Baier has produced an intellectual tour de force with the publication of Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act. The focus of this book is the need to reform the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) because of unintended provisions that incentivize and reward environmental litigants for filing suit against federal regulatory and land management agencies, and consequentially hinder proactive cooperative efforts… Baier, a seasoned lawyer, political scientist, historian, and one of America’s leading conservationists, peels back layers of proverbial onion to reconstruct a fascinating story about how this law came into existence and the twist of fate that led to a seemingly minor provision being inserted that eventually opened the floodgates of environmental litigation.
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units
Former Chief, Northeast Region USFWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
Past President, Fellow, and Honorary Member, The Wildlife Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Michigan State University