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Diffusing the Problem: How Adopting a Policy to Safely Store America’s Nuclear Waste (B. Mitchell

Author

Bentley Mitchell

Keywords

Climate change, global warming, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, US, international, nuclear energy

Abstract

Over the past several years, the problem of climate change (also known as global warming) has received significant attention from the public, media, and policymakers. In connection with this increased attention, numerous proposals have been introduced to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other human-produced greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. One common proposal—both in the United States and internationally—is to move towards greater reliance on energy produced by nuclear power plants because of the fact that, unlike most traditional energy sources, nuclear energy results in the emission of little or no carbon dioxide. One example of such a proposal is President George W. Bush’s call for an increase in the production of nuclear energy and the construction of new nuclear power plants, which he states will reduce carbon emissions and promote energy independence.

Citation

(2008) 28 Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law 375

Paper

Diffusing the Problem: How Adopting a Policy to Safely Store America’s Nuclear Waste May Help Combat Climate Change

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Human Rights and the Environment: The Case of Balmer-Shafroth v Switzerland (M. Craven)

Author

Matthew Craven

Keywords

Human rights and the environment, environmental justice; nuclear power station; judicial review.

Abstract

The international protection of fundamental human rights and the protection of the environment are two of the most rapidly developing spheres of law in the late twentieth century. Although they may be understood as having common aims (if one accepts that environmental law has an anthropocentric teleology) their functional interrelationship has tended to be obscured by a process of technocratic specialization that has been fomented, in particular, by the creation of a dedicated institutional forum for debate and dispute resolution.

Citation

(1998) 7(1) Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 93-97

Paper

Human Rights and the Environment: The Case of Balmer-Shafroth and others v Switzerland.

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