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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/
  • Oct 30

    Seismic activity and fracking concerns prompt new rules for oil and gas disposal wells in Texa

    Seismic activity and fracking concerns prompt new rules for oil and gas disposal wells in Texa
    On October 28th, the Railroad Commission of Texas (“RRC”) amended its existing oil and gas disposal well regulations to require seismic activity data in permit applicants, provide for more frequent monitoring and reporting for…
  • Oct 29

    Environmental groups lose court challenge over fracking water use

    Environmental groups lose court challenge over fracking water use
    The British Columbia Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to decisions of the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) to grant successive, short-term approvals to EnCana Corporation to withdraw fresh water from B.C.'s lakes, rivers and…
  • Oct 28

    The New York Court of Appeals rules on local ban on fracking

    The New York Court of Appeals rules on local ban on fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently denied an energy company’s motion for rehearing in Matter of Wallach v. Dryden. Matter of Wallach was a consolidated appeal in which the court heard challenges to local fracking bans enacted in the…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
Rank this Week: 741

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: 1079

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/
  • Oct 30

    Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update

    Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update
    Red Cliff Band: Lake Superior barrel retrieval project update - Since the mid-1990s, the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been looking into the nearly 1,500 barrels that were dumped into Lake Superior by the U.S. …
  • Oct 28

    America's last coal-fired ship finally stops dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan

    America's last coal-fired ship finally stops dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan
    America's last coal-fired ship finally stops dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan - The 2014 season for Lake Michigan's only coal-powered passenger and car ferry came to a close Sunday, signaling the end of the controversial…
  • Oct 27

    Lake Erie's algal bloom fading

    Lake Erie's algal bloom fading
    Lake Erie's algal bloom fading - With Lake Erie's 2014 harmful algal bloom fading away in the lake's cold water, a scientist who studies the blooms is looking back on his forecast for this year. It turned out to be accurate said…
Rank this Week: 2895

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    EPA revamps High Priority Violator policy, ends 'watch list'

    EPA revamps High Priority Violator policy, ends 'watch list'
    EPA revamps High Priority Violator policy, ends 'watch list' - EPA has eliminated the complicated matrix by which it evaluates facilities that commit high priority violations (HPVs) of polluted air, water and soil. EPA Office …
  • Oct 29

    EPA Provides Additional Clean Power Plan Information & Comment

    EPA Provides Additional Clean Power Plan Information & Comment
    EPA Provides Additional Information on Clean Power Plan & requests public comment on additional information and proposes carbon goals for areas in Indian Country and U.S. Territories - EPA is making additional information and…
  • Oct 28

    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project
    Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced Oct. 24, that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has…
Rank this Week: 949

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 30

    Getting an Education on Septic System

    Getting an Education on Septic System
    By Leslie Corcelli Most of us don’t think or talk about where things go when we flush. Let’s face it, it’s a little awkward. However, I’m fortunate enough to be an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education…
  • Oct 28

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West Part 2
    Welcome to part two of my blog on the California drought. In my last blog, I discussed how low rainfall and higher-than-average temperatures are worsening the drought and causing severe water shortages. The changes that are affecting the…
  • Oct 28

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health

    Pediatricians’ Perspective: Ensuring Clean Air, Protecting Children’s Health
    By Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP, and Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP When we recognize October as Children’s Health Month, bringing awareness to children’s unique health needs, it can be easy to overlook one variable that impacts each one…
Rank this Week: 119

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Oct 30

    Blog Post: Congress Tries to Reign in US EPA Rulemaking on Waters of the United State

    Blog Post: Congress Tries to Reign in US EPA Rulemaking on Waters of the United State
    By Katerina E. Milenkovski On September 9, 2014, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, a bill that would prohibit EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the Waters of the United States rulemaking…
  • Oct 29

    Blog Post: How Law Firms Are Revolutionizing Services In California

    Blog Post: How Law Firms Are Revolutionizing Services In California
    The California legal market is experiencing a disruptive transformation as in-house counsel look for ways to trim their budgets by disaggregating services. Business growth in certain sectors of the state's economy has spurred the development…
  • Oct 29

