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Urban Growth, Low Impact Development, And Seattle's Stormwater Management System, Katherine Baals 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Urban Growth, Low Impact Development, And Seattle's Stormwater Management System, Katherine Baals

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

No abstract provided.


Proposed Federal Osha Standards For Wildfire Smoke, Keenan Layton 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Proposed Federal Osha Standards For Wildfire Smoke, Keenan Layton

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

With the rise of global temperatures, climatologists predict a corresponding increase in the frequency and severity of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. Rising temperatures are expected to create drier conditions in forests, thereby creating environmental conditions more prone to forest fires. Wildfires have become a common enough occurrence in the Pacific Northwest that summers have become synonymous with smoky conditions, but the issue is not constrained to this region. Though the Pacific Northwest has recently acted as a harbinger of increasing wildfires, environmental scientists forecast an increase in fire risk throughout the Western United States. The predicted rise in forest ...


Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre 2020 Seattle University School of Law

Responsible Energy Storage For A Renewable Electrical Grid, Matt Longacre

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

The United States economy, its national security, and even the health and safety of its citizens depend on reliably available electricity. Electricity is largely available through the grid – more than 9,200 generating units, capable of generating more than one terawatt of electricity, connected to more than 600,000 miles of wire. The grid extends to nearly everything: from charging cellphones to cellphone towers, from light emitting diodes to street lights, and from parking meters to electric cars; the grid has become ubiquitous.

The current grid infrastructure has been valued at two trillion dollars, but much of it is aging ...


Rights Of Nature And Indigenous Cosmovision: A Fundamental Inquiry, Jingjing Wu 2020 Tilburg University

Rights Of Nature And Indigenous Cosmovision: A Fundamental Inquiry, Jingjing Wu

OSSA Conference Archive

In this paper, I ask whether we can weigh and balance indigenous cosmovision—the reasoning used as the main source of legitimacy in some rights of nature legislation—within a secular legal system. I examine three barriers that rights of nature and their corollary spiritual reasoning are likely to encounter if they are invoked in secular courts: (a) spiritual reasoning is non-defeasible (Part 3) and (b) irrational (Part 4), and (3) the current concept of human rights as a universal legal norm is based on a circular logic (Part 5). In order to overcome these barriers, I draw inspiration from ...


Financing Our Future’S Health: Why The United States Must Establish Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Requirements Aligned With The Tcfd Recommendations, Colin Myers 2020 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Financing Our Future’S Health: Why The United States Must Establish Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Requirements Aligned With The Tcfd Recommendations, Colin Myers

Pace Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


All Dogs Get Regulatory Protection—And This Means Wolves Too: Extending Species- Specific Animal Welfare Act Protections, Megan Edwards 2020 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

All Dogs Get Regulatory Protection—And This Means Wolves Too: Extending Species- Specific Animal Welfare Act Protections, Megan Edwards

Pace Environmental Law Review

No abstract provided.


Come Hell Or High-Water: Challenges For Adapting Pacific Northwest Water Law, Robert T. Caccese, Lara B. Fowler 2020 Penn State Law

Come Hell Or High-Water: Challenges For Adapting Pacific Northwest Water Law, Robert T. Caccese, Lara B. Fowler

Pace Environmental Law Review

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States has been recognized as a leader in crafting water laws that work to balance human needs and ecological considerations. However, this region is experiencing changing dynamics that test the strength of existing water policies and laws. Such dynamics include increasing populations, new and exempt uses, quantification of tribal treaty rights, species protection, renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, and the impacts of a changing climate. Together, these dynamics are stressing the legal framework, which remains vital to ensuring sustainable water supplies now and into the future. The history behind water resources management ...


Bringing Animal Protection Legislation Into Line With Its Purported Purposes: A Proposal For Equality Amongst Non-Human Animals, Jane Kotzmann, Gisela Nip 2020 Deakin University

Bringing Animal Protection Legislation Into Line With Its Purported Purposes: A Proposal For Equality Amongst Non-Human Animals, Jane Kotzmann, Gisela Nip

Pace Environmental Law Review

The United States has a strong history of enacting laws to protect animals from the pain and suffering inflicted by humans. Indeed, the passage of the Massachusetts’ Body of Liberties in 1641 made it the first country in the world to pass such laws. Nevertheless, contemporary animal protection laws in all jurisdictions of the United States are limited in their ability to adequately realize their primary purpose of protecting animals from unnecessary or unjustifiable pain and suffering. This is a result of limited statutory definitions of ‘animal’ and far-reaching exclusions commonly found in animal protection legislation. These exclusions frequently apply ...


Impact Assessment And Responsible Business Guidance Tools In The Extractive Sector: Implications For Human Rights, Gender And Stakeholder Engagement, Sara Seck, Penelope Simons, Naiomi Metallic, Meinhard Doelle, Bayo Majekolagbe 2020 Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

Impact Assessment And Responsible Business Guidance Tools In The Extractive Sector: Implications For Human Rights, Gender And Stakeholder Engagement, Sara Seck, Penelope Simons, Naiomi Metallic, Meinhard Doelle, Bayo Majekolagbe

Responsible Business Conduct and Impact Assessment Law

This report aims to identify RBC tools referenced in the literature as relevant and/or promoted to Canadian extractive companies operating within and outside Canada. While not appraising or pronouncing on the quality of RBC tools, we consider the different actors that promote these diverse tools and whether there is a coherent framework for the efficient and effective application of current and future tools. We focus on RBC tools on human rights, stakeholder engagement, the rights of Indigenous peoples, and the rights of women and girls. Further, we review the position of scholars on the relationship between RBC and IA.


