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Slides: Practicing Sustainability In Natural Resource Industries, Gary D. Libecap 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Slides: Practicing Sustainability In Natural Resource Industries, Gary D. Libecap

Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge (Martz Winter Symposium, February 27-28)

Presenter: Gary D. Libecap, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Economics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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With Federal Money Up For Grabs And The Clean Energy Dream Within Reach, The Ninth Circuit Rubber Stamps The Central District’S Flawed Judgment In Western Watershed Project V. Salazar: Should Nepa Jurisprudence Be Modified?, Erik Faussner 2015 Golden Gate University School of Law

With Federal Money Up For Grabs And The Clean Energy Dream Within Reach, The Ninth Circuit Rubber Stamps The Central District’S Flawed Judgment In Western Watershed Project V. Salazar: Should Nepa Jurisprudence Be Modified?, Erik Faussner

Golden Gate University Law Review

As a clean-energy leader, California has been rapidly developing clean-energy infrastructure to meet its goal of supplying 33% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The federal government has also been an active participant in this push for a clean-energy future, creating an atmosphere where big projects can thrive on federal land with help from the federal purse. With support from the state and federal governments, large-scale clean-energy projects will become commonplace in the California desert. The Southwest is an ideal place for solar development because of its reliably sunny weather. Unfortunately, the rapid expansion of clean-energy infrastructure has ...


Shared Sovereignty: The Role Of Expert Agencies In Environmental Law, Michael Blumm, Andrea Lang 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School

Shared Sovereignty: The Role Of Expert Agencies In Environmental Law, Michael Blumm, Andrea Lang

Michael Blumm

Environmental law usually features statutory interpretation or administrative interpretation by a single agency. Less frequent is a close look at the mechanics of implementing environmental policy across agency lines. In this article, we offer such a look: a comparative analysis of five statutes and their approaches to sharing decision-making authority among more than one federal agency. We call this pluralistic approach to administrative decisionmaking “shared sovereignty.”

In this analysis, we compare implementation of the National Environmental Policy, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Federal Power Act. All of these statutes incorporate ...


Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Posner Center For International Development, Resolve (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation

Seeds of Change: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-Up World (Martz Winter Symposium, February 12-13)

Sponsors: Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE, Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, and Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.

Conference moderators, panelists and speakers included University of Colorado Law School professors Phil Weiser, Sarah Krakoff, Britt Banks, and Lakshman Guruswamy.

This conference is made possible through the generous support of donors who sponsored this year’s Martz Sustainability Symposium (including Newmont Mining Corporation) and those who have invested in our Clyde O. Martz Endowed Fund for Natural Resources Management (including Brian Dolan and Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP). The Martz Natural Resources Management Fund was established in the ...


Symposium - The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge Of Global Resource Scarcity, 2015 Penn State Law

Symposium - The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge Of Global Resource Scarcity

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

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From Scarcity To Abundance: The Changing Dynamics Of Energy Conflict, Michael T. Klare 2015 Penn State Law

From Scarcity To Abundance: The Changing Dynamics Of Energy Conflict, Michael T. Klare

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

Energy security and geopolitics have played a pivotal role in international affairs for a very long time, ever since the development of oil-powered vehicles and weapons of war. Until recently, the geopolitics of energy have largely been governed by perceptions of scarcity—the assumption that oil and other energy reserves were relatively limited, and that competition over their exploitation would lead to recurring crisis and conflict. However, the recent utilization of advanced extractive technologies—including deep-sea drilling and hydraulic fracturing—have resulted in unexpected production gains and fostered a sense that abundance, rather than scarcity, will govern the future energy ...


Light My Fire: The Use & Policies Of Woody Biomass As A Heat Source, Carla Santos, Alisha Falberg 2015 American University Washington College of Law

Light My Fire: The Use & Policies Of Woody Biomass As A Heat Source, Carla Santos, Alisha Falberg

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


London Calling To The Underground: Waste Heat In Urban Morphology Is Going Down The Tube, Nicholas J. Thies 2015 American University Washington College of Law

London Calling To The Underground: Waste Heat In Urban Morphology Is Going Down The Tube, Nicholas J. Thies

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Closing The Halliburton Loophole In New Mexico: Letting Developers Choose Between R&D Dollars And Trade Secrets, Christian Johnson 2015 American University Washington College of Law

Closing The Halliburton Loophole In New Mexico: Letting Developers Choose Between R&D Dollars And Trade Secrets, Christian Johnson

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


The Quest For Sustainable Energy: Germany's Nuclear Scrutiny Vs. "All Of The Above", Adam Arnold 2015 American University Washington College of Law

The Quest For Sustainable Energy: Germany's Nuclear Scrutiny Vs. "All Of The Above", Adam Arnold

