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Multiscalar Governance And Climate Change: Reflections On The Role Of States And Cities At Copenhagen, Hari M. Osofsky 2017 Selected Works

Multiscalar Governance And Climate Change: Reflections On The Role Of States And Cities At Copenhagen, Hari M. Osofsky

Hari Osofsky

No abstract provided.


Scaling "Local": The Implications Of Greenhouse Gas Regulation In San Bernardino County, Hari M. Osofsky 2017 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Scaling "Local": The Implications Of Greenhouse Gas Regulation In San Bernardino County, Hari M. Osofsky

Hari Osofsky

This Essay analyzes local climate regulation in San Bernardino County as a window into the complexities of defining a local scale in an interconnected world. In so doing, it aims to contribute to the Symposium's broader dialogue about "Territory Without Boundaries" and the Panel's more specific discussion of "Urban Territory in a Global World." As a purely territorial matter, U.S. cities and counties differ substantially in their sizes, the quantity and physical characteristics of their land, the size and density of their populations, and the needs of their citizens. Structurally, these localities remain administrative subunits of states ...


Dynamic Energy Federalism, Hari M. Osofsky, Hannah J. Wiseman 2017 Selected Works

Dynamic Energy Federalism, Hari M. Osofsky, Hannah J. Wiseman

Hari Osofsky

No abstract provided.


Complex Value Choices At The Environment-Energy Interface, Hari M. Osofsky 2017 University of Minnesota Law School

Complex Value Choices At The Environment-Energy Interface, Hari M. Osofsky

Hari Osofsky

During the 2001–02 academic year, I lived in China, teaching U.S. civil rights law and helping to start a labor law clinic. My first day of teaching the fall civil rights course was the day of the September 11 attacks, and that event and reactions to it played a dominant role in my experience of that year. However, it was also a particularly interesting year to be in China from an environmental-energy perspective because the Three Gorges Dam was in the process of being built and brought onlie. At that point, the area was partially flooded and it ...


Statement Of Amanda C. Leiter At The U.S. House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Hearing On: Examining Impacts Of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part Ii, Amanda Leiter 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Statement Of Amanda C. Leiter At The U.S. House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Hearing On: Examining Impacts Of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part Ii, Amanda Leiter

Congressional and Other Testimony

More information available: http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=106263


Statement Of Amanda C. Leiter At The U.S. House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Hearing On: Examining Impacts Of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part Ii, Amanda Leiter 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Statement Of Amanda C. Leiter At The U.S. House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Hearing On: Examining Impacts Of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray, Part Ii, Amanda Leiter

Amanda Leiter


Case Law On American Indians: August 2015—August 2016, Thomas P. Schlosser 2017 Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville

Case Law On American Indians: August 2015—August 2016, Thomas P. Schlosser

American Indian Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Improving Native American Tribes’ Voice In International Climate Change Negotiations, Jin Hyung Lee 2017 Emory University School of Law

Improving Native American Tribes’ Voice In International Climate Change Negotiations, Jin Hyung Lee

American Indian Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Natural Resources i. Journal 2017 University of New Mexico

Front Matter, Natural Resources I. Journal

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Aldo Leopold, Estella Bergere, Mia Casita And Sheepherding In New Mexico And Colorado, Andrew Gulliford 2017 Fort Lewis College

Aldo Leopold, Estella Bergere, Mia Casita And Sheepherding In New Mexico And Colorado, Andrew Gulliford

Natural Resources Journal

Personal and regional history of Peggy Bergon, Aldo Leopold, and sheepherding.


Liability And Compensation For Oil Spill Accidents: International Regime And Its Implementation In China, Yuan Yang 2017 Tilburg University, Netherlands

Liability And Compensation For Oil Spill Accidents: International Regime And Its Implementation In China, Yuan Yang

Natural Resources Journal

Marine oil spill accidents have long been caused by ship collisions. However, the proliferation of offshore oil and gas installations portends a marked increase in oil spills from these sources. This presents a unique enforcement challenge for international and Chinese domestic systems for oil pollution liability and compensation that were developed in response to the threat of ship-based oil pollution. This article focuses on how the international liability and compensation regime for oil pollution has been implemented in China, and whether a combination of the international regime and domestic Chinese regulations could provide an adequate mechanism for holding offshore oil ...


