Noah D. Hall
Office: Room 3231
Telephone: (313) 577-9771
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B.S., University of Michigan
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
International Environmental Law(Seminar)
Professor Hall’s teaching and expertise is in environmental and water law, and his research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management.
Before joining the Wayne State University Law School faculty, Professor Hall previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School and was an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, where he managed the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the nation’s largest conservation organization. Professor Hall also worked in private practice for several years, representing a variety of business and public interest clients in litigated and regulatory matters. He has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts, and continues to represent a variety of clients in significant environmental policy disputes.
Professor Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating in environmental policy. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Kathleen A. Blatz, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society (Aspen Publishers, Inc.)
Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Fourth Edition is a user-friendly book noted for its comprehensive legal process approach to the depth and complexity of modern environmental law, gives students a solid doctrinal footing in the law and helps build their analytical skills
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The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water (Springer) 2009. Hall wrote a chapter on “The North American Great Lakes.”
According to its product description on Amazon.com, "'The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water' presents an overview of global trends in water law and policy and assesses current global water governance. It provides an historic understanding of how and why after 5,000 years of water governance, that governance still has not reached stability. It identifies the key research questions for water law and policy while providing an overview of the current global water governance regime, its evolving characteristics, and the legal theories involved in these changes. It focuses on water law and discusses the characteristics of national, supranational, and international water law through a combination of case studies and thematic chapters."
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"Interstate Water Compacts and Climate Change Adaptation," 5 Environmental and Energy Law and Policy Journal 237 (2010).
"Framing Water Policy in a Carbon Affected and Carbon Constrained Environment" (with Robert H. Abrams), 50 Natural Resources Journal 3 (2010).
"Protecting Freshwater Resources in the Era of Global Water Markets: Lessons Learned from Bottled Water," 13 University of Denver Water Law Review 1 (2009)
"Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment," 39 Environmental Law Reporter 10667 (2009)
"Political Externalities, Federalism, and a Proposal for an Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment Policy," 32 Harvard Environmental Law Review 49 (2008)
"Climate Change and Great Lakes Waters Resources: Avoiding Future Conflicts with Conservation" (with Bret B. Stuntz), 31 Hamline Law Review 641 (2008)
"Climate Change and Freshwater Resources" (with Bret B. Stuntz and Robert H. Abrams), 22 Natural Resources and Environment 30 (Winter 2008)
"Transboundary Pollution: Harmonizing International and Domestic Law," 40 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 681 (2007)
"The Evolving Role of Citizens in United States-Canadian International Environmental Law Compliance," 24 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 131 (2007)
"Toward A New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management in the Great Lakes Region," 77 Colorado Law Review 405 (2006)
"Bilateral Breakdown: U.S.-Canada Pollution Disputes," 21 Natural Resources and Environment 18 (Summer 2006)
- March 6, 2013
Noah Hall was the opening speaker at Chicago-based DePaul Law Review's 23rd annual symposium on the topic of the Great Lakes, specifically addressing the legal issues and policy concerns relating to freshwater resources.
- November 30, 2012
Noah Hall recently joined the Wallace Stegner Center of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah as its eighth annual Stegner Center Young Scholar. He delivered two talks, a lecture on "Interstate Groundwater Law: Equitable Apportionment of Transboundary Resources and Implications for the Snake Valley Aquifer Dispute" and a lecture on "The Law of the Great Lakes - Ninety Percent of North America's Available Freshwater and Not a Drop for Utah." He also met with faculty and students. His first lecture will be published in the environmental and natural resources law issue of the student-issued Utah Law Review. Hall also is collaborating with S.J. Quinney law Professors Bob Adler and Robin Craig on a new water law textbook, "Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights and Environmental Protection" (Foundation Press, 2013).
- September 26, 2012
Noah Hall wrote a chapter, with Benjamin Houston, in a new book, "The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects," published by the American Bar Association. The chapter is about managing demand for water. The book examines "how laws are being modified, finessed or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change," according to the publisher's description.
