Ecology Law Currents is the online-only publication of Ecology Law Quarterly, one of the nation’s most respected and widely read environmental law journals. Currents features short-form commentary and analysis on timely environmental law and policy issues.
Angela Haren Kelley* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] While droughts and water supply challenges have plagued California for decades, climate change will increase the strain on California’s water management system. Seawater desalination—the process of removing salt and other minerals from seawater—is often hailed as the solution to the state’s water supply
Yana Welinder[*] [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction Regulating pollution from stormwater that flows over structures and paved surfaces, collecting waste and sediments and ultimately spilling into rivers and oceans, can be a true “administrative nightmare.” However, on March 10, 2011, the Ninth Circuit clarified that, when stormwater pollution cannot be
Eva Lieberherr* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] “We can’t create water or increase the supply. We can only hold back and redistribute what there is.” In the last decade, the Deschutes River Basin in Central Oregon has faced growing urbanization, shifting water uses, and increasing ecosystem health concerns. This has led
Sarah Peterman* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction Confusion over what damages are recoverable as natural resource damages (NRD) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and other federal statutes abounds, giving credence to the oft-repeated phrase that “CERCLA is not a model of legislative clarity.”