Prof. Warren's Work Cited in Colorado Supreme Court Opinion on Environmental Law

September 21, 2015

Texas A&M Prof Gina WarrenTexas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Gina Warren’s article on sustainable development of small hydropower was cited in the Colorado Supreme Court Case No. 14SA234.

The case, Concerning the Application for Water Rights of Tidd: Frees v. Tidd, is between neighbors regarding the installation of a small hydropower facility on an existing irrigation ditch.

Her article, “Hydropower: Time for a Small Makeover,” emphasizes the benefits of developing small facilities on existing infrastructure near a customer base. The article was published in Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (2014).

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs delivered the Opinion of the Court. He is known as a prominent and influential scholar and justice on U.S. water law. Hobbs retired in August.

Warren is very excited Hobbs authored the opinion. “It’s a very large compliment to me,” she said.

“This is a great example of the real-world impact the best legal scholarship has,” said Texas A&M University School of Law Dean & Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair Andrew Morriss.

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law