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House Passess Unbalanced Clean Water Act, Denise D. Fort Jul 1995

House Passess Unbalanced Clean Water Act, Denise D. Fort

Faculty Scholarship

The Clean Water Act and the associated state statutes and regulations provide the framework for New Mexico's regulation (and nonregulation) of our rivers and streams. Both the federal and state laws need improvement if they are to work in New Mexico. As readers of The Green Fire Report well know, the "improvements" contemplated by the new Congress are unlikely to improve our water. H.R. 961, the House bill recently passed by the House, is simply unacceptable. President Clinton has indicated that he will veto the bill as passed by the House. Your efforts are needed to contact your ...


Its Time For A State Environmental Policy Act, Denise D. Fort Mar 1995

Its Time For A State Environmental Policy Act, Denise D. Fort

Faculty Scholarship

What single law should be the first step in protecting New Mexico's environment from the consequences of our cascading population? My nomination would go to a State Environmental Policy Act, commonly called a "state NEPA." These laws are on one level very simple, requiring only that state governments "stop and think" before taking actions with significant environmental costs. After twenty-five years of experience with the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), however, we know that a law that allows citizens input into governmental action has a profound effect on governmental action.


Stretching The Margins: The Geographic Nexus In Environmental Law, Daniel A. Farber Jan 1995

Stretching The Margins: The Geographic Nexus In Environmental Law, Daniel A. Farber

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No abstract provided.


Application Of International Water Law To Transboundary Groundwater Resources, And The Slovak-Hungarian Dispute Over Gabcikovo-Nagymaros, Gabriel Eckstein Jan 1995

Application Of International Water Law To Transboundary Groundwater Resources, And The Slovak-Hungarian Dispute Over Gabcikovo-Nagymaros, Gabriel Eckstein

Faculty Scholarship

The growth in global population and economic development has resulted in tremendous pressures on existing sources of fresh water. Human water use over the past three centuries increased by a factor of thirty-five and is growing by four to eight percent annually. Coupled with recurring international disputes over water resources, poor water management, and the realization that water is an indispensable but finite resource, these trends have propelled the use and management of transboundary groundwater resources to the forefront of legal debate.

Until recently, matters relating to groundwater resources were relatively ignored in the context of international law applicable to ...


Economic Incentives And Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Case Study Of California's Grasslands Region, Brian E. Gray, Chelsea H. Congdon, Terry F. Young Jan 1995

Economic Incentives And Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Case Study Of California's Grasslands Region, Brian E. Gray, Chelsea H. Congdon, Terry F. Young

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Federal Environmental Citizen Provisions: Obstacles And Incentives On The Road To Environmental Justice, Eileen Gauna Jan 1995

Federal Environmental Citizen Provisions: Obstacles And Incentives On The Road To Environmental Justice, Eileen Gauna

Faculty Scholarship

This article attempts to examine the special problems that community-based groups in low income and minority communities might encounter in prosecuting citizen suits under highly technical environmental statutes. To set the context for this inquiry, part II of this article describes the environmental justice movement and investigates the charge that communities of color are disproportionately and unjustly burdened with environmental hazards. Part II also explores the differences in perspective that underlie much of the conflict among environmental justice activists, mainstream environmental organizations, and EPA. Part II concludes with a look at social forces that have contributed to environmental inequities and ...


Shifting The Point Of Regulation: The International Organization For Standardization And Global Lawmaking On Trade And The Environment, Naomi Roht-Arriaza Jan 1995

Shifting The Point Of Regulation: The International Organization For Standardization And Global Lawmaking On Trade And The Environment, Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Human Rights Environmentalism: Forging Common Ground, Gabriel Eckstein, Miriam Gitlin Jan 1995

Human Rights Environmentalism: Forging Common Ground, Gabriel Eckstein, Miriam Gitlin

Faculty Scholarship

Since the early 1970s, the international community has widely acknowledged the nexus between human rights and environmental protection. References to this association and even to a human right to some minimal quality of environment, can be found in numerous international instruments. The Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment, for example, proclaims that human beings have the "fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being." Similarly, the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights states that "everyone shall have the right to live ...


The Reauthorization Of Superfund: The Public Works Alternative, Rena I. Steinzor Jan 1995

The Reauthorization Of Superfund: The Public Works Alternative, Rena I. Steinzor

Faculty Scholarship

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The Reauthorization Of Superfund: Can The Deal Of The Century Be Saved?, Rena I. Steinzor Jan 1995

The Reauthorization Of Superfund: Can The Deal Of The Century Be Saved?, Rena I. Steinzor

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Challenges To Environmental Law, John D. Leshy Jan 1995

Challenges To Environmental Law, John D. Leshy

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.