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Alternatives For Recovery Of Attorney's Fees In Environmental Litigation, Fritz Ledbetter 2017 University of New Mexico

Alternatives For Recovery Of Attorney's Fees In Environmental Litigation, Fritz Ledbetter

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Res Judicata: Will It Stop Instream Flows From Being The Wave Of The Future?, Harold A. Ranquist 2017 University of New Mexico

Res Judicata: Will It Stop Instream Flows From Being The Wave Of The Future?, Harold A. Ranquist

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Statecraft, Domestic Politics, And Foreign Policymaking: The El Chamizal Dispute, Albert E. Utton 2017 University of New Mexico

Statecraft, Domestic Politics, And Foreign Policymaking: The El Chamizal Dispute, Albert E. Utton

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Public Participation And Natural Resource Decision-Making: The Case Of The Rare Ii Decisions, Paul Mohai 2017 University of New Mexico

Public Participation And Natural Resource Decision-Making: The Case Of The Rare Ii Decisions, Paul Mohai

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn 2017 College of William & Mary Law School

A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Survey Says . . . ? An Argument For More Frontloaded Ferc Public Use Provider Determinations As A Means Of Streamlining The Commission S Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, Christopher Earle 2017 College of William & Mary Law School

Survey Says . . . ? An Argument For More Frontloaded Ferc Public Use Provider Determinations As A Means Of Streamlining The Commission S Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, Christopher Earle

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Bargaining For Power: Resolving Open Questions From Nrg Power Marketing, Llc V. Maine Public Utilities Commission, Michael Keegan 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Bargaining For Power: Resolving Open Questions From Nrg Power Marketing, Llc V. Maine Public Utilities Commission, Michael Keegan

Maine Law Review

Many industries are subject toregulation, whether by the federal government,the state, or both. Electric utilitycompanies’ retail rates are subject to regulationby the states, and their wholesale ratesharged among enterprises involved in providing the electric power to retail sellers are regulated by the federal government. Under the Federal Power Act of 1935 (“FPA”), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) is responsible for ensuring that rates for wholesale electric power sales and electric transmission are “just and reasonable.” The “classic scheme” of administrative rate setting called for rates to be established unilaterally by the regulated companies and set forth in rate ...


The Renewable Fuel Standard: Food Versus Fuel?, Brent J. Hartman 2017 University of Maine School of Law

The Renewable Fuel Standard: Food Versus Fuel?, Brent J. Hartman

Maine Law Review

Created by the Energy Act of 2005 and substantially amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates an increasing amount of fuel from renewable sources that must be blended into the transportation fuel supply of the United States. Starting in 2008, RFS began with a mandated volume of nine billion gallons. By 2002, RFS requires blending 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel. Thus, in a little over a decade, RFS requires the amount of renewable fuel to quadruple. Meeting the targets of RFS would make substantial strides in energy security and independence ...


Allocating Power: Toward A New Federalism Balance For Electricity Transmission Siting, Kevin Decker 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Allocating Power: Toward A New Federalism Balance For Electricity Transmission Siting, Kevin Decker

Maine Law Review

Expansion and improvement of the nation’s electricity transmission system are crucial for increasing the amount of electricity generated by renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources, such as wind and tidal, tend to be located far from population centers, and electricity transmission lines must bridge that gap. In addition to its importance for meeting renewable energy goals, a better connected and more robust transmission system also bolsters reliability because it can draw on many generation sources in the event that a generator or segment of the transmission network fails. And transmission facilitates generator competition by making it possible to transport ...


Lights Out: Decommissioning The American Nuclear Plant, Joseph D. McManus 2017 Pepperdine University

Lights Out: Decommissioning The American Nuclear Plant, Joseph D. Mcmanus

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This article seeks to examine the United States commercial nuclear power plant decommissioning process, a look into a subject that begins at the end of a nuclear plant's life. The subject is often overlooked in favor of the more dominant and controversial issue of when and where a federal spent nuclear fuel repository will be established. But to overlook the American nuclear plant decommissioning process would be a missed opportunity to understand what happens after a nuclear plant permanently ceases power operations-a process that has the potential to last decades and affect the plant's local community through economic ...


A Consent Decree Abroad: Extraterritorial Enforcement Of An Epa Consent Decree In United States V. Volvo Powertrain Corp., Marc C. Palmer 2017 Boston College Law School

A Consent Decree Abroad: Extraterritorial Enforcement Of An Epa Consent Decree In United States V. Volvo Powertrain Corp., Marc C. Palmer

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Although not as prominent in the public eye as automobile engines, emissions from non-road engines contribute significantly to global air pollution. In 2005, the United States Government fined Volvo Powertrain Corp. seventy-two million dollars for manufacturing non-road engines at its foreign subsidiary because these engines were not in compliance with emissions standards and therefore violated a consent decree between Volvo Powertrain Corp. and the federal government. In United States v. Volvo Powertrain Corp., the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld an interpretation of the consent decree and financial penalty put forth by the lower court ...


