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Flood Control History

The Nation’s Responses To Flood Disasters: A Historical Account Alexander, J.S., Wilson, R.C., and Green, W.R., 2012, A brief history and summary of the effects of river engineering and dams on the Mississippi River system and delta: U.S. Geological Survey…

Congress Reforms the National Flood Insurance Program

Full Text of the Bill – Technical Correction Congressional Committee Report – Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Homeland Security: Privacy Impact Assessment, National Flood Insurance Program Information Technology System, Oct. 12, 2012 Georgetown Climate Center Analysis of the Flood Insurance Reform…

Friends of the Everglades 2009

Friends of the Everglades v. South Florida Water Management District, 570 F.3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 643 (2010). Petition for certiorari Brief for United States Sugar Corporation in opposition Brief for the United States in opposition…

The Tulloch Rule

The Tulloch Cases and rule deal with the redeposition of dredged material. Tulloch II – The decision on remand of Tulloch I Tulloch chronology thru 2001 Tulloch_Conforming_Q-As – EPA’s modification of the rule based on the cases. The EPA stepped back to…

Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2011

Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2011: The numbers and trends Debby Guha-Sapir Femke Vos Regina Below with Sylvain Ponserre (UNISDR) (WHO) 2012.07.05.ADSR_2011 In 2011, 332 natural disasters were registered, less than the average annual disaster frequency observed from 2001 to 2010 (384).…

Green Scissors 2011

Green Scissors 2011 tackles environmentally harmful spending in four major areas: energy, agriculture, transportation, and land and water. In each section, we provide an overview of the topic, a summary chart of the spending cuts, and more detailed information on…

Emergency Powers and Hurricane Isaac

For the past several decades there has been a push by both conservatives and liberals to restrict agency discretion. Conservatives want to keep agencies from acting, and liberals want to force agencies to act in certain ways. This makes it…

Evacuation Roulette

The Isaac track continues to veer toward the mouth of the Mississippi and through New Orleans. The US model puts it right on that track. The average of the other models pulls it east, but those are changing. The gulf…

Is Mississippi River Water Toxic Waste?

Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities, National Research Council (2008) This report focuses on water quality problems in the Mississippi River and the ability of the Clean Water Act to address them. Data…

Climate and large scale scale human crisis

 https://biotech.law.lsu.edu/climate/docs/PNAS-2011-Zhang-1104268108.pdf (original link) Recent studies have shown strong temporal correlations between past climate changes and societal crises. However, the specific causal mechanisms underlying this relation have not been addressed. We explored quantitative responses of 14 fine-grained agro-ecological, socioeconomic, and demographic…

Climate Change Adaptation and the Structural Transformation of Environmental Law

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1517374 or https://biotech.law.lsu.edu/climate/docs/ssrn-id1517374.pdf The path of environmental law has come to a cliff called climate change, and there is no turning around. As climate change policy dialogue emerged in the 1990s, however, the perceived urgency of attention to mitigation strategies designed to…