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Backyard Beekeeping In The Beehive State: Salt Lake City’S Beekeeping Regulations, Nuisance Concerns, And The Legal Status Of Honey Bees, Robert T. Moriarty 2018 SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Backyard Beekeeping In The Beehive State: Salt Lake City’S Beekeeping Regulations, Nuisance Concerns, And The Legal Status Of Honey Bees, Robert T. Moriarty

Utah Law Review

Recognizing the increasing popularity of urban beekeeping and the vital role that bees play in the ecosystem, the Salt Lake City Council has acted to allow keeping bees within city limits. To ensure that bees would not present a significant nuisance, the council implemented a simple set of guidelines to regulate the practice. While the Ordinance is an excellent first step that effectively addresses most of the sources of nuisance associated with honey bees, it would be wise to reassess its provisions now that it has been in place for nearly eight years. Perhaps a survey of complaints about urban ...


The Flip Side Of Michigan V. Epa: Are Cumulative Impacts Centrally Relevant?, Sanne H. Knudsen 2018 SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

The Flip Side Of Michigan V. Epa: Are Cumulative Impacts Centrally Relevant?, Sanne H. Knudsen

Utah Law Review

This Article explores the flipside of Michigan - v. EPA - where the Court’s logic can just as well support agencies in their public health and environmental protection efforts. In particular, taking Michigan as a blueprint, this Article argues that cumulative impacts are centrally relevant to environmental regulation and—like cost—deserve a systemic and meaningful role in agency decisionmaking, including in the threshold decision of when to regulate. In doing so, this Article serves as a counterbalance to the weight of cost benefit rhetoric that would reduce environmental law off to a line item in a strained budget.


Cultivating A Culture Of Environmental And Natural Resources Collaboration In Utah, Danya Rumore 2018 S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Cultivating A Culture Of Environmental And Natural Resources Collaboration In Utah, Danya Rumore

Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

Unhealthy air quality. Growing demands for water in an arid state. Conflicts over public lands and how those lands should be managed. These are just a few environmental and natural resources challenges here in Utah that we hear “keep people up at night.” Such challenges are indeed daunting, and they will not be easily solved. However, in every challenge there is an opportunity. And when it comes to environmental and natural resources challenges, there is a powerful opportunity for people to work together to find mutually beneficial solutions that are, as consensus building guru Larry Susskind puts it, “fair, efficient ...


From Little Acorns, Nicholas A. Robinson 2018 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

From Little Acorns, Nicholas A. Robinson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Inaugurating Writing Nature: A Seasonal Program of Readings of Nature Writings, under the shared auspices of the Teatown Lake Reservation and the Hudson Valley Writers Center. Presented at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York.


California V. United States Bureau Of Land Management, Molly M. Kelly 2018 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

California V. United States Bureau Of Land Management, Molly M. Kelly

Public Land and Resources Law Review

After President Trump’s Executive Order No. 13783 encouraging relaxing regulatory burdens on energy production, the Bureau of Land Management reevaluated its 2016 “Waste Prevention Rule” which addressed waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, or other leaks resulting from oil and natural gas production activities. The BLM sought to postpone the Rule’s compliance date to give the agency time to promulgate a new rule—effectively overruling the 2016 Rule. Plaintiffs challenged the agency’s compliance under the Administrative Procedures Act, and the court found the BLM did not properly follow APA requirements.


Deforestation Caused By Illegal Avocado Farming: A Case Study On The Effectiveness Of Mexico’S Payment For Ecosystem Services Program, Olivia Hansen 2018 University of Miami Law School

Deforestation Caused By Illegal Avocado Farming: A Case Study On The Effectiveness Of Mexico’S Payment For Ecosystem Services Program, Olivia Hansen

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Creation Of The Sierra Del Divisor National Park: The Conservation Of Foreign Investment In Peru, Or How A National Park Neglects To Fully Protect Natural Resources Or Indigenous Communities, Charles Short 2018 University of Miami Law School

The Creation Of The Sierra Del Divisor National Park: The Conservation Of Foreign Investment In Peru, Or How A National Park Neglects To Fully Protect Natural Resources Or Indigenous Communities, Charles Short

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

No abstract provided.


Localism, Labels, And Animal Welfare, Samuel R. Wiseman 2018 Florida State University

Localism, Labels, And Animal Welfare, Samuel R. Wiseman

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

The law does relatively little to improve the welfare of animals raised for food. In the short term, at least, market-based solutions appear to have more promise as a means of promoting farm animal welfare, as consumers increasingly seek out local and humanely-raised meat and eggs. To aid consumers in identifying these products, certification systems of varying degrees of rigor exist, but even these are of little use to consumers in the restaurant context, which accounts for a large percentage of meat consumption. Patrons see only finished meals, making fraud difficult to detect, and a recent newspaper investigation suggests that ...


Regulation Of Radioactive Fracking Waste, Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman, Nichole LeClair 2018 CUNY School of Public Health

Regulation Of Radioactive Fracking Waste, Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman, Nichole Leclair

Publications and Research

Natural gas extracted form shale reached record production totals in 2015 in the United States and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts natural gas production will continue to increase. Wastes from shale gas extraction can contain the radioactive isotopes radium-226 (Ra-226) and radium-228 (Ra-228), which decay further into radon (Rn). Exposure to radon, a form of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. This article explores how states handle the disposal of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) and/or NORM waste from oil and gas operations ...