Deploying Machine Learning For A Sustainable Future, Cary Coglianese 2020 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Deploying Machine Learning For A Sustainable Future, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

To meet the environmental challenges of a warming planet and an increasingly complex, high tech economy, government must become smarter about how it makes policies and deploys its limited resources. It specifically needs to build a robust capacity to analyze large volumes of environmental and economic data by using machine-learning algorithms to improve regulatory oversight, monitoring, and decision-making. Three challenges can be expected to drive the need for algorithmic environmental governance: more problems, less funding, and growing public demands. This paper explains why algorithmic governance will prove pivotal in meeting these challenges, but it also presents four likely obstacles that ...


The Silent Killer, Breanna Dashanae Cavanaugh 2020 Fordham University

The Silent Killer, Breanna Dashanae Cavanaugh

Senior Theses

Many people around the world follow the slogan “Go Green” or “keep green and keep our planet green”. Do all countries and people within them follow those slogans? Do all countries uphold the standards of what it means to go green to keep the planet clean? The question can be answered with this simple statistic: The top 20 countries with the most polluted urban areas in order, Pakistan, Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, UAE, Mongolia, India, Bahrain, Nepal, Ghana, Jordan, China, Senegal, Turkey, Bulgaria, Mauritius, Peru, Serbia and Iran. [1]Now, based off this image you will be able to see ...


Maintaining A Picture-Perfect Environment: Shifts In The Standing Doctrine After League Of Conservation Voters V. Trump, Monica P. Matias Quiñones 2020 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Maintaining A Picture-Perfect Environment: Shifts In The Standing Doctrine After League Of Conservation Voters V. Trump, Monica P. Matias Quiñones

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Energy Economics: Just Compensation Under State Law In Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company V. Permanent Easement For 7.053 Acres, Spencer J. Miller 2020 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Energy Economics: Just Compensation Under State Law In Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company V. Permanent Easement For 7.053 Acres, Spencer J. Miller

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Southern California Surfer's Perspective On Marine Spatial Planning, Edward C. Kisiel III 2020 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

A Southern California Surfer's Perspective On Marine Spatial Planning, Edward C. Kisiel Iii

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Contemplating Aggregation In Pursuits Of Conservation: Clean Air Council V. Commonwealth And The Project Aggregation Principle, Melissa A. Griest 2020 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Contemplating Aggregation In Pursuits Of Conservation: Clean Air Council V. Commonwealth And The Project Aggregation Principle, Melissa A. Griest

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


It's A Revolution I Suppose: The Supreme Court's Radioactive Decision In Virginia Uranium Inc. V. Warren, Samantha Pankey Martin 2020 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

It's A Revolution I Suppose: The Supreme Court's Radioactive Decision In Virginia Uranium Inc. V. Warren, Samantha Pankey Martin

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

No abstract provided.


New Policies Give Solar Users An Economic Boost, Olivia Fowler 2020 Brigham Young University

New Policies Give Solar Users An Economic Boost, Olivia Fowler

Marriott Student Review

The future looks bright for Solar Energy, as more States and Territories in the United States commit to moving to 100% renewable energy. What are the different states and territories committing to exactly, and what economic incentives are they bringing? Find out in this article by author Olivia Fowley.


When Improper Disposal Leads To More Than Hospital Visits: The Need For A National Standard For Used Medical Sharps, Albana Zherka 2020 William & Mary Law School

When Improper Disposal Leads To More Than Hospital Visits: The Need For A National Standard For Used Medical Sharps, Albana Zherka

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


A Necessary Negative: Analysis Of The Tidewater Virginia Surry-Skiffes Creek Transmission Tower Litigation, Geoffrey Robert Grau 2020 William & Mary Law School

A Necessary Negative: Analysis Of The Tidewater Virginia Surry-Skiffes Creek Transmission Tower Litigation, Geoffrey Robert Grau

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Concerning Catskill: Missed Opportunity, Broken Precedent And The Plight Of American Waters, Chase Corey 2020 William & Mary Law School

Concerning Catskill: Missed Opportunity, Broken Precedent And The Plight Of American Waters, Chase Corey

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

As society progresses and the population grows, uninhibited and unregulated pollution has become a pressing dilemma for current and future generations. Whether it is plastic on the beaches, oil in the oceans, or smog in the air, modern citizens of the Earth face a daily onslaught of visible consequences from the actions of polluters. But what about the not so visible consequences? Every day there is pollution occurring at a microscopic level, yet many are unaware of its presence. This infinitesimal issue is nutrient pollution, and despite its diminutive cause, it is deeply affecting one of the world’s most ...


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