- February 28, 2012
Noah Hall participated in a symposium on Feb. 24 titled "Protecting the Great Lakes" in Chicago sponsored by the Field Museum of Natural History and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation. He was mentioned in an article in the examiner.com about the conference, "Officials, experts discuss Great Lakes conservation at symposium." http://www.examiner.com/environmental-policy-in-chicago/protecting-the-great-lakes-forum-held#ixzz1nXgMH200
- February 17, 2011
Noah Hall recently published "Framing Water Policy in a Carbon Affected and Carbon Constrained Environment" (with former Wayne Law professor Robert H. Abrams), 50 Natural Resources Journal 3 (2010). The article was published as the lead article in the special 50th anniversary edition of the Natural Resources Journal. Hall also was invited to speak at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (San Francisco, Jan. 5, 2011) on "Changing Conceptions of Water in the Law," and traveled to Japan to give a series of public lectures on water law and policy through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Institute of Developing Economies and Japan External Trade Organization.
- August 31, 2010
Noah Hall's new co-authored environmental law casebook, "Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society" has just been published.
- April 27, 2010
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation at the International Bar Association Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law in Toronto on "Interstate Water Compacts - A Comparative Assessment."
- April 14, 2010
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation at the International Climate Law and Policy Symposium, sponsored by Wayne State University Law School and Miller Canfield, on "Climate Change Litigation Comes to Michigan."
- March 15, 2010
Noah Hall was invited to present a paper on interstate water compacts and climate change adaptation at the Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal and the University of Houston Law Center's "Climate Change, Water, and Adaptive Law" symposium in Houston, Texas, Feb. 26, 2010.
- March 15, 2010
Noah Hall was invited to testify on Asian carp and Supreme Court litigation before the Michigan Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee and Senate Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Recreation Committee in Lansing, Mich., Feb. 24, 2010.
- November 17, 2009
Noah Hall's symposium article, "The Centennial of the Boundary Waters Treaty: A Century of United States-Canadian Transboundary Water Management," was published in The Wayne Law Review (54 Wayne L. Rev. 1417, 2008).
- August 24, 2009
Noah Hall published an article titled "Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment," in 39 Environmental Law Reporter 10667 (2009). The article proposes a new state-based policy that builds on the National Environmental Policy Act's Environmental Impact Statement process to address interstate environmental harms.
- May 4, 2009
Noah Hall published a short introductory article, "Canada-United States Transboundary Environmental Protection," in the Windsor Review of Legal and Social (Volume 26, Issue 1) (2009).
- March 13, 2009
Noah Hall was invited to speak at the American Bar Association 2009 Water Law Conference titled "Change in the Midst of Constants: Adapting Water Law to Meet New Demands" (San Diego, CA, Feb. 19, 2009) on the recently enacted Great Lakes Compact.
- March 4, 2009
Noah Hall was honored by the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars with a Junior Faculty Award. The Award seeks to honor faculty members who have significant publications or creative achievements that have enabled them to achieve national/international recognition earlier than usual in their careers. As one of only two Junior Faculty Awardees, Hall will receive a stipend of $1,000 for his/her research and will be recognized at the Annual Initiation Banquet of the Academy in October.
- February 12, 2009
Noah Hall serves as the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, which recently moved to an exciting new location in TechTown, the Wayne State University Research and Technology Park. TechTown brings together a diverse and exciting group of researchers, new business ventures, entrepreneurs, technology innovators, and community partners. The location is ideal for students and visitors, just a few blocks from the Wayne Law. TechTown has several Centers of Excellence with partners that complement the work of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. The Great Lakes Center includes the Great Lakes Environmental Digital Library, which is developing a comprehensive environmental data system linking atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial measurements of urban watershed quality to give a complete picture of the urban environment at any given time. The Alternative Energy Center includes NextEnergy, Michigan's leading alternative and renewable energy business incubator and accelerator, which supports progressive policies that advance Michigan as an alternative energy leader. It also includes Carbon Credit Environmental Services, a leader in carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs. For more information, see the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center's webpage at http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/.
