Water regulation in Star Chamber

‘A plotte of the landes about Ashebourne’, Derbyshire. 1556–1557 (Folger Shakespeare Library) One subject of English water-law historic previous is the dearth of reported water circumstances predating the nineteenth century. Fortunately youthful historians are doing good work in digging up archival documentation of water litigation. We heard a few years …

Approved change and geography of the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence system

The Canadian Geographer these days printed Jamie Benidickson’s “From boundary waters to watersheds: Approved change and the geography of the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence system” (resulting from Canadian Approved Historic previous weblog for noting it). The abstract: It is acceptable to acknowledge an evolving approved and institutional perspective on the Good Lakes-St. Lawrence …

Social justice and the historic enchancment of water rights

Jill Robbie blogged this week on the School of Glasgow School of Laws's weblog, exploring connections between her work on the historic previous of Scottish water laws (see her Private Water Rights, 2015) and my very personal on the historic previous of the appropriation doctrine throughout the western US. Jill …

Digital Library VII: The Authorized pointers Referring to Salmon Fisheries in Good Britain (1866)

This week’s addition to the digital library of historic environmental regulation is Thomas Baker’s The Authorized pointers Referring to Salmon Fisheries in Good Britain, printed in London by Horace Cox in 1866. Baker, the title net web page tells us, was a barrister of the Inside Temple and the Salmon Fisheries …

Environmental originalism

Over at Licensed Planet Dan Farber not too way back blogged on “The Actuality About Environmental Originalism”. Farber writes: Scott Pruitt has taken to talking about environmental originalism – going once more to the distinctive intent of our environmental authorized pointers. Nonetheless he’s obtained the distinctive intent totally backwards. The …

Environmental racism, American exceptionalism, and Chilly Battle human rights

OAS headquarters in Washington Carmen Gonzalez these days posted “Environmental Racism, American Exceptionalism, and Chilly Battle Human Rights”. The abstract: Environmental justice college students and activists coined the phrases “environmental racism” to elucidate the disproportionate focus of environmental hazards in neighborhoods populated by racial and ethnic minorities. Having exhausted residence …