The Santa Barbara oil spill

Richard Frank posted yesterday at Authorized Planet on the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara oil spill. Some excerpts: In some ways, nonetheless, the January 1969 Santa Barbara spill stays essentially the most consequential and transformative environmental catastrophe in American historical past.  That’s true for a number of associated causes.  …

Tendencies in environmental treaty-making

Authorized Planet not too long ago talked about the College of Oregon’s Worldwide Environmental Agreements Database Mission. The undertaking has a ton of knowledge on environmental treaties, together with lists of treaties by date, topic, and lineage; a library of historic paperwork on marine mammal safety; and extra. The graph …

Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Faith

Regulation and Historical past Evaluation not too long ago carried a evaluate by Jaakko Husa of John Haley’s Regulation’s Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Faith (Edward Elgar, 2016). From the evaluate: On this terribly sweeping quantity, Haley analyzes and discusses how sure authorized and political techniques traditionally developed in various …

Savagery, civilization, and property VI: Conclusion

Within the final publish we checked out how stadial thought reached trendy commons thought by means of the worlds of colonial improvement and conservationism. This publish concludes the collection. I’ve argued on this collection of posts that numerous strands of recent commons idea, although based mostly, as properly, on novel …

The interaction of case legislation and rules

Dave Owen posted had this fascinating thought this week at Environmental Regulation Prof Weblog, relating to a latest dialogue on canonical environmental legislation instances: The concept of a canonical environmental legislation case may be an oxymoron.  In spite of everything, with a number of constitutional legislation exceptions like Lujan, most traditional …

Public property and the rise of the person

Historic articles on the commons hold coming. Victorian Research lately printed an article by Daniel Stout, “Unusual Lands: Public Property and the Rise of the Particular person”. (I am glad to say that the article cites extensively from my “How Blackstone Grew to become a Blackstonian”.) The summary: This text examines …

Savagery, civilization, and property V: Colonial growth and Neo-Malthusian conservationism

In the final publish on this collection we noticed how Enlightenment-era stadial thought was handed on to trendy commons idea by way of the aboriginal property rights debate amongst twentieth-century ecologists. At the moment I'll focus on what I imagine two extra strains of affect. (The total article is right …

Local weather science, historical past, and the legislation

Invoice Kovarik not too long ago posted at “Environmental historical past timeline” on a lawsuit towards Exxon-Mobil, elevating some attention-grabbing questions. Some highlights: The lawsuit relies partly on an investigation by the Heart for Worldwide Environmental Legislation which accused Exxon-Mobil Oil Corp. of working to dismiss local weather change science …