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Hoopa Valley Tribe V. Ferc, Fredrick Aaron Rains Apr 2019

Hoopa Valley Tribe V. Ferc, Fredrick Aaron Rains

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC, the Hoopa Valley Tribe challenged the intentional and continual delay of state water quality certification review of water discharged from a series of dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the states of Oregon and California, and PacifiCorp, a hydroelectric operator, were implementing an administrative scheme designed to circumvent a one-year temporal requirement for review imposed on states by the Clean Water Act. This scheme allowed PacifiCorp to operate the series of dams for over a decade without proper state water quality certification. The United States Court ...


Friends Of Animals V. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Bradley E. Tinker Oct 2018

Friends Of Animals V. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Bradley E. Tinker

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In Friends of Animals v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, the Ninth Circuit held that the plain language of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act allows for the removal of one species of bird to benefit another species. Friends of Animals argued that the Service’s experiment permitting the taking of one species––the barred owl––to advance the conservation of a different species––the northern spotted owl––violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The court, however, found that the Act delegates broad implementing discretion to the Secretary of the Interior, and neither the Act nor the underlying international conventions limit ...


Regulatory Fracture Plugging: Managing Risks To Water From Shale Development, Caroline Cecot Jan 2018

Regulatory Fracture Plugging: Managing Risks To Water From Shale Development, Caroline Cecot

Texas A&M Law Review

Debates about the desirability of widespread shale development have highlighted outstanding uncertainty about its health, safety, and environmental impacts—most prominently, its water-contamination risks—and the ability of current institutions to deal with these impacts. States, the primary regulators of oil and gas extraction, face pressure from the energy industry, local communities, and, in some cases, the federal government to strike the right balance between energy production and the health and safety of individuals and the environment—an elusive balance given the ongoing risk uncertainty. This dynamic is not especially unique to fracking, or even oil and gas extraction; instead ...


Responsible Resource Development: A Strategic Plan To Consider Social And Cultural Impacts Of Tribal Extractive Industry Development, Carla F. Fredericks, Kate Finn, Erica Gajda, Jesse Heibel Jan 2018

Responsible Resource Development: A Strategic Plan To Consider Social And Cultural Impacts Of Tribal Extractive Industry Development, Carla F. Fredericks, Kate Finn, Erica Gajda, Jesse Heibel

Articles

This paper presents a strategic, solution-based plan as a companion to our recent article, Responsible Resource Development and Prevention of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women and Children on the Fort Berthold Reservation, 40 Harv. J.L. Gender 1 (2017). As a second phase of our work to combat the issues of human trafficking and attendant drug abuse on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation), we developed a strategic plan to better understand the time, scale, and capacity necessary to address the rising social problems accompanying the boom of oil and gas development there. During our process, we discovered ...


Responsible Resource Development And Prevention Of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women And Children On The Fort Berthold Reservation, Kathleen Finn, Erica Gadja, Thomas Perin, Carla Fredericks Jan 2017

Responsible Resource Development And Prevention Of Sex Trafficking: Safeguarding Native Women And Children On The Fort Berthold Reservation, Kathleen Finn, Erica Gadja, Thomas Perin, Carla Fredericks

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In 2010, large deposits of oil and natural gas were found in the Bakken shale formation, much of which is encompassed by the Fort Berthold Indian reservation, home to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (“MHA Nation” or “Three Affiliated Tribes” or “the Tribe”). However, rapid oil and gas development has brought an unprecedented rise of violent crime on and near the Fort Berthold reservation. Specifically, the influx of well-paid male oil and gas workers, living in temporary housing often referred to as “man camps,” has coincided with a disturbing increase in sex trafficking of Native women. The social risks ...


