John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability; Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center

3800 Vartan Way

Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380

United States

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Scholarly Papers (84)

1.

Climate Change Law: An Introduction

Energy Law Journal, Vol. 29. No. 1, 2008, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Seema M. Kakade
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and U.S. Department of Energy
Downloads 2,116 (4,077)
Citation 3

Abstract:

greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels, Kyoto Protocol, IPCC, climate change, environment

2.

The Ethical Responsibility to Reduce Energy Consumption

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 985, 2009, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-18
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Donald A. Brown
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 987 (16,262)

Abstract:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, equity, ethics, energy efficiency, energy conservation, common but differentiated responsibilities, sustainable development

3.

Making the States Full Partners in a National Climate Change Effort: A Necessary Element for Sustainable Economic Development

Environmental Law Reporter, 2010, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-08
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Ballard Spahr LLP and Center for Climate Strategies
Downloads 958 (17,695)
Citation 2

Abstract:

climate change, Clean Air Act, federalism, legislation, Massachusetts v. EPA, greenhouse gas emissions, states, sustainable development, sustainability

4.

Achieving Early and Substantial Greenhouse Gas Reductions Under a Post-Kyoto Agreement

The Georgetown Int'l Law Review, Vol. 20, p. 573, 2008, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-38
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 20 May 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 787 (23,971)
Citation 2

Abstract:

climate change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, Bali Action Plan, greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels, sustainable development, energy efficiency, trading, cap and trade, precautionary approach, ethics, equity, development, common but differentiated

5.

Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Laws

LAW OF CLEAN ENERGY: EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES, Michael B Gerrard ed., Forthcoming, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-30
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Marianne Tyrrell
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Vermont Law School
Downloads 714 (23,892)
Citation 2

Abstract:

energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, sustainable development, sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Clean Air Act, cap-and-trade, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Framework Convention on Climate Change

6.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation: New Legal Tools and Opportunities

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-06
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach, Robert B. McKinstry Jr. and Darin Lowder
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Ballard Spahr LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP
Downloads 709 (27,165)

Abstract:

energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, sustainable development, sustainability, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, taxation, tax credit, tax deduction

7.

Creating the Law of Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development

Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, Spring 2011, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 649 (29,314)
Citation 1

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, economic development, development, environmental law, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable communities, Cash for Clunkers, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

8.

The Essential and Growing Role of Legal Education in Achieving Sustainability

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-20
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 533 (40,306)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, legal education, law school, environmental law, climate change, biodiversity, Agenda for a Sustainable America, sustainable development-United States, nongovernmental organizations, law, governance, legal profession, lawyer, attorney

9.

The Sustainable Relationship: What the United States and the United Kingdom Can Teach Each Other About Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the National Level

The Environmental Forum, Volume 30, No. 3 May/June 2013, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Apr 2013
John C. Dernbach and Andrea Ross
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Dundee Law School
Downloads 506 (39,754)

Abstract:

climate change, sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, biodiversity, United Kingdom

10.

Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Policy in the United States: Integrating Levels of Government and Economic Sectors

Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 26, 2007, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-20
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Center for Climate Strategies and Ballard Spahr LLP
Downloads 489 (45,682)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, Clean Air Act, federalism, legislation, Massachusetts v. EPA, greenhouse gas emissions, states

11.

A Response to the IPCC Fifth Assessment

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2015, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 9 for 2015-2016, Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 15-42
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
UALR Bowen School of Law, Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Albany Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, Hofstra University - School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law - Boise, University at Buffalo Law School, Oklahoma City University - School of Law, Drake University Law School, Oregon State University, College of Business and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Downloads 487 (36,829)

Abstract:

12.

Robinson Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Examination and Implications

Rutgers U. L. Rev. Vol. 67, 2015, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-10
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2015
John C. Dernbach, James May and Kenneth Kristl
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Widener University Delaware Law School and Widener University Delaware Law School
Downloads 485 (34,130)

Abstract:

oil, gas, Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Robinson Township, environment, environmental, natural gas, DEP

13.

Progress Toward Sustainability: A Report Card and a Recommended Agenda

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 39, p. 10276, 2009, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 469 (41,547)

Abstract:

[comma separated]sustainable development, sustainable development-United States, sustainability, consumption, climate change, Agenda for a Sustainable America, population, poverty, international trade, international finance, official development assistance, natural resources, waste, toxic chemicals,

14.

