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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 19

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….
    By Sarah Levinson I would have guessed that my fellow EPA employees would be leaders when it comes to recycling and reducing wastes. Turns out we are leaders, but not quite as far out front as I had hoped. In 2015, a presidential Executive…
  • Jan 19

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People
    Over the past few years we have heard a pretty constant refrain about “EPA overreach” which is shorthand for saying EPA has gone beyond the authority given to it by Congress.   Even though as Administrator both Lisa…
  • Jan 19

    Innovation in Government

    Innovation in Government
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick EPA and other federal agencies are tasked with finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complicated problems. These problems require innovative solutions, which EPA supports through use of…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 420

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 383

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 26

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill

    NC House Approves Eminent Domain Bill
    The N.C. House voted 104-9 to approve a ballot question for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of eminent domain. The amendment would ban eminent domain in cases where government seizes property only to sell it to a private…
  • Feb 25

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment

    California Considering Eminent Domain Amendment
    The California legislature is considering a bill that could increase the likelihood condemnees will be reimbursed its litigation expenses. Under the current law, a condemnee can recover litigation expenses, such as attorneys’ and…
  • Feb 20

    $2.3 Million Victory

    $2.3 Million Victory
    I tried an eminent domain case last week in Bucks County, PA. The condemnor – the PA Turnpike Commission – alleged the property was worth $850,000. We alleged on behalf of the property owner that the property was worth $2.3…
Rank this Week: 656

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: 831

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: 927

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code

    Asset and Equipment Management Enhancement with Bar Code
    To ensure your assets are conducting preventative inspections and staying operational, Nimonik has extended its Asset management Module to help you quickly inspect and validate your equipment. Here are some details on what you can find…
  • Feb 14

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice

    Six Experts on Internal Audit Best Practice
    Most EHS professionals know that an efficient Internal Audit Program can drive profits for an organization. On the flip-side, a weak Internal Audit program can create chaos and tremendous physical and financial loss. Nimonik’s…
  • Feb 7

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice

    White Paper on Internal Audit Best Practice
    A well-structured Internal Audit program increases revenue, cuts costs and makes the workplace safer, leading to operational excellence while avoiding potential damage. This White Paper authored by, John Wolfe, an internationally recognized…
Rank this Week: 1071

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

Covers recent cases in the environmental arena. By Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 924

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Feb 14

    Prop 65 Update: The Rules They Are a Changin’

    Prop 65 Update: The Rules They Are a Changin’
    Proposition 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, among other things requires businesses employing ten or more people to warn consumers if the business’ products contain a chemical scientifically shown…
  • Feb 14

    Court rules bankruptcy settlement does not preclude further claim by bankrupt

    Court rules bankruptcy settlement does not preclude further claim by bankrupt
    In Asarco v. Noranda Mining Inc., (2017) No. 16-4045, the Tenth Circuit federal court of appeals has ruled that a bankruptcy court’s approval of an environmental settlement as “fair” does not preclude the bankrupt from…
  • Dec 2

    California-new toxicity criteria; see DTSC announcement

    California-new toxicity criteria; see DTSC announcement
    Ver batim quotation from the DTSC: Notice: The Department of Toxic Substances Control Will Hold a Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Regulations Specifying the Toxicity Criteria for Human Health Risk-Based Screening Levels, Action Levels and…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
Rank this Week: 705

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 1008

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: 1125

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: 1169

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 27

    The End of the Cost-Benefit State?

    The End of the Cost-Benefit State?
    Some scholars have proclaimed a vision of the regulatory state centering on cost-benefit analysis (CBA). They mean that quantitive comparisons of costs and benefits is now the foundation of regulatory decisions,…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding why California housing costs so much

    Understanding why California housing costs so much
    Housing costs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles continue to get a lot of attention in the press and academic literature.  This New York Times article highlights this recent paper from Ed Glaeser at Harvard and Joe Gyourko at Penn –…
  • Feb 23

    Conservatives as Environmentalist

    Conservatives as Environmentalist
    Scott Pruitt’s appointment as head of EPA illustrates how conservatism has become synonymous with anti-environmentalism.  But that’s really a drastic oversimplification, as I explain in a new paper about…
Rank this Week: 4875

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/
  • Feb 26

    Deadline to Propose Changes to National Green Building Standard

    Deadline to Propose Changes to National Green Building Standard
    Development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now underway. The NGBS is a collaborative effort between the National Association of Home Builders and International Code Council, the NGBS also known as the…
  • Feb 19

    Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

    Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?
    The subject of lead leaching from pipes and faucets into drinking water within buildings is not new. But the broad growth of green buildings, including green schools, that include water conservation strategies has the potential to negatively…
  • Feb 12

    Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

    Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase
    On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override the veto of an increase the State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, as enacted in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session. Last May, Maryland…
Rank this Week: 4338

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
Rank this Week: 1472

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 24

    Blog Post: Chevron Admits Risks Of Climate Change Probes, Litigation

    Blog Post: Chevron Admits Risks Of Climate Change Probes, Litigation
    Chevron Corp. on Thursday acknowledged to investors that increasingly aggressive public efforts to combat climate change could eventually strand its oil and gas resources underground, as well as open the company up to governmental probes and…
  • Feb 24

    Blog Post: Scalpel, Not Sledgehammer, Seen As Pruitt's Best Bet

    Blog Post: Scalpel, Not Sledgehammer, Seen As Pruitt's Best Bet
    While U.S. Environmental Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt is poised to roll back climate change regulations crafted by the Obama administration, it's not exactly clear how he'll achieve that goal. But experts say narrowing the existing…
  • Feb 24

    Blog Post: New Exxon CEO Makes Case For US Carbon Tax

    Blog Post: New Exxon CEO Makes Case For US Carbon Tax
    The new chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corp. on Thursday reaffirmed his company's support of a U.S. carbon tax, calling it an effective way to tackle climate change without significantly harming the economy.
Rank this Week: 4890

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Feb 24

    Senators Send Letter To White House Counsel Regarding Carl Icahn Concern

    Senators Send Letter To White House Counsel Regarding Carl Icahn Concern
    On February 13, 2017, seven democratic Senators sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn requesting details on Carl Icahn’s role in the Trump Administration and the extent of his influence over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)…
  • Feb 24

    Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

    Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program
    On February 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is accepting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program.  The Program provides guaranteed loans…
  • Feb 24

    USDA Extends Comment Period On Biobased Product Categories For Federal Procurement

    USDA Extends Comment Period On Biobased Product Categories For Federal Procurement
    On February 21, 2017, USDA announced in the Federal Register that the comment period for the Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement proposed rule had been extended.  The proposed rule aims to amend the Guidelines for…
Rank this Week: 2279

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Feb 23

    Ninth Circuit Rules Injury from Future Water Rights Restrictions Too Speculative for Article III Standing

    Ninth Circuit Rules Injury from Future Water Rights Restrictions Too Speculative for Article III Standing
    On February 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Westlands Water District (collectively, “Water Contractors”) lacked Article III standing to…
  • Feb 16

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land
    On June 13, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, held that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had properly included approximately 1,500 acres in Louisiana as designated critical habitat for the…
  • Feb 9

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup
    Two noteworthy cases have recently been issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The two cases address: (1) the interplay between the Federal Insecticide,…
Rank this Week: 5055

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/
  • Feb 23

    Will They or Won’t They? The Conflict Between Two Appellate Court Rulings About the Bert Harris Act

    Will They or Won’t They? The Conflict Between Two Appellate Court Rulings About the Bert Harris Act
    Last week, I posted video about oral argument heard by the Florida Supreme Court regarding the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, which “provides for relief, or payment of compensation, when a new law, rule,…
  • Feb 20

    The Magnificent Seven and the Freedom to Choose

    The Magnificent Seven and the Freedom to Choose
    I grew up out West. A big part of growing up in the West, at least in my family, included Western films. Westerns, like many country music songs, can tell a complicated story in regular, everyday terms. Black cowboy hats and white cowboy hats…
  • Feb 14

    The Future of Fracking in Florida

    The Future of Fracking in Florida
    Over the past several years, hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) has become a very divisive environmental and political issue in many areas of the country. As our society’s desire for cleaner energy has become more of a…
Rank this Week: 3154

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments in pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. By Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 2273

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/
  • Feb 22

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour

    BC Court of Appeal rules surveyor hired by one neighbour didn't owe duty of care to other neighbour
    If a surveyor hired by one property owner in a boundary dispute gets it wrong, does the neighbouring owner have a claim in negligence against that surveyor? In 2002, Owner B purchased a property and was aware that a fence at the back of the…
  • Feb 16

