Friday, November 18, 2011

Emerging Markets and Trends in Sustainable Property Transactions -- BNA Webinar

Emerging Markets and Trends in Sustainable Property Transactions


Sustainable remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property continue to be overarching goals for public and private stakeholders working to ensure the reuse of these sites. One area gaining increased attention and interest by both the federal government and private parties is the use of brownfields and other contaminated properties for renewable energy projects, with an end goal of turning blighted sites to brightfields. Innovative financing strategies and tax incentives are proving to be valuable tools in this emerging and profitable market.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Speaker(s): Charlie Bartsch, Pete Pedersen, Matthew Trammell, Bill Harris, and Dean Jeffery Telego

Climate Change Adaptation: Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making -- GAO

This Government Accountability Office report finds that challenges from insufficient site-specific data—such as local projections—make it hard for federal, state, and local officials to predict the impacts of climate change, and thus hard to justify the current costs of adaptation efforts for potentially less certain future benefits. Based on responses from a diverse array of federal, state, and local officials knowledgeable about adaptation, related challenges generally fit into two main categories: (1) translating climate data—such as projected temperature and precipitation changes—into information that officials need to make decisions and (2) the difficulty in justifying the current costs of adaptation with limited information about future benefits.

Federal strategic planning efforts could be improved for many aspects of the climate change enterprise. For example, GAO’s October 2009 report on climate change adaptation concluded that, to be effective, related federal efforts must be coordinated and directed toward a common goal. This report recommended the development of a strategic plan to guide the nation’s efforts to adapt to a changing climate, including the identification of mechanisms to increase the capacity of federal, state, and local agencies to incorporate information about current and potential climate change impacts into government decision making. Some actions have subsequently been taken to improve federal adaptation efforts, but GAO’s May 2011 report on climate change funding found that federal officials do not have a shared understanding of strategic government wide priorities.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Energy Innovation Summit -- DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) will hold its third annual Energy Innovation Summit from February 27–29, 2012 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.

"Now in its third year, the Summit is designed to unite key players from all sectors of the nation’s energy innovation community to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. The event is co-hosted by ARPA-E and Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI).

Last year’s annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit attracted more than 90 speakers and 2,000 attendees from 49 states and 20 countries. Attendees included members of research and development institutions, global corporations, technology entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and government officials.

The event will feature a technology showcase with more than 150 exhibits from DOE and ARPA-E-funded projects and applicants in areas such as energy storage technologies for electrical grids, power electronics, batteries for electric vehicles, energy-efficient building technologies, advanced carbon capture, and electrofuels. The showcase will also feature new ARPA-E programs that aim to advance alternatives to rare earth materials, plant engineering for fuel applications, advanced thermal storage, network integration architecture for the electrical grid, and power electronics for solar photovoltaic applications. A wide range of other energy technologies and new topic areas will also be discussed at the Summit."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Case for Technology Neutral Public Policy in Fuel Economy Debate

Case for Technology Neutral Public Policy in Fuel Economy Debate: Allowing Performance to Determine Solutions.  This report by the  U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars argues that if we replaced our current motor pool with high-efficiency gas and diesel cars, we could reduce gas consumption by 31 billion gallons a year — a 42 percent cut in imported oil. The basic message of the report is that gas vehicles can be really clean, and the Department of Energy shouldn’t be subsidizing only battery electric cars. According to Mineta, “The federal government should support a wide range of technologies that hold the most promising environmental and commercial opportunities…”

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options: DOE Needs to Enhance Planning for Technology Assessment and Collaboration with Industry and Other Countries -- GAO

This Government Accountability Office Report (GAO-12-70 October 17, 2011)  finds that the (DOE) issued a research and development (R&D) plan to select nuclear fuel cycles and technologies, some of which reprocess spent fuel and recycle some nuclear material, such as plutonium. These fuel cycles may help reduce the generation of spent fuel and risks of nuclear proliferation and terrorism. GAO was asked to review (1) DOE's approach to selecting nuclear fuel cycles and technologies, (2) DOE's efforts to reduce proliferation and terrorism risks, and (3) selected countries' experiences in reprocessing and recycling spent fuel. GAO reviewed DOE's plan and met with officials from DOE, the nuclear industry, and France and the United Kingdom.