An Agenda for Sustainable Communities

Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 4, 2009, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-28
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 466 (48,091)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainable communities, climate change, brownfield redevelopment, land use, transportation, sprawl, civil society, governance, education

15.

Sustainable Development as a Framework for National Governance

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 1998
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 05 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 459 (35,931)
Citation 10

Abstract:

sustainable development, Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, UN Conference on Environment and Development, Earth Summit, integrated decision making, precautionary approach, precautionary principle, intergenerational equity, polluter-pays principle, subsidiarity, public participation, environmental law

16.

Stabilizing and then Reducing U.S. Energy Consumption: Legal and Policy Tools for Efficiency and Conservation

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 37, 2007, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-26
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 459 (48,217)
Citation 1

Abstract:

energy efficiency, energy conservation, energy consumption, sustainable development, climate change, stabilization wedge

17.

Evolution of U.S. Climate Policy

Global Climate Change and the U.S. Law, American Bar Association Book Publishing, Second Edition, 2014, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-38
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Robert Altenburg
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and PA Department of Environmental Protection
Downloads 430 (44,330)

Abstract:

climate change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels, environment, Kyoto Protocol, climate change science, Clean Air Act, energy efficiency, National Environmental Policy Act, cap and trade legislation

18.

Sustaining America

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 May 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 410 (55,774)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, Acting as if Tomorrow Matters, Stumbling Toward Sustainability, Agenda for a Sustainable America, environmental law, U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, Earth Summit, law for sustainability, governance, law

19.

Sustainability as a Means of Improving Environmental Justice

19 J. of Sustainability and Envtl. Law 1 (2012), Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-20, Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-17
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Patricia Salkin, John C. Dernbach and Donald A. Brown
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 360 (59,349)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, environmental justice, Acting as if Tomorrow Matters, environmental law, economic development, pollution, green jobs, energy efficiency, social movement

20.

Harnessing Individual Behavior to Address Climate Change: Options for Congress

Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-24
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 May 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 359 (65,280)
Citation 2

Abstract:

climate change, legislation, public participation, energy efficiency, energy conservation, allowances, U.S. legislation, climate change, sustainable development

21.

Navigating the U.S. Transition to Sustainability: Matching National Governance Challenges with Appropriate Legal Tools

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 44, 2008, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-50
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 330 (73,481)
Citation 1

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, national governance, federal government, integrated decision making, Governmental Performance and Results Act, reflexive governance, climate change, environmental law, National Environmental Policy Act, Agenda for a Sustainable America

22.

The 'Cash for Clunkers' Program: A Sustainability Evaluation

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 467, 2011, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-08
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Marianne Tyrrell and John C. Dernbach
Vermont Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 329 (70,077)

Abstract:

energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, sustainable development, sustainability, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act, “cash for clunkers,” clunkers, fuel efficiency, motor vehicles

Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Increasing Transparency for Fiscal Policy

Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, Vol. 26, p. 361, 2001
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Doug Koplow and John C. Dernbach
Earth Track, Inc. and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 313 (79,322)
Citation 6

Abstract:

subsidies, climate change, administrative law, Framework Convention on Climate Change, regulation, taxation, environmental law

Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study of Increasing Transparency for Fiscal Policy

Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, Vol. 26, pp. 361-389, 2001
Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Doug Koplow and John C. Dernbach
Earth Track, Inc. and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Abstract:

24.

Federal Climate Change Legislation as if the States Matter

Section of Natural Resources Law, Forthcoming, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Ballard Spahr LLP, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Center for Climate Strategies
Downloads 289 (84,701)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, legislation,environment, clean air act, emmissions reductions, greenhouse gas

25.

The Unfinished Story of the Rio Plus 20 Conference

Daily Environment Report, 194 DEN B-1, 10/09/2012, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-18
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 225 (107,940)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, national governance, Acting as if Tomorrow Matters, Rio 20, Cloud of Commitments, Sustainable Energy for All, sustainability indicators, United Nations, U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), Commission on Sustainable Development

26.

