Approved traditions and environmental components in water regulation

Gonzalo Rodriguez not too way back posted “Defending Inland Waterways: From the Institutes of Gaius to Magna Carta”. The abstract: No single concern has had a additional necessary affect on the ebbs and flows of historic previous than water. Water creates civilizations, and water brings them to extinction. Even in …

Baltimore’s sewers

Yesterday’s This Day in Water Historic previous had the subsequent (apparently initially from proper right here): Baltimore was one in every of many remaining most important cities on the east coast to assemble an accurate sewer system. The Metropolis’s lack of capability to place in sanitary sewers until 1915 tarnished …

Environmental laws and the 1970s

Keith Hirokawa simply these days posted “Contextualizing the Roots of Environmental Regulation”. The abstract: This evaluation of Karl Boyd Brooks, Sooner than Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Regulation, 1945–1970 (2009), considers an attempt to clarify the laws’s “environmental historic previous” by means of a narrative account of incrementalism. …

Love Canal, CERCLA, and deregulation

This previous summer season H-Surroundings revealed a Roundtable Evaluation of Richard Newman's Love Canal: A Poisonous Historical past from Colonial Instances to the Current (OUP, 2016). An excerpt from Stephanie Malin's contribution: Whereas the Superfund Act [CERCLA] resulted from nationwide consciousness of Love Canal, and although Newman focuses on the …

Inter-imperial riparian regulation III: American sources of French-Canadian water regulation

Persevering with the place yesterday's publish left off: Canada’s broad St. Lawrence River and its tributaries have been the websites of intensive water use within the mid-nineteenth century. They served as fishing grounds, highways for water craft, conduits for floating logs and sources of energy for each conventional grist mills …

California Air Assets Board’s 50th anniversary

From Authorized Planet: On Friday, January 19, 2018, the College of California, Davis, will host a serious convention commemorating the California Air Assets Board’s 50th anniversary.  The convention represents a three-way partnership between UCD College of Legislation’s California Environmental Legislation and Coverage Middle, UCD’s Institute for Transportation Research and CARB. …

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. …