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When a Disaster Is Not a “Disaster” and Why that Title Matters for Flint

Helen Marie Berg  Helen Marie Berg is a student at The University of Michigan Law School and is a general member of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. In January 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appealed to the federal government for a $96

Mar 31, 2016

Clean Power Planning: Unlike with Obamacare, States are Preparing for Clean Power Plan Compliance Even as they Fight it in the Courts

Jennifer Golinsky Jennifer Golinsky is on the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. This post is part of the Environmental Law Review Syndicate. When the EPA released its draft of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June 2014,[1] commentators were quick to draw comparisons[2] to Obamacare (i.e., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hereinafter the ACA).[3]

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

Damages from Pesticide Spray Drift under Trespass Law

Terence J. Centner* [ Click Here to Comment ][ download PDF ] Introduction In today’s world, millions of people lack access to sufficient quantities of food to meet recommended dietary needs.[1] As the world’s population grows, global demand only increases for food and fiber.[2] These shortages are occurring despite significant increases in the production of