Alexandra B. Klass

University of Minnesota Law School

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

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, Pace Law School, 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
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Transporting Oil and Gas: U.S. Infrastructure Challenges

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 3, 2015, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-17
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 20 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2015
Alexandra B. Klass and Danielle Meinhardt
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School - Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology
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oil, petroleum, natural gas, oil pipelines, natural gas pipelines, shale gas, shale oil, FERC, Keystone XL Pipeline, Bakken Shale, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, LNG, energy, transportation, rail

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Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration: Assessing a Liability Regime for Long-Term Storage of Carbon Dioxide

58 Emory L.J. 103 (2008)
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 11 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Alexandra B. Klass and Elizabeth J. Wilson
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Downloads 492 (55,174)
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carbon, capture, sequestration, climate change, global warming, tort liaiblity, insurance, bonding, property rights, geologic sequestration

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Interstate Transmission Challenges for Renewable Energy: A Federalism Mismatch

65 Vanderbilt Law Review 1801 (2012), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-11
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2015
Alexandra B. Klass and Elizabeth J. Wilson
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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renewable energy, wind, energy, FERC, RTO, ISO, Federalism, electricity, utilities, transmission lines, transmission

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Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration, and Property Rights

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2010, 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-15
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Elizabeth J. Wilson and Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota - Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 441 (63,247)
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climate change, carbon sequestration, carbon storage, geologic carbon sequestration, property rights, fifth amendment, takings, physical takings, regulatory takings, natural gas act, underground waste injection, secondary oil and gas recovery

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The Frontier of Eminent Domain

79 University of Colorado Law Review 651 (2008)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2013
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 401 (70,905)
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public use, takings, Interior West, property reforms, split-estate, economic development, eminent domain, fifth amendment, due process, natural resources, oil, gas, coalbed methane, Kelo

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Adverse Possession and Conservation: Expanding Traditional Notions of Use and Possession

77 University of Colorado Law Review 283 (2006)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 390 (73,206)
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Adverse Possession, Conservation, Environmental Law, Property, Undeveloped

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Punitive Damages and Valuing Harm

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 83, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-08
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2007
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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punitive damages, tort, environmental law, natural resources, due process, damages, Exxon Valdez

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From Reservoirs to Remediation: The Impact of CERCLA on Common Law Strict Liability Environmental Claims

39 Wake Forest Law Review 903 (2004)
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 11 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2014
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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Modern Public Trust Principles: Recognizing Rights and Integrating Standards

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 699, 2006, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-51
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Oct 2006
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 348 (83,639)
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Public Trust Doctrine, Environment, Property, Environmental Rights, Environmental Protection, Constitutional Law, Common Law, Natural Resources

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Property Rights on the New Frontier: Climate Change, Natural Resource Development, and Renewable Energy

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 38, p. 63, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-61
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2015
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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Climate Change, Natural Resources, Solar, Wind, Renewable Energy, Property Rights, Water Law, Prior Appropriation, Mining Law, Land Use Planning, State Permitting, Public Lands

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Energy Policy, Extraterritoriality, and the Dormant Commerce Clause

5 San Diego J. of Climate & Energy L. 127 (2013-2014), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2017
Alexandra B. Klass and Elizabeth Henley
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law
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Climate Change and the Convergence of Environmental and Energy Law

24 Fordham Environmental Law Review 180 (2013), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2013
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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Climate Change, Environmental Law, Energy Law, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Global Warming Solutions Act, Next Generation Energy Act

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Renewable Energy and the Public Trust Doctrine

45 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1021 (2012), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2015
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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renewable energy, wind energy, solar energy, public lands, federal lands, public trust doctrine, offshore wind, onshore wind

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Common Law and Federalism in the Age of the Regulatory State

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 545, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-26
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Jun 2006
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 258 (115,741)
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Environment, Federalism, Common Law, Tort, Natural Resources, Environmental Law

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Revitalizing Dormant Commerce Clause Review for Interstate Coordination

