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The Waiter At The Party: A Parable Of Ecosystem Management In The Everglades, Alfred R. Light Oct 2006

The Waiter At The Party: A Parable Of Ecosystem Management In The Everglades, Alfred R. Light

Alfred Light

No abstract provided.


Reunion In Salem: Updating The Mtbe Controversy, Richard O. Faulk Sep 2006

Reunion In Salem: Updating The Mtbe Controversy, Richard O. Faulk

Richard Faulk

Concerned about groundwater contamination and the potential health effects of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive used to curtail air pollution, several states have banned its use. Similarly, MTBE hus been the subject ofa great deal of litigation. And while the Energy Policy Act of 2005 did not ban MTBE outright, it eliminated the federal oxygenate requirement for gasoline, thereby making the additive unnecessary. But according to RichardFaulk and./ohrr Gray, the controversy surrounding MTBE is greatly exaggerated. Moreover, MTBE represents only about 11% of the dangerous chemicals in gasoline that leak from USE into groundwater. Banning MTBE ...


Bilateral Breakdown: U.S. – Canada Pollution Disputes, Noah D. Hall Jul 2006

Bilateral Breakdown: U.S. – Canada Pollution Disputes, Noah D. Hall

Noah D Hall

The United States and Canada have one of the strongest bilateral relationships in the world, and the history of cooperation and diplomacy on environmental matters has been a major part of their relationship. However, as some recent efforts to resolve U.S.- Canadian pollution disputes through diplomacy and international law have failed, environmental advocates have looked to domestic litigation in U.S. courts to vindicate their rights. Is this a welcome development for environmental protection or a troubling trend for bilateral diplomacy? This essay explores the recent developments with a historical perspective and provides some recommendations for balancing the competing ...


Toward A New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management In The Great Lakes Region, Noah D. Hall May 2006

Toward A New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management In The Great Lakes Region, Noah D. Hall

Noah D Hall

This article presents a new model for environmental policy, called cooperative horizontal federalism. The cooperative horizontal federalism approach utilizes a constitutional mechanism for states to bind themselves to common substantive and procedural environmental protection standards, implemented individually with regional resources and enforcement. Here, the concept of cooperative horizontal federalism model is illustrated through the recently proposed Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. Under this proposed compact, the eight Great Lakes states would cooperatively manage the world’s largest freshwater resource under common minimum standards, which are then incorporated into state law and implemented individually. This cooperative horizontal federalism ...


The Real Problem With New Source Review, Shi-Ling Hsu Feb 2006

The Real Problem With New Source Review, Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

No abstract provided.


The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act Of 2005: Just What The Doctor Ordered For Cleaning Up Methfields—Or Sugar Pill Placebo?, Aaron R. Harmon Jan 2006

The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act Of 2005: Just What The Doctor Ordered For Cleaning Up Methfields—Or Sugar Pill Placebo?, Aaron R. Harmon

Aaron R. Harmon

Methamphetamine labs can be set up anywhere. One batch of methamphetamine produces five to seven pounds of toxic byproduct. These contaminants are often dumped at the production site and, along with airborne contaminants from the cooking process, leave behind a “methfield.” States have developed widely divergent standards for methfield remediation. This Comment examines the solution proposed under the Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2005 (“MRRA”). Part II provides some background on methamphetamine use, production, and cleanup. Part III reviews how methfields have been addressed by state and federal agencies. Part IV evaluates the MRRA and assesses its potential contributions to ...


Protecting The Public Trust And Human Rights In The Great Lakes, Melissa K. Scanlan Jan 2006

Protecting The Public Trust And Human Rights In The Great Lakes, Melissa K. Scanlan

Melissa K. Scanlan

No abstract provided.


Realizing The Promise Of The Great Lakes Compact: A Policy Analysis For State Implementation, Melissa K. Scanlan, Jodi H. Sinykin, James Krohelski Jan 2006

Realizing The Promise Of The Great Lakes Compact: A Policy Analysis For State Implementation, Melissa K. Scanlan, Jodi H. Sinykin, James Krohelski

Melissa K. Scanlan

No abstract provided.


New Orleans, The Chesapeake, And The Future Of Environmental Assessment: Overcoming The Natural Resources Law Of Unintended Consequences, Erin Ryan Jan 2006

New Orleans, The Chesapeake, And The Future Of Environmental Assessment: Overcoming The Natural Resources Law Of Unintended Consequences, Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan

This piece tells the tale of two disappearing wetlands—those surrounding Louisiana's Gulf Coast and those fringing the Chesapeake Bay—each providing new insight into the old quandary of unintended consequences that lies at the center of natural resource management. Louisiana's losses follow three hundred years of natural resource engineering to accomplish effective flood control along the Mississippi River, while the Chesapeake losses follow implementation of among the most meticulous wetlands-protection programs of its time. And yet, New Orleans suffered a catastrophic flood, and Chesapeake wetlands continue to disappear. How could this happen? Call it the “Natural Resources ...