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Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.


What About Whitman?: The Supreme Court’S Decision In Epa V. Homer To Authorize Cost Consideration In Environmental Regulation Contradicts Its Own Precedent, Devon Applegate 2015 Boston College Law School

What About Whitman?: The Supreme Court’S Decision In Epa V. Homer To Authorize Cost Consideration In Environmental Regulation Contradicts Its Own Precedent, Devon Applegate

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In 2011, in response to the ongoing problem of interstate air pollution, EPA promulgated the Transport Rule to restrict emissions in upwind states in order to achieve attainment of certain national ambient air quality standards in downwind states. State and local governments and industry and labor groups, unhappy with EPA’s process of determining which states would be regulated under the Transport Rule, challenged the rule on the grounds that EPA had exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act. In 2014, in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., the Supreme Court of the United States held that ...


Essentially Reasonable?: Why The Ninth Circuit’S Decision In Native Village Of Point Hope Strays From The Purpose Of Nepa, Timothy Wright 2015 Boston College Law School

Essentially Reasonable?: Why The Ninth Circuit’S Decision In Native Village Of Point Hope Strays From The Purpose Of Nepa, Timothy Wright

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Native Village of Point Hope v. Jewell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management did not have to include information on animal populations in its environmental impact statement (“EIS”) at the lease-sale stage of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act oil and gas development program. Federal agencies are required to complete an EIS before conducting a major federal action. This process ensures that decision-makers take a hard look at adverse environmental impacts. The Ninth Circuit concluded in Native Village of Point Hope that coverage of animal populations is ...


A “Green” Lining: Closing The Door On Environmental Litigants In Bellon Could Lead To More Successful Environmental Challenges In The Future, Brian Bieschke 2015 Boston College Law School

A “Green” Lining: Closing The Door On Environmental Litigants In Bellon Could Lead To More Successful Environmental Challenges In The Future, Brian Bieschke

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit addressed the issue of Article III standing with respect to environmental organizations filing suit under the Clean Air Act. The organizations alleged that Washington state agencies were required to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of five oil refineries, and that the agencies’ failure to do so caused particularized injuries to plaintiffs’ health and recreational enjoyment because of the impacts of those greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. Applying a three-pronged test requiring plaintiffs to establish injury in fact, causality, and redressability, the court determined ...


Substantial Burden And The Reasonable Necessity Doctrine In Severance Deed Ownership: Whiteman V. Chesapeake Appalachia, Kathryn Scherpf 2015 Boston College Law School

Substantial Burden And The Reasonable Necessity Doctrine In Severance Deed Ownership: Whiteman V. Chesapeake Appalachia, Kathryn Scherpf

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Horizontal severance deeds separate property rights above and below the surface. Sub-surface rights have typically belonged to mineral estate owners, whereas surface rights above have typically belonged to farmers. In West Virginia, courts have traditionally applied a common law trespass doctrine known as reasonable necessity to account for times when these bifurcated rights clash. The reasonable necessity doctrine in West Virginia has evolved over time as state courts have made it more rigorous by requiring that, in exercising their rights, sub-surface mineral estate owners not substantially burden the surface. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s ...


Why The Third Circuit Pro-Cooperative Federalism Preemption Holding In Bell Should Ultimately Be Adopted By The Supreme Court, Matthew Renick 2015 Boston College Law School

Why The Third Circuit Pro-Cooperative Federalism Preemption Holding In Bell Should Ultimately Be Adopted By The Supreme Court, Matthew Renick

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, holding that state common law tort actions were not preempted by the federal Clean Air Act (“CAA”). The Third Circuit found that the savings clause of the CAA was nearly identical to that of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), which had already been found to not preempt state common law tort actions by the U.S. Supreme Court. This Comment argues that the Third Circuit correctly compared the savings ...


Positive Contribution: Why The Second Circuit’S Understanding Of Cercla § 113 Should Make Way For The Third Circuit’S Pro-Settlement Holding In Trinity Industries, Sarah M. Gordon 2015 Boston College Law School

Positive Contribution: Why The Second Circuit’S Understanding Of Cercla § 113 Should Make Way For The Third Circuit’S Pro-Settlement Holding In Trinity Industries, Sarah M. Gordon

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has interpreted section 113(f)(3)(B) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Cleanup, and Liability Act, or CERCLA, to only allow a party to seek contribution for claims resolved under CERCLA itself, rather than claims resolved under a state statute. In Trinity Industries, Inc. v. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit broke from Second Circuit precedent by holding that section 113(f)(3)(B) does not require a settlement under CERCLA to permit a contribution action pursuant to CERCLA. This Comment argues ...


The Elephant In The Room, Troy B. Albert 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School

The Elephant In The Room, Troy B. Albert

Troy B Albert

Every 15 minutes, a poacher kills an elephant for its ivory. If this rate continues, the African elephant could become extinct in 20 years. Although federal law has strictly regulated the ivory market for several decades, the United States remains one of the largest markets for illegal wildlife products in the world. Because there are little to no enforcement mechanisms or verification processes by which to definitively distinguish legal from illegal ivory after reaching domestic markets, illegal ivory is easily mixed in with legal stocks. New regulations have been promulgated but are they enough?


