UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy is a magazine specializing in Law topics.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Winter

A Colorado Perspective: The New Energy Economy
I. INTRODUCTION II. AGRICULTURAL SEQUESTRATION III. RENEWABLE ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES A. Renewable Energy B. Efficiency Measures IV. FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRICITY GENERATION A. Existing Coal Plants B. Clean Coal ...
California's Climate Change Program: Lessons for the Nation
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE IMPERATIVE OF STATE CLIMATE ACTION A. Exercise of a State's Police Powers to Protect Public Health and Its Natural Resources B. Exercise of the State's Policy Prerogative: Laboratory of Democracy ...
Challenges and Opportunities for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the State, Regional and Local Level
ABSTRACT Addressing climate change is one of the great challenges of our age. While the current president has signaled that this will be a top priority under his administration, previous administrations have not pursued a comprehensive regulatory...
Climate Change Action in Arizona
I. BACKGROUND II. CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN ARIZONA III. EXECUTIVE ORDER 2005-02 AND THE CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY GROUP IV. EXECUTIVE ORDER 2006-13 V. ARIZONA'S CLEAN CAR GHG STANDARDS VI. ARIZONA'S RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD ...
Climate Change Action in Connecticut: Linking Energy, the Environment and the Economy
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND III. CONNECTICUT'S SUCCESS WITH THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE (RGGI). A. RGGI Is Different From Other Environmental Programs B. RGGI Sector Expansion C. Challenges and Opportunities ...
Constitutional Implications of Regional C(O.Sub.2) Cap-and-Trade Programs: The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a Case in Point
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE RGGI III. PREEMPTION IV. COMPACT CLAUSE V. THE DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE A. Offsets B. Leakage VI. CONCLUSION I. INTRODUCTION For eight years the Bush administration avoided addressing global warming,...
Foreword
As an alumnus of the UCLA School of Law and a Board member of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, I am especially pleased to highlight our law school's role as a leader in legal scholarship on climate change law and policy. ...
Massachusetts Takes on Climate Change
I. INTRODUCTION II. A CHANGE IN THINKING: INTEGRATING ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE SAME SECRETARIAT III. MASSACHUSETTS' ACTIONS TO REDUCE GHG EMISSIONS AND INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY: NEW LEGISLATION A. Green Communities...
Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal: The Constitution and the Cost of Regional Cap-and-Trade Market Linkage
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE CURRENT STATUS OF CALIFORNIA'S CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM III. THE BASICS OF LINKAGE IV. THE BENEFITS AND COSTS OF LINKAGE A. Benefits of Linkage B. Costs of Linkage 1. Costs Associated With Any Linkage ...
SB 375: Promise, Compromise and the New Urban Landscape
I. INTRODUCTION II. TRANSPORTATION, LAND USE AND GLOBAL WARMING III. THE SMART GROWTH PEDIGREE: THE SLOW GROWTH MOVEMENT, AB 857 AND THE SACOG BLUEPRINT A. The Slow Growth Movement B. AB 857 C. The SACOG Blueprint IV....
The Changing Climate of Cooperative Federalism: The Dynamic Role of the States in a National Strategy to Combat Climate Change
I. INTRODUCTION II. CLIMATE CHANGE: A GLOBAL AND LOCAL PROBLEM WITH GLOBAL AND LOCAL SOLUTIONS A. State and Local Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Can Have State- and Local-Specific Benefits B. Uneven Emissions...
The Essential Role of State Enforcement in the Brave New World of Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTION EFFORT REQUIRES THE FULL PANOPLY OF ENFORCEMENT TOOLS III. THE CAP-AND-TRADE MARKET POSES SIGNIFICANT ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGES IV. CALIFORNIA'S...
The Role of Illinois and the Midwest in Responding to the Challenges of Climate Change
In July and September 2007, the Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group (ICCAG) with a diverse membership of thirty-nine, voted to recommend twenty-four strategies that professional air modeling had indicated would achieve a goal of reducing greenhouse...