- January 28, 2009
Noah Hall contributed a section on water law reform in the Great Lakes region for the annual "Year in Review" (2008), published jointly by Energy Law Journal and American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.
- December 23, 2008
Noah Hall working through the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, successfully represented as amici a bipartisan group of state lawmakers in a federal case involving a challenge to Michigan's recent ballast water statute on federal preemption and dormant commerce clause grounds. The state lawmakers supported the legal authority of Michigan and other states to protect the Great Lakes from ballast water pollution that causes invasive species. The state lawmakers that he represented were Michigan State Senator Patricia L. Birkholz (R) (the lead sponsor of the Michigan legislation), Minnesota State Senator Ann H. Rest (DFL), Illinois State Representative Karen May (D), Wisconsin State Senator Robert L. Cowles (R), and Wisconsin State Representative Jon Richards (D). The Sixth Circuit's decision is Fednav v. Chester, --- F.3d --- (Case No. 07-2083, 6th Cir. November 21, 2008).For more info, visit his Great Lakes Law blog at www.greatlakeslaw.org/blog.
- November 18, 2008
Noah Hall spoke at a symposium in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 2008, on "Arctic Sovereignty: Cold Facts, Hot Issues," discussing the how the United States and Canada's history of cooperation in freshwater protection could be a model for managing Arctic resources and shipping as the region opens up from climate change.
- October 15, 2008
Noah Hall was quoted in the ABA Journal in an article titled, "Gulp: Litigation Won't End the Battles Over Depleted Water Resources in Several Regions of the United States," by Kristin Choo (September 2008) (http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/gulp/).
He was quoted in a popular book just published by the University of Michigan Press, "Great Lakes for Sale: From Whitecaps to Bottlecaps," by Dave Dempsey.
- September 5, 2008
Noah Hall provided detailed written testimony on "Interstate Water Management and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact," to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at the Committee's invitation on July 30, 2008. (The testimony is available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1229243). Two days later, the Senate unanimously approved the Great Lakes compact.
- July 28, 2008
Noah Hall was quoted in the LA Times and Forbes for a story on the ethics of a deal between the Sierra Club and Clorox. See his Great Lakes Law blog post at http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/blog/.
- June 27, 2008
Noah Hall was the featured speaker at the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Annual Meeting (Chicago, June 13, 2008) and led a discussion on "Federal and State Opportunities for Great Lakes Protection."
- May 27, 2008
Noah Hall spoke at the American Bar Association's 2008 Eastern Water Resources Conference in Charlotte, NC on the topic of "Interstate Water Management."
- April 21, 2008
Noah Hall article on "Political Externalities, Federalism, and a Proposal for an Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment Policy," was published at 32 Harvard Environmental Law Review 49 (2008).
He recently gave several invited presentations at symposia and conferences, including the Hamline University School of Law/Law Review Symposium - "Water, Catalyst of Life and Strife: A Threat to Security or a Vital Opportunity to Foster Cooperation?" (St. Paul, MN, April 4, 2008) on "Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources - Cooperation or Conservation" and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies Annual Conference (Burlington, VT, March 21, 2008) on "Climate Change and State Water Laws."
He was quoted in several media stories, including CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Weekly - quoted in Coral Davenport, "Creating New Water Ways" (March 10, 2008); Cleveland Plain Dealer - quoted in Michael Scott, "Water is the Great Lakes Area's Prize" (March 30, 2008); and Detroit Free Press - quoted in Tina Lam, "Lakes Forecast: Tension High, and Michigan Partly to Blame" (April 3, 2008).
