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New Center On Urban Environmental Law: Greening Bay Area Cities, Garrett Wheeler Dec 2011

New Center On Urban Environmental Law: Greening Bay Area Cities, Garrett Wheeler

CUEL - Center for Urban Environmental Law

“We developed CUEL because while there are a lot of great programs around the country focused on climate change, energy, wildlife preservation and other rural issues, there are a lot of important concerns, particularly urban issues, that are not getting enough attention,” says CUEL founder and Co-Director, Professor Paul Kibel. “[GGU Law] is particularly well positioned to take on these issues. The greenspace project at Alameda Point is a chance to present a compelling argument to create urban parkland.”


The Principle Of Resilience, Lia Helena Monteiro De Lima Demange Nov 2011

The Principle Of Resilience, Lia Helena Monteiro De Lima Demange

Dissertations & Theses

This article departs from the observation of accentuated degradation of ecosystems worldwide to stress the urgency in changing the patterns of occupation of the land, production, consumption and the ecological and ethical goals of environmental conservation. Aiming to achieve these ends, this article proposes the acknowledgement of the principle of resilience in international environmental law. The principle of resilience is articulated herein based on the concept of ecological resilience; the values of land ethic; and the existing principles of international environmental law. Later, the article explains how the principle can be applied to adaptive governance; adaptive management; environmental impact assessment ...


Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 32, Fall 2011 Oct 2011

Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 32, Fall 2011

Environmental Law at Maryland

No abstract provided.


Back To Basics: An Agenda For The Maryland General Assembly To Protect The Environment, Rena I. Steinzor, Lee Huang Oct 2011

Back To Basics: An Agenda For The Maryland General Assembly To Protect The Environment, Rena I. Steinzor, Lee Huang

Faculty Scholarship

Maryland has a long-held reputation as a regional and national leader in environmental protection. But in some areas, especially enforcement, that reputation warrants scrutiny. For example, Maryland charges less than Pennsylvania and Virginia for some pollutant discharge permits, and the state does not assess permit fees for municipalities despite the resources required to administer those permits. The penalties for violating the Clean Water Act have remained chronically below the level allowed under federal law. Maryland law does not require MDE to penalize polluters for the full amount of the economic gain they achieved by flouting the law, unlike laws in ...


Offshore Energy After The Bp Spill: Wave, Wind And The Push To Drill, Unknown Oct 2011

Offshore Energy After The Bp Spill: Wave, Wind And The Push To Drill, Unknown

Environmental Law Symposia

Flyer for 2011 conference.


Environmental Law And Justice Clinic Fall 2011 Report, Eljc Oct 2011

Environmental Law And Justice Clinic Fall 2011 Report, Eljc

Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Founded in 1994, the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic serves the dual mission of training law students to be effective and ethical advocates and assisting low-income communities and communities of color to reduce the disparities of pollution. The clinic is staffed by ten to twelve law students, two full-time professors, a part-time staff scientist, and a Graduate Fellow. The State Bar certifies the law students to perform lawyerly tasks under the supervision of their professors.

The clinic’s 2011 work focused primarily on reducing the disparities of air pollution. This Fall 2011 report highlights some of the clinic’s work ...


Resolution 2011-01-07 Recognizing The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of The Conservation Reserve Program, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-01-07 Recognizing The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of The Conservation Reserve Program, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-02-07 Urging Financial Support For Implementation Of The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (Nawmp) And The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Nawca), Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-02-07 Urging Financial Support For Implementation Of The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (Nawmp) And The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Nawca), Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-03-07 Support For Wildlife Compact, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-03-07 Support For Wildlife Compact, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-04-07 Support For Policies And Practices That Ensure The Sustainable Use Of Wildlife, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-04-07 Support For Policies And Practices That Ensure The Sustainable Use Of Wildlife, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-05-07 Use Of Trapper Education Program And Continued Support For Regulated Trapping In North America (July 15, 2011), Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-05-07 Use Of Trapper Education Program And Continued Support For Regulated Trapping In North America (July 15, 2011), Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-06-07 Appreciation To Ollie Torgerson, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-06-07 Appreciation To Ollie Torgerson, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Resolution 2011-07-07 Appreciation To The State Of Nebraska, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Sep 2011

Resolution 2011-07-07 Appreciation To The State Of Nebraska, Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies

Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Flight Park At Alameda Point, Alan Ramo Sep 2011

Flight Park At Alameda Point, Alan Ramo

CUEL - Center for Urban Environmental Law

No abstract provided.


