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Surveying the Risks of Carbon Dioxide: Geological Sequestration and Storage Projects in the United States

Editors' Summary

Electric generation projects that are coupled with carbon capture and geological sequestration and storage (GS) are likely to offer energy companies new opportunities, once the technological hurdles are...

Litigating Global Warming: Likely Legal Challenges to Emerging Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs in the United States

Editors' Summary

Regulating greenhouse gas emissions through cap-andtrade programs appears inevitable in the United States and conflicts among stakeholders are likely to result in new litigation. The European Union Emission...

Advising Noah: A Legal Analysis of Assisted Migration

Editors' Summary

Climate change will likely lead to dramatic transformations of habitats critical to many species. One proposed solution to this problem is assisted migration. No federal agency has yet developed any rules...

Progress on Environmental Flows in Southeastern Australia in Light of Climate Change

Editors' Summary

Over a decade of reform initiatives in Australia have aimed at a more ecologically sustainable allocation and management framework for water resources, including provision for environmental flows. The key policy...

Getting Back to Basics: Why Nuisance Claims Are of Limited Value in Shifting the Costs of Climate Change

Editors' Summary

Climate change is a global problem to which everyone contributes and from which everyone suffers in unequal proportions. Therefore, common-law nuisance is not a strong theory for plaintiffs to use to shift their...

Global Warming: The Ultimate Public Nuisance

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In 2004, eight states filed suit against five major U.S. electric power companies. Together, these companies contribute 25% of the United States' total carbon dioxide emissions. The states' complaint, based on...

Breaking Out of Poverty Through Greenhouse Gas Controls

President Barack Obama has taken office pledged to control global warming both by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in this country and by pursuing negotiated worldwide GHG limits. The two efforts cannot be separated. Success in...

The Case for the Carbon Tax: How to Overcome Politics and Find Our Green Destiny

Editors' Summary

Economists generally consider pollution taxes to be the gold standard of market-based instruments, while capand-trade systems are less effective and more complex to implement than pollution taxes. Therefore,...

Climate Change Policy in the New Administration

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The road to meaningful climate action at the federal level is a difficult one with many obstacles that will not be easily overcome. But while many focus on the tactical issues for achieving federal climate...

Presidential Leadership and the Challenge of Global Climate Change

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Effective presidents can make significant progress in moving climate policy forward. Presidential scholarships suggest the next president should attract a top team of advisers, fashion a practical, workable...