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Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Current Debate And Indonesia's Interest, Gulardi Nurbintoro, Haryo Budi Nugroho Dec 2016

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Current Debate And Indonesia's Interest, Gulardi Nurbintoro, Haryo Budi Nugroho

Indonesia Law Review

The drafters of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) have left behind a lacunae in terms of the regulations concerning Biodiversity in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). As living organisms are found in the deep seabed in areas beyond national jurisdiction, as well as the utilization of marine genetic resources beyond national jurisdiction for commercial purposes, States are currently deliberating on the proper regime in dealing with the management and exploitation of the biodiversity. Some States argue that Part XI UNCLOS applies hence BBNJ is also part of the Common Heritage of Mankind. On ...


Center For Biological Diversity V. Jewell, Kirsa Shelkey Dec 2016

Center For Biological Diversity V. Jewell, Kirsa Shelkey

Public Land & Resources Law Review

Following years of pressure to list the upper Missouri River population of Arctic grayling as an endangered or threatened species, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service issued a 2014 Finding that listing the fish was “not warranted at this time.” The Service relied on voluntary Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances in the Big Hole River Basin to determine that listing criteria under the Endangered Species Act was not met and therefore listing was not necessary. Ultimately, the court deferred to agency expertise and found that the Service’s decision not to list the Arctic grayling was reasonable.


United States V. Washington, Kirsa Shelkey Dec 2016

United States V. Washington, Kirsa Shelkey

Public Land & Resources Law Review

Pacific Northwest Treaties, now known as the Stevens Treaties, were negotiated in the 1850’s between the U.S. and Indian tribes, including the Suquamish Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam, Lower Elwha Band of Klallams, Port Gamble Clallam, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Nooksack Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe, Upper Skagit Tribe, Tulalip Tribes, Lummi Indian Nation, Quinault Indian Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Hoh Tribe, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation, Quileute Indian Tribe, Makah Indian Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (“Tribes”). The Stevens Treaties stated that “the right ...


Deepwater Port Act Of 1974: Some International And Environmental Implications, James H. Gnann Jr. Dec 2016

Deepwater Port Act Of 1974: Some International And Environmental Implications, James H. Gnann Jr.

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Forest Law Through The Looking Glass: Distortions Of The Forest Charter In The Outlaw Fiction Of Late Medieval England, Sarah Harlan-Haughey Dec 2016

Forest Law Through The Looking Glass: Distortions Of The Forest Charter In The Outlaw Fiction Of Late Medieval England, Sarah Harlan-Haughey

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Julia Wyman's Post: The Threat Of Marine Debris 12-13-2016, Julia Wyman Dec 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Julia Wyman's Post: The Threat Of Marine Debris 12-13-2016, Julia Wyman

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Biopolarity: Coral Scientists Between Hope And Despair, Irus Braverman Dec 2016

Biopolarity: Coral Scientists Between Hope And Despair, Irus Braverman

Journal Articles

Biopolarity draws on extensive interviews with dozens of coral scientists and on my observations of the international coral reef symposium in Hawaii on June 2016 to document the oscillation of coral scientists between hope and despair in their imaginations of coral futures. At one extreme of the oscillation are catastrophic predictions of the death of corals by the mid-21st century. In this despondent narrative, corals are getting fried and nothing short of an abrupt (and unlikely) shift in how humans use fossil fuels will save them. The pessimistic trajectory of this swing of the pendulum comes replete with daunting maps ...


The Clean Water Rule: What It Is And Why It Needs To Go, Charles C. Davis, Iii Dec 2016

The Clean Water Rule: What It Is And Why It Needs To Go, Charles C. Davis, Iii

Journal of Legislation

No abstract provided.


Science & Policy Issues Surrounding The Project, Emily Tucker, Patrick Harner Dec 2016

Science & Policy Issues Surrounding The Project, Emily Tucker, Patrick Harner

Virginia Coastal Policy Center Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Water Initiative For Tomorrow (Swift) Wastewater Injection Project, Ted Henifin, Charles Bott Dec 2016

Sustainable Water Initiative For Tomorrow (Swift) Wastewater Injection Project, Ted Henifin, Charles Bott

Virginia Coastal Policy Center Annual Conference

No abstract provided.


