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Regulatory Abdication In Practice, Cary Coglianese Feb 2020

Regulatory Abdication In Practice, Cary Coglianese

All Faculty Scholarship

“Meta-regulation” refers to deliberate efforts to induce private firms to create their own internal regulations—a regulatory strategy sometimes referred to as “management-based regulation” or even “regulation of self-regulation.” Meta-regulation is often presented as a flexible alternative to traditional “command-and-control” regulation. But does meta-regulation actually work? In her recent book, Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality, Fiona Simon purports to offer a critique of meta-regulation based on an extended case study of the often-feckless process of electricity regulatory reform undertaken in Australia in the early part of this century. Yet neither Simon’s case study nor her book …


Rational Electricity Regulation: Environmental Impacts And The "Public Interest", Jeremy Knee Apr 2011

Rational Electricity Regulation: Environmental Impacts And The "Public Interest", Jeremy Knee

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Slides: Costs And Benefits Of Oil Shale Development, James T. Bartis Feb 2010

Slides: Costs And Benefits Of Oil Shale Development, James T. Bartis

The Promise and Peril of Oil Shale Development (February 5)

Presenter: James T. Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher, Rand Corporation

21 slides


Slides: Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program (Efd), Rich Haut Oct 2009

Slides: Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program (Efd), Rich Haut

Best Practices for Community and Environmental Protection (October 14)

Presenter: Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center

23 slides


Slides: Rethinking Western Water Law: Restoring The Public Interest In Western Water Law, Mark Squillace Jun 2009

Slides: Rethinking Western Water Law: Restoring The Public Interest In Western Water Law, Mark Squillace

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

20 slides


Currents In Water Resources Law And Policy: How Is “Prior” Coping With New Stresses? [Outline], A. Dan Tarlock, David H. Getches Jun 2007

Currents In Water Resources Law And Policy: How Is “Prior” Coping With New Stresses? [Outline], A. Dan Tarlock, David H. Getches

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

3 pages.

Includes bibliographical references

"A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law"

"David H. Getches, Dean and Raphael J. Moses Professor of Natural Resources Law, University of Colorado Law School"


Private Rights And Collective Governance: A Functional Approach To Natural Resources Law, Eric T. Freyfogle Jun 2007

Private Rights And Collective Governance: A Functional Approach To Natural Resources Law, Eric T. Freyfogle

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

4 pages.

"Eric T. Freyfogle, Max L. Rowe Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law"


Restructuring Of The Electric Utility Industry: Free Markets And Environmental Protection, Rick Gilliam Jun 1997

Restructuring Of The Electric Utility Industry: Free Markets And Environmental Protection, Rick Gilliam

Dams: Water and Power in the New West (Summer Conference, June 2-4)

12 pages.

Contains 1 page of references.


Agenda: Boundaries And Water: Allocation And Use Of A Shared Resource, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 1989

Agenda: Boundaries And Water: Allocation And Use Of A Shared Resource, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Boundaries and Water: Allocation and Use of a Shared Resource (Summer Conference, June 5-7)

Conference organizers and/or faculty included University of Colorado School of Law professors David H. Getches, Lawrence J. MacDonnell and Charles F. Wilkinson.

Boundaries and Water: Allocation and Use of a Shared Resource is the topic of the Center's annual summer program on water this June. Most of the major rivers in the western United States are shared between two or more states. Often tribal governments play an important role in water allocation and use decisions. International considerations also may be involved in some cases. These interjurisdictional issues extend to groundwater as well as surface water.

This conference will provide the …


Integrating Water Quality Objectives With Traditional Water Rights In California: The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Case, Ronald B. Robie Jun 1987

Integrating Water Quality Objectives With Traditional Water Rights In California: The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Case, Ronald B. Robie

Water as a Public Resource: Emerging Rights and Obligations (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

14 pages (includes 1 map).


Diligence Requirements Under The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act Of 1975, Gail L. Wurtzler Jun 1985

Diligence Requirements Under The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act Of 1975, Gail L. Wurtzler

Public Lands Mineral Leasing: Issues and Directions (Summer Conference, June 10-11)

51 pages.

Contains references.


