history of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water quality programs in Indian country and identifies a continuing gap in the protection of waters. Professor Grijalva argues the gap creates a serious risk of environmental injustice that EPA has a trust responsibility to address, and recommends the development of federal water quality standards to ensure a basic level of protection for Indigenous peoples’ health, cultural preservation and treaty rights.

Read Professor Grijalva’s full article