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Property and water in Sasanian and early Islamic Iraq

Final August’s Surroundings and Historical past had an article by Michele Campopiano, “Cooperation and Non-public Enterprise in Water Administration in Iraq: Continuity and Change between the Sasanian and Early Islamic Durations (Sixth to Tenth Centuries)“. The article has loads on the property system of the Sasanians and its relationship to water administration. The summary: This text reveals that the administration of water assets in Late Sasanian and Early Islamic Iraq (sixth to tenth centuries advert) implied…

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Water regulation and apartheid

The most recent Water Historical past has an article by Johann Tempelhoff, “The Water Act, No. 54 of 1956 and the primary section of apartheid in South Africa (1948–1960)”. The summary: After the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910 the federal government division accountable for water governance, when it comes to the Irrigation and Conservation of Water Act, No. eight of 1912 glided by the identify of the Division of Irrigation. In 1956, when…

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The Pope, the Archbishop, and the Poet

(A bit of off the crushed path for this weblog, but–despite the title–not a joke.Because of Bruce Huber, John Langbein, and Shai Wozner for introducing me to the sources on this put up.) I. The PopeFinal yr I used to be lucky to be invited by Bruce Huber to take part in an amazing little convention on Pope Francis's encyclical on the setting, Laudato Si'. The convention and studying the encyclical acquired me desirous about the…

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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. Some excerpts: In the present day, the AFL-CIO lobbies Congress to go the Keystone XL pipeline whereas famous NASA local weather scientist James Hansen, one…

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Social justice and the historic improvement of water rights

Jill Robbie blogged this week on the College of Glasgow College of Legislation's weblog, exploring connections between her work on the historical past of Scottish water legislation (see her Personal Water Rights, 2015) and my very own on the historical past of the appropriation doctrine within the western US. Jill writes: In The Colorado Doctrine, David investigates the historic improvement of the prior appropriation doctrine of water rights, generally related to the western states of…

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Digital library IV: Bartolus’s Tractatus de fluminibus seu Tyberiadis

After starting the digital library of historic environmental regulation with works from the previous couple of hundred years, we return in time this week to the fourteenth century and the Tractatus de fluminibus seu Tyberiadis (1355, 1576 version (supply of the pictures on this put up) right here) of the good medieval Italian jurist Bartolus of Saxoferrato. As Bartolus defined firstly of the work, he was impressed to write down the ebook whereas on trip close to Perugia,…

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Labor unions and forest safety

The connections between working-class environmentalism and environmental legislation is an understudied theme that I've had event to focus on earlier than (e.g. right here and right here and in my forthcoming article on historic evaluation in environmental legislation). Final yr I famous that Erik Loomis gained an award for his article, "When Loggers Had been Inexperienced: Lumber, Labor, and Conservation, 1937-1948". Now Robert Partitions has a overview of Loomis's guide, Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific…

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Trying again on Lucas

Dan Farber not too long ago posted at Authorized Planet on the 35th anniversary of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Fee, "the high-water mark of the Supreme Courtroom’s growth of the takings clause, which makes it unconstitutional for the federal government to take non-public property with out compensation." (For an earlier submit on the case, see right here.) Farber writes: Lucas epitomized the late Justice Scalia’s campaign to restrict authorities regulation of property. The choice left environmentalists…

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Tort and environmental regulation

Douglas Kysar just lately posted "The Public Lifetime of Non-public Regulation: Tort Regulation as a Danger Regulation Mechanism", which, amongst different issues, takes situation with the supposed lack of ability of tort legislation to take care of complicated environmental points; or because the New York Court docket of Appeals put it within the main case of Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Co., "the judicial institution is neither geared up… nor ready to put down and implement an…

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