This website has a simple goal – to spread the word about the benefits of using mediation as a means of resolving environmental disputes. In contrast to litigation, environmental ADR offers a streamlined process that is well suited to resolving complicated, multi-party disputes. It is also a process that lends itself particularly well to the sort of science-based inquiry, which underlies many environmental legal controversies. The blog posts and case studies that I’ll be publishing on this … Read More
Flexibility Is Key to Success in Mediation
"If it bends it’s funny; if it breaks, it isn’t.” Woody Allen, from Crimes and Misdemeanors Flexibility is one of the most important attributes we need to develop in life. As Woody Allen reminds … read more
Environmental Mediation: A New Paradigm for Resolving Multi-Party Disputes
Some of you may already have seen a copy of my new ebook, in which I propose a new paradigm for resolving complex, multi-party environmental disputes. It relies on mediation -- not as it has been … Read More...
The inter-generational theft of Brexit and climate change
In last week’s Brexit vote results, there was a tremendous divide between age groups. 73% of voters under the age of 25 voted to remain in the EU, while about 58% over the age of 45 voted to … Read More...
What types of Environmental Cases can be mediated?
Over the course of my career, mediation has proven successful in resolving every major type of “environmental” case or dispute.It has been equally effective in handling the most complex multi-party … read more
The Environmental Mediation Process
What occurs in an Environmental Mediation is key to understanding how and why it works to save the parties time and unnecessary expense and is designed ultimately to deliver a better outcome for all … read more
The Benefits of Environmental Mediation
The issues which underlie environmental disputes are better resolved though mediation than through trial because “trial procedures” are not designed to address the substantive and procedural … Read More