Ashely Monti—In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a beta-agonist drug commonly known as ractopamine. Meat producers use ractopamine to accelerate weight gain and promote leanness in pigs, cattle, and turkeys. Today, over 160 countries either restrict or completely ban the use of ractopamine. However, the United States (U.S.) and 25 other countries […]READ FULL ARTICLE
By: Ryan Clemens | JD/MEM at Vermont Law School and Yale School of the EnvironmentJune 13, 2021–Massachusetts fishers and residents currently feel that the state’s seal populations must be cut down. However, neither the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) nor its many exceptions would permit this overly simplistic solution, and rightfully so.Several Massachusetts Cape and […]READ FULL ARTICLE
By: Tyler Yeargain | Associate Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and PolicyFebruary 15, 2021—What if things had gone differently in 2020? There are countless ways to present the hypothetical—what if Pete Buttigieg had won Iowa outright, and walked away from the caucus with momentum? What if Joe Biden hadn’t been endorsed by Congressman Jim […]READ FULL ARTICLE
Diarra A. Raymond—Millions of U.S. citizens living in unincorporated territories, like the U.S. Virgin Islands, have an inferior political and legal status. Congress passed legislation organizing the territory’s government under the Revised Organic Act of 1954, extending the Bill of Rights except the Ninth Amendment and other key constitutional amendments.While Congress extends U.S. citizenship to […]READ FULL ARTICLE
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