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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 17

    CAISO and PacifiCorp Shake Things Up

    CAISO and PacifiCorp Shake Things Up
    Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San Francisco: For those of us westerners working on decarbonizing the electricity system, the recent announcement that PacifiCorp is taking steps to join the California…
  • Apr 17

    US Can and Must Rise to the Global Challenge of Climate Change

    US Can and Must Rise to the Global Challenge of Climate Change
    Jake Schmidt, Director, International Program, Washington, DC: We have a responsibility to protect our children and future generations from the effects of climate change by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other…
  • Apr 17

    Latin America Green News: Chile's first solar village, Colombia launches REDD, Petition for Monarch protection

    Latin America Green News: Chile's first solar village, Colombia launches REDD, Petition for Monarch protection
    Maria Martinez, Program Assistant, Director of Programs & Latin America Project, Washington, D.C.: Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.…
Rank this Week: 1355

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1281

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: 496

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/17/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/17/15
      National / International News <> Judges Skeptical of Challenge to Proposed EPA Rule on Climate Change - (New York Times) A panel of federal judges appeared inclined on Thursday…
  • Apr 16

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/16/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/16/15
      National / International News <> EPA Seeks Public Comments on Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda Framework - U.S. EPA is asking for public comment on the draft EJ 2020 Action…
  • Apr 15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/15/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 4/15/15
      National / International News <> Obama legacy gets second legal test over 'goof' in climate rule - A congressional drafting error and clunky phrase is putting a second of …
Rank this Week: 918

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change

    Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change
    Every day seems to bring new news about climate change, some of it encouraging and some of it so disheartening that doomsday feels around the corner.  Here’s a catalogue of recent climate news, starting with the optimistic stories:…
  • Apr 16

    Has EPA’s Proposed NSPS Expired?

    Has EPA’s Proposed NSPS Expired?
    Challenges to EPA’s emergent program to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Clean Air Act section 111 continue to mount. Recently, the Attorneys General of 19 states sent a joint letter to EPA arguing that because EPA failed…
  • Apr 13

    Yogi Berra Explains the Mono Lake Case

    Yogi Berra Explains the Mono Lake Case
    As part of the book I am writing on the Mono Lake case, one question stands out: how was the Mono Lake Committee able to assemble the resources to bring a lawsuit against the powerful Los Angeles Department of Water and Power? At one level,…
Rank this Week: 263

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 17

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing

    Canada's Yukon government paves the way for hydraulic fracturing
    The Yukon government has accepted all 21 recommendations made by a Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly Regarding the Rights and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing. The Select Committee held public hearings and accepted submissions to…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Three Pennsylvania Bill
    The following bills were introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA Senate Bill 415 - Natural Gas Severance Tax Sponsor: Arthur L. Haywood III (Democrat – Philadelphia and part of Montgomery County)Overview: …
  • Apr 16

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right

    New York Court of Appeals refuses to extend drilling right
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Second Circuit) certified a question to the New York Court of Appeals (Court of Appeals) that could have provided an avenue by which an energy company could have maintained its right…
Rank this Week: 3087

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 16

    Lake Erie woes subject of county-commissioned report

    Lake Erie woes subject of county-commissioned report
    <> Lake Erie woes subject of county-commissioned report - Two legal experts were commissioned by Lucas County commissioners to develop the report, which gives recommendations for tackling the phosphorus load…
  • Apr 15

    Combined sewer overflows last week doubled 2014 amount

    Combined sewer overflows last week doubled 2014 amount
    <> Combined sewer overflows last week doubled 2014 amount - Combined sanitary and storm sewers in central Milwaukee and eastern Shorewood discharged an estimated 681.1 million gallons of storm water and…
  • Apr 14

    Stabenow, Peters Introduce Resolution Opposing Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin

    Stabenow, Peters Introduce Resolution Opposing Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin
    <> Stabenow, Peters Introduce Resolution Opposing Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a Senate …
Rank this Week: 4611

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 16

    Flush It and Forget It: A Recipe for Disaster

    Flush It and Forget It: A Recipe for Disaster
    By Leslie Corcelli I grew up in a house with a septic system. It was a wonderful home, built by both of my grandfathers. Although that was some years ago, I vividly remember that we, like most folks, flushed it and forgot about it –…
  • Apr 10

    Cherry Blossoms: A Sure Sign of Spring and Maybe Climate Change

    Cherry Blossoms: A Sure Sign of Spring and Maybe Climate Change
    By Krystal Laymon When I moved to the District of Columbia last spring, I couldn’t wait for the roughly 3,750 cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin and many of our major national monuments to burst into bloom. Tourists and residents…
  • Apr 7

    Tell Us Why #CleanWaterRule

    Tell Us Why #CleanWaterRule
    By Travis Loop I’m lucky to work every day for clean water. It’s vital to everyone’s life and an important issue for our country. But, it’s especially fulfilling to work for clean water because it’s central to…
Rank this Week: 132

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 16

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?

