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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/
Rank this Week: 127

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 10

    Teaching to Lead

    Teaching to Lead
    By Malavika Sahai and Jonathan Leslie About the Authors: Malavika Sahai and Jonathan Leslie were summer interns at EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice. Malavika is studying Environmental Policy and Planning and Geography at Virginia…
  • Feb 9

    When It Rains, It Mold

    When It Rains, It Mold
    By Marcia Anderson When I went home recently to visit my family in Maine I noticed mold spots on the ceiling in multiple rooms. Roof and water damage from New England’s snowy winter caused the mold. So I called Mark Berry, EPA’s…
  • Feb 8

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice
    by Arthur “Butch” Blazer About the author: Butch Blazer serves as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Previously, he had served as the first Native American appointed as…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 383

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: 426

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 8

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide
    Health Canada recently announced that as of June 1, 2016, it intends to end the federal practice of granting conditional registrations of for pesticides. Under the Pest Control Products Act, SC 2002 c28, (“PCPA”), Health…
  • Feb 4

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II
    Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the…
  • Feb 2

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I
    Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director,…
Rank this Week: 469

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Blog Post: The 5 Hottest Legal Markets In 2016

    Blog Post: The 5 Hottest Legal Markets In 2016
    Big cities with booming businesses have always been a draw for corporate law firms, but a few emerging markets provide plenty of opportunities for firms seeking to expand in 2016. Here is a look at the top five places where law firms can get…
  • Feb 9

    Blog Post: BREAKING: Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan

    Blog Post: BREAKING: Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while it's being challenged in court, dealing a significant defeat to the Obama administration’s efforts…
  • Feb 9

    Blog Post: DOI's 2017 Budget Gives Boost To BIA, Indian Education

    Blog Post: DOI's 2017 Budget Gives Boost To BIA, Indian Education
    The Obama administration’s proposed 2017 budget features $13.4 billion for the U.S. Department of the Interior, including a heavy investment in Indian education and a bump of almost 5 percent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Rank this Week: 598

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: 570

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew
    There is fresh evidence that Volkswagen's dangerous emissions are worse than we knew -- especially for children and others with asthma.The evidence comes in a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report summing up the latest science about…
  • Jan 28

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we believe are of general interest -- or that we just plain like!  Today's guest post on solar energy is by Alex Yackery. Clean Air Watch has no financial connection to any company…
  • Dec 8

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?
    In case you missed it, while big environmental groups were focused on the Paris climate summit, the wood smoke lobby won a sooty victory last week in the House of Representatives.  This is a breath-taking defeat for the public.  But…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Aug 21

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 519

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold

    SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold
    <> SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold - Dividing five to four, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening ordered the Obama administration not to take any steps to carry out…
  • Feb 9

    The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

    The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017
    <> The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 - The Budget shows that the President and the Administration remain focused on meeting our greatest challenges – including accelerating the pace of…
  • Feb 8

    POTUS: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

    POTUS: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change
    <> POTUS Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change - In this week's address, the President discussed climate change and how the most …
Rank this Week: 764

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: 695

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: 737

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/
  • Feb 10

    SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold

    SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold
    <> SCOTUS: Clean Power Plan Carbon Pollution Controls On Hold - Dividing five to four, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening ordered the Obama administration not to take any steps to carry out…
  • Feb 9

    DeKalb County v. U.S. Department of Labor, et al.

    DeKalb County v. U.S. Department of Labor, et al.
    <> DeKalb County v. U.S. Department of Labor, et al. - 2/8/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Case No. 14-15435. The petition for review request clarification of the…
  • Feb 4

    State of Nebraska v. EPA

    State of Nebraska v. EPA
    <> State of Nebraska v. EPA - 2/3/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos.12-3084 &12-3085. The Panel ruled U.S. EPA did not exceed its statutory authority in…
Rank this Week: 796

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

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

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 1058

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 7

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu
    Last month the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its certification body, the Green Business Certification Inc. will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program with its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. In spite of…
  • Jan 31

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC
    The City of Rockville, Maryland has adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as mandatory for all commercial and multi family building. But what may be most telling about this enactment is that before the change in law the USGBC…
  • Jan 24

