Volume 32, Number 1

Articles

Why Changing Norms is a More Just Solution to the Failed International Regulatory Regime to Protect Whales Than a Trading Program in Whale Shares

Hope M. Babcock, Georgetown University Law Center

For the present quarrel is so inflamed by the warm heads of either faction, and the pretensions somewhere or other so exorbitant, as not to admit the least overtures of accommodation.[1] Read more about Why Changing Norms is a More Just Solution to the Failed International Regulatory Regime to Protect Whales Than a Trading Program in Whale Shares

  • March 2013
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The Role of the Judge in ESA Implementation: District Judge James Redden and the Columbia Basin Salmon Saga

Michael C. Blumm, Lewis & Clark Law School
Aurora Paulsen, J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School

After rejecting three federal biological opinions (BiOps) for favoring federal Columbia Basin hydroelectric operations over salmon protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Judge James A. Redden has retired, passing oversight of the litigation to a new federal judge. This complex case, which concerns the accommodations the world’s largest hydropower system must give to the region’s signature natural resource, has now spanned nearly twenty years and five different BiOps. Read more about The Role of the Judge in ESA Implementation: District Judge James Redden and the Columbia Basin Salmon Saga

  • March 2013
  • 32 Stan.Envtl.L.J. 87
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"Not Supported By Current Science": The National Forest Management Act and the Lessons of Environmental Monitoring for the Future of Public Resources Management

Ryan P. Kelly, Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions
Margaret R. Caldwell, Stanford University

Environmental monitoring presents a fundamental challenge. How should we measure a complex system with enough specificity to be accurate, but with enough generality to be useful? From this central challenge flow related difficulties; for example, tracking the environmental impacts of a particular development or management decision, or embedding methods of analysis in a regulatory framework. Read more about "Not Supported By Current Science": The National Forest Management Act and the Lessons of Environmental Monitoring for the Future of Public Resources Management

  • March 2013
  • 32 Stan.Envtl.L.J. 151
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