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Advanced Cost Recovery In Nuclear Energy Policy, Robert C. Volpe 2015 American University Washington College of Law

The Role Of Advanced Cost Recovery In Nuclear Energy Policy, Robert C. Volpe

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Avoiding Epimetheus: Planning Ahead For The Commercial Development Of Offshore Methane Hydrates, Roy Andrew Partain 2015 American University Washington College of Law

Avoiding Epimetheus: Planning Ahead For The Commercial Development Of Offshore Methane Hydrates, Roy Andrew Partain

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Mexican Energy Revolution: But Is It A Solution?, Katrina Tomecek 2015 American University Washington College of Law

Mexican Energy Revolution: But Is It A Solution?, Katrina Tomecek

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


A Race To The Middle In Energy Policy, James E. Parker-Flynn 2015 American University Washington College of Law

A Race To The Middle In Energy Policy, James E. Parker-Flynn

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Jacqueline Niba 2015 American University Washington College of Law

Editor's Note, Jacqueline Niba

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

No abstract provided.


How Local Is Local?: A Response To Professor David B. Spence's The Political Economy Of Local Vetoes, Joshua P. Fershee 2015 West Virginia University

How Local Is Local?: A Response To Professor David B. Spence's The Political Economy Of Local Vetoes, Joshua P. Fershee

Joshua P Fershee

Professor Fershee responds to Professor David B. Spence’s article about local hydraulic fracturing bans: The Political Economy of Local Vetoes, 93 Texas L. Rev. 351 (2015). Professor Spence notes that the shale oil and gas debate provides an example of “an age-old political problem that the law is called upon to solve: the conflict between an intensely held minority viewpoint and a less intense, contrary view held by the majority.” In resolving such conflicts, Spence suggests that courts should resolve such “conflicts in ways that encourage states and local governments to regulate in ways that weigh both the costs ...


A New Era For Energy In Mexico? The 2013-14 Energy Reform, Tim R. Samples 2015 University of Georgia

A New Era For Energy In Mexico? The 2013-14 Energy Reform, Tim R. Samples

Tim R Samples

The 2013-14 Energy Reform is arguably Mexico’s most significant structural change in the last fifty years. As the fiscal backbone of the Mexican state, the energy sector is critically important to Mexico’s future. But the outcome of the Energy Reform also has powerful implications for North America and global energy markets.

This article analyzes key legal issues in Mexico’s current Energy Reform, with a particular emphasis on newly established contracting frameworks for private investment. In doing so, this article considers Mexico’s approach within the greater context of natural resource development priorities around the world, which often ...


Law And Energy Infrastructure Development In Developing Countries: A Case Study Of Nigeria And Ghana, Lanre Aladeitan 2015 Department of Public and International Law, University of Abuja.

Law And Energy Infrastructure Development In Developing Countries: A Case Study Of Nigeria And Ghana, Lanre Aladeitan

Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law

The development of infrastructure to support optimal energy utilization is a key challenge in most developing countries. This challenge, and other socio-political issues, has caused several developing countries to lag behind on the path of economic development. Although the developmental challenges are multifaceted, this paper examines the role of the law in the promotion of energy infrastructure development, and the role that infrastructure plays in directing both the energy process and development, or absence thereof, in a developing country. This paper is primarily concerned with energy infrastructure areas that are in acute need of development and have very poor infrastructure ...


Regulating Electricity-Market Manipulation: A Proposal For A New Regulatory Regime To Proscribe All Forms Of Manipulation, Matthew Evans 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Regulating Electricity-Market Manipulation: A Proposal For A New Regulatory Regime To Proscribe All Forms Of Manipulation, Matthew Evans

Michigan Law Review

Congress broadly authorized the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to protect consumers of electricity from all forms of manipulation in the electricity markets, but the regulations that FERC passed are not nearly so expansive. As written, FERC’s Anti-Manipulation Rule covers only instances of manipulation involving fraud. This narrow scope is problematic, however, because electricity markets can also be manipulated by nonfraudulent activity. Thus, in order to reach all forms of manipulation, FERC is forced to interpret and apply its Anti-Manipulation Rule in ways that strain the plain language and accepted understanding of the rule and therefore constitute an improper ...


What Is The Big Fracking Deal?, Vanessa Klass 2015 Western State University - College of Law - Argosy

What Is The Big Fracking Deal?, Vanessa Klass

Vanessa Klass

At a time when the country has struggled to grow economically, energy production in the United States has been one of the most promising success stories. A large part of the success behind this remarkable oil and gas production as well as job creation is due to an energy-extraction process known as Hydraulic Fracturing (also known as “fracking”). Fracking has transformed America’s energy potential by allowing increased production of oil and natural gas from formerly inaccessible shale formations. As a result, the United States surpassed Russia as the world’s top natural gas producer, becoming the world leader in ...


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