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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.
Matthew Thurlow* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update, January 2, 2013, below >>> Sulfuric acid mist, also known as H2SO4 or SO3, is one of the least publicized air pollutants associated with emissions from coal-fired power plants. Long overshadowed by nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide, sulfuric acid
Jennifer Barnette* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Geographical indications (GIs) are a type of intellectual property right associated with place-based names. GIs are used to identify products that come from certain regions and have particular characteristics that indicate the product’s quality or reputation (e.g. “Champagne,” “Roquefort”). While GIs are protected by
Nell Green Nylen, Elisabeth Long, Mary Loum, Heather Welles, Dan Carlin, Brynn Cook, and Sage Adams* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] <<< See Update 1, November 29, 2012, Below >>> <<< See Update 2, December 10, 2012, Below >>> Introduction and Background Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) runs a commercial shellfish
Rachel Degenhardt* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Hydraulic fracturing is a process whereby chemical additives, sand, and water are pumped into underground source rocks at high pressures in order to release natural gas and oil for fuel production. There are a number of potential environmental impacts associated with this process, including