KJEANRL Blog

KJEANRL Blog

 
The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law Blog features posts on timely legal issues written by members of the Journal's staff.

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Blog Posts from 2022

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ERCOT and How Texas’ Deregulation of Their Electrical Market Exacerbated the Winter Storm Blackouts, Lilly Keitges

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Lost in Translation: Why America Needs to Remember the Purpose of the Antiquities Act, Georgiana Ledford

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Forever Chemicals Mean Forever Problems: How the PFAS Action Act of 2021 Can Help, Breanna McKnight

Blog Posts from 2021

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Betamethasone and Otomax and Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Oh My: The Need to Elevate Kentucky's Horse Racing Regulations to Meet International Standards, Robert Scott Abney

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The Name Game: Required Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Hinders Effective Science Communication, Alison Adkins

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Martin County's Fight for Clean, Affordable Drinking Water, Aaron Ambrose

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Seed Laws: How They Are Squashing the Growth of Farmers' Rights, Savannah Baker

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PG&E Wildfire Responses: Should the Company Invest in Undergrounding to Prevent Future Liability?, Rachel Bierman

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Historic Horse Racing: An Inspirational Success Story of Pounding the Table, Andrew Biggs

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Ecocide: A New International Crime & a Push for Change, Samantha Blakeman

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You Either Die a Hero, Or You Live Long Enough to See Yourself Become the Villain, Hunter Branham

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Caution: High Voltage – Federal Versus State Authority Concerning the Siting of High Voltage Transmission Lines, Grace Brock

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The Future of Fighting Illegal Fishing: Are Phone Apps the Future?, Nick Cacopardo

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End the Battle Over Pebble Mine, Evan Callahan

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If It’s Broke, Fix It: The Purview of the Clean Air Act is No Longer Effective as Applied to the States, Henry Cashen

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Racing to the Future: How Horse-Racing Could Spark Progress in Appalachia, Ben Childers

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The Equine Survey Helps Maintain its Unbridled Spirit, Harrison J.B. Chittenden

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Will Americans Ever Be Able to Divorce Themselves From the ‘Forever Chemical’ PFAS?, Nicole Cossel

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Paying the Price for Brighter Nights: Light Pollution, Samantha Davenport

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Restrictive Zoning Practices: Limits on Economic Prosperity and Growth, Iyadeh Davies

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Illinois Senate Bill 2408: A Greener Future Lies Ahead but Roadblocks may Arise, Ashley Dragan

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Rethinking the Flowery Kingdom: Why the U.S.-China Trade War Should End, Chris Eller

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Environmental Impact of Trump Border Wall: Where Do We Go From Here, Nick Ellis

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Unpacking the Problem: How Immigration Reform Can Help Limit the Exploitation of Immigrant Workers in the Meat-Packing Industry, Cierra Garcia

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Rethinking Irrigation: New Techniques Offer Solutions to the Overuse of Freshwater Reserves in Production Agriculture, Julianna Grant

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We Must Boycott the 147th Kentucky Derby for Breonna Taylor, Dwight Haggard III

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The Long and Winding Road: Bringing Farmworker Rights Into the 21st Century, Shawn Harkins

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What do Kentucky Bourbon and Sinkholes Have in Common?, Abigail Hartge

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What History Tells Us About Food Safety: Is it Satisfactory to the Twenty-First Century?, Abigail Hartge

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Growth and Equality: Why Kentucky Should Enact a Land Value Tax, Matthew Hayes

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Smoked Out: How Overregulation Threatens Emerging (Legal) Marijuana Markets, John Edwin Hayman III

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A Self-Inflicted Perfect Storm: Britain’s Energy Policies and Brexit Have Made it More Susceptible to Shortages Than its Neighbors, Tamir Helmy

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Poverty, Wealth, and a Green Future: The UN Approach to Sustained Development, Cael T. Henshaw

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The Rising Cost of Reclaiming Kentucky, Brent House

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Delta 8 THC: Smoking Out the Inconsistencies in U.S. Hemp Law, Will Hutchins

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Legalizing Marijuana: A Solution to the Kentucky Pension Crisis, Williams Hutchins

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Looks Like Meat, Smells Like Meat, & Tastes Like Meat, But It's Not Meat?, Chris Isaacs

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A History of Repeating History: How North Korea is Facing Another Famine in the Midst of COVID-19 and Continued Agricultural Mismanagement, Preston Johnson

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Patentability of GMO Seeds and the Ethical Consequences, Lilly Keitges

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Scorched: How the California Wildfires May Affect the Wine Industry, Vince Kleindienst

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Paper or Plastic?, Scott Kunde

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The Future of Conservation Easements, Scott Kunde

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Budget Reconciliation: The Potential Key to Developing a National Climate Action Plan, Shelby Lamar

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Take a Hike: How One Plan May Threaten the Environmental Stability of a Kentucky Gem, Jenny Lohr

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A Story of Perseverance: How India’s Farmers are Fighting Back, Jocelyn Lucero

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NFTs & Energy, Fletcher Lyon

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Restoring the Legacy of Black Farmers, Maya Marshall

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One Health: The Collaborative Approach to Pandemic Prevention, Caroline K. Mitchell

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Pipe Down! Keystone XL Cancellation a Win for Climate Activists—But for How Long?, Taygan Mullins

