Keystone XL Pipeline Policy Memo

MEMORANDUM TO: THOM TILLIS, UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NORTH CAROLINA FROM: COLIN KNIGHT DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2015 SUBJECT: KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE INTRODUCTION Both the US Senate and House of Representatives have recently passed the construction plans for the… Read More

About Colin Knight

I am a junior at Davidson College with a major in political science and a minor in Spanish. In regards to environmental politics, I am specifically interested in renewable energies and sustainable development.

President’s Obama’s Veto of The Keystone XL Pipeline Act

To: Richard Burr From: Antonia Giles Date: February 2015 Subject: Keystone Pipeline Do not override President’s Obama’s veto on The Keystone XL Pipeline Act President Obama has made it clear that he does not support the Keystone Pipeline because the benefits that the Pipeline will have for the American people, and the American economy, will … Continue reading Policy Memo to Richard Burr

About Antonia Giles

I am a student at Davidson College, class of 2016. I am a Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Studies. My academic interests are urban agriculture and food justice, environmental policy, and social entrepreneurship.

Time to Pay Up: BP Charged with Financial Responsibility for 2010 Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, a BP owned oilrig fire and explosion resulted in the largest marine oil spill in the history of the United States. Over a period of 87 days, approximately 68,000 square miles of Gulf of… Read More

About Polly Ukrop

I am an Environmental Studies senior at Davidson College interested in Corporate Sustainability and the always complicated balancing act of interests that businesses, politicians and society face in working towards a greener tomorrow.

U.S. Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic Ocean

The Effectiveness of President Obama’s “Sustainable Development” Approach in Addressing Diverse Stakeholder Needs As the Department of the Interior has introduced a 2017-2022 proposal that could allow drilling in federal waters off the “shores of four states-Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia” (Koch 2015), President Obama’s administration’s plan has received mixed reviews from diverse … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic Ocean

About Joe St. James Lopez

My name is Joe St. James, and I am a political science major with a particular interest in environmental policy and diverse issues of sustainable development. I am taking Dr. Bullock's Environmental Politics class so that I can further learn about these issues, as well as the roles that energy efficiency and renewable energy issues have had on politics.

Clapp’s Framework Applied to the Keystone Pipeline Debate

Christopher von Türk                                                                                                                                2/20/15   Clapp’s Framework Applied to the Keystone Pipeline Debate Of particular focus for the newly elected, Republican controlled Congress is the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would allow for the TransCanada Corp. to… Read More

About Christopher Von Turk

I am a junior majoring in Political Science at Davidson College, and I have a keen interest in energy and sustainability issues, in particular the Energiewende in Germany.

The Anthropogenic Decline of the Oceans

A recent study on the current state of the oceans blames human activity for the decline in the condition of coral reefs and the extinction of marine species. It compiled hundreds of oceanic studies to arrive at the alarming conclusion … Continued

About Sara Naghavi

I am a junior at Davidson College from Long Island, NY. I am studying Biology and Environmental Studies, and am passionate about photography and marine conservation.

Fracking in the United States: Worth the Risk?

Fracking in the United States: Worth the Risk? Hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking,” is a hot topic in today’s environmental arena and represents part of the United States’ recent effort to become more independent in regards to… Read More

About Colin Knight

I am a junior at Davidson College with a major in political science and a minor in Spanish. In regards to environmental politics, I am specifically interested in renewable energies and sustainable development.

Maryland Chicken Manure Regulations: A Stakeholder Analysis

Each year, Maryland’s Eastern Shore chicken-raising farms produce nearly 330,000 tons of poultry litter (manure and bedding). Most of this waste is sent to nearby crops as inexpensive fertilizer, yet excess phosphorus from the manure has been seeping into the Chesapeake Bay, causing algae blooms and fish “dead zones” (Calvert 2015). Therefore, based on the … Continue reading Maryland Chicken Manure Regulations: A Stakeholder Analysis

About Adrienne Mathis

As an Anthropology major and Environmental Studies minor at Davidson College I am most passionate about environmental justice, indigenous rights, and ecosystem management. I enjoy using analytical frameworks to better understand the complexity of environmental problems.

Chinese Pollution and Sustainable Development

In the State of the Union Address on January 20th, President Obama spoke about the agreement between China that the United States to strengthen cooperation on climate pollution reduction and the development of clean energy: “In Beijing, we made an historic announcement—the United States will double the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and … Continue reading Chinese Pollution and Sustainable Development

About Antonia Giles

I am a student at Davidson College, class of 2016. I am a Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Studies. My academic interests are urban agriculture and food justice, environmental policy, and social entrepreneurship.

Climate Change, Congress, and Rational Choice

  As it is understood today, climate change, which is a long-term change in the Earth’s climate due to an increase in atmospheric temperature, is less of a natural process than it is a direct repercussion of human… Read More

About Ed Isola

I am a Mathematics and Computer Science and Political Science double major at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Outside of writing, I enjoy wrestling and playing music.

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