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The eJournal is sponsored by the Environmental Law Center at the Vermont Law School, home to one of the nation's leading environmental law programs. Since establishing the Environmental Law Center in 1978, Vermont Law School has been training people to be environmental leaders in government, nonprofits, corporations, and private practice - locally, nationally, and internationally. With the largest and deepest graduate environmental law program in the country, the Environmental Law Center offers the most comprehensive environmental law and policy curriculum in the nation for law students, and also confers the Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) and Master of Laws in Environmental Law (LLM) degrees, as well as a joint JD/MELP degree. The Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center is also home to the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Climate Legacy Initiative, Land Use Institute, Partnership for Environmental Law in China, and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.



NATURAL RESOURCES LAW & POLICY eJOURNAL
Sponsored by the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School

"Security Implications of Conflicts, Crises and Disasters in the International Energy Industry: Legal and Policy Considerations" Free Download
Susan C. Breau and Katja L.H. Samuel (eds.) Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law (Edward Elgar, 2016, Forthcoming)

TADE OYEWUNMI, University of Eastern Finland - Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law
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The aim of this chapter is to identify and discuss the relationship between energy-related conflicts, crises and disasters on the one hand and security of energy supplies in the international energy industry (especially oil and gas, which are the main primary forms of energy sources) on the other hand. This discussion will be carried out from an energy law and policy perspective, while focusing on issues relating to the protection and safeguarding of critical energy infrastructure and supplies by identifying relevant developments in key regions and countries. The functional effectiveness of identified policies and regulations relating to the security and long-term reliability of energy networks are examined in the light of the implications of unresolved conflicts, crises events and disasters on energy supply.

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Oil and Gas Company Pursuant to Estoppel by Deed" Free Download

SAMANTHA QUINN STEWART, Zimmer Kunz, PLLC
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On March 29, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Shedden v. Anadarko E&P, 103 MAP 2014, in favor of Defendant Anadarko E.&P. Company, LP (“Anadarko�). In this case, Plaintiffs Leo E. Shedden and Sandra L. Shedden (“Plaintiffs�) sought to invalidate Anadarko’s lease to one half of the oil and gas underlying their property on the basis that Plaintiffs did not own title to that half of the oil and gas, roughly thirty one acres of Plaintiffs’ sixty two acre parcel, when they signed a lease with Anadarko in 2006. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court’s decision that Anadarko held the oil and gas rights to Plaintiffs’ entire sixty two acre property pursuant to its lease.

"Agricultural Zoning: Impacts and Future Directions" Free Download
North Illinois University Law Review, Vol. 22, 2002

MARK W. CORDES, Northern Illinois University - College of Law
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Farmland preservation has become a growing societal concern over the past two decades and is now a common component of any serious discussion of environmental land-use controls. All levels of government have perceived farmland preservation as an important societal goal and have responded with a variety of programs to slow and control the rate of conversion. This article will examine agricultural zoning as a farmland preservation tool. Part one will briefly examine types of agricultural zoning restrictions. Part two, which is the main focus of the article, will examine the impacts of agricultural zoning from four perspectives: (1) Its Legal Impact; (2) Its Economic Impact; (3) Its Development Impact; and (4) Its Effectiveness as a farmland preservation tool. Finally, the last section of the article will give some brief recommendations on the directions agricultural zoning might take.

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About this eJournal

Sponsored by: Institute for Energy and the Environment at the Vermont Law School. This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts dealing with the regulation, management, and distribution of natural resources. The eJournal will discuss a diverse array of natural resource topics such as public and private land use, wildlife and biodiversity, forest protection, mineral rights, parks and wilderness, the public trust doctrine, water and wetlands, and tribal lands and resources.

Editor: Melissa K. Scanlan, Vermont Law School

Submissions

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Directors

ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW EJOURNALS

BERNARD S. BLACK
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Email: bblack@northwestern.edu

RONALD J. GILSON
Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Email: rgilson@leland.stanford.edu

Please contact us at the above addresses with your comments, questions or suggestions for LSN-Sub.

Advisory Board

Natural Resources Law & Policy eJournal

LEE P. BRECKENRIDGE
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

HOLLY DOREMUS
James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

TIMOTHY P. DUANE
Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

JONATHAN NASH
Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

DAVE OWEN
Professor of Law, University of California - Hastings College of the Law

ROBERT V. PERCIVAL
Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law

MELISSA POWERS
Assistant Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

J. B. RUHL
David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School

MARK STEPHEN SQUILLACE
Professor of Law and Director of the Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

STEPH TAI
Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

JAY WEXLER
Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law