Environmental issues do not recognize political boundaries, nor do they respect territorial integrity. Attempts to confront and resolve global and transboundary environmental problems have created the need for a legal forum to provide analyses of these issues. The Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR) was created to meet this need. Each publication contains timely information designed for the practitioner and scholar of international and environmental law and policy.
Volume 30, Issue 1
Martin Olszynski, Sharon Mascher, & Meinhard Doelle, From Smokes to Smokestacks: Lessons from Tobacco for the Future of Climate Change Liability, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2018).
Dr. Kirsten Davies & Thomas Riddell, The Warming War: How Climate Change is Creating Threats to International Peace and Security, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 47 (2018).
Jootaek Lee & Maraya Best, Attempting to Define the Human Right to Water with an Annotated Bibliography & Recommendations for Practitioners, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 75 (2018).
Ryan A. Reed, PACE-Ing Flood Resilience, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 125 (2018).
Rebecca Faye Eschen, A Fracking Nuisance: How States Can Compel Their Neighbors to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing with Judicial Equitable Relief, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 149 (2018).
Aaron Messing, Nonbinding Subnational International Agreements: A Landscape Defined, 30 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 173 (2018).
Volume 29, Issue 4
David Bullock, Political Costs and the Challenge of Tradable Environmental Allowance Markets, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 609 (2017).
Michael N. Widener, Animating Performance Zoning at Sustainability’s Competitive Edge, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 647 (2017).
Stephen Fietta, Jiries Saadeh and Laura Rees-Evans, The South China Sea Award: A Milestone for International Environmental Law, the Duty of Due Diligence and the Litigation of Maritime Environmental Disputes?, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 711 (2017).
Da Young Kim, A Lesson from the Shale Revolution in the United States, Canada, and China, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 747 (2017).
R. Shea Diaz, Getting to the Root of Environmental Injustice: Evaluating Claims, Causes, and Solutions, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 767 (2017).
Paul Leahy, The End of the Line: Shutting Down Enbridge Line 5, Still a Pipedream?, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 799 (2017).
Volume 29, Issue 3
Mete Erdem, Enforcing Conventional Humanitarian Law for Environmental Damage During Internal Armed Conflict, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 435 (2017).
Sarah Lamdan, Beyond FOIA: Improving Access to Environmental Information in the United States, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 481 (2017).
David V. Wright, Carbonated Fodder: The Social Cost of Carbon in Canadian and U.S. Regulatory Decision-Making, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 513 (2017).
Timothy A. Roth, Major Questions Doctrine: Implications for Separation of Powers and the Clean Power Plan, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 555 (2017).
Tirrill Moore, Integrating Distributed Energy Resources: A State Regulatory Overview, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 573 (2017).
Nathan Taylor, Can Legislative Expert Agencies Un-Bend Science?, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 593 (2017).
Volume 29, Issue 2
Kate Konschnik, Regulating Stability: State Compensation Funds for Induced Seismicity, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 227 (2017).
Gabriel Pacyniak, Making the Most of Cooperative Federalism: What the Clean Power Plan has Already Achieved, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 301 (2017).
Tyler Bridegan, Not So Natural: Manmade Earthquakes in Oklahoma and the Measured Response to Mitigate Them, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 369 (2017).
Daniel Gick, Fracking in the Badlands: Can Levying a Carbon Tax Against Oil and Gas Companies Help Native American Tribes Raise Revenue While Preserving Cherished Tribal Lands?, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 397 (2017).
Felycia Itza, Environmental Education in the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Role of Advocates, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 417 (2017).
Volume 29, Issue 1
Jonathan Lovvorn, Climate Change Beyond Environmentalism Part I: Intersectional Threats and the Case for Collective Action, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2017).
Alan Miller and Stacy Swann, Climate Change and the Financial Sector: A Time of Risk and Opportunity, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 69 (2017).
Steph Tai, Private Environmental Governance and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 111 (2017).
Nadia Sanchez Castillo-Winkels, Why “Common Concern of Humankind” Should Return to the Work of the International Law Commission on the Atmosphere, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 131 (2017).
