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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 26

    Lawyer, Scientist, Mom- The Lenses I Use To Protect The Environment

    Lawyer, Scientist, Mom- The Lenses I Use To Protect The Environment
    I have worked as an International Environmental Program Specialist in EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs since 2003. For the last 8 years, I have been the project manager for international environmental cooperation with…
  • Apr 24

    Photo Essay: Back to Basics Agenda

    Photo Essay: Back to Basics Agenda
    The EPA just concluded two weeks of visits to Appalachia and the urban and rural mid-west. Here are some of the things we saw through the lens of our award winning photographer Eric Vance.
  • Apr 18

    How One Bus Ride Led Me To Public Service

    How One Bus Ride Led Me To Public Service
    By Elle Chang “If you look to the right, you’ll see power plants and waste incinerators have been positioned next to elementary school playgrounds, where mercury and lead exposure are harming children, and little is being done to…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 308

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 319

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/
  • Apr 21

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?

    South Florida — The Front Lines of Climate Change?
    Two related items about climate change resilience and adaptation caught my eye this week.  First, the American Academy of Actuaries issued a report on “The National Flood Insurance Program: Challenges and Solutions.” …
  • Apr 19

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost

    It’s Wise to Make Certain that Contracts Properly Allocate Future Environmental Compliance Cost
    Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that AEP, which entered into a consent decree requiring it to install certain pollution controls at its Rockport 1 and 2 power plants, could not force the owner of those plants to pay to…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental False Advertising: An Earth Day Green Guide Review

    Environmental False Advertising: An Earth Day Green Guide Review
    Earth Day is coming up on April 22, which means that a lot of consumers are going to be reminded to think green, and to buy green. What if your company is looking to access this vast market of environmentally-minded shoppers, but your product…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Mar 17

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC
    In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65, generally requiring warnings when a business of 10 or more employees exposes someone (consumer, worker, neighbor) to a chemical which can cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Since then the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 503

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
Rank this Week: 539

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 25

    Blog Post: AGs Urge Trump To Back Paris Climate Agreement

    Blog Post: AGs Urge Trump To Back Paris Climate Agreement
    More than a dozen attorneys general called on President Donald Trump to reconfirm the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement on Tuesday, saying the threats posed by climate change to national security, economic stability and…
  • Apr 25

    Blog Post: Calif. Judge Blocks Trump's Sanctuary City Order

    Blog Post: Calif. Judge Blocks Trump's Sanctuary City Order
    A California federal judge on Tuesday granted a bid by San Francisco and a Silicon Valley county to block President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants, in a ruling…
  • Apr 25

    Blog Post: DC Circ. Revives SoundExchange Suit Against Muzak

    Blog Post: DC Circ. Revives SoundExchange Suit Against Muzak
    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday revived an unusual lawsuit filed by royalty group SoundExchange that claims music provider Muzak is using an obscure grandfather clause to “cheat artists.”
Rank this Week: 879

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/
  • Apr 11

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    A recent decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court is likely to have a substantial impact on construction contract and claims practice in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (“MSCBA”)…
  • Feb 27

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906
    During the waning days of his administration, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 USC 431-433) (“Act”) to create expansive national monuments on land and at sea.  According to the National Park Service, he…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 892

Attorney Peter Vickery

Attorney Peter Vickery

Covers copyright, trademark, anti-discrimination, and election law.

http://attorneypetervickery.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?

    What is "just compensation" for a pipeline taking?
    What rights do landowners have when a pipeline company takes part of their property by eminent domain? As I mentioned on Monte Belmonte's show on the River, although federal law governs the taking itself, state law determines the meaning of…
  • Feb 17

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law

    New Gas Pipeline in Western Massachusetts: Federal Law
    According to TV and print media, a new natural-gas pipeline might soon stretch 250 miles across northern Massachusetts, winding its way under a dozen or so towns in Berkshire and Franklin Counties. The extension depends on several factors,…
  • Jul 9

    Affirmative Action after Fisher

    Affirmative Action after Fisher
    A stable society depends on the rule of law, which involves, among other things, legal certainty. This is a simple principle that means people should have a reasonable sense of what is lawful and what is not. It also depends on the general…
Rank this Week: 1141

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: 697

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 4472

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 26

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase

    EIA: Permian Basin Oil Production and Resource Assessments Continue to Increase
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from EIA’s Drilling…
  • Apr 24

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation

    Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation
    This post was originally posted on WLF Legal Pulse. In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic activity—both in frequency and…
  • Apr 24

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
      Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “A Review of the Technical, Scientific, and Legal Basis of the WOTUS (Waters of the United States) Rule.” Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. 406 Dirksen Bldg.   House…
Rank this Week: 4076

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/
  • Apr 26

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home

    Top 5 Reasons to Hire An Attorney When Buying A Home
    I find myself frequently having conversations with potential clients asking why they shouldn’t use a title company to handle the closing of their new home. Why spend more money to hire an attorney when a title company can close the deal…
  • Mar 23

