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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
  • Jul 10

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz
    By Isabella Bennett Last month’s pollinator protection week (June 16-22) got my mind buzzing, thinking about popular attitudes toward bees and other pollinators. Sadly, too many people fear, rather than appreciate, our busy little…
Rank this Week: 202

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 23

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie

    Environment Minister: more consultation on used batterie
    Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed Industry Stewardship Plans: one from Call2Recycle…
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
Rank this Week: 211

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    A Response to John Nagle: The Clean Air Act as a Whole Supports Climate Regulation

    A Response to John Nagle: The Clean Air Act as a Whole Supports Climate Regulation
    Last week, conflicting federal court decisions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” set the nation abuzz. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
  • Jul 29

    Congressman Waxman Tells FERC: Read UC Berkeley’s Climate Change Study

    Congressman Waxman Tells FERC: Read UC Berkeley’s Climate Change Study
    In a Congressional hearing this morning, Congressman Henry Waxman had a rare chance to face all five sitting members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at the same time to talk about climate change. He took the opportunity to…
  • Jul 29

    Rand Paul and the Environment (Take 2)

    Rand Paul and the Environment (Take 2)
    Yesterday I posted a confused discussion of Paul’s environmental views. (Probably due to brain lock from spending  too many hours puzzling over the numerical examples in EME Homer!) I wanted to replace it with a…
Rank this Week: 257

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 278

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 332

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 29

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says it won’t kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Payette National Forest. Western Watersheds Project, which has sued IDFG over its plans, announced the…
  • Jul 28

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie
    Under the terms of a legal settlement, the Fish and Wildlife Service said it would analyze the effects on listed species of five widely used pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity announced. The settlement amends a previous…
  • Jul 28

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska

    Bearded seal listing vacated by federal judge in Alaska
    The National Marine Fisheries Service looked too far into the future when it listed the Beringia Distinct Population Segment of the bearded seal as threatened, a federal judge decided July 25 (Alaska Oil and Gas Ass’n v.…
Rank this Week: 369

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 28

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change
    We came across a very important study this morning by MIT researchers: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplieshttp://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/climate-change-air-pollution-will-combine-curb-food-supplies-0727Here is…
  • Jul 14

    Report: Diesel Pollution Controls Really Work! Congress and White House, Please Take Note!

    Report: Diesel Pollution Controls Really Work! Congress and White House, Please Take Note!
    A new report confirms something that may seem obvious to some -- using pollution control devices on big diesel engines really cuts emissions -- and reduces public exposure to a very dangerous pollutant.  http://bit.ly/1sUs5WMThe report,…
  • Jul 8

    False Advertising? Why the Air Quality Index is Wrong – and Needs to be Updated

    False Advertising? Why the Air Quality Index is Wrong – and Needs to be Updated
    Throughout the summer, we often hear about the “Air Quality Index” or AQI.The index, originated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to represent the government’s Official Seal of Approval – or…
Rank this Week: 470

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues and cases affecting national forest management and policy. By Ryan L. Woody.

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    How Diamonds and Nature Intersect

    How Diamonds and Nature Intersect
    Different forest and mining laws and policies have been implemented in different countries over the past decades, largely due to large diamond mining practices. Because of the over dependence of some economic businesses over forests and…
  • Nov 7

    Laws that Limit Production

    Laws that Limit Production
    Though as a challenge for individuals looking to make money from a forest, there are of course laws that limit the prospect itself. These laws would come in different forms. One would be a law that protects endangered species in the area.…
  • Nov 7

    The Plentiful Forest Resource

    The Plentiful Forest Resource
    A Forest provides a lot of different business ventures. The trees alone can be used for lumber while there is also the possibility of selling wild fruit as a delicacy. Wildlife that is present in a forest can also provide a very interesting…
Rank this Week: 457

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
Rank this Week: 486

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 473

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 480

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 537

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?

