All posts by Blake Hudson

Blake Hudson is a Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. After graduating from the University of Montevallo, he attended Duke University, where he obtained his law degree from Duke Law School and his Masters in Environmental Science & Policy from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. The views expressed here are not intended to reflect the views of the University of Houston.

Beyond Biblical Stewardship: The Utilitarian Conservative Case for Biodiversity Protection

What if I told you that a proposed industrial development that would employ 5,000 workers may not proceed because it would destroy habitat of a scorpion species? Would you argue that the development and the […]

Protecting Future Generations: The Environment/Abortion Dilemma

Shortly after President Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, I ran across the following Facebook post: I’m not certain how many yet to be born children of the […]

The Mistake of Linking Climate Change and Evolution When Advocating for Science

It is often said that the general public is guilty of science denial—that is, rejecting scientific facts ranging “from evolution to climate change…” If scientists are unable to convince the general public that evolution is a […]

Jobs, Consumption, and the “Angry” Trump Voter

In President Trump’s inaugural address, he stated: “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.” Trump blames job loss on “bad” trade […]

The Rural Environment

In simple terms, this project arose out of a desire to bridge a gap in discourse between stereotypical “environmentalists” and stereotypical “rural conservatives”—a gap that is widening. I say “stereotypical” because these two categories are not mutually […]