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Dave Owen

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research

Dave Owen | February 19, 2013

The Missing Energy-Water Roadmap

In the 2005 Energy Policy Act, Congress recognized that energy and water supply issues are deeply intertwined, and required the Department of Energy (DOE) to report on their nexus and make recommendations for future action within two years. (42 USC 16319).  DOE started this important work, but never finished it.  DOE’s initial report, issued in […]

Dave Owen | January 10, 2013

An Important Stormwater Case — and It’s Not the One You’re Thinking of

Cross-posted from Environmental Law Prof Blog. Last week, a federal district court in Virginia decided an urban stormwater case that may ultimately have far more significance than the Supreme Court’s more widely-watched decision in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council.  The case is Virginia Department of Transportation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]