Climate Change Impacts On Municipal Negligence Liability In Rhode Island, Manta Dircks Dec 2016

Climate Change Impacts On Municipal Negligence Liability In Rhode Island, Manta Dircks

Sea Grant Law Fellow Publications

No abstract provided.


Beyond Trade Deals: Charting A Post-Brexit Course For Uk Investment Treaties, Lise Johnson, Lorenzo Cotula Dec 2016

Beyond Trade Deals: Charting A Post-Brexit Course For Uk Investment Treaties, Lise Johnson, Lorenzo Cotula

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Staff Publications

The Brexit referendum has raised questions about the future terms of the United Kingdom’s engagement with the world economy. While a debate over the UK’s future approach to trade deals has already begun, a similar discussion has yet to develop on the treaties that govern foreign investment. As this briefing note by Lorenzo Cotula of the International Institute for Environment and Development, and Lise Johnson of CCSI highlights, the stakes are high: ill-designed treaties could leave the UK excessively exposed to legal claims by foreign companies and could fail to address relevant economic, social and environmental challenges. While ...


Why The U.S. Coal Industry And Its Jobs Are Not Coming Back, James M. Van Nostrand Dec 2016

Why The U.S. Coal Industry And Its Jobs Are Not Coming Back, James M. Van Nostrand

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Legislative Exactions And Progressive Property, Timothy M. Mulvaney Dec 2016

Legislative Exactions And Progressive Property, Timothy M. Mulvaney

Faculty Scholarship

Exactions — a term used to describe certain conditions that are attached to land-use permits issued at the government’s discretion — ostensibly oblige property owners to internalize the costs of the expected infrastructural, environmental, and social harms resulting from development. This Article explores how proponents of progressive conceptions of property might respond to the open question of whether legislative exactions should be subject to the same level of judicial scrutiny to which administrative exactions are subject in constitutional takings cases. It identifies several first-order reasons to support the idea of immunizing legislative exactions from heightened takings scrutiny. However, it suggests that ...


Environmental Impact Assessment For Oil And Gas Projects: A Comparative Evaluation Of Canadian And Nigerian Laws, Omolola Anuoluwapo Fasina Dec 2016

Environmental Impact Assessment For Oil And Gas Projects: A Comparative Evaluation Of Canadian And Nigerian Laws, Omolola Anuoluwapo Fasina

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a tool mandated by regulatory authorities to prevent environmental degradation and foster a sustainable environment. Procedural rights to access information and participate in decision-making are understood as key components of good environmental governance. This research compares the EIA laws in Nigeria and Canada and identifies areas of improvement in the EIA processes of both countries with regards to oil and gas activities, in light of existing international norms and, with a focus on public participation and climate change.

The research reveals that Canada, a developed country, has a more rigorous and effective public participation process ...


Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman Dec 2016

Molecular Measurement Of Toxicity In Fish; Case Examples And Policy Implications, Jessica A. Freedman

Senior Honors Projects

Stormwater and oil are common urban contaminants that can be harmful to fish species. One way of recognizing exposed and impaired fish is by monitoring gene expression and gene induction. This study focused on the identification and validation of reference genes for measuring contaminant-induced changes in gene expression due to urban influence. In this study, reference genes (which are genes used to normalize data and remain consistent in varying exposures regardless of organism and tissue type) were established. Six genes were identified as reference genes (ef1a, wdtc1, mtm1, spop, rxrba and tuba1) from a longer list of potential reference genes ...


N Dakota Pipeline Protest Is A Harbinger Of Many More, Lauren Carasik Nov 2016

N Dakota Pipeline Protest Is A Harbinger Of Many More, Lauren Carasik

Media Presence

No abstract provided.


