Postwar America’s biggest environmentalist

Extra on working-class environmentalism and the regulation (see, most not too long ago, right here): Jacobin not too long ago ran a bit by Connor Kilpatrick claiming that "Postwar America’s biggest environmentalist was a labor chief". There's rather a lot right here additionally about politics, faith, local weather skepticism and extra. …

TVA and the Grass Roots

The Tennessee Valley Authority continues to offer environmental-legal historic previous. Now (as we realized from Licensed Historic previous Weblog and Licensed Concept Weblog) Atif Ansar has posted “The Future of Beliefs throughout the Precise World: A Prolonged View on Philip Selznick’s Fundamental on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)”. The abstract: Philip …

Enclosure in Israel and Palestine

In developments near residence, the newest concern of the New York Evaluate of Books has a overview by Raja Shehadeh of Gary Fields's Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historic Mirror (U. California Press, 2017). Some excerpts: Beginning within the mid-nineteenth century, a collection of authorized developments within the Ottoman Empire—which dominated Palestine till …

Historic Evaluation in Environmental Regulation V: What’s to be achieved? Police, public well being, statutory nuisances, planning and zoning, labor legislation, and literature

In the final publish in this sequence I urged wanting on the histories of commons regulation, forest legislation, and 'police' to raised perceive the historic roots of contemporary environmental legislation. Earlier than shifting on to notice a number of different related areas of historic legislation, I want to be aware that …

Fisheries litigation

Robin Kundis Craig and Catherine Danley not too long ago posted “Federal Fisheries Administration: A Quantitative Evaluation of Federal Fisheries Litigation Since 1976“. The summary: When Congress enacted the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Administration Act in 1976, it supposed the Act to function largely with out the courts. Certainly, for …

Social justice and the historic growth of water rights

Jill Robbie blogged this week on the College of Glasgow College of Regulation's weblog, exploring connections between her work on the historical past of Scottish water regulation (see her Non-public Water Rights, 2015) and my very own on the historical past of the appropriation doctrine within the western US. Jill …

The California ascendancy: Explaining world management in environmental regulation and coverage

[A guest book review from Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith:] Within the latest addition to the Research in American Politics collection from Princeton College Press, David Vogel in California Greenin’: How the Golden State Grew to become an Environmental Chief (Princeton UP, 2018) asks how it’s that California has had such success in defending its …

Race and public lands

A current concern of Atmosphere and Historical past has an article connecting problems with conservation and race, Harald Witt’s “Indigenous Timber and Forests: Contradictions, Battle and Conservation in Natal and Zululand (1900–1960)”. The summary: On the flip of the nineteenth century, it was estimated that nine-tenths of the recognized forests in Natal …