Environmental Law

A journal investigating issues of environment law and policy on a local, national and international level.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer

A Case Study on Successes and Failures in Challenging Logging Activities with Adverse Cumulative Effects on Fish and Wildlife
Last year the Ninth Circuit decided Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, Inc. v. National Marine Fisheries Service (PCFFA), affirming the mandate of the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP) to protect salmonid habitat at multiple scales....
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Case Summaries
I. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY A. Clean Air Act 1. Hail v. Norton, 266 F.3d 969 (9th Cir. 2001), infra Part V.B. 2. Hall v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 273 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2001). Robert Hall petitioned a decision by the...
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Clear the Air
Charles C. Mann and Mark L. Plummer respond to Footnote 65 of Zygmunt Plater's Essay Law and the Fourth Estate: Endangered Nature, the Press, and the Dicey Game of Democratic Governance, 32 Envtl. L. 1 (2002) To the Editor: Although we were pleased...
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The Continuing Violations Doctrine and the Clean Water Act: Untenable Solutions and a Need for Reform
The Clean Water Act serves as the primary tool for wetland protection. While the purpose of the Act is to restore the integrity of the nation's waters, illegal wetland fill activities that occurred in the past potentially lie beyond the reach of...
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The Tulare Case: Water Rights, the Endangered Species Act, and the Fifth Amendment
The Article discusses the recent United States Court of Federal Claims' decision in Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District v. United States. Tulare is the first published court decision holding that efforts to protect species under the Endangered...
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