    Blog Post: How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubter

    Blog Post: How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubter
    We’re coming to the end of the year - the time that companies think seriously about the future. Financial performance data is in; you know where you stand. What is the direction of your firm? If your firm does not already have an energy…
Rank this Week: 520

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Oct 30

    Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal

    Environmental orders: no stay pending appeal
    Is the "public interest" in getting environmental work done immediately more important than whether there is a sound legal basis for making a particular person pay for it?
  • Oct 28

    Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticide

    Flash mob to protest bee killing pesticide
    Friends of the Earth is planning a Halloween flash mob tomorrow to swarm Lowe’s in Ottawa, asking them to remove bee-killing products from their shelves. More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/808584445871612/
  • Oct 28

    Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronic

    Yukon proposes eco fees on tires and electronic
    The Yukon government has proposed a new recycling regulation that includes eco fees on tires and electronics. The rollout of a similar system in Ontario several years ago, for  household hazardous waste, was fumbled and created an…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Oct 30

    CREW Sues EPA For Access To Renewable Fuel Standards Document

    CREW Sues EPA For Access To Renewable Fuel Standards Document
    A very interesting dynamic is developing in the agriculture and petroleum industries. In November 2013, the EPA mandated new renewable fuel standards requiring the addition of 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel to the US fuel supply…
  • Oct 29

    Indiana Is Soon to Unveil Its New Energy Strategy

    Indiana Is Soon to Unveil Its New Energy Strategy
    … So says Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.  In Indiana, the Lieutenant Governor manages six state agencies, among them the Department of Agriculture, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Office of Small Business…
  • Oct 28

    “Downright Dangerous” Home Results in $280,000 Judgment for Purchaser

    “Downright Dangerous” Home Results in $280,000 Judgment for Purchaser
    We have this from the Indiana Court of Appeals related to the Indiana real estate disclosure requirements.  Hays vs. Wise The Hays sold their home after completing Indiana’s statutory disclosure forms. Purchaser Wise sued the Hays,…
Rank this Week: 13

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    European Union EU HSE Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol

    European Union EU HSE Health Safety and Environmental Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws for the European Union. The EU includes over 25 countries…
  • Oct 25

    Mexico Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Mexico Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Mexico. Mexico is a growing economic power and a…
  • Oct 22

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Turkey. A rising economic power and a wonderful place…
Rank this Week: 3177

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/
  • Oct 29

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Potentially New and Improved?

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Potentially New and Improved?
    On Tuesday, EPA issued a Notice of Data Availability, requesting further comment on some specific issues that have been raised since it published its draft Clean Power Plan in June.  My immediate reaction?  My head hurts. I…
  • Oct 27

    Tenant Who Sublets A Superfund Site Is Not Likely To Be A CERCLA Liable Party

    Tenant Who Sublets A Superfund Site Is Not Likely To Be A CERCLA Liable Party
    It is generally the rule that a lessee who does not operate the property it rents will not be liable under CERCLA except in the unusual circumstance where the lessee qualifies as an “owner” of the property. …
  • Oct 24

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now

    FERC’s Order 745 — Still In Effect For Now
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed its mandate vacating FERC Order no. 745, regarding demand response.  The mandate is stayed at least until December 16, 2014, by which point FERC must petition the Supreme Court for review.…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Oct 29

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    Land Use Climate Bubbles are emerging in every region of the country that should rivet the attention of policy makers. In numerous communities, property values are declining because of repeated flooding, continued threats of storm surges,…
  • Oct 16

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York

    The Remarkable case of Sidney, New York
    Sidney is in retreat. Situated next to the Susquehanna River in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the village was built on a floodplain on the south side of the river. In 2006, Sidney was hit by a record-breaking storm that dropped 14…
  • Oct 14

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”

    “The Ancients Stole All Our Good Ideas”
    Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, starts with this quote from Emerson, “All of my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” The quote introduces Chapter One of this book, which is entitled The…
Rank this Week: 1980

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/
  • Oct 29

    LEED v4 Delayed, Again

    LEED v4 Delayed, Again
    The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that projects will still be able to register under the current LEED 2009 through October 31, 2016. News of the extension of LEED 2009 began circulating yesterday and is being heralded and widely…
  • Oct 26

