In this blog post, 3L Sabrina Castille writes about the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and their sovereign immunity following their legal battle with the State of Washington over a crib wall gone wrong.
LG&E wants to build a pipeline to better serve residents of Bullitt County, Kentucky. However, a recent pipeline explosion in the state has some questioning just how safe pipelines really are. Considering the potential environmental damage, is a new pipeline the best thing for Kentucky’s citizens?
Hemp related products have become very popular in recent years. This is particularly promising for Kentucky, as dwindling tobacco sales have left farmers with less income. Can hemp be the savior that some are saying it will be for the state?
In this blog post, 3L staffer John Paul Hicks discusses the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authorization of pesticides containing the chemical sulfoxaflor and its impact on the bee population. Hicks highlights the sting the EPA’s recent decision will have on the bee population hurting struggling bee farmers even more.
In this editorial piece, author Neil Kearns discusses a recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that highlights the precarious position miners and their estates find themselves in when seeking compensation under the amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA). Kearns questions Congress’ inaction and stresses the importance of legislators taking steps to improve the lives of those living in coal country.
A recent shortage of truck drivers has left the agriculture industry in a bind. Trucking serves as one of the main forms of transportation for agricultural goods, and like most industries, agriculture is dependent on transportation to move its products and receive supplies. Editor Caitlyn Barnes discusses the impact the shortage will have on the United States economy.