Environmental Law

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

Avoiding Dam Breaching through Offsite Mitigation: NMFS's 2000 Biological Opinion on Columbia Basin Hydroelectric Operations
I. INTRODUCTION For the past two decades saving Columbia River salmon has been at the top of the Northwest's, if not the nation's, natural resource agenda. Beginning with the enactment of the Northwest Power Act in 1980, (1) and continuing with...
Conspiring to Violate the Lacey Act
I. INTRODUCTION Despite being this nation's oldest wildlife protection statute, (1) the Lacey Act (2) exists in relative anonymity to the general public. Yet this Act is a valuable federal weapon against illegal wildlife trafficking. (3) Over...
Renewable Energy Sources for Development
I. INTRODUCTION Virtually every expert who has addressed the energy aspects of sustainable development has concluded that renewable resources should play a major role. Yet, while the use of these resources is growing rapidly in both developed...
State and Federal Command-and-Control Regulation of Emissions from Fossil-Fuel Electric Power Generating Plants
I. INTRODUCTION In 2001, the public was fed a steady diet of news stories concerning electrical energy shortages and escalating prices. California received the most attention after experiencing power blackouts, rationing, and staggering increases...
The Eagles of Deregulation: The Role of the Courts in a Restructured Environment
I. INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Hotel California... You can check out any time you like But you can never leave (1) The consumer in the Sunshine State has checked into the electric future suite at the Hotel California; it will be an...
The Great Experiment That Failed? Evaluating the Role of a "Committee of Scientists" as a Tool for Managing and Protecting Our Public Lands
One thing is certain: forestry officials will never again practice their profession without public involvement and support. If they fail to recognize the need for public acceptance of all they do on both public and private lands, they will I continue...
The Past and Future of Electricity Regulation
By 2006-2011, electricity will be purchased and sold in both wholesale and eligible retail markets by any willing creditworthy participant. Markets will clear with competitive prices. Competitive prices will function so as to ration...