DOE's R&D plan relies on a systematic approach--that is, the use of scientific methods and engineering principles--to select and demonstrate nuclear fuel cycles and associated technologies. However, it does not explain the current readiness levels of the technologies associated with the fuel cycles and the estimated time and cost of further development; it also does not explain how DOE will collaborate with the nuclear industry and other countries experienced in nuclear R&D in achieving its goals."


Environmental Working Group 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

This guide from the Environmental Working Group finds that "The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. [However, you should] reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all.

The Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce."

Horse Welfare: Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic Slaughter -- GAO

This Government Accountability Office Report (GAO-11-228) dated June 2011,  finds that since domestic horse slaughter ceased in 2007, the slaughter horse market has shifted to Canada and Mexico.

From 2006 through 2010, U.S. horse exports for slaughter increased by 148 and 660 percent to Canada and Mexico, respectively. As a result, nearly the same number of U.S. horses was transported to Canada and Mexico for slaughter in 2010—nearly 138,000—as was slaughtered before domestic slaughter ceased.

Available data show that horse prices declined since 2007, mainly for the lower-priced horses that are more likely to be bought for slaughter. GAO analysis of horse sale data estimates that closing domestic horse slaughtering facilities significantly and negatively affected lower-to-medium priced horses by 8 to 21 percent; higher-priced horses appear not to have lost value for that reason. Also, GAO estimates the economic downturn reduced prices for all horses by 4 to 5 percent.

2012 (Auto) Fuel Economy Guide -- DOE

The 2010 Fuel Economy Guide details the miles-per-gallon acheived by 2012 model year automobiles sold in the United States.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Library Acquisitiions November 14, 2011

Imagining sustainable food systems : theory and practice / edited by Alison Blay-Palmer

Animal Law.

Globalization and animal law : comparative law, international law and international trade / Thomas G. Kelch

The economics of salmon aquaculture / Frank Asche, Trond Bjørndal

Asbestos disaster : lessons from Japan's experience / edited by Kenichi Miyamoto, Morinaga Kenji, Mori Hiroyuki

The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in northern Africa / [edited by] N. García, A. Cuttelod and D. Abdul Malak

Comparative Law.
Comparative environmental regionalism / edited by Lorraine Elliott and Shaun Breslin

Criminal Law.
Law enforcement response to environmental crime / by Joel Epstein, Theodore M. Hammett ; with the assistance of Laura Collins
Transnational environmental crime : toward an eco-global criminology / Rob White

The failure of environmental education (and how we can fix it) / Charles Saylan and Daniel T. Blumstein

Emissions Trading.
Carbon coalitions : business, climate politics, and the rise of emissions trading / Jonas Meckling

Energy Security.
Climate change and global energy security : technology and policy options / Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool

Energy and security in South Asia : cooperation or conflict? / Charles K. Ebinger
Energy infrastructure protection and homeland security / Frank R. Spellman and Revonna M. Bieber
Environmental Activism.
Making a green machine : the infrastructure of beverage container recycling / Finn Arne Jørgensen
European Union.
The EU as international environmental negotiator / Tom Delreux

All the fish in the sea : maximum sustainable yield and the failure of fisheries management/ Carmel Finley

Ecosystem approaches to fisheries : a global perspective / edited by Villy Christensen, Jay Maclean

Ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Western Pacific / Edward Glazier, editor

Greenhouse Gases.
Engineering strategies for greenhouse gas mitigation / Ian S.F. Jones

Climate change : IPCC, water crisis, and policy riddles with reference to India and her surroundings / Binayak Ray

Environmental law in India / Mohammad Naseem
International Trade.
Crimes against nature : illegal industries and the global environment / Donald R. Liddick

Cultivating the colonies : colonial states and their environmental legacies / edited by Christina Folke Ax ... [et al.]

