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The Indian Supreme Court Promotes Interlinking of India's Rivers: Judicial Overreach?

The much-discussed and oft-criticized Indian interlinking of rivers project, initiated on its own motion by the Supreme Court of India (SC), will involve connecting 37 rivers in India through 30 links and 36 dams. The SC seems to have...

What’s in a Name?: Legal Implications of the EU Recommendation on Shale Gas

On January 22, 2014, the European Commission published its Recommendation on Shale Gas calling on the Member States of the European Union (EU) to apply a set of common principles for the performance of exploration and production of...

Combating Climate Change: China’s Efforts on Environmental Legislation

As the largest developing country, China has become a primary focus of discussions about involving developing nations in global climate change mitigation efforts because of the size of its population and its rapid, double-...

Accommodating the 800-Pound Gorilla: How Trade With Non-Parties Provisions Can Broaden American Participation in the 2015 Climate Agreement

As negotiators approach a new climate change agreement in 2015, they should consider an often-overlooked category of legal provisions included in other multilateral environmental agreements: the Montreal Protocol on the Ozone Layer; the...

The Legislative Experience and Lessons of China’s Renewable Energy Law and Its Future Development

The Renewable Energy Law of China was enacted and had been amended relatively quickly. Further modifications to the law would enhance its effectiveness in promoting the development of renewable energy. Deficiencies exist in the current...

Sink or Swim: Abrogating the Nile Treaties While Upholding the Rule of Law

A shocking 80% of the Nile’s water is consumed by one country: Egypt. The upstream riparian countries threaten to encroach on Egypt’s share of water as recordbreaking populations, droughts, and famines generate ever-greater need. Indeed...

The Historical, Comparative, and Convergence Trifecta in International Water Law: A Mexico-U.S. Example

Doctrinal disconnects complicate adjudication of international water rights controversies. However, legal history and comparative law sources can fill gaps and build analogies to bridge differences in substantive law. Between Mexico and...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2012

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the leading political party of China and in effect determines the policies of the Chinese government, this Comment reviews the change in top CPC leadership during late 2012, and what that change...

Is Water a Natural Resource in International Watercourses?

Resource managers, economists, and legal scholars consider water a natural resource. The fundamental tensions raised by the concept of international water management are legal, such as sharing water in international watercourses,...

Dirty Water: Lessons for Comparative Public Law and International Governance From Wastewater Regulation in the United States and Germany

A good deal can be learned from studying how Germany and the United States regulate the discharge of treated wastewater, but these lessons are not restricted to an enhanced understanding of one aspect of environmental protection....