- March 11, 2008
Noah Hall article on "Climate Change and Freshwater Resources" (co-authored with Bret B. Stuntz and Robert H. Abrams), was published at 22 NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT 30 (Winter 2008)
He was quoted in several media stories on the legislative fight over the Great Lakes compact (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great Lakes Compact Hits Rough Waters" (Feb. 16, 2008) and Detroit Free Press, "Proposed Changes Could Unravel Great Lakes Compact" (Feb. 15, 2008)).
- January 14, 2008
Noah Hall was requested by The United States House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Domestic Policy Subcommittee to testify at a hearing on, "Assessing the Environmental Risks of the Water Bottling Industry's Extraction of Groundwater." The hearing took place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
- December 7, 2007
Noah Hall co-authored a report (with Wayne Law alumnus Bret B. Stuntz) titled "Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources" for the National Wildlife Federation.
He spoke at the University of Toledo College of Law - Great Lakes Water Conference (Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2007) on the topic of invasive species in the Great Lakes.
He was invited to testify before the Michigan Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee (Lansing, Mich., Nov. 14, 2007) on the Great Lakes Compact and public trust doctrine.
He gave a presentation at the Chicago Humanities Festival - Climate of Concern (held at Loyola University, Chicago, Nov. 10, 2007) on the topic of "Governing the Great Lakes."
- September 10, 2007
Noah Hall Assistant Professor of Law, was invited to present a paper on "Political Externalities, Federalism, and a Proposal for an Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment Policy" at the inaugural Harvard Law School Environmental Law Faculty Workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 13, 2007.
Hall co-authored a casebook supplement and update to the Teacher's Manual for ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY: NATURE, LAW, AND SOCIETY (Aspen) and will be co-authoring the next edition due to be published next fall.
Hall also successfully represented a bipartisan group of state lawmakers in a Constitutional challenge to a state law intended to prevent biological pollution in the Great Lakes. See Fednav, Ltd. v. Chester, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2007 WL 2336072 (E.D.Mich. 2007). He was later invited to discuss this litigation at the Council of State Governments Midwest Annual Meeting in Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 25, 2007.
- April 4, 2007
Noah Hall has been invited to co-author the next edition of Plater et al, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, one of the leading environmental law casebooks.
- February 21, 2007
Noah Hall was asked to be a Contributing Editor for the 2006 Year in Review, published jointly by Energy Law Journal and American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Professor Hall wrote the section on Great Lakes water resources.
He gave a 2007 Wayne/Windsor Forum Lecture at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law on January 15 on "Bilateral Breakdown: Going to Court Over U.S.-Canada Pollution Disputes."
On December 2, 2006, Professor Hall delivered "Federalism and Interstate Environmental Management," at the Great Lakes Water Basin: International Law and Policy Crossroads conference in Chicago, sponsored by the Institute for Trade in the Americas and Michigan State University College of Law.
He made several media appearances, most notably as an invited studio guest on a Michigan Public Radio show to discuss the Massachusetts v. EPA case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- November 13, 2006
Noah Hall spoke at the United Nations / IUCN Environmental Law Colloquium in New York in October. The Colloquium brought together leading environmental officials and scholars from around the world, and many of the sessions were held at the UN building in Manhattan. He presented a paper entitled "The Evolving Role of Citizens in United States-Canadian International Environmental Law Compliance." The paper will appear in an upcoming volume published by the Cambridge University Press and a special peer-reviewed edition of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
- October 9, 2006
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation on September 29, 2006, at the University of Michigan Law School's symposium "The Great Lakes: Reflecting the Landscape of Environmental Law." His presentation was entitled, "Transboundary Pollution: Harmonizing International and Domestic Law," and is the basis for an article being published by the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.
His article "Bilateral Breakdown: U.S.-Canada Pollution Disputes" was just published iat 21 Natural Resources & Environment 18 (2006).
