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Authorized traditions and environmental elements in water regulation

Gonzalo Rodriguez not too long ago posted “Defending Inland Waterways: From the Institutes of Gaius to Magna Carta”. The summary: No single issue has had a extra important impact on the ebbs and flows of historical past than water. Water creates civilizations, and water brings them to extinction. Even at the moment, 1000’s of years after we realized to harness the ability of water, we proceed to wrestle in figuring out the way to prioritize…

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Convention report: CARB’s 50th Anniversary

UC Davis lately hosted a convention marking the 50th anniversary of the California Air Sources Board. Richard Frank studies at Authorized Planet: CARB convened for the primary time in January 1968, following enabling laws prompted by the continual, crippling smog that enveloped Southern California, its residents and financial system within the 1950’s and `60’s.  The Board rapidly turned a nationwide and worldwide chief in air air pollution regulatory technique and air pollution management applied sciences for…

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London’s smoke regulation

The Courtroom of Aldermen and Widespread Council of the Metropolis of London (1780) Final week's Opinions in Historical past posted a overview by Elly Robson of William Cavert's The Smoke of London: Power and Setting within the Early Fashionable Metropolis (Cambridge UP, 2016, just lately out in paperback). (For an earlier overview see right here.) From the overview: Cavert is especially sturdy on the advanced function of political and authorized establishments – each native and nationwide – in…

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Property in whales

Angela Fernandez just lately revealed a evaluation of Robert Deal's The Legislation of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Decision, Property Legislation, and American Whalers, 1780-1880 (Cambridge UP, 2016) at JOTWELL. There's so much here–on the environmental background of regulation, on effectivity and equity, on the relation between regulation on the books and regulation in motion, and extra. Some highlights: Cooperation was additionally vital not simply to the survival but in addition the success of a voyage.…

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Water rights II – Programs of property rights in water

(Persevering with the sequence on water rights – the primary installment was right here.) Property in water takes an awesome number of kinds. Many international locations’ legal guidelines state that every one water is the property of the general public or the state (Trelease, 1957; Cumyn, 2007; Solar, 2009; Schorr, 2013). Most civil legislation international locations, following Roman legislation, distinguish between private and non-private waters. The “absolute dominion” rule of the widespread legislation, nonetheless in…

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500th publish – Historic evaluation in environmental regulation

That is the 500th publish on this weblog! Although I’ve simply completed a collection primarily based on an article of mine, this looks like pretty much as good a possibility as any to say a brand new piece I simply posted, “Historic Evaluation in Environmental Regulation”, forthcoming within the Oxford Handbook of Historic Authorized Analysis. It is significantly applicable for this event, as engaged on this weblog was extraordinarily useful to me each in getting a…

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Seashore entry and American conservatism

Bixby Creek Bridge close to Massive Sur, California(Invoice Lane Middle for the American West) The difficulty of public seaside entry has performed a significant position within the historical past of environmental regulation (see, e.g., right here, right here, and right here). It additionally could also be chargeable for a few of the backlash in opposition to environmental regulation. Final 12 months the Journal of Coverage Historical past revealed Jefferson Decker's "Pacific Views: Property Rights, the…

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Royal forests in Poland and Lithuania

Title web page of Jan Kochanowski’s Satyr albo dziki mąż (1564), a political satire in verse that criticized forest exploitation.(Nationwide Digital Library Polona, from the article) Forest regulation continues to supply grist for scholarship. October’s Environmental Historical past printed, alongside an article on early Chinese language forest regulation, Mateusz Falkowski’s “Worry and Abundance: Reshaping of Royal Forests in Sixteenth-Century Poland and Lithuania”. The summary: This text analyzes new restrictive forest laws introduced by king Sigismund Augustus (d.…

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