Professor Noah Sachs is Director of the Law School’s Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Center for Environmental Studies, and teaches and writes in the area of environmental law. His scholarship, which focuses on climate change, toxic substance and hazardous waste regulation, and transboundary pollution, has appeared in the UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review, among other venues, and his co-authored text, Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste, is the leading casebook on toxic substances regulation. A leader in his field, Professor Sachs has traveled to environmental hotspots around the world, including the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the Three Gorges Dam in China, Himalayan biodiversity parks, and a number of tropical rain forests. In 2007, he was selected to present his scholarship at the prestigious Yale-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, and was awarded a European Union Fellowship to study with EU environmental leaders in Brussels, Belgium. Professor Sachs has been a Member Scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington, D.C. since 2010, and was chosen as the University of Richmond’s Outstanding Faculty nominee in the rising star category to the Virginia State Council of Higher Education in 2009.
Co-Author, Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes (Foundation Press, 2011).
The Effluent of Affluence: Challenging the Cult of More-Is-Better, The Environmental Forum, November-December 2007, at 7 (review of McKibben, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future).
Guest columnist, Writ legal commentary. [online]
Center for Progressive Reform, Protecting the Public from BPA: An Action Plan for Federal Agencies (2012).
Center for Progressive Reform, Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the U.S. Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties (2012).
Agenda 21: Fact, Not Conspiracy (WND)
Fri., Mar. 23, 2012
Agenda 21: plot or paranoia? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Mar. 18, 2012
Little Progress on Regulating BPA, Report Finds (ConsumerAffairs)
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Report faults regulators for failing to crack down on BPA (E&E News)
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012
Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste Regulation