Editor's Introduction, Daniel Franklin Feb 2016

Editor's Introduction, Daniel Franklin

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Recent Case Decisions, Daniel Franklin, Jordan Volino, John Curtis, Patrick J. Hoog, Jarrod H. Gamble, Taylor C. Venus Sep 2015

Recent Case Decisions, Daniel Franklin, Jordan Volino, John Curtis, Patrick J. Hoog, Jarrod H. Gamble, Taylor C. Venus

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Recent Case Decisions, Daniel Franklin, John Curtis, Jarrod H. Gamble, Patrick J. Hoog, Taylor C. Venus, Jordan D. Volino Jul 2015

Recent Case Decisions, Daniel Franklin, John Curtis, Jarrod H. Gamble, Patrick J. Hoog, Taylor C. Venus, Jordan D. Volino

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Recent Case Decisions, Jordan D. Volino, John C. Curtis Iii, Jarrod H. Gamble, Patrick J. Hoog, Taylor C. Venus, Daniel Franklin May 2015

Recent Case Decisions, Jordan D. Volino, John C. Curtis Iii, Jarrod H. Gamble, Patrick J. Hoog, Taylor C. Venus, Daniel Franklin

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Promoting An All Of The Above Approach Or Pushing (Oil) Addiction And Abuse?: The Curious Role Of Energy Subsidies And Mandates In U.S. Energy Policy, Joshua P. Fershee Jan 2012

Promoting An All Of The Above Approach Or Pushing (Oil) Addiction And Abuse?: The Curious Role Of Energy Subsidies And Mandates In U.S. Energy Policy, Joshua P. Fershee

Joshua P Fershee

President Bush declared America “addicted to oil” in his fifth State of the Union address, uttering what is now a common refrain used to urge the development of alternative fuel sources. Before progress can be made to modernize the U.S. fuel mix, though, it is important to consider how and why the current fuel mix came to be. To do so, this article first considers whether the United States is, in fact, addicted to oil. The article looks to the medical definitions of addiction and analyzes the U.S. relationship with oil to assist in analyzing the potential effectiveness ...


Cicero's Beloved Republic: The Insufficiency Of Expanded Humanistic Rhetoric In The Service Of Comparative Law, Richard O. Brooks Jan 2009

Cicero's Beloved Republic: The Insufficiency Of Expanded Humanistic Rhetoric In The Service Of Comparative Law, Richard O. Brooks

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

We are now at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The United States, like Republican Rome two millennia earlier, teeters between becoming an expanded empire, a declining republic, or paradoxically, both.


Fitting A Square Peg In A Round [Drill] Hole: The Evolving Legal Treatment Of Coalbed Methane Produced Water In The Intermountain West, Colby E. Barrett Apr 2008

Fitting A Square Peg In A Round [Drill] Hole: The Evolving Legal Treatment Of Coalbed Methane Produced Water In The Intermountain West, Colby E. Barrett

Student Scholarship Papers

Groundwater resources in the Intermountain West (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) continue to dwindle while populations expand. Oil and natural gas production in the region continues to increase, with a corresponding increase in production waste (mostly water). In the 1950s, each state set up an oil and gas conservation commission to regulate the disposal of the relatively small amounts of highly saline water produced during conventional oil and gas extraction. Beginning in the 1980s, however, energy producers began extracting methane trapped in coal seams that were too deep to mine conventionally. Today, this coalbed methane comprises nearly 10 ...


Isla Journal Of International And Comparative Law, Isla Journal Of International And Comparative Law Jan 2008

Isla Journal Of International And Comparative Law, Isla Journal Of International And Comparative Law

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Oil. The Geopolitics Of Oil And Iraq, Issam Al-Chalabi Jul 2007

Oil. The Geopolitics Of Oil And Iraq, Issam Al-Chalabi

New England Journal of Public Policy

The author deals only with the recent developments that will shape the destiny of Iraq and determine whether it will remain a unified country or disintegrate. He is not optimistic.


