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American Petroleum Institue V. EPA: Blurring the Line Between EPA Rulemaking Authority and the D.C. Circuit Court's Power to Revise Final Agency Actions

For the week ending March 23, the U.S. petroleum industry produced 68,460 barrels of crude oil. At $57.30 per barrel, this week's supply of crude oil is valued at $3,902,220.


Monumental or Not: Presidential Authority Under the Antiquities Act of 1906

Since the enactment of the one-page Antiquities Act of 1906, 16 presidents have designated 157 national monuments under its authority. These monuments range from a few acres to millions of acres in size preserving federal lands and cultural and historical sites for the benefit of the American public.


The (Legal) Plight of the Greater Sage-Grouse

Greater sage-grouse are symbolic of the vast, open lands between the Rocky Mountain and the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges. But sage-grouse are in trouble.


Batterton V. Dutra Group and the Latest Circuit Split on Admiralty Punitive Damages

The year was 2009. Meryl Streep received a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Jay-Z received multiple Grammy nominations. And the NFC champion was a major underdog to the AFC champion in the Super Bowl.


Can Anyone Define WOTUS? A Cranky History of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

It has now been more than 45 years since Congress decided to regulate "waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act without defining the term. Those left to fill in the void are getting understandably cranky.


Navigating Complex Seas: Representing Injured Maritime Workers

As civilization became more advanced, people began to trade goods across the Persian and Mediterranean Seas and other bodies of water. To allow trade to occur with as little disruption as possible, early seafarers and merchants began to develop their own set of rules and customs.


Responsible Parties Under OPA '90: Who Is Left Holding The Bag

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90) was enacted in response to the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill and was intended to "streamline federal law as to provide quick and efficient cleanup of oil spills, compensate victims of such spills, and internalize the costs of spills within the petroleum industry."


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