    Majority Support for a Carbon Tax?
    What are the politics of climate change?  A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon than has previously been thought.  When asked if “the…
  • Apr 14

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All

    Perhaps a Corps Jurisdictional Interpretation is Final Agency Action After All
    After Sackett, the question on everyone’s mind was “How far does it go?”  The first test of that question was the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – not known as a bastion of liberalism – in…
  • Apr 11

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?

    If MassDEP Cannot Promulgate New Regulations Absent Compliance with Executive Order 562, What About Guidance Documents?
    For your humble blogger, Executive Order 562, recently issued by Governor Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving.  Receipt of a notice today regarding MassDEP’s consideration of its draft vapor intrusion guidance document made me…
Rank this Week: 1328

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: 3212

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further

    Largest Carbon Market in North America Will Expand Further
    The carbon market is making an impressive entrance in North America. Ontario announced this week that the province will join the Quebec and California carbon market. Quebec and California aligned their emissions regulations in 2014 to create…
  • Apr 15

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?

    Have You Discovered the VDA 6.3 Yet?
    Technology has taken yet another giant leap as a tried and proven process auditing tool has emerged from its specialized niche and has become available to all industries that desire to improve their production standards. What is the VDA 6.3?…
  • Apr 10

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada

    Navigating Canadian Environmental Law – a new course by Nimonik and ECO Canada
    Nimonik has been working hard with ECO Canada to build a new training course for those interested in environmental law in Canada. We are pleased to announce the course is now available : Navigating Canadian Environmental Law. This online,…
Rank this Week: 1677

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Apr 15

    SEPA Selects “Grid Market Structures” Paper Concept as a Focus of 51st State Summit

    SEPA Selects “Grid Market Structures” Paper Concept as a Focus of 51st State Summit
    I’m pleased to announce that the Solar Electric Power Association has selected a paper authored by James Tong of Clean Power Finance, Jenny Hu and myself as one of three concepts that will focus discussion at SEPA’s 51st State…
  • Apr 3

    Jon Wellinghoff Joins Blogger Team at Renewable + Law Blog

    Jon Wellinghoff Joins Blogger Team at Renewable + Law Blog
    Hi there, this is Jon Wellinghoff, former FERC chair and current Stoel Rives partner. I’m pleased to announce that effective today I have joined the Stoel Rives Renewable + Law blogger team. We thought it would be useful to share with…
  • Apr 2

    USFWS Publishes Northern Long-Eared Bat Listing Decision, Opts for Interim 4(d) Rule

    USFWS Publishes Northern Long-Eared Bat Listing Decision, Opts for Interim 4(d) Rule
    In a long-anticipated move, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”)has published a final listing decision and interim rule on the northern long-eared bat. The Service listed the northern long-eared bat as threatened under…
Rank this Week: 1200

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 15

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document

    WOTUS targeted in spending bill; also, Oregon wolves, (lack of) Bundy document
    An EPA/Army Corps of Engineers rule defining "waters of the United States" would be delayed for a year under a spending bill released by House Republicans (text). The bill is scheduled to be marked up Thursday, April 16, by the energy and…
  • Apr 14

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated

    HCP/ITPs in northern California invalidated
    A federal judge invalidated incidental take permits issued by FWS and NMFS that covered about 150,000 acres of forest land in northern California (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. NOAA, 13-3717 NC, N.D. Cal.). U.S. District Judge…
  • Apr 13

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama

    Challenge to Deepwater restoration project moved to Alabama
    Citing "the interest of justice, particularly the interest of Alabama’s citizens in deciding this controversy at home," U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta has transferred Gulf Restoration Network's challenge to the approval of the Gulf…
Rank this Week: 913

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 15

    We’re hiring an associate!

