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Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds, Jessica Raba, Bryan Ebert 2010 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds, Jessica Raba, Bryan Ebert

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

The film "Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds” examines the impact of wind power on birds.


The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Sarah F. Bates 2010 University of Colorado Law School

The Evolution Of Natural Resources Law And Policy, Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Sarah F. Bates

Books, Reports, and Studies

This digital resource contains only an abstract, cover image and table of contents information from the published book.

Print copy of book is available in the University of Colorado’s Wise Law Library: http://lawpac.colorado.edu/record=b444104~S0

Contents: Introduction / Bruce Babbitt -- PART I : REFLECTIONS ON NATURAL RESOURCES LAW AND POLICY: Historical evolution and future of natural resources law and policy / Sally Fairfax, Helen M. Ingram, Leigh Raymond -- Ethical perspectives on resources law and policy : global warming and our common future / Sarah Krakoff -- Why care about the polar bear? : economic analysis of natural resources law and policy / Lisa ...


Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin 2010 University of Connecticut School of Law

Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin

Faculty Articles and Papers

Energy sprawl - the phenomenon of ever-increasing consumption of land, particularly in rural areas, required to site energy generation facilities - is a real and growing problem. Over the next twenty years, at least sixty-seven million acres of land will have been developed for energy projects, destroying wildlife habitats and fragmenting landscapes. According to one influential report, even renewable energy projects - especially large-scale projects that require large-scale transmission and distribution infrastructure - contribute to energy sprawl. This Article does not aim to stop large-scale renewable energy projects or even argue that policymakers focus solely on land use in determining whether energy projects are ...


Stopping Nuclear Power Plants: A Memoir, Louis J. Sirico Jr. 2010 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Stopping Nuclear Power Plants: A Memoir, Louis J. Sirico Jr.

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


World Trade Organization Agreements And Principles As A Vehicle For The Attainment Of Energy Security, Dennis J. Hough Jr. 2010 Duquesne University School of Law

World Trade Organization Agreements And Principles As A Vehicle For The Attainment Of Energy Security, Dennis J. Hough Jr.

Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business

Do you remember how you felt on Wednesday, January 7, 2009? Perhaps you do not. I know how some Europeans felt — cold. That was the day that Russia stopped all natural gas exports to Ukraine. By itself, this was a serious course of action. However, because Ukraine is the main transmission corridor for natural gas pipelines shipping gas to Europe, the situation commanded worldwide attention.


Public Trust Limits On Greenhouse Gas Trading Schemes: A Sustainable Middle Ground?, Karl S. Coplan 2010 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Public Trust Limits On Greenhouse Gas Trading Schemes: A Sustainable Middle Ground?, Karl S. Coplan

Pace Law Faculty Publications

There is a some consensus among economists, environmentalists, and politicians that some form of “cap and trade’ program is the appropriate regulatory mechanism to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to avoid disastrous global climate disruptions. “Cap and trade” programs necessarily incorporate tradable emissions rights – essentially tradable rights to pollute. As such, they run into principled objection by some environmentalists who oppose the notion of creating economic rights in the global commons – essentially the “right to pollute.” This principled objection derives doctrinal support from the public trust doctrine – the ancient notion rooted in common law and Roman law that ...


Siting Green Infrastructure: Legal And Policy Solutions To Alleviate Urban Poverty And Promote Healthy Communities, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn 2010 Pace Law School

Siting Green Infrastructure: Legal And Policy Solutions To Alleviate Urban Poverty And Promote Healthy Communities, Alexandra Dapolito Dunn

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Green infrastructure is an economically and environmentally viable approach for water management and natural resource protection in urban areas. This Article argues that green infrastructure has additional and exceptional benefits for the urban poor which are not frequently highlighted or discussed. When green infrastructure is concentrated in distressed neighborhoods—where it frequently is not—it can improve urban water quality, reduce urban air pollution, improve public health, enhance urban aesthetics and safety, generate green collar jobs, and facilitate urban food security. To make these quality of life and health benefits available to the urban poor, it is essential that urban ...


