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Denying Disgorgement: The Supreme Court’S Refusal To Grant The Crow Tribe Relief, Alex Galliani 2017 Boston College Law School

Denying Disgorgement: The Supreme Court’S Refusal To Grant The Crow Tribe Relief, Alex Galliani

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Montana v. Crow Tribe of Indians, the United States Supreme Court declined to award the Crow Tribe of Indians disgorgement of coal taxes collected by Montana from a mining company with operations on the Tribe’s reservation. The Supreme Court justified its decision by distinguishing the 1939 Montana Supreme Court case Valley County v. Thomas, referencing the precedent set by Cotton Petroleum Corp. v. New Mexico, and noting that the Tribe lacked the necessary approval to tax from the Department of the Interior. This Comment argues that the Supreme Court should have granted the Tribe full disgorgement, partial disgorgement ...


Recent Case Decisions, 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Recent Case Decisions

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Patent Troll Legislation And Its Effects On The Energy Industry, John David Weidman 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

The Future Of Patent Troll Legislation And Its Effects On The Energy Industry, John David Weidman

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

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A Review Of The Department Of Defense’S Energy Conservation Investment Program, Donald Cantrell 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

A Review Of The Department Of Defense’S Energy Conservation Investment Program, Donald Cantrell

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

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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.


Won’T Get Fooled Again: Why Vw’S Emissions Deception Is Illegal In Europe And How To Improve The Eu’S Auto Regulatory System, Kevin Tarsa 2017 Boston College Law School

Won’T Get Fooled Again: Why Vw’S Emissions Deception Is Illegal In Europe And How To Improve The Eu’S Auto Regulatory System, Kevin Tarsa

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Replete with greed, hubris, and deceit, the Volkswagen emissions scandal is not your typical case of corporate wrongdoing. With a price tag of $20 million in the United States, it is already one of the most expensive corporate scandals in history and has caused significant damage to the environment, public health, and the global economy. Dieselgate has had a majorly disproportionate impact on Europe, where nearly nine million of the eleven million affected cars are located. The financial cost of the scandal, however, has been confined almost entirely to the United States, due to a European Union (EU) regulation that ...


Earthquakes In The Oilpatch: The Regulatory And Legal Issues Arising Out Of Oil And Gas Operation Induced Seismicity, Monika U. Ehrman 2017 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Earthquakes In The Oilpatch: The Regulatory And Legal Issues Arising Out Of Oil And Gas Operation Induced Seismicity, Monika U. Ehrman

Georgia State University Law Review

This article reviews the scientific theories and studies regarding induced seismicity, in addition to examining the current regulatory framework and litigation arising out of these seismic events. Lastly, it provides strategies to aid stakeholders and identifies challenges likely to arise in the future.

Part I of this Article provides a review of the geoscience theories regarding natural and induced seismicity. Part II reviews the current scientific literature regarding a possible relationship between certain oil and gas operations and induced seismicity. Part III reviews the existing regulatory structure addressing seismicity in affected states, including possible applicable environmental legislation. Part IV discusses ...


Back To Its Roots: How §1983 Must Return To Its Origins To Provide A Remedy For The Inupiat Against Oil Drilling In Alaska's Arctic Circle, Julia Prochazka 2017 Northwestern University School of Law

Back To Its Roots: How §1983 Must Return To Its Origins To Provide A Remedy For The Inupiat Against Oil Drilling In Alaska's Arctic Circle, Julia Prochazka

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

As demand for oil and gas grows, companies are looking to the Chukchi Sea in Alaska as a potential source of oil and wealth. However, the land along the Chukchi Sea is also home to the Native Alaskan community of the Inupiat. Drilling comes in direct conflict with the way of the life of the Inupiat. Considering this conflict, this Comment explores the difficulty of a §1983 claim for the Inupiat. The failure of §1983 to provide a remedy for the Inupiat provides a frame through which to view how §1983 has deviated from its plain language and original purpose.


State Regulation Of Oil And Gas Pools On State, Federal, Indian And Fee Lands, C. Gene Samberson 2017 University of New Mexico

State Regulation Of Oil And Gas Pools On State, Federal, Indian And Fee Lands, C. Gene Samberson

Natural Resources Journal

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Richardson, Elmo R., The Politics Of Conservation: Crusades And Controversies, 1897-1913, Ernest A. Engelbert 2017 University of New Mexico

Richardson, Elmo R., The Politics Of Conservation: Crusades And Controversies, 1897-1913, Ernest A. Engelbert

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Milner, J. B., Community Planning: A Casebook On Law And Administration, Ira Michael Heyman 2017 University of New Mexico

Milner, J. B., Community Planning: A Casebook On Law And Administration, Ira Michael Heyman

