by Jurry Bajwah, Staff Writer In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) did not have clear authority to devise carbon emissions caps based on a generation shifting approach. Generation shifting is defined as the shift in electricity production from a high […]
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Juris Magazine Summer 2020
Letter from the Editor In January, when the e-board settled on “The Environment” as a theme for the Summer 2020 issue of Juris, none of us could have predicted the challenge that nature would present to us this year. Environmental law is often treated peripherally in the United States. The […]
Trump Administration Enacts Largest Rollback of the Clean Water Act
By: Margaret Potter, Blog Editor Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act (the “CWA”) has provided for the federal protection of the “waters of the United States” for over forty years. Under the CWA, the federal government can regulate water quality standards and implement pollution control to protect the integrity […]
Trump Administration Proposes to Loosen NEPA
By Giulia Schaub, Blog Editor President Donald Trump and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released their proposal on January 10, 2020 to modify the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with the ultimate goals of bringing an end to the slow federal approval processes of new projects and […]
Mining Laws May Be Designed to Protect the Environment, But Do They?
By: Rachel Pressdee, Feature Editor There are thousands of abandoned mines in the United States alone. Abandoned mines can pollute adjacent streams, lakes, and groundwater by contaminating the water “with high volumes of toxic waste.” This pollution damages marine ecosystems, poisons drinking water, and poses serious health risks to local […]
New York’s New Environmental Laws Are Going Against EPA Trends
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Daniel Pagana, Staff Writer Under the current administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repealed and/or weakened almost 100 environmental laws.  Recently, the EPA has been focusing on weakening the Clean Water Act by repealing Waters of the United States rule […]
The EPA – Promulgating a rule it already has the power to do, or creating new law?
The EPA – Promulgating a rule it already has the power to do, or creating new law? By Kathryn VanDeveer, Staff Writer As of January 19th 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule entitled, Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of […]