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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.

Enhancing biodiversity on working agricultural lands through environmental mitigation and offsets: Opportunities in Australia and the United States

Matthew Roach* [ Click Here to Comment ][ Download PDF ] Australian agencies have extensive experience managing working agricultural lands to enhance biodiversity. State and Commonwealth agencies are increasingly using environmental offsets as a tool to manage the impacts of development. However, working agricultural lands are generally not considered a source of potential environmental offsets,

Applying Stakeholder Theory to Utility Regulation

Inara Scott* [ Click Here to Comment ][  Download PDF ] Many in the energy sector have called for a transformation of the traditional utility model to accommodate developments in distributed generation, address declining utility financial returns, and facilitate a transition to a low-carbon future.[1] These proponents envision this transformation in a number of ways.

Jan 26, 2015

Preservation Is a Flawed Mitigation Strategy

Jessica Owley* [ Click Here to Comment ][   Download PDF ]   Introduction The objective of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters. To help achieve that objective, the Act limits the ability to dredge or fill a wetland. To do so, one

Jan 16, 2015