Clifford J. Villa NO "BOX TO BE CHECKED": ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN MODERN LEGAL PRACTICE 30 New York University Environmental Law Journal 157 (2022) For nearly thirty years, environmental justice has been part of our civic conversation and included in the mission of federal agencies. But while public attention to environmental justice has waxed and waned over time, environmental justice principles have endured and developed into rules of law. This development may be expected to continue and... 2022
Bina R. Reddy NO ACCOUNTING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY? A COMMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZEN SUITS AND THE INEQUITIES OF RACES TO THE TOP 52 Environmental Law Reporter (ELI) 10619 (August, 2022) Citizen suits elicit strong opinions but the discourse around their relative merits and deficits is often woefully lacking in supporting data. In Environmental Citizen Suits and the Inequities of Races to the Top, David E. Adelman and Jori Reilly-Diakun step into this void and provide a cogent empirical analysis of citizen suits aimed at assessing... 2022
Frederick H. Turner OAK FLAT: A FIGHT FOR SACRED LAND IN THE AMERICAN WEST: LAUREN REDNISS, RANDOM HOUSE, 2020 37-FALL Natural Resources & Environment 60 (Fall, 2022) Early in this vibrant narrative, Lauren Redniss describes driving toward a series of desert mesas known as Oak Flat, near the small mining town of Superior, Arizona, and just east of Phoenix. On the approach, one can see Apache Leap--cliffs that drop like a stone curtain behind the town--and then you burst out of [a] tunnel to face brilliant... 2022
Jessica E. Jay OPPORTUNITIES FOR REFORM AND REIMAGINING IN CONSERVATION EASEMENT AND LAND USE LAW: A TO-DO LIST FOR SUSTAINABLE, PERPETUAL LAND CONSERVATION 46 Vermont Law Review 387 (Spring, 2022) I. Historic Reforms and Support Achieved Through Adaptive Legal Regimes. 388 II. The To-Do List. 387 A. Immediate, Imminent, Urgent Needs within the Existing Legal Framework. 388 1. Pass the Conservation Integrity Act to Immediately Curtail Abuse of the Conservation Easement Incentive. 391 2. Establish Gatekeeping of the Conservation Easement... 2022
William B. Davis PERPETUATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: PROPOSALS FOR STRENGTHENING HAWAI'I'S "CEDED LAND" PROTECTIONS 45-SPG Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal 185 (Spring, 2022) I. Introduction. 186 II. Background. 188 A. Pre-Mhele. 189 B. The Great Mhele. 190 1. Crown and Government Lands. 191 C. Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. 192 1. Republic of Hawai'i. 194 2. Territory of Hawai'i. 195 3. Lili'uokalani v. United States. 196 D. Admission to the Union. 197 III. Road to the Current Law. 200 A. Halting the Sale of... 2022
Rachael E. Salcido PLASTIC ACTIVISM AND THE CLEAN WATER ACT 52 Environmental Law 307 (Summer, 2022) Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the health and environmental dangers of plastics. We have been slow to pay attention. Plastic production causes a range of environmental harms. Furthermore, larger plastic items break down over time into smaller and smaller pieces--microplastics. Much of the plastic waste in our environment originates... 2022
Samantha Hepburn PRIVATE CLIMATE GOVERNANCE IN AUSTRALIA: INDIGENOUS LAND USE AGREEMENTS AND THE MAJORITY DEFAULT RULE 39 Wisconsin International Law Journal 431 (Spring, 2022) The right to control and determine decision-making mechanisms is central to all legal systems including traditional legal systems .. This article examines the majority default rule as a consent mechanism for area Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) in Australia. The area ILUA is a well-established long-term land use transaction entered into... 2022
Jonathan Skinner-Thompson PROCEDURAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 97 Washington Law Review 399 (June, 2022) Abstract: Achieving environmental justice--that is, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies--requires providing impacted communities not just the formal right,... 2022
Katrina M. Wyman , Adalene Minelli PROPERTIZING ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES 39 Yale Journal on Regulation 1391 (Summer, 2022) Tangible environmental resources such as land and water have been the object of property rights and traded in markets for millennia. In a development largely unnoticed by legal scholars, technology now allows a new class of environmental resources that are much harder to see and touch to be measured and potentially sold--environmental attributes.... 2022
Shawn D. Ren PROTECTING OUR AT-RISK COMMUNITIES FROM THE GROUND(WATER) UP: CAFOS, THE CLEAN WATER ACT, AND A FRAMEWORK FOR OFFERING CLARITY TO AN IMPRECISE MAUI TEST 71 Emory Law Journal 563 (2022) For rural communities across the country, the problems associated with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are nothing new. These industrial-sized operations emit a tremendous amount of waste, polluting the surrounding air, land, and water. In many regions, minority, indigent, and uneducated groups disproportionately bear the ill-effects... 2022
Reid Peyton Chambers PROTECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIAN RESERVED WATER RIGHTS AS A NECESSARY CONDITION FOR TRIBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2022 Wisconsin Law Review 383 (2022) Introduction. 383 I. Legal Framework of Federally Reserved Indian Water Rights. 385 A. Winters Case. 385 B. Repeated Failures of the United States to Implement Winters for the First Five Decades After the Decision. 386 C. Arizona v. California. 389 II. Adjudications Involving Indian Water Rights Subsequent to Arizona v. California. 391 A. Wyoming... 2022
