PLACE: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment

PLACE: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment

PLACE: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment

UVA Law School

Research

After an environmental problem has been discovered – a fish kill or noxious smell emanating from a nearby river, for example – our thoughts... MORE
More than eighty years after Justice Brandeis coined the phrase “laboratories of democracy,” the concept of policy experimentation retains its... MORE
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to determine the stringency of the National Ambient Air Quality... MORE
The ‘social cost of carbon’ is an economic concept that represents – in monetary net present value terms – the damages caused by the emission of a... MORE
This Essay examines and explains the positions of the principal interest groups over the past four decades with respect to the two central questions... MORE
Costs of carbon emissions are being underestimated, but current estimates are still valuable for setting mitigation policy.
This Article sets out a positive theory that explains the late twentieth-century federalization of American environmental law. On this theory,... MORE
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to determine the stringency of the National Ambient Air Quality... MORE
Although the term is still rarely used in the United States, in recent years “green growth” has become part of the lexicon of global environmental... MORE
We develop a model of international agreements to price a transboundry externality and provide a new heuristic to aid in interpreting negotiation... MORE
This 2010 article provides an update on developments in environmental law, focusing primarily on efforts to address climate change, restoration of... MORE
The debate over the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in environmental, health and safety regulation represents an important divide in the... MORE
This article argues that international greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade schemes suffer from inherent problems of enforceability and verifiability... MORE
The recent wave of global warming legislation and litigation represents a triumph for climate change activists. But it is in no way a rational,... MORE
In this article, the author reviews the effectiveness, efficiency, and political viability of federal water quality programs and possible reforms of... MORE
This paper explores the expression of competing worldviews in the opinions of Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.... MORE
This paper traces the Supreme Court’s response to key tenets of environmentalism in decisions over the last four decades. It concludes that the Court... MORE
Legal academics and international-relations scholars have recently undertaken a great deal of interdisciplinary work on the interaction of... MORE
This paper traces the public speech of presidents on the environment from Richard Nixon to the middle of the administration of George W. Bush. It... MORE
Support for land preservation is in large part rooted in the conviction that present generations have an obligation to benefit future generations by... MORE
Written before the Hague negotiations on climate change held in November of 2000 (the so-called "COP-6" meeting), this essay argues that the COP-6... MORE