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace
    Property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, where payments for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy improvements to commercial real estate are made through a building owner’s property tax bill are beginning to…
Rank this Week: 943

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Covers Kentucky environmental law matters, including pollution, human health and toxic torts. By Jeffrey M. Sanders.

http://jeffreymsanders.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 883

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: 825

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: 815

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Feb 10

    Our Climate Progress Will Not Be Stayed

    Our Climate Progress Will Not Be Stayed
    Rhea Suh, President, New York City: The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, but the ruling doesn't stop climate action. The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Obama's plan to…
  • Feb 10

    Advanced Electric Water Heaters Could Save Money and Cut Pollution

    Advanced Electric Water Heaters Could Save Money and Cut Pollution
    Robin Roy, Director, Building Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Strategy, Washington, DC: The humble water heater used to heat water for bathing and washing dishes in America's homes also may be a promising new tool for…
  • Feb 10

    In Texas, oil and gas companies get away with ignoring the rules that protect drinking water

    In Texas, oil and gas companies get away with ignoring the rules that protect drinking water
    Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: A scathing investigation by WFAA in Texas has found that oil and gas companies are ignoring a significant state rule that is intended to protect underground sources of…
Rank this Week: 1189

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: 1702

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 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear the State’s appeal of a September 2015 Appellate Division decision that held the State potentially liable for cleanup costs at the Raritan Bay Slag Site.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1841

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Future of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    The Future of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
    The role that nuclear power could or should play in helping to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions is worthy of serious debate, but the latest nuclear-related front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle is a head-scratcher. Above the fold,…
  • Jan 27

    EPA Wins the First Round in Clean Power Plan Litigation

    EPA Wins the First Round in Clean Power Plan Litigation
    As we reported last week, on January 21st, a D.C. Circuit panel denied Clean Power Plan opponents’ request for a “stay”—or temporary suspension—of the rule pending judicial review. Read the court order here. We…
  • Jan 25

    Big Win For Clean Technology In The Supreme Court Today

    Big Win For Clean Technology In The Supreme Court Today
    The future of a clean electricity grid will require more decentralization based on clean technology, like solar and energy storage. Large industrial customers are investing in these technologies and also signing up to moderate their…
Rank this Week: 1183

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
Rank this Week: 1547

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/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1845

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: 1457

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/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 1502

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 1825

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1511

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    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: 1191

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: 1455

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: 1576

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1820

Green Law

Green Law

Covers legal developments in the green world including clean tech, climate change, and green building. By John Corcoran.

http://greenlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 10

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report
    In case you haven't checked out my new blog, the California Law Report, I thought I'd include a number of links to articles I've posted over there.
  • Jul 29

    New Blog

    New Blog
    Most of my blogging these days is done at two separate blogs which can be found here: California Law ReportPlastiras & Terrizzi Legal Update BlogPlease come visit me there!
  • Jul 7

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill, AB 1500 (Lieu), which will allow new low-emission vehicles -- primarily electric vehicles -- access to HOV lanes throughout California no matter how many occupants are riding in the…
Rank this Week: 1184

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
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Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Feb 10

    U.S. Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan Implementation: Next Step

    U.S. Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan Implementation: Next Step
    Ed. – originally authored by Kevin Johnson and Thomas Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court’s order on February 9, 2016 staying EPA’s implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will create at least a year of uncertainty about the…
  • Jan 29

    California CPUC Votes to Retain Net Metering, With Modification

    California CPUC Votes to Retain Net Metering, With Modification
    The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday adopted – by a 3-2 vote – a proposed decision revising the net energy metering (NEM) tariff for customers of the state’s three largest utilities who install renewable…
  • Jan 25

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC Demand Response Rule in Energy Story of the Year

    U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC Demand Response Rule in Energy Story of the Year
    In the biggest consumer energy story of the day, and perhaps the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld FERC’s jurisdictional authority in FERC Order 745. Read the Decision here (PDF). The so called Demand Response Rule permits…
Rank this Week: 4315

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/
  • Feb 10

    Obama Budget Cuts Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

    Obama Budget Cuts Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    <> Obama Budget Cuts Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Today President Obama released his proposed budget, which includes cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from the current $300 million…
  • Feb 9

    Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill

    Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
    <> Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill - Great Lakes transportation and oil pipeline safety are key factors in legislation expected to be signed by President Barack Obama in the near …
  • Feb 8

    New EPA Report: $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes State

    New EPA Report: $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes State
    <> New EPA Report: $80 Billion Needed for Wastewater Infrastructure in Great Lakes States - Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says the Federal investment fails to keep pace with…
Rank this Week: 3877

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/
  • Feb 10

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan

    EPA and DOJ Cannot Sugarcoat This: SCOTUS Stays the Clean Power Plan
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule.  No matter how much EPA and DOJ proclaim that this says nothing about the ultimate results on the merits, the CPP is on very shaky ground at this point. Everyone,…
  • Feb 8

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System
    Last week, we wrote about an audit that MassDEP is conducting of previously closed sites to look for high concentrations of TCE in soils and groundwater. The intent of the audit is to address potential vapor intrusion. The EPA has been paying…
  • Feb 5

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)
    Yesterday, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.  There’s a lot of interesting material in the plan, but all the headlines have been on the…
Rank this Week: 3888

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 10

    Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to EPA's Ambitious Clean Power Plan

    Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to EPA's Ambitious Clean Power Plan
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a stay of the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) after the lower Court had denied to grant such relief.  Currently, the legal challenge to the validity of the rule is pending before the D.C.…
  • Feb 2

    State Poised to Accept Grant Applications for Gas Station Cleanup

    State Poised to Accept Grant Applications for Gas Station Cleanup
    This Fall the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced program implementation details for the newly created $20 million dollar Abandoned Service Station Fund.  ODSA sent out an announcement to contacts that it would likely begin…
  • Jan 20

    Court Finds Industrial Stormwater "Presumptively Dirty"

    Court Finds Industrial Stormwater "Presumptively Dirty"
    For a long period of time, U.S. EPA exempted stormwater from coverage under the Clean Water Act. This was largely due to the fact that EPA had enough on to do in simply regulating discharges from traditional point sources of water pollution.…
Rank this Week: 4276

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 8

    Up For Debate: What’s the Real Cost of Endangered Species Predation?

    Up For Debate: What’s the Real Cost of Endangered Species Predation?
    On February 10, 2016, lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans are scheduled to discuss several wildlife laws, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and…
  • Feb 8

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy
    On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) announced the availability of two final rules and one policy addressing critical habitat under the…
  • Feb 4

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R) recently introduced a bill (pdf) that would remove several western states from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and move them to a proposed, to-be-created Twelfth…
Rank this Week: 4922

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 8

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do
    The Endangered Species Act prohibits federal agencies from authorizing, funding, or carrying out activities likely to result in adverse modification of critical habitat. That sounds like a powerful prohibition, but for years, figuring out…
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
Rank this Week: 3015

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/
  • Feb 7

    Agriculture and Climate Change - the Challenges and Opportunities for the Region's Farmers and Agri-Businesse

    Agriculture and Climate Change - the Challenges and Opportunities for the Region's Farmers and Agri-Businesse
    Webinar: February 11th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. The Agriculture and Rural Issues Committee of the Environmental Law Section will host a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from noon to 1:00 p.m. regarding agriculture and climate change - the…
  • Jan 31

    New Criminal Air Pollution Article Written by Section Member

    New Criminal Air Pollution Article Written by Section Member
    Environmental Law Section member Michael Lesser has had an article about New York's criminal air pollution laws published in the New York Law Journal Supplement issued for the NYSBA Annual Meeting....
  • Jan 31

    Annual NY Environmental Enforcement Update Vol II

    Annual NY Environmental Enforcement Update Vol II
    The ELS E-Book, the NYS Environmental Enforcement Update 2014 Annual Report, has been posted and is available as a free download at the link below. The book focuses on NY legal enforcement issues. The E-Book was edited by ELS section...
Rank this Week: 2862

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 4

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA
    The Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) was enacted in 1963 to simplify conveyances of real property and provide greater certainty to landowners. Generally, MRTA provides that any person holding any recorded estate or…
  • Jan 27

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie
    Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) requires that each federal agency ensure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out by the agency is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered…
  • Jan 25

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”
    On January 21, 2016, Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”), Southwest District, held its 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The annual event was…
Rank this Week: 3076

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: 3883

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 4358