    We’re hiring an associate!
    Saxe Law Office offers a full range of environmental law services to a wide range of clients, including businesses, municipalities, and individuals. We are looking for a junior associate to join our team, based at the Centre for Social…
  • Apr 14

    Bencher elections – a suggestion

    Bencher elections – a suggestion
    Every four years, Ontario lawyers elect their governing body, known as “benchers”. This week, Ontario bencher elections are underway again. To all my colleagues at the bar, please vote. And please consider re-electing my colleague…
  • Apr 14

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?

    Directors of real estate agent liable for contaminated site?
    How far can no-fault liability for contaminated sites go? The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has issued a cleanup order to (among others) the accountant who held a power of attorney to sell a contaminated site for an…
Rank this Week: 500

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/
Rank this Week: 2623

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 13

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement

    Panel on Clean Energy and Transportation: Land Use Entitlement
    I recently had the pleasure of joining Michael Formby, Director of the Department of Transportation Services at the City and County of Honolulu, and Harrison Rue, Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City to discuss challenges and…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?

    Is the Federal Government's Ambitious Proposal to Expand the Whale Sanctuary the Right Answer?
    There are many iconic images of Hawaii, and on that list is the endangered Humpback whale breaching in Hawaii's waters during its seasonal migration. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, was created…
  • Feb 27

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue

    PBS Insights Panel Discusses Housing, Agricluture, and Other Land Use Issue
    Selected Tweets from last night's live show, PBS Insights.Souki: Ag is not just land; it's also labor and capital. How can we enable more people to farm? #pbsinsights— PBS Hawaii (@pbshawaii) February 27, 2015Atta: The city is trying to…
Rank this Week: 2003

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/
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
  • Apr 6

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker
    In a post from August, 2013 called "Equity ensures farm goes to intended beneficiary after codicil failed", I wrote about a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court that granted ownership of a farm to a long-time farm worker on the…
  • Apr 2

    CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    CAFA - Current &amp; Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 899

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 13

    Hawkes Co., Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer

    Hawkes Co., Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer
    <> Hawkes Co., Inc.  v.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 4/10/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 13-3067. The Corps' issuance of an Approved Jurisdiction…
  • Apr 13

    Coalition for Responsible Regulation, et al., v. EPA

    Coalition for Responsible Regulation, et al., v. EPA
    <> Coalition for Responsible Regulation, et al., v. EPA - 4/10/15. In the U.S.Court of AppealsD.C. Circuit, Case No. 09-1322. Order issued that this court's judgment filed June 26, 2012, be amended…
  • Apr 9

    Gulf Restoration Network, et al v. Gina McCarthy (USEPA)

    Gulf Restoration Network, et al v. Gina McCarthy (USEPA)
    <> Gulf Restoration Network, et al v. Gina McCarthy (USEPA) - 4/7/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No.13-31214. In the case a group of environmental organizations…
Rank this Week: 1426

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 11

    Promoting Electric Vehicles as Environmental Policy or Corporate Welfare

    Promoting Electric Vehicles as Environmental Policy or Corporate Welfare
    Maryland has been a leader in the promotion of plug-in electric vehicles. In addition to federal government incentives, a total of 37 states and Washington, D.C. have created incentives for plug-in electric vehicles.  While Maryland…
  • Apr 5

    LEED is the Tool to Restrict Water Use in This Town

    LEED is the Tool to Restrict Water Use in This Town
    While much attention was given last week to California Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order, in response to that state’s long running drought, seeking to reduce overall water use by 25%, there may be more to be learned from how…
  • Mar 30

    All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland

    All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland
    Forget what you know about earth sciences and think law. By statute all solar panels are pervious in Maryland. Of course that doesn’t mean that rain actually passes through the solar panels or that in Maryland the panels are constructed…
Rank this Week: 1848

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 11

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed

    Grant of Use Variance Reversed
    The difficulty of meeting the burden of proof for a use variance was demonstrated again this week. In Matter of Nemeth v. Village of Hancock Zoning Board of Appeals, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court and the Zoning Board of…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes. In the Matter of People, Inc. V. City…
  • Mar 24

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld

    Denial of Area Variances Upheld
    The Appellate Division reversed the lower court and upheld the denial of an application for area variances to construct an apartment building in a neighborhood largely consisting of single family homes.
Rank this Week: 2787

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
  • Mar 30

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Exaction for Sidewalk

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Exaction for Sidewalk
    In a recent unpublished decision, Jerman v. Township of Berkeley, a New Jersey trial court held invalid an ordinance which required the construction of sidewalks and curbs as a condition of subdivision or site plan approval, or the payment of…
Rank this Week: 1362

