View PDF Moderator: Hon. Steven M. Colloton Speakers: Prof. David Schoenbrod Prof. Eric R. Claeys Matt Leggett Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson JUDGE STEVEN M. COLLOTON: Thank you for joining us for this morning’s panel. I’ve been asked to moderate. I’m Steve Colloton, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, with […]
Ross Astoria*, JD/PhD View PDF Many scholars have analyzed whether a border tax adjustment (BTA) on carbon would comply with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). None, however, have presented the details of such a BTA. This paper consolidates the treaty arguments upon the design features of a border tax adjustment which […]
Erik Smith* View PDF Version A green, energy efficient residence is ideal for many current and future homebuyers, as homeowners have become increasingly aware of their current environmental footprint and the potential financial savings associated with an energy efficient home. Unfortunately, a green home can also be an expensive home. Alternative energy sources, along […]
Kayci G. Hines* View PDF Version In the years since renewable energy technologies were deployed as an alternative energy source, solar energy continues to aid in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. To date, solar technologies are emerging as an increasingly useful source of electricity. Additionally, solar technologies also provide significant benefits to the environment as well as […]
By Mona L. Hymel – If environmental tax policy addresses the development of new energy sources—“environmentally friendly” energy—this Article analyzes the “non‑environmental” tax history of our old energy sources, primarily oil and gas (not “environmentally friendly”). Through a historical analysis of federal tax incentives and subsidies used to build the existing energy industry, the Article demonstrates that the United States must provide significant investment incentives in renewable and alternative energy technology if we hope to achieve a sustainable society.
By Sheldon L. Trubatch – This review of U.S. Supreme Court cases involving nuclear power and related ancillary issues shows a clear evolution in the bases for judicial decision making over time. As the composition of the Court has changed, it has moved from relying on federal preemption to implement Congress’s intent to promote nuclear power in favor of states’ rights in areas not directly related to health and safety matters regarding radioactivity. To justify these decisions, the Justices claimed they did not adversely impact Congress’s intent to promote nuclear power.
Babbitt served as Secretary of the Interior from 1993 to 2001, as Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987 and as Attorney General of Arizona from 1975 to 1978. As Governor Babbitt brought environmental and resource management to the forefront in Arizona, and as Secretary of the Interior he led the creation of the Pacific Northwest Forest Plan, restoration of the Florida Everglades, passage of the California Desert Protection Act, and legislation for the National Wildlife Refuge System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.