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State and Local Control of Federal Lands: New Developments in the Transfer of Federal Lands Movement

The history of federal public lands is one of national interests, not those of any particular state or county government. It was the federal government, not western states, that acquired these lands through “purchase or conquest.” After an early period of federal land sales and disposals, much of the public lands

Opportunities to Address Climate Change in the Next Farm Bill

  Sara Dewey,[2] Liz Hanson,[3] & Claire Horan[4] This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS). Original article can be found here. Introduction The Farm Bill affects nearly every aspect of agriculture and forestry in the United States. Therefore, its next reauthorization offers an important opportunity to better manage the risks of climate

The Legislative History of the National Park Service’s Conservation and Nonimpairment Mandate

Caitlin Brown Caitlin Brown is a 3L at Berkeley Law and Co-Editor in Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).   Introduction The National Park Service manages over 84 million acres of land divided between 413 different sites, and in 2015 alone, served 307.2 million visitors.[1]

 Pipelines, Protests and General Permits

 Samantha L. Varsalona Samantha Varsalona is a 2L at Georgetown University Law Center and Staff Member of Georgetown Environmental Law Review. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate (ELRS).  Abstract The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has become a contentious topic in recent months. The controversy centers around Dakota Access, LLC[1], a subsidiary