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Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Faculty Scholarship 2014-15

May 12, 2015

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law faculty published an amazing array of articles and books in the 2014-15 academic year. Topics included everything from an essay on “The Risks of Opting Out of the Clean Power Plan for Western States” to an article on “The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad “. Check out the entire list below.

 

Michael C. Blumm and Lang, Andrea, Shared Sovereignty: The Role of Expert Agencies in Environmental Law (February 13, 2015). Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2015; Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-8. Available at SSRN:http://ssrn.com/abstract=2564716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2564716

 

Michael C. Blumm and Mering, Elisabeth D, Wetland Permit Vetoes Under the Clean Water Act: Inter-Federal Agency Controversy and Reform (January 22, 2015). U.C.L.A. Environmental Law and Policy Journal, vol. 33 no. 2, 2015. Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-1. Available at SSRN:http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554179 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2554179

 

Michael C. Blumm and Schaffer, Lynn S, The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad (January 23, 2015). Environmental Law, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2015; Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-3. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554614

 

Michael C. Blumm and Schaffer, Lynn S, The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: A Law Professors’ Amicus Brief (November 6, 2014). Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-18. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2518260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2518260

 

Michael C. Blumm , The Public Trust Doctrine and Public Access to an Allegedly Private Navigable Lake: A Law Professors’ Amicus Brief (February 10, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2563331 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2563331

 

Michael C. Blumm, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW: PRIVATE RIGHTS and the PUBLIC INTEREST, West Publishing (2015) (co-authored with Eric T. Freyfogle and Blake Hudson)

 

Michael C. Blumm, The Underappreciated Role of the National Environmental Policy Act in Wilderness Designation and Management, 44 ENVTL. L. 323 (2014) (co-authored with Lorena M. Wisehart)

 

Michael C. Blumm, Salmon Hatcheries as Fish Factories: Forgetting the Lessons of Leopold, 4 SEATTLE U. ENVTL. L. REV. 409 (2014)

 

Michael C. Blumm, Endangered Species Act Listings and Climate Change: Avoiding the Elephant in the Room, 20 ANIMAL L. 277 (2014) (co-authored with Kya Marienfeld)

 

Michael C. Blumm, THE PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE LAW, 2nd Ed. Carolina Academic Press (forthcoming 2015) (co-authored with Mary Christina Wood)

 

Michael C. Blumm, On the Merits:  People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners (PETPO) v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv. (Washington Legal Foundation 2015) (arguing for upholding the constitutionality of take provision of the Endangered Species Act, as applied to the Utah prairie dog)

 

Michael C. Blumm, Federal Wild Lands Policy in the Twenty-First Century: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been, 25 COLO. NAT. RESOURCES, ENERGY & ENVTL. L. 1 (2014) (co-authored with Andrew B. Erickson)

 

Michael C. Blumm, Lands Council, Karuk Tribe, and the Great Environmental Divide in the Ninth Circuit, 54 NAT. RESOURCES J. 1 (2014) (co-authored with Maggie Hall) 

 

William Funk, Administrative Procedure and Practice: Problems and Cases (Fifth Edition), West Publishing (2014) (co-authored with Sidney Shapiro and Russell Weaver)

 

William Funk, Introduction to American Constitutional Law, West Publishing (2014)

 

William Funk, Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers in DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATORY PRACTICE  2013, American Bar Association Press (2014)

 

William Funk, Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook, 5th Ed., American Bar Association Press (forthcoming 2015)(co-authored with Jeffrey Lubbers)

 

William Funk, Administrative Law: Examples & Explanations, 5th Ed., Wolters Kluwer (forthcoming 2015)(co-authored with Richard Seamon)

 

William Funk, Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice  2014, American Bar Association Press (forthcoming 2015)

 

William Funk, Standing, in A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies,  2d Ed., American Bar Association Press (forthcoming 2015)

 

Wiliam Funk, Government Management of the Administrative Process, in A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies,  2d Ed., American Bar Association Press (forthcoming 2015)

 

William Funk, David and Goliath: Taking on OIRA, J. of Land Use and Env. L. (forthcoming 2015)

 

Allison LaPlante, On Judicial Review Under the Clean Water Act in the Wake of Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center: What We Now Know and What We Have Yet to Find Out, 43 ENVTL. L. 767 (2014) (co-authored with Lia Comerford)​

 

Erica J. Lyman, 2013 International Environmental and Resources Law, ABA Envtl., Energy, and Resources Law Year in Review 350 (biological resources and wildlife section) (2014)

 

Erica J. Lyman, Year in Review: International Environmental Law, 48 ABA/SIL YIR 435 (2014) (biological resources and wildlife section)

 

Erica J. Lyman, The Green Climate Fund: Achieving Complementarity and Coherence among the UNFCCC Financial Institutions, 13 Environmental Law and Policy (Kangwon University) 124 (2014).

 

Melissa Powers, Energy Insecurity in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance: The United States Experience with Hydraulic Fracturing for Unconventional Gas, in Perspectives on Energy Security and Renewable Energies in SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND PRACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES (eds. Oliver C. Ruppel & Bernd Althusmann) (2015).

 

Melissa Powers, Essay, The Risks of Opting Out of the Clean Power Plan for Western States, part of a Symposium publication, Transmission and Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. and Canada: A Law and Policy Road Map, 52 IDAHO L. REV. __ (2015), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2591728.

