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Energy & Climate Change: Regulation and Geopolitics

Economic stability and growth are dependent on the availability of energy. Historically, fossil fuels have been the predominant energy source, but their extraction and use have collateral impacts on climate change. Energy, like climate change, is a global matter that affects all countries and peoples. Without adequate energy, economies stagnate or wither, quality of life declines, human hardships magnify, political instability grows, and vulnerability to outside intervention increases. 

(see pages 199 - 233 for this paper from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation - International Law Conference

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Benefits of living abroad

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense and others have called him the most influential, important and “anonymous” Native American lawyer in America. Les Lo Baugh assisted in developing the first drafts of many environmental bills including the Endangered Species Act, Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Federal Noise Abatement Act, and the Offshore Drilling Act.

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Assessing the Challenges of Geologic Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Assessing the Challenges of Geologic Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A California Guide to the Cost of Reducing CO2 Emissions.  Carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”) is receiving new and intense focus globally, driven by climate change and potential economic benefits. At an energy symposium this past December, the Australian Government announced its $100 million commitment to the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.

See more at: http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/sdlp/vol9/iss2/7/

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