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


What’S Shakin’? Ladra V. New Dominion, Llc: A Case Of Consequence For The Hydraulic Fracturing Industry And Those Affected By Induced Seismicity, James Patrick Logan 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

What’S Shakin’? Ladra V. New Dominion, Llc: A Case Of Consequence For The Hydraulic Fracturing Industry And Those Affected By Induced Seismicity, James Patrick Logan

Pace Environmental Law Review

This analysis is accompanied by a study of a 2015 ruling of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, Ladra v. New Dominion, LLC. The case considered the possibility of a private tort action by homeowners against the operators of injection wells proceeding within the state’s judicial system, rather than simply being subject to review by a state regulatory agency. The court ultimately decided that the case would be allowed to continue within the judicial system instead of in front of a regulatory agency. This case, while not providing a “silver bullet” precedent with which future claimants can automatically win their ...


Alternatives For Recovery Of Attorney's Fees In Environmental Litigation, Fritz Ledbetter 2017 University of New Mexico

Alternatives For Recovery Of Attorney's Fees In Environmental Litigation, Fritz Ledbetter

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Res Judicata: Will It Stop Instream Flows From Being The Wave Of The Future?, Harold A. Ranquist 2017 University of New Mexico

Res Judicata: Will It Stop Instream Flows From Being The Wave Of The Future?, Harold A. Ranquist

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Statecraft, Domestic Politics, And Foreign Policymaking: The El Chamizal Dispute, Albert E. Utton 2017 University of New Mexico

Statecraft, Domestic Politics, And Foreign Policymaking: The El Chamizal Dispute, Albert E. Utton

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Public Participation And Natural Resource Decision-Making: The Case Of The Rare Ii Decisions, Paul Mohai 2017 University of New Mexico

Public Participation And Natural Resource Decision-Making: The Case Of The Rare Ii Decisions, Paul Mohai

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Hawkes Co. V. United States Army Corps Of Engineers, Sarah M. Danno 2017 University of Montana School of Law

Hawkes Co. V. United States Army Corps Of Engineers, Sarah M. Danno

Public Land and Resources Law Review

A peat mining company will not be required to obtain a permit under the Clean Water Act to discharge dredged and fill material into wetlands. The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that the United States Army Corps of Engineers fell short in its attempts to establish jurisdiction over the wetlands by twice failing to show a significant nexus existed between the wetlands and navigable waters. Further, the district court enjoined the Corps from asserting jurisdiction a third time because it would force the mining company through a “never ending loop” of administrative law.


A Consent Decree Abroad: Extraterritorial Enforcement Of An Epa Consent Decree In United States V. Volvo Powertrain Corp., Marc C. Palmer 2017 Boston College Law School

A Consent Decree Abroad: Extraterritorial Enforcement Of An Epa Consent Decree In United States V. Volvo Powertrain Corp., Marc C. Palmer

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Although not as prominent in the public eye as automobile engines, emissions from non-road engines contribute significantly to global air pollution. In 2005, the United States Government fined Volvo Powertrain Corp. seventy-two million dollars for manufacturing non-road engines at its foreign subsidiary because these engines were not in compliance with emissions standards and therefore violated a consent decree between Volvo Powertrain Corp. and the federal government. In United States v. Volvo Powertrain Corp., the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld an interpretation of the consent decree and financial penalty put forth by the lower court ...


An Examination Of New York’S Martin Act As A Tool To Combat Climate Change, Ashley Poon 2017 Boston College Law School

An Examination Of New York’S Martin Act As A Tool To Combat Climate Change, Ashley Poon

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Environmental statutes and regulations in the United States have largely failed to comprehensively control the human activities that cause climate change. This Note examines a novel approach to the matter in the form of an investigation led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to discover how ExxonMobil incorporates its climate change research into its corporate governance, accounting, and business planning. Schneiderman’s investigation relies on the New York securities fraud statute, the Martin Act, to determine if the company has internally reached one conclusion about climate change in its research while promoting another to investors. ExxonMobil initially cooperated with ...


Inverse Condemnation And Fracking Disasters: Government Liability For The Environmental Consequences Of Hydraulic Fracturing Under A Constitutional Takings Theory, Joseph Belza 2017 Boston College Law School

Inverse Condemnation And Fracking Disasters: Government Liability For The Environmental Consequences Of Hydraulic Fracturing Under A Constitutional Takings Theory, Joseph Belza

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The practice of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, risks a number of dangerous environmental consequences. Notably, fracking operations can contaminate the underlying water table. Contamination of groundwater can disrupt the access of a nearby property to both potable drinking water and viable commercial irrigation. Usually, when a fracking operation results in this kind of groundwater contamination, affected plaintiffs sue the operator of the rig. This Note proposes that similarly situated plaintiffs also name a new defendant in these actions: the state agency that granted the fracking permit. The governmental actor could bear liability under a constitutional theory of ...


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