ECOLOGY LAW CURRENTS

Ecology Law Currents is the online-only publication of Ecology Law Quarterly, one of the nation's most respected and widely read environmental law journals. Currents features short-form commentary and analysis on timely environmental law and policy issues.

SUBSCRIBE

To be notified when the latest Currents articles are published, subscribe to the Currents list serve by emailing here.

SUBMISSIONS

Ecology Law Currents accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. For more information, see our guidelines.

« CERCLA’s Unrecoverable Natural Resource Damages: Injuries to Cultural Resources and Services | Main | Clean Water Act Liability for Stormwater Discharge Regardless of Who Muddied the Waters »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The data presented in this article raise disturbing points about enforcement; without effective enforcement, laws are generally meaningless and may even degrade the larger legal system's legitimacy. While the author's suggestions focus on increasing the flow of information, future scholarship (and work by OWRD) should focus on practical solutions to enforcement.

Have their been any proposals to create subdivisions within the water banks and preserve a particular number of water credits (and thereby permits) for recreational farmers that will be inaccessible to municipal and commercial users? This may have the effect of assuring smaller users that their credits will not be "bought out" by bigger users, thus promoting more equity between the different categories of water users.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.