Forest laws and constitutional change

Rata forest on on Enderby Island Earlier this yr André Brett printed “A Sudden Fancy for Tree-Planting? Forest Conservation and the Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces” in Ambiance and Historic previous. The abstract: New Zealand gives a priceless case analysis of the connection between colonial statecraft and forest conservation. This textual content …

Water rights II – Packages of property rights in water

(Persevering with the sequence on water rights – the first installment was proper right here.) Property in water takes an superior variety of varieties. Many worldwide places’ authorized tips state that each one water is the property of most of the people or the state (Trelease, 1957; Cumyn, 2007; Photo …

Leaded

January’s Environmental Historic previous has a overview by Leif Fredrickson of Michael Mix’s Leaded: The Poisoning of Idaho’s Silver Valley (OSU Press, 2016). From the overview: The poisonous historic previous of the Bunker Hill Agency should be as well-known to environmental historians as a result of the Battle of Bunker Hill is to …

Private property in riparian rights methods

The issue of private property in water is a well-studied one, nevertheless usually throughout the context of methods based totally on appropriative rights. This Day in Water Historic previous reproduces a 1915 article from the Municipal Journal (I’m assuming it is not an April Fools joke) that reveals that riparian-rights methods, …

Conference report: CARB’s 50th Anniversary

UC Davis recently hosted a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the California Air Sources Board. Richard Frank research at Approved Planet: CARB convened for the first time in January 1968, following enabling legal guidelines prompted by the continuous, crippling smog that enveloped Southern California, its residents and monetary system throughout …

American regulation of water air air pollution

Water filtration plant at Lake Montebello, Maryland, 1915 This Day in Water Historic previous simply these days posted a Municipal Journal and Engineer article from 1909, "Stream Air air pollution in America", which surveys a lot of the state-level regulation of water air air pollution occurring on the time. The blogger …

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

After beginning the digital library of historic environmental regulation with works from the last few hundred years, we return in time this week to the fourteenth century and the Tractatus de fluminibus seu Tyberiadis (1355, 1576 model (provide of the images on this put up) proper right here) of the nice medieval Italian …

Explaining the Persistence of ‘Command-and-Administration’ in US Environmental Laws

That’s the title of a paper simply currently posted by Daniel Cole. The abstract: Economists and approved college students have acknowledged for a few years that “monetary units,” along with cap-and-trade regimes and effluent taxes, can reduce emissions at lower worth than command-and-control legal guidelines. However, the US system of …