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 9

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 41
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 41 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, North Carolina, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews…
  • Apr 3

    Obama Hands Down Two Large Land Protection Decisions for Alaska

    Obama Hands Down Two Large Land Protection Decisions for Alaska
    Withdrawal of Areas from Oil and Gas Leasing Regions Earlier this year, President Obama announced the withdrawal of five zones in the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea oil and gas leasing regions, totaling 9.8 million acres. These include the…
  • Mar 27

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land

    Federal Government Releases Regulations for Fracking on Federal Land
    Last Friday, the Department of Interior released its final rule updating the regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing on federal public and American Indian lands. It covers standards for wells and well construction, disposal of…
Rank this Week: 2648

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 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 1551

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 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
  • Feb 18

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility

    MassDEP Obtains Judgment From Superior Court for $265k Fine at Taunton Plating Facility
    According to a press release issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today, the Suffolk Superior Court issued a judgment against a New York City-based company for failing to properly address historical…
  • Dec 31

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014
    With the year coming to an end, we take a moment to look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2014 was no exception.  Here’s our top five…
Rank this Week: 4871

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 6

    An Administrative Law Practicum

    An Administrative Law Practicum
    Over the last few years, many law schools have introduced a legislation and regulation course into the 1L curriculum. This is a very positive trend, and one I’m glad to be part of. But it does create some curricular challenges....
  • Mar 17

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317

    Ninth Circuit Upholds EPA Approval of South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 317
    On March 11, a panel of the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Silverman, Garbis (by designation)) issued a decision in NRDC v. EPA. In 2011, the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted Rule 317, which imposes fees on certain programs…
  • Mar 17

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee

    Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Seaman’s Manslaughter Charges Against BP Employee
    On March 11, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (Higginbotham, Jones, Prado) issued a decision in United States v. Kaluza, a criminal prosecution arising out of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Kaluza and...
Rank this Week: 609

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 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
  • Mar 10

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there
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  • Nov 14

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide A study elaborated by a network of lawyers around the globe confirms our findings: Some Latin American civil law is particularly…
Rank this Week: 2999

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 4

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update, February 2015, # 2, Vol. II

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update, February 2015, # 2, Vol. II
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Polluter to Pay $400k NRD settlement DEC, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a $400,000 settlement with…
  • Mar 28

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2015, Vol. II, # 1

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2015, Vol. II, # 1
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Kerr-McGee Settlement The USDOJ entered a historic settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Kerr-McGee for cleanups across…
  • Mar 22

    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st Century?

    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st Century?
    Legislative Forum May 6, 2015 Environmental Section New York State Bar Association Water is essential for life. It is essential for a healthy environment and a healthy economy. In contrast to water issues endemic to many other states, such…
Rank this Week: 3245

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing

    Brief Filed In Challenge To Regulation Allowing Thirty Years Permits For Eagle Killing
    On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and five individuals who study and enjoy eagles, we have filed a summary judgment brief in our case challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent regulation increasing the maximum duration…
  • Mar 13

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!

    The Norfolk Eagles Have Eaglets!
    We are thrilled to announce the birth of eaglets who are the offspring of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagles we have been working to protect for several years on behalf of the Eagle On Alliance.  Despite the Wildlife Services’…
  • Mar 13

    Success In Thwarting Efforts To Remove Wild Horses From The Nevada Range

    Success In Thwarting Efforts To Remove Wild Horses From The Nevada Range
    Judge Du of the Federal District Court for Nevada has granted our motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by various Nevada ranching interests to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove thousands of wild horses from public lands in…
Rank this Week: 5077

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 1

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund
    The current version of the budget bill (H.B. 64) contains language to create a gas station cleanup fund. The funding for this initiative is left over Clean Ohio money.  It is estimated that $20 million in Clean Ohio funds were either…
  • Mar 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Invalidates Nearly Two Thousand Water Quality Determination

    Ohio Supreme Court Invalidates Nearly Two Thousand Water Quality Determination
    The Ohio Supreme Court provided a major set back to the Ohio EPA efforts to establish water quality based discharge limits in its surface water discharge permits (i.e. NPDES permits).  The Court determined in Fairfield County v. Nally…
  • Mar 8

