Do You Need a Commercial Use Permit to Post that Picture?

The National Forest Service’s Regulation of Commercial Filming and Photography Christopher Bruno, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law How many followers do you have on your Instagram account? What about Facebook? When you post pictures, do 10 people see them, or do 10,000? Do you post videos to YouTube? Have many people watched them? […]

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Judging a Book by its Cover: The Tension between Evidentiary Gatekeeping and Compensatory Theories of Tort

Julie Amadeo*   This article has been adapted from a larger work. I. Introduction Human minds are primed to jump to conclusions. Call them intuitions, or things we just know, our ability to draw conclusions is a survival instinct, developed over many years of evolutionary progress. Now assume a man has been largely healthy his entire […]

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The Importance of GIS in Emergency Management

Monika Holser* GIS (geographic information system) is a computer system for “capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface.”[1]  It allows multiple layers of information to be displayed at once, enabling one to visualize and understand relationships on a map.[2]  Different types of information can be overlaid in the program […]

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Constitutions & the Environment: Comparative Approaches to Environmental Protection and the Struggle to Translate Rights into Enforcement

Kyle Burns*   Introduction   Every nation around the world faces ecological hardships. Almost every nation has responded with a legal regime that attempts to ensure environmental protection. These environmental law schemes come in various forms. Some nations place environmental protection at the highest level, securing it within a national constitution, while others relegate it […]

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Pipelines, Protests and General Permits

 Samantha L. Varsalona*   Abstract   The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has become a contentious topic in recent months. The controversy centers around Dakota Access, LLC[1], a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC, and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota[2] (the Tribe or Sioux), a federally-recognized Indian tribe.  The […]

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