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Trending @ Rwu Law: Julia Wyman's Post: The Threat Of Marine Debris 12-13-2016, Julia Wyman Dec 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Julia Wyman's Post: The Threat Of Marine Debris 12-13-2016, Julia Wyman

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Biopolarity: Coral Scientists Between Hope And Despair, Irus Braverman Dec 2016

Biopolarity: Coral Scientists Between Hope And Despair, Irus Braverman

Journal Articles

Biopolarity draws on extensive interviews with dozens of coral scientists and on my observations of the international coral reef symposium in Hawaii on June 2016 to document the oscillation of coral scientists between hope and despair in their imaginations of coral futures. At one extreme of the oscillation are catastrophic predictions of the death of corals by the mid-21st century. In this despondent narrative, corals are getting fried and nothing short of an abrupt (and unlikely) shift in how humans use fossil fuels will save them. The pessimistic trajectory of this swing of the pendulum comes replete with daunting maps ...


Climate Change Impacts On Municipal Negligence Liability In Rhode Island, Manta Dircks Dec 2016

Climate Change Impacts On Municipal Negligence Liability In Rhode Island, Manta Dircks

Sea Grant Law Fellow Publications

No abstract provided.


Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman Dec 2016

Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman

Senior Honors Projects

Stormwater and oil are common urban contaminants that can be harmful to fish species. One way of recognizing exposed and impaired fish is by monitoring gene expression and gene induction. This study focused on the identification and validation of reference genes for measuring contaminant-induced changes in gene expression due to urban influence. In this study, reference genes (which are genes used to normalize data and remain consistent in varying exposures regardless of organism and tissue type) were established. Six genes were identified as reference genes (ef1a, wdtc1, mtm1, spop, rxrba and tuba1) from a longer list of potential reference genes ...


N Dakota Pipeline Protest Is A Harbinger Of Many More, Lauren Carasik Nov 2016

N Dakota Pipeline Protest Is A Harbinger Of Many More, Lauren Carasik

Media Presence

No abstract provided.


The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis Of Perceived And Real Problems With Proposed Solutions, Elizabeth Armistead Andrews, Roy A. Hoagland Nov 2016

The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis Of Perceived And Real Problems With Proposed Solutions, Elizabeth Armistead Andrews, Roy A. Hoagland

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2016

Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Marine Affairs Institute Conferences, Lectures, and Events

No abstract provided.


Agenda: Flpma Turns 40, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Oct 2016

Agenda: Flpma Turns 40, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

FLPMA Turns 40 (October 21)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers approximately 245 million acres of our public lands and yet, for most of our nation's history, these lands seemed largely destined to end up in private hands. Even when the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 ushered in an important era of better managing public grazing districts and "promoting the highest use of the public lands," such use of our public lands still was plainly considered temporary, "pending its final disposal." It was not until 1976 with the passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) that congress adopted a policy ...


Slides: Flpma In Its Historical Context, John D. Leshy Oct 2016

Slides: Flpma In Its Historical Context, John D. Leshy

FLPMA Turns 40 (October 21)

Presenter: John D. Leshy, Sunderland Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, U.C. Hastings College of the Law

36 slides

This session traces the history of FLPMA including, among other things, its legislative, administrative, and historical antecedents, including for example, the Public Land Law Review Commission’s 1970 report, One Third of Our Nation’s Lands. It then considers FLPMA’s unique public lands policies and requirements and how they are reflected in the BLM’s management of public lands today.

See: https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/blm/history/contents.htm


Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2016

Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Getches-Wilkinson Center Newsletter, Fall 2016, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment Oct 2016

Getches-Wilkinson Center Newsletter, Fall 2016, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment Newsletter (2013-)

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (October 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2016

Law Library Blog (October 2016): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


When States' Legislation And Constitutions Collide With Angry Locals: Shale Oil And Gas Development And Its Many Masters, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson Oct 2016

When States' Legislation And Constitutions Collide With Angry Locals: Shale Oil And Gas Development And Its Many Masters, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This Article explores the nationally common problem of tension and conflict among state oil and gas statutes, constitutional home rule, and local control by considering intersections and tensions among the Ohio Constitution’s home rule authority, the Ohio oil and gas law’s preemption provision, and the many regulatory efforts of Ohio’s local governments. It explores the scope of the Ohio Constitution’s home rule authority, in part, by evaluating courts’ statements on the validity of several types of local ordinances, as they confront home rule and a legislative attempt at preemption. Types of local ordinances evaluated include those ...


