Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Mark Squillace

Professor of Law and Director of the Natural Resources Law Center
Natural Resources Law

University of Colorado Law School
441 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 441
Phone: (303) 492-1287
E-mail: mark.squillace@colorado.edu

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Professor Mark Squillace is the Director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School. Before coming to Colorado, Professor Squillace taught at the University of Toledo College of Law where he was the Charles Fornoff Professor of Law and Values. Prior to Toledo, Mark taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he served a three-year term as the Winston S. Howard Professor of Law. He is a former Fulbright scholar and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books on natural resources and environmental law. In 2000, Professor Squillace took a leave from law teaching to serve as Special Assistant to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In that capacity he worked directly with the Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, on variety of legal and policy issues.

Published Books

The NEPA Litigation Guide, (ed. with Albert M. Ferlo & Karin P. Sheldon, 2d ed. 2012).
Squillace (with J. Rasband & J. Salzman), Natural Resources Law and Policy, (2d ed. Foundation Press) (2008).


The Judicial Assault on the Clean Water Act, Fed. Law., July 2012, at 33.
Squillace (with Alexander Hood), NEPA, Climate Change, and Public Lands Decision Making, 42 Envtl. L. 469 (2012).
Climate Change and Institutional Competence, 41 U. Tol. L. Rev. 889 (2010) (Climate Change and the Future of Energy).
From "Navigable Waters" to "Constitutional Waters": The Future of Federal Wetlands Regulation, 40 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 799-860 (Symposium: The Great Lakes: Reflecting the Landscape of Environmental Law) (2007).
Rethinking the Great Lakes Compact, 2006 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1347 (2006).
The Antiquities Act and the Exercise of Presidential Power: The Clinton Monuments, in, Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation 106 (David Harmon ed.). (2006).
Squillace (with Maureen Ryan), Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Wetland Areas in the Intermountain West, in, Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West: Ecology and Management (Mark McKinstry et al. eds.) (2004).
Squillace (with Victor B. Flatt, Michael M. O'Hear & Robert R.M. Verchick), Let the People Speak: Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking (Lessons From the Controversial New Source Review Proposal of the Clean Air Act), 34 Envtl. L. Rep. 10115-130 (2004).
Squillace (with James Rasband & James Salzman), Natural Resources Law and Policy, (2004).
The Monumental Legacy of the Antiquities Act of 1906, 37 Ga. L. Rev. 473 (2003).
Squillace (with Sandra B. Zellmer), Managing Interjurisdictional Waters under the Great Lakes Charter Annex, 18 Nat. Resources & Envt. 8 (2003).

Other Publications

Meaningful Engagement: Public Participation in Resource Decisions, in The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy (ABA) (2008).

Book Chapters

NEPA and Climate Change (with Alexander Hood), in THE NEPA LITIGATION GUIDE 261 (Albert M. Ferlo, Karin P. Sheldon & Mark Squillace eds., 2d ed. 2012).
Embracing a Civic Republican Tradition in Natural Resources Decision-Making, in The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy 195 (Lawrence J. MacDonnell & Sarah F. Bates eds., 2010). (2010).
Embracing a Civic Republican Tradition in Natural Resources Decision-Making, in The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Sarah F. Bates & Lawrence J. MacDonnell eds.) (2009).
Squillace (with John R. Jacus, Alan J. Gilbert & Jeffrey W. Schwarz), Clean Air Act Fundamentals, in Air Quality Challenges Facing the Natural Resources Industry in the Western United States (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation) (2007).

Congressional Testimony

Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Committee on Natural Resources, (2008).
Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureThe Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007, H.R. 2421, (2008).
Testimony on The Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 before the Committee on Natural Resources U.S. House of Representatives, (2008).

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

Water: Battleground of the West | The Durango Herald | Monday, September 1, 2014
Court Ruling May Reverberate on 'Social Cost' of Carbon | Climate Central.org | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
How to Decide Which Tributaries to Guard Like the Rivers They Feed? | Summit Daily.com | Saturday, July 19, 2014
Defining Water's Future: EPA Proposes New Rule to Correct Decades of Confusion | Missoula Independent.com | Thursday, July 10, 2014
Writers on the Range: Let's Protect All Our Nation's Water | Summit Daily | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gov. Mead v. EPA: Wyoming's Expanding Environmental Battle | Wyoming Trib.com | Saturday, May 3, 2014
Proposed Water Diversion and Gross Reservoir Expansion May Trigger All-Out Water War | Boulder Weekly | Thursday, May 1, 2014
Water Fight Hits the Slopes | Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wild Lands by any other Name | High Country News | Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Spring 2015 Environmental Decision-Making LAWS 7222-001
Fall 2014 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-803
Fall 2014 Water Resources LAWS 6302-001
Spring 2014 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-001
Spring 2014 Advanced Natural Resources Law LAWS 8112-001
Spring 2014 LLM Seminar LAWS 9846-901
Fall 2013 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-803