The Elephant In The Room, Troy B. Albert 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School

The Elephant In The Room, Troy B. Albert

Troy B Albert

Every 15 minutes, a poacher kills an elephant for its ivory. If this rate continues, the African elephant could become extinct in 20 years. Although federal law has strictly regulated the ivory market for several decades, the United States remains one of the largest markets for illegal wildlife products in the world. Because there are little to no enforcement mechanisms or verification processes by which to definitively distinguish legal from illegal ivory after reaching domestic markets, illegal ivory is easily mixed in with legal stocks. New regulations have been promulgated but are they enough?


The Commander In Chief's Authority To Combat Climate Change, Mark P. Nevitt 2015 SelectedWorks

The Commander In Chief's Authority To Combat Climate Change, Mark P. Nevitt

Mark P Nevitt

Climate change is the world’s greatest environmental threat. It also is increasingly understood as a threat to domestic and international peace and security. In recognition of this threat, the President has taken the initiative to prepare for climate change’s impact – in some cases drawing sharp objections from Congress. While both the President and Congress have constitutional authorities to address the national security threat posed by climate change, the precise contours of their overlapping powers are not clear. As Commander in Chief, the President has the constitutional authority to repel sudden attacks and take care that the laws are ...


From The Shoals Of Ras Kaboudia To The Shores Of Tripoli: The Tunisia/Libya Continental Shelf Boundary Delimitation, Donna R. Christie 2015 Florida State University

From The Shoals Of Ras Kaboudia To The Shores Of Tripoli: The Tunisia/Libya Continental Shelf Boundary Delimitation, Donna R. Christie

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Downstream Inundations Caused By Federal Flood Control Dam Operations In A Changing Climate: Getting The Proper Mix Of Takings, Tort, And Compensation, Robert H. Abrams, Jacquiline Bertelsen 2015 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Downstream Inundations Caused By Federal Flood Control Dam Operations In A Changing Climate: Getting The Proper Mix Of Takings, Tort, And Compensation, Robert H. Abrams, Jacquiline Bertelsen

Robert H Abrams

The 2012 United States Supreme Court decision in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States (AG&FC) presented the Court with a claim that the property of a landowner downstream of a flood control dam was taken without compensation as a result of non-permanent inundations of low lying portions of that parcel caused by a change in the dam’s pattern of releases. The Court held that that “government-induced flooding temporary in duration gains no automatic exemption from Takings Clause inspection” and must instead be tested according to the Court’s usual precedents governing temporary physical invasions and regulatory takings ...


Measuring Brief, Susan Johnson, Mitchell Lowenthal, Rose Monahan 2015 Washington College of Law

Measuring Brief, Susan Johnson, Mitchell Lowenthal, Rose Monahan

Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

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Measuring Brief, Alex Acerra, Grant Campbell, Lauren Christmas 2015 University of Illinois College of Law

Measuring Brief, Alex Acerra, Grant Campbell, Lauren Christmas

Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

No abstract provided.


Measuring Brief, Harley Carmer, John Robinson Jr., Douglas Naftz 2015 S.J. Quinney School of Law

Measuring Brief, Harley Carmer, John Robinson Jr., Douglas Naftz

Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

No abstract provided.


2014 Bench Memorandum, 2015 Pace University

2014 Bench Memorandum

Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

No abstract provided.


2014 National Environmental Moot Court Competition Problem, 2015 Pace University

2014 National Environmental Moot Court Competition Problem

Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of, Or Offensive To Farms? Hog Farming And The Changing American Agricultural Industry, Shi-Ling Hsu 2015 Florida State University College of Law

In Defense Of, Or Offensive To Farms? Hog Farming And The Changing American Agricultural Industry, Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

American agriculture is inexorably concentrating into the hands of a small number of large conglomerates. Expanding farms pursuing scale economies would also normally have to abide by a system of environmental and other laws that would, in theory, require farms to account for negative externalities. If those laws were observed and enforced, they would help strike a balance between the greater profitability and the larger externalities of larger farms. But these laws are not widely observed and not rigorously enforced, upsetting this balance and giving large-scale farms a cost advantage while insulating them from corresponding responsibilities.

Perhaps nowhere in agriculture ...


Mining Investment In Brazil, Peru, And Mexico: A Practical Methodology, Gerald J. Pels 2015 Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, and Laboon

Mining Investment In Brazil, Peru, And Mexico: A Practical Methodology, Gerald J. Pels

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Territorial Waters - Agreement Providing For The Issuance Of International Licenses For Fishing Tuna In The Eastern Pacific Ocean - An Attempt At Uniformity In An Area Where Conflicting Jurisdictional Claims Have Created Tensions And Conflicts, Gary L. Carter 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Territorial Waters - Agreement Providing For The Issuance Of International Licenses For Fishing Tuna In The Eastern Pacific Ocean - An Attempt At Uniformity In An Area Where Conflicting Jurisdictional Claims Have Created Tensions And Conflicts, Gary L. Carter

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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