Land Use.
Bordering on madness : an American land use tale / Andrew F. Popper

Law of the Sea.
Making the law of the sea : a study in the development of international law / James Harrison

Marine Resources.
Conservation of Pacific sea turtles / edited by Peter H. Dutton, Dale Squires, and Mahfuzuddin Ahmed

International handbook on regulating nanotechnologies / editors, Graeme A. Hodge, Diane M. Bowman, Andrew D. Maynard

Wicked environmental problems : managing uncertainty and conflict / Peter J. Balint ... [et al]

Environmental politics : the age of climate change / Robert Garner

Environmental law and sustainability after Rio / edited by Jamie Benidickson ... [et al.]

Survival and sustainability : environmental concerns in the 21st century / edited by Huseyin Gokcekus, Turker Umut, James W. LaMoreaux

Environmental software systems : frameworks of eEnviornment : 9th IFIP WG 5.11 international symposium, ISESS 2011, Brno, Czech Republic, June 27-29, 2011, proceedings / Jiří Hřebíček, Gerald Schimak, Ralf Denzer, eds

Framework and tools for environmental management in Africa / Godwell Nhamo & Ekpe Inyang

Tourism and biodiversity : achieving common goals towards sustainability

Transnational Waterways.
Water : Asia's new battleground / Brahma Chellaney

Water Resources.
Blue revolution : unmaking America's water crisis / Cynthia Barnett

The wealth of waste : the economics of wastewater use in agriculture / by James Winpenny, Ingo Heinz, Sasha Koo-Oshima

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


IMO Guidelines on Ship Recycling
This convention (Resolution A.962(23) Adopted on 5 December 2003) adopted by the International Maritime Organization sets forth guidelines on the recycling of ships.

The Virtual Embryo Project -- EPA

Virtual Embryo Project -- EPA
About 2-3 percent of newborns have a malformation and the frequency increases by one year of age. For most malformations, the cause of the condition is unknown. However, an increasing number of genetic and environmental factors have been implicated. Currently, little is known about the extent to which environmental influences contribute. EPA’s Virtual Embryo (v-Embryo™) research project is conducting studies to develop prediction techniques to improve our understanding of how environmental influences may impact unborn children.

•The goal is for v-Embryo to be used to accurately predict the potential for environmental chemicals to affect the embryo.
•A selection of every day chemicals with known health effects in animal tests will be used to determine if it is possible to use a virtual embryo model to predict the potential developmental toxicity of chemicals.
•The research uses fast, automated chemical screening data from EPA's ToxCast™ tool, data from ACToR & Virtual Liver to create simulations examining how chemicals could cause developmental problems in the embryo.
•v-Embryo™ initially focuses on early eye, vascular and limb developments and conducts experiments using stem cells and zebrafish to generate data.

Assessment of Energy Production from Tidal Streams in the United States -- Georgia Inst. Tech.

This website from Georgia Institute of Technology offers an interactive map to determine the energy potention from tidal streams. Tidal streams are high speed currents of water created in narrow inlets and bays by the changing tides.

Recent Law Review Articles -- November 2011

Armiger, Jonathan. Note. Judicial review of public utility commissions. (N. Ind. Pub. Serv. Co. v. U.S. Steel Corp., 907 N.E.2d 1012, 2009.) 86 Ind. L.J. 1163-1183 (2011).

Forty-First Annual Administrative Law Issue. The FCC and the Future. Articles by Stuart Minor Benjamin, James B. Speta, Kevin Werbach and Tim Wu. 60 Duke L.J. 1673-1857 (2011).