Hampton Roads Sanitation District’S Sustainable Water Initiative For Tomorrow Proposal, Patrick Harner, Alexa Pecht, Emily Tucker Oct 2016

Hampton Roads Sanitation District’S Sustainable Water Initiative For Tomorrow Proposal, Patrick Harner, Alexa Pecht, Emily Tucker

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Legislative History Of The Mccarran Amendment: An Effort To Determine Whether Congress Intended For State Court Jurisdiction To Extend To Indian Reserved Water Rights, Dylan R. Hedden-Nicely Oct 2016

Legislative History Of The Mccarran Amendment: An Effort To Determine Whether Congress Intended For State Court Jurisdiction To Extend To Indian Reserved Water Rights, Dylan R. Hedden-Nicely

Articles

The year 1976 marked a sea change in federal policy regarding the treatment of American Indian tribes and their water rights. In that year, the Supreme Court of the United States was called upon to determine the scope of the McCarran Amendment, a rider on a federal appropriations bill that waived the sovereign immunity of the United States in state court general stream adjudications “where it appears that the United States is the owner or is in the process of acquiring water rights by appropriation under State law, by purchase, by exchange, or otherwise.” The Supreme Court, in what has ...


Local Official And Climate Change, Stephen R. Miller Oct 2016

Local Official And Climate Change, Stephen R. Miller

Articles

It is well-known that land use patterns can affect climate change—particularly the relation between land use development and transportation infrastructure. Yet even the most aggressive efforts to address climate change have largely ignored land use. This disconnect was noted in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent series of reports, collectively known as the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This Article, adapted from Chapter 5 of Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law & Policy (ELI Press 2016), seeks to make insights into land use development from the AR5 more readily accessible to the U.S. local official, with emphasis ...


Working Waterfronts: On History, Conflicts, And Finding A Balance Case Studies Of The Lynnhaven River, The Ware River, And The Eastern Shore Of Virginia, Noah Trombly, Derek Van De Walle, Chelsea Wilkins Oct 2016

Working Waterfronts: On History, Conflicts, And Finding A Balance Case Studies Of The Lynnhaven River, The Ware River, And The Eastern Shore Of Virginia, Noah Trombly, Derek Van De Walle, Chelsea Wilkins

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Marine Law Symposium: Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England 11/04/2016, Roger Wiliams University School Of Law Sep 2016

Marine Law Symposium: Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England 11/04/2016, Roger Wiliams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Un Environment Guide For Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Laws, Richard L. Ottinger Sep 2016

Un Environment Guide For Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Laws, Richard L. Ottinger

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This Guide is written as a sequel to the 2007 UN Environment Programme Handbook for Legal Draftsmen on Environmentally Sound Management of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources.

This Guide, as the Handbook, is written in response to needs expressed, particularly by energy efficiency and renewable energy project initiators, government officials, energy managers, project developers and particularly developing country energy legal draftsmen, asking for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion and implementation of sound energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource development, and presents legislative options ...


Blood In Honduras, Silence In The United States, Lauren Carasik Aug 2016

Blood In Honduras, Silence In The United States, Lauren Carasik

Media Presence

No abstract provided.


The Lautenberg Act: Chemical Safety Overhaul Of The Toxic Substances Control Act, Alyssa S. Rosen Aug 2016

The Lautenberg Act: Chemical Safety Overhaul Of The Toxic Substances Control Act, Alyssa S. Rosen

Pace Law Faculty Publications

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), a landmark bipartisan compromise legislation designed to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Lautenberg Act makes it easier for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate toxic substances while providing the chemical industry with regulatory clarity and certainty. Law Librarians, practicing lawyers, and academics have taken note of this groundbreaking law that most likely will set the template for the next generation of environmental reform by tackling issues such as preemption of state law, protection of vulnerable ...


