This Article reviews the history and background of defense waste in the United States by focusing on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which stores ninety percent of defense waste. It argues that the federal government must have a sense of urgency in deciding what to do with Hanford’s waste.
A ban on cut flowers, a measure mandated by the GATT 1994 Article XX General Exceptions, will counteract some of the negative externalities of the cut flower trade. However, this article however argues that, within the context of a free market, it is the informed and compassionate consumers’ choice as political actors, and not the prohibitive provisions within trade law, that can most effectively eliminate the negative externalities of the cut flower trade.
Over the past decade, scientists and environmental advocacy groups have challenged the proliferation of surface mining and especially mountaintop removal (“MTR”) in Appalachia. However, MTR has been viable simply because the industry has not been required to meet the basic requirements of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”)—a costly endeavor for any industry, but particularly the surface coal mining industry.
The purpose of this Note is to address the areas where improvements in the juvenile justice system can be made, and to analyze how programs using equine and horsemanship activities can function as a means to help achieve two of the more general goals of the JDAI: (1) reducing reliance on secure confinement, and (2) stimulating overall juvenile justice reform.
This Note presents the thesis that the countries dominating the international racing industry have adopted uniform regulations and have been successful in policing race day medication use in thoroughbreds. For the racing industry in the United States to thrive, the federal government must follow the example of the international community and enact regulations to protect the economy, the sport's integrity, and the horses' health.
This note addresses the variety of stances on the protectiveness of public health, the environment, and economic opportunism different states have taken in the absence of federal regulation on fracking. It also addresses the effect of state-specific trade secret disclosure requirements on fracking companies location decisions.
This Note will examine the Ninth Circuit's 2011 decision in Northern Plains Resource Council, Inc. v. Surface Transportation Board, which exceeds the narrow boundaries of the Supreme Court's NEPA jurisprudence, yet honors the substantive values advanced by the text of the Act.
Even though Kentucky boasts the fourth lowest electricity costs in the United States, rising utility and maintenance costs amid shrinking budgets have precipitated an excess of disused, and even abandoned, public schools across the Commonwealth.
In late summer, Shelbyville, Tennessee plays host to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Out in the show ring, one beautiful horse after another goes by, with seemingly perfect quiet strides and calm demeanors. Yet, despite this practiced and refined display, these horse shows shield far more sinister activities lurking behind the scenes.
On July 12, 2012, Judge Ed Lane of the Court of Common Pleas for Monroe County, Ohio, raised eyebrows throughout the oil and gas industry when he granted six plaintiffs their motion for summary judgment in the Hupp v. Beck Energy Corp. case. The ruling, if affirmed on appeal, has the potential to turn Ohio’s oil and gas industry on its head.
The real locus of harm, however, is meth production’s effect on its surrounding natural resources. While the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has failed to address this issue, Kentucky has risen to the occasion and implemented procedures to deal with the persistent and detrimental effects of methamphetamine waste. The Federal Government should adopt Kentucky’s remediation methods.
The interstate compacts that govern the majority of the Nation’s interstate waters have proven to be an inefficient means of resolving interstate water conflict. This Note proposes the creation of a federal administrative board to oversee the implementation and regulation of interstate water compacts.
Before justice can be cultivated for survivors, America’s laws and policies must recognize and address the culture of fear and silence that deprives these women of the ability to realistically seek criminal convictions of their perpetrators.
With this decision, as Justice Scalia’s partial dissent correctly illustrates, the Supreme Court’s deference to an administrative agency’s interpretations of its own regulations continues to stray from the foundational principals of federalism embodied by the separation of powers doctrine and mandated by the United States Constitution.
There are multiple avenues through which other shareholders can influence energy innovation even more effectively than the government, specifically within the solar power industry. In broad strokes, this Note aims to demystify the solar power industry and to propose a new program that will increase residential solar energy production.