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Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Nov 27

    Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon

    Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon
    Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, New York: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Tuesday brought good news for Atlantic sturgeon. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has agreed to a settlement with NRDC that will result in…
  • Nov 26

    I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation

    I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation
    Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica: Last week, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens…
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tip

    Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tip
    Tracy Quinn, Water Policy Analyst, Santa Monica, California: This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that — despite the epic drought in California — we still have enough water for essential uses…
Rank this Week: 843

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Nov 26

    Blog Post: Justice Ginsburg Likely To Stay Put Despite Health Scare

    Blog Post: Justice Ginsburg Likely To Stay Put Despite Health Scare
    U.S. Supreme Court watchers say Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Wednesday medical procedure is unlikely to sway the notoriously tough justice's determination to remain on the bench, and liberals are now likely to push her to stay as they face…
  • Nov 26

    Blog Post: Farm Animals, Manure and Environmental Law

    Blog Post: Farm Animals, Manure and Environmental Law
    Here is the presentation  by Meredith James on Farm Animals, Manure and Environmental Law for the Animal Law section of the OBA. The presentation focuses on the manure produced by farm animals. In particular, the presentation looks at…
  • Nov 26

    Blog Post: M&A MVP: Cleary Gottlieb’s Ethan Klingsberg

    Blog Post: M&A MVP: Cleary Gottlieb’s Ethan Klingsberg
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Ethan A. Klingsberg’s prowess crafting deals and advising corporate boards helped Family Dollar Stores Inc. fend off years of activist-led takeover campaigns to snag a proposed $8.5…
Rank this Week: 481

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 26

    The Death of Deference?

    The Death of Deference?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted cert. in several cases to hear the following question: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate…
  • Nov 26

    The California REDD+ Experience

    The California REDD+ Experience
    Announcing the publication of The California REDD+ Experience, a report written by UCLA’s Emmett Institute faculty and published by the Center for Global Development. Six years ago in Los Angeles, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a…
  • Nov 24

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan

    San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan
    Back in 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments issued a really bad regional transportation plan.  These plans must prioritize transportation investments across the metropolitan region for the coming decades and are the basis for…
Rank this Week: 758

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/
  • Nov 26

    EPA Finally Proposes a Revised Ozone Standard, Sort Of

    EPA Finally Proposes a Revised Ozone Standard, Sort Of
    Yesterday, EPA finally proposed a revised ambient air quality standard for ozone – except that the agency is still hedging its bets.  The Clean Air Science Advisory Committee had previously supported a revised ozone NAAQS of 0.060…
  • Nov 25

    CERCLA Cost Recovery v. Contribution Again: It’s Still Unfair

    CERCLA Cost Recovery v. Contribution Again: It’s Still Unfair
    Parties in CERCLA cases continue to deal with the consequences of the Supreme Court decisions in Aviall and Atlantic Research which essentially created two classes of PRPs: (1) PRPs who entered into CERCLA settlements with the federal or…
  • Nov 24

    I’m Still a Cockeyed Optimist When It Comes to Climate Change

    I’m Still a Cockeyed Optimist When It Comes to Climate Change
    Last week, NRG Energy announced plans to reduce CO2 emissions 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050.  And this reduction is not from a 1990 or 2005 baseline; it is from 2014 emissions.  NRG’s statement indicated that it had already…
Rank this Week: 2393

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/
  • Nov 26

    An Invitation to Enjoy the 2014 Edition of Restoring the Great Lake

    An Invitation to Enjoy the 2014 Edition of Restoring the Great Lake
    <> An Invitation to Enjoy the 2014 Edition of Restoring the Great Lakes - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released this year's edition of Restoring the Great Lakes to learn more about…
  • Nov 25

    Climate Change Could Affect Future of Lake Michigan Basin

    Climate Change Could Affect Future of Lake Michigan Basin
    <> Climate Change Could Affect Future of Lake Michigan Basin – USGS Summary: Climate change could lengthen the growing season, make soil drier and decrease winter snowpack in the Lake Michigan…
  • Nov 24

    Feds probe Great Lakes commercial fishing

    Feds probe Great Lakes commercial fishing
    <> Feds probe Great Lakes commercial fishing - two-year federal undercover operation into illegal fishing on Lake Superior has resulted in a series of recent raids, involving three northern Michigan …
Rank this Week: 2455

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/
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule
    <> Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule – [See SCOTUS blog discussion] The Court accepted three new petitions, but consolidated them for one hour of argument and for decision.…
  • Nov 25

    USA v. Duane Montgomery

    USA v. Duane Montgomery
    <> USA v. Duane Montgomery - 11/24/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 13-2596. Appealed from the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit. Defendant Duane Montgomery …
  • Nov 24

    Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc.

    Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc.
    <> Gary Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc. - 11/18/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 14-5047. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western…
Rank this Week: 543

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule

    Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule
    <> Supreme Court Will Hear Challenges To EPA MATS Rule – [See SCOTUS blog discussion] The Court accepted three new petitions, but consolidated them for one hour of argument and for decision.…
  • Nov 25

    Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal

    Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal
    <> Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal - US special envoy for climate change spells out what his country hopes to achieve in the UN's climate change deal. . . Climate Change…
  • Nov 24

    EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014

    EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014
    <> EPA Delays Renewable Fuels Volume Standards for 2014 - 11/21/14. EPA is announcing that the Agency will not be finalizing 2014 applicable percentage standards under the Renewable Fuel…
Rank this Week: 568

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4505

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Nov 26

    Quick Reaction to EPA's Ozone Proposal

    Quick Reaction to EPA's Ozone Proposal
    The EPA proposal – to change the current ozone standard of 75 parts per billion to a range of 65-70 – is now online at http://www.epa.gov/air/ozonepollution/actions.html#nov2014  Here are a few quick thoughts:  All in…
  • Nov 25

    Public Supports Tougher Smog Standards: American Lung Assn. Survey

    Public Supports Tougher Smog Standards: American Lung Assn. Survey
     By a 2-1 margin, the public supports tougher smog standards -- even after hearing the arguments of opponents.   We hope the political types and bean counters in the White House will take note -- and realize that permitting EPA…
  • Nov 7

    Ten Reasons Why America's Dependence on Oil Needs to End

    Ten Reasons Why America's Dependence on Oil Needs to End
    (Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest postings.  This very interesting piece is from Holly Chavez, a regular contributor.  We hope you find it as informative as we did.)   The United States energy needs are a…
Rank this Week: 1112

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/
  • Nov 26

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation

    Hallowed Ground: Wrigley Field Undergoes Renovation
    I am a lifelong Cubs fan. And for me, there are few more hallowed parcels of real estate anywhere than Wrigley Field. But if you’ve been there — and if you haven’t you definitely need to include Wrigley on your ……
  • Nov 25

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant

    US Supreme Court to Decide EPA’s Authority to Regulate Mercury Pollution from Electric Power Plant
    In its recent conference, the US Supreme Court agreed to rule on the EPA’s authority to regulate mercury pollution from electric power plants. This case continues the recent pattern of the SCOTUS’ willingness to hear challenges to…
  • Nov 24

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate

    Kicking the Can Down the Road: EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate
    The EPA will delay the final rule for renewable fuel standards related to blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels. The White House Office of Management and Budget did not meet the 90-day requirement for the EPA’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Nov 25

    Interview with Avionics Magazine

    Interview with Avionics Magazine
    Aviation and aerospace attorney Paul Fraidenburgh was quoted in “Pirker v. Huerta Ruling Clears the Way to UAS Integration” published in Avionics Magazine on November 25, 2014.  The full article is available…
  • Nov 24

    Bonner County Wins Major Victory in Property Owner's "Takings" Lawsuit

    Bonner County Wins Major Victory in Property Owner's "Takings" Lawsuit
    The decision of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Idaho in SilverWing at Sandpoint, LLC v. Bonner County, a case that has been “hanging fire” for almost two years, was worth the wait.  On Friday,…
  • Nov 18

    Pirker Reversed: NTSB Confirms FAA Has Jurisdiction Over Drone

    Pirker Reversed: NTSB Confirms FAA Has Jurisdiction Over Drone
    Earlier today, in a landmark decision for the unmanned aircraft systems industry, the National Transportation Safety Board reversed the Administrative Law Judge Patrick Geraghty’s order in the Pirker case and held that unmanned aircraft…
Rank this Week: 1160

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: 3819

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/
  • Nov 25

    At the Birth of the Clean Water and Clean Air Act

    At the Birth of the Clean Water and Clean Air Act
    2014 is the centennial of the birth of Edmund Muskie in the old mill town of Rumford, Maine. On November 15, at a conference commemorating what would have been Muskie’s 100th birthday, Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus and Leon…
  • Nov 21

    IPCC Response Essay #14: Agnostic Adaptation

    IPCC Response Essay #14: Agnostic Adaptation
    Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Hofstra Research Fellow, Maurice A. Deane School of Law Adaptation planning and implementation at all levels of governance are contingent on societal values,…
  • Nov 21

