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Conceptualising A Role For The Common Law In Environmental Protection In Singapore, Kenny Chng Dec 2021

Conceptualising A Role For The Common Law In Environmental Protection In Singapore, Kenny Chng

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

In Singapore, the key institutions driving environmental protection are the legislature and the executive. The judiciary’s role in environmental protection has thus far been relatively minor. By drawing upon environmental law theory and comparative analysis of other common law jurisdictions, this paper aims to explore avenues through which the common law can be engaged more meaningfully to further environmental protection in Singapore. A conceptualisation of environmental law as directed at furthering the rule of law by promoting carefully-considered and participatory environmental governance will be suggested as a fruitful way forward for thinking about the role of the common law in …


Slides: Practicing Sustainability In Natural Resource Industries, Gary D. Libecap Feb 2015

Slides: Practicing Sustainability In Natural Resource Industries, Gary D. Libecap

Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge (Martz Winter Symposium, February 27-28)

Presenter: Gary D. Libecap, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Economics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

10 slides


Does The Privatization Of Publicly Owned Infrastructure Implicate The Public Trust Doctrine? Illinois Central And The Chicago Parking Meter Concession Agreement, Ivan Kaplan Jan 2012

Does The Privatization Of Publicly Owned Infrastructure Implicate The Public Trust Doctrine? Illinois Central And The Chicago Parking Meter Concession Agreement, Ivan Kaplan

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

During the nineteenth century, legislatures proved “excessively generous” in granting railroad corporations property rights in publicly owned, commercially vital municipal streets and harbors. Jacksonian jurists, suspicious of corporate influence, invoked the public trust doctrine to rescind grants of privilege inconsistent with the public interest. In Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. Illinois, the “lodestar” of the modern doctrine, the Supreme Court refused to recognize the Illinois legislature’s authority to convey the submerged lands of the Chicago Harbor to a railroad corporation, a conveyance that empowered a private enterprise to “practically control . . . for its own profit” a publicly …


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


Bridging The Governance Gap: Strategies To Integrate Water And Land Use Planning, Sarah Bates Van De Wetering, University Of Montana (Missoula). Public Policy Research Institute Jun 2008

Bridging The Governance Gap: Strategies To Integrate Water And Land Use Planning, Sarah Bates Van De Wetering, University Of Montana (Missoula). Public Policy Research Institute

Shifting Baselines and New Meridians: Water, Resources, Landscapes, and the Transformation of the American West (Summer Conference, June 4-6)

16 pages.

Includes bibliographical references

"2007"

"Collaborative Governance Report 2"


Some Preliminary Thoughts On Contrasts And Convergence In Environmental And Natural Resources Law, Karin P. Sheldon Jun 2007

Some Preliminary Thoughts On Contrasts And Convergence In Environmental And Natural Resources Law, Karin P. Sheldon

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

16 pages.

Includes bibliographical references


Law Casebook Description And Table Of Contents: Constitutional Environmental And Natural Resources Law [Outline], Jim May, Robin Craig Jun 2007

Law Casebook Description And Table Of Contents: Constitutional Environmental And Natural Resources Law [Outline], Jim May, Robin Craig

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

6 pages.

"James May, Widener University School of Law" -- Agenda


Grotius, Ocean Fish Ranching, And The Public Trust Doctrine: Ride 'Em Charlie Tuna, Hope M. Babcock Jan 2007

Grotius, Ocean Fish Ranching, And The Public Trust Doctrine: Ride 'Em Charlie Tuna, Hope M. Babcock

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Seventy percent of the world's fish populations are in serious decline; some have been fished to near extinction. While domestic and international efforts are underway to curb the rate at which the remaining fish are being depleted, the demand for fish appears to be outstripping these initiatives--before they can take hold, the fish may be gone. In response to this increasingly dire situation, many countries, including the United States, have turned to fish farming in hope of taking pressure off of certain wild stocks of fish while still meeting consumer demands for them. More recently, non-U.S. fish farmers have moved …


