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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/
  • Dec 17

    Governor Cuomo Protects New York State from Reckless Fracking

    Governor Cuomo Protects New York State from Reckless Fracking
    Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: In a major victory for people’s health and local communities, Governor Cuomo has banned fracking for oil and gas in New York State. The governor based this…
  • Dec 17

    Wind and Solar Power: Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy - Reliably - Every Day

    Wind and Solar Power: Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy - Reliably - Every Day
    John Moore, Senior Attorney – The Sustainable FERC Project, Chicago: Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from…
  • Dec 17

    A Report on Energy Efficiency at America's Utilitie

    A Report on Energy Efficiency at America's Utilitie
    Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CA: Part of NRDC’s Year-End Series Reviewing 2014 Clean Energy Developments America’s utilities have become the most important investors in…
Rank this Week: 1416

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: 1835

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/
  • Dec 17

    179D Tax Deduction Brought Back to Life in the Tax Extenders Bill

    179D Tax Deduction Brought Back to Life in the Tax Extenders Bill
    Last night the 113th Congress passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act, better known as the tax extenders bill, when H.R. 5771 passed the Senate 76 to 16. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week.  And while…
  • Dec 14

    ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015

    ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015
    While many have focused on the funding to fight the Islamic State terrorist group or the 1 percent boost in military pay, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 makes a major change in green building across this nation when it…
  • Nov 28

    2015 IgCC Has Been Approved

    2015 IgCC Has Been Approved
    On November 14, the International Code Council announced that the 2015 version of the International Green Construction Code had been approved. News of the approval has not circulated widely, likely in part because the announcement was a bit…
Rank this Week: 1640

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/
  • Dec 17

    Ninth Circuit finds for FWS, FS in timber case involving northern spotted owl

    Ninth Circuit finds for FWS, FS in timber case involving northern spotted owl
    The Ninth Circuit yesterday affirmed a lower court order upholding federal agencies’ review and approval of the Beaverslide Project and its effect on the threatened Northern spotted owl (Conservation Congress v. Finley, 12-16916). See…
  • Dec 11

    Pebble Mine Partnership v. EPA (docket)

    Pebble Mine Partnership v. EPA (docket)
    U.S. District Court District of Alaska (Anchorage) CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:14-cv-00171-HRH Pebble Limited Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency et al Assigned to: H. Russel Holland Related Cases: 3:14-cv-00097-HRH…
  • Dec 11

    Pebble Mine wins big in Alaska: EPA can’t do anythingon veto until judge rules on merits of FACA case

    Pebble Mine wins big in Alaska: EPA can’t do anythingon veto until judge rules on merits of FACA case
    EPA has been barred from doing any work on its potential veto of a permit for a controversial gold mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “[D]efendants must stop all work connected to the 404(c) proceeding. Defendants may not engage in any…
Rank this Week: 1323

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/
  • Dec 17

    Great Lakes News for 12/17/14

    Great Lakes News for 12/17/14
    <> Ohio EPA grant targets runoff feeding Lake Erie algae - Ohio's environmental regulators are handing out a grant that will be aimed at reducing farm runoff that contributes to algae in Lake Erie. …
  • Dec 16

    Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force

    Oil &amp; Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force
    <> Oil & Water Presents to Petroleum Task Force - Dec 15. In formal remarks to a state task force on oil pipelines, representatives of key environmental and Great Lakes groups – echoing the…
  • Dec 15

    Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act

    Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act
    <> Stabenow, Camp, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act - Senator Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) introduced the Guarding Our Great Lakes…
Rank this Week: 4617

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/
  • Dec 17

    Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al

    Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al
    <> Aransas Project v. Bryan Shaw, et al - 12/16/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 13-40317. Petition for rehearing en banc the case involving the deaths of 23…
  • Dec 17

    Conservation Congress v. Finley

    Conservation Congress v. Finley
    <> Conservation Congress v. Finley - 12/16/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-16916. The court again considers the fate of the threatened Northern Spotted Owl, …
  • Dec 12

    Associated Builders and Contractors v. Patricia Shiu

    Associated Builders and Contractors v. Patricia Shiu
    <> Associated Builders and Contractors v. Patricia Shiu – 12/12/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-5076. Associated Builders, representing federal contractors challenge…
Rank this Week: 608