Maryanne Mundy, The Polar Express Lane: Promoting Cleaner Shipping in The Northwest Passage, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 153 (2017).
Samuel Eckland, Two Birds with One F-16: How Economic Offsets from Foreign Defense Transactions Can Close Gaps in International Climate Finance, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 185 (2017).
Collmann Griffin, A Critical Companion: Why Climate Progressives Should Learn to Love the World Trade Organization, 29 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 199 (2017).
Volume 28, Issue 4
Luis E. Chiesa, Animal Rights Unraveled: Why Abolitionism Collapses into Welfarism and What it Means for Animal Ethics, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 557 (2017).
Kenneth T. Kristl, The Devil is in the Details: Articulating Practical Principles for Implementing the Duties in Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 589 (2017).
Daniel P. Selmi, Federal Implementation Plans and the Path to Clean Power, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 637 (2017).
Kaela M. Colwell, Allies and Adversaries: A Look Into the Relationship Between Herbal Medicines and the Environment, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 693 (2017).
Taylor Denson, Desalination and California’s Water Problem: The Viability of the Desalination Industry as Examined Through the Lens of California’s New Desalination Rules and Development, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 713 (2017).
Hampden Macbeth, Nuclear Chaos: The Exelon-PHI Merger and What it Means for Nuclear Power in the United States and the EPA’s Carbon Emission Rules, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 731 (2017).
Volume 28, Issue 3
Michael Burger, Ann E. Carlson, Michael B. Gerrard, Jayni Foley Hein, Jason A. Schwartz, and Keith J. Benes, Legal Pathways to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Section 115 of the Clean Air Act, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 359 (2016).
Lisa Heinzerling, The Supreme Court’s Clean-Power Power Grab, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 425 (2016).
Emily Hammond, Deference for Interesting Times, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 441 (2016).
William W. Buzbee, Federalism-Facilitated Regulatory Innovation and Regression in a Time of Environmental Legislative Gridlock, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 451 (2016).
Mitchell S. Bernard and Jared J. Thompson, Lessons from Using RCRA to Seek an Ecosystem-Level Remediation, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 485 (2016).
Rachel Fullmer, A Cow Palace Coup: Expanding the Reach of RCRA to Combat Agricultural Pollution, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 501 (2016).
David Woodsmall, Targeting Fugitive Emissions: Regulating Methane Emissions from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 531(2016).
Volume 28, Issue 2
Michael C. Blumm & Kara Tebeau, Antimonopoly in American Public Land Law, 28 Geo. Entl. L. Rev. 155 (2016).
Isabel F. Peres & Jay Kesan, The Role of Third-Party Institutions in Biomass Contracting: A Comparative Perspective, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 219 (2016).
A. Dan Tarlock, Toward a More Robust International Water Law of Cooperation to Address Droughts and Ecosystem Conservation, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 261 (2016).
John C. Cruden & Matthew R. Oakes, The Past, Present, and Future of Natural Resource Damages Claims, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 291 (2016).
Nathalie Prescott, Antibiotics: It’s What’s for Dinner, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 307 (2016).
Schuyler Lystad, Stick to the Rivers and Lakes That You’re Used To: A Lacey Act Amendment for Water Rights, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 335 (2016).
Volume 28, Issue 1
Michael P. Smith & Rachel Fullmer, Preface, 28 Geo. Entl. L. Rev. 1 (2015).
Danny Lutz, Migratory Songbirds in the Mediterranean: Enforcement Catalysts or Europe’s Passenger Pigeons?, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 3 (2015).
Tracy D. Hester, Designed for Distrust: Revitalizing NAFTA’s Environmental Submissions Process, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 29 (2015).
Xiao Recio-Blanco, Protecting Marine Biodiversity in Latin America Through Area-Based Fisheries Regulation, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 75 (2015).
Christopher St. Martin, Criminalize It: A Proper Means of Addressing Environmental Abuses Perpetrated by Multinational Corporations in the Extractive Industry, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 107 (2015).