Sustainable Development: Now More than Ever

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2002, STUMBLING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY, John C. Dernbach, ed., 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 211 (106,517)
Citation 3

Abstract:

sustainable development, Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, Brundtland Commission, national governance, development, integrated decision making, environmental law, polluter-pays principle, intergenerational equity, public participation, common but differentiated responsibilities

27.

A Legislative History of Article 1, Section 27 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Showing Source Documents

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-18
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 02 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2015
John C. Dernbach and Ed J. Sonnenberg
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 198 (100,399)

Abstract:

Article I, Section 27; state constitutional law; public trust doctrine; environmental law; property rights; constitutional law; state constitutional law; Pennsylvania; sustainable development; environmental rights; constitutional environmental law; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Robinson Township

28.

Still Stumbling Toward Sustainability: U.S. National Governance, 2002-2007

John C. Dernbach, AGENDA FOR A SUSTAINABLE AMERICA, Environmental Law Institute Press, 2009, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No., 08-32
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 152 (158,496)

Abstract:

sustainable development, United States, federal government, Governmental Performance and Results Act, sustainable development indicators, public education, national strategy, partnerships, climate change

29.

Environmental Laws and Sustainability: An Introduction

Sustainability, Vol. 3, p. 531, 2011, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-14
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Joel A. Mintz
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Nova Southeastern University
Downloads 141 (157,646)

Abstract:

Environmental Law, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Integrated Decision-Making, Law For Sustainability, Governance, Law, Legal Institution

30.

Moving the Climate Change Debate from Models to Proposed Legislation: Lessons from State Experience

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2000
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 137 (167,678)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol, climate change, states, state government, sustainable development, sustainability climate change, state climate change initiatives, federal climate change legislation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, federalism, federal government, state g

31.

Achieving Sustainable Development: The Centrality and Multiple Facets of Integrated Decisionmaking

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 10, p. 247, 2003
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 May 2007
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 137 (162,972)
Citation 2

Abstract:

sustainable devleopment, decisionmaking, integrated decisionmaking, precautionary approach, intergenerational equity

32.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation as Ethical Responsibilities: Suggestions for IPCC Working Group III

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Feb 2008
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 131 (165,872)

Abstract:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group III, Mitigation of Climate Change, climate change, equity, ethics, energy efficiency, energy conservation, common but differentiated responsibilities, sustainable development

33.

Pursuing Sustainable Communities: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Urban Lawyer, Vol. 35, p. 495, 2003
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 May 2007
John C. Dernbach and Scott Bernstein
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Center for Neighborhood Technology
Downloads 129 (174,420)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainable communities, brownfield redevelopment, land use, transportation, housing, public information, public health services, education

34.

Stumbling Toward Sustainability

STUMBLING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY, John C. Dernbach, ed., Environmental Law Institute, 2002
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Nov 2007
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 116 (175,449)
Citation 1

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainable development-United States, consumption, population, international trade, international finance, official development assistance, natural resources, waste, toxic chemicals, nongovernmental actors, education, governance

35.

Why Lawyers Should Care about Sustainable Development

Environmental Forum, Vol. 19, July/August 2002
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 115 (188,509)

Abstract:

sustainable development, environmental law, legal profession, lawyer, attorney, legal ethics, pollution control

36.

Taking the Pennsylvania Constitution Seriously When it Protects the Environment: Part I - An Interpretative Framework for Article I, Section 27

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 4, 1999
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 112 (176,477)

Abstract:

environmental law, property rights, constitutional law, state constitutional law, Pennsylvania, sustainable development, public trust doctrine, environmental rights

37.

Overcoming the Behavioral Impetus for Greater U.S. Energy Consumption

Global Business & Development Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 15, 2007 , Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 106 (207,357)

Abstract:

regulation, energy consumption, energy efficiency, individual behavior, climate change, environmental law, motor vehicles, buildings, appliances

38.

Facing Down the So-Called Agenda 21 ‘Conspiracy’ Lessons for Planners

Planning Magazine, February 2015, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-26
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 103 (178,510)

Abstract:

sustainable, sustainability, land use, Agenda 21, UN Conference on Environment

39.

Citizen Suits and Sustainability

Widener Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 98 (214,307)

Abstract:

sustainable development, environmental law, citizen suit, Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill, standing,environment, public participation, Agenda 21, Rio Declaration

40.