Aoki, Keith. Food forethought: intergenerational equity and global food supply—past, present, and future. 2011 Wis. L. Rev. 399-478.  

Caffrey, Kristina. Student article. The house of the rising sun: homeowners’ associations, restrictive covenants, solar panels, and the Contract Clause. 50 Nat. Resources J. 721-759 (2010).

Gardner, Alison, David Sewell and Brent Stahl. Mineral issues’ impact on solar energy development in Texas. 6 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 241-271 (2010-2011).

Jansen, Brian. Student article. Community wind power: making more Americans energy producers through feed-in tariffs. 20 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 329-349 (2011).

Nuts and Bolts of Technology: Closer Look at Utility-Scale Solar Power. Sara Kamins, moderator; Lisa Belenky, Alice L. Harron, Arthur Haubenstock and Tom Starrs, panelists. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10401-10413 (2011).

Rule, Troy A. Renewable energy and the neighbors. 2010 Utah L. Rev. 1223-1276.

Spengler, Eric S. Note. A shift in the wind: the siting of wind power projects on public lands in the Obama era. 86 Ind. L.J. 1185-1217 (2011).

Animals' Place in Jurisprudence. Introduction by Deborah Cao; articles by Bernard S. Jackson, Piyel Haldar, Sabine Lennkh, Irina Knopp and Deborah Cao. 24 Int'l J. for Semiotics L. 255-367 (2011).

Duck, Antoinette. Note. Welcome to primates’ paradise, human rights not allowed: unravelling the Great Ape Project. 7 Regent J. Int’l L. 165-197 (2009).

Hill, Michael. Comment. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act: the need for a whistleblower exception. 61 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 651-680 (2010).

Vellucci, Margreta. Restraining the (real) beast: protective orders and other statutory enactments to protect the animal victims of domestic violence in Rhode Island. 16 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 224-259 (2011).

Koivurova, Timo. The actions of the Arctic states respecting the continental shelf: a reflective essay. 42 Ocean Dev. & Int’l L. 211-226 (2011).  

Review of Alison L. LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism by Gordon S. Wood; reply by Alison L. LaCroix. 78 U. Chi. L. Rev. 705-758 (2011).  

 Glazier, Dustin M. Note. A game of old maid: the Ninth Circuit establishes when the owner-operator is determined for CERCLA liability in ... (California v. Hearthside Residential Corp., 613 F.3d 910, 2010.) 2011 BYU L. Rev. 117-130.

Czarnezki, Jason J. Climate policy & U.S.-China relations. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 659-674 (2011).

China’s Environmental Governance: Global Challenges and Comparative Solutions. Articles by John Copeland Nagle, Lan, Hong, Michael A. Livermore and student Craig A. Wenner. Water pollution and regulatory cooperation in China. 44 Cornell Int’l L.J. 349-383 (2011).

Moser, Adam J. Pragmatism not dogmatism: the inconvenient need for border adjustment tariffs based on what is known about climate change, trade, and China. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 675-711 (2011).

Nagle, John Copeland. How much should China pollute? 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 591-632 (2011).

Percival, Robert V. China’s “green leap forward” toward global environmental leadership. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 633-657 (2011).

Schneider, Keith, Jennifer L. Turner, Aaron Jaffe and Nadya Ivanova. Choke point China: confronting water scarcity and energy demand in the world’s largest country. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 713-734 (2011).

Seidenfeld, Mark. Chevron’s foundation. 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 273-312 (2011).

Klass, Alexandra B. Property rights on the new frontier: climate change, natural resource development, and renewable energy. 38 Ecology L.Q. 63-119 (2011).

Mann, Roberta F. Federal, state, and local tax policies for climate change: coordination or cross-purpose? 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 369-392 (2011).

Thomas, Angeline. Student article. Killing two birds with one stone: implementing land reform and combating climate change in Brazil’s Amazon under Law 11.952.09. 9 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 1107-1155 (2011).