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 1 , 2015, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-07, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-14
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 02 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2015
Alexandra B. Klass and Jim Rossi
University of Minnesota Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Federalism, Dormant Commerce Clause, Energy Markets, Energy Law, Renewable Energy, Electricity Transmission, Oil Pipelines, Eminent Domain, Public Utilities

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Remaking Energy: The Critical Role of Energy Consumption Data

104 Cal. L. Rev. 1095 (2016), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-28
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 15 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 May 2017
Alexandra B. Klass and Elizabeth J. Wilson
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Downloads 223 (133,986)

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smart grid, customer energy usage data, energy consumption data, distributed generation, micro-grids, distributed energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, building benchmarking, privacy, TRI, GHG emissions data, green buildings, health care data, education data

18.

Takings and Transmission

91 North Carolina Law Review 1079 (2013), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-48
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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takings, eminent domain, electric transmission lines, renewable energy, merchant transmission lines, FERC Order 1000, Interstate Transmission Lines, Kelo, federalism

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State Innovation and Preemption: Lessons from State Climate Change Efforts

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review,, Vol. 42, p. 1653, 2008, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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federal preemption, state law, federalism, climate change, global warming, environmental law, air pollution, supremacy clause, agency action, EPA, FDA

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Punitive Damages after Exxon Shipping Company v. Baker: The Quest for Predictability and the Role of Juries

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 7, p. 182, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-35
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Jun 2010
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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punitive damages, due process, ratios, Exxon Valdez, oil spill, deterrence, predictability, retribution, juries

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Tax Benefits, Property Rights, and Mandates: Considering the Future of Government Support for Renewable Energy

20 J. of Envtl. & Sustainability L. 19 (2013), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-11
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 187 (158,028)

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tax policy, natural resources, energy policy, production tax credit, PTC, renewable fuel standard, low carbon fuel standard, climate change, renewable portfolio standards, eminent domain, split estate, biofuels, ethanol, wind energy, solar energy

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Energy Consumption Data: The Key to Improved Energy Efficiency

6 San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law 69 (2015), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-13
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 May 2015 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
Alexandra B. Klass and Elizabeth J. Wilson
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Downloads 181 (162,715)

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Energy efficiency, green buildings, energy consumption data, smart meters, data privacy, building benchmarking, customer energy usage data, consumer energy usage data, climate change

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Reconstituting the Federalism Battle in Energy Transportation

41 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 423 (2017), University of Minnesota Law School, Legal Studies Research Paper Series, No. 16-27, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-09
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 10 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2017
Alexandra B. Klass and Jim Rossi
University of Minnesota Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 178 (165,137)

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Constitution Pipeline, Plains and Eastern Clean Line, Clean Line Energy Partners, renewable energy, federalism, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Clean Water Act Certification, electric tranasmission lines, eminent domain, natural gas, electricity

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State Standards for Nationwide Products Revisited: Federalism, Green Building Codes, and Appliance Efficiency Standards

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 335, 2010, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-38
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2014
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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federalism, preemption, appliance efficiency, green building, LEED, climate change, greenhouse gases

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Expanding the U.S. Electric Transmission and Distribution Grid to Meet Deep Decarbonization Goals

Michael B. Gerrard & John Dernbach, eds., Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (2018 from ELI) Forthcoming, Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 47, 2017
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Sep 2017
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 177 (165,967)

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electric transmission lines, climate change, decarbonization, deep decarbonization, land use, public utility commissions, federal power act, federal energy regulatory commission, eminent domain, takings, land use, electric grid, wind energy, energy storage, public lands, electric utilities, departme

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Restoring the Trust: Water Resources and the Public Trust Doctrine, A Manual for Advocates

CPR White Paper #908, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-41
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Sep 2009
Alexandra B. Klass and Ling-Yee Huang
University of Minnesota Law School and Independent
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public trust, water, groundwater, riparian, prior appropriation, Fifth Amendment takings, background principle

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Bees, Trees, Preemption and Nuisance: a New Path to Resolving Pesticide Land Disputes

