5 Envtl. & Energy L. & Pol'y J. 1 (2010)

handle is hein.journals/eener5 and id is 1 raw text is: ARTICLE
0, FOR A MUSE OF FIRE: ENERGY LAW AS
FEDERAL CEREMONY
James P. Conlan*
ABSTRACT                             ............................................... 2
1. THE ELEMENTS OF IMPERIAL CEREMONY ................... 2
II. THE LEGAL REALITY OF OIL............................. 5
III. THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 (EPACT) ..          ............ 11
IV. THE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY ACT OF 2007
(EISA) ....................................... 19
V. DISTINGUISHING CEREMONIAL POSTURE FROM
JURISDICTION........................................ 24
VI. IMPERIAL POSTURING IN THE EPACT AND EISA.................. 31
VII. THE EFFECT OF EISA ON THE STATES           ................... 35
VIII. THE PROPER REACTION OF PUERTO RICO TO FEDERAL
ENERGY LAW                        ....................................... 39
IX. THE NEED FOR LOCAL LEGISLATION...................... 50
*   James Peter Conlan, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor of English at the flagship
campus of University of Puerto Rico where he teaches medieval and Renaissance English
literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of his regular charge and
Early Modern English history by invitation. He holds a B.A. in history from Williams
College, an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. in English from the
University of California, Riverside, and a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School
of Law.

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