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant

    Divisional Court comments on positive covenant
    Property owners may covenant with one another in connection with their lands.  They may agree to negative covenants, which prevent certain things from being done on or with the land. For example, a negative covenant may prohibit certain…
  • Feb 9

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property

    Title Insurance and the costs of defending title to your property
    Most real estate transactions in Ontario today involve title insurance.  Purchasers obtain title insurance to protect against unknown defects in title that crop up after the closing of the transaction, and title insurance policies…
Rank this Week: 4725

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Feb 21

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

    California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session
    February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout the two-year…
  • Feb 3

    FERC Revises Delegation Authority While It Lacks a Quorum

    FERC Revises Delegation Authority While It Lacks a Quorum
    Today is Commissioner Norman Bay’s last day on the job at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which means that on Monday, FERC will no longer have the quorum of 3 commissioners that is necessary for it to do much of its…
  • Feb 2

    Wyoming: Partying Like It’s 1899

    Wyoming: Partying Like It’s 1899
    Wyoming has one of the nation’s best wind resources.  But if a contingent of state senators and representatives there have their way, electric utilities located in the state will be slapped on the wrist for using it (or other…
Rank this Week: 4453

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
Rank this Week: 2266

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/
  • Feb 20

    Using USEPA CID to Provide 24/7 Security for Pruitt is Misguided

    Using USEPA CID to Provide 24/7 Security for Pruitt is Misguided
    The new USEPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is expected to request an around-the-clock security detail from the USEPA, according to an internal USEPA e-mail. This security request is in addition to the security staffing already provided by the…
  • Feb 14

    Proper Storm Water Sampling Technique

    Proper Storm Water Sampling Technique
    Is your sample collection a function of going out on a rainy day and just collecting a sample from any storm water you find? If it is, you are unnecessarily exposing yourself and your company to liability – exposed to...
  • Dec 27

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do

    Audits – To Do or Not to Do
    The New Year brings all sorts of new issues. There will have a new administration and, more than likely, a new enforcement focus. That does not mean that good practices should be abandoned, however. One of the things a company...
Rank this Week: 2404

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Feb 17

    Senate Vote on Pruitt: Unconscionable -- A Bipartisan Triumph of Special Interest

    Senate Vote on Pruitt: Unconscionable -- A Bipartisan Triumph of Special Interest
    Many people will have much to say about the Senate vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency.  Here are a few quick thoughts:It is unconscionable that the Senate would ram this nomination through…
  • Feb 15

    What's Going to Happen to Cheating Companies Under a New EPA? -- a Guest Post

    What's Going to Happen to Cheating Companies Under a New EPA? -- a Guest Post
    (Clean Air Watch is pleased to present this timely guest post by Gemma Hunt)While we await a Senate vote on Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an important question lingers in the air: what will happen…
  • Jan 14

    Guest Post: Why Clean Energy Matters More Now Than Ever

    Guest Post: Why Clean Energy Matters More Now Than Ever
    (Clean Air Watch is pleased to present this timely guest post by Gemma Hunt)During the election campaign process, President-elect Donald Trump was very vocal about his desire to repel many of the clean energy policies put in place by…
Rank this Week: 1445

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3008

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/
  • Feb 15

    Now, about those other dams...

    Now, about those other dams...
    For several recent days, the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in Northern California. A rainstorm atop heavy snowpack threatened to overfill Lake Oroville, and the outflows began to erode the dam’s primary spillway. Dam managers…
  • Feb 8

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy

    "2-for-1" Marketing Ploy is Bad Policy
    By: Lesley McAllister I’ve been thinking about the ridiculous Executive Order, signed last week, calling for two regulations to be “identified for elimination” for every new one proposed. Trump's so-called "2-for-1" EO. Amidst…
  • Feb 6

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate

    Lesley McAllister, David Takacs, and some Moments to Celebrate
    For the most part, the past few weeks have not been uplifting. But I’ve been to a few inspiring events, both involving my fellow professors. The first was a festschrift for Lesley McAllister, a law professor at UC Davis and...
Rank this Week: 2363

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2069

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Confustion Regarding Wetland Nationwide Permits and Regulatory Freeze

    Confustion Regarding Wetland Nationwide Permits and Regulatory Freeze
    On January 20th, President Trump's Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus issued a Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies imposing a regulatory freeze. There appears to be a lot of confusion among environmental attorneys and…
  • Jan 28