Pollution Control and Sustainable Industry

Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 12, p. 101, Fall 1997
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 94 (214,307)

Abstract:

sustainable industry, industry, Agenda 21, sustainable development, environmental law, pollution prevention, pollution control, consumption

41.

Next Generation Recycling and Waste Reduction: Building on the Success of Pennsylvania’s 1988 Legislation

Widener Law Journal, Forthcoming, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 91 (207,357)

Abstract:

municipal solid waste, recycling, waste reduction, source reduction, sustainable development, sustainability, climate change, global warming, legislation, greenhouse gases

42.

Sustainable Development

Science and Politics (Sage Publications), edited by Brent S. Steel, 2014, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 13-24
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 90 (194,496)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable, environment, conservation, Rio, climate change

43.

Taking the Pennsylvania Constitution Seriously When it Protects the Environment: Part II - Environmental Rights and Public Trust

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 104, 1999
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 12 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 90 (194,496)

Abstract:

environmental law, property rights, constitutional law, state constitutional law, Pennsylvania, sustainable development, public trust doctrine, environmental rights

44.

The Unfocused Regulation of Toxic and Hazardous Pollutants

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1997
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 13 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 89 (211,445)

Abstract:

environmental law, pollution prevention, risk assessment, risk management, regulation, pollution control, toxics, toxic chemicals, hazardous, environmental regulation, toxics release inventory, EPCRA

45.

Essential Reading on Sustainable Development Law

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 18 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
Andrea Ross and John C. Dernbach
Dundee Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 83 (212,832)

Abstract:

bibliography, sustainable development, sustainable, sustainability

46.

Can Shale Gas Help Accelerate the Transition to Sustainability?

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 57:1, 2015
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and James May
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University Delaware Law School
Downloads 76 (169,601)

Abstract:

sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, shale, shale gas, climate, hydrofracturing, greenhouse gas emissions, land use

47.

Amending the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Bill to Harness Individual Behavior

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-42
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 May 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 74 (265,270)

Abstract:

climate change, legislation, energy efficiency, energy conservation, allowances, offsets, U.S. legislation, climate change, sustainable development, Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act

48.

Industrial Waste: Saving the Worst for Last?

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 10283, 1990
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 72 (257,358)

Abstract:

[comma separated] industrial waste, industrial solid waste, coal ash, bottom ash, fly ash, disposal impoundment, solid waste, waste disposal, groundwater contamination, groundwater pollution, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, residual waste, Pennsylvania

49.

Sustainable Versus Unsustainable Propositions

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2002
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 71 (255,454)

Abstract:

sustainable development, Lomborg, skeptical environmentalist, environment, science, environmental law, national governance

50.

Learning from the President's Council on Sustainable Development: The Need for a Real National Strategy

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 10648, 2002
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 69 (261,289)
Citation 1

Abstract:

sustainable development, national governance, integrated decision making, President's Council on Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Government Performance and Results Act, sustainable development indicators, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

51.

Targets, Timetables and Effective Implementing Mechanisms: Necessary Building Blocks for Sustainable Development

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 27, p. 79, 2002
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Apr 2007
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 55 (284,675)

Abstract:

sustainable development, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Millennium Development Goals, targets and timetables, implementation

52.

Sustainable Development and its Discontents

Journal of Transnational Environmental Law, Forthcoming, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-33
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Jul 2015
Federico Cheever and John C. Dernbach
University of Denver Sturm College of Law (deceased) and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 45 (108,926)

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53.

The Potential Meanings of a Constitutional Public Trust

Environmental Law, Vol. 45, No. 463, 2015, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-12
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 36 (235,868)

Abstract:

Robinson Township, constitutional law, Article I, Section 27; Pennsylvania constitution, constitutional environmental law, public trust

54.

The Growing Importance of Sustainability to Lawyers and the ABA

Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 44, No. 6, July-Aug. 2013, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-64
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Aug 2013
John C. Dernbach, Lee A. DeHihns III and Ira R. Feldman
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Alston & Bird LLP and Greentrack Strategies
Downloads 33 (349,620)

Abstract:

sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, greenhouse gas, NEPA, SEER, WSSD, ABA

55.