- September 18, 2006
Noah Hall is quoted extensively in a new book by Peter Annin, "The Great Lakes Water Wars" (Island Press, due for release this week). The book also references his recent Colorado Law Review article. He's also quoted on the back cover of the book. The release of the book is generating considerable media attention, and many of the newspaper articles also quote him as a key source in the book. Some examples, from the Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press are linked below.
- August 23, 2006
Noah Hall published "Toward A New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management in the Great Lakes Region," University of Colorado Law Review (citation 77 COLORADO LAW REVIEW 405 (2006)).
He gave two invited presentations:
1. Federal Government of Canada Policy Research Initiative, Freshwater for the Future, Ottawa, Ontario / Gatineau, Quebec (May 8-9, 2006) "Boundary Waters: Implementing an Ecosystem Approach / Managing Conflicting Interests"
2. Canadian Bar Association Annual National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit: Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Issues, Toronto, Ontario (April 28, 2006) "Waterways, Waterwars: The Protection, Taking and Use of Water"
He was quoted in the following newspaper story:
Dan Egan and Darryl Enriquez, Michigan Shuts Tap to Lake New Berlin Blocked in Request to Divert Water, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 30, 2006) - http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=446990
- Noah Hall was the feature of an article in the Legal News titled "Wayne Law's Noah Hall to serve as expert on PBS TV show."
- Noah Hall was quoted in a Detroit News article, "'The Hum' driving Canada loony."
- Noah Hall was quoted in a Forbes story titled "Happy Birthday Ronald Coase - the father of the most influential legal movement that few people have ever heard of."
- Noah Hall was quoted in a Bloomberg/Businessweek.com story "BP Has Road Map in Citgo Oil-Spill Case for Macondo Fine."
- Noah Hall commented in a Detroit News article titled "Councils ban text, email by lawmakers at meetings." A handful of communities in southeastern Michigan are asking local lawmakers to keep their hands off their smartphones or iPads at council meetings, banning them from communicating electronically with each other or the public while government business is being conducted. The issue has prompted spirited debate in some communities. Hall, founder of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center that sued the city of Ann Arbor for violating the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information acts, said his intent was never to ban electronic communication altogether. "We don't want to push people back into the Stone Age or to limit the use of efficient communication," he said. "I think that misses the mark. Electronic communications should create a whole new level of openness and accountability."
- Noah Hall who used to manage the Great Lakes Water Resources Program for the National Wildlife Federation, commented in a story about the fear that the Great Lakes could have its water diverted to other parts of the country to address shortage issues in the west. Hall said such a move is unlikely. For one thing, there's an agreement between eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces that prohibits diversions outside the Great Lakes basin. Congress passed it and so did the president. As long as that compact stays in place, the Southwest and the rest of the world should be out of luck. Hall said the cost of moving water that far west, and moving it uphill to boot, is too expensive to be possible anyway.
- Noah Hall was quoted in a Forbes article titled "Mich. court overturns major environmental decision."
- Noah Hall's blog, the Great Lakes Law blog, was referenced in a Michigan Messenger article titled "High court in flux delivers victory to environmental groups: Restores citizen right to sue over pollution."
- Noah Hall commented in a Chicago Tribune article titled "Court throws out major 2004 environmental ruling."
- Noah Hall was featured in an article in The Colorado Independent titled "Bottled water expert calls on feds to change labeling laws to protect springs."
- Noah Hall commented on PBS Newshour in a piece titled "Oil well is almost dead, but legal wrangling just beginning for BP." In the coming years, BP will face lawsuits, penalties claims and cleanup cost that is estimated to run into the tens of billions of dollars. Wayne State University environmental lawyer Noah Hall guesses that it might top $50 billion.
- Noah Hall commented on Bloomberg in a story about the expensive civil fines that BP will likely face stemming from the company’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Hall said the fine ultimately imposed is not likely to be "anything like that" $17.6 billion maximum because BP and the government have a mutual interest in a lower number.