Regional Framework For Coastal Resilience In Southern Connecticut: Legal, Policy, And Regulatory Assessment, Marine Affairs Institute (Mai), Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2016

Regional Framework For Coastal Resilience In Southern Connecticut: Legal, Policy, And Regulatory Assessment, Marine Affairs Institute (Mai), Roger Williams University School Of Law

Sea Grant Law Fellow Publications

No abstract provided.


Money For Nothing: A Case Study On Leveraging Donated Property To Satisfy Federal Grant Match Requirements, Garrett Gee Jul 2016

Money For Nothing: A Case Study On Leveraging Donated Property To Satisfy Federal Grant Match Requirements, Garrett Gee

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


State Innovation On Climate Change: Reducing Emissions From Key Sectors While Preparing For A New Normal, Gabriel Pacyniak Jul 2016

State Innovation On Climate Change: Reducing Emissions From Key Sectors While Preparing For A New Normal, Gabriel Pacyniak

Faculty Scholarship

Climate change is a global phenomenon that is causing sea levels to rise, floods and droughts to become more severe, and countless other impacts. States are implementing many innovative initiatives that are helpful models for other state and federal action—catalyzing changes well beyond their borders. State and local governments possess important legal authorities in areas such as utilities regulation, infrastructure investment, and land use—governing important policies, programs and investments that have long-term consequences in the fight against climate change. More recently, states have begun to undertake efforts to prepare for the consequences of climate change—developing “adaptation plans ...


Climate Change And The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load: Policy Priorities And Options, Joseph Kurt, Victor Unnone Jul 2016

Climate Change And The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load: Policy Priorities And Options, Joseph Kurt, Victor Unnone

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Tools For A Resilient Virginia Coast: Designing A Successful Tdr Program For Virginia’S Middle Peninsula, Jessica Lung, Michael Killius Jul 2016

Tools For A Resilient Virginia Coast: Designing A Successful Tdr Program For Virginia’S Middle Peninsula, Jessica Lung, Michael Killius

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Environmental Law And Justice Clinic 2015-2016 Report, Helen H. Kang Jun 2016

Environmental Law And Justice Clinic 2015-2016 Report, Helen H. Kang

Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Founded in 1994 in consultation with community leaders, the Clinic serves as a training ground for the next generation of social justice advocates and provides critical legal services to under-served communities throughout California and beyond. As one of the first law clinics in the United States to prioritize environmental justice, the Clinic has been widely recognized as a provider of high quality pro bono legal support to communities suffering the most from pollution.

In its third decade of service, the Clinic has focused particular attention on clean drinking water for low-income communities and clean energy for California, while continuing its ...


The Supreme Court’S New Electricity Federalism, Joel B. Eisen May 2016

The Supreme Court’S New Electricity Federalism, Joel B. Eisen

Law Faculty Publications

This Insights piece is excerpted from the article, Dual Electricity Federalism Is Dead: But How Dead And What Replaces It?, in the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.

In a remarkable burst of activity, the U.S. Supreme Court decided three cases in the past year involving the split of jurisdiction between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the states in the energy sector. FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association and Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing dealt with the relationship between FERC and the states in governing the electric grid under the Federal Power Act (FPA). ONEOK ...


It’S Time For The Fda To Define ‘Natural’, Jason J. Czarnezki May 2016

It’S Time For The Fda To Define ‘Natural’, Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The authors discusses the FDA 's recent call for comments on a definition of the term natural as it applies to food.


Protection Of The Marine Environment Under International Law And Kuwaiti Criminal Law, Yousef H. Almutairi May 2016

Protection Of The Marine Environment Under International Law And Kuwaiti Criminal Law, Yousef H. Almutairi

Dissertations & Theses

The marine environment has unique characteristics that distinguish it from other elements of nature. Since seas and oceans cover more than two-thirds of the earth, they play a vital role in achieving biological and climatic balance on the planet. The marine environment also plays an important role in human life, since it has plenty of nutritious and industrial resources that directly affect human welfare. It also contains huge amounts of oil and natural gas, which has played a role in the economic prosperity of the world. Moreover, seas are considered a source of freshwater through resorting to desalination of seawater ...