Plan Ej 2014: Fact Or Fiction? A Critique Of The Obama Administration’S Efforts On Environmental Justice, Jeanne Zokovitch Paben Nov 2016

Plan Ej 2014: Fact Or Fiction? A Critique Of The Obama Administration’S Efforts On Environmental Justice, Jeanne Zokovitch Paben

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

As President Obama’s tenure in office draws to a close, environmental injustices continue to proliferate in communities across this country. During the Obama Administration, there has been a strong government voice on combating these injustices, yet under their watch we see travesties like Flint, Michigan. Flint is the latest example of how our laws and government processes are not only inadequate in protecting overburdened communities, but also how they are complicit in perpetuating harm. This Article aims to answer how that happens, first, by cataloging the environmental justice efforts under the Obama Administration, most notably through Plan EJ 2014 ...


When States’ Legislation And Constitutions Collide With Angry Locals: Shale Oil And Gas Development And Its Many Masters, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson Nov 2016

When States’ Legislation And Constitutions Collide With Angry Locals: Shale Oil And Gas Development And Its Many Masters, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

This Article explores the nationally common problem of tension and conflict among state oil and gas statutes, constitutional home rule, and local control by considering intersections and tensions among the Ohio Constitution’s home rule authority, the Ohio oil and gas law’s preemption provision, and the many regulatory efforts of Ohio’s local governments. It explores the scope of the Ohio Constitution’s home rule authority, in part, by evaluating courts’ statements on the validity of several types of local ordinances, as they confront home rule and a legislative attempt at preemption. Types of local ordinances evaluated include those ...


Waging War On The Rising Seas: Fashioning A Comprehensive Approach To Combating The Effects Of Sea Level Rise On Hampton Roads, Virginia Military Installations Under Existing Frameworks, Paul Hawkins Nov 2016

Waging War On The Rising Seas: Fashioning A Comprehensive Approach To Combating The Effects Of Sea Level Rise On Hampton Roads, Virginia Military Installations Under Existing Frameworks, Paul Hawkins

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Thorium’S Glow: Lighting The Way For Safe, Cheap Energy Production, Zachary Hawari Nov 2016

Thorium’S Glow: Lighting The Way For Safe, Cheap Energy Production, Zachary Hawari

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


The Wind Blows In Virginia Too—Deconstructing Legal And Regulatory Barriers To The Development Of Onshore, Utility-Scale Wind Energy In Virginia, Mark L. (Buzz) Belleville Nov 2016

The Wind Blows In Virginia Too—Deconstructing Legal And Regulatory Barriers To The Development Of Onshore, Utility-Scale Wind Energy In Virginia, Mark L. (Buzz) Belleville

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Putting The Illegal Wildlife Trade In The Crosshairs: How The Global Conservation Crisis Demonstrates The Need For Lacey Act Enforcement Of Foreign Laws, Jonathan Gonzalez Nov 2016

Putting The Illegal Wildlife Trade In The Crosshairs: How The Global Conservation Crisis Demonstrates The Need For Lacey Act Enforcement Of Foreign Laws, Jonathan Gonzalez

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis Of Perceived And Real Problems With Proposed Solutions, Elizabeth Armistead Andrews, Roy A. Hoagland Nov 2016

The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis Of Perceived And Real Problems With Proposed Solutions, Elizabeth Armistead Andrews, Roy A. Hoagland

Virginia Coastal Policy Center

No abstract provided.


Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2016

Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Marine Affairs Institute Conferences, Lectures, and Events

No abstract provided.


Title Page Nov 2016

Title Page

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Nov 2016

Table Of Contents

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law

No abstract provided.


Editor's Perspective Nov 2016

Editor's Perspective

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law

No abstract provided.


Act Vs. Amendment: Schultz Family Farms, Legislative Exceptions, And The Future Of Right-To-Farm, Jennifer Bennett Nov 2016

Act Vs. Amendment: Schultz Family Farms, Legislative Exceptions, And The Future Of Right-To-Farm, Jennifer Bennett

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law

No abstract provided.


A Glowing Problem: North County St. Louis And Nuclear Waste Policy, Jason Horne Nov 2016

A Glowing Problem: North County St. Louis And Nuclear Waste Policy, Jason Horne

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law

No abstract provided.