    Does The EPA Have A Thing Against Building Energy Codes?
    What if there was a technology that had a 20 year track record of saving 4.8 quads of energy and 41 million tons of carbon, while saving consumers more than $44 billion over the past 20 years, and was anticipated to save consumers up to…
  • Jul 22

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
Rank this Week: 568

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Jul 16

    Amazon Prime Air

    Amazon Prime Air
    Amazon has announced it will use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver packages.  But how soon?  Westlaw Journal Aviation quoted Barbara Lichman and Paul Fraidenburgh today in an article entitled “The FAA’s recent notice…
  • Jul 9

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has added another arrow to its quiver in its ongoing campaign to limit residential and commercial development in even the remotest vicinity of airports.  In late April, FAA…
  • Jul 1

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV
    2014 has been the year of the unmanned aircraft systems (also known as drones).  Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with LXBN TV to discuss the state of the UAS industry and what to expect in the coming months.  The…
Rank this Week: 584

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 623

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jul 11

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up
    For several years, all eyes have been on the proposed Keystone Pipeline. But Keystone isn’t the only pipeline that could connect Canadian tar sands crude to a United States port. Another possibility has its southern terminus about a mile…
  • Jul 10

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit
    In April, 2013, I wrote a post about The Aransas Project v. Shaw, a case involving water management agencies, whooping cranes, and the Endangered Species Act. The defendant water agencies had issued permits for water withdrawals upstream of…
  • Jun 5

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro
    Last year, the Department of Energy published a short pamphlet on the future of hydropower in the United States. The pamphlet contains this graphic, which shows sites where existing dams and waterworks have significant hydropower potential…
Rank this Week: 733

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
  • May 14

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
  • Apr 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
Rank this Week: 707

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 719

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 684

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 29

    Blog Post: Toronto Trees: $7B In Health and Environment

    Blog Post: Toronto Trees: $7B In Health and Environment
    Toronto trees are worth an estimated $7 Billion, or about $700 per tree, according to a June 9, 2014, report from TD Economics. Toronto trees provide residents with over $80 million, or about $8 per tree, of environmental benefits and savings…
  • Jul 29

    Blog Post: FERC Members Say EPA Carbon Plan Will Speed Shift From Coal

    Blog Post: FERC Members Say EPA Carbon Plan Will Speed Shift From Coal
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission members told lawmakers on Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon emissions reduction proposal would speed up a change from coal to natural gas or other cleaner power…
  • Jul 29

    Blog Post: Mining Industry, GOP Rep. Blast EPA Clean Power Plan

    Blog Post: Mining Industry, GOP Rep. Blast EPA Clean Power Plan
    Several coal and energy trade groups and a Republican lawmaker on Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, claiming the rules…
Rank this Week: 778

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action
    The Elkhart Truth reports that the EPA has determined that about 70 properties on the city’s near-west side should be connected to city water because of groundwater contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency is also…
  • Apr 26

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana
    The Northwest Indiana Times reports that IDEM’s Tom Easterly believes that the Obama Administration climate change plan is bad for Indiana. An interesting position from the official charged with enforcement of Indiana’s…
  • Apr 25

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction
    From the Seventh Circuit we have Edelman vs. Belco Title & Escrow, finding that a title company complied with its escrow instructions and had no liability to an investor in the real estate project.   Plaintiffs invested $3…
Rank this Week: 787

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 802

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Nov 27

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.
    West Virginia today and Virginia yesterday became the seventh and eighth states to obtain the benefits of a federal Major Disaster Declaration in connection with Superstorm Sandy.  They follow New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode…
  • Nov 7

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie
    "A Rare Solar Success Story" trumpets the American version of The Wall Street Journal today in an article about LDK Solar, a Chinese solar wafer manufacturer.  We agree with "Solar" and "Story" but the rest of the headline does not match…
  • Nov 3

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane
    You've just weathered a post-tropical cyclone.  Your garage is flattened.  Do you have a hurricane deductible?  Or will your regular deductible apply?  The answer can be worth thousands of dollars as a hurricane deductible is not a fixed…
Rank this Week: 772

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
    White House Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change - A new 32-page report from the Council of Economic Advisers that examines the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate change. The report …
  • Jul 28

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan
    EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be …
  • Jul 21

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative
    What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative - This past week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure and launched the Build America …
Rank this Week: 847

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    NRDC v. US FDA

    NRDC v. US FDA
    NRDC v. US FDA - 7/23/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. 12-2106. Defendants, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenge the district court's conclusion that FDA is required to proceed with hearings to…
  • Jul 28

    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA

    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA
    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA - 7/23/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 13-9524. WildEarth Guardians filed a petition for review of the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to reduce regional haze from the…
  • Jul 21