    Greenbuild: Designing the Perfect Green People

    Greenbuild: Designing the Perfect Green People
    The USGBC’s annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in New Orleans wrapped up last Friday and the question I am most asked is, “what was the highlight?” My response is that the highlight at Greenbuild was all the…
  • Oct 13

    I have been trekking and mountaineering in Tibet

    I have been trekking and mountaineering in Tibet
    I am writing this blog post from the Yak & Yeti hotel in Kathmandu. As some regular readers of this blog have commented, there has been a brief hiatus in my postings. For the last many weeks I have been trekking and mountaineering in…
Rank this Week: 828

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 29

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land

    Presidential Monument Power May Allow Obama to Unilaterally Restrict Access to Public Land
    The final mid-term election of a presidency typically represents the last election of consequence for the President, and the point where Presidents demonstrate an increased willingness to take actions that are politically unpopular or…
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
Rank this Week: 2118

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/
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
Rank this Week: 1169

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 29

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?
    Environmental issues have been surprisingly visible in this campaign – nearly every Senate candidate gives them prominent attention.  The New York Times reports that they are also the third most common topic for political ads in…
  • Oct 28

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?
    My post last week on renaming “environmental” law to “resources” law greatly peeved a number of private bar attorneys, who thought I was impugning their entire side of the practice. My post clearly played into some…
  • Oct 27

    Happy Birthday, Yosemite–and California’s State Parks System

    Happy Birthday, Yosemite–and California’s State Parks System
    2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of what we now know as Yosemite National Park.  It’s also the sesquicentennial anniversary of California’s State Parks System.  The two events are, in fact, inextricably…
Rank this Week: 744

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: 1309

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/
  • Oct 28

    California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the Federal Government

    California Once Again Relinquishes Clean Air Act Enforcement Responsibility to the Federal Government
    On October 24, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published its final rule documenting the failure of the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) to submit a State Implementation Plan (“SIP”)…
  • Oct 23

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise

    One Community Gets Relief from Aircraft Noise
    In a rare showing of unanimity between airport operator and noise impacted community, on September 30, 2014 the Board of Supervisors of Orange County, California (“Board”) approved the extension, for an additional 15 years, of a…
  • Oct 13

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law

    Update on Developments in California Drone Law
    The governor acted recently on the two bills involving use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs or “drones”) sitting on his desk, AB 1327 (Gorell) and AB 2306 (Chau). Both were discussed in some depth previously in this space.…
Rank this Week: 1150

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: 1584

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: 967

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Presentation at UN-GGIM High Level Forum (October 24, 2014)

    Presentation at UN-GGIM High Level Forum (October 24, 2014)
    Good morningFirst, I would like to thank our hosts for their gratious hospitality and to the UN-GGIM for including the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy is this important event.Second, I want to apologize because my talk is not going to be…
  • Oct 26

    The ODbL and OpenStreetMap: Analysis and Use Case

    The ODbL and OpenStreetMap: Analysis and Use Case
    In May of this year, I attended the State of the Map (US) meeting in Washington D.C.  A number of formal and informal discussions took place at the event regarding the impact of the Open Database License (ODbL) on the use of…
  • Oct 8

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (October 8, 2014)
    PrivacyExclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths  (BuzzFeed)New York City Shuts Down Unauthorized Sensors  (WSJ) A follow up to the link above. Geo organizations can learn a great deal from this…
Rank this Week: 2456

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 28

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased

    Mortgage Fraud Risk Is Unchanged And Valuation Risk Increased
    Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx.  However, the risk of Valuation fraud was…
  • Oct 27

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal

    NJ Supreme Court Hears Hackensack Eminent Domain Apeal
    The city of Hackensack, N.J., has asked the NJ Supreme Court to determine whether a municipality seeking to condemn property must expressly find that the property is “blighted” in order to meet the constitutional eminent…
  • Oct 26

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal

    PA Supreme Court Declines Eminent Domain Appeal
    The PA Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a Mercer County eminent domain case.  The case involves Mercer Area School District’s attempt to condemn property that borders school grounds to extend a parking lot and…
Rank this Week: 1165

