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Reasonable Inference Of Authority To Control Hazardous Waste Disposal Results In Potential Liability: United States V. Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corporation, Anita Letter Jan 2020

Reasonable Inference Of Authority To Control Hazardous Waste Disposal Results In Potential Liability: United States V. Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corporation, Anita Letter

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Pipelines & Power-Lines: Building The Energy Transport Future, James W. Coleman Jan 2019

Pipelines & Power-Lines: Building The Energy Transport Future, James W. Coleman

Faculty Scholarship

The United States is in the middle of three profound energy revolutions — with booming production of renewable power, natural gas, and oil. The country is replacing coal power with renewable and natural gas power, reducing pollution while saving consumers money. And it has dramatically cut its oil imports while becoming, for the first time in half a century, an important oil exporter. The U.S. is on the cusp of an energy transformation that will provide immense economic and environmental benefits.

This new energy economy will require massive investment in energy transport — especially power lines to bring wind and solar ...


Energy Competition: From Commodity To Boutique & Back, James W. Coleman Jan 2019

Energy Competition: From Commodity To Boutique & Back, James W. Coleman

Faculty Scholarship

Energy products such as power, gas, and oil have long been the world’s premier commodities. Consumers demand that power and fuel are available when they want it and they prefer to pay less for it. Few know or care where their fuel or power comes from. So for years energy companies believed that efforts to differentiate their products were mostly ineffective — they were re-signed to compete on price in fierce global commodity markets. But in recent years, a new focus on regulating how energy commodities are produced has begun to splinter previously integrated energy markets, creating markets for boutique ...


Highway Culverts, Salmon Runs, And The Stevens Treaties: A Century Of Litigating Pacific Northwest Tribal Fishing Rights, Ryan Hickey Oct 2018

Highway Culverts, Salmon Runs, And The Stevens Treaties: A Century Of Litigating Pacific Northwest Tribal Fishing Rights, Ryan Hickey

Public Land & Resources Law Review

Isaac Stevens, then Superintendent of Indian Affairs and Governor of Washington Territory, negotiated a series of treaties with Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest during 1854 and 1855. A century and a half later in 2001, the United States joined 21 Indian tribes in filing a Request for Determination in the United States District Court for the District of Washington. Plaintiffs alleged the State of Washington had violated those 150-year-old treaties, which remained in effect, by building and maintaining culverts under roads that prevented salmon passage. This litigation eventually reached the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which held in favor ...


Collaboration Through Nepa: Achieving A Social License To Operate On Federal Public Lands, Temple Stoellinger, L. Steven Smutko, Jessica M. Western Oct 2018

Collaboration Through Nepa: Achieving A Social License To Operate On Federal Public Lands, Temple Stoellinger, L. Steven Smutko, Jessica M. Western

Public Land & Resources Law Review

As demand and consumption of natural gas increases, so will drilling operations to extract the natural gas on federal public lands. Fueled by the shale gas revolution, natural gas drilling operations are now frequently taking place, not only in the highly documented urban settings, but also on federal public lands with high conservation value. The phenomenon of increased drilling in sensitive locations, both urban and remote, has sparked increased public opposition, requiring oil and gas producers to reconsider how they engage the public. Oil and gas producers have increasingly deployed the concept of a social license to operate to gain ...


Public-Private Conservation Agreements And The Greater Sage-Grouse, Justin R. Pidot Oct 2018

Public-Private Conservation Agreements And The Greater Sage-Grouse, Justin R. Pidot

Public Land & Resources Law Review

In 2015, the Obama Administration announced its conservation plans for the greater sage-grouse, an iconic bird of the intermountain west.Political leadership at the time described those plans as the “largest landscape-level conservation effort in U.S. history,”and they served as the foundation for a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) that a listing of the bird was not warranted under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). The Trump Administration appears poised to substantially amend the plans, although an array of interested parties have urged that the plans be left intact. Regardless of the outcome of ...