Pennsylvania's Implementation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act: An Assessment of How 'Cooperative Federalism' Can Make State Regulatory Programs More Effective

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1985, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-16
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 32 (322,540)

Abstract:

Pennsylvania, coal mining, coal, strip mining, surface coal mining, regulation, environmental law, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

56.

Reflections on Comparative Law, Environmental Law, and Sustainability

3 Widener Law Symposium Journal 279 (1998), Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-04
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Dec 2012
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 31 (366,346)

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable development law, comparative law, environmental law

57.

Legal Education for Sustainability: A Report on US Progress

Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 5:2 (2011): 225–232, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-14,
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Jun 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 21 (377,092)

Abstract:

Sustainable development, sustainability, legal education, law school, environmental law, climate change

58.

Toward a National Sustainable Development Strategy

Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 69, 2002, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-06
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Dec 2012
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
Downloads 20 (400,686)
Citation 1

Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable development law, national governance, integrated decision making, President’s Council on Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Government Performance and Results Act, sustainable development indicators

59.

Making Sustainable Development Happen: From Johannesburg to Albany

Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal, Vol. 8, No. 173, 2004, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, sustainable development, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, Millennium Development Goals, Stumbling toward Sustainability, New York

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The Global Environment Facility: Financing the Treaty Obligations of Developing Nations

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 23, No. 10124, 1993, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Global Environment Facility, U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, sustainable development, Convention on Biological Diversity, Framework Convention on Climate Change, Agenda 21

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U.S. Adherence to its Agenda 21 Commitments: A Five-Year Review

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 27, 1997
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainable development-United States, Agenda 21, official development assistance, natural resources, environmental law, national strategy, President’s Council on Sustainable Development, consumption, climate change, education, governance

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Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, p. 50, 2010 , Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-08
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Jan 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable development law, comparative law, environmental law

63.

Sustainable Development and the United States

Agenda for a Sustainable America, Chapter 1, John C. Dernbach, ed., Environmental Law Institute, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Nov 2014
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, Agenda 21, Earth Summit, Rio Declaration, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation

64.

Metallic Mining and Reclamation in Michigan: Environmental Management as a Gentler Approach

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 10, No. 323, 1977, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Feb 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Michigan, metallic mining, iron mining, copper mining, reclamation, environmental law, surface mining, underground mining, regulation

65.

The ABA Embraces Sustainability: From the Earth Summit to Rio 20 and Beyond

International Law News. Vol. 44:1 2015, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2016
John C. Dernbach and Ira R. Feldman
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Greentrack Strategies
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Abstract:

ABA, American Bar Association, sustainability, task force, sustainable development, SIL, SEER, Lee DeHihns

66.

Goal Setting in Environmental Decision Making

Environmental Decision Making (Robert Glicksman & LeRoy Paddock eds., Edward Elgar, 2016, Forthcoming), Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-18
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Aug 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

goals, targets and timetables, sustainable development, United States, European Union, climate change

67.

Can the Battle Against Climate Change Become an Effective Social Movement?

11 ETHICS SCI. & ENVTL.POL. 27 (2011), Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-14
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

climate change, civil disobedience, greenhouse gas emmissions, carbon, social movement, Lemons & Brown, protest, necessity defense

68.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Encyclopedia of Climate Law (Daniel A. Farber & Marjan Peeters eds., Edward Elgar, 2016), Forthcoming, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-16
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Aug 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, energy intensity, greenhouse gas emissions

69.

Recognition of Environmental Rights for Pennsylvania Citizens: A Tribute to Chief Justice Castille

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-10
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 May 2015 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
John C. Dernbach and Marc Prokopchak
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University Delaware Law School
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Abstract:

Chief Justice Castille, environmental, environmental rights, Pennsylvania constitution, Article I, Section 27, Robinson Township, Payne

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The Other Ninety-Six Percent

Environmental Forum, p. 10, January/February 1993, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-20
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

industrial waste, industrial solid waste, coal ash, disposal impoundment, solid waste, waste disposal, groundwater contamination, groundwater pollution, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, residual waste, Pennsylvania, sustainable development

71.

Out of Focus

Environmental Forum, p. 24, November/December 1996, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-18
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

environmental law, pollution prevention, risk assessment, risk management, regulation, pollution control, toxics, toxic chemicals, hazardous, environmental regulation, toxics release inventory, EPCRA

72.