Intrator, Jessica. Note. From squatter to settler: applying the lessons of the nineteenth century U.S. public land policy to twenty-first century land struggles in Brazil. 38 Ecology L.Q. 179-232 (2011).

Lennkh, Sabine. The animal: a subject of law? A reflection on aspects of the Austrian and German juridical systems. 24 Int'l J. for Semiotics L. 307-329 (2011).

Wickeri, Elisabeth. “Land is life, land is power”: landlessness, exclusion, and deprivation in Nepal. 34 Fordham Int’l L.J. 930-1041 (2011).  

Ziegler, Edward H. and Jan G. Laitos. Property rights, housing, and the American Constitution: the social benefits of property rights protection, government interventions, and the European Court on Human Rights’ Hutten-Czapska decision. 21 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 25-46 (2011).

Del Duca, Patrick. Management of environmental liabilities in business transactions. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10419-10434 (2011).

Ray, Allan Julius. Student article. Cooling the core habitat provision of the Endangered Species Act before it goes critical: practical critical habitat reformulation. 34 Environs 99-120 (2010).  

Darby, Joan M., Janet M. Robins and Beth L. Webb. The role of FERC and the states in approving and siting interstate natural gas facilities and LNG terminals after the Energy Policy Act of 2005 — consultation, preemption and cooperative federalism. 6 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 335-384 (2010-2011).

Knee, Jeremy. Rational electricity regulation: environmental impacts and the “public interest.” 113 W. Va. L. Rev. 739-790 (2011).

Wokutch, Andreas S.V. Note. The role of non-utility service providers in smart grid development: should they be regulated, and if so, who can regulate them? 9 J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 531-571 (2011).

Pierce, Jason. Note. A South American energy treaty: how the region might attract foreign investment in a wake of resource nationalism. 44 Cornell Int’l L.J. 417-440 (2011).

Thornley, Drew. The Federal Government’s authority to site interstate electric transmission lines: how the meaning of “withheld” is withholding clarity for transmission development. 6 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 385-397 (2010-2011).

Wright, Arthur J., Jolisa Dobbs and James E. Goddard. Recent developments in Texas, United States, and international energy law. 6 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 423-458 (2010-2011).

Barnwell, J. Matthew. Casenote. Taking a bite out of speech regulation: the Supreme Court upholds First Amendment protection for depiction of animal cruelty in ... (United States v. Stevens, 130 S. Ct. 1577, 2010.) 62 Mercer L. Rev. 1031-1050 (2011).

Northen, Greg. Comment. Greenwashing the organic label: abusive green marketing in an increasingly eco-friendly marketplace. 7 J. Food L. & Pol'y 101-134 (2011).  

Recent developments. In the Congress. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10481-10486 (2011).

Recent developments. In the Courts. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10486-10487 (2011).

Recent developments. In the federal agencies. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10488-10491

Recent developments. In the state agencies. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10492-10495 (2011).

Recent journal literature. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10496-10497 (2011).

Carden, Kristin N. The legal viability of territorial use rights in fisheries (TURFs) in California. 38 Ecology L.Q. 121-178 (2011).

Taylor, Charles R. Student article. Fishing with a bulldozer: options for unilateral action by the United States under domestic and international law to halt destructive bottom trawling practices on the high seas. [Includes illustrations.] 34 Environs 121-171 (2010).

Ceola, Jason. Student article. Standing up for national forests: using conservation easements to bypass the procedural requirements of bringing a conservation lawsuit. 4 Phoenix L. Rev. 435-460 (2010).

Glass-O'Shea, Brooke. The history and future of genetically modified crops: frankenfoods, superweeds, and the developing world. 7 J. Food L. & Pol'y 1-33 (2011).  

Grimm, Kyle G. Comment. “Endangerment” of the common law: do rulemakings as to greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act displace federal common-law claims for the public nuisance of global warming? 412 Seton Hall L. Rev. 671-721 (2011).  

