MS4 Regulation and Water Quality Standards

Matt Carlisle, Vermont Law School, JD Candidate 2017 This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. 1. Introduction Storm water is a major polluter. As one judge put it, “Storm water runoff is one of the most significant sources of water pollution in the nation, at times ‘comparable to, if not greater than, contamination from industrial and sewage sources.’”[1] Storm…

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The SB 32 Scoping Plan Update, Waivers, and ZEVs

Garrett Lenahan, UCLA School of Law, JD Candidate 2017 This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. I. Scoping Plan Background  Two prominent pieces of Californian legislation that seek to address climate change are Assembly Bill 32 (“AB 32”) and Senate Bill 32 (“SB 32”). AB 32 required California to reduce its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions to the 1990 level by…

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Repurposing Ecolabels: Consumer Pressure as a Tool to Abate Human Rights Violations in International Fisheries

By Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is a law student at Berkeley and Articles Editor at Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Introduction In March of 2015, the Associated Press (AP) published AP Investigation: Slaves May Have Caught the Fish You Bought.[1] It was the first in a series of articles the AP would publish over the next eighteen months detailing the squalor and oppression faced daily…

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ELRS Post: Week of 4/17/17

This week’s post, Navigating with an Ocean Liner: The Clean Water Rule, Trump’s Executive Order, and the Future of “Waters of the United States,“ was written by Kacy Manahan, a clinical student at Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School and the 2017–2018 Symposium Editor for Environmental Law. She may be reached at kmanahan@lclark.edu. Read the post here.

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Navigating with an Ocean Liner: The Clean Water Rule, Trump’s Executive Order, and the Future of “Waters of the United States”

By Kacy Manahan Kacy Manahan is a 3L at Lewis & Clark School of Law and Symposium Editor of Environmental Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. I. Introduction The scope of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction has been controversial throughout the statute’s history. Reconciling the extent of Congress’ Commerce Clause authority with the reality of vast hydrological connections across the United States has been an unenviable task…

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Funding Adaptation: Financing Resiliency Through Sea Level Derivatives

By Sevren Gourley Sevren Gourley is a 3L at the University of Virginia School of Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. Read the original here and leave a comment. Coastal municipalities are struggling to address the uncertain future risks created by sea level rise. Conventional models of ex ante protection and ex post relief are both too costly…

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