Environmental Law Center
Patrick Parenteau gave a keynote address on, "The 29th Day: How Millennials will Save Civilization from Runaway Climate Change" at the 32nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), Running Into Running Out, University of Oregon School of Law, February 28, 2014.
Melissa Scanlan's article, "Shifting Sands: A Meta-theory for Public Access and Private Property Along the Coast," is published as the Lead Article, 65 South Carolina Law Review 295, Winter 2013. The article examines divergent approaches to public access to beaches across the United States, demonstrates how legal theory influences substantive public and private rights, and discusses takings considerations on beaches.
Patrick Parenteau authored "The Carbon Bubble," The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, February 24, 2014.
Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, contributed the guest article, "Why the Economics Don't Favor Nuclear Power in America," Forbes.com, February 20, 2014.
Patrick Parenteau's article, "Go Back, It's a Trap! On the Perils of Geologic Sequestration of CO2," was listed on SSRN's Top 10 download list on February 19, 2014 for:
SRPN: Coal (Topic)
Melissa Scanlan and Marc Mihaly both presented at "The Berkeley Exchange: Celebrating Berkeley's Contribution to Environmental Law Scholarship." Dean Mihaly gave the luncheon remarks, and Dean Scanlan was a panelist on "Environmental Law in an Interdisciplinary Context." The symposium took place in Berkeley, CA on February 7, 2014.
Sean Nolon presented "Land Use Negotiation Post-Koontz: How the Supreme Court Invaded Local Government" at the Yale-Quinnipiac Dispute Resolution Workshop, January 31, 2014.
John Echeverria and Janet Milne submitted testimony to the Vermont House Judiciary Committee developed in collaboration with Professor Nancy McLaughlin of SJ Quinney College of Law on pending easement amendment and termination legislation, on January 28, 2014.
David Firestone co-authored (with F. Reed and VLS alum C. Stanton) Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers, 5th edition, 2014.
Janet Milne co-edited (with L. Kreiser, S. Lee, K. Ueta, and H. Ashiabor) Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. XIV (Edward Elgar), forthcoming in 2014.
Betsy Baker and Roman Sidortsov co-authored "The Legal and Regulatory Regime for Offshore Hydrocarbon Resources in the U.S. Arctic," in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, January 2014.
Kinvin Wroth is joint editor (with Hoi Kong) of NAFTA and Sustainable Development: The History, Experience, and Prospects for Implementation, a collection of essays by American and Canadian scholars, accepted by Cambridge University Press for publication in spring 2014, subject to final peer review.
Patrick Parenteau's book chapter, titled "Cities on Stilts: The Myth of Large Scale Climate Adaptation," will appear in Rethinking Sustainable Development to Meet the Climate Change Challenge (Environmental Law Institute), forthcoming in 2014.
Patrick Parenteau's book chapter, titled "Climate Change and the Marine Environment," will appear in Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, 2nd ed. (ABA), forthcoming in 2014.
Kevin Jones co-authored (with David Zappo '13) A Smarter, Greener Grid: Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies (Praeger), forthcoming Spring 2014.
Laurie Beyranevand '03 hosted "GMOs and Intellectual Property," as part of a Yale/VLS webinar series "Third Annual Policy Workshop Webinar Series: Frontiers in Food and Agriculture," on January 28, 2014.
Tracy Bach's article, "Better Living Through Chemicals (Regulation)?," which was presented at the VLS Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship in October, will be published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, forthcoming Spring 2014.
Tracy Bach's essay," Protecting Human Health and Stewarding the Environment," based on her presentation at the University of Michigan Law School's Environmental Protection and Human Health Symposium in September 2013, will be published in the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, forthcoming Spring 2014.
Benjamin Sovacool co-authored (with VLS graduates and IEE Fellows R. Sidortsov and B. Jones) Energy Security, Equality, and Justice (Routledge), forthcoming 2014.
Benjamin Sovacool co-authored (with S.V. Valentine and M.A. Brown) Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: Fifteen Contentious Questions (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press), forthcoming 2015.
Benjamin Sovacool co-edited (with Antoine Halff and J. Rozhon) Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions (Oxford: Oxford University), forthcoming 2014.
Benjamin Sovacool and Michael Dworkin co-authored Global Energy Justice: Principles, Problems, and Practices (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), forthcoming 2014.
Benjamin Sovacool edited Energy Security (London: Sage, Six Volumes), forthcoming 2014.
Benjamin Sovacool edited Energy, Poverty, and Development (London: Routledge Critical Concepts in Development Studies Series, Four Volumes), forthcoming 2014.
Janet Milne's article, "Environmental Taxes and Fees: Wrestling with Theory" has been accepted for publication in Environmental Taxation and Green Fiscal Reform: Theory and Impact, Vol. XIV of Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, forthcoming September 2014. The article reflects theories and analysis she presented as a keynote speaker at the 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in Kyoto, Japan, in October 2013.
