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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 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
  • Apr 14

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform
    Earlier this week, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform. The hearing focused on four bills that seek to require data and spending transparency under the ESA. As previously…
Rank this Week: 705

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 1082

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
  • Apr 12

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time may seek permission from New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive damages. Until…
Rank this Week: 1594

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 18

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure
    You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy, and leads to higher carbon pollution emissions. Properly inflated tires are…
  • Apr 17

    Earth Month Tip: Reduce food waste

    Earth Month Tip: Reduce food waste
    Thirteen percent of carbon pollution emissions in the United States are associated with the growing, manufacturing, transporting, and disposing of food. More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal…
  • Apr 17

    Lead Paint: Doing What’s Right

    Lead Paint: Doing What’s Right
    By Jessica Orquina The first home I owned was built in the late 1800s. When I had it renovated, the contactors talked to me about what they had to do to protect me and their workers from the hazards of lead paint. I was glad to know that the…
Rank this Week: 260

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

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

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    New York Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to Harlem River Yards Project

    New York Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to Harlem River Yards Project
    In a unanimous decision, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division recently affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the relocation of Fresh Direct into the Harlem River Yards in the South Bronx. The petitioners, a coalition of…
Rank this Week: 1126

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/
  • Apr 18

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013 - Lower supplies and increased demand pushed wholesale whitefish prices to record levels last year, and a late start to the 2014 Great Lakes fishing…
  • Apr 17

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior - There are currently more than 40 ships waiting to get through the Soo Locks due to the lingering ice cover on the water. <> Call: 10th …
  • Apr 16

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Lack of Vitamin B1 Killing Great Lakes Fish - Summary: Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations,…
Rank this Week: 2435

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14
     National / International News   <> Report Challenges EIA's Renewable Energy Projections - New research released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) assertion that only…
  • Apr 17

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14
     National / International News   <> Building on Our Progress in Solar Deployment –White House Blog: Since President Obama took office, we have made significant advances in clean energy. Last year alone was…
  • Apr 16

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/16/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/16/14
    National / International News   <> EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory - The Inventory, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011, is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United…
Rank this Week: 531

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: 614

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1382

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 17

    Blog Post: 5 Energy Projects That Could Help Wean EU Off Russian Ga

    Blog Post: 5 Energy Projects That Could Help Wean EU Off Russian Ga
    Although the European Union has talked about reducing its heavy reliance on Russian gas for years, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine has injected new urgency into the effort. But it won't be easy, energy project finance experts say, with plenty…
  • Apr 17

    Blog Post: Va. High Court Lets School Shield Climatologist's Email

    Blog Post: Va. High Court Lets School Shield Climatologist's Email
    The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday blocked an environmental policy think tank from gaining access to email records from a former University of Virginia climate scientist, ruling that the academic's personal correspondence relating to his…
  • Apr 16

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a final rule that establishes stricter standards for motor vehicle exhaust emissions and the sulfur content of gasoline. The new “Tier 3” standards represent a holistic…
Rank this Week: 1464

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/
  • Apr 17

    NRDC v. Jewell

    NRDC v. Jewell
    <> NRDC v. Jewell - 4/16/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-17661 involving multiple parties. The en banc decision addresses the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirement that…
  • Apr 16

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA
    <> White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA - 4/15/14: In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1100, consolidated with over two dozen cases. The split Panel denied the challenges to EPA's emission standards for…
  • Apr 15

    Communities for a Better Environment v. U.S. EPA

    Communities for a Better Environment v. U.S. EPA
    <> Communities for a Better Environment v. U.S. EPA - 4/11. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 11-1423. "Petitioners argue that EPA's decisions concerning both the primary and secondary standards for carbon…
Rank this Week: 877

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
  • Apr 16

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge
    Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined…
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
Rank this Week: 297

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    Fracking and the Environment

    Fracking and the Environment
    There are a lot of unanswered questions about natural gas and fracking.  A recent report by Resources for the Future sheds light on some of the answers.  RFF is unusual among Washington think tanks — an honest broker that uses…
  • Apr 16

    IPCC Report Highlights Need for Rapid Shift to Renewable Energy; Delay Will be Costly

    IPCC Report Highlights Need for Rapid Shift to Renewable Energy; Delay Will be Costly
    According to the newest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mitigation report, only a few decades remain to halt the worst effects of global climate change. To meet climate goals, globally we will need to reduce emissions to 40…
  • Apr 15

    A Victory for Clean Air

    A Victory for Clean Air
    EPA won an important victory in the D.C. Circuit today.  In White Stallion Energy Center v. EPA, the court upheld EPA’s new regulations limiting mercury from coal-fired power plants.  The main issue in the case was about…
Rank this Week: 236

