Analyzing SCOTUS’ Decision in Sackett v. EPA

Introduction ​On May 25, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Sackett v. EPA, which involved a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) enforcement of the Clean Water Act of 1972 (“CWA”). The CWA covers “navigable waters,” statutorily defined as the “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”), as opposed to bodies...
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Recent Advances in Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy has been discreetly powering America with clean, carbon-free electricity for the last 60 years. There are ninety-two commercial reactors across over half the states in the US today. Last year, nuclear energy provided 47% of America’s carbon-free electricity, making it the largest domestic source of clean energy. Nuclear energy can be a controversial...
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Pore Space Ownership and Utilization

INTRODUCTION Pore space ownership poses a novel property law issue concerning carbon dioxide sequestration in underground geological formations within the United States. One must grasp the distinction between surface and mineral estates to properly assess pore space ownership and effectively execute land acquisitions for carbon storage agreements. The surface estate encompasses elements above ground, including...
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