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Trump signs order reducing restrictions on offshore drilling
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to lift restrictions placed on offshore oil drilling. According to a statement , about 94 percent of the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) was either off-limits to or not considered for o (More)
Serving the National Interest? Tribal Rights and Federal Obligations from Dakota Access to Keystone XL
JURIST Guest Columnist Professor Monte Mills of the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law discusses the Dakota Accesss and Keystone XL's joint impact on tribal treaty rights ... On March 23, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. , the Under S (More)
Resistance, Resilience and Reconciliation: Indigenous Human Rights to Environmental Protection in a Fossil Fuel Frenzy
JURIST Guest Columnist James M. Grijalva discusses the recent controversy concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline...As spring emerged on the northern plains in late March, news broke of unrelated but congenerous developments in the long running sagas o (More)
Presidential Power and Arctic Drilling: A Political Fight
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor B. Flatt of Universtiy of North Carolina School of Law discusses the recent withdrawal of arctic lands from drilling by President Obama...On Dec. 20, 2016, President Obama withdrew all of the northern Atlantic Ocean and (More)
EU sues Germany over environmental standards
The European Commission has filed suit against Germany alleging that the country violated the 1991 Directive concerning nitrate levels in water. The EU argues that Germany flouted the directive by failing to reduce levels of nitrate in ground wate (More)
UN rights experts: governments must protect children from toxins and pollution
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak on Wednesday urged the international community to help end the "silent pandemic" of childhood disease and disability..." caused by exposure to toxins and w (More)
EU court finds UK power plant in violation of emissions limit
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Wednesday that a power plant in Wales has violated the EU's limit on nitrogen oxide emissions. The Aberthaw plant has operated for 45 years and primarily uses Welsh coal as its fuel source. In 2008 the E (More)
US Senate amends drinking water act to grant money to Flint
The US Senate approved legislation Thursday amending the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide $100 million in emergency funding to repair pipes in cities suffering from lead contamination, such as Flint, Michigan . The amendment also makes grant mon (More)
ICC to focus on environmental crimes
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will work to prosecute environmental crimes, according to a policy paper published Thursday detailing how the court will select and prioritize cases. The court made the paper available to the public in order (More)
India court orders water sharing in Cauvery River dispute
India's highest court ordered the state of Karnataka to share water with the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu on Monday. The two states have disputed rights to the Cauvery River for decades. Last week the court ruled that Karnataka must share 15,000 (More)
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