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Oct 27

    Chile Announces New Public Land Concessions for Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Project

    Chile Announces New Public Land Concessions for Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Project
    On October 1, 2014, Víctor Osorio, Chile’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that 200 public land concessions were being made available, through a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Energy, to Non-Conventional…
  • Oct 13

    California PUC Comissioner Michael Peevy to Step Down

    California PUC Comissioner Michael Peevy to Step Down
    Last Thursday, longtime California Public Utilities Comissioner and President Michael Peevy announced he would not seek reappointment at the end of this year, when his second six-year term with the CPUC expires. In making his…
  • Sep 23

    California’s New Streamlined #Solar Permitting Law Goes into Effect

    California’s New Streamlined #Solar Permitting Law Goes into Effect
    Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2188, which is designed to streamline the permitting process for small rooftop solar systems. The new law seeks to give California’s Million Solar Roofs target a boost by…
Rank this Week: 1434

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: 3542

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: 3403

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/
  • Oct 27

    National Oilseed Processors Assoc. v. OSHA

    National Oilseed Processors Assoc. v. OSHA
    National Oilseed Processors Assoc. v. OSHA - 10/24/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1228. Petitioners (and intervenor for petitioners), whose members include numerous businesses that handle and…
  • Oct 24

    Appeals Court Decision On Csapr A Major Victory For Health Of Children, Elderly And Asthma Sufferer

    Appeals Court Decision On Csapr A Major Victory For Health Of Children, Elderly And Asthma Sufferer
    Appeals Court Decision On Csapr A Major Victory For Health Of Children, Elderly And Asthma Sufferers – 10/23/14. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit lifted its hold on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)…
  • Oct 22

    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA

    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA
    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA - 10/21/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case Nos. 12-9596, 13-9502, 13-9506, 13-9507, 13-9508, 13-9509, 13-9510. Environmental groups filed the suit under the Clean Air Act challenging a…
Rank this Week: 747

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
Rank this Week: 2339

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: 728

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/
  • Oct 24

    Waters of the United States?

    Waters of the United States?
    Does this picture show a waterbody that should fall under federal protection pursuant to the Clean Water Act? Do you believe this is a stream that has a "significant nexus" to a navigable waterway (current test established under Rapanos by…
  • Oct 20

    Overview of the Ohio EPA Enforcement Proce

    Overview of the Ohio EPA Enforcement Proce
    The Ohio EPA enforcement process can appear to be a mystery, especially to companies that find themselves the subject of an EPA visit for the first time.  This post provides a general overview of the Ohio EPA civil enforcement…
  • Oct 16

    Ohio EPA Begins Policy to Rotate Inspector

    Ohio EPA Begins Policy to Rotate Inspector
    Ohio EPA has recently announced a new policy of rotating personnel within its districts and divisions. The new policy will apply to inspectors and staff, but will not apply to management.   The policy is intended to provide Ohio EPA…
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Oct 24

    Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?

    Is Your Business Prepared for a Crisis?
    A crisis can destroy a business’s reputation and bottom line. A crisis can come from anywhere:  a surprise EPA, OSHA, or other regulatory inspection, a natural disaster, or a man-made catastrophe like the West, Texas fertilizer…
  • Sep 30

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
    Harvest photo taken from a UAV.Thanks @TheChadColby.Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known…
  • Sep 11

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure
    A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms.  There was also…
Rank this Week: 1920

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: 1016

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/
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
Rank this Week: 1973

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/
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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/
Rank this Week: 2691

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/
  • Oct 20

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol
    At its monthly meeting last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved the Bonneville Power Administration's "Oversupply Management Protocol," marking a major litigation milestone in Bonneville's controversial efforts to…
  • Oct 17

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference
    Please join us at the Washington Future Energy Conference on November 5. Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to be a major sponsor of this event. Now in its fifth year, the Future Energy Conference brings together energy innovators, utilities,…
  • Oct 7

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP
    Last week, the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking renewable energy for Navy bases located in WAPA's California service territory. The RFP seeks bids for new renewable generation projects…
Rank this Week: 4755

