Gregory E. Wannier* [ Clck Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction In 2009, the House of Representatives, responding to rising concerns over anthropogenic contributions to climate change, passed the first major piece of climate legislation in U.S. history. This bill, the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACESA), would cap U.S.
Richard M. Frank* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction The California legislature’s major, substantive achievement of 2009 was the passage of a five-bill package designed to address the multiple ills that have befallen the California Delta and compromised statewide water policy. The bills were signed into law with great fanfare by
Matt Vespa * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ][ download Errata ] Introduction After years of inaction, the possibility of substantive federal and international climate policy is finally in sight. With so much time already squandered, insufficient action today will foreclose the ability to prevent catastrophe tomorrow. If we are to avoid saddling
Eric Biber, Holly Doremus, Dan Farber, Rick Frank, and Joseph Sax * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Federally-owned and managed public lands occupy approximately thirty percent of the land area of the United States, and anywhere from forty-five percent to over eighty percent of the land area of many of the states