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Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and moratoria in Longmont and Fort Collins. The state constitution of Colorado gives local governments home rule... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Environmental Law Prof's blog
Environmental Dispute Resolution ("EDR") is becoming an increasingly important part of the practice of environmental and natural resources law, but teaching resources suitable for one or two classes in a longer course have been a little difficult to come by. Until now, that is! The Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Environmental Law Prof's blog
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VARANASI -- We slip into the river at night, and with an easy stroke, our oarsman moves our boat across the chestnut waters of “Mother Ganga,” India’s Ganges River. Spiritual life in Varanasi (also called Benares) is a passion. Hindus all over India save their money for the chance to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Environmental Law Prof's blog
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I spent last Friday--the second anniversary of the BP Blowout--in the vast basement of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court building, shifting in my metal chair, ignoring the talk-show chatter from the flat screens, and keeping an eye on the red digit counter to know when my number was up.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Environmental Law Prof's blog
ICAP hosts first Native Hawaiian Symposium on Climate Change Community leaders from throughout the Hawaiian Islands gathered last week to discuss climate change impacts on Native Hawaiians and to begin identifying adaptation strategies. The Native Hawaiian Symposium on Climate Change, held on March 22 and 23 and facilitated by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Environmental Law Prof's blog
Welcome to the Relaunch of the Environmental Law Prof Blog! We are here to stimulate discussion and thought about the ever-growing and all-important field of environmental law. It is ever-growing because environmental law no longer just encompasses traditional pollution and natural resource management issues. It is about energy, climate, ecology,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Environmental Law Prof's blog