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/
Rank this Week: 1760

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/
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
  • Sep 16

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy
    By Robert E. Holden and Lesley F. Pietras On September 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced a settlement in United States v. Trans Energy, Inc., No. 14-117 (N.D.W.Va.), requiring the oil and gas company to pay $3 million in civil…
Rank this Week: 3973

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Oct 16

    Congressional Research Service: Take a Deep Breath Before Believing Cost Claims About New EPA Smog Standard

    Congressional Research Service: Take a Deep Breath Before Believing Cost Claims About New EPA Smog Standard
    The nonpartisan (and thoughtful!) Congressional Research Service is out with a new report about EPA's expected upcoming health standard for ozone, or smog.  It is really worth reading, especially in light of the hysterical industry…
  • Oct 9

    Throwback Thursday: Almost 5 Years Ago, EPA Said Current Smog Standard Was so Weak....

    Throwback Thursday: Almost 5 Years Ago, EPA Said Current Smog Standard Was so Weak....
    ...That the agency would not even solicit public comments on keeping it.  EPA then was attempting to correct a polluter-friendly decision made by the Bush Administration.As we all know, the EPA, then run by Lisa Jackson, was told in…
  • Sep 29

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air
    [With fond viewer memories of the late Ned Sherrin and David Frost] It is so difficult in this breathless, breaking-news-tweet-every-moment era to put matters in perspective. We are going to give this a shot in a brief look back at clean-air…
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Oct 14

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

    Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard
    Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).Hawaii's…
  • Oct 12

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth

    Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Blackburn’s sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni) is Hawaii’s largest native insect, with a wing span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters).…
  • Aug 8

    Hurricane Iselle

    Hurricane Iselle
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
  • Oct 10

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off

    Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate is Taking Off
    by Ben Reznik Once considered an area of Los Angeles that had virtually nothing to do after 5pm, downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a development boom. Sure, part of it is due to the fact that our regional economy is on an upswing. But…
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
Rank this Week: 1722

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: 3618

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Sep 30

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved

    Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved
    Form over substance continues to obscure the substantive issue presented in the case of the City of Los Angeles (City) vs. Kern County (County). At its core, the dispute involves the land application of biosolids. Biosolids are organic…
  • Jan 6

    ASTM Issues New Standard For Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

    ASTM Issues New Standard For Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
    On November 6, 2013, ASTM revised its standard for conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, known as Standard E1527-13 (entitled “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment…
  • Jan 6

    City’s Decision to Not Prepare an EIR Upheld Under Substantial Evidence Standard

    City’s Decision to Not Prepare an EIR Upheld Under Substantial Evidence Standard
    Earlier this month, in Latinos Unidos De Napa v. City of Napa, the California Court of Appeals upheld the city of Napa’s determination that it did not have to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California…
Rank this Week: 2872

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/
  • Sep 27

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update July 2014, Vol. 1, #19

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update July 2014, Vol. 1, #19
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 The month's Update introduces a new feature: EPA Region 2 Administrative Settlements/News. In addition, the Environmental Law Section has published an E-Book entitled "NY…
  • Sep 1

    Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacle

    Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacle
    By Teresa Bakner Pro horizontal hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") supporters suffered a setback due to two related decisions recently issued in Albany Supreme Court in July 2014: Wallach v. the New York State Dept. of Environmental…
  • Aug 10

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update June 2014, #18

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update June 2014, #18
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News EPA Fines US Department of Energy for Nuke Releases The DOE paid a $155,000 fine for twice allowing radiation to escape into the air during the cleanup of...
Rank this Week: 2236

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/
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
  • Aug 28

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective

    MassDEP’s New Cleanup Regulations Are Now Effective
    As we reported earlier in guest posts from Adam Last of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. here and here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has long been working on significant revisions to the…
  • Jul 16

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard

    Massachusetts Revises Its Building Code Adding Increased Energy Efficiency Standard
    Following up on my post dated November 15, 2012, as of July 1, 2014, the International Energy Conservation Code (“IECC”) 2012 went into effect, replacing the former baseline building energy code regulations.  The…
Rank this Week: 2592