- Noah Hall provided legal expertise in a Bloomberg article titled "BP: Now Come the Fines."
- Noah Hall was quoted extensively in a BNA article titled "Criminal Charges Said Likely in Gulf Spill; Corporate Penalties, Prison Terms Possible."
- Noah Hall was featured in an NPR story titled "Claims Pour In For Time, Money Lost To Gulf Oil Spill."
- Noah Hall wrote a column posted on the New York Times blog in response to the question "How Much Will BP Really Pay?"
- Noah Hall commented in a story on USAdailycut.com in a story titled "Gulf businesses say BP aid on oil spill too slow."
- Noah Hall was quoted in an article on skanskan.se (Stockholm) regarding the BP oil spill.
- Noah Hall was featured on a PBS NewsHour segment in an interview on the BP Gulf oil spill.
- Noah Hall was featured on Fox Business News in a segment regarding the BP oil spill.
- Noah Hall was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article titled "Spill Draws Criminal Probe."
- Noah Hall was quoted on Feb. 4 in an article titled "Asian Carp: Latest news, plus short documentary" on thegrandvision.org.
- Noah Hall commented in a Detroit News story titled "Asian carp DNA found in Lake Michigan for first time: Findings released after High Court declines to close locks that may block invasive fish."
- Noah Hall was quoted on tri-cityherald.com in an article titled "Carp DNA found in Lake Michigan; governor calls for White House summit." Hall states: "If a couple years from now Asian carp are in the lakes, destroying our sports fishery, it's going to be very clear who we have to thank or blame - the federal government."
- Noah Hall commented in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Feds: Don't panic over carp: DNA found in lakes, Granholm calls for White House summit."
- Noah Hall was quoted in The National Law Journal in an article titled "Something's Fishy at the High Court."
- Noah Hall provided legal expertise to The New York Times in an article titled "Supreme Court Denies Injunction in Great Lakes Carp Dispute." According to the article, Hall suggests that "the court's decision to deny the injunction may have deferred to some extent to U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who showed support for Illinois and the Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the locks."
- Noah Hall was quoted in an AP story titled "Court Won't Close Locks; Carp DNA In Lake Michigan." The story was picked up by numerous stations and publications including: The Battle Creek Inquirer; News Channel 25; Vindy.com; KARE 11; The Chicago Tribune; The Times; 620 WTMJ NewsRadio; The Washington Examiner; CBS3.com; News Channel 13; The Lansing State Journal; Fox 47 and more.
- Noah Hall was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story titled "Asian carp DNA found as closure rejected."
- Noah Hall was quoted in The National Law Journal in a story titled "High court returns to a busy schedule: As the new year begins, blockbuster opinions and maybe a retirement greet Supreme Court." Specifically, Hall comments on litigation over the invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
- Noah Hall provided a legal assessment of the Asian Carp case to circleofblue.org in an article titled "Asian Carp Knocking at the Great Lakes' Door; Michigan Attorney General Seeks To Slam It Shut."
- Noah Hall commented in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about President Barack Obama's administration's decision to oppose efforts by a coalition of five Great Lakes states to force Illinois and the Army corps of Engineers to do more to protect Lake Michigan from an imminent invasion of the jumbo carp. "They'd have the Supreme Court believe the federal government has been doing much to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth," he said. Hall also guessed that there is much dissention among various federal agencies involved in managing the lakes.
- Noah Hall was featured on ABC News in a story titled "Feds oppose closing locks to stop Asian carp."
- Noah Hall shared his expertise in a story on suburbanchicagonews.com titled "Lawsuit: Close local canal." Hall said Michigan "has a good chance of prevailing if it can show the potential harm posed by Asian carp would outweigh the benefits of keeping the locks open."
- Noah Hall provided his legal expertise to the New York Times in an article titled "Mich. Takes Invasive Carp Battle to Supreme Court." In it, he states that the court will most likely "weigh the economic consequences for the shipping industry of closing the locks against the economic impacts of allowing the carp to enter the Great Lakes, which are projected to be much larger."
