This article assesses how the Green New Deal, and particularly renewable energy, will fare under current siting and environmental protection statutory regimes and concludes that for the Green New Deal to success in its renewable energy and infrastructure goals, these regulatory regimes will need to tolerate more streamlined, top-down, preemptive…
This book chapter synthesizes the body of work using complexity science—the study of complex adaptive systems—to explore the theoretical and empirical bases for thinking of legal systems as complex adaptive systems.
This article discusses the problem of cascade failures and how to control them, and the particular governance challenges for strategies to control such failures in the context of large scale social-ecological-technological systems.
This article traces the policy evolution that embedded consideration of ecosystem services in lands management, assesses why and how that happened and what it means for the future of lands management, and argues that land management agencies' emphasis on the flow of ecosystem services from public lands to off-site human…
This essay explains the Supreme Court decision requiring agency to determine if an area is a species' "habitat" before it can be designated as critical habitat under the ESA and provides suggestions for how to define habitat, which is not done by statute or regulation.
This article identifies barriers to an integrated approach to the ESA's Section 7 Consultation requirement and characterizes a set of strategies for overcoming its rigidity that may have broader applicability.
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