Environmental Law

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Winter

Challenges in China's Natural Resources Conservation & Biodiversity Legislation
I. INTRODUCTION II. BIODIVERSITY LEGISLATION IN CHINA A. Ecosystem Protection and Conservation B. Nature Reserves Management Tools C. Resource Use And Protection III. CHALLENGES FACING EXISTING LEGISLATION A. Ecological Values ...
Coming to Terms with Wilderness: The Wilderness Act and the Problem of Wildlife Restoration
I. INTRODUCTION II. RECENT ECOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN WILDERNESS AREAS FOR PURPOSES OF WILDLIFE RESTORATION A. Restoration of Bighorn Sheep in the Kofa Wilderness B. Tracking of Gray Wolves in the River of No Return Wilderness C. Restoration...
Frayed Seams in the "Patchwork Quilt" of American Federalism: An Empirical Analysis of Invasive Plant Species Regulation
I. INTRODUCTION A. Federal Laws B. State Laws II. AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF INVASIVE PLANT REGULATION A. Differentiating 'Noxious" and "Invasive Plants". 1. Fidelity 2. Latency 3. Interpreting the Results for Fidelity and...
Monumental Seascape Modification under the Antiquities Act
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORY OF MARINE SANCTUARY DESIGNATIONS A. Genesis: 1972-1981 B. Arrested Development: 1981-1989 C. Legislative Revival and Consolidation: 1989-1995 D. Wavering Protection Beneath the Waves: 1995-2012 III. THE NATIONAL MARINE...
Putting a Price on Whales to Save Them: What Do Morals Have to Do with It?
********** "Environmental law needs ethics because it is blind without values." (1) This Essay focuses on a commentary published in the journal Nature by a professor of natural resource economics at the University of California's Bren School...
SEED: Sustainable Environmental and Economic Development - a Call to Incorporate Verifiable Sustainability Ratings into NEPA Reviews
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE NEPA FRAMEWORK A. NEPA and CEQ B. The Environmental Review Process 1. Federal Action Threshold 2. Lead Agency and Cooperating Agencies 3. Categorical Exclusions 4. Environmental Assessments ...