- Noah Hall and the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center will represent Michigan Sen. Patty Birkholz and Rep. Rebekah Warren in U.S. Supreme Court case to protect the Great Lakes and Michigan's multi-billion dollar fishing and boating industries from Asian carp.
- Noah Hall was quoted in multiple publications, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, on the suit filed by the State of Michigan in U.S. high court on Monday to close shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes and endangering their $7 billion fishery. Hall stated that "Michigan has a good chance of prevailing if it can show the potential harm posed by Asian carp would outweigh the benefits of keeping the locks open."
- Noah Hall was quoted in the Washington Post in a story titled "Fish kill called necessary to save the Great Lakes:
Saying ecosystem is threatened, officials use poison on invasive carp."
- Noah Hall was quoted in an Oct. 25 article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel titled "Great Lakes aid isn't a cure-all: Despite $475 million restoration plan, damage continues in freshwater system." The federal government's restoration plan does little or nothing to stop the pollution of the Great Lakes, Hall maintained. "This (plan) was not meant to be a list of new regulatory actions or legal requirements that should be imposed on local governments and industry to protect the Great Lakes from further harm," he said.
- Noah Hall commented in The Michigan Messenger in an article regarding the Michigan Supreme Court's Dow class-action ruling. Professor Hall emphasizes that the ruling preserves the ability for victims of environmental pollution to sue as a class.
- Noah Hall wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press addressing the City of Detroit's garbage incinerator - the largest trash incinerator in the world. He urged the City Council to stop using the incinerator and for the city to move forward with a proposal from a broad coalition of community groups called a New Business Model for Solid Waste Management in Detroit, which relies heavily on recycling.
- Noah Hall sent a letter, featured in the Ann Arbor News, to Ann Arbor city officials notifying them that a planned underground parking structure may violate state air quality laws by facilitating increased vehicular traffic in the downtown area.
- Noah Hall commented in an article on water rights in the York County Coast Star.
- Noah Hall provided his environmental law expertise in the LA Times in a story about Nestle Waters North America wanting to tap an aquifer feeding a pair of springs near Colorado Springs, and draw 65 million gallons of water per year to bottle and sell under its Arrowhead brand.
- Noah Hall and recent comments on his blog were referenced in an article in the Lansing City Pulse on Feb. 25, 2009, about proposed new coal-fired power plants in Michigan. Hall talks about the extent of Gov. Granholm's authority over the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
- Noah Hall commented on BNA Daily Environment on Feb. 25, 2009, in an article titled "Michigan Attorney General's Opinion Calls Governor's Coal Plant Directive Unauthorized"
- Noah Hall shared his thoughts about the strengthening of state water laws on MLive in a story titled "Great Lakes activists want stronger protections" on Nov. 11, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Deb Price in the Detroit News in an article titled "White House signals approval for Great Lakes protection pact" on Sept. 24, 2008. He was also featured in the Detroit Free Press, the Grand Rapid Press and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding the same matter.
- Noah Hall was recently featured by Holly Pyhtila in the Earth Island Journal in an article titled "Pink water: plastics, pesticides, and pills are contaminating our drinking supply."
- Noah Hall was quoted by Tina Lam in the Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story titled "House OKs Great Lakes Compact" on Sept. 24, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dave Dempsey at Alternet.org in an article titled "Will Thirsty States Get Great Lakes Water?" on Aug. 27, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dan Egan in the Charleston Gazzette in an article titled "Public strongly backs laws protecting Great Lakes" on Aug. 22, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dan Egan in a story about the Great Lakes Water Compact in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Aug. 16, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Daniel C. Vock in a Stateline.org article titled "Great Lakes states protect their water" on July 30, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by the Associated Press in an article titled "Deal with Clorox sparks Sierra Club feud" on July 16, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted briefly in an AP article about an environmental protection agreement between Clorox Co. and the Sierra Club on July 17 and 18, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by the Associated Press in an article titled "Deal with Clorox sparks Sierra Club feud" on July 16, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by David Schaper on NPR in an article about the Great Lakes Water Compact on July 8, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Jim Lynch in the Detroit News in an article titled "Border battles: Canada, U.S. increasingly at odds over pollution issues" on June 27, 2008. Hall also appeared on WDET's "Detroit Today" program regarding the same topic.