 

Melissa Powers, International Renewable Electricity Standards: Concept Paper, GREEN ENERGY INSTITUTE (July 2014).

 

Ernest E. Smith, Roderick E. Wetsel, Becky H. Diffen & Melissa Powers, WIND LAW (Lexis forthcoming 2015).

 

Melissa Powers, Is that All There Is? The Surprising Value of Unenforceable Local Climate Action Plans, in RETHINKING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO MEET THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE (eds. Jessica Owley & Keith Hirokawa) (forthcoming 2015).

 

Melissa Powers, Facilitating The U.S. Renewable Transition: From Ad Hoc Integration to Comprehensive Reform, IUCN ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW E-JOURNAL (eds. Elizabeth Kirk & Amanda Kennedy, forthcoming 2015).

 

Melissa Powers, Lessons from U.S. Biofuels Policy: The Renewable Fuels Standard’s Rocky Ride, in THE LAW AND POLICY OF BIOFUELS (eds. Yves Le Bouthillier, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Paul Martin, & Annette Cowie) (forthcoming 2015).

 

Daniel J. Rohlf, Conservation-Reliant Species: Toward a Biologically-Based Definition, 64 BIOSCIENCE 601 (2014) (co-authored with Dr. Carlos Carroll and Brett Hartl)

 

Daniel J. Rohlf, Reply to Goble and Colleagues, 64 BIOSCIENCE 859 (2014) (co-authored with Dr. Carlos Carroll and Brett Hartl)

 

Daniel J. Rohlf, The Endangered Species Act at 40: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 20 ANIMAL L. 251 (2014)

 

Daniel J. Rohlf, Connectivity Conservation and Endangered Species Recovery: A Study in the Challenges of Defining Conservation-Reliant Species, 8 CONSERVATION LETTERS 132 (2015) (co-authored with Dr. Carlos Carroll and Brett Hartl)

 

Erin Ryan, The Public Trust Doctrine, Private Water Allocation, and Mono Lake: The Historic Saga of National Audubon Society v. Superior Court, Envtl. L. (forthcoming, 2015) (reviewing the history and significance of the Mono Lake case).

 

Erin Ryan, Response to Heather Gerken’s “Federalism and Nationalism: Time for a Détente?”, 59 St. Louis L.J. (forthcoming, 2015) (comments, invited by Heather Gerken, responding to her lead symposium piece (on the synthesis of federalism and nationalism ideals in federalism theory, and with special attention to what constitutional law can learn from environmental law).

 

Erin Ryan, Environmental Federalism’s Tug of War Within, in Kalyani Robins, ed., The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism: A Comparative Analysis (Edward Elgar, 2015) (closing chapter analyzing how environmental law showcases the wider conflicts in federalism theory and the structures of governance it has evolved to manage them).

 

Erin Ryan, Negotiating Federalism and the Structural Constitution: Navigating the Separation of Powers both Vertically and Horizontally (A Response to Aziz Huq). Columbia Law Review Sidebar (April, 2015) (situating new work by Professor Huq and other authors within the emerging literature on negotiated structural governance).

 

Erin Ryan, The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius, 85 Colorado L. Rev. 1003 (2014) (article analyzing the Supreme Court’s new spending power doctrine and its impact on spending power-based programs of cooperative federalism in environmental law, with special attention to highway fund penalties associated with the Clean Air Act).

 

Erin Ryan, The Elaborate Paper Tiger: Environmental Enforcement and the Rule of Law in China, 24 Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum 184 (2014) (article reviewing how enforcement hurdles have undermined the success of Chinese environmental law and proposing a modest but politically feasible reform measure)

 

Erin Ryan, The Paper Tiger Gets Teeth: Developments in Chinese Environmental Law,” The Huffington Post, April 30, 2014 (essay discussing groundbreaking amendments to the Chinese Environmental Protection Law, and its relationship to the development of rule-of-law ideals in China).

 

Chris Wold, Addressing Climate Change through Nonclimate International Instruments in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND U.S. LAW (Michael B. Gerrard, ed.), American Bar Association Press (Second Edition) (co-authored with David Hunter)

 

Chris Wold, Increasing Mitigation Ambition: Establishing “Mitigation Reference Points” to Trigger Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reductions, 44 ENVTL. L. 225 (2014) (co-authored with Amelia Schlusser)

 

Chris Wold, Addressing the Underreporting of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Thawing Permafrost, 23 REV. OF EUR., COMP. & INT’L ENVTL. L. 246 (2014) (co-authored with Victoria Johnston and Benjamin Saver)

 

Chris Wold, Climate Change, International Trade, and Response Measures: Options for Mitigating Climate Change without Harming Developing Country Economies, 46 GEO. WASH. INT’L L. REV. 531 (2014) (co-authored with Don Gourlie & Amelia Schlusser)

 

Chris Wold, Emi Kondo, and Erika Hamilton, Bringing Southern Bluefin Tuna Back from the Brink: Enhancing Understanding of the Scientific Process in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, 42 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 347 (2015)


Chris Wold & Michael Kearney, The Legal Effect of Greenland’s Unilateral Aboriginal Subsistence Whale Hunt, 30 American U. Int’l L. Rev. (2015)


Chris Wold, What Is the Role of Lawyers and Law Students in Preventing the Illegal Trade in Ivory and Rhino Horn?, 13 Environmental Law and Policy (Kangwon National University) 1 (2014)