Akilah M. Browne, A. Mychal Johnson PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC GOOD: A CALL FOR A REPARATIVE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE IN NEW YORK 30 New York University Environmental Law Journal 303 (2022) Introduction. 304 I. The Racially Discriminatory History of American Property Law. 311 II. New York's Interpretation and Application of the Public Trust Doctrine. 313 III. An Expansive and Reparative Application of the Public Trust Doctrine. 317 Conclusion. 322 2022
Elaine Y. Lee, Athena G. Rutherford QUICKER BUT LESS DIRTY: THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BOTH STREAMLINES AND SEEKS TO EXPAND NEPA ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 41-SPG Construction Lawyer 17 (Spring, 2022) Any construction project associated with a federal agency such as the Department of Transportation or Federal Transit Administration must comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). With the surge of new and upcoming infrastructure projects funded by the federal government, contractors pursuing and working on... 2022
Frances Baillon , Michelle Gibbons RACE-BASED HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT CLAIMS IN FEDERAL AND MINNESOTA COURTS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE "SEVERE OR PERVASIVE" STANDARD 48 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 863 (May, 2022) I. Introduction. 864 II. Statutory Measures Addressing Race Harassment. 865 A. State Statute--The Minnesota Human Rights Act. 865 B. Federal Statute--Title VII. 866 III. The History of Race Harassment Claims and the Origins of the Federal Severe or Pervasive Standard. 867 A. Early Federal Decisions Apply an Expansive View of Title VII and... 2022
Maria Antonia Tigre , Natalia Urzola , Victoria Lichet REFRAMING GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION AFTER COVID-19: IS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW UP TO THE TASK? 23 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 124 (Winter, 2022) Introduction. 125 I. Regulation of Wildlife Trade and Deforestation: A Pathway to Reduce Biodiversity Loss?. 126 A. Deforestation and Land-Use Changes as Primary Drivers of Biodiversity Loss. 128 B. Wildlife Trade and Zoonotic Diseases. 130 C. Possible Responses to Biodiversity Loss: Protected Areas and Wildlife Trade International Regulation. 132... 2022
Ruhan Nagra, Jeanne Bergman, Jasmine Graham REGULATORY THEATER: HOW INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES AND CAPTURED OVERSIGHT AGENCIES PERPETUATE ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM 25 CUNY Law Review 355 (Summer, 2022) Introduction. 355 I - The Perverse Incentive and Environmental Racism. 357 A. National Grid's Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion. 357 B. The Perverse Incentive of Investor-Owned Utilities. 362 C. Environmental Justice and Climate Impacts. 365 II - Utility Rate Cases in New York. 374 A. Utility Rate Cases 101: The Process. 375 B. Utility Rate... 2022
Rachel Chambers , Jena Martin REIMAGINING CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY: MOVING BEYOND HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE 18 NYU Journal of Law & Business 773 (Summer, 2022) The global movement towards the adoption of human rights due diligence laws is gaining momentum. Starting in France, moving to Germany, and now at the European Union level, lawmakers are heeding the call to mandate that companies conduct human rights due diligence throughout their global operations. The situation in the United States is very... 2022
Tyler Demetriou REINVIGORATING THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROVISION 40 Virginia Environmental Law Journal 66 (2022) Fifty years ago, Virginia enacted a new constitution. The constitution's framers, recognizing that environmental threats would be among the most significant problems facing Virginia in future decades, included Article XI, the state's first comprehensive environmental constitutional provision. Article XI made natural resource conservation a stated... 2022
Ada C. Montague , Samuel J. Panarella , Peter Yould RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ON STATE TRUST LANDS 32 Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum 177 (Spring, 2022) The installed capacity of renewable energy projects in the United States is growing at a rapid pace, forcing renewable energy developers to look further afield to find lands suitable for new solar and wind projects. In this search, state trust lands, which have been underutilized to date for renewable energy development, offer an attractive... 2022
Ben Mayer, Endre Szalay, Elizabeth Crouse, Bart Freedman RENEWABLE ENERGY ON TRIBAL LANDS: NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES ARE WELL POSITIONED TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION 69-APR Federal Lawyer 42 (March/April, 2022) Demand for renewable energy projects is at an all-time high and trending up. As part of this acceleration, there has been a push for renewable energy projects with positive social impacts and benefits for traditionally marginalized communities. Indeed, some of the most significant consumers and supporters of renewable and carbon-free power have... 2022
Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold , Resilience Justice Project Researchers RESILIENCE JUSTICE AND URBAN WATER PLANNING 52 Seton Hall Law Review 1399 (2022) I. Introduction. 1400 II. Urban Water Planning And Institutions. 1405 A. Urban Water Planning. 1405 B. Local Water Institutions. 1408 C. State Water Institutions. 1409 D. Federal Water Institutions. 1414 III. Resilience Justice. 1417 IV. Case Studies: Fresno and Sacramento. 1423 A. Overview. 1423 B. Fresno Case Study. 1425 C. Sacramento Case Study.... 2022
Senator Kevin Cramer RESTORING STATES' RIGHTS & ADHERING TO COOPERATIVE FEDERALISM IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 45 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 481 (Spring, 2022) For Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem: On Friday, January 28, 2022, North Dakota and our nation lost a patriot who fought for the cause of states' rights and cooperative federalism. His work in the courtroom and on North Dakota's Industrial Commission was monumental in positioning the state to be an energy powerhouse while being a steward of the... 2022
Joshua Ash RETHINKING INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY IN LAND USE DECISION MAKING 36-SPG Natural Resources & Environment 21 (Spring, 2022) For most of my childhood, I lived on a small farm on the border of Maryland and West Virginia, surrounded by mountain streams, picturesque pastures, and the occasional Amish buggy. Among other early childhood lessons, I was taught that land meant everything. In that agricultural community, the land upon which one lived shaped one's income, family... 2022
Taino J. Palermo RETURNING HOME AND RESTORING TRUST: A LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR FEDERALLY NON-RECOGNIZED TRIBAL NATIONS TO ACQUIRE ANCESTRAL LANDS IN FEE SIMPLE 27 Roger Williams University Law Review 305 (Spring, 2022) There is a special trust relationship between the federal government and American Indian tribes, referred to as the trust responsibility. However, it is difficult to frame the scope of this relationship. One narrow interpretation is the trust instrument formed when the federal government takes tribal land in fee simple, to manage for the benefit... 2022
Jorden Messmer REVIVING SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS 53 University of Toledo Law Review 527 (Spring, 2022) On October 8, 2020, the Conservation Law Foundation sued Attorney General William Barr over the Department of Justice terminating nearly thirty years of legal precedent. The controversy surrounds the environmentally beneficial settlement tool known as Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs). Although early forms of SEPs were supported by the... 2022
Keith Hirokawa , Steph Tai , Elizabeth Kronk Warner ROUNDTABLE ONE THE ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CURRICULUM 46 Vermont Law Review 552 (Summer, 2022) Dean Kronk Warner: I think the answer is yes and no. Traditionally, the focus in environmental law--at least how I was taught when I was in law school--was this focus on litigation-based strategies and also on federal environmental law. I think that, when we solely focus on those two issues, that goes to the critique we saw from the ABA. Any time... 2022
Cale Jaffe , Helen Kang , Hari Osofsky ROUNDTABLE THREE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EDUCATION: PREPARING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE 46 Vermont Law Review 604 (Summer, 2022) First of all, I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for including me in today's dialogue and putting together this really interesting series. I've gained so much from hearing everybody's insights. I think when we start talking about new strategies for addressing environmental issues to be incorporated into the law school curriculum, in... 2022
Lincoln Davies , Karrigan Börk , Sarah Krakoff ROUNDTABLE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EDUCATION: NEW TECHNIQUES IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND 46 Vermont Law Review 575 (Summer, 2022) First, I want to briefly explain our curriculum, as it exists, to help with the context for my answer. At Colorado, we have what I think of as a developmental curriculum. We have a foundations class that is the gateway to the rest of the substantive classes. And then we have pollution law, water law, public lands, climate change--a full suite of... 2022
Jonathan Rosenbloom , Jennifer Rushlow SAME SONG, DIFFERENT CHORUS: MODERNIZING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CURRICULUM 46 Vermont Law Review 543 (Summer, 2022) Environmental law is not what it used to be. Much has changed since the original major federal environmental statutes became law under President Nixon in the early 1970s. The climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, and more public recognition that environmental impacts disproportionately harm (and benefit) different communities according to race,... 2022
Heather J. Tanana SECURING A PERMANENT HOMELAND: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER ACCESS TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES 69-APR Federal Lawyer 52 (March/April, 2022) Water is life--critical to the health, socioeconomic, and cultural needs of any community. Every household in the United States needs and deserves access to clean, reliable, and affordable drinking water. Yet, tribal communities face high rates of water insecurity. More than a half million people--nearly 48 percent of tribal homes in Native... 2022
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