    Thirty EPA Rules Frozen by New Executive Action

    Thirty EPA Rules Frozen by New Executive Action
    On January 20th, Reince Preibus, President Trumps Chief of Staff, issued a broad regulatory freeze memorandum entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” halting federal rules that had not yet become effective. All rules covered…
  • Jan 20

    Ignoring the Need for a Permit Can Lead to Jail Time

    Ignoring the Need for a Permit Can Lead to Jail Time
    U.S. EPA released its December Environmental Crimes Bulletin.  One notable case highlighted involved the failure to  obtain and industrial pre-treatment permit for discharges to the municipal wastewater system.  As set…
Rank this Week: 4446

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/
  • Feb 9

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation

    DEC Proposes New SEQRA Regulation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed the first major changes in the implementing regulations for the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in two decades.
  • Jan 30

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation

    Zoning Violations Preclude Property Tax Exemption for Religious Corporation
    The Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court determination granting summary judgment against a not for profit religious corporation seeking a real property tax exemption on property it owns and uses for religious purposE.
  • Dec 22

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot

    Challenge to Approval of Telecommunications Tower Held Moot
    The Appellate Division found the challenge to the approval of a 150 foot tall wireless telecommunications tower had been rendered moot due to completion of construction.
Rank this Week: 2355

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3265

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4393

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
  • Jan 30

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC

    Update on St. John’s Holdings, LLC.  v. Two Electronics, LLC
    On October 24th, 2016, the Massachusetts Land Court revised its ruling in St. John’s Holdings, LLC. v. Two Electronics, LLC  (2016 WL 1460477 (2016).  The underlying case (the subject of a prior blog article) involved…
  • Dec 22

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming

    Deadline for Owners of Single Wall Steel Tanks Looming
    by Joseph S. Campisi, President, Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) promulgated underground storage tank (UST) regulations on January 2, 2015 that replaced…
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Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Feb 2

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic

    Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is a Chevron Skeptic
    On January 31, President Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.  Gorsuch, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been…
  • Feb 1

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017”
    During its first month in session, Congress has proposed several pieces of legislation designed to reverse the dramatic shift in power over the last 50 years from Congress to the Executive.  The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 is…
  • Jan 24

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016

    EIA – Energy Royalty and Rental Revenue on Federal Lands Declined Again in 2016
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) “In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. government collected almost $6 billion in revenues from royalties, rental costs, and other fees from activities related to…
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CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
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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/
  • Jan 26

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?

    Beginning of the End for Davis-Bacon?
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Dec 19

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!

    Reversal of Fortune: AB 219 is Back!
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Nov 21

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage

    Charter Cities: No Longer an Oasis From CA Prevailing Wage
    By Jon Welner PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
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Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Covers climate change, greenhouse gases, and environmental regulations. By Silverberg Zalantis LLP.

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Dec 25

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016

    NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2016
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been issuing a "Report Card" noting temperatures, ice melt, biodiversity and other issues relating to the status of the Arctic since 2006.
  • Nov 1

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    The interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a report outlining opportunities to coordinate among federal agencies, along with state and local stakeholders in developing resiliency strategies.
  • Nov 1

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

    Report Issued by Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
    The interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a report outlining opportunities to coordinate among federal agencies, along with state and local stakeholders in developing resiliency strategies.
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GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
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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/
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
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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/
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Envirosphere

Envirosphere

Provides news and updates on environmental law in New York State. By the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016
    Below are recent regulatory issues and laws just passed by both houses of the NYS Legislature including one signed by Governor Cuomo must still decide whether to sign or veto. 1. Statute of Limitations Set by Superfund Designation SO…
  • Aug 2

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

    Staying Connected on Water Issue
    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st century? May 6, 2015 The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented last year's Legislative Forum on water infrastructure and…
  • Jun 27

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
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Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • 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
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The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

Covers laws and policies surrounding climate change, carbon trading and markets, and renewable energy. By Scott Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
Rank this Week: 4896

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers carbon and emissions trading, CERCLA, climate change, oil spills and risk management. By Scott D. Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
  • Jul 10

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently (May 27, 2016) reversed a federal district court in a citizen’s suit that sough hundreds of millions of dollars in civil penalties under the federal Clean Air Act for alleged thousand of...
  • Jul 10

    New Law Firm

    New Law Firm
    I have recently established my own law firm and am working with clients in environmental, energy, and water projects for the most part. My New Website provides a discussion of my experience, knowledge, and skill sets. I hope you will...
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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