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation
    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation - 7/18/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-5234. Volvo Powertrain argues that a consent decree has no application to the Volvo Penta engines even though, under the…
Rank this Week: 840

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jul 24

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

    New Report Ranks Power Utilities by Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance
    In a first-of-its-kind report announced this morning, Ceres and Clean Edge ranked the nation's largest electric utilities and local subsidiaries on their renewable energy sales and energy efficiency savings. The report focused on three clean…
  • Jul 21

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum

    Businesses and Policymakers Confirm Mexican Energy Reforms Are Gaining Momentum
    Earlier this year, a group of Stoel Rives attorneys traveled to Mexico to assess existing opportunities and pending developments in the Mexican power markets.  Some of the reforms and key trends identified during that trip are now taking…
  • Jul 10

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable

    Jon Wellinghoff Talks Grid Security, FERC, Smart Grid and Renewable
    We wanted to invite our readers to listen in on a one-on-one conversation between our colleague Jon Wellinghoff and Marty Rosenberg, EnergyBiz editor-in-chief, July 15, noon-1 p.m. Eastern. You can register here.  Jon, the immediate past…
Rank this Week: 845

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jul 8

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking
    New York’s highest court dealt a blow to the hydrofracking industry on June 30 when it upheld, in a consolidated opinion in Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, the authority of…
  • Jun 25

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has more formally confirmed the scope of the responsibility to address historic pesticide use on commercial and industrial properties: namely that a party need not remediate historic…
  • Jun 23

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS
    In the waning hours of this year's legislative session, the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed identical bills extending the sunset date for tax credits under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program from December 31, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 873

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 927

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

Provides environmental law news and updates. By Sive, Paget & Riesel.

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      
    Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for…
  • Apr 18

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently set the date of June 3rd to hear arguments on whether towns in New York State may use local laws to ban or restrict hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within their boundaries. The…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 833

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1067

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jul 27

    Lawsuit Over LEED Documentation

    Lawsuit Over LEED Documentation
    A case filed last week in a California court is a prime example of the importance of contract documents in a LEED project. Earlier this year the City of Palo Alto gave notice firing Flintco Pacific, Inc., the general contractor responsible…
  • Jul 7

    Lawyers' Opinions in Green Building Transaction

    Lawyers' Opinions in Green Building Transaction
    We are increasingly called upon to give legal opinions that a green building is LEED certified, ‘certifiable’ or otherwise really a green building. The purpose of a legal opinion given in a commercial real estate transaction is,…
  • Jul 2

    E-Cigarettes will be Prohibited in Future LEED Building

    E-Cigarettes will be Prohibited in Future LEED Building
    On July 1st the U.S. Green Building Council released a change to LEED classifying electronic cigarettes as a form of tobacco smoking for the purposes of the smoking prohibitions of the LEED Environmental Quality Prerequisite 2, Environmental…
Rank this Week: 1192

Great Lakes Environment

Great Lakes Environment

Covers Great Lakes restoration, invasive species, toxics, diversions and overall management. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc.

http://greatlakesenvironment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Experts Wanted for Review of Lake Erie Phosphorous Objective

    Experts Wanted for Review of Lake Erie Phosphorous Objective
    Experts Wanted for Review of Lake Erie Phosphorous Objectives - The SAB Ecological Process and Effects Committee (EPEC); Nominations should be submitted by August 8, 2014   Get more Great Lakes, Michigan, National…
  • Jul 28

    EPA Solicits Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grant Proposal

    EPA Solicits Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grant Proposal
    EPA Solicits Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grant Proposals - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a solicitation for a second round of Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grants. EPA will award grants totaling up to $4.5…
  • Jul 21

    Senator Gillibrand: List microbeads as Great Lakes threat

    Senator Gillibrand: List microbeads as Great Lakes threat
    Senator Gillibrand: List microbeads as Great Lakes threat - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) wants the Environmental Protection Agency to list microbeads as Great Lakes contaminants.   Get more Great Lakes, Michigan,…
Rank this Week: 1418

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 1326

Environmental Law Resource

Environmental Law Resource

Covers environmental law issues, rulings and developments. By Reed Smith.