A Review Of Contemporary U.S. Wild Horse And Burro Management Policies Relative To Desired Management Outcomes, Keith A. Norris 2018 The Wildlife Society

A Review Of Contemporary U.S. Wild Horse And Burro Management Policies Relative To Desired Management Outcomes, Keith A. Norris

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Legally defined “wild” horse (Equus ferus caballus ) and burro (E. asinus ; WHB) populations in the United States exceed established population objectives. The context of WHB policy and management can be categorized into ecological, geographical, legal, social, and political perspectives. Ecologically, all WHB populations in the United States are considered feral animals, but certain populations are afforded protection and management by the federal Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA) of 1971. The current policy and management paradigms under which the WFRHBA is being implemented has contributed to rangeland degradation, poor WHB health, and impacts to native wildlife. This commentary reviews ...


Polar Opposites: Assessing The State Of Environmental Law In The World’S Polar Regions, Mark Nevitt, Robert V. Percival 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Polar Opposites: Assessing The State Of Environmental Law In The World’S Polar Regions, Mark Nevitt, Robert V. Percival

Faculty Scholarship

Climate change is fundamentally transforming both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. Yet they differ dramatically in their governing legal regimes. For the past sixty years the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), a traditional “hard law” international law treaty system, effectively de-militarized the Antarctic region and halted competing sovereignty claims. In contrast, the Arctic region lacks a unifying Arctic treaty and is governed by the newer “soft law” global environmental law model embodied in the Arctic Council’s collaborative work. Now climate change is challenging this model. It is transforming the geography of both polar regions, breaking away massive ice sheets ...


State Imperiled Species Legislation, Robert L. Fischman, Vicky J. Meretsky, Willem Drews, Katlin Stephani, Jennifer Teson 2018 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

State Imperiled Species Legislation, Robert L. Fischman, Vicky J. Meretsky, Willem Drews, Katlin Stephani, Jennifer Teson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

State wildlife conservation programs are essential to accomplishing the national goal of extinction prevention. By virtue of their constitutional powers, their expertise, and their on-the-ground personnel, states could—in theory—accomplish far more than the federal agencies directly responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). States plausibly argue that they can catalyze collaborative conservation that brings together key stakeholders to improve conditions for imperiled species. Bills to revise the ESA seek to delegate greater authority to states. We evaluated states’ imperiled species legislation to determine their legal capacity to employ the key regulatory tools that prompt collaborative conservation. All ...


"At Bears Ears We Can Hear The Voices Of Our Ancestors In Every Canyon And On Every Mesa Top": The Creation Of The First Native National Monument, Charles Wilkinson 2018 University of Colorado Law School

"At Bears Ears We Can Hear The Voices Of Our Ancestors In Every Canyon And On Every Mesa Top": The Creation Of The First Native National Monument, Charles Wilkinson

Articles

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Herr V. U.S. Forest Service, Peter B. Taylor 2017 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

Herr V. U.S. Forest Service, Peter B. Taylor

Public Land and Resources Law Review

In Herr v. U. S. Forest Service, the Sixth Circuit ruled on whether the Forest Service could infringe on pre-existing private property rights held adjacent to a designated Wilderness Area. The Herrs purchased lakefront property adjacent to the Sylvania Wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the intention of using their littoral rights for recreational boating. The Sylvania Wilderness was created under the Michigan Wilderness Act in 1987, but the Act observed valid existing rights. The court found that the Herrs’ littoral rights were recognizable “valid existing rights.” Therefore, the Forest Service’s restriction of those rights was illegal.


United States V. Osage Wind, Llc, Summer Carmack 2017 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

United States V. Osage Wind, Llc, Summer Carmack

Public Land and Resources Law Review

The Osage Nation, as owner of the beneficial interest in its mineral estate, issues federally-approved leases to persons and entities who wish to conduct mineral development on its lands. After an energy-development company, Osage Wind, leased privately-owned surface lands within Tribal reservation boundaries and began to excavate minerals for purposes of constructing a wind farm, the United States brought suit on the Tribe’s behalf. In the ensuing litigation, the Osage Nation insisted that Osage Wind should have obtained a mineral lease from the Tribe before beginning its work. In its decision, the Tenth Circuit applied one of the Indian ...


Recent Case Decisions, 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Recent Case Decisions

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


A Reexamination And Reformulation Of The Habendum Clause Paying Quantities Standard Under Oil And Gas Leases, Alex Ritchie 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

A Reexamination And Reformulation Of The Habendum Clause Paying Quantities Standard Under Oil And Gas Leases, Alex Ritchie

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Siting Carbon Dioxide Pipelines, Tara K. Righetti 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Siting Carbon Dioxide Pipelines, Tara K. Righetti

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


European Energy Security, American Lng, And The Global Natural Gas Marketplace, Dr. Christopher S. Kulander 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

European Energy Security, American Lng, And The Global Natural Gas Marketplace, Dr. Christopher S. Kulander

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introduction, Mason W. Smith 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Editor's Introduction, Mason W. Smith

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


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