This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal includes an Editorial: “Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and Their Environmental Nexus” – Cameron Holley, Amanda Kennedy, Tariro Mutongwizo and Clifford Shearing; and the following articles: “International Environmental Law and the Anthropocene’s Energy Dilemma” – Louis J Kotzé; “Governing the Energy Transition: The Role of Corporate Law Tools” – Jacqueline Peel, Anita Foerster, Brett McDonnell and Hari M Osofsky; “Complicity in Climate Harms: A Case Study of Australia’s Gas Export Industry” – J Moss and E Walsh; “Smart Planning for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development” – Mark Squillace; “Fracking and Transboundary Water Management” – Rhett B Larson; “Shaping Unconventional Gas Regulation: Industry Influence and Risks of Agency Capture in Texas, Colorado and Queensland” – Cameron Holley, Tariro Mutongwizo, Clifford Shearing and Amanda Kennedy; “Big Time: An Empirical Analysis of Regulating the Cumulative Environmental Effects of Coal Seam Gas Extraction under Australian Federal Environmental Law” – Rebecca Nelson; “Coal Seam Gas Regulation in New South Wales: Drawing the Connections Between Risk, Communication and Trust” – Katherine Owens; and “More Joules per Drop–How Much Water Does Unconventional Gas Use Compared to Other Energy Sources and What Are the Legal Implications?” – Wendy A Timms, Sudeep Nair and Rebecca Nelson.
This Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal focuses on Rethinking Australian Water Law and Governance, with an Introduction by Guest Editor, Associate Professor Cameron Holley, and Darren Sinclair. This Part features the following articles: “National Water Initiative styled water entitlements as property: Legal and practical perspectives” – Janice Gray and Louise Lee; “Governing water markets: Achievements, limitations and the need for regulatory reform” – Cameron Holley and Darren Sinclair; “Public participation, litigation and adjudicative procedure in water resources management” – Bruce Lindsay; “Reimagining water buybacks in Australia: Non-governmental organisations, complementary initiatives and private capital” – Katherine Owens; “Broadening regulatory concepts and responses to cumulative impacts: Considering the trajectory and future of groundwater law and policy” – Rebecca Nelson; “Water law reform in the face of climate change: Learning from drought in Australia and the western United States” – Barbara Cosens; “Creating the next generation of water governance” – Paul Martin;and “Australia, wet or dry, north or south: Addressing environmental impacts and the exclusion of Aboriginal peoples in northern water development” – Lily O’Neill, Lee Godden, Elizabeth Macpherson and Erin O’Donnell.
The second Part of Volume 29 of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal presents six articles on different issues surrounding coal seam gas. Rosemary Lyster looks at CSG in the context of global energy and climate change scenarios; Laura Letts considers the amendments to the Qld Water Act in the context of CSG production; Katherine Owens focuses on Strategic Regional Land Use Plans; Tim Poisel makes the case for better strategic planning and regulation for CSG exploration and production in NSW; Alan Randall looks toward a risk management framework for CSG; and Dr Nicola Swayne analyses the current regulatory approaches to CSG projects in Qld. Not to be missed!