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Bison Hazing Program

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Yellowstone Bison Hazing Program
    On November 20, the Ninth Circuit (Schroeder, Paez, Berzon) issued a decision in Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Department of Agriculture. Montana authorities, under a federally approved program, use low altitude helicopter flights, riders…
Rank this Week: 738

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 25

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho

    BLM cancels “predator derby” in Idaho
    The Bureau of Land Management has decided to cancel a planned hunt for wolves, coyotes and other species on about 3 million acres in Idaho. The permit for the so-called “predator derby” would have allowed three days of hunting…
  • Nov 25

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’

    NMFS agrees to designate CH for Atlantic sturgeon DPS’
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to designate critical habitat for the New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic sturgeon (Delaware Riverkeeper Network…
  • Nov 21

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule

    Citing sea turtle deaths, CBD files suit over EPA cooling water intake rule
    Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release) ESA lawsuit takes on #USFWS, #NMFS over #USEPA cooling water intake rule #seaturtles http://t.co/dgmZwH7Lca CBD press release — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 21,…
Rank this Week: 1625

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 25

    40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Small Systems Challenge

    40 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Small Systems Challenge
    By Mindy Eisenberg, Protection Branch Chief When I meet operators and managers of water systems from small cities and towns, I’m always impressed by the tremendous pride they take in their local water services. Today, more than 94% of…
  • Nov 24

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure

    The Importance of Effective Community Engagement for Sustainable Infrastructure
    By Hiwot Gebremariam Maintaining water infrastructure is a constant challenge, but effective community engagement practices can help. I am a first-hand witness of the usefulness of these practices. Growing up in Ethiopia, I saw community…
  • Nov 18

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home

    Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home
    By Dr. Francine St-Denis, OGWDW I love watching my boys playing outside. After running around, they’ll bound up to the nearest water fountain for a drink of water. Nothing seems to beat the fascination my boys and most young kids seem…
Rank this Week: 118

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Nov 25

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Senate Committee Staff Release Report Espousing Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing
    In the final days before the November election, the  Republican (then minority) staff of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a report outlining the domestic economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, entitled…
  • Nov 12

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline

    Inhofe Calls on EPA to Drop Fracking Review, But Agency IG Decline
    The EPA’s inspector general, Arthur Elkins, Jr., has rejected Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) appeal for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to drop its review of the agency and the states’ ability to manage potential threats…
  • Nov 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The team at Fracking Insider is honored to work alongside a number of distinguished veterans, including our own fearless leader, John Wittenborn (USAF Ret.), and we are proud of the veterans in our families as well (Thanks Pop!). In honor of…
Rank this Week: 3722

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/
  • Nov 25

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest

    US Forest Service issues plan allowing fracking in George Washington National Forest
    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Southern Regional Forester issued a Revised Land and Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision allowing natural gas drilling to take place on 177,200 acres…
  • Nov 24

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive

    Alberta Chief Justice keeps fracking lawsuit against environmental regulator alive
    The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for…
  • Nov 18

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation

    Increased rail traffic leads to heightened regulation
    Compared to last year, transportation of goods by rail has increased. The two commodities with the largest increase in rail traffic have been coal and crude oil products. Transportation of crude oil and petroleum products by rail has…
Rank this Week: 2452

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium

    Hartford Takes Properties For Stadium
    The City of Hartford has used its power of eminent domain to assemble land for a stadium.  The Hartford City Council approved a $350 million plan to build a minor league baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats. However, it does…
  • Nov 23

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart

    Eminent Domain Topic For Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart used eminent domain debates to criticize Republicans over their support of the Keystone Pipeline in a recent Daily Show.  In his usual method, he juxtaposed statements by Republicans decrying the use of the power of eminent…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1942

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from last week.Safety fears over ‘barking mad’ Amazon plan to test parcel-delivering drones in…
  • Nov 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (November 5, 2011) - Location Privacy
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to Location Privacy. Feel free…
  • Nov 6

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update - UAVs (November 5, 2014)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update on recent spatial law and policy developments for its members. The following are some of the recent developments that pertain directly to UAVs. Feel free to contact me if you…
Rank this Week: 3751

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: 2373

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: 706

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1607

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: 1000

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/
  • Nov 23

    ASHRAE 189.1 - 2014 Green Building Standard Is Now Available

    ASHRAE 189.1 - 2014 Green Building Standard Is Now Available
    Last week the 2014 version of the ASHRAE 189.1 Green Building Standard was published and became available for use. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise…
  • Nov 17

