Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1738438
 
 

Footnotes (52)



 


 



Oil and Freshwater Don’t Mix: Transnational Regulation of Drilling in the Great Lakes


Noah D. Hall


Wayne State University Law School

November 20, 2010

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2011
Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 10-18

Abstract:     
In the wake of the Gulf oil blowout disaster, there is renewed interest in protecting the freshwater of the Great Lakes from the risks of oil drilling. The region has significant oil resources that would be economically and technologically accessible through drilling in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes bottomlands and shorelines are subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of two countries – the United States and Canada – and eight American states. While the existing legal regime lacks uniformity and is characterized by jurisdictional inconsistency and potential for transboundary pollution externalities, oil drilling is mostly prohibited. With strong public support for protecting the Great Lakes, there is an opportunity to further strengthen oil drilling regulation in the Great Lakes through international and domestic law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Oil Drilling, Great Lakes, Gas Drilling, Canada, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Boundary Waters Treaty

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: January 12, 2011 ; Last revised: August 26, 2013

Suggested Citation

Hall, Noah D., Oil and Freshwater Don’t Mix: Transnational Regulation of Drilling in the Great Lakes (November 20, 2010). Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2011; Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 10-18. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1738438

Contact Information

Noah D. Hall (Contact Author)
Wayne State University Law School ( email )
471 Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 534
Downloads: 76
Download Rank: 192,601
Footnotes:  52

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo6 in 0.282 seconds