Uma Outka

University of Kansas - School of Law

Professor of Law

Green Hall

1535 W. 15th Street

Lawrence, KS 66045-7577

United States

http://law.ku.edu/faculty/uma-outka

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  My current research is focused on energy insecurity in low-income households. Additional works in progress are focused on other aspects of energy justice and the continuing environmental harms of fossil-based energy resources, including the problem of coal ash waste at coal plants still operating, slated for retirement, and retired."  ”

Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Environmental Justice in the Renewable Energy Transition

Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law (University of Missouri School of Law), Forthcoming , Inaugural Symposium Issue, Environmental Justice Issues in Sustainable Development, 2012, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2012
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 639 (51,863)

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environmental justice, renewable energy, solar, wind, biomass, sustainable development, green economy

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The Renewable Energy Footprint

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 30, p. 241, 2011, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 475
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 19 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2014
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 621 (53,853)

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Environmental Law and Fossil Fuels: Barriers to Renewable Energy

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 6, p. 1679, 2012
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 441 (82,179)

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environmental law, energy law, renewable energy, fossil fuel, transition, sustainability

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Siting Renewable Energy: Land Use and Regulatory Context

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 37, p. 1041, 2010, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 427
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 11 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2012
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 372 (100,093)
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renewable energy, solar, biomass, land use, siting, facilities, environmental justice, comprehensive plan, growth management, power plant, distributed generation

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Towards Engaged Scholarship

Pace Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, University of Montana - Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, SUNY Buffalo Law School, Fordham University School of Law, South Texas College of Law, Pace Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Albany Law School, University of San Francisco - School of Law, West Virginia University - College of Law, Vermont Law School, University of Kansas - School of Law, University of Miami - School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Vermont Law School and Vanderbilt Law School
Downloads 335 (112,622)

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legal scholarship, teaching, legal profession, education, pedagogy

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Symposium Essay: The Energy-Land Use Nexus

Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2012, University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper No. 2011‐08
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 160 (229,472)

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energy, land use, renewable, fossil fuel, transportation, sprawl, power plant, distributed generation

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'100 Percent Renewable': Company Pledges and State Energy Law

Utah Law Review, Spring 2019
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 108 (309,587)

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Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar, Public Utility Commission, Corporate Demand, Clean Power, Green Tariff, PPA, Power Purchase Agreement

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Climate, Energy, Justice: The Policy Path to a Just Transition for an Energy-Hungry America

U of Houston Law Center 2021-W-1
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 04 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2021
University of Houston Law Center, Northeastern University - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, University of San Francisco - School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Lewis & Clark Law School, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, University of Cincinnati - College of Law, University of Montana - Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Colorado Law School, University of Kansas - School of Law, UC Hastings Law, University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) and Penn State Law – University Park
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climate change, climate justice, energy, energy policy, climate policy, electricity, electricity policy, transportation

9.

The Obama Administration's Clean Air Act Legacy and the UNFCCC

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Mar 2016
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 93 (341,459)

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Clean Air Act, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change, greenhouse gas regulation

10.

Environmental Injustice and the Problem of the Law

Maine Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 209, 2005
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Mar 2010
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 92 (343,756)

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environmental justice

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Cities and the Low-Carbon Grid

Environmental Law, Vol. 46, No. 105, 2016
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2016
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 83 (366,279)

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cities, local government, renewable energy, municipal, local climate action, climate change, electricity, low-carbon

12.

Reversing Course on Environmental Justice under the Trump Administration

Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2019
University of Kansas - School of Law and University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
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13.

Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 86, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 81 (371,598)

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preemption, energy law, wind, hydraulic fracturing, land use, local government

14.

Nepa and Environmental Justice: Integration, Implementation, and Judicial Review

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 33, pp. 601, 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2014
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 79 (377,098)

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NEPA, environmental justice, categorical exclusion

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Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2021, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 21-12, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 437
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2021
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Wake Forest University - School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Landesa, Legal Action Chicago, Feeding America, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Arizona State University (ASU) - Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Columbia University - Law School, Keystone Research Center, University of California Merced, Feeding America, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Kansas - School of Law, Brookings Institution, Georgetown University - Georgetown University Medical Center, George Washington University - Law School, Vermont Law School, American University - Washington College of Law, California Polytechnic State University, Yale Law School, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Downloads 71 (400,437)

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sustainable development goals; SDG; sustainable development; climate change; Biden Administration; poverty; COVID-19; inequality; partnerships; environmental protection, poverty, hunger, infrastructure, education, justice, decent work, hunger, health

16.

State Lands in Modern Public Land Law

Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
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Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 36, p. 635, 2012, University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper No. 2011‐07
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2012
Uma Outka and Richard C. Feiock
University of Kansas - School of Law and Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy
Downloads 66 (416,305)

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climate change, land use, energy, sustainable development, local government, mitigation, adaptation

18.

Ch. 7: Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry - US

Forthcoming in Van Calster, G., Vandenberghe, W., and Reins, L. (eds), Research Handbook on Climate Mitigation Law, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
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climate mitigation, land use, land use change, forestry, UNFCCC, transportation, energy

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Fairness in the Low-Carbon Shift: Learning from Environmental Justice

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 58 (443,990)
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Environmental Justice, Energy, Fairness, Climate Change, Low-Carbon, Transition

20.

Bioenergy Feedstocks

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (Environmental Law Press, 2018), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2018
Blake Hudson and Uma Outka
University of Florida College of Law and University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 26 (595,352)

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Renewable Energy Siting for the Critical Decade

Kansas Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Apr 2021
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 25 (601,840)

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renewable energy, wind, solar, siting, energy transition, landscape, local, accelerate, energy development, energy sector, climate change mitigation, renewable energy law, land use law

22.

Local Autonomy and Energy Law: Introduction

36 J. of Land Use & Envtl. L. __ (2020)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Feb 2021
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
Downloads 21 (629,093)

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renewable energy, land use, local government, wind, solar, energy, electricity, power plants, climate, cities

23.

Ethical Drivers for the Renewable Energy Transition

Research Handbook on Energy Law and Ethics; Malik R. Dahlan & Rosa Maria Lastra, eds. Edward Elgar, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 08 May 2021
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
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energy law, environmental ethics, energy justice, renewable energy, electric power, electricity, utilities, energy transition

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Accelerating Energy Transition in India: A Comparative Perspective

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 50, No. 10459, 2020
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Dec 2020
Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law
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India, renewable energy, clean energy, Paris Agreement, Nationally Determined Contributions, hybrid renewable, energy access, electricity, energy transition, climate change, wind, solar