Nasty Weather And Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, And Food Waste, Richard Moore 2017 University of New Mexico

Nasty Weather And Ugly Produce: Climate Change, Agricultural Adaptation, And Food Waste, Richard Moore

Natural Resources Journal

Food systems worldwide are threatened by climate change, as reflected, for example, in the diminished yields of fruits and vegetables and reduced production of global fisheries. This article discusses the threats of climate change on agricultural production and the need for agricultural adaptation. It posits that food insecurity must be considered in terms of climate change and its likely effects on food production. The article argues that agricultural mitigation and adaptation measures should must be pursued and communicated through the mechanisms of the Paris Agreement. In the United States, reducing food waste effectuated by the regulation on the culling of ...


Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities In Twentieth-Century Spain By Erikswyngedouw, John Morseau 2017 University of New Mexico

Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities In Twentieth-Century Spain By Erikswyngedouw, John Morseau

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Rules And Values In Virtual Optimization Of California Hydropower, Sonya F. P. Ziaja 2017 University of New Mexico

Rules And Values In Virtual Optimization Of California Hydropower, Sonya F. P. Ziaja

Natural Resources Journal

Optimization models for California’s hydropower system are designed to be decision-support tools and aids for climate adaptation decision-making. In practice, they fall short of this goal. One potential explanation is that optimization models are not more successful because they are built on, and depend on, a misrepresentation of law and politics. The legal reality of California’s hydropower system is a web of networked jurisdictions of multiple federal and state agencies, with varying levels of coordination, long periods of legally obligated stability with rigid rules, and prone to conflict, but with multiple procedures for conflict resolution. Barriers to climate ...


Hydropower Development In India: The Legal-Economic Design To Fuelgrowth?, Surabhi Karambelkar 2017 University of New Mexico

Hydropower Development In India: The Legal-Economic Design To Fuelgrowth?, Surabhi Karambelkar

Natural Resources Journal

Economic liberalization beginning in the early 1990s has represented a paradigm shift in policy discourse in India, from social welfare to economic growth. With its potential benefits of generating power for the growing economy and significant revenue through electricity sales and royalty payments, hydropower development has received center-stage in the hydrorich but economically weaker Himalayan states of India. Using an institutional approach to examine the evolution of laws and policies on electricity, land, environment, and water, this article seeks to uncover how prevailing legal and economic systems prioritize hydropower generation over other water uses. It argues that federal and state ...


Introduction, Natural Resources vii Journal 2017 University of New Mexico

Introduction, Natural Resources Vii Journal

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


The Domestic Well Exemption In The West: A Case Study Of Santa Fe’S Municipal Ordinance, Maxine N. Paul 2017 University of New Mexico

The Domestic Well Exemption In The West: A Case Study Of Santa Fe’S Municipal Ordinance, Maxine N. Paul

Natural Resources Journal

In the case of Bounds v. State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a statute that allows domestic wells to be permitted with less oversight than other water rights. The statute, known as the domestic well exemption, is common in various forms throughout the Western United States. Currently, there are an estimated 200,000 permitted domestic wells across the State of New Mexico, increasing at a rate of approximately 5,000 per year. Various scholars have argued for amendments to domestic well statutes or local regulations to make exempt well applications as rigorous as ...


Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa 2017 University of New Mexico

Fighting For Environmental Justice: The Life And Work Of Professor Eileen Gauna, Clifford J. Villa

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Foundations For Sustainable Development: Harmonizing Islam, Nature And Law, Norah bin Hamad 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Foundations For Sustainable Development: Harmonizing Islam, Nature And Law, Norah Bin Hamad

Dissertations & Theses

Human society is weakening Earth’s environment, its only home. In 2015, nations agreed on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide restoring and sustaining the wellbeing of peoples everywhere. If the SDGs are to succeed, all cultural and religious communities will need to urgently implement them. Islam offers a holistic view of God’s creation and the Qur’an clearly sets forth duties to care for the Earth. In the past, most people have ignored the world-wide trends of environmental degradation which scientist have reported. There is a pressing need to expand education and public awareness ...


Is The "Act Of God" Dead?, Clifford Villa 2017 University of New Mexico

Is The "Act Of God" Dead?, Clifford Villa

Faculty Scholarship

In more than twenty years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before joining the legal academy, I saw many communities affected by fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. However, I never saw a case where the act of God defense prevailed against environmental liability. Confirming this personal experience, I later learned that the number of reported cases where the act of God defense had prevailed against environmental liability, under all statutes and all federal circuits, was also exactly zero.

This raises two obvious questions: (1) why does the act of God defense so often fail? and ...


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