Why Care About The Polar Bear?: Economic Analysis Of Natural Resources Law And Policy [Outline], Lisa Heinzerling Jun 2007

Why Care About The Polar Bear?: Economic Analysis Of Natural Resources Law And Policy [Outline], Lisa Heinzerling

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

1 page.

"Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown Law School" -- Agenda


The Problem Of Federal-Private Split Mineral Estates: Who Has Control?, David B. Shaver, Andrew C. Mergen, Scott W. Hardt, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Apr 1996

The Problem Of Federal-Private Split Mineral Estates: Who Has Control?, David B. Shaver, Andrew C. Mergen, Scott W. Hardt, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

The Problem of Federal-Private Split Mineral Estates: Who Has Control? (April 23)

19 pages.

Includes footnotes.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on April 23, 1996.

Contents: National Park Service regulation of private mineral estates / David B. Shaver -- Recent litigation regarding federal split estates : who has control? what are the limits? / Andrew C. Mergen -- The problem of federal-private split mineral estates / Scott W. Hardt

Many federally owned lands overlie privately owned oil and gas and mineral rights. Increasingly, the competition between agency multiple use directives and private interests in resource development has resulted in legal battles between the federal government, which seeks to ...


Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Nov 1995

Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas Development On Tribal Lands: Who Has The Authority?, Richard B. Collins, Tom Shipps, Marla Williams, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas Development on Tribal Lands: Who Has the Authority? (November 1)

14 pages.

Collection of 3 papers presented at the Hot Topics in Natural Resources Law program held on Nov. 1, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references.

Contents:

Environmental regulation of oil and gas development on tribal lands : who has authority? / Richard Collins -- Environmental regulation of energy resource development on Indian reservation land / Tom Shipps -- Colorado Oil and Gas [Conservation] Commission jurisdiction over environmental matters on Indian lands / Marla Williams

Jurisdiction to regulate the environmental impacts of oil and gas development on the reservation has been contested by tribes, the state, private land owners and federal agencies. Should the state be able to ...


Deregulation Of The Natural Gas Industry, Elisabeth Pendley Mar 1995

Deregulation Of The Natural Gas Industry, Elisabeth Pendley

Implications of FERC Order No. 636 for the Natural Gas Industry (March 13)

4 pages.

Hot Topic: Implications of FERC Order No. 636 for the Natural Gas Industry.

After one year of natural gas pipeline deregulation, what impact has Order No. 636, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 1992, had on the natural gas industry - specifically, pipeline and local distribution companies? What additional changes might occur? Elisabeth Pendley, of KN Energy and the NRLC 1995 El Paso Natural Gas Law Fellow, will discuss the dramatic changes to the natural gas industry caused by FERC Order No. 636.


Agenda: The Public Lands During The Remainder Of The 20th Century: Planning, Law, And Policy In The Federal Land Agencies, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 1987

Agenda: The Public Lands During The Remainder Of The 20th Century: Planning, Law, And Policy In The Federal Land Agencies, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

The Public Lands During the Remainder of the 20th Century: Planning, Law, and Policy in the Federal Land Agencies (Summer Conference, June 8-10)

Conference organizers and/or speakers included University of Colorado School of Law professors Lawrence J. MacDonnell and Charles F. Wilkinson.

Public land management has undergone major changes in recent years in response to the greatly increased planning responsibilities mandated by Congress.

Public Lands During the Remainder of the 20th Century: Planning Law and Policy in the Federal Land Agencies looked at management and planning issues related to seven major resources in the public lands: timber, rangeland, minerals, wildlife, water, recreation, and preservation values. Charles F. Wilkinson, Professor of Law, University of Colorado, gave a luncheon talk on "Public Land Planning ...


“Don’T Go Near The Water” (Coal Leasing On Public Lands), Harrison Loesch Jul 1980

“Don’T Go Near The Water” (Coal Leasing On Public Lands), Harrison Loesch

Federal Lands, Laws and Policies and the Development of Natural Resources: A Short Course (Summer Conference, July 28-August 1)

5 pages.