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Defining Interim Storage Of Nuclear Waste, Max Johnson Jan 2023

Defining Interim Storage Of Nuclear Waste, Max Johnson

Northwestern University Law Review

Nuclear power may be humanity’s best hope to curb climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. But public fear of its dangers, including the toxicity of nuclear waste, undermines its expansion. To provide for more effective waste disposal, in 2021 and 2022 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recommended licensing two privately-owned nuclear waste storage facilities—called Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities (CISFs)—to be built in New Mexico and in Texas. Both states vehemently oppose the construction and operation of these facilities: legislators in both states have proposed state laws opposing them, and both states have sued the NRC challenging the legality of the facilities’ licensure. …


Examining The Role Of Ags In A Just Transition, Bethany Davis Noll, Terri Gerstein Jan 2023

Examining The Role Of Ags In A Just Transition, Bethany Davis Noll, Terri Gerstein

Pace Environmental Law Review

Tackling the climate crisis requires transitioning from fossil fuel to clean energy, which will necessarily have a significant impact on jobs and the economy overall. The impact of this shift has sometimes been feared as a development that will be harmful to workers and the economy. Fossil fuel jobs are seen as good jobs--well-paid jobs with good benefits and protections--while the emerging clean energy industry has not yet uniformly embraced a high-road employment model. But workers’ rights and environmental concerns are not fundamentally incompatible. There are many policies and tools that can be and are being harnessed to bring about …


Shifting Away From Coal Power: Prioritizing Ratepayers And Communities Vs. Shareholders?, Shanti Gamper-Rabindran Jan 2023

Shifting Away From Coal Power: Prioritizing Ratepayers And Communities Vs. Shareholders?, Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

Pace Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


Green Transitions In A Covid Economy, Nicholas Bryner Jan 2023

Green Transitions In A Covid Economy, Nicholas Bryner

Pace Environmental Law Review

As many elements of a Green New Deal languished in Congress, economic policy took dramatic turns instead to address a different crisis: the Covid-19 pandemic. This Essay explores the way in which legal and policy responses to Covid-19 in the United States—particularly as discourse has focused on the impacts of Covid-19 response on labor markets—may provide insight into the political economy of a Green New Deal. New federal spending toward a just transition is structurally much easier to accomplish than developing new regulatory policy through legislation or executive action and avoids judicial policing of administrative authority.


What Makes It A Just Transition? A Case Study Of Renewable Rikers, Rebecca Bratspies Jan 2023

What Makes It A Just Transition? A Case Study Of Renewable Rikers, Rebecca Bratspies

Pace Environmental Law Review

This essay offers New York City’s Renewable Rikers as an example of what a just transition might look like in practice. Specifically, this essay describes how Renewable Rikers connects the need for non-polluting energy infrastructure with a broader conversation about decarceration and racial justice to build an inclusive pathway for prosperity and environmental health for all New Yorkers. The first part of this essay sets the stage with a brief overview of the climate crisis. Part two sketches the contours of what constitutes a just transition as that term is used in the Green New Deal Resolution. Part three situates …


Renewable Portfolio Standards: Effectiveness And Carbon Implications, Alexander S. Albrecht Jan 2023

Renewable Portfolio Standards: Effectiveness And Carbon Implications, Alexander S. Albrecht

CMC Senior Theses

A renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policy is a popular regulatory tool implemented within the U.S. and abroad to limit energy sector emissions and incentivize renewable energy. Assessing their effectiveness and efficiency is a key component of achieving further reductions. We assess an energy market under an RPS using fixed-effects panel and 2SLS regression models to lend empirical credence to common theory-based concerns about RPS policy, namely (1) that they leave emissions unregulated once the RPS requirement is met and (2) that they do not incentivize full use of renewable energy resources. Our results show these to be valid concerns that …


Sovereign Lands, Brent D. Chicken, Amanda J. Dick Dec 2022

Sovereign Lands, Brent D. Chicken, Amanda J. Dick

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Wyoming, John R. Chadd Dec 2022

Wyoming, John R. Chadd

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


West Virginia, Andrew S. Graham Dec 2022

West Virginia, Andrew S. Graham

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Virginia, Zachary H. Barrett Dec 2022

Virginia, Zachary H. Barrett

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Utah, Alan M. White Dec 2022

Utah, Alan M. White

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Texas, Melissa Munson Dec 2022

Texas, Melissa Munson

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Tennessee, Westley A. Ketron Dec 2022

Tennessee, Westley A. Ketron

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Pennsylvania, Nathaniel I. Holland, Jon C. Beckman, Benedict J. Kirchner Dec 2022

Pennsylvania, Nathaniel I. Holland, Jon C. Beckman, Benedict J. Kirchner

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Oklahoma, Matt Schlensker, Sandra Fraley Dec 2022

Oklahoma, Matt Schlensker, Sandra Fraley

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Ohio, Tim Mckeen, Melissa Grimes Dec 2022

Ohio, Tim Mckeen, Melissa Grimes

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


North Dakota, William J. Black Dec 2022

North Dakota, William J. Black

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


New York, Delainey Banks Dec 2022

New York, Delainey Banks

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


New Mexico, Blake C. Jones Dec 2022

New Mexico, Blake C. Jones

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Nevada, Kevin Hivick Dec 2022

Nevada, Kevin Hivick

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Nebraska, Sarah Trainer Dec 2022

Nebraska, Sarah Trainer

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Montana, Amanda J. Dick Dec 2022

Montana, Amanda J. Dick

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Missouri, Douglas J. Crouse Dec 2022

Missouri, Douglas J. Crouse

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Michigan, M. Vafa Barissi, Delainey Banks Dec 2022

Michigan, M. Vafa Barissi, Delainey Banks

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Maryland, Tia L. Churchfield Dec 2022

Maryland, Tia L. Churchfield

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Louisiana, Andreah Riedel Dec 2022

Louisiana, Andreah Riedel

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Kentucky, Gary Holland Dec 2022

Kentucky, Gary Holland

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Kansas, Steven Rhodes, Sarah Trainer Dec 2022

Kansas, Steven Rhodes, Sarah Trainer

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Illinois, Joseph Negaard Dec 2022

Illinois, Joseph Negaard

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Colorado, Diana S. Prulhiere, David R. Little Dec 2022

Colorado, Diana S. Prulhiere, David R. Little

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.