Reclaiming environmental law: a normative critique of comparative risk analysis
Comparative risk analysis is being adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency as a technique for decision-making. The methodology seems to be rational and scientific and to offer a coordinated approach to environmental problems. However, the technique overemphasizes expected losses in the form of aggregate mortality and morbidity figures. Other important factors, such as the distribution of risks, are not considered. Comparative risk analysis also tends to favor the status quo, assumes that environmental risks must be traded off against each other and makes fundamental policy changes less likely.
Publication Name: Columbia Law Review
Draft state environment protection policy (groundwaters of Victoria)
The Victorian Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an policy on the protection of groundwater. The policy is the first State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) release by an Australian state agency. Under the scheme, permits and plans are subject to certain standards for solids that may be release into the groundwater. All groundwater that has a beneficial use is protected under this SEPP. The EPA will also review groundwater quality on a periodic basis.
Publication Name: Australian Business Law Review
The summary of the report "Ideology and Ecology." (Soviet Union) (1991 Bellagio Conference on U.S.-U.S.S.R. Environmental Protection Institutions)
The environmental policies that led to the dismal state of affairs in the Soviet Union saw a brief hiatus under perestroika. These policies may be renewed under the immense pressure of economic transformation. The ecological consciousness that was part of the move to reform the government is faltering before these pressures. Approximately 16% of the Soviet Union is considered in disastrous condition, and an international approach will be necessary.
Publication Name: Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
- Abstracts: Reading death sentences: the narrative construction of capital punishment. Punishment postgenocide: from guilt to shame to civis in Rwanda
- Abstracts: Reconceptualizing American legal professionalism: a proposal for deliberative moral community
- Abstracts: A personal perspective on disclosure as a future ethical imperative
- Abstracts: Standing to allege violations of the doctrine of specialty: an examination of the relationship between the individual and the sovereign
- Abstracts: World Bank's standards: an eco authority; the environmental guidelines serve as the model for export credit agencies and are invoked in other banks' loan documents