    The Twelve Hours of Sebring and its Application to Your Property Right

    The Twelve Hours of Sebring and its Application to Your Property Right
    Recently, I attended the 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the world-famous endurance race for sports cars. Past winners include Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt, among other giants of auto racing. This was my first time to the Twelve…
  • Mar 21

    “Trumponimics” – How the Trump Administration May affect the U.S. Economy

    “Trumponimics” – How the Trump Administration May affect the U.S. Economy
    At this month’s REIS meeting, Dr. David Jones, Executive Professor of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, presented his take on how the Trump Administration will affect the U.S. economy. Dr. Jones predicts that the…
Rank this Week: 3194

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 25

    U.C. Davis School of Law Launches New Water Justice Clinic

    U.C. Davis School of Law Launches New Water Justice Clinic
    The U.C. Davis Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Law has launched an exciting new Water Justice Clinic designed to advocate for clean, healthy and adequate water supplies for all Californians.  The new Clinic is a project of the Aoki…
  • Apr 25

    When EPA Pays Lip Service to Public Comment, the Environmental Community Steps Up

    When EPA Pays Lip Service to Public Comment, the Environmental Community Steps Up
    The public health and environmental communities took a small victory on an EPA conference call yesterday. In a three-hour public comment call that could have been dominated by industry seeking regulatory rollbacks, about half of the speakers…
  • Apr 24

    CRA Update: What’s Been Overturned, What’s Still Standing?

    CRA Update: What’s Been Overturned, What’s Still Standing?
    We’re getting close to the deadline for Congress final chance to use its override authority under the Congressional Review Act to eliminate Obama Administrations regulations. The deadline for introducing new resolutions has already…
Rank this Week: 4830

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3485

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 25

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation

    23 States Considering Valuation Legislation
    The Appraisal Institute reported April 17 that 37 bills affecting the valuation profession are pending in 23 states. According to the Appraisal Institute, the proposed legislation includes: Arizona SB 1197 which makes various changes to the…
  • Apr 24

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Regarding Condemnation RR Propertie
    PA State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has announced that he intends to introduce legislation to aid railroads that may have its property condemned by utilities. He states that “The use of ‘quick take’ condemnation…
  • Apr 22

    PA Considers Broker Price Opinion Legislation

    PA Considers Broker Price Opinion Legislation
    The PA State House is considering a bill that would amend the state’s Real Estate Licensing Law. According the Bill’s sponsor, HB863 would define “a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) as ‘an estimate prepared by a broker,…
Rank this Week: 4508

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: 3878

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: 4680

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

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

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: 4078

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/
  • Apr 24

    Protecting the Privilege

    Protecting the Privilege
    The recent case styled Valley Forge Ins. v. Hartford Iron & Metal, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-00006-RLM-SLC, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (April 14, 2017), reminds lawyers that not all communications…
  • Apr 13

    Another Thing About Search Warrant

    Another Thing About Search Warrant
    The search warrant executed by the USEPA CID may authorize the taking of samples. When this occurs, always ask for split samples. Agents may or may not be willing to provide split samples and you should know that the current...
  • Apr 11

    Search Warrant Basic

    Search Warrant Basic
    A search warrant is issued based upon a written affidavit setting forth the probable cause that a crime has been committed and that evidence of the crime will be found within the premises to be searched. Law enforcement is authorized...
Rank this Week: 2619

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/
  • Apr 22

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment
    Brigham Daniels, a professor at BYU Law School, spoke today at Salt Lake City's March for Science. We asked for permission to post his remarks, and he agreed. According to Daniels, it was a challenging speech to give. He said,...
  • Apr 20

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student

    Summer Reading for a soon-to-be Environmental Law Student
    At a recent admitted students event, a soon-to-be 1L with an interest in environmental law asked me what she should read this summer. I thought it was a good question, so I shared it with an environmental law professors’ listserve....
  • Apr 12

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine

    Seven Reasons Why Gutting EPA is Bad for Busine
    The Trump Administration plans massive cuts to EPA’s budgets (the latest numbers suggest a cut of around thirty percent). For people who care about environmental quality, this is very alarming. But suppose you don’t personally value blue…
Rank this Week: 2631

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/
  • Apr 21

    DOC Initiates Biodiesel Antidumping, Countervailing Investigation

    DOC Initiates Biodiesel Antidumping, Countervailing Investigation
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On April 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it was formally initiating antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and…
  • Apr 21

    BETO Hosts Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop

    BETO Hosts Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop
    By Kathleen M. Roberts The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting an Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23-24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.  The event…
  • Apr 21

    EU Publishes Report on Progress of Renewable Energy Source

    EU Publishes Report on Progress of Renewable Energy Source
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On April 3, 2017, the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced the publication of the report titled “Renewable Energy in Europe 2017:  Recent Growth and Knock-On Effects,” which…
Rank this Week: 1901

