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Vol. 16, No. 2 - August 2014

 

Joint issue with the Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee

 

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Margaret E. Peloso, Shannon S. Broome, Andrew B. Schatz, and Kim N. Smaczniak …1

The International Implications of EPA’s Proposed Regulations to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Existing Power Plants
Alan Miller…3

Country Results in Meeting Emissions Targets in the First Commitment Period under the Kyoto Protocol and Implications for the Durban Platform
Peter J. Murtha…6

Cross-Border Renewable Energy Projects: Sustainable Development and Investor Protection
Jillian C. Bunyan…15

Land Tenure Security and Its Environmental Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa
Andrew R. Falk…20

New Publication: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies
Randall S. Abate and Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner…26 

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Vol. 16, No. 1 - May 2014

 

Joint issue with the Marine Resources Committee, and Energy and Natural Resources Litigation Committee

 

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
David S. Johnson, Eric S. Andreas, Andrew B. Schatz, and Kim N. Smaczniak…1

Integrated Arctic Management: A Key to Balancing Development in the Arctic with Environmental and Native Communities’ Stewardship
Andrew Hartsig and Adena Leibman…3

Seas in Flux: Upcoming Changes in the Arctic Regulatory Environment for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
Amy Chasanov and Sarah Bordelon…6

Regime Change: Transferring Emissions Jurisdiction on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf
John Cossa…9

Innovation and Regulation: Improving Oil Spill Disaster Relief Technology in the Arctic
Ben Lowenthal…12

The Sovereignty of Nations in a Thawing Arctic
Kathryn Ely…15

China Positions for Arctic Access
Carolyn Clarkin…18

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Vol. 15, No. 4 - August 2013
International Approaches to Regulating Unconventional Gas and Oil Issue

 

 

In this issue:

 

Message from the Chairs

Charles J. Birchall, Tim Clare, Amanda Cornwall, J. Brett Grosko, and Jennifer Wills…1 

 

Introduction-A Comparative View of Hydraulic Fracturing

James Rubin3

 

Non-Conventional Oil and Gas Resources and the Legal Issues Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada

Nigel Bankes…4

 

U.S. Regulatory Developments in Hydraulic Fracturing

James Rubin9

 

Australian Regulatory Developments in Hydraulic Fracturing

John Ware14

 

UK and EU Policy and Regulatory Developments Relating to Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing

Louise Moore and Kevin O’Connor18

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Vol. 15, No. 3 - August 2013
Chinese Environmental Law Issue

 

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
J. Brett Grosko, Jennifer Wills, David Downes, and Chris Costanzo…1 

In Pioneering Environmental Governance, China’s New Leaders Face No Small Task
Adam Moser…3

The Uncertain Future of Hydroelectric Dams on China’s Transboundary Rivers
Anna Mance…6

Bridging the Transparency Gap: Catalyzing Meaningful U.S.- China Participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for Energy Security
Heather Croshaw and Wang Ye…11

Managing Environmental Information Risks for Companies Doing Business in China
Bernadette V. Brennan…16

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Vol. 15, No. 2 - July 2013

Joint newsletter with the Agricultural Management Committee

 

In this issue:

Chair Message
Thomas P. Redick, Jennifer Wills, and Brett Grosko…1

Regulatory "Hot News" Corner
Thomas P. Redick…3

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Bunge North America, Inc.
Chad Burchard…5

Why Are Bees Dropping like Flies? The U.S. and EU Struggle to Find the Right Regulatory Approach
Jillian Hishaw…5

GMO Labeling—Truth Beyond the Hype
Anna K. Bennett…7

GMO Labeling Article: Pro and Opposition Arguments
Mircha Chad King…10

Chart of Labeling Laws
Thomas P. Redick…13

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Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2013

 

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Charles J. Birchall, Tim Clare, Amanda Cornwall, J. Brett Grosko, and Jennifer Wills…1

Trade Agreements and Environmental Protection—Compatible, Irreconcilable or Somewhere In Between?
Jon R. Johnson…4

Is Australia Still a World Leader in Oceans Management?
Amanda Cornwall…13

“Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink”
Paul Davies, Michael Green, and Charlotte Cook …19

Wind Energy Development and the Protection of Migratory Birds
John Cossa…24

Canadian Regulation of Toxic Substances: Model or Muddle?
Joseph F. Castrilli…31

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Vol. 14, No. 3 - August 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Jennifer Wills, J. Brett Grosko, and Kalyani Robbins...1

Message from the Editor
Andrew Long...2

Current Status of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization
Elizabeth Elliott...3

Home, Home on the Range: Does Canned-Hunting in the United States Undermine Conservation of Endangered African Antelope?
Michael Ray Harris, Amanda Becker, Chelsea Peterson, and Jessica Zaegel...9

States Enact Bans to Combat International Shark Finning
Jane E. McBride...12

Tuna/Dolphin Revisited: Trade Disciplines and Under-inclusive Environmental Regulation
Andrew Long...16

Amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
Stephanie Altman...19

Uncharted Waters: Hooking IUU Vessels by Ending Fishy Enforcement
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari and Luke Wilson...21

Australia's Case in the International Court of Justice Against Japan for Violations of International Conventions Through Japan's Scientific Whaling Program
Ashley Geary...26

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Vol. 14, No. 2 - July 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Jennifer Wills and J. Brett Grosko...1

Note on Air Transp. Ass'n of Am. v. Sec'y of State for Energy & Climate Change, No. C-366/10 (E.C.J. Dec. 21 2011) and Its Impact on U.S. Air Carriers
Brittany Meyer and Leila R. Golchehreh...3