Ecosystem Services And The Public Trust Doctrine: Working Change From Within, J.B. Ruhl Dec 2006

Ecosystem Services And The Public Trust Doctrine: Working Change From Within, J.B. Ruhl

J.B. Ruhl

What to do with the public trust doctrine? Environmental law scholars have been asking that question for going on 40 years, ever since Professor Joseph Sax surmised in his famous law journal article on the topic that of all the concepts known to American law, only the public trust doctrine seems to have the breadth and substantive content which might make it useful as a tool of general application for citizens seeking to develop a comprehensive legal approach to resource management problems. In this Article we briefly survey reasons why his vision has yet to be fulfilled, and we propose …


Protecting The Public Trust And Human Rights In The Great Lakes, Melissa K. Scanlan Jan 2006

Protecting The Public Trust And Human Rights In The Great Lakes, Melissa K. Scanlan

Melissa K. Scanlan

No abstract provided.


Pre-Conference Statement For The Session On “Integrating Environmental, Cultural And Other Values In Water Law And Policy”, David H. Getches, Sarah B. Van De Wetering Jun 2002

Pre-Conference Statement For The Session On “Integrating Environmental, Cultural And Other Values In Water Law And Policy”, David H. Getches, Sarah B. Van De Wetering

Allocating and Managing Water for a Sustainable Future: Lessons from Around the World (Summer Conference, June 11-14)

39 pages.

Contains references (pages 36-39).


Protecting Instream Flows In Prior Appropriation States: Legal And Policy Issues, Janet C. Neuman Jun 2000

Protecting Instream Flows In Prior Appropriation States: Legal And Policy Issues, Janet C. Neuman

Water and Growth in the West (Summer Conference, June 7-9)

17 pages.


The Evolution Of The Public Trust Doctrine And The Degradation Of Trust Re- Sources: Courts, Trustees And Political Power In Wisconsin, Melissa K. Scanlan Jan 2000

The Evolution Of The Public Trust Doctrine And The Degradation Of Trust Re- Sources: Courts, Trustees And Political Power In Wisconsin, Melissa K. Scanlan

Melissa K. Scanlan

The public trust doctrine is rooted in ancient Roman law and the Wisconsin Constitution. Ancient Roman jurists be- lieved that the natural law concept that the waters are common to all was not subject to the changing whims of legis- latures. Similarly, modern theorists assert that a constitutionally-based doctrine will be more insulated from politics. This Comment demonstrates the limits of these theories. The trust doctrine is not immutable. Based on interviews with the trustees of Wisconsin's water resources, this Comment uncovers the constraints on the trustees. It shows that trust resources are at risk due to politically-motivated decisions and …


Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins Oct 1995

Abdication Can Be Fun, Join The Orgy, Everyone: A Simpleton’S Perspective On Abdication Of Federal Land Management Responsibilities, George Cameron Coggins

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

14 pages.


Constitutional And Congressional Requirements Directing Public Lands Decisionmaking, Joseph M. Feller Sep 1994

Constitutional And Congressional Requirements Directing Public Lands Decisionmaking, Joseph M. Feller

Who Governs the Public Lands: Washington? The West? The Community? (September 28-30)

15 pages.

Contains references.


Regulation Of Water Use And Takings—The Government Lawyer’S Perspective, Richard M. Frank Jun 1994

Regulation Of Water Use And Takings—The Government Lawyer’S Perspective, Richard M. Frank

Regulatory Takings and Resources: What Are the Constitutional Limits? (Summer Conference, June 13-15)

11 pages.

Contains 3 pages of references.


Dam Fights And Water Policy In California: 1969-1989, Harrison C. Dunning Jun 1991

Dam Fights And Water Policy In California: 1969-1989, Harrison C. Dunning

Innovation in Western Water Law and Management (Summer Conference, June 5-7)

49 pages (includes illustrations and maps).

Contains references.