The Public Trust Doctrine: Conflict With Traditional Western Water Law?, Harrison C. Dunning Jun 1985

The Public Trust Doctrine: Conflict With Traditional Western Water Law?, Harrison C. Dunning

Western Water Law in Transition (Summer Conference, June 3-5)

24 pages.

Contains references.


Development Of The Appropriation Doctrine: Outline, Charles F. Wilkinson Jun 1981

Development Of The Appropriation Doctrine: Outline, Charles F. Wilkinson

Water Resources Allocation: Laws and Emerging Issues: A Short Course (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

11 pages.

Contains references.


Commission Jurisdiction Over Utility Cooperatives, Israel Packel Jan 1937

Commission Jurisdiction Over Utility Cooperatives, Israel Packel

Michigan Law Review

A group of farmers desire electricity. They propose to form a cooperative, to borrow money and to construct electric distribution lines. They probably will incorporate the cooperative as a stock or non-stock corporation in order to obtain the benefit of limited liability. The cooperative might be formed under a statute specifically enacted to authorize the formation of cooperatives or under a general incorporation statute. Normally, the charter of the cooperative will provide for equality in control by the members or shareholders and for a limited return or no return on capital investment. The cooperative will probably apply to the Federal …


Public Utilities-Street Railway Regulation By State Commission In Home Rule City-Permission To Withdraw From Service Nov 1934

Public Utilities-Street Railway Regulation By State Commission In Home Rule City-Permission To Withdraw From Service

Michigan Law Review

A street railway company, located in a city with a home rule charter adopted in accordance with the state constitution, petitioned the state railway commission and was granted authority to curtail its transportation by buses. The company had been in bad financial condition during recent years; the number of passengers carried had been substantially decreasing, and the company was not able to pay full interest on bonded debt. Upon the insistence of the city, the company had put bus lines in operation several years earlier and these had continually been operating at a deficit. Upon appeal, the court held that …


State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell Jun 1931

State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell

Michigan Law Review

While enterprises that are "affected with a public interest" or "devoted to a public use" or that come within the class of strict public utilities may be compelled to do a number of things that strictly private enterprise may avoid, the power over utilities is not unlimited. Requirements deemed onerous may be contested as denials of due process of law. The constitutional issue thus raised under the Fourteenth Amendment entitles protestants to start injunction proceedings in federal courts and to seek appeals to the United States Supreme Court from unfavorable decisions of state courts. Often the complaint is not of …


State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell May 1931

State Utilities And The Supreme Court, 1922-1930, Thomas Reed Powell

Michigan Law Review

This is a review of Supreme Court decisions for the past eight years on the subject of the application of the Fourteenth Amendment to state regulation of property and business "devoted to a public use'' or "affected with a public interest,'' if one may be allowed to endorse without recourse these amorphous phrases issued by the court. The field covered is broader than that of strict public utilities which may be subjected to the duty to serve all. It includes all efforts on the part of the states to subject particular enterprises to price regulation. Rates of interest and charges …


Going Value And Rate Valuation, Ben W. Lewis May 1928

Going Value And Rate Valuation, Ben W. Lewis

Michigan Law Review

From the mere circumstance "that a controversy has been long kept on foot, and remains still undecided, we may presume that there is some ambiguity in the expression, and that the disputants affix different ideas to the terms employed ...... " Although David Hume was not here concerning himself with twentieth century utility regulation, his observation finds appropriate employment as a preface to a present day study of the problem of going value. The problem is an open one-temptingly open. Years of contention, an impressive array of publications by economists, attorneys, and engineers, and hundreds of opinions of courts and …


The Indeterminate Permit For Public Utilities, E. Blythe Stason Feb 1927

The Indeterminate Permit For Public Utilities, E. Blythe Stason

Michigan Law Review

Public utilities possess the privilege of furnishing services to the public and most of them use the streets, highways and public places to deliver their services to their customers. Franchises are required to confer the privilege of serving and to authorize the use of public property. Franchises were formerly perpetual; more recently they have been limited to short terms of years; and now we are acquiring still another variety-the indeterminate permit. The last deserves more than a casual acquaintanceship. In fact, it demands close scrutiny. Rightly conceived, it is a device of decided promise. Conceived in unfairness, partiality or ignorance, …