The Price of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 80 percent Below 1990 Levels by 2050
Tim Clare...10

Is the Grass Greener? The EU Industrial Emissions Directive: Implications for Environmental Permit Holders
Dr. Bettina Enderle...18

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Vol. 14, No. 1 - January 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Roger Martella, J. Brett Grosko, and Thomas P. Redick...1

Coexistence of Biotech and Organic Crops, at Home and Abroad
Thomas P. Redick...3

Biofuels Update: While Challenges Continue, the Sector Persists
Jane Earley...12

The Negative Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy: Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Indirect Land-Use Changes and the Global Food Shortage
Megan Marzec...14

Ninth Circuit Says District Court Erred in Failing to Give U.S. NGO Sufficient Deference in Choosing U.S. Court for Transnational Claims
Alexandria Reed...18

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Vol. 13, No. 2 - May 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Robin Craig, Roger Martella, Chris J. Costanzo, and Royal C. Gardner...1

Papahanaumokuakea Inscribed as World Heritage Site
Ole Varmer and Theodore M. Beuttler...3

Before the Sun Sets: Changing Ocean Chemistry, Global Marine Resources, and the Limits of Our Legal Tools to Address Harm
Mark J. Spalding...8

Marine Mammals and International Trade: Balancing Social Conscience with Trade Obligations-A Summary and Update on the World Trade Organization Seal Products Dispute
Chad J. McGuire...13

Ban on the Use and Carriage of Heavy Grade Oils in Antarctica
Peter Oppenheimer...18

Brazilian Pre-Salt Oil Reserve Exploration: Regulatory and Environmental Aspects
Roberto Liesegang and Maristela Abla Rossetti...20

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Vol. 13, No. 1 - March 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Roger Martella...1

By Enhancing the Monitoring and Reporting of Carbon Emitted by Developing Countries, the Copenhagen Accord Improves Prospects for Addressing Climate Change
Peter J. Murtha...3

Remediation Options in Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco
Aaron Marr Page...10

A Global Standard for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals: Steps Towards Harmonization
Todd Stedeford and Marek Banasik...16

Completion of Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Thomas P. Redick...23

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Vol. 12, No. 3 - July 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Roger Martella, Jim Rubin, Alan J. Sachs, Royal C. Gardner, and Kim Irene Stollar...1

International Agriculture--Environmental Case Law Update
Thomas P. Redick...3

Abdullahi v. Pfizer: Implications for Environmental Claims Under the Alien Tort Statute
Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky...5

Time to Take Transgenic Trees?
Thomas P. Redick...8

Climate Regulation Takes Shape, but Uncertainty Prevails
Andrew Schatz...13

Carbon Sequestration in the European Union
Valerie Fogleman...19

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Vol. 12, No. 2 - March 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Jim Rubin and Roger Martella...1

Environment (Protection) Act of 1986--Umbrella Legislation for Environmental Protection
K. V. Singh and Shephali Mehra Birdi...3

India and Climate Change
Brett Grosko...6

Amended Water Law in China Holds the Promise of Enhancing Enforcement Through National Standards and Personal Accountability
Wyatt Golding...11

A Stopover in Marrakesh on the Way to Copenhagen: Why We Need More than the Clean Development Mechanism to Reduce CO2 Emissions in China
Patricia A. Britton...15

China's Involvement in Latin America's Natural Resource Sector
Roxy Carter...20

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Vol. 12, No. 1 - December 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Jim Rubin and Roger Martella...1

Brazil and COP-15
Marcus V. Freitas...3

Energy Efficiency and the Clean Development Mechanism in Peru: A New Challenge for the Government and a New Way of Doing Business
Luis Carlos Rodrigo and Ursula Zavala Carlin...5

Chile's Environmental Law and Jurisprudence
Gonzalo Biggs...8

Legal Changes to the Chilean Environmental Institutional Framework
Iv?n Poklepovic M....14

Recent Reforms to the Regulation of the Mexican Energy Sector
Leopoldo Burguete Stanek...17

New Trends and Evolution of Environmental Regulation in Venezuela
Elisabeth Eljuri and Wendy Quintero...21

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Vol. 11, No. 2 - July 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
William R. Blackburn, Joseph A. Siegel, Jim Rubin, and Kim Stollar...1

Toward a U.S. Emission Trading System: Lessons Learned and Linkages to Other Systems
Matthew Low, Nathan Smith, and Daniel Waller...2

Climate Change Regulations in Australia
John Taberner...10

The New Israeli Clean Air Law--A New League of Clean Air Protection
Tzvi Levinson, Julie Lietzmann, and Gil Dror...20

Give New Applications of Piezoelectric Power a Chance: Technological Innovations from an Evolving Alternative Energy Area Offer Opportunities in the Environmental and Financial Markets
Kimberley E. Diamond...23

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Vol. 11, No. 1 - February 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Alan J. Sachs and Jim Rubin...1

International Agriculture--Environmental Regulatory Update
Thomas P. Redick, Jennifer Wills, and Dan McLean...3

Legal Posture of Ocean Iron Fertilization under International Law
K. Russell LaMotte...8

Biofuels and Climate Change Redux--International Trade and Regulation Update
Jane Earley...13

Brazil's Forestry Plan Gains Momentum after Poznan
Rafael D. B. Figueiredo...17

Country of Origin Labeling and Its Potential Trade Implications in the Obama Administration
Cari Rincker...20

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