Toward a Climate Change Strategy for Pennsylvania

12 Penn State Environmental Law Review 181 (2004), Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-02
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Dec 2012
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

sustainability, sustainable development, climate change, global warming, climate change strategy, climate change law, sustainable development law, Pennsylvania

73.

Pathways to a Zero-Carbon Future

The Environmental Forum, July/August 2017, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 17-04
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

climate change, decarbonization, zero carbon, global warming, Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, Paris Agreement

74.

Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 May 2017 Last Revised: 16 May 2017
William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, University at Buffalo Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, Oklahoma City University - School of Law, Drake University Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of California, Santa Barbara - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Oregon State University, College of Business and University of California Hastings College of the Law
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Abstract:

Zero Sum, Environmental Law, Rhetoric, Trade Offs

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Making Economic Development and Job Creation Drivers of Serious Action on Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 17-02
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Feb 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

zero sum game, sustainable development, climate change, environmental protection, Donald Trump

76.

Teaching Applied Sustainability: A Practicum Based on Drafting Ordinances

Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-48
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
John C. Dernbach and Jonathan D. Rosenbloom
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Drake University Law School
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Abstract:

Sustainability, Ordinances, Local Government, Legislative Drafting, Ordinance Drafting, Municipal Government, Trade Association, Municipality

77.

Sustainable Development in Law Practice: A Lens for Addressing All Legal Problems

Widener University, Commonwealth Law School, Legal Studies Research Paper Series no. 15-44
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable, law firm, law practice

78.

Making the Paris Agreement Work

The Environmental Forum, September/October 2016, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-42
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2016
John C. Dernbach and Donald A. Brown
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Zero Carbon, Global Warming, Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, Paris Agreement

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Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Lessons from California and Germany

82 Brooklyn Law Review 825, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-40
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Zero Carbon, Global Warming, Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, Paris Agreement, California, Germany

80.

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy: Framing the Sustainability Questions

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy: Law and Policy for Sustainability, 2016, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-38
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 May 2016 Last Revised: 07 May 2016
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Shale Gas, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Shale Gas and the Future of Energy, Energy, Energy Law, Unconventional Shale Gas Development

81.

Introduction: Shale Gas and the Future of Energy

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy: Law and Policy for Sustainability (Edward Elgar 2016), Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-36
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 May 2016 Last Revised: 08 May 2016
John C. Dernbach and James May
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University Delaware Law School
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Abstract:

shale gas, sustainability, sustainable development, Shale Gas and the Future of Energy, energy, energy law, unconventional shale gas development

82.

Asking the Right Questions About the Future of Shale Gas

John Marshall Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 377, 2015, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-28
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2016
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, shale, shale gas, climate change, Paris Agreement, hydrofracturing, greenhouse gas emissions

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A Legislative History of Article 1, Section 27 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Widener Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2015, Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-22
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 01 Nov 2015
John C. Dernbach and Ed J. Sonnenberg
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School and Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Article I, Section 27; state constitutional law; public trust doctrine; environmental law; property rights; constitutional law; state constitutional law; Pennsylvania; sustainable development; environmental rights; constitutional environmental law; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Robinson Township

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Creating Legal Pathways to a Zero-Carbon Future

Creating Legal Pathways to a Zero Carbon Future Legal and Policy Responses to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment, in 46 ELR 10780 (2016)., Widener Law Commonwealth Research Paper No. 15-24,
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2017
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

climate change, decarbonization, zero carbon, global warming, Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, Paris Agreement

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Brief of Amici Curiae Climate Scientists in Support of Petitioners, Massachussetts v. EPA, 415 F.3d 50 (D.C. Cir. 2005) (Aug. 31, 2006)

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 05-1120
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Dec 2006
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, Ballard Spahr LLP and University of Wisconsin Law School
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Abstract:

climate change, Clean Air Act, Massachusetts v. EPA, Amicus brief, scientists, scientific certainty

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Brief of Amicus Curiae: Widener University Law School Environmental Law and Sustainability Center

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 May 2015
John C. Dernbach
Widener University - Commonwealth Law School
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Abstract:

Robinson Township, Article I, Section 27; Pennsylvania constitution, constitutional environmental law, public trust