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Apr 16

    California's Utilities Must Lower Barriers to Energy Storage System

    California's Utilities Must Lower Barriers to Energy Storage System
    In a proposed decision issued today from the California Public Utilities Commission, an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined that energy storage devices (i) that are paired with net energy metering- (NEM) eligible…
  • Apr 8

    Ameren Should LOSE the Latest Battle Over Option 1 Network Upgrade Funding in the Midcontinent ISO Region

    Ameren Should LOSE the Latest Battle Over Option 1 Network Upgrade Funding in the Midcontinent ISO Region
    Ameren is at it yet again--perpetuating a method for funding generator interconnection network upgrades in MISO that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) found to be unjust, unreasonable, and discriminatory over three years ago.…
  • Apr 3

    Minnesota Legislature Looks to Jump Start Renewable Energy Export

    Minnesota Legislature Looks to Jump Start Renewable Energy Export
    The Minnesota State Legislature is currently debating a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on independent power producers looking to export wind and solar energy generated in Minnesota. Minnesota law currently prohibits the…
Rank this Week: 446

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: 2059

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: 1115

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

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

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3355

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Apr 16

    California hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill approved by State Senate Committee

    California hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill approved by State Senate Committee
    On April 4, 2014, in a 5 to 2 vote with two members abstaining, the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved proposed legislation (Senate Bill 1132) that would place an indefinite moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and…
  • Apr 15

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation
    Ohio has joined Colorado and Wyoming in issuing new regulations aimed at limiting the emission of methane gas from oil and natural gas operations to address climate change and health concerns. In development for more than a year, the revised…
  • Apr 14

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit
    On April 8, 2014, opening arguments were heard in the case of Parr v. Aruba Petroleum, Inc., Cause No. 11-01650-E (Dallas County Ct. at Law, Mar. 8, 2011), a lawsuit in which the Parr family claims that they have serious health problems due…
Rank this Week: 1022

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 15

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?
    The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments, no later than May 12, 2014, on proposed revisions to Circular A-119, “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity…
  • Apr 9

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED
    By Jacqueline Lusk and Stuart Kaplow The newest version of LEED, with the designation LEED v4 is not simply another step in the continuous improvement of the third party verified green building rating system, and while not paradigm shift…
  • Apr 9

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED v4

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED v4
    By Jacqueline Lusk and Stuart Kaplow The newest version of LEED, with the designation LEED v4 is not simply another step in the continuous improvement of the third party verified green building rating system, and while not paradigm shift…
Rank this Week: 823

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 15

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change
    Ohio EPA is moving forward with substantial changes to the rules for the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) which governs the procedures and standards for voluntary cleanup of industrial sites and brownfields.  The Agency provided an…
  • Apr 1

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."
    When does placing fill in a wetland or disturbing a stream for construction require a federal permit? Seems like this should evoke a pretty straightforward answer.  However, for more than a decade the extent of federal permitting…
  • Mar 12

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?
    In real estate transactions it is not uncommon for the seller to provide the buyer a copy of prior a Phase I environmental assessment.  The seller either ordered a Phase I in anticipation of the transaction or one may exist from a prior…
Rank this Week: 1189

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 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
  • Feb 19

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated
    In January this year, federal agents from the USEPA descended upon Billmark Company, a metal plating company in Haltom City, TX, pursuant to a search warrant issued as a part of a criminal investigation into the discharge of cadmium into...
  • Dec 23

    John Emerson Tuma Update

    John Emerson Tuma Update
    As those of you who follow this blog know, we covered the trial of John Tuma last spring and reported on his conviction and sentencing in the Western District of Louisiana. Tuma subsequently appealed. Oral argument took place November 4,...
Rank this Week: 753

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1494

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1174

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

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

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2032

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.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Apr 14

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work
    During our Indiana Ag Leadership class trip to Liberia, West Africa recently, I saw something that has stuck with me since I arrived back in Indiana. At a United Nation's peacekeeping outpost in Ganta, Liberia--manned completely by…
  • Mar 26

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation
    Farm Journal's Sara Schafer recently consulted me for an article she wrote on how to "Reduce Liability" for the farm. Her article discusses the need to create new legal companies to handle certain farm operations that fall outside of normal…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up
    The previous five posts chronicled my journey with the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Liberia. From an agricultural standpoint, the contrast between northern Europe and West Africa could not be more…
Rank this Week: 1948

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/
  • Apr 14

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup
    Though the State's $140 billion budget was enacted without proposed brownfield cleanup reforms, Governor Cuomo and the State Senate and Assembly are continuing to discuss amending and extending New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Act. These…
  • Apr 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for February DEC Proposes Environmental Monitor Policy DEC proposed the first changes in its monitoring policy since 1992. The 60-Day Comment Period Runs to April…
  • Mar 30

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for January Crude Oil Swamps NY Governor Cuomo issued an executive order directing several State agencies to undertake a complete review related to rail and water…
Rank this Week: 4661

