cultural resources

New on Ecology Law Currents

Ecology Law Currents, the online companion to Ecology Law Quarterly, has two new articles: CERCLA’s Unrecoverable Natural Resource Damages: Injuries to Cultural Resources and Services, by Sarah Peterman, arguing that CERCLA does not permit recovery of damages for the loss of “cultural services” performed by injured natural resources, notwithstanding the Department of Interior’s contrary interpretation. …


NAFTA tribunal strikes a blow for mining regulation by U.S. states

The U.S. and the State of California have been cleared of liability in a widely-watched NAFTA case involving mining regulations.  A foreign mining company challenged the legality of California regulations that prevented a proposed environmentally- and culturally-destructive gold mine from being built in California’s Imperial Valley.   The company, Glamis Gold Ltd, a Canadian company …