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The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ magazine Natural Resources & Environment will devote its Spring 2025 issue (39:4) to articles on “Procedural and Administrative Maneuvers.” We are currently soliciting authors to contribute articles to this issue.

NR&E editors seek articles that explore the use of procedural and administrative maneuvers in environmental, energy, and natural resources law. How do issues get resolved (or delayed) on grounds other than substantive requirements, such as standing, deference, or major questions? How are environmental, energy, and natural resource procedures changing, and what procedural and administrative tools are emerging? NR&E editors are interested in proposals that address federal, state, tribal, and international laws and policies—including statutes, regulations, common law, and treaties—as well as articles that examine this topic in the context of litigation/disputes in international tribunals and environmental justice, equity, and inclusion.

In selecting authors, strong preference will be given to Section members. Suggested topics for the “Procedural and Administrative Maneuvers.” (Spring 2025) issue include, but are not limited to:

  • MQD
  • Removal and climate change litigation
  • CAA preemption
  • Rulemaking challenges
  • Daubert and other evidentiary issues
  • Venue shopping
  • Chevron and Auer deference
  • Injunctions
  • Changes from COVID
  • NEPA changes
  • Citizen suits
  • Standing
  • Preemption
  • SLAPP and reverse SLAPP suits
  • Class actions and the Class Action Fairness Act
  • Tribal actions, tribal courts, and tribal agencies
  • Administrative law forums and the constitutionality of ALJs
  • Intervention
  • Remedy issues
  • Cooperation, consultation, and community agreements
  • Indispensable parties under Rule 19
  • Presidential transitions and executive orders

Article proposals are due by July 22, 2024. Article selections will be made by late-July. Article outlines are due by August 19, 2024. Initial article drafts are due by October 7, 2024.

Submit an article proposal for this issue by using the online form.

Submitted proposal forms are transmitted directly to the Issue Editor, Robin Craig. Authors will work with an editor from the NR&E Board throughout the publication process and will be assigned a specific word count limit, typically 3,500 words. NR&E article guidelines can be found here.

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NR&E is a Section member benefit—available in both print and online. Content can also be found on Lexis and Westlaw and at dozens of law libraries across the country.