The Failure Of International Global Warming Regulation To Promote Needed Renewable Energy, Steven Ferrey 2010 Boston College Law School

The Failure Of International Global Warming Regulation To Promote Needed Renewable Energy, Steven Ferrey

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Renewable power generation technologies exist today and comprise the foundation for the bridge to a sustainable international power generation infrastructure. However, the Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto) has failed to utilize these technologies. Kyoto also missed the forest for the trees: it disallowed forest preservation to count in its carbon currency. It also missed including the correct chemical base in developing countries. This Article examines what led international law not to focus on development in renewable power alternatives where they are most required in the international order: developing nations. It analyzes the critical role of international multilateral organizations to create the new ...


The Gulf Spill Context: Peak Oil, Risky Oil, And Energy Strategy, Edward A. Parson 2010 University of Michigan Law School

The Gulf Spill Context: Peak Oil, Risky Oil, And Energy Strategy, Edward A. Parson

Articles

As shocking as the situation in the Gulf of Mexico may be, in this broader context it must be regarded as a normal event. That’s not to say that it’s normal in relation to past experience. Rather, the Gulf spill is “the new normal,” in the sense that our current energy strategy—or lack thereof—will make such events increasingly likely, even if we assume conditions of effective regulation and responsible compliance that evidently were not present on the Deepwater Horizon.


Energy Justice And Sustainable Development, Lakshman Guruswamy 2010 University of Colorado Law School

Energy Justice And Sustainable Development, Lakshman Guruswamy

Articles

Sustainable Development ("SD")--an expression of distributive justice--is the foundational premise of international energy and environmental law. It posits that international answers to environmental and energy problems cannot be pursued as independent and autonomous objectives but must be addressed within the framework of economic and social development. SD has been politically institutionalized in the Millennium Development Goals and a plethora of significant international instruments. Perhaps more importantly from a legal standpoint, SD is unequivocally codified, in the most widely accepted international energy and environmental treaties. This Article affirms the importance and continuing applicability of SD to the "other" third of ...


Keep Hope Alive: Updating The Prudent Investment Standard For Allocating Nuclear Plant Cancellation Costs, Jonathan Kahn 2010 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Keep Hope Alive: Updating The Prudent Investment Standard For Allocating Nuclear Plant Cancellation Costs, Jonathan Kahn

Faculty Scholarship

As the United States is poised to enter a new era of nuclear power plant construction, it behooves us to revisit some of the controversies of the past and consider how best to deal with some of the major problems that arose once before and may confront us once again as we go down this path. A flurry of costly, protected, and complex disputes concerning the allocation of plant cancellation cost followed upon the collapse of the first boom in nuclear power plant construction during the 1970s and 1980s. These cases led to highly divergent results depending of the jurisdiction ...


Introduction To Oil And Gas Production And Operations, Monika Ehrman 2009 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Introduction To Oil And Gas Production And Operations, Monika Ehrman

Monika U. Ehrman

No abstract provided.


Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin 2009 University of Connecticut

Curbing Energy Sprawl With Microgrids, Sara Bronin

Sara C. Bronin

Energy sprawl - the phenomenon of ever-increasing consumption of land, particularly in rural areas, required to site energy generation facilities - is a real and growing problem. Over the next twenty years, at least sixty-seven million acres of land will have been developed for energy projects, destroying wildlife habitats and fragmenting landscapes. According to one influential report, even renewable energy projects - especially large-scale projects that require large-scale transmission and distribution infrastructure - contribute to energy sprawl. This Article does not aim to stop large-scale renewable energy projects or even argue that policymakers focus solely on land use in determining whether energy projects are ...


3d Seismic And Geophysical "Trespass", Owen Anderson 2009 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

3d Seismic And Geophysical "Trespass", Owen Anderson

Owen L. Anderson

No abstract provided.


Decentralizing Cap-And-Trade? State Controls Within A Federal Greenhouse Gas Cap-And-Trade Program, Alice Kaswan 2009 University of San Francisco School of Law

Decentralizing Cap-And-Trade? State Controls Within A Federal Greenhouse Gas Cap-And-Trade Program, Alice Kaswan

Alice Kaswan

Cap-and-trade programs for greenhouse gases (GHGs) present central political questions with significant economic and environmental ramifications. This paper addresses a critical structural issue: To what extent should states retain the capacity to develop stricter parameters within a federal cap-and-trade program? This Article argues that, within the confines of a federal trading program, states should retain substantial autonomy to establish their own direct regulatory requirements, impose their own offset policies, and adopt differing trading parameters to maximize a GHG trading program’s co-pollutant and other benefits. State autonomy is justified by benefits to the nation as a whole, since states can ...


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