Marine Law Symposium, Rhode Island, Nov 2012

This Symposium examined the laws and policies that are implicated as climate change impacts coastal and ocean environments. The land-sea boundary is shifting, ocean water is warmer and more acidic, fluctuating weather conditions and storms increasingly impact coastal communities, and the melting Arctic ice cap raises new international boundary and resource exploitation issues. These changes trigger many corresponding legal considerations for natural resource managers, planners, attorneys, insurers and law enforcement entities.


Dr. Linton served as a member of Panel #6, discussing “State and Municipal Case Studies Beyond New England” and provided critical information on how TexasDr Linton is dealing with the implications and legal considerations of the Severance vs Patterson decision on public beach access.   Note that J. David Breemer, the attorney who represented the plaintiff in this case, was a keynote speaker.


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