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: 3040

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 14

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Since our last update at the beginning of this year, Irvington, New Jersey has taken a small step toward the use of eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages. In late March 2014, the Council of the Township of Irvington, in a 6 to 1…
  • Apr 9

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!
    Lawsuits regarding nondisclosure of a home’s problems are becoming more prevalent. Historically, the rule of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” was the prevailing standard in residential transactions. However, the…
  • Mar 31

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?
    The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and…
Rank this Week: 2433

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/
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
  • Apr 3

    BLM not keeping track of ORV impact on California desert species, env’l groups say in NOITS

    BLM not keeping track of ORV impact on California desert species, env’l groups say in NOITS
    Four conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management has been shirking its responsibility to provide annual reports to the Fish and Wildlife Service Center on the health of at-risk species in California deserts. The Center for…
  • Apr 3

    Protection sought for black-backed woodpecker

    Protection sought for black-backed woodpecker
    The Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to make the required 12-month finding on a petition to list the black-backed woodpecker as a threatened or endangered species in two regions – California/Oregon and the Black Hills of South…
Rank this Week: 1518

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 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
  • Apr 8

    Why Take Environmental Law?

    Why Take Environmental Law?
    Across the country, law students are registering for their fall courses, and some of them are choosing whether or not to take environmental law. This, then, is a good time to make the case for enrolling in the course. The...
Rank this Week: 285

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: 2735

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
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  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
  • Mar 25

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World
    German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that…
Rank this Week: 1755

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: 785

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 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State &quot;Cemetery Law&quot; Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1156

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

Covers environmental and climate change liability theories and current practical climate change Litigation applications in court cases in the U.S., Europe, and international jurisdictions.

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Apr 4

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic
    Civil Court in the Czech District of Jihlava (Image Schuminka Janička) The classic Czech tort law theory requires three elements for assuming tort: the breach of a legal duty, a damage and causal relationship between the breach and its…
  • Mar 3

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway
    Norway beach being hit by bad weather but chances for climate change litigation low (Image by Aconcagua) As Sweden is amongst those countries with the best chances for victims of climate change to get compensation of their damages, we…
  • Dec 2

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor
    A U.S. attorney is reporting about a lawsuit of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC and about 100 other oil and gas companies. The lawsuit is based on the duty of care derived from…
Rank this Week: 3512

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Comments on environmental law. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP.

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3607

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2526

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: 1440

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 2093

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?
    Le 17 février 2014, il y a eu un déversement de 10 000 litres de kérosène sur le tarmac de l’aéroport de Mirabel. Le Kérosène (UN 1223) est classé comme une marchandise dangereuse,…
  • Mar 25

    Fire Safety on Farm

    Fire Safety on Farm
    On March 23, 2014, a fire ravaged a Devon Farm, which is located in the United Kingdom, and in the process the fire killed more than 6000 hens. BBC News reports that the Devon farm will take up to 12 months to recover. Similarly, a maple…
  • Mar 24

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality
    Nimonik is happy to publish more checklists to its database of environment, health, safety and quality inspection system. Enjoy on our website or on our iPad app for safety and health inspections. Biosafety checklists General Biosafety…
Rank this Week: 752

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Mar 31

    Chevron Step II with Teeth

    Chevron Step II with Teeth
    This is a post for Ad-law geeks. The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic just won its case challenging the EPA Water Transfer Rule on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Waterkeeper Alliance and Hudson Riverkeeper. The Clinic has been representing…
  • Mar 21

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy
    Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both…
  • Mar 14

    Agency Capture in the Carolina

    Agency Capture in the Carolina
    Newly released e-mails show that when Duke Energy received notice that several citizens groups (including Waterkeeper Alliance and several North Carolina Waterkeeper organizations) were planning to sue it for Clean Water Act violations at its…
Rank this Week: 2979

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation
    Landowners who find themselves in the path of an oil or gas pipeline quickly learn that their rights are limited, and that a pipeline company granted a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Certificate of Public Convenience and…
  • Mar 12

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case
    This summer, we reported on the Third Circuit’s decision in the Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station case, which held that the federal Clean Air Act (“CAA”) does not preempt state common law tort claims in a putative class…
  • Jan 20

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action
    Since the United States Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2451 (2011), plaintiffs in contamination cases have stuggled to meet the raised bar for class certification.  And that bar was certainly not lowered…
Rank this Week: 3434

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
  • Mar 30

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case
    The City of Sacramento won a major eminent domain battle in its attempt to secure land for a new arena. A judge has given it the rights to the old Macy’s Men’s store in Downtown Plaza. The store was the last parcel needed by the…
  • Mar 30

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property
    A Federal Judge agreed with a federally appointed commission’s $1.5 million appraisal of what is now the Flight 93 National Memorial property. The property, located in Shanksville, PA, was condemned for the Memorial. The land’s…
Rank this Week: 956

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
Rank this Week: 1374