Gardner, William. Note. The fight for clean technology funds: who should control the future of low-carbon technology in the developing world? 18 Ind. J. Global Legal Stud. 481-513 (2011).

Metcalf, Gilbert E. Paying for greenhouse gas reductions: what role for fairness? 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 393-415 (2011).

Miller, Christopher J. Student paper. Carbon capture and sequestration in Texas: navigating the legal challenges related to pore space ownership. 6 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 399-421 (2010-2011).

Reitze, Arnold W. Jr. and Marie Bradshaw Durrant. Control of geological carbon sequestration in the Western United States. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10455-10480 (2011).

Steinberg, Joachim Beno. Note. New York City’s Landmarks Law and the rescission process. 66 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 951-999 (2011).

Helms, Grant E. Note. Fair trade coffee practices: approaches for future sustainability of the movement. 21 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 79-109 (2011).

Brown, Shannon. Note. A fly in the ointment: why federal preemption doctrine and 42 U.S.C. § 7431 do not preclude local land use regulations related to global warming. 23 Regent U. L. Rev. 239-261 (2010-2011).

Cordes, Mark W. The land use legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justice Stevens: two views on balancing public and private interests in property. 34 Environs 1-67 (2010).

McKibben, Bill. Norman Williams Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law. The most important number in the world. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 767-783 (2011).

Mudd, Michelle Bryan. A “constant and difficult task”: making local land use decisions in states with a constitutional right to a healthful environment. 38 Ecology L.Q. 1-62 (2011).

Thao, Nguyen Hong and Ramses Amer. Coastal states in the South China Sea and submissions on the outer limits of the continental shelf. 42 Ocean Dev. & Int’l L. 245-263 (2011).

Anderson, Ingrid M. Gronstal. Note. Jaws of life: developing international shark finning regulations through lessons learned from the International Whaling Commission. 20 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 511-537 (2011).

Glass-O’Shea, Brooke. Watery grave: why international and domestic lawmakers need to do more to protect oceanic species from extinction. 17 Hastings W.-Nw. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 191-232 (2011).

Zhu, Ling and Sunil Kumar Agarwal. A review of the legal and policy framework for vessel source pollution in Hong Kong. 42 Ocean Dev. & Int’l L. 264-279 (2011).

Sorenson, Sara K. A need for clarification: North Dakota’s abandoned mineral statute. 86 N.D. L. Rev. 521-534 (2010).

Szabo, Aaron. Reprocessing: the future of nuclear waste. 29 Temp. J. Sci. Tech. & Envtl. L. 231-256 (2010).  

Honigsberg, Peter Jan. Conflict of interest that led to the Gulf oil disaster. 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10414-10418 (2011).

Cao, Deborah. Visibility and invisibility of animals in traditional Chinese philosophy and law. 24 Int'l J. for Semiotics L. 351-367 (2011).  

Foster, Mark Harrison, Jr. Note. Ash holes: the failure to classify coal combustion residuals as a hazardous waste under RCRA and the burden borne by a minority community in Alabama. 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 735-765 (2011).

Lerner, Marc L. Comment. Cash for clunkers, dimes for Duracells: an effective model to motivate the proper disposal of household toxic waste. 51 Jurimetrics J. 141-179 (2011).

Behles, Deborah. Why California failed to meet its RPS target. 17 Hastings W.-Nw. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 163-187 (2011).

Wang, Walter. Challenging state taxation of renewable energy: will Wyoming be the battleground? 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 451-468 (2011).

Genteman, Crystal. Eminent domain and attorneys’ fees in Georgia: a growing state’s need for a new fee-shifting statute. 27 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 829-872 (2011).
Spohr, David W. Cleaning up the rest of Agins: bringing coherence to temporary takings jurisprudence and jettisoning “extraordinary delay.” 41 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10435-10454 (2011).  

