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Surface Waters And Farmers: Sharing Land Management With The Federal Government, Charles M. Carvell, Jennifer L. Verleger 2016 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Surface Waters And Farmers: Sharing Land Management With The Federal Government, Charles M. Carvell, Jennifer L. Verleger

Mitchell Hamline Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mariculture: A New Ocean Use, J. Owens Smith, David L. Marshall 2016 University of Georgia

Mariculture: A New Ocean Use, J. Owens Smith, David L. Marshall

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Environmental Protection By Coastal States: The Paradigm From Marine Transport Of Petroleum, Joseph C. Sweeny 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Environmental Protection By Coastal States: The Paradigm From Marine Transport Of Petroleum, Joseph C. Sweeny

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Legacy That No One Can Afford To Inherit: The Gold King Disaster And The Threat Of Abandoned Hardrock Legacy Mines, Kelly Roberts 2016 Pepperdine University

A Legacy That No One Can Afford To Inherit: The Gold King Disaster And The Threat Of Abandoned Hardrock Legacy Mines, Kelly Roberts

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This article begins with a description of the alarming matter of abandoned mines, mainly due to the issue of acid mine drainage. Then, it provides a detailed account of the Gold King disaster, including the current state of affairs surrounding the question of EPA liability. Next, it provides a simplified overview of some of the federal statutory hurdles that make it difficult to tackle remediation of abandoned hardrock mines. In wake of Gold King, another round of legislation has been proposed that might help, and these proposed bills center on familiar themes of reforming the General Mining Law of 1872 ...


International Fisheries Regulation, John P. Rivers 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

International Fisheries Regulation, John P. Rivers

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Lloyd Moratorium And The Science That Supports It, Sarah J. Meyland 2016 New York Institute of Technology

Understanding The Lloyd Moratorium And The Science That Supports It, Sarah J. Meyland

Pace Environmental Law Review

This article examines the background to the enactment of the Lloyd Moratorium, the role of science, and a discussion of why limits on certain groundwater use are appropriate. Section Two reviews the history of the Lloyd Moratorium and the challenges to it. The role of the State in implementing the moratorium is also considered. Section Three describes the current guidelines for Lloyd well permits. Section Four reviews the vulnerability of the Lloyd aquifer. Section Five discusses the necessity of setting a high bar for Lloyd aquifer access. Section Six concludes with an outline of how the Long Island aquifer system ...


Extraterritoriality, Externalities, And Cross-Border Trade: Some Lessons From The United States, The European Union, And The World Trade Organization, Max S. Jansson 2016 Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Extraterritoriality, Externalities, And Cross-Border Trade: Some Lessons From The United States, The European Union, And The World Trade Organization, Max S. Jansson

Pace Environmental Law Review

In this article, process and production method (PPM) rules are analyzed under three jurisdictions: the United States, the European Union (EU), and the World Trade Organization (WTO. The approach is justified by the fact that their rules on interstate trade reflect very similar basic objectives related to anti-protectionism. Moreover, the regimes, to a large extent, share the same structure of rules on prohibition balanced with rules on justification. All in all, the regimes reveal similar syntax. The comparability of the U.S. Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine with both WTO law and EU free movement law has been highlighted already in ...


Looking To The Third Sovereign: Tribal Environmental Ethics As An Alternative Paradigm, Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner 2016 Tribal Law and Government Center

Looking To The Third Sovereign: Tribal Environmental Ethics As An Alternative Paradigm, Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner

Pace Environmental Law Review

This article considers what role, if any, can tribal environmental ethics play in the re-examination and consideration of American environmental ethics? The answer—quite a substantial role. Tribes must straddle two worlds—a traditional one and one dominated by Western culture and values. As a result of this dichotomy, tribes are necessarily experts at adaptation and innovation. To demonstrate the value of looking to tribal environmental ethics when considering alternative ethical paradigms for the United States, this article begins by discussing the link between environmental ethics and policy making. With this understanding in place, the article then examines the importance ...


Learning To Live With The Trickster: Narrating Climate Change And The Value Of Resilience Thinking, Robin Kundis Craig 2016 The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Learning To Live With The Trickster: Narrating Climate Change And The Value Of Resilience Thinking, Robin Kundis Craig

Pace Environmental Law Review

This article is based on the 2015 Pace Garrison Lecture that occurred on April 1, 2015. Fittingly for a talk given on April Fool’s Day, this article focuses on tricksters. It posits that framing climate change as one incarnation of a mythological trickster can give us a better cultural narrative framework for thinking about environmental, natural resources, and energy law and policy in a climate change era. The trickster narrative can helpfully displace the dominant engineering framework that informs most of American10 environmental, natural resources, and energy law and policy and open the way to a more productive policy ...


Proactive Natural Disaster Recovery And Resilience In The Northeast: Should Governments Exercise Buyout Programs And, If Necessary, Eminent Domain, To Prevent Disaster?, Stellina Napolitano 2016 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Proactive Natural Disaster Recovery And Resilience In The Northeast: Should Governments Exercise Buyout Programs And, If Necessary, Eminent Domain, To Prevent Disaster?, Stellina Napolitano

Pace Environmental Law Review

In light of the devastation left behind by the three most recent natural disasters in the northeast region—Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy—local and state governments are now implementing “buyout programs” in order to protect the future of beachfront and flood-prone communities. These programs may not be a perfect solution, so, while positions differ on whether to pursue taking private properties by use of eminent domain, it may be a favorable option in order to attain the ultimate goal of safety and resilience against future disaster. Section II of this paper will analyze the background and ...