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore

    International Green Construction Code Now Mandatory For All Building in Baltimore
    Last evening the Baltimore City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes. Baltimore, the 26th most populous city in the country, was among the first…
  • Nov 12

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building

    Mid Term Election Results Superb For Green Building
    Election Day 2014 in which Republicans made big gains in Congress and statehouses across the country portends huge business opportunities for green building. As more conservative legislative bodies look to enact environmental and energy…
Rank this Week: 1347

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Nov 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&amp;T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
Rank this Week: 1048

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015

    Product Development Plans 2014-2015
    Nimonik is always working to improve its service offerings and last year, we upgraded the system numerous times. In fact, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates that were announced in 2013 to both…
  • Nov 20

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015

    NimonikApp and Nimonik headed for big upgrades in 2015
    Planned upgrades for Nimonik App and Nimonik Audit for Mobile Devices for the next year : October 2014 – 2015 A lot improved last year, we have completed nearly all of our goals and rolled out a number of updates to both NimonikApp and…
  • Nov 5

    Three new case studies on legal tracking and audit

    Three new case studies on legal tracking and audit
    Nimonik works with companies in over 25 industry sectors, helping them save time and ensure higher rates of compliance. Here are three of our favorite clients and their stories of how they used Nimonik Audit on iPad and NimonikApp on the web…
Rank this Week: 2082

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Nov 21

    Website update

    Website update
    Dear friends, We are finally making some progress in updating our website, and we hope you enjoy the results. It’s definitely still a work in progress, though, and hopefully will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Thank you…
  • Nov 21

    Blue Box funding- change coming

    Blue Box funding- change coming
    The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, told the Canadian Waste to Resources conference this week that he would have a new Waste Diversion law introduced into the Legislature, and passed, in 2015. Hopefully, it will…
  • Nov 20

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report
    A recent decision out of Newfoundland should remind prospective purchasers of real estate NOT to count on Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or other environmental reports commissioned by the seller, unless they acquire…
Rank this Week: 381

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/
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1135

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers carbon and emissions trading, CERCLA, climate change, oil spills and risk management. By Scott D. Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
Rank this Week: 1848

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1503

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: 1329

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/
Rank this Week: 1810

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: 1426

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/
  • Nov 16

    A Closer Look at Farm Data Ownership

    A Closer Look at Farm Data Ownership
    A number of agriculture technology providers (ATPs) worked together recently to produce a document identifying core industry principles for data privacy and security on the farm.  (Read the core principles document here:  Privacy…
  • Nov 14

    Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data

    Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data
    A few people have asked me for a link to the farm data core principles document released by ag technology providers and industry trade organizations. Below is the entire document, which represents a collaboration of American Farm Bureau…
  • Nov 13

    Ag Industry Releases Core Principles for Farm Data Privacy

    Ag Industry Releases Core Principles for Farm Data Privacy
    This past year some of America’s leaders in agricultural technology products worked together with American Farm Bureau Federation and industry trade organizations to come up with a set of core principles for data privacy. The…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 23

    facilitating private law compensation climate change

    facilitating private law compensation climate change
    Following the model of the Jewish Claims Conference one of many ways facilitate private law compensation for climate change (Image: by Arivumathi) How countries could facilitate private law compensation for climate change In the previous…
  • Oct 17

    Canadian big five possibly liable for 2.4 billion USD per year via foreign jurisdiction

    Canadian big five possibly liable for 2.4 billion USD per year via foreign jurisdiction
     the five biggest Canadian oil and gas companies could be held liable for 2.4 billion US-Dollars  The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the West Coast Environmental Law Foundation claim, in a study elaborated by two of their…
Rank this Week: 3122

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/
  • Nov 11

    Local Governments, Land Banks and Brownfield Propertie

    Local Governments, Land Banks and Brownfield Propertie
    One of the issues that has prevented local governments from being more aggressive in addressing brownfields has been liability concerns associated with existing environmental contamination.  Prior to 2009, some local governments learned…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1675

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1493

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Nov 8

    UN IPCC Report

    UN IPCC Report
    The most recent IPCC Report on Climate Change has been released.
  • Sep 6

    World Water Week

    World Water Week
    This past week has been World Water Week
  • Jul 30

    Increased Costs of Delaying Action on Climate Change

    Increased Costs of Delaying Action on Climate Change
    The White House has issued a new report on the increased costs associated with delaying action on Climate Change.
Rank this Week: 2654

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • 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 &amp; Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil &amp; 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…
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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: 1085

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: 1026

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
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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: 4705

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: 2847