Maryland Carey Law Environmental Law Expert Available for Immediate Commentary on Arctic Drilling Decision

Article ID: 638714

Released: 17-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Environmental Law Expert Professor Robert Percival Available for Immediate Commentary on Decision to Allow Drilling for Oil in the Arctic Ocean

Robert Percival, the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is available for immediate and thoughtful commentary on today’s decision by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska for the first time in more than two decades.

Percival is internationally recognized as a leading scholar and teacher in environmental law. For more than two decades he has been the principal author of the country's most widely used casebook in environmental law, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy, now in its seventh edition ( He is the author of more than 100 publications that focus on environmental law, federalism, presidential powers, regulatory policy and legal history.

Percival has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute and as co-chair of the steering committee of the D.C. Bar's Section on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He has served as the contributing editor for Environment and Natural Resources for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, as a special master for the U.S. District Court of Maryland, and as a member of the state of Maryland's Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force.


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