The California ascendancy: Explaining world management in environmental regulation and coverage

[A guest book review from Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith:] Within the latest addition to the Research in American Politics collection from Princeton College Press, David Vogel in California Greenin’: How the Golden State Grew to become an Environmental Chief (Princeton UP, 2018) asks how it’s that California has had such success in defending its …

Race and public lands

A current concern of Atmosphere and Historical past has an article connecting problems with conservation and race, Harald Witt’s “Indigenous Timber and Forests: Contradictions, Battle and Conservation in Natal and Zululand (1900–1960)”. The summary: On the flip of the nineteenth century, it was estimated that nine-tenths of the recognized forests in Natal …

Historic evaluation in environmental regulation VI: What’s at stake

Within the final couple of posts in this collection I advised a number of instructions of inquiry for uncovering the historical past of environmental regulation. On this remaining submit within the collection, I want to tentatively provide some ideas on why the historic exploration of environmental regulation issues. To begin with, …

Indian water rights, federal water rights, and state courts

Ed Mendoza of the Gila River Indian Neighborhood, Arizona (photograph: Monica Almeida/NYT) Dylan Hedden-Properly not too long ago posted “The Legislative Historical past of the McCarran Modification: An Effort to Decide Whether or not Congress Meant for State Courtroom Jurisdiction to Prolong to Indian Reserved Water Rights”, revealed in Environmental Legislation. …

Transboundary governance

Murray Clamen and Daniel Macfarlane simply these days posted “The Worldwide Joint Charge, Water Ranges, and Transboundary Governance inside the Good Lakes”. The abstract: This textual content provides a historic background of the evolution of transboundary water governance and environmental diplomacy inside the Good Lakes–St. Lawrence basin, with a give …

Placing the Trump environmental transition in perspective

William Ruckelshaus, the primary time round Following right this moment’s put up by Craig Oren on precedents from the Reagan period for Trump’s plans to roll again environmental regulation (on which see additionally William Ruckelshaus’s piece from yesterday’s NY Instances), I am additionally re-posting an fascinating name initially posted on H-Atmosphere: …

Canadian water regulation

The McGill Journal of Sustainable Improvement Legislation not too long ago revealed an article by Jamie Benidickson, “The Evolution of Canadian Water Legislation and Coverage: Securing Protected and Sustainable Abundance”. The summary: Canadian water regulation has advanced over an prolonged time frame as a posh combination of federal and provincial …