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist for Quality Auditing

    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist for Quality Auditing
    IATF 16949: 2016 FAQ & Free Checklist The automotive industry is driving forward with new changes to international quality compliance standards. IATF 16949: 2016 is replacing ISO/TS 16949: 2009 and automotive companies are moving towards…
  • Apr 17

    Nimonik acquires Envitool Shanghai

    Nimonik acquires Envitool Shanghai
    MONTRÉAL, Canada — April 17th, 2017— Nimonik, the leader in mobile solutions for environmental, health and safety legal compliance, has acquired Envitool, the leader in EHS legal compliance and regulatory analysis for the…
  • Apr 10

    CSA and NEB Take Step in the Right Direction with Opening of a CSA Z662 Standard

    CSA and NEB Take Step in the Right Direction with Opening of a CSA Z662 Standard
    Access to Standards and Codes in Canada remains a huge problem. Codes such as the National Fire Code from the National Research Council cost money and are barely accessible. We have previously blogged about this here and here. In comparison…
Rank this Week: 4342

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/
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    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…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3172

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 19

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water

    Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Water
    On April 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ruled on parties’ objections to a federal magistrate judge’s findings and recommendations in a case challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection…
  • Apr 13

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge

    D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge
    On April 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) held in Carpenters Industrial Council v. Zinke, 2017 U.S.App.LEXIS 6175, that a lumber company trade…
  • Apr 7

    Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened

    Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened
    On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule in the Federal Register reclassifying the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species…
Rank this Week: 4942

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/
  • Apr 17

    U.S. District Court Finds FIFRA Precludes Copyright Protection for the Required Elements of Pesticid

    U.S. District Court Finds FIFRA Precludes Copyright Protection for the Required Elements of Pesticid
    By Lisa M. Campbell, James V. Aidala, and Margaret R. Graham In a two-page order issued on April 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted in part a motion for summary judgment filed by…
  • Apr 7

    Petitioners File Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in Response to EPA’s Order Denying Petition to B

    Petitioners File Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in Response to EPA’s Order Denying Petition to B
    By Lisa M. Campbell and James V. Aidala On April 5, 2017, Petitioners Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (Petitioners) filed a Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in the Ninth…
  • Mar 30

    EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifo

    EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifo
    By Lisa M. Campbell and James V. Aidala On March 29, 2017, U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Pruitt signed an order denying the September 2007 petition of the Pesticide Action Network (PANNA) and the Natural Resources…
Rank this Week: 1899

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: 4852

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/
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2443

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3135

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/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4582

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/
  • Apr 7

    JobsOhio Launches Site Selection Search Database

    JobsOhio Launches Site Selection Search Database
    JobsOhio launched a new site selection tool called SiteOhio designed to provide easy access to businesses looking for locations to either develop new facilities or buy/lease existing buildings.  The easy to use web based tool allows you…
  • Mar 31

    Slow Pace of Appointments and Restrictions on Decision Making at EPA

    Slow Pace of Appointments and Restrictions on Decision Making at EPA
    The Trump Administration has been slow to announce appointments to key positions within U.S. EPA. Administrator Scott Pruitt is in many ways  is operating on a island within the Agency. As reported in the New York Times, the…
  • Mar 26

    Ohio EPA Limits Use of Expedited Wetland/Stream Permitting to Certain Areas of the State

    Ohio EPA Limits Use of Expedited Wetland/Stream Permitting to Certain Areas of the State
    Developments that have small impacts to wetlands (typically around 1/2 acre or less) or streams (typically around 300 feet or less) have been able to qualify for expedited permitting known as Nationwide Permits (NWP).  Projects with…
Rank this Week: 4383

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/
  • Apr 2

    Prospering thru Green Building in a Changing Environment

    Prospering thru Green Building in a Changing Environment
    I spoke to a gathering of construction industry attorneys the other day about that the changing environment of Federal government regulation portends huge business opportunities for green building. This blog post is my prepared remarks for…
  • Mar 26

    FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

    FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability
    FITWEL, a cost effective, high impact, health promoting building certification, may be the best thing since sliced bread. The well being of building occupants is increasingly being described as the number one driver of sustainability. In the…
  • Mar 19

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR

    The Opportunity for ENERGY STAR
    While much of the media hyperbole has focused on the Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget request of $5.7 Billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, a reduction of $2.6 billion, or 31%, from the 2017 level of funding, little…
Rank this Week: 4422

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4460

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Mar 17

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program
    The President released the proposed Federal budget this week, which carries recommendations that funding for numerous programs relating to combating climate change be unfunded.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4643

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: 4504

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: 4496

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: 1905

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: 3096

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: 2339

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: 4518

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…
Rank this Week: 2517

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: 4993

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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