Keeping It Legal: Transboundary Management Challenges Facing Brazil And The Guarani, David N. Cassuto Sep 2011

Keeping It Legal: Transboundary Management Challenges Facing Brazil And The Guarani, David N. Cassuto

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This paper examines the legal and ecological problems facing the Guarani Aquifer System. Because the majority of the Guarani Aquifer System underlies Brazil, the Brazilian legal regime forms the paper’s principal focus. The importance of the region makes the need for accurate information crucial. Yet relying on such information to manage a complex resource presents risks. Too often, the role of uncertainty in regulating is underplayed. Increasing knowledge over the resource demands categorizing “hard” and “soft” uncertainties, especially those presented by climate change. In addition, regulators must acknowledge the unitary nature of the aquifer while remaining sensitive to differing ...


"Introduction" (Chapter 1) Of Stories About Science In Law: Literary And Historical Images Of Acquired Expertise (Ashgate 2011), David S. Caudill Aug 2011

"Introduction" (Chapter 1) Of Stories About Science In Law: Literary And Historical Images Of Acquired Expertise (Ashgate 2011), David S. Caudill

Working Paper Series

This is the introductory chapter of Stories About Science in Law: Literary and Historical Images of Acquired Expertise (Ashgate, 2011), explaining that the book presents examples of how literary accounts can provide a supplement to our understanding of science in law. Challenging the view that law and science are completely different, I focus on stories that explore the relationship between law and science, and identify cultural images of science that prevail in legal contexts. In contrast to other studies on the transfer and construction of expertise in legal settings, the book considers the intersection of three interdisciplinary projects-- law and ...


The Global Politics Of Food: A Critical Overview, Beth Lyon, Nancy Ehrenreich Aug 2011

The Global Politics Of Food: A Critical Overview, Beth Lyon, Nancy Ehrenreich

Working Paper Series

In May 2010, the Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad México hosted an international conference on The Global Politics of Food: Sustainability and Subordination, bringing together 33 academics and activists from seven countries to exchange ideas and information on The Global Politics of Food: Sustainability and Subordination. Published in the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, the Symposium papers examine the complex ways in which the global food system reinforces hierarchies of power and privilege. “The Global Politics of Food: A Critical Overview” provides a substantive introduction to the Symposium, identifying the disparate strands of the vast field of food politics and suggesting ...


Air Pollution & Environmental Inequity In The San Francisco Bay Area, Ken Kloc Aug 2011

Air Pollution & Environmental Inequity In The San Francisco Bay Area, Ken Kloc

Publications

Environmental justice advocates have long been concerned about the health impact of elevated air pollution levels found in disadvantaged communities across the country. Sustained public pressure on this issue has motivated regulators to initiate a variety of programs to better characterize the combined or “cumulative” air pollution exposure in localities with multiple pollution sources. In the last decade, local and state agencies have completed a number of relevant San Francisco Bay Area studies and the results are now being used to develop new pollution control policies. The goal of the present paper is to review this air quality research and ...


Wider Role For Our Miners In Africa, Lisa E. Sachs, Joel Negin, Glenn Denning Aug 2011

Wider Role For Our Miners In Africa, Lisa E. Sachs, Joel Negin, Glenn Denning

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Staff Publications

The Australian government is rapidly increasing aid to Africa. But the real story about the country's engagement in Africa is the massive investment by Australian companies in extractive industries.

More than 150 Australian resource companies are active in more than 40 African countries with a total investment greater than $20 billion, including in coal in Mozambique, copper and uranium in Zambia, gold in Eritrea and uranium in Malawi.


Epa's Iris Program: Evaluating The Science And Process Behind Chemical Risk Assessment, Rena I. Steinzor Jul 2011

Epa's Iris Program: Evaluating The Science And Process Behind Chemical Risk Assessment, Rena I. Steinzor

Congressional Testimony

No abstract provided.


When Responsive Legislation Ignores The Forest For The Trees, Matthew G. Curtis Jul 2011

When Responsive Legislation Ignores The Forest For The Trees, Matthew G. Curtis

Law Student Publications

Large-scale financial disasters have resulted in equally large-scale overhauls of the system responsible for financial industry regulation. Choice over responding parties to these disasters is minimal, and the public inevitably looks to the government for assistance and explanation. The increasingly globalized economy causes any nationwide financial regulation in the U.S. to be felt throughout international markets. U.S. environmental regulation, while not felt immediately abroad, can have drastic impacts on business planning, environmental risk-management, and human rights in the developing world.


