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Arctic Ice Melt: Emerging Resources, Emerging Issues, The, Thomas Au, Theodore Parran Iii, Jessica Rubin, Jonathan Slomski Jan 2013

Arctic Ice Melt: Emerging Resources, Emerging Issues, The, Thomas Au, Theodore Parran Iii, Jessica Rubin, Jonathan Slomski

Canada-United States Law Journal

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Towards Sustainable Consumption And Production In North America: Building Legitimacy Through Roles And Responsibilities In A Beyond Compliance Operating Environment, Stefanie Bowles Jan 2012

Towards Sustainable Consumption And Production In North America: Building Legitimacy Through Roles And Responsibilities In A Beyond Compliance Operating Environment, Stefanie Bowles

Canada-United States Law Journal

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Interstate Competition And The Race To The Top, Jonathan H. Adler Jan 2012

Interstate Competition And The Race To The Top, Jonathan H. Adler

Faculty Publications

This essay, based on remarks at the 211 Federalist Society Student Symposium, discusses some of the benefits of federalism. Many of the benefits of federalism derive from interjurisdictional competition, as competition among jurisdictions is a powerful means to discover and promote welfare-enhancing policies. Decentralizing authority over various policy matters also leaves states free to account for regional variation and can facilitate policy discovery and entrepreneurship and reduce the risks of policy failures. While the arguments for decentralization are strong, there are persuasive justifications for federal intervention in some instances, such as the existence of interstate spillovers. Fears of a “race ...


Common Law Environmental Protection: Introduction, Jonathan H. Adler, Andrew P. Morriss Jan 2008

Common Law Environmental Protection: Introduction, Jonathan H. Adler, Andrew P. Morriss

Faculty Publications

Today there is widespread dissatisfaction with many aspects of federal environmental law. The apparent success of early environmental regulations notwithstanding, many analysts and academics have begun to reexamine the potential of common law causes of action to supplement, if not supplant, portions of the existing regulatory regime. Yet whatever the failings of the environmental regulatory state, the common law has failings of its own, including the failure to protect many ecological resources in the period before the enactment of federal environmental law. This essay is the introduction to a paper-only symposium on Common Law Environmental Protection, forthcoming in the Case ...


Sepas, Climate Change, And Corporate Responsibility: The Contribution Of Local Government, Catherine J. Lacroix Jan 2008

Sepas, Climate Change, And Corporate Responsibility: The Contribution Of Local Government, Catherine J. Lacroix

Faculty Publications

Municipalities in the United States are increasingly active in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Data suggest that the physical layout of communities and the buildings they contain make significant contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and thus to climate change. One useful tool for municipalities could be the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), pioneered in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at the federal level and subsequently adopted as a policymaking guide in the State Environmental Policy Acts (SEPAs) of many states. A SEPA requires state governments - and, in six states, local governments as well - to consider the environmental effects ...


The Green Costs Of Kelo: Economic Development Takings And Environmental Protection, Jonathan H. Adler Feb 2006

The Green Costs Of Kelo: Economic Development Takings And Environmental Protection, Jonathan H. Adler

Faculty Publications

This Article is the first academic paper to systematically consider the environmental impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London and of economic development condemnations more generally. Kelo upheld economic development takings - condemnations that transfer property from one private owner to another solely on the ground that doing so might improve the local economy or increase tax revenue. The decision stands in sharp contrast to the Michigan Supreme Court's ruling in County of Wayne v. Hathcock, which forbade the use of eminent domain for economic development.

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New Nepa Problems In Joint Federal-State Projects: Does A State's Issuance Of A National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit Require An Environmental Impact Statement ?, David A. Kutik Jan 1979

New Nepa Problems In Joint Federal-State Projects: Does A State's Issuance Of A National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit Require An Environmental Impact Statement ?, David A. Kutik

Case Western Reserve Law Review

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Environmental Decisionmaking: Judicial And Political Review, David Sive Jan 1978

Environmental Decisionmaking: Judicial And Political Review, David Sive

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.