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Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 28, Fall 2009 Oct 2009

Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 28, Fall 2009

Environmental Law at Maryland

No abstract provided.


Testimony Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Committee On Science And Technology, Subcommittee On Investigations And Oversight. 111th Congress, 1st Session (2009)., Rena I. Steinzor Apr 2009

Testimony Before The U.S. House Of Representatives, Committee On Science And Technology, Subcommittee On Investigations And Oversight. 111th Congress, 1st Session (2009)., Rena I. Steinzor

Congressional Testimony

No abstract provided.


Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 27, Spring 2009 Apr 2009

Environmental Law At Maryland, No. 27, Spring 2009

Environmental Law at Maryland

No abstract provided.


The News, John Archibald, Carter Beach, Joey Chen, Rama Taib Jan 2009

The News, John Archibald, Carter Beach, Joey Chen, Rama Taib

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

A comic review of environmental issues in the news, featuring an exclusive interview with Shari T. Wilson, Maryland Secretary of the Environmnet.


Sustainable Harvest, Natalie Baughman, Lisetta Silvestri, Kim Stefanski, Lynne Mcchrystal Jan 2009

Sustainable Harvest, Natalie Baughman, Lisetta Silvestri, Kim Stefanski, Lynne Mcchrystal

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

A review of the role that small farms and local agriculture play in creating a sustainable environment.


Urban Legends Of The Inner Harbor, Andrew Keir, Eric Hergenroeder, Chris Montague-Breakwell, Daniella Einik, Patrick Smith Jan 2009

Urban Legends Of The Inner Harbor, Andrew Keir, Eric Hergenroeder, Chris Montague-Breakwell, Daniella Einik, Patrick Smith

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

Examines the toxicity of water in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and efforts to clean up sewage and trash that result from runoff.


Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Talley Kovacs, Brooke O'Hanley Jan 2009

Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Talley Kovacs, Brooke O'Hanley

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

Investigates the impact of surface mining on a local community and the river that flows through it.


Greenco, Kim Myers, Scott Yager Jan 2009

Greenco, Kim Myers, Scott Yager

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

A fictional commercial break that focuses on environmental issues by parodying well known advertisements.


Arsenic And Old Dirt, Katy Jackman, Rene Parks, Rebecca Steitz Jan 2009

Arsenic And Old Dirt, Katy Jackman, Rene Parks, Rebecca Steitz

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

Discusses the pollution of Swann Park in Baltimore.


Marvesta Shrimp, Eva Cabot, Aminah Famili, Jesse Iliff, Emily Lipps, Megan Mueller, Limor Weizmann Jan 2009

Marvesta Shrimp, Eva Cabot, Aminah Famili, Jesse Iliff, Emily Lipps, Megan Mueller, Limor Weizmann

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

Tells the story of a local shrimp farm and how it works to minimize the environmental effects of that industry.


There Doesn't Have To Be Blood, Jordan Vardon Jan 2009

There Doesn't Have To Be Blood, Jordan Vardon

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

Explores the application of "portfolio theory" as a method for assessing the value of investing in solar energy development versus traditional energy sources.


The Globalization Of Environmental Law, Robert V. Percival Jan 2009

The Globalization Of Environmental Law, Robert V. Percival

Faculty Scholarship

Legal systems across the globe are responding to environmental concerns in surprising new ways. As nations upgrade their environmental standards, some are transplanting law and regulatory policy innovations derived from the experience of other countries, including nations with very different legal and cultural traditions. New national, regional, and international initiatives have been undertaken both by governments and private organizations. Greater cross-border collaboration between government officials, nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations and other entities is shaping environmental policy in ways that blur traditional private/public/and domestic/international distinctions. The result has been the emergence of a kind of “global environmental law ...


Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, And Political Interference Cripple The 'Protector Agencies', Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor, Matthew Shudtz Jan 2009

Regulatory Dysfunction: How Insufficient Resources, Outdated Laws, And Political Interference Cripple The 'Protector Agencies', Sidney A. Shapiro, Rena I. Steinzor, Matthew Shudtz

Faculty Scholarship

In the last several years, dramatic failures of the nation’s food safety system have sickened or killed tens of thousands of Americans, and caused billions of dollars of damages for producers and distributors of everything from fresh vegetables to granola bars and hamburger meat. In each case, the outbreak of food-borne illness triggered what can only be described as a frantic scramble by health officials to discover its source. Inevitably, the wrong lead is followed or a recall is too late or too narrow to prevent further illnesses, and the government has to defend itself against withering criticism. Americans ...


A Return To Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, And The Environment Through 'Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis', Rena I. Steinzor, Amy Sinden, Sidney A. Shapiro, James Goodwin Jan 2009

A Return To Common Sense: Protecting Health, Safety, And The Environment Through 'Pragmatic Regulatory Impact Analysis', Rena I. Steinzor, Amy Sinden, Sidney A. Shapiro, James Goodwin

Faculty Scholarship

Health and safety regulations have a more powerful impact on the quality of life in America than any other affirmative decision the government makes, except perhaps decisions to go to war or pull in the social safety net. To a great extent, the purity of the food we eat and all the medicines we take, the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, the safety of industrial workplaces, and the preservation of the myriad natural systems that support life as we know it are dependent on how effectively government polices the side effects of manufacturing. Yet ...


The Emergence Of Global Environmental Law, Tseming Yang, Robert V. Percival Jan 2009

The Emergence Of Global Environmental Law, Tseming Yang, Robert V. Percival

Faculty Scholarship

With the global growth of public concern about environmental issues over the last several decades, environmental legal norms have become increasingly internationalized. This development has been reflected both in the surge of international environmental agreements as well as the growth and increased sophistication of national environmental legal systems around the world. The result is the emergence of a set of legal principles and norms regarding the environment, such that one can arguably describe it as a body of law. After exploring the diverse forces that are contributing to the emergence of what we call “global environmental law,” this Article considers ...


The Hidden Human And Environmental Costs Of Regulatory Delay, Catherine O'Neill, Amy Sinden, Rena I. Steinzor, James Goodwin, Ling-Yee Huang Jan 2009

The Hidden Human And Environmental Costs Of Regulatory Delay, Catherine O'Neill, Amy Sinden, Rena I. Steinzor, James Goodwin, Ling-Yee Huang

Faculty Scholarship

Each year dozens of workers are killed, thousands of children harmed, and millions of dollars wasted because of unjustifiable delays in federal regulatory action. Such delays in regulatory action have become commonplace, part of the wallpaper of Washington’s regulatory process for the protector agencies—the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), EPA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and OSHA. Despite its significance, the problem of regulatory delay and the costs it generates has been virtually ignored in the debate over the general wisdom of the U.S. regulatory system over the last ...