An Examination Of New York’S Martin Act As A Tool To Combat Climate Change, Ashley Poon 2017 Boston College Law School

An Examination Of New York’S Martin Act As A Tool To Combat Climate Change, Ashley Poon

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Environmental statutes and regulations in the United States have largely failed to comprehensively control the human activities that cause climate change. This Note examines a novel approach to the matter in the form of an investigation led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to discover how ExxonMobil incorporates its climate change research into its corporate governance, accounting, and business planning. Schneiderman’s investigation relies on the New York securities fraud statute, the Martin Act, to determine if the company has internally reached one conclusion about climate change in its research while promoting another to investors. ExxonMobil initially cooperated with ...


Inverse Condemnation And Fracking Disasters: Government Liability For The Environmental Consequences Of Hydraulic Fracturing Under A Constitutional Takings Theory, Joseph Belza 2017 Boston College Law School

Inverse Condemnation And Fracking Disasters: Government Liability For The Environmental Consequences Of Hydraulic Fracturing Under A Constitutional Takings Theory, Joseph Belza

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The practice of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, risks a number of dangerous environmental consequences. Notably, fracking operations can contaminate the underlying water table. Contamination of groundwater can disrupt the access of a nearby property to both potable drinking water and viable commercial irrigation. Usually, when a fracking operation results in this kind of groundwater contamination, affected plaintiffs sue the operator of the rig. This Note proposes that similarly situated plaintiffs also name a new defendant in these actions: the state agency that granted the fracking permit. The governmental actor could bear liability under a constitutional theory of ...


The Public Trust As An Antimonopoly Doctrine, Michael C. Blumm, Aurora Paulsen Moses 2017 Lewis & Clark Law School

The Public Trust As An Antimonopoly Doctrine, Michael C. Blumm, Aurora Paulsen Moses

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The public trust doctrine originated—and has persisted in American law—as antimonopoly protection. From the time of its recognition by American courts in the early nineteenth century, the doctrine has protected the public against private monopolization of natural resources, beginning with tidal waters and wild animals. Ensuing public trust case law has extended the scope of trust protection to other important natural resources, including non-tidal and non-navigable waters, and land-based resources like parks. Courts are now considering the trust doctrine’s application to the atmosphere. Although there is a considerable body of legal scholarship on the public trust, the ...


Earthreports, Inc. V. Ferc, Caitlin Buzzas 2017 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Earthreports, Inc. V. Ferc, Caitlin Buzzas

Public Land and Resources Law Review

In EarthReports, Inc. v. FERC the Court ruled that when a state challenges a liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export project, this should target the Department of Energy, not the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.


Pace Energy & Climate Center 2016 Annual Report, Pace Energy & Climate Center 2017 Pace University

Pace Energy & Climate Center 2016 Annual Report, Pace Energy & Climate Center

Environmental Law Program Publications @ Haub Law

The Center staff and many allies are deeply involved in the business of electric utility transformation. We live and work in a remarkable time. Decades of steady, thoughtful leadership on clean energy issues is now bearing fruit. Clean energy is not just the right thing to do, it is increasingly recognized as the right choice economically, technically, and for all members of society. Our work, especially in 2016, has been about making sure that we seize the moment and secure the benefits of clean energy use for all communities in New York, the Northeast U.S., across the country, and ...


The New Front In The Clean Air Wars: Fossil-Fuel Influence Over State Attorneys General- And How It Might Be Checked, Eli Savit 2017 University of Michigan Law School

The New Front In The Clean Air Wars: Fossil-Fuel Influence Over State Attorneys General- And How It Might Be Checked, Eli Savit

Michigan Law Review

Review of Struggling for Air: Power and the "War On Coal" by Richard L. Revesz and Jack Leinke, and Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America by Paul Nolette.


Retail Rate Impacts Of Distributed Solar: Focus On New England, Nick Martin, Karl R. Rábago 2017 Pace Energy and Climate Center

Retail Rate Impacts Of Distributed Solar: Focus On New England, Nick Martin, Karl R. Rábago

Environmental Law Program Publications @ Haub Law

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) recently issued a study entitled “Putting the Potential Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar into Context,” authored by Galen Barbose. The LBNL study estimates the potential rate impact of distributed solar on national average retail electricity prices, and importantly, compares that impact to the potential impact of other rate drivers such as natural gas prices, renewable portfolio standards, and utility capital expenditures.1

This brief applies a similar style analysis as used by LBNL to regional and state level data to estimate more granular impacts for New England. We estimate rate impacts for various penetration ...


Transition Support Mechanisms For Communities Facing Full Or Partial Coal Power Plant Retirement In New York, Lisa Anne Hamilton, Radina Valova, Karl R. Rábago 2017 Pace Energy & Climate Center

Transition Support Mechanisms For Communities Facing Full Or Partial Coal Power Plant Retirement In New York, Lisa Anne Hamilton, Radina Valova, Karl R. Rábago

Environmental Law Program Publications @ Haub Law

New York State is undergoing a rapid and unprecedented energy transformation, particularly in the electricity sector. As new resources and technologies emerge to meet the demands of 21st century life, regulators must balance the need for cost effective and equitable participation in wholesale power markets while maintaining reliability on the grid. Furthermore, it is critical that all New Yorkers participate fully in the promise of a revitalized and equitable energy future. Such a transformation requires that the needs of all communities are factored into the polices and regulations that move New York toward the bold goals set forth under its ...


Editor's Introduction, Micah L. Adkison 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Editor's Introduction, Micah L. Adkison

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


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