- Noah Hall was quoted by the Greenwire in an article titled "Water Pollution: Florida state, local government abusing coastal waters - studies" on June 27, 2008. (Subscription required)
- Noah Hall was quoted by Jim Lynch in the Detroit News in an article titled "Border battles" on June 27, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by John F. Bonfatti in the Buffalo News in an article about the importance of the Great Lakes Water Compact. The article was titled "Lake Effect" and ran on June 3, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Kristina Smith Horn in an article titled "Change proposed for water deal" in the Port Clinton News Herald on May 16, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Michael Scott in the Plain Dealer Reporter in an article titled "In future of scarcity, liquid resource could mean wealth" on April 13, 2008. (Subscription Required)
- Noah Hall was quoted by Samantha Young in the Mercury News in an article titled "Bottling plants face opposition as fears grow over water supplies" on April 9, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Michael Scott in the Cleveland Plain Dealer in an article titled "Great Lakes Water Compact weights on region's future" on April 6, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dan Egan in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an article titled "Great Lakes deal announced" on April 9, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Michael Scott and Julie Mack in the Kalamazoo Gazette in an article titled "Great Lakes focus of drought debate" on April 6, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Tina Lam in the Detroit Free Press in an article titled "Lakes forecast: Tension high, and Michigan partly to blame" on April 3, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Michael Scott in the Cleveland Plain Dealer in an article titled "Water is the Great Lakes area's prize" on March 30, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Michael Scott in the Plain Dealer Reporter in an article titled "Who owns our water?" on March 30, 2008.
- Noah Hall was highlighted in a story in The South End on March 19, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by the Duluth News-Tribune in an article titled "EDITORIAL: Let's not water down Great Lakes Compact" on Feb. 18, 2008.
- Noah Hall was by John Flesher in the Associated Press in an article titled "Proposed changes could unravel Great Lakes compact, backers say" on Feb. 15, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dan Egan in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an article titled "Great Lakes compact hits rough waters; 2 say state gets a raw deal" on Feb. 17, 2008.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Jim Lynch in The Detroit News in an article titled "A nation's growing thirst threatens a Great Lakes water war" on Jan. 7, 2008.
- Noah Hall testimony at the Congressional hearing on bottled water on was recently featured in The Detroit Free Press and Earth News.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Jim Lynch in The Detroit News in an article titled "Lansing moves to protect Lakes" on Dec. 6, 2007.
- Noah Hall was quoted in an AP story and in articles written by environmental reporters for numerous newspapers throughout the Great Lakes region regarding a suggested compact to preserve the quality and quantity of water in the Great Lakes. A report co-authored by Hall and recent Wayne Law grad Bret Stuntz, '07, and published by the National Wildlife Federation, urges federal and state governments to get more serious about barring water diversions and preserving water quality. "The Great Lakes are facing the one-two punch of global warming and water diversion," Hall points out.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Chicago Tribune writer Tim Jones in a story titled "Great Lakes key front in water wars - Western, Southern states covet Midwest resource" on Oct. 28, 2007.
- Noah Hall was quoted by Dan Egan in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an article titled "A water query from out West: Hopeful's interest in Great Lakes renews call for compact," on Oct. 5, 2007.
- Noah Hall was recently quoted by Dan Egan in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story titled "BP backpedals on increasing lake pollution: Oil company far from biggest threat to water on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.