http://www.environmentallawresource.com
Rank this Week: 1483

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Jul 29

    EPA's Denver hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My comment

    EPA's Denver hearing on the Clean Power Plan: My comment
    Noah Long, Legal Director, Western Energy Project, Energy & Transportation Program, San Francisco: This morning I attended the sold-out EPA hearing in Denver on the proposed Clean Power Plan. From what I saw, most of the…
  • Jul 29

    California and Mexico - Good Neighbors Working Together for Clean Energy

    California and Mexico - Good Neighbors Working Together for Clean Energy
    Annie Notthoff, California Advocacy Director, San Francisco office and Sacramento: With today’s signing of a new energy MOU, California and Mexico took another step in the march to a clean energy future. …
  • Jul 29

    New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly regulated oil and gas waste injection

    New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly regulated oil and gas waste injection
    Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eagerly awaited report on the state of something called the Underground Injection Control program. This…
Rank this Week: 1783

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 1507

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Road-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 1696

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 30

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York
    The New York Court of Appeals validated a local zoning laws that banned hydrofracking in two Towns.
  • May 25

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held there was a claim that was ripe for adjudication, in view of the ten years of delay in processing the Plaintiffs application, even though there was no final determination on Plaintiff's subdivision…
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
Rank this Week: 1498

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation
    PA law requires that challenges to condemnations must be filed within 30 days of service of the Declaration of Taking. The document that is filed challenging the taking is called “Preliminary Objections.” HB 2387, currently being…
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute
    The PA Senate is considering a bill which would make minor changes to the PA eminent domain statute providing for reimbursement for professional fees and expenses. Generally, PA requires reimbursement for up to $4,000 for those fees and…
  • May 31

    Tax Appeal Victory

    Tax Appeal Victory
    We recently had a significant victory in a large tax appeal case in Allegheny County, PA.  The property included 2 office buildings that were being transitioned from a single tenant to a multi-tenant property. There were 2 years under…
Rank this Week: 1665

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1686

Pennsylvania Brownfields &…

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Information and developments in Brownfields and Pennsylvania Environmental Law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pabrownfieldsenvironmentallaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 31

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision
    There’s been a good bit of confusion in the early reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., declaring that key aspects of the Act 13 revisions to…
  • Dec 30

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard
    As expected, on December 30, 2013, USEPA published notice of its Final Rule amending its All Appropriate Inquiries regulations (40 CFR 312) to include reference to ASTM International’s E 1527-13, Standard Practice for Environmental Site…
  • Dec 19

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law
    A splintered Pennsylvania Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional several key provisions of Act 13, the 2012 law that comprehensively revised Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Law to account for Marcellus Shale exploration and extraction…
Rank this Week: 1756

ESA blawg

ESA blawg

Encourages thoughtful discussion of the Endangered Species Act. By Keith W. Rizzardi.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf
  • Jun 28

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?
    Attorney's fees play a significant role in Endangered Species Act litigation and the shaping of federal environmental policy. But for years, ESAblawg has openly questioned whether the fee-shifting provision are beneficial policy or a…
  • Apr 24

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent
    In the midst of our Earth Day celebrations comes an example of just how difficult it can be for humanity to self sacrifice, especially when money is involved. Deepwater Horizon recovery money, collected pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, and…
  • Mar 15

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu
    Two separate Ninth Circuit opinions, filed on the same day, offer important lessons for Endangered Species Act watchers. The first one reminded us that Congress can choose to repeal our environmental laws. The second one reminded us why…
Rank this Week: 1667

Oikos

Oikos

Covers environmental and economic issues. By David Jeffery.

http://greenomics.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    The Oikos archive

    The Oikos archive
    Welcome to the archives of the Oikos blog.Oikos is a blog I authored from 2005 to 2009, focussing on environmental economics and environmental policy in Australia.If you'd like to contact me, please email me at ozelaw[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au.…
  • Nov 25

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme

    Some quick thoughts on the Oz emissions trading scheme
    We have a good idea now of what the so-called Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is going to look like, after the Government and Opposition hammered out a deal on Tuesday and it was endorsed (barely) by the Liberal Party in a turbulent day…
  • Oct 19

    Ken Henry on tax reform

    Ken Henry on tax reform
    If the tax structure from early last century prevailed today, we would have to raise $40 billion from excise and $230 billion from tariffs to meet today's revenue demand. At that rate the excise on a schooner of beer would be around 7 times…
Rank this Week: 1604

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 1594