Bogdanski, John A. Reflections on the environmental impacts of federal tax subsidies for oil, gas, and timber production. 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 323-337 (2011).

Business Law Forum: Taxation and the Environment. Introduction by Rep. Earl Blumenauer; articles by John A. Bogdanski, Neil H. Buchanan, Roberta F. Mann, Gilbert E. Metcalf, Janet E. Milne, Walter Wang and Lawrence Zelenak. 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 315-481 (2011).

Hicks, Thomas. An interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations supporting the tax deductibility of the voluntary charitable contribution in perpetuity of a partial interest in an appropriate riparian water right transferred instream for conservation purposes (with an emphasis on California water law). 17 Hastings W.-Nw. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 93-159 (2011).

Kerr, Alex Rice. Why we need a carbon tax. 34 Environs 69-97 (2010).

Wagner, Ann. French urban space management: a visual semiotic approach behind power and control. [Includes photographs.] 24 Int’l J. for Semiotics L. 227-241 (2011).

Fort, Denise D. and Summer McKean. Groundwater policy in the Western United States. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 325-340 (2011).

Gold, H. David and Jason Bass. The water-energy nexus: socioeconomic considerations and suggested legal reforms in the Southwest. 50 Nat. Resources J. 563-609 (2010).

Hiers, Rebecca H. Water: a human right or a human responsibility? 47 Willamette L. Rev. 467-493 (2011).

Johnson, Gary S. Hydrologic complications of conjunctive management. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 205-215 (2011).

Leonard, Debbie. Doctrinal uncertainty in the law of federally reserved water rights: the potential impact on renewable energy development. 50 Nat. Resources J. 611-643 (2010).

Lancaster, Clinton. Note. Property law—the recreational navigation doctrine—the use of the recreational navigation doctrine to increase public access to waterways and its effect on riparian owners. 33 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 161-175 (2011).

Mann, Joshua. Saving water in the Pecos: one coin, two sides, many overdrafts (and no bail outs?). 47 Idaho L. Rev. 341-384 (2011).

Noroian, Nisha D. Comment. Prior appropriation, agriculture and the West: caught in a bad romance. 51 Jurimetrics J. 181-215 (2011).

Royster, Judith V. Conjunctive management of reservation water resources: legal issues facing Indian tribes. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 255-272 (2011).

Ruple, John. Clear and murky facts: Utah’s approach to conjunctive surface and groundwater management. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 217-254 (2011).

Thompson, Barton H., Jr. Beyond connections: pursuing multidimensional conjunctive management. 47 Idaho L. Rev. 273-323 (2011).

Scott, Christopher A. and Martin J. Pasqualetti. Energy and water resources scarcity: critical infrastructure for growth and economic development in Arizona and Sonora. 50 Nat. Resources J. 645-682 (2010).

Symposium. Implementing the Human Right to Water in the West. Articles by Dena Marshall, Janet Neuman, Laura A. Schroeder, Therese A. Ure, Sarah R. Liljefelt, Harold Shepherd, Rebecca H. Hiers, Rose Francis and Laurel Firestone. 47 Willamette L. Rev. 361-537 (2011).

Symposium. The Water-Energy Conundrum: Water Constraints on New Energy Development in the Southwest. Introduction by Katie Gwartney Roehlk and Kenneth Rooney; opening remarks by Sen. Jeff Bingaman; articles by H. David Gold, Jason Bass, Debbie Leonard, Christopher A. Scott, Martin J. Pasqualetti and Stacy Tellinghuisen. 50 Nat. Resources J. 559-720 (2010).

Tellinghuisen, Stacy. Water for power generation: what’s the value? 50 Nat. Resources J. 683-720 (2010).

Scott, Christopher A. and Martin J. Pasqualetti. Energy and water resources scarcity: critical infrastructure for growth and economic development in Arizona and Sonora. 50 Nat. Resources J. 645-682 (2010).