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Water, Water Everywhere, But Just How Much Is Clean?: Examining Water Quality Restoration Efforts Under The United States Clean Water Act And The United States-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Jill T. Hauserman 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Water, Water Everywhere, But Just How Much Is Clean?: Examining Water Quality Restoration Efforts Under The United States Clean Water Act And The United States-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Jill T. Hauserman

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Constitutional Law - Federalism - As An Incident Of National Sovereignty, The United States Has Paramount Rights And Power In The Seabed And Subsoil Of The Outer Continental Shelf, Stephen O. Spinks 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Constitutional Law - Federalism - As An Incident Of National Sovereignty, The United States Has Paramount Rights And Power In The Seabed And Subsoil Of The Outer Continental Shelf, Stephen O. Spinks

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Admiralty - Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act - A Shipowner Cannot Invoke The Act To Limit His Liability For Wreck Removal Expenses Since A Statutory Duty To Remove A Sunken Vessel Prevents Him From Being “Without Privity Or Knowledge,” A Condition Precedent To The Invocation Of The Act, Thomas C. Holcomb 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Admiralty - Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act - A Shipowner Cannot Invoke The Act To Limit His Liability For Wreck Removal Expenses Since A Statutory Duty To Remove A Sunken Vessel Prevents Him From Being “Without Privity Or Knowledge,” A Condition Precedent To The Invocation Of The Act, Thomas C. Holcomb

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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The Icelandic Fisheries Dispute: A Decision Is Finally Rendered, Roger A. Briney 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

The Icelandic Fisheries Dispute: A Decision Is Finally Rendered, Roger A. Briney

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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International Straits: The Right Of Access, R. P. Cundick 2016 US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps

International Straits: The Right Of Access, R. P. Cundick

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Permitting Efficiency In Storm Water Effluent Compliance, Ryelle Seymour 2016 Boston College Law School

Permitting Efficiency In Storm Water Effluent Compliance, Ryelle Seymour

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit addressed the issue of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. Environmental organizations brought suit against the County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District after the District published monitoring station reports identifying 140 separate exceedances of permit limitations. Even though the defendants’ monitoring station was located downstream from other permittees, the defendants were held liable as a matter of law for the violations because the permit clearly stated ...


When Is Whenever? Epa’S Retroactive Withdrawal Authority In Mingo Logan, Hale Melnick 2016 Boston College Law School

When Is Whenever? Epa’S Retroactive Withdrawal Authority In Mingo Logan, Hale Melnick

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

In 2007, the United States Army Corps of Engineers granted Mingo Logan Coal Co. a permit to discharge dredge and fill material into four West Virginia streams and their tributaries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not file an objection despite concerns about the discharge’s environmental impacts. Two years later, EPA moved to withdraw the permit in light of new information and circumstances regarding the discharge’s impact on wildlife. EPA claimed that it was authorized to withdraw the permit under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, which provides the Administrator of EPA with the ...


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.


Right, Title And Interest In The Territorial Sea: Federal And State Claims In The United States, Stephen M. Kiser, Dan A. Aldridge Jr. 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Right, Title And Interest In The Territorial Sea: Federal And State Claims In The United States, Stephen M. Kiser, Dan A. Aldridge Jr.

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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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

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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 New Constitutive Commitment To Water, Sharmila L. Murthy 2016 Suffolk University Law School

A New Constitutive Commitment To Water, Sharmila L. Murthy

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

Cass Sunstein coined the term “constitutive commitment” to refer to an idea that falls short of a constitutional right but that has attained near-constitutional significance. This Article argues that access to safe and affordable water for drinking, hygiene, and sanitation has attained this status and that national legislation is needed to realize this new constitutive commitment. Following the termination of water to thousands of households in Detroit, residents and community organizations filed an adversary complaint in Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings seeking a six-month moratorium on the disconnections. The bankruptcy court dismissed the case, accurately finding that “there is no constitutional ...


Agenda: Coping With Water Scarcity In River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned From Shared Experiences, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2016 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Coping With Water Scarcity In River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned From Shared Experiences, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences (Martz Summer Conference, June 9-10)

Water scarcity is increasingly dominating headlines throughout the world. In the southwestern USA, the looming water shortages on the Colorado River system and the unprecedented drought in California are garnering the greatest attention. Similar stories of scarcity and crisis can be found across the globe, suggesting an opportunity for sharing lessons and innovations. For example, the Colorado River and Australia's Murray-Darling Basin likely can share many lessons, as both systems were over-allocated, feature multiple jurisdictions, face similar climatic risks and drought stresses, and struggle to balance human demands with environmental needs. In this conference we cast our net broadly ...


Admiralty - Torts - A Permanently Moored Vessel Located In Navigable Waters, Though No Longer Involved In Commerce, Supplies The Necessary Maritime Nexus For Invocation Of Admiralty Tort Jurisdiction Using The “Locality Plus” Test, E. B. Mather 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Admiralty - Torts - A Permanently Moored Vessel Located In Navigable Waters, Though No Longer Involved In Commerce, Supplies The Necessary Maritime Nexus For Invocation Of Admiralty Tort Jurisdiction Using The “Locality Plus” Test, E. B. Mather

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Admiralty - Jurisdiction - For Aviation Tort Claims To Be Brought In Admiralty, A Significant Relationship To Traditional Maritime Activity Must Be Shown, Grier Newlin 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Admiralty - Jurisdiction - For Aviation Tort Claims To Be Brought In Admiralty, A Significant Relationship To Traditional Maritime Activity Must Be Shown, Grier Newlin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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 ...


Resurrecting The Public Trust Doctrine: How Rolling Easements Can Adapt To Sea Level Rise And Preserve The United States Coastline, Erica Novack 2016 Boston College Law School

Resurrecting The Public Trust Doctrine: How Rolling Easements Can Adapt To Sea Level Rise And Preserve The United States Coastline, Erica Novack

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

The Atlantic coastline of the United States is experiencing sea level rise at a rate higher than the global average. Antiquated property laws and land use tools are unable to adequately assist state and local governments in managing coastal regions, in light of this threat. Rolling easements—prohibiting hard shoreline armoring and requiring the movement or abandonment of property once it becomes inundated by the sea—would allow for the natural inland migration of invaluable coastal resources such as beaches and wetlands. Further, enacting rolling easement polices would be a proactive step towards providing ocean-front property owners with notice of ...


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 ...


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