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 32, p. 763, 2005
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2008
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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Pesticides, Children's Health Policy and Common Law Tort Claims

7 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 89 (2005)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 Nov 2005
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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Children's Health, Daubert, Pesticides, Tort, Burden of Proof, Evidence, Products Liability, Common Law

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Tort Experiments in the Laboratories of Democracy

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 50, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-37
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2009
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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tort law, federalism, preemption, punitive damags, privacy rights, publicity rights, Supreme Court, Congress, consumer protection, environmental protection

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Future-Proofing Energy Transport Law

94 Wash. U. L. Rev. 827 (2017), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 18 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2017
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 140 (202,254)

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oil pipelines, gas pipelines, electric transmission lines, merchant transmission lines, oil by rail, federalism, energy transport, renewable energy

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When Do State Transmission Siting Laws Violate the Constitution?

Electricity Journal, vol 28, issue 7, pp. 6-18 (2015), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-44, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2016
Alexandra B. Klass and Jim Rossi
University of Minnesota Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Dormant Commerce Clause, Energy Law, Electric Power, Transmission, Infrastructure, Renewable Power

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The Electric Grid at a Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines

48 UC Davis Law Review 1895 (2015), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-37
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 29 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2015
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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electric transmission lines, preemption, natural gas, electricity, energy policy act, regional transmission organizations, RTOs, ISOs, energy, energy transportation, natural gas pipelines, electric transmission lines, natural gas act

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The Clean Power Plan: Issues to Watch

Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert, No. 1506, August 2015, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-50, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-50, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 12 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2016
University of San Francisco - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Syracuse University College of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Houston Law Center, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Cincinnati - College of Law
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Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Power Plan, Clean Air Act, federalism, environmental justice, energy, cap-and-trade, offsets

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The Public Trust Doctrine in the Shadow of State Environmental Rights Laws: A Case Study

45 Environmental Law 431 (2015), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-15
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jun 2015
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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public trust doctrine, environmental law, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Environmental Rights Act, groundwater wells, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, natural resources, public trust resources, public trust principles

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Energy and Animals: A History of Conflict

San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law, Vol. 3, p. 159, 2012, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Apr 2012
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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renewable energy, energy, hydropower, coal, oil and gas, endangered species, animals, animal protection

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Public Utilities and Transportation Electrification

104 Iowa Law Review 545 (2019)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 31 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2019
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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electric vehicles, EV charging, transportation electrification, deep decarbonization, public utility commissions, regulated industries, electric utilities, public utility regulation, independent agencies, agency procedures, agency adjudication, agency rulemaking, zero emission vehicles

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Life Cycle Analysis and Transportation Energy

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 485, 2017, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-20
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2017
Alexandra B. Klass and Andrew Heiring
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, School of Law, Students
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life cycle analysis, life cycle assessment, renewable fuels standard, electric vehicles, energy transportation, greenhouse gas emissions, biofuels, corn ethanol

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CERCLA, State Law, and Federalism in the 21st Century

41 Southwestern L. Rev. 679 (2012), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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CERCLA, contamination, remediation, federalism, MERLA, jury trials, contaminated property, cleanup, hazardous substance, hazardous waste

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Energy and Eminent Domain

104 Minn. L. Rev. (Forthcoming), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 413
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2019
James W. Coleman and Alexandra B. Klass
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
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energy law, eminent domain, pipeline, power line, property law, constitutional law, just compensation, oil and gas, power transmission, takings, carbon, climate change, fracking, linear infrastructure

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Carbon Sequestration and Sustainability

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 237, 2008
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Alexandra B. Klass and Sara E. Bergan
University of Minnesota Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Geologic Carbon Capture and Sequestration, CCS, Sustainability, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change Mitigation

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Regulating the Energy 'Free Riders'

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Apr 2019
Alexandra B. Klass
University of Minnesota Law School
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energy efficiency, rooftop solar, distributed solar, value of solar tariff, free rider, EVs, electric vehicles, EV charging, public utility commissions, cost-benefit analysis, precautionary principle