Reevaluating Wilderness Classification And Management In The Face Of Climate Change: A Reconsideration Of Values And Ecology, Katherine Fiedler 2016 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Reevaluating Wilderness Classification And Management In The Face Of Climate Change: A Reconsideration Of Values And Ecology, Katherine Fiedler

Pace Environmental Law Review

In recognizing that the very nature of wilderness is a human construct, the values sought to be preserved can and should be reevaluated, considering the importance of wilderness in light of climate change and global ecosystem resilience, as well as how wilderness is designated and managed. Furthermore, the values that wilderness provides us will dramatically increase as climate change proceeds. Section II of this article describes the basics of wilderness protection, including the evolution of our relationship with wilderness, the history of the Wilderness Act, and what, how, and why wilderness is protected under the Act. Section III explores how ...


City Sustainability Reporting: An Emerging & Desirable Legal Necessity, Adam J. Sulkowski 2016 Babson College

City Sustainability Reporting: An Emerging & Desirable Legal Necessity, Adam J. Sulkowski

Pace Environmental Law Review

This article will begin with a brief history of sustainability reporting, including recent developments related to its adoption by cities. The author will then review two major trends that, considered together, indicate sustainability reporting should be viewed as an emerging legal necessity for municipalities in the United States. First, the exemption shielding cities from the disclosure requirements of securities laws has eroded. Second, sustainability disclosures now fit the definition of what must—as a matter of materiality, if not specific mandates—be reported to investors. This means that the cities that have collectively issued over $3.67 trillion in securities2 ...


Troubled Water: An Examination Of The Npdes Permit Shield, Stephanie Rich 2016 Pace University

Troubled Water: An Examination Of The Npdes Permit Shield, Stephanie Rich

Pace Environmental Law Review

In this comment I argue for a narrow interpretation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit shield by analyzing the recent federal cases addressing the shield’s scope. A narrow interpretation calls for a greater level of compliance and disclosure on behalf of the permit holder in order to invoke the shield’s protection. This argument also includes a higher standard of “reasonable contemplation” of pollutants on the part of the regulator. The first section of this comment gives a brief background of the CWA, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the permit shield provision. The next section ...


Finding Opportunities To Combat The Climate Change Migration Crisis: The Potential Of The “Adaptation Approach”, Mariya Gromilova 2016 University of Tilburg

Finding Opportunities To Combat The Climate Change Migration Crisis: The Potential Of The “Adaptation Approach”, Mariya Gromilova

Pace Environmental Law Review

The aim of this article is to demonstrate the benefits of applying adaptation approach in conceptualising the issue of climate-induced population movement and its potential to respond to the main priorities to be addressed in the context of population movement induced by climate change. This article proceeds with Section 2, which provides an overview of the main difficulties to conceptualization of the issue of climate induced population movement from empirical and legal perspectives. Section 3, drawing upon the state of play presented above, identifies the main priorities that have to be addressed. Section 4 focuses on the opportunities the Cancun ...


Recent Case Decisions, 2016 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Recent Case Decisions

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


The Life Estate And The Power To Commit Waste: Using A Power Analysis To Resolve Oil & Gas Title Issues Created By Future Interests, Anthony J. Ford 2016 Crowley Fleck PLLP

The Life Estate And The Power To Commit Waste: Using A Power Analysis To Resolve Oil & Gas Title Issues Created By Future Interests, Anthony J. Ford

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introduction, Micah L. Adkison 2016 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Editor's Introduction, Micah L. Adkison

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Challenging The 2013 Rule Implementing Regulations On Oversnow Vehicle Use In Yellowstone National Park, Brian Bieschke 2016 Boston College Law School

Challenging The 2013 Rule Implementing Regulations On Oversnow Vehicle Use In Yellowstone National Park, Brian Bieschke

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In 2013, the National Park Service (“NPS”) promulgated a new rule to regulate the use of snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone National Park during the winter months. The innovation and development of such “oversnow” vehicles increased park visitors’ access to Yellowstone’s majestic wonders throughout winter. Unfortunately, because such vehicles emitted noise and air pollution and created safety hazards, their unfettered use throughout the winter season posed an ever-increasing threat to the natural integrity of Yellowstone and to visitors. To mitigate the negative effects of oversnow vehicles on Yellowstone, the NPS began restricting their use by placing fixed limitations on ...


Water, Water, Everywhere, And Plenty Of Drops To Regulate: Why The Newly Published Wotus Rule Does Not Violate The Commerce Clause, Samuel Worth 2016 Boston College Law School

Water, Water, Everywhere, And Plenty Of Drops To Regulate: Why The Newly Published Wotus Rule Does Not Violate The Commerce Clause, Samuel Worth

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly published a final rule, “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act,” to clearly delineate how the Clean Water Act protects streams and wetlands. The new Waters of the United States rule (“WOTUS Rule” or the “Rule”) abrogated the previous definition of waters of the United States under Clean Water Act jurisdiction. To the great displeasure of many private landowners, the Rule entered into effect on August 28, 2015. In particular, several critics have argued that the ...


The Water-Energy-Climate Nexus Under International Law: A Central Asian Perspective, Anatole Boute 2016 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Water-Energy-Climate Nexus Under International Law: A Central Asian Perspective, Anatole Boute

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

Water, energy, and climate change are intrinsically related to each other but are nonetheless subject to different international legal regimes. The fragmented nature of water, energy, and climate governance represents a challenge for the sustainable management of resources in the energy and water landscape of the 21st century. Regulatory choices in one field can potentially undermine the policy objectives pursued in the other fields. Promoting conventional and unconventional energy production for energy security purposes increases pressure on the availability of fresh water resources and contributes to climate change. Climate change exacerbates the scarcity of water resources, which leads to increasing ...


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