Author Archive for David Strifling

Revisiting recent posts on Great Lakes law and policy

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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I have recently written in this space about several legal and policy matters of current importance to the Great Lakes, including the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin’s application for a diversion ... Read more »

The Uninvited

Friday, July 7th, 2017
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The recent discovery of a voracious, non-native aquatic predator only nine miles from Lake Michigan is alarming but not particularly surprising, in light of the unappealing options for legal and ... Read more »

What President Trump’s “Budget Blueprint” Could Mean For The Great Lakes

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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At a recent Law School event, several panelists (including me) discussed the potential for the Trump administration to make important changes to the law in our respective areas of concentration. ... Read more »

Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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I have previously written in this space about the importance of policy innovation at the food-energy-water nexus. On Tuesday, May 16, Marquette Law School will host an interactive and interdisciplinary ... Read more »

Water: 2016 Retrospective (and Issues to Watch in 2017)

Monday, January 16th, 2017
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At this time of year it seems appropriate to both examine the year just ended and look forward to the one to come.[1] 2016 brought numerous developments in the water ... Read more »

Pathways to Future Environmental Legislation

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Over the past quarter century, repeated congressional failures to enact any significant piece of environmental legislation led observers to describe such efforts as “gridlocked,” “deadlock[ed],” “dysfunction[al],” “broken,” the subject of ... Read more »

Marquette Law School Poll Reveals Public Perceptions Of Water-Related Issues

Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Public perceptions of environmental risk have long been controversial when used as a tool to help set public policy.  Many scholars have argued that there is a fundamental “mismatch”[1] between ... Read more »

Public Policy and American Drinking Water

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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On September 7, 2016, amid great concern about the future of water quality and quantity, Marquette Law School will host a conference titled “Public Policy and American Drinking Water.”  The ... Read more »

Waukesha Diversion Approved; Focus Shifts to Potential Legal Challenges

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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This week the City of Waukesha celebrates the success of an impressive technical effort 13 years in the making.  After inserting some final conditions, the Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously ... Read more »

Justice Kennedy Criticizes “Notoriously Unclear” and “Ominous” Scope of the Clean Water Act

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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The Clean Water Act requires regulatory agencies to make difficult choices about exactly where “water ends and land begins.”[1]  Whether a particular property contains “waters of the United States,” the ... Read more »

Waukesha Diversion Application Inches Closer To Conditional Approval, But State Law Questions Remain

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly and Racine Mayor John Dickert visited Marquette Law School on February 4 for a wide-ranging conversation about Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan pursuant ... Read more »

Drone Law 101

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that almost 2.5 million unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, will be purchased in 2016, and that annual sales will reach almost ... Read more »