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The Clean Economic Revolution: Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and the Future of Climate Legislation in America, Trevor Payton

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A Cloud of Smoke and Mirrors: A Call for Clarity in the FDA Regulation of the Vaping Industry, Nicola Peters

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Bourbon Straight to Consumer: The Buzz about Kentucky's New Alcohol Shipping Bill, Sarah Spalding

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Return of the Max: Is the Boeing 737-Max Ready for the Air?, Tommy Staffieri

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Weaving Responsibility into the Fabric: Increasing Consumer Knowledge on Clothing Company Ethics, Seth Stevens

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Florida v. Georgia: The Battle over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Seth Stroud

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Where's Our Seat at the Table? An Overview of how the Black Community has Been Left out of Spaces Meant to Combat Environmental Issues Despite Being Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change, Kennedy Weathers

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The Need for Automatic Expungement of Marijuana Convictions, Nicholas Wright

Blog Posts from 2020

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More Fun than a Barrel of Bourbon: An Analysis of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's Decision Against Defining "Oak Barrel", Robert Scott Abney

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And Environmental Justice for All, Alison Adkins

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COVID-19 and its Impact on the Equine Industry of Kentucky: A Look at the Kentucky Dinner, Emily Allender

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Reduce, Reuse, & Rewear, Lyndsey Antos

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Developing Red River Gorge: A Lesson in Consensus Building, Howard Ball

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Gassed Up? Think Again, Howard Ball

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"Bourbon on the Rocks, Hold the Tariffs", Jonas Bastien

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The Beauty Industry Needs a Serious Makeover: Why More FDA Regulations in the Cosmetic Industry Are Imperative, Lauren Beeman

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Industrial Solar Comes to Town: Clark County's Justified Opposition, Samantha Blakeman

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Got Mergers? Dairy Farm Bankruptcies Prompt Antitrust Probe, Mary Dallas

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Federal Legislation is Needed to Protect Juvenile Race Horses, Dominick Ellis

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Who Should Take the Role in Preserving Historic Landmarks?, Tristan W. Finn

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The Solution to the Food Desert Crisis Plaguing the Commonwealth May Be Found in Your Backyard, Dwight Haggard III

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Data Mining: How Computer Programming Education Can Bridge the Gap Between Old and New Industry in Appalachia, Connor D. Hicks

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Untapped Potential: The Elk Tourism Industry in Kentucky, Brent M. House

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Derby and Keeneland Coronavirus Responses and Constitutional Claims for Adversely Affected Businesses, Paige Kregor

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Bailing Out Big Oil: An Economic and Moral Dilemma, Audrey C. Lovell

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Recent Trump Legal Opinion Puts Migratory Birds at Risk, Sam Lukens

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Bureaucratic Paralysis Strangling Big Hemp Business, Fletcher Lyon

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The Judiciary's Role in Climate Change, Maya Marshall

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Bourbon Ingredients: 51% Corn, Aged in New Charred Oak Barrels, and GMOs?, Caroline K. Mitchell

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Dinnertime Details: Two Divergent Approaches to Addressing Food Insecurity, Taygan Mullins

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Quarter-Horse Racing or Money Laundering?, Thomas Wright

Blog Posts from 2019

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Is Hemp the New Tobacco in Kentucky?, Hayley Abbott

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More than a Paycheck: Harlan County Miners' Fight to Save the Coal Industry, Emily Allender

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Exploiting Corn Syrup: Why Anheuser-Busch is Barred from its "No Corn Syrup" Campaign, Charlie Atkinson

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Collective Bargaining Agreements and Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act: What Unionized Employees Should Know, Zachary Atwell

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Reducing Fetlock Fractures Through the Use of Standing MRIs, Zachary Atwell

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Keeping Sacred Sites Sacred: Federal Agencies Role in Protecting Native American Land, Savannah Baker

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U.S. Trucking Industry in Crisis and the Impact on the Agricultural Industry, Caitlyn Barnes

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“Product of the U.S.A.” Labeling in the Beef Industry: Economic Protection or Consumer Protection?, Andrew Bocanumenth

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Cooling Water Intake Structures & the Best Technology Available, Sabrina Castille

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The Reality of Sovereign Immunity, Sabrina Castille

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Court Finds No Bias When Funding is Based on Decisions Made, Elizabeth Cooney

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Trump Administration Makes Changes to the Act that is Credited with Saving the Bald Eagle, Benjamin A. Dennison

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How the Ashland Aluminum Mill Became the Center of a National Security Controversy, Chris Eller

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The Newest Trial to Keystone XL Pipeline: Tribes Bring New Suit Against Federal Government, Andrew Gillespie

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A Different Kind of Horseplay: The Animal Cruelty Implications of Partying With Your Pet, Faith Gingrich-Goetz

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Another Sting to the Bee Population: EPA Approves New Pesticide that Poses a Severe Threat to Bees, John Paul Hicks

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Gambling on Kentucky's Future: The Impact Murphy v. NCAA Has on the Commonwealth, John Paul Hicks

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Shifting the Burden: Why Clean Energy for Europe May Mean Environmental Destruction for Rural America, Adam Hutchinson

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Black Lung = Disability and Death, So Why Are Legislators Making This Issue So Complicated?, Cornelius Kearns

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Supreme Court to Take on the Muddy and Polluted Interpretations of the Clean Water Act, Lauren Keeler