Streamlining The Production Of Clean Energy: Proposals To Reform The Hydroelectricity Licensing Process, Travis Kavulla, Laura Farkas Oct 2018

Streamlining The Production Of Clean Energy: Proposals To Reform The Hydroelectricity Licensing Process, Travis Kavulla, Laura Farkas

Public Land & Resources Law Review

Hydroelectric power is an efficient and clean source of power. In an era when air emissions dominate public concern about the environmental effects of the energy sector, it is a paradox that among the most highly regulated energy projects are hydroelectric dams, which do not combust fuel. This is partly due to a failure of successive statutory enactments,which have transformed hydroelectric licensing from a regulatory “one-stop shop” with a single regulator, to a process chained to a bewilderingnumber of often conflicting regulatory agencies, often riven with delay. Hydroelectric licensing has also failed because its capacious standard of review encourages ...


Keeping Power In Charge: Federal Hydropower And The Downstream Environment, Reed D. Benson Oct 2018

Keeping Power In Charge: Federal Hydropower And The Downstream Environment, Reed D. Benson

Public Land & Resources Law Review

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Language Matters: Environmental Controversy And The Quest For Common Ground, Scott Slovic Oct 2018

Language Matters: Environmental Controversy And The Quest For Common Ground, Scott Slovic

Public Land & Resources Law Review

No abstract provided.


Center For Biological Diversity V. Zinke, Ryan Hickey Oct 2018

Center For Biological Diversity V. Zinke, Ryan Hickey

Public Land & Resources Law Review

The oft-cited “arbitrary and capricious” standard revived the Center for Biological Diversity’s most recent legal challenge in its decades-long quest to see arctic grayling listed under the Endangered Species Act. While this Ninth Circuit decision did not grant grayling ESA protections, it did require the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its 2014 finding that listing grayling as threatened or endangered was unwarranted. In doing so, the court found “range,” as used in the ESA, vague while endorsing the FWS’s 2014 clarification of that term. Finally, this holding identified specific shortcomings of the challenged FWS finding ...


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 ...


Recent Case Decisions Oct 2018

Recent Case Decisions

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

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Sovereign Lands, Melissa Dixon Oct 2018

Sovereign Lands, Melissa Dixon

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Wyoming, John R. Chadd Oct 2018

Wyoming, John R. Chadd

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


West Virginia, Andrew Graham Oct 2018

West Virginia, Andrew Graham

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Virginia, Zachary H. Barrett, Sierra Williams Oct 2018

Virginia, Zachary H. Barrett, Sierra Williams

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Utah, Jim Tartaglia Oct 2018

Utah, Jim Tartaglia

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Texas, Don Hueske, Ashley Howie Tallichet Oct 2018

Texas, Don Hueske, Ashley Howie Tallichet

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Tennessee, Westley A. Ketron Oct 2018

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 Oct 2018

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

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Oklahoma, Matt Schlensker, Justin Fisher Oct 2018

Oklahoma, Matt Schlensker, Justin Fisher

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Ohio, Timothy M. Mckeen, Melissa S. Grimes Oct 2018

Ohio, Timothy M. Mckeen, Melissa S. Grimes

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


North Dakota, William J. Black Oct 2018

North Dakota, William J. Black

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


New York, Nathaniel I. Holland Oct 2018

New York, Nathaniel I. Holland

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Nevada, Kacie M. Bevers Oct 2018

Nevada, Kacie M. Bevers

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Nebraska, Ashley Howie Tallichet Oct 2018

Nebraska, Ashley Howie Tallichet

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Montana, Heather Graham Oct 2018

Montana, Heather Graham

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Missouri, Heather Graham Oct 2018

Missouri, Heather Graham

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Michigan, M. Vafa Barissi Oct 2018

Michigan, M. Vafa Barissi

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Maryland, Davin L. Seamon Oct 2018

Maryland, Davin L. Seamon

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.