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 551

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Dec 17

    To Need or Not to Need, that is the Question: MN PUC Answers in the Affirmative

    To Need or Not to Need, that is the Question: MN PUC Answers in the Affirmative
    On Monday, the MN PUC addressed whether ‘tis nobler in the pocketbook to suffer the slings and arrows of the MISO market or to invest in new generating units against a sea of uncertainty. As we noted in prior blogs, the MN PUC initiated…
  • Dec 5

    Xcel Announces Launch Date for its Community Solar Garden Program

    Xcel Announces Launch Date for its Community Solar Garden Program
    Xcel announced this morning that it plans to open its Community Solar Garden program next Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM CST. In its filing, the company attempts to clarify the “first-ready, first-served” application process…
  • Nov 19

    Energizing Discussion at Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Office

    Energizing Discussion at Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Office
    I had the honor this morning to feature on a panel of experts convened by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal to discuss the topic of ”The Future of Energy.” Moderated by John Kearney of the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries…
Rank this Week: 1177

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: 636

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/
  • Dec 17

    John Cruden

    John Cruden
    John Cruden has finally been confirmed as the new Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. In his statement announcing the confirmation, Eric Holder praised John: “John has already devoted more than…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Dec 17

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change

    Cole Porter Was Right: The Economic Cost of Climate Change
    There has already been significant discussion of the economic impacts of climate change.  Damage from catastrophic events, the cost to build adaptation measures such as sea walls; these have all been examined.  Now, a National…
  • Dec 11

    FERC Will Seek Supreme Court Review of the Decision Striking Down Order 745

    FERC Will Seek Supreme Court Review of the Decision Striking Down Order 745
    Last Friday, FERC sought a further stay of the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down FERC Order 745.  Whereas the United States had previously only indicated that it was considering filing a cert. petition, the…
  • Dec 10

    When Is a Solid Waste Not a Solid Waste? An Eternal Question

    When Is a Solid Waste Not a Solid Waste? An Eternal Question
    This year, EPA has proposed a rule to regulate GHG emissions from existing sources, the legality of which turns, in significant part, on the definition of a “source” under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.  It has also…
Rank this Week: 2688

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/
  • Dec 17

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail

    North Dakota adopts heightened safety standards for the transportation of oil by rail
    The increase in the number of accidents involving the transportation of oil by rail has increased the scrutiny on shippers of Bakken crude oil. In response, the United States Department of Transportation has proposed new rules to govern the…
  • Dec 16

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline

    Methane emissions from fracking on the decline
    Anti-fracking groups have been clamoring over the negative impact fracking has on the environment. One of the primary arguments raised by these groups is that fracking leads to high methane emissions. A newly released study suggests that…
  • Dec 15

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy

    Pennsylvania fracking trade secret rule in jeopardy
    The fluids used during hydraulic fracturing are an integral component of the fracking process. Although the fracking fluids are primarily composed of water and sand, manufacturers add varying amounts of chemicals to the fluids. The…
Rank this Week: 1577

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 642

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
  • Dec 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (December 4, 2014) - UAV
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares an update for its members. The following are UAV-related links from the past week.Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem  (AP)Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3704

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: 1968

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Dec 16

    Blog Post: Feds Agree To Tackle Toxic Nitrogen Oxide From Coal Mine

    Blog Post: Feds Agree To Tackle Toxic Nitrogen Oxide From Coal Mine
    The federal surface mining watchdog is planning a new rule to curtail toxic nitrogen oxide clouds that are produced during blasting operations for coal mining, environmental group WildEarth Guardians said Monday.
  • Dec 15

    Blog Post: Preserve and Protect: Sarbanes-Oxley Meets Environmental Law

    Blog Post: Preserve and Protect: Sarbanes-Oxley Meets Environmental Law
    On November 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers], addressed the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley “anti-shredding” law, [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers].…
  • Dec 15

    Blog Post: UN Takes Steps Toward Climate Deal In Lima

    Blog Post: UN Takes Steps Toward Climate Deal In Lima
    Countries participating in a United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru, on Sunday agreed to consider developing individual plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, although no actual limits were set.
Rank this Week: 687

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Dec 16

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One
    Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow.  Below are a few of the more recent newsworthy items that…
  • Dec 9

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal
    On December 9, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Secretary of Commerce published a revised proposed rule designating critical habitat for the Arctic Ringed Seal.  The previous proposed rule was published here (and…
  • Dec 8

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee
    A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency when…
Rank this Week: 2121

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part II)
    Yesterday’s post discussed economic growth and how it relates in principle to carbon emissions.  Basically, economic growth just means that people will be getting goods and services they prefer over today’s goods…
  • Dec 15

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?