Agenda: Innovation In Western Water Law And Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 1991

Agenda: Innovation In Western Water Law And Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Innovation in Western Water Law and Management (Summer Conference, June 5-7)

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

Pressures of population, drought, and changing water use have provided the impetus for numerous innovations in water law and management in recent years. The Center's annual conference June 5-7, 1991, will look at innovation and change in five areas--water planning, special water management areas, negotiated settlements of tribal water rights, conjunctive use of ground and surface water, and public values in water decision making. Each session will begin with talks by experts from several western …


Changing Demand For Water In The West, Kenneth D. Frederick Jun 1990

Changing Demand For Water In The West, Kenneth D. Frederick

Moving the West's Water to New Uses: Winners and Losers (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

19 pages.

Contains references.


Montana’S Response To Interjurisdictional Marketing Challenges, Deborah Beaumont Schmidt Jun 1989

Montana’S Response To Interjurisdictional Marketing Challenges, Deborah Beaumont Schmidt

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

20 pages.

Contains references.


Allocating Groundwater Among Nations, States And Tribes, Ann Berkley Rodgers, Carolyn J. Abeita Jun 1989

Allocating Groundwater Among Nations, States And Tribes, Ann Berkley Rodgers, Carolyn J. Abeita

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

70 pages.


Legal Issues: San Francisco Bay, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta And Estuary, Stuart L. Somach Jun 1988

Legal Issues: San Francisco Bay, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta And Estuary, Stuart L. Somach

Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use and Environmental Protection (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

48 pages.

Contains footnotes.


Effects Of Upstream Transfers On Water Quality Permittees: A Summary Of Practical Problems And Solutions, Lee Kapaloski Jun 1988

Effects Of Upstream Transfers On Water Quality Permittees: A Summary Of Practical Problems And Solutions, Lee Kapaloski

Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use and Environmental Protection (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

19 pages.

Contains 3 pages of footnotes.


Assessment Of Water Quality Progress And Problems In The West, David H. Getches Jun 1988

Assessment Of Water Quality Progress And Problems In The West, David H. Getches

Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use and Environmental Protection (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

32 pages.

Contains references.


Oregon’S Minimum Perennial Streamflows, John Borden Mar 1988

Oregon’S Minimum Perennial Streamflows, John Borden

Instream Flow Protection in the Western United States: A Practical Symposium (March 31-April 1)

12 pages.


The Protection Of Instream Flows In Montana: A Legal-Institutional Perspective, Matthew J. Mckinney, Gary Fritz, Patrick Graham, Deborah Schmidt Mar 1988

The Protection Of Instream Flows In Montana: A Legal-Institutional Perspective, Matthew J. Mckinney, Gary Fritz, Patrick Graham, Deborah Schmidt

Instream Flow Protection in the Western United States: A Practical Symposium (March 31-April 1)

42 pages.

Contains references.


Water And The American West: Essays In Honor Of Raphael J. Moses, David H. Getches Jan 1988

Water And The American West: Essays In Honor Of Raphael J. Moses, David H. Getches

Books, Reports, and Studies

This digital resource contains only an abstract, cover image and table of contents information from the published book.

Print copy of book is available in the University of Colorado’s Wise Law Library: http://lawpac.colorado.edu/record=b131940~S0

Contents: Foreword / [David H. Getches] -- Biographical note : a tribute to a great lawyer / John M. Sayre -- To settle a new land : an historical essay on water law in Colorado and in the American West / Charles F. Wilkinson -- A global perspective on western water / Gilbert F. White -- The international problem with Mexico over the salinity of the lower …


Conflicts Between Water Rights Administration And Water Quality Protection, Jan D. Laitos Jun 1987

Conflicts Between Water Rights Administration And Water Quality Protection, Jan D. Laitos

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

43 pages.


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).


Nurturing Public Values In The Water Resource—The Montana Way, Matthew W. Williams Jun 1987

Nurturing Public Values In The Water Resource—The Montana Way, Matthew W. Williams

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

21 pages.

Contains references.