Michael P. Smith, Calling the Option Offense on Top-Down Climate Policy: A Review of Vivian E Thompson’s Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy, 28 Geo. Envtl. L. Rev. 137 (2015).
Volume 27, Issue 4
Paolo Davide Farah & Elena Cima, The World Trade Organization, Renewable Energy Subsidies, and the Case of Feed-in Tariffs: Time for Reform toward Sustainable Development?, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 515 (2015).
Luke A. Wake & Jarod M. Bona, Legislative Exactions after Koontz v. St. Johns River Management District, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 539 (2015).
Joseph P. Brewer II & Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner, Protecting Indigenous Knowledge in the Age of Climate Change, 27 Geo. Int’l Entl. L. Rev. 585 (2015).
Norry Harn, Commercial Mining of Celestial Bodies: A Legal Roadmap, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 629 (2015).
Gregory Warren, A Critique of the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: The Current Tax Exemption for Tar Sands Companies Limits TransCanada’s Accountability for a Potential Oil Spill, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 645 (2015).
Volume 27, Issue 3
Peter Byrne, Precipice Regulations and Perverse Incentives: Comparing Historic Preservation Designation and Endangered Species Listing, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 343 (2015).
Ryan Stoa, Droughts, Floods, and Wildfires: Paleo Perspectives on Disaster Law in the Anthropocene, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 393 (2015).
Brianna Baily, An Institutional Truth: Increasing Investor Involvement in Climate Finance, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 447 (2015).
Jasmine Plummer, The Yanomami: Illegal Mining, Law, and Indigenous Rights in the Brazilian Amazon, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 479 (2015).
Mike Allen, The Dangerous Expansion of Executive Treaty Power in Alaska v. Kerry and the MARPOL Convention, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 497 (2015).
Volume 27, Issue 2
Luis Inaraja Vera, Instream Flows in California and Spain: The Thorny Issue of Compensation, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 199 (2015).
Ziyi Huang, Case Study on the Water Management of Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 229 (2015).
Peter M. Rudberg, Marisa Escobar, Julie Gantenbein, & Nicholas Niiro, Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Hydropower Projects: A Comparative Review of River Restoration and Hydropower Regulation in Sweden and the United States, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 251 (2015).
Brian Greenert, Not in My Backyard, but in Yours: United States Overseas Environmental Policy in Japan and South Korea, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 275 (2015).
Aaron Flyer, FERC Compliance Under NEPA: FERC’s Obligation to Fully Evaluate Upstream and Downstream Environmental Impacts Associated with Citing Natural Gas Pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 301 (2015).
Irene Nemesio, Strengthening Environmental Rule of Law: Enforcement, Combatting Corruption, and Encouraging Citizen Suits, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 321 (2015).
Volume 27, Issue 1
Umar F. Moghul & Samir H.K. Safar-Aly, Green Ṣukūk: The Introduction of Islam’s Environmental Ethics to Contemporary Islamic Finance, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2014).
Marya Torrez, Accounting for Taste: Trade Law Implications of Taxing Meat to Fight Climate Change, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 61 (2014).
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Climate Change Policy Through the Rear View Mirror, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 91 (2014).
Kayley R. McGrath, A Contingency of First Resort: Policy Lessons for Greenhouse Gas Regulation Through Backstop Contingency Measures Under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 121 (2014).
Jennifer Chau, Water Markets and the U.N. Watercourses Convention, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 141 (2014).
Anna Milena Jurca, The Energiewende: Germany’s Transition to an Economy Fueled by Renewables, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 179 (2014).
Volume 26, Issue 4
Peter Eddie Aldinger, Addressing Environmental Justice Concerns in Developing Countries: Mining in Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana, 26 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 345 (2014).
Maria Augusta Ferreira, The Brazilian Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA) Program: The Challenges to a Public-Private Partnership, 26 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 389 (2014).
Casey O’Brien, Continuing Controversy Over Cape Wind: The Lasting Effects of Legal and Regulatory Hurdles on the Offshore Wind Farm, 26 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 411 (2014).
Jeanette Leary, Proposed Export Ban on Electronic Waste: Unsalvageable under WTO Analysis, 26 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 435 (2014).