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Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute (2017)
Journal Article
Blanco, E. M., & Pontin, B. (2017). Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute. Transnational Environmental Law, 6(2), 285-308. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2047102516000303

© 2016 Cambridge University Press. English common law and United Kingdom legislation provide various - overall liberal - jurisdictional grounds for hearing foreign tort claims. The article examines these grounds with reference to recent and ongoing o... Read More about Litigating extraterritorial nuisances under English Common Law and UK Statute.

The science of climate change (2016)
Book Chapter
Pontin, B., & French, D. (2016). The science of climate change. In D. Farber, & M. Peeters (Eds.), Climate Change LawEdward Elgar

A legal perspective on the IPCC

Environmental law-making public opinion in Victorian Britain: The cross-currents of Bentham's and Coleridge's ideas (2014)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2014). Environmental law-making public opinion in Victorian Britain: The cross-currents of Bentham's and Coleridge's ideas. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 34(4), 759-790. https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqu015

It is increasingly clear that law and its enforcement in Victorian Britain were quite effective in tackling formative industrial problems concerning pollution and broader threats to nature. What is unclear is the political philosophy, if any, underly... Read More about Environmental law-making public opinion in Victorian Britain: The cross-currents of Bentham's and Coleridge's ideas.

Air as a common good (2013)
Journal Article
Longhurst, J. W., Hayes, E. T., Staddon, C., Appleby, T., Pontin, B., Everard, M., …Longhurst, J. (2013). Air as a common good. Environmental Science and Policy, 33, 354-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2012.04.008

Ecosystem services provide a framework for integrated assessment of the societal benefits provided by air, the largest ecosystem on the planet, which has been substantially overlooked in former management frameworks. Many attributes of air are 'commo... Read More about Air as a common good.

The common law clean up of the 'workshop of the world': More realism about nuisance law's historic environmental achievements (2013)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2013). The common law clean up of the 'workshop of the world': More realism about nuisance law's historic environmental achievements. Journal of Law and Society, 40(2), 173-198. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2013.00619.x

This article examines the environmental benefits arising from compliance with common law nuisance injunctions during the British industrial revolution. It argues, based on the outcomes of industrial nuisance actions involving allegations of serious a... Read More about The common law clean up of the 'workshop of the world': More realism about nuisance law's historic environmental achievements.

Town mouse and country mouse: A fable for the twenty-first century (2013)
Journal Article
Pontin, B., & Smith, M. C. (2013). Town mouse and country mouse: A fable for the twenty-first century. Environmental Law and Management, 24(5), 223-224

An editorial article crticially examining an Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee decision concerning wind farms servicing towns and cities at the expense of rural landscapes from the pespectrive of a fable of Aesop.

Nuisance Law and the Industrial Revolution: A Reinterpretation of Doctrine and Institutional Competence (2012)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2012). Nuisance Law and the Industrial Revolution: A Reinterpretation of Doctrine and Institutional Competence. Modern Law Review, 75(6), 1010-1036. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2230.2012.00935.x

Contrary to the leading studies of Brenner and McLaren, it is argued that nuisance law was consistently a robust constraint on polluting industrial enterprise during the industrial revolution. The defining nuisances of industrialisation were 'inter-n... Read More about Nuisance Law and the Industrial Revolution: A Reinterpretation of Doctrine and Institutional Competence.

US climate nuisance action halted by Supreme Court (2011)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2011). US climate nuisance action halted by Supreme Court. Environmental Law and Management, 23(3), 111-112

Discussion of Connecticut ruling, 2011, with comparison drawn with English common law.

The royal commission on environmental pollution (2010)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2010). The royal commission on environmental pollution. Environmental Law and Management, 22(3), 103-104

A reflection on the HMG's decision to disband an expert policy advisory body dating back to the origins of C20 environmental policy and law

American nuisance law and greenhouse gases (2010)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2010). American nuisance law and greenhouse gases. Environmental Law and Management, 22(2), 55-56

A discussion of climate change nuisance litigation pending a Supreme Court ruling on the matter in the Connecticut case.

'Earth jurisprudence' versus 'ecological service analysis' (2010)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2010). 'Earth jurisprudence' versus 'ecological service analysis'. Environmental Law and Management, 21(5), 239-240

A comparison between emerging new concepts in environmental policy and law, drawing attention to similarities and key differences

Climate change agnosticism - its meaning and implications (2009)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2009). Climate change agnosticism - its meaning and implications. Environmental Law and Management, 21(2), 55-57

An interpretation of climate change act as based on the precautionary principle, rather than scientific knowledge of certain environmental problem, based on Hawkins' research.

The secret achievements of nineteenth century nuisance law (2007)
Journal Article
Pontin, B. (2007). The secret achievements of nineteenth century nuisance law. Environmental Law and Management, 19(6), 271-290

An in-depth, micro-contextual analysis of Attorney General v Birmingham Corporation (1858), charting the clean up of sewage pollution through the enforcemt of the common law of nusiance during the industrial revolution.


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