Hillary Hoffmann's article (co-authored with Heather Whitney-Williams), "Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Right to Clean Water," will appear in the Wyoming Law Review's special water edition, forthcoming summer 2014.
Sean Nolon's article, "Using Distance Learning to Teach Environmental Problem Solving Skills and Theory," will be published in Oregon Law School's Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, forthcoming spring 2014.
Melissa Scanlan's invited symposium publication, "Adaptive Management and Water Quality Trading: Experimenting with Unlikely Partners," Kansas L. Rev., is forthcoming Summer 2014.
Melissa Scanlan's invited symposium publication, co-authored with Kehl, "Virtual Water and Food Exports in the Great Lakes Region," 63 DePaul L. Rev 3, is forthcoming Spring 2014.
Laurie Ristino's article, "Back to the New: Millennials and the Sustainable Food Movement," was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists on January 13, 2014 for:
Food Law & Policy eJournal Top Ten
PSN: Social Movements (Topic) Top Ten
PSN: Sustainable Development (Topic) Top Ten
SRPN: Consumer Behavior Issues (Topic) Top Ten
SRPN: Food Production (Topic) Top Ten
SRPN: Politics of Food (Topic) Top Ten
Sustainability Law & Policy eJournal Top Ten.
Betsy Baker presented "What is it about the North Pole? States, Science, and the Continental Shelf," as panelist for a joint session of two sections: Admiralty and Maritime Law (AML), and North American Cooperation (NAC) at AALS on January 5, 2014.
Sean Nolon's article, "Second Best Practices?: Addressing Mediation's Definitional Problems in Environmental Siting Disputes" was ranked #41 out of the 50 most downloaded articles on SSRN in 2013, searchable by the term "land use."
John Echeverria's article, "Koontz: The Very Worst Takings Decision Ever?" was ranked #2 out of the 50 most downloaded articles on SSRN in 2013, searchable by the term "land use."
Hillary Hoffmann served as a guest editor of the article "The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Silencing of Native American Worldviews," for the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Practice, January 2014.
The Fall 2013 edition of the ABA Natural Resources & Environment publication features articles from several VLS faculty and alumni:
Laura Murphy - "Do Tell: The Case for Mandatory Labeling of GE Foods"
Laurie Beyranevand - "Balancing Food Safety and Burdens on Small Farms"
Pamela Vesilind - "Animal Husbandry Redux: Redefining 'Accepted Agricultural Practices' for Locally Sourced Foods"
William Eubanks II '08, "The 2013 Farm Bill: An Opportunity for Change"
Joshua Galperin '07 (co-authored with Sara Kuebbing) - "Eating Invaders: Managing Biological Invasions with Fork and Knife?"
Hillary Hoffmann's article (co-authored with Heather Whitney-Williams), "Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Right to Clean Water", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists on December 16, 2013 for:
Environmental Justice & Sustainability eJournal
Environmental Law & Policy eJournal
Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal
PSN: Energy (Comparative) (Topic)
PSN: Intergovernmental Relations & Federalism (Topic)
SRPN: Oil (Topic)
SRPN: Water Pollution (Pollution) (Topic)
SRPN: Water Pollution (Water) (Topic)
This article was also listed was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download lists on January 6, 2014 for:
Human Rights & the Corporation eJournal Top Ten
Comparative Political Economy: Regulation eJournal Top Ten
Environmental & Natural Resources Law eJournals Top Ten
Politics & Energy eJournal Top Ten
SRPN: Human Rights Issues (Topic) Top Ten
Laurie Ristino and Allison Gabala co-authored the article, "Growing Climate Change: The Farm Bill as Comprehensive Climate Change Policy," which appeared in EPOnline on December 16, 2013.
Betsy Baker spoke on the process of mapping the continental shelf and her work at the U.S. Department of State at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, in Anchorage on December 14, 2013.
Betsy Baker spoke on the process of mapping the continental shelf and her work at the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Alaska Command (ALCOM) and members of the Canadian Northern Command (Yellowknife/Yukon) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (U.S. Air Force-Army-Navy-Marine Corps) in Anchorage, Alaska on December 11, 2013.
Melissa Scanlan served as a speaker at the Middlebury College Colloquium, "Social Entrepeneurs: Be the Change You Want to See," on December 5, 2013.
Benjamin Sovacool co-authored (with VLS graduate and IEE Research Fellow Roman Sidortsov) the book titled, Energy Security, Equality, and Justice (London: Routledge), December 2013.
Kevin Jones participated in the Transatlantic Strategic Dialogue: Electricity Transitions in Europe and the United States, organized by the Worldwatch Institute and the German government's Transatlantic Climate Bridge, December 2013.
Faculty Scholarship and Impact
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