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International Trade And Investment Law And Carbon Management Technologies, Shi-Ling Hsu, Nigel Bankes, Anatlole Boute, Steve Charnovitz, Sarah Mccalla, Nicholas Rivers, Elizabeth Whitsitt Jul 2013

International Trade And Investment Law And Carbon Management Technologies, Shi-Ling Hsu, Nigel Bankes, Anatlole Boute, Steve Charnovitz, Sarah Mccalla, Nicholas Rivers, Elizabeth Whitsitt

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Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases will require the developing carbon management technologies that are not currently available or that are not currently cost-effective. While market mechanisms, such as carbon pricing, must play a central role in stimulating the development of these technologies, governmental policy aimed at fostering carbon management technologies and lowering their costs must also play a part. Both types of policies will form part of an optimal greenhouse gas control portfolio. This article develops a framework of international trade and investment law insofar as they may affect carbon management technologies. While it is commonly perceived that international trade ...


A Conservative Approach To Environmental Law: Be Data Driven, Shi-Ling Hsu Apr 2013

A Conservative Approach To Environmental Law: Be Data Driven, Shi-Ling Hsu

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A Game-Theoretic Model Of International Climate Negotiations, Shi-Ling Hsu Jan 2013

A Game-Theoretic Model Of International Climate Negotiations, Shi-Ling Hsu

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Urban Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman Jan 2013

Urban Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman

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Growing domestic energy development—the extraction of fuels and construction of electricity generation facilities—poses new challenges to a country accustomed to importing much of its energy. As has always been the case, fuel in the form of oil, gas, sunlight, wind, water, or other energy sources must be extracted wherever it happens to be found. Compounding this challenge is the fact that some of our most abundant remaining energy sources exist in low concentrations and are widely distributed. As we tap these sources in ever more numerous locations, energy development bumps up against certain human population centers. The City ...


Community-Scale Renewable Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman, Sara C. Bronin Jan 2013

Community-Scale Renewable Energy, Hannah J. Wiseman, Sara C. Bronin

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The Private Role In Public Fracturing Disclosure And Regulation, Hannah J. Wiseman Jan 2013

The Private Role In Public Fracturing Disclosure And Regulation, Hannah J. Wiseman

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Abstract: Recent domestic growth in oil and gas natural gas production from shales and sandstones called “tight” formations—largely enabled by a modified technology called slickwater hydraulic fracturing—has driven both economic growth and environmental concerns. Public concerns have often focused on the chemicals used in the fracturing process, yet federal regulations requiring disclosure of chemicals are weak. In the midst of initial “threats” of federal intervention, industry—along with state regulators—developed a website that enabled chemical disclosure. State regulations later mandated disclosure through this website, or allowed it as one option within a mandatory disclosure regime. Independently, gas ...


Administrative Proxies For Judicial Review: Building Legitimacy From The Inside-Out, David L. Markell, Emily Hammond Jan 2013

Administrative Proxies For Judicial Review: Building Legitimacy From The Inside-Out, David L. Markell, Emily Hammond

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Judicial review is considered an indispensable legitimizer of the administrative state. Not only is it a hallmark feature of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), but the various standards of review reinforce democratic norms, promote accountability, and act as a check against arbitrariness. Unreviewable agency actions, therefore, must find their legitimacy elsewhere. This article evaluates the promise of “inside-out” legitimacy as an alternative or complement to judicial review. We theorize, based on insights from the administrative law and procedural justice literatures, that administrative process design can do much to advance legitimacy without the need to rely on judicial review to check ...


Risk And Response In Fracturing Policy, Hannah J. Wiseman Jan 2013

Risk And Response In Fracturing Policy, Hannah J. Wiseman

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An oil and gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing (also called fracing, fracking, or hydrofracking) has swept the country and has raised the stakes of the energy policy debate. As operators drill thousands of new wells and inject water and chemicals down these wells in order to fracture underground shale and tight sandstone formations, concerned citizens’ groups and the media have pointed to flaming tap water and have worried about chemical contamination; at the same time, industry representatives and many state regulators have sworn that the practice has never contaminated groundwater. The outpouring of attention to injection—just one stage ...