Weather Resources Law at Sunset and High Noon

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  • Ray Jay Davis J. Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

Abstract

Adoption of "sunset laws" by two-thirds of the states since 1976 is a significant development in the legal regime regulating atmospheric resources management. Reacting to the view that "old agencies never die nor even fade away," sunset acts have been passed which prospectively repeal agency and program authorization laws. The sun sets on them unless they are reestablished by statute. These laws are now in place in over half of the states that regulate cloud seeding, including such jurisdictions as Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin (Common Cause, 1977).

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Technical Notes and Correspondence