Sooner than Trump

At current’s “This Day in Water Historic previous” has this: Judson Harmon, c. 1912 June 11, 1895: First day of tenure of Judson Harmon as U.S. Authorized skilled Frequent. “Harmon issued primarily probably the most categorical assertion of what turned known as the American doctrine of absolute sovereignty, that “the …

The legality and legitimacy of Japanese whaling – Half II

[Second and remaining part of a customer submit by Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith – Half I is correct right here.] The second degree to take away from Arch’s information is that when organized whaling turned established in early stylish Japan, beneath the watchful eye of domainal lords (daimyo), who might resolve who had …

The availability of disenfranchisement for rural Individuals

Slate’s Issac Chotiner currently interviewed Eliza Griswold on her new e-book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America (Macmillan, 2018). Inside the interview (and presumably the e-book) Griswold reveals a strong historic sensibility regarding the legal-environmental roots of some of America’s (and due to this fact the world’s) current …

The roots of Ostrom’s commons work

Persevering with the sequence on “The Tragedy of the Commons at 50” (the ultimate submit is proper right here), Fabien Locher’s “Historicizing Elinor Ostrom: Metropolis Politics, Worldwide Enchancment and Expertise throughout the U.S. Context (1970-1990)”., affords fascinating historic context for the work of Ostrom and the large physique of commons …

FDR and the environment

The Journal of Land Use and Environmental Laws these days revealed an extended overview by Michael Blumm of Douglas Brinkley’s Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (HarperCollins, 2016). The abstract: Douglas Brinkley, biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and his environmental legacy, has produced a sequel on his distant cousin, Franklin …

Security for polluters

“Roast Yard no. 2” in Copper Cliff (c. 1903), providing an excellent suggestion of the harm the heap roasting inflicted on the native setting (Metropolis of Bigger Sudbury Heritage Images, Copper Cliff Museum Assortment, CC0115) Mark Kuhlberg and Scott Miller not too way back printed "'Security to the Sulphur-Smoke Tort-feasors': …

Goodbye Abbey, hey intersectional environmentalism

Sarah Krakoff currently posted an important sort out Edward Abbey on Environmental Regulation Prof Weblog. Some highlights: Abbey’s love-letters to Utah’s red-rock nation spawned generations of canyoneering backpackers, and nonetheless perform the middle of aesthetic and political defenses of desert wilderness. Ever since, Abbey has been attacked and defended. Was …

The Powell memo

The website online for the book The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Setting from Nixon to Trump by James Morton Turner and Andrew C. Isenberg (Harvard UP, 2018) contains a fluctuate of fascinating main sources on the topic. Amongst them is a pdf of a 1971 memo by Lewis Powell …

Cronon and commodification

Andy Seal at US Psychological Historic previous Weblog posted an fascinating piece on William Cronon's terribly influential Nature's Metropolis (1991) earlier this week. It's a rich piece, masking a complete lot of topics, nonetheless it's his dialogue of Cronon and commodification that I believed notably associated for these of us inside the intersection …

Regulation and illustration in Commissions of Sewers

The English Commissions of Sewers keep a fertile provide of scholarship (for earlier posts see, e.g., proper right here and proper right here.) Ultimate 12 months Environment and Historic previous printed John Emrys Morgan’s “The Micro-Politics of Water Administration in Early Stylish England: Regulation and Illustration in Commissions of Sewers”. The abstract: …