    Latest Environmental Due Diligence Case Highlights the Value of the "Innocent Landowner Defense"

    Latest Environmental Due Diligence Case Highlights the Value of the "Innocent Landowner Defense"
    There has not been a lot of recent case law applying the CERCLA Bona Fide Purchaser Defense or innocent Landowner Defense.  Every time a new case emerges it is picked apart by the environmental bar trying to discern the value of the…
Rank this Week: 3683

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Mar 31

    Blog Post: Women Attys Reveal How To Rebound From A BigLaw Break

    Blog Post: Women Attys Reveal How To Rebound From A BigLaw Break
    Relaunching a full-time legal career can be tough for women who have taken time off for family or personal reasons, but fellows in a program that has placed these "returners" at a number of BigLaw firms recommend steps they can take to come…
  • Mar 31

    Blog Post: The 2014 California Environmental Legislative Recap: An Election Year Drought

    Blog Post: The 2014 California Environmental Legislative Recap: An Election Year Drought
    By Mr. Gary A. Lucks Get the latest expert analysis on California's new environmental and land use laws. This article summarizes legislation passed during the 2014-2015 California Legislative Session, including bills addressing water…
  • Mar 31

    Blog Post: Obama Pledges Steep GHG Cuts Ahead Of UN Climate Talk

    Blog Post: Obama Pledges Steep GHG Cuts Ahead Of UN Climate Talk
    The Obama administration on Tuesday said the U.S. will aim to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, a pledge it has submitted to the United Nations in advance of global climate change…
Rank this Week: 753

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

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain

    KC Photo Exhibit On Eminent Domain
    An installation about eminent domain by Matt Rahner at the Kansas City Public Library in downtown Kansas City focuses on four blocks of Eminent Domain history that were cleared to make way for a new East Patrol police station and crime lab.…
  • Mar 31

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement

    TX Proposed Eminent Domain Bill Focuses On Post Taking Requirement
    A Texas state senator introduced a bill seeking to prevent the use of eminent domain to take private property for public projects. TX SB 479 creates a stricter pool of defined project milestones that government entities would have to hit to…
  • Mar 29

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan
    New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod recently stated that the City’s redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property.  The planning priorities include building more affordable housing…
Rank this Week: 1900

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1280

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 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.. The…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.
  • Mar 23

    FEMA Issues New State Mitigation Plan Review Guide

    FEMA Issues New State Mitigation Plan Review Guide
    FEMA has issued new guidelines, effective as of March 2016, for evaluating State plans to reduce or eliminate risks from natural hazards. The new Guide establishes the new standards, now including climate change, that must be met by states in…
Rank this Week: 2599

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
Rank this Week: 1528

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW
    Covenants that require an architectural review committee or homeowners association board to approve owner changes to their homes and grounds have been a mainstay in Delaware condominium and non-condominium community documents for many years. …
  • Mar 16

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited
    In a Delaware Superior Court case that is somewhat the opposite of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Strong case discussed in my February 26 entry, we now have another Delaware pronouncement in a foreclosure case involving seals. In Nationstar…
  • Feb 26

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around
    Delaware lenders and their attorneys are accustomed to seeing affidavits at commercial loan closings of borrowers and guarantors authorizing the entry of a judgment by confession, which state their contact with Delaware, and include the…
Rank this Week: 4827

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/
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
  • Jan 7

    Residential Development in California: New Density Bonus Law Makes New Affordable Housing Difficult to Build

    Residential Development in California: New Density Bonus Law Makes New Affordable Housing Difficult to Build
    By Matthew Hinks Governor Brown signed into law on September 27, 2014, AB2222, which amends the State's Density Bonus Law ("DBL"), Gov't Code §§ 65915, et seq. to establish significant constraints upon the use of the incentives…
Rank this Week: 4727

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: 436

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/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
Rank this Week: 2531

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: 855

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/
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
  • Dec 17

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today.   As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting…
  • Dec 1

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement
    As climate negotiators prepare for their discussions in Lima, they must focus on one of the most neglected strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change: creating sustainable human settlements. My work for a land use law center…
Rank this Week: 1008

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
Rank this Week: 1294

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 1205

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: 1696

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: 3132

The Remediation Wire

The Remediation Wire

Covers environmental news, laws, regulations, and upcoming events. By Marc D. Policastro and Andrew B. Robins.

http://www.remediationwire.com
Rank this Week: 4360