Assessing Environmental Governance of the Hudson River Valley: Application of an IPPEP Model

120 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2014

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Wang Xi

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Albert Butzel

Albert K. Butzel Law Offices

Richard Ottinger

Pace University - School of Law

Nicholas A. Robinson

Pace University - School of Law

John Parker

Environmental Advisor

Taryn L. Rucinski

Pace University Law School; St. John's University

Marla Wieder

Pace Law School

Radina Valova

Pace University

Pianpian Wang

Pace University - Land Use Law Center

Date Written: February 1, 2014

Abstract

The process of obtaining effective implementation of environmental laws is a process of “environmental governance.” Law, including environmental law and other fields of law related to environmental law, is essential to frame, facilitate, and foster the major parties to correctly play their roles. This thesis has been articulated through a Model of Interactions of Parties in the Process of Environmental Protection (IPPEP Model), which has been developed by Professor Wang Xi of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in the context of the People’s Republic of China. The IPPEP Model is a tool for observing and accessing environmental governance at work. It is being tested by regional studies in various locations, such as the United States, the State of New York, and in this IPPEP case study of New York’s Hudson River Valley. The IPPEP model being examined, however, has universal applicability. Use of this model can predict that environmental standards will fail to be observed when necessary “Third Parties” are weak or absent. A nation with a commitment to the “rule of law” will enact and apply necessary legal procedures to ensure that each party can take part in the system and perform their role effectively. Part I of this paper describes the IPPEP Model. Part II is a brief introduction to the history of Hudson River Valley. Part III introduces the major parties or players in the process of protecting Hudson River Valley. Part IV consists of five case studies applying the IPPEP Model in cases of Hudson River Valley conservation. Part V concludes the paper.

Keywords: environmental governance, Hudson River Valley, Model of Interactions of Parties in the Process of Environmental Protection, environmental law

Suggested Citation

Xi, Wang and Butzel, Albert and Ottinger, Richard L. and Robinson, Nicholas A. and Parker, John and Rucinski, Taryn L. and Wieder, Marla and Valova, Radina and Wang, Pianpian, Assessing Environmental Governance of the Hudson River Valley: Application of an IPPEP Model (February 1, 2014). Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2410295

Wang Xi

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) ( email )

KoGuan Law School
Shanghai 200030, Shanghai 200052
China

Albert Butzel

Albert K. Butzel Law Offices ( email )

249 West 34th Street, Suite 400
New York, NY 10001
United States

Richard L. Ottinger (Contact Author)

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

Nicholas A. Robinson

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

John Parker

Environmental Advisor ( email )

Taryn L. Rucinski

Pace University Law School ( email )

78 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.pace.edu/faculty/taryn-l-rucinski

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
United States

Marla Wieder

Pace Law School ( email )

One Pace Plaza
White Plains, NY New York 10603
United States

Radina Valova

Pace University ( email )

One Pace Plaza
White Plains, NY New York 10603
United States

Pianpian Wang

Pace University - Land Use Law Center ( email )

United States

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