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2014 Symposium: Marine Planning

By: Spencer Piatt The Marine Planning panel, moderated by Cymie Payne, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law, provided insight into marine planning by comparing the varying approaches of the United States, the State of Oregon, and Canada. Marine planning, which has been described as “a tool developed from the bottom up… Continue reading 2014 Symposium: Marine Planning

2014 Symposium: Climate Change Planning

By: Ian Kaplan  Climate change impacts every corner of Federal Land Management, so this panel had plenty to talk about. The panel was moderated by Anne Finken, the Deputy Associate Director for Regulatory Policy at the CEQ. Alice Hill, of the National Security Council, set the stage for the discussion by mapping out the current… Continue reading 2014 Symposium: Climate Change Planning

2014 Symposium: Wildlife Planning / Endangered Species Act

By: Michael Campbell On March 13th, the 2014 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium hosted an esteemed panel of experts covering topics related to wildlife planning and the Endangered Species Act. The panel was moderated by Lawrence Liebesman, a partner at Holland and Knight.  Mr. Dale Goble, Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of… Continue reading 2014 Symposium: Wildlife Planning / Endangered Species Act

2014 Symposium: Introductory Panel

By: Lindsay Hall The Introductory Panel to the Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium built off of the powerful and comprehensive presentation from Lois Schiffer, the General Counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The prominent first panel, moderated by GW’s own Professor Robert Glicksman, was comprised of Jay Jensen, the Associate Director of Land… Continue reading 2014 Symposium: Introductory Panel

2014 Symposium: Opening Address

By: Gillian Wener The opening presentation of the 2014 Shapiro Symposium introduced the framework and connective threads for the diverse lineup of panels dealing with this year’s theme “The Role of Planning in Federal Land Management.” Lois Schiffer, presently General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, introduced the major statutes that impact the… Continue reading 2014 Symposium: Opening Address

Solving the Goldilocks Problem: A Market Based Proposal for a More Efficient Feed-in Tariff in Japan

By: Caleb Rosenberg, Article Editor  During the midday hours of May 25, 2012, Germany accomplished an impossible task: nearly fifty-percent of the energy generated in the country came from solar power.[1] Humming along at twenty-two gigawatts, Germany’s solar power plants pumped out electricity with the force of twenty nuclear power stations.[2] Germany’s stunning achievement came… Continue reading Solving the Goldilocks Problem: A Market Based Proposal for a More Efficient Feed-in Tariff in Japan

The Hidden Environmental Impacts of Photovoltaic Panels

By: Adam S. Carlesco, Associate It is an undeniable fact that renewable sources of energy have been rising tremendously over the past decade and are continuing to grow with nearly one in three new power projects being renewable in nature.[1] While wind energy is leading the pack of renewable technology, solar energy has seen a… Continue reading The Hidden Environmental Impacts of Photovoltaic Panels

Recent Decisions Affecting EPA’s Ability to Enforce PSD/NSR Violations

By: Claire Brown, Associate Recent decisions by the Court of Appeals for the Third, United States v. EME Homer City[1] and Seventh, United States v. Midwest Generation,[2] Circuits are the newest additions to the growing body of case law concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement power under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant… Continue reading Recent Decisions Affecting EPA’s Ability to Enforce PSD/NSR Violations

The Red River Compact: State Sovereignty and Water Interdependence

By: Katryn Hurtado, Associate Interstate compacts regarding water allocation could face increasing scrutiny since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Hermann this June.[1] Tarrant resolved a longstanding dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over cross-border rights to the Red River and its tributaries under the Red River Compact of 1980.[2]… Continue reading The Red River Compact: State Sovereignty and Water Interdependence

Wirikuta: Birthplace of the Sun and the Corporate Moral Imperative?

By: James Hudson, Managing Editor Deep within the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of central western Mexico—an arid region of the vast country’s interior—a ferocious, grass-roots battle to preserve the ancestral home of the Huichol Indians from the illegal silver mining operations of North American companies rages with abandon.[1] The Huichol people have for centuries… Continue reading Wirikuta: Birthplace of the Sun and the Corporate Moral Imperative?