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By: Christopher Halfnight, MEM Candidate, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Unconventional oil and gas development is fundamentally changing the U.S. energy landscape, bringing both new challenges and new opportunities.  Federal and state laws regulate some aspects of the shale oil and gas development life-cycle, but the pace and scale of shale plays in […]

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David Cassuto The title of this post is also the title of my forthcoming essay in Law, Culture & the Humanities (a special issue on Law & Food).  Get it here. Here’s the abstract: Law and food are distinct concepts, though the discipline (Law and Food) implies a relationship worthy of study.  The conjunction (“and”) creates meaning.  However, […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit last month issued two well-reasoned and important opinions regarding the enforcement and application of federal environmental statutes. First, on October 3, 2011, the court considered federal court abstention […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School I have blogged over the past few months about a case the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and our co-counsel have attempted to bring against the two largest mountaintop removal coal companies operating in Kentucky.  Most recently, I posted about our legal intern Peter Harrison’s trip to Kentucky to […]

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