The Environmental Law Institute, through its Environmental Law Reporter, annually reviews environmental law scholarship. For 2017-2018, the Reporter includes articles by two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors in the list of Top 20 articles (ARTICLE: 49 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10721 (August, 2019).
Robert Keiter’s article “Toward a National Conservation Network Act: Transforming Landscape Conservation on the Public Lands into Law,” 42 Harvard Environmental Law Review 61, argued that a National Conservation Network Act should be enacted that would place a statutory umbrella over already-protected federal lands, mandate effective interagency coordination within them, enlist private lands as voluntary “affiliates” in these conservation efforts, and establish new wildlife corridor and restoration area designations.
Robin Craig’s article, “It’s Not Just an Offshore Wind Farm: Combining Multiple Uses and Multiple Values on the Outer Continental Shelf,” 39 Public Land & Resources Law Review 59 argued that U.S. federal and state laws and regulations related to offshore wind farms and marine aquacultures should be linked into one simplified permitting program, thereby allowing the United States to take advantage of Marine Spatial Planning and Planned Multiple Use technologies (such as technology that allows for energy production and aquaculture to exist in the same space) so that the ocean’s potential to generate clean energy may be realized.
The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) is published by the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI’s) Environmental Law Reporter in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Law School. ELPAR provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of some of the most creative and feasible environmental law and policy proposals from the legal academic literature each year. The pool of articles that are considered includes all environmental law articles published during the previous academic year.