Legislative Control Of The Menhaden Fishery, Matthew G. Curtis Jul 2011

Legislative Control Of The Menhaden Fishery, Matthew G. Curtis

Law Student Publications

This article aims to highlight the unique stance taken by Virginia’s legislature and explain why this management is better left to the commission responsible for managing every other fishery in the Commonwealth. While there may not be a conclusive link between reduction industry practices and a decline in water quality, Virginia’s legislators should recognize the shift towards an ecosystem-based model as the most effective way to sustainably manage fisheries and all natural resources.


Baselines Newsletter, No. 8, Summer/Fall 2011, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jul 2011

Baselines Newsletter, No. 8, Summer/Fall 2011, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Baselines: The Natural Resources Law Center Newsletter (2007-2011)

No abstract provided.


Comprehensive Seagrass Restoration Planning In Southwest Florida: Science, Law And Management, Althea S. Hotaling, R. Benjamin Lingle, Thomas T. Ankersen Jul 2011

Comprehensive Seagrass Restoration Planning In Southwest Florida: Science, Law And Management, Althea S. Hotaling, R. Benjamin Lingle, Thomas T. Ankersen

UF Law Faculty Publications

In coastal Florida, the development and maintenance of docks, marinas, and channels frequently cause destruction of seagrass beds. Seagrass loss is accompanied by a loss of the ecosystem services the beds provide, such as sediment stabilization, water filtration, protection from storms, and habitat and nursery grounds for fish species. The current legal framework for seagrass protection and the implementation of mitigation for seagrass loss could be improved. In this Article, the authors argue that policymakers could revise the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method to include more assessments related specifically to the ecology of seagrass beds and their ecosystem services. Seagrass mitigation ...


Envisioning The Regulatory State: Technocracy, Democracy, And Institutional Experimentation In The 2010 Financial Reform And Oil Spill Statutes, K. Sabeel Rahman Jul 2011

Envisioning The Regulatory State: Technocracy, Democracy, And Institutional Experimentation In The 2010 Financial Reform And Oil Spill Statutes, K. Sabeel Rahman

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Sustainable Development Principle In United States Environmental Law, Michael P. Healy Jul 2011

The Sustainable Development Principle In United States Environmental Law, Michael P. Healy

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

The American public perceives the principle of sustainable development and sustainability, the shorthand nomenclature, through green-tinted lenses. Whether the user of the term is academic, corporate, or governmental, the advocate of sustainability is understood as an advocate of protecting the environment. The international legal understanding of the principle of sustainable development, however, is more ambiguous than this popular American understanding.

Part II of this Article describes the important principle of sustainable development in modern international environmental law. It discusses how the sustainable development principle has evolved from its initial appearance in the 1987 Brundtland Commission Report through its central position ...


Making Sand Castles As The Tide Comes In: Legal Aspects Of Climate Justice, Elizabeth Burleson Jul 2011

Making Sand Castles As The Tide Comes In: Legal Aspects Of Climate Justice, Elizabeth Burleson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Achieving climate justice and the Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”)2 are mutually reinforcing challenges. The achievement of both is well within the capacity of the international community. Indeed, reaching carbon neutrality in an affordable, environmentally sound way requires integrating the strategies of mitigation, adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk management.


Why California Failed To Meet Its Rps Target, Deborah N. Behles Jul 2011

Why California Failed To Meet Its Rps Target, Deborah N. Behles

Publications

Congress and states are developing and implementing plans to mitigate the impact of climate change through measures that reduce greenhouse gases. Many of these efforts are focused on the electrical generation industry since approximately 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are created from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity. To reduce the greenhouse gases produced by the electrical industry sector, many greenhouse reduction plans have required increased generation of electricity through renewable, less-polluting, resources which mandates electric utilities to obtain a percentage of their power from renewable resources. Congress has attempted to follow suit by proposing several ...


Fighting For Environmental Justice Takes Long-Lasting Coalitions, Helen Kang Jul 2011

Fighting For Environmental Justice Takes Long-Lasting Coalitions, Helen Kang

Publications

“It’s official!” read Theresa Mueller’s long-awaited February 2011 e-mail to community activists. A veteran deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, Mueller was referring to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision that finally allowed the Potrero power plant, the second of the two dirtiest fossil fuel power plants in the most polluted area of San Francisco, to close.

Power plants do not typically close. Although power plants are designed to operate for thirty to forty years, most power plants continue to operate long beyond their planned life spans. The last step in a long ...


Navigating Environmental Regulations, Helen Kang Jun 2011

Navigating Environmental Regulations, Helen Kang

Publications

When compliance with federal and local laws is at issue, knowing where to look is key to ensuring not running afoul of either, explains Helen Kang of Golden Gate University School of Law.