Archive for Vol. 6 No. 2 (Spring 2016)

Homeland Security versus Environmental Conservation: Searching for Balance along the Arizona-Mexico Border

Brendan Lenihan* View PDF Introduction In Southern Arizona, national security and environmental conservation are inextricably intertwined. The Arizona borderlands are home to thousands of acres of federally protected lands and fragile ecosystems. There are also more flora and fauna listed under the Endangered Species Act within these lands than any other region of the continental […]

The Perilous Hunt for APEC Blue: The Difficulties of Implementing Effective Environmental Regulations in China

Andrew Shepherd* VIEW PDF During the 2014 Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) meeting, Beijing’s notorious pollution had settled and the city was gifted with uncharacteristically clear, blue skies.[1]  So blue were the skies that the people of Beijing now use the term “APEC blue” to describe any abnormally pristine day.[2]  However, these clear skies were […]

LOST Opportunity: Why Ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty Still Has Merit

Nadia H. Dahab and Spencer G. Scharff* View PDF Abstract: The United States remains one of only a handful of nations that have declined to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the “UNCLOS”).  Although it has been thirty-four years since the UNCLOS was finalized, and twenty-two years since it took […]

Federalist Society Panel
Environmental Law: The Role of Congress in Environmental Law

[1] View PDF Moderator:  Hon. Steven M. Colloton[2] Speakers: Prof. David Schoenbrod[3] Prof. Eric R. Claeys[4] Matt Leggett[5] Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson[6] 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 […]

“Raisins Are Not Oysters”: Horne and the Improper Synthesis of the Public and Wildlife Trusts

Autumn T. Breeden[1] View PDF Abstract Public trust and wildlife trust doctrines have historically been viewed as two separate property doctrines. The synthesis of the two would have serious repercussions for private property owners and endangered wildlife species. A misguided reading of the recent Horne decision from the United States Supreme Court threatens to do […]