    Looking Back at COP20: How Should We Feel?
    As you’ve probably heard by now, this year’s UN climate change conference has produced an agreement, the “Lima Accord.” The Accord invites each of the nearly 200 negotiating countries to develop an…
  • Dec 15

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part I)

    Can We Control Climate Change and Still Have Economic Growth? (Part I)
    The Washington Post recently had a column arguing that even climate advocates and scientists are in denial, for thinking that we can have economic growth and still fight climate change.  is that true? It’s useful to take some time…
Rank this Week: 868

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: 2997

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/
  • Dec 15

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?
    An interesting case involving the interplay of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and RCRA highlights the complexity of sites that trigger multiple environmental statutes.  The U.S. District Court of Maryland in Sherrill, et al. v. The Mayor and…
  • Dec 12

    Review of Compliance with Job Commitments in State Incentive Package

    Review of Compliance with Job Commitments in State Incentive Package
    The Attorney General's Office completed its review of compliance with job commitments the state received in exchange for various incentives.  Here is the summary of its findings: Workforce Compliance Rate: 100% (49 of 49 awards in…
  • Dec 1

    EPA's Long Anticipated Ozone Decision

    EPA's Long Anticipated Ozone Decision
    On November 25th, U.S. EPA finally issued the long anticipated proposal to reduce the ozone standard.  The EPA is proposing to revise both the primary and secondary standards to a level within the range of 65 parts per billion (ppb) to…
Rank this Week: 1984

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change

    Four Big Ideas on Climate Change
    The UN climate convention conference that just wrapped up in Lima was meant to deliver a draft for a new universal climate agreement to be inked in Paris, France next year and to come into effect in 2020. Before the meeting, hopes were…
  • Dec 10

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project

    Pollution Probe Honours Dokis First Nation Power Project
    Jennifer attended the 2014 Pollution Probe Gala to witness Chief Denise Restoule of the Dokis First Nation accept Pollution Probe’s 2014 Sustainability Award in connection with the Okikendawt Project—a 10 MW hydroelectric…
  • Dec 9

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision

    Reducing confusion about Blue Box decision
    the flaws in the rejected model are precisely why municipalities have received smaller payments since 2009. Now that this model has been discredited, municipalities will receive larger payments, just as they did in 2014 Read Reducing…
Rank this Week: 336

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    (Français) Listes de vérification CSST pour les entreprises québécoise

    (Français) Listes de vérification CSST pour les entreprises québécoise
    Sorry, this entry is only available in Français.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2924

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: 1139

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/
  • Dec 11

    See You at the IN/IL Farm Show on December 16, 2014

    See You at the IN/IL Farm Show on December 16, 2014
    I'm presenting this year again at the Indiana/Illinois Farm Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Each year, Hoosier Ag Today hosts a series of seminars on different topics for attendees.  I'll be on stage on December 16, 2014 at 11:00…
  • Dec 6

    Questions to Ask About Your Data Privacy Policy

    Questions to Ask About Your Data Privacy Policy
    AgGateway recently introduced its latest whitepaper on data privacy best practices for the agricultural industry. For those unfamiliar with AgGateway, it is a non-profit consortium of businesses serving the agriculture industry, with the…
  • Dec 2

    The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) - Dr. Borlaug's Legacy

    The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) - Dr. Borlaug's Legacy
    In November I was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology ("CAST").  CAST is a nonprofit organization composed of  representatives of the scientific societies, commercial…
Rank this Week: 2904

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/
  • Dec 9

    Transit-Oriented Development Resource

    Transit-Oriented Development Resource
    As signs of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project appear on Oahu's landscape, TOD and Honolulu Rail are sure to be topics of discussion in 2015 and beyond.Rail columns in West Oahuwork their way East.Here are some resources for your reading…
  • Dec 2

    Can the State Land Use Commission Downzone Property that a Developer does not Develop in a Timely Manner?

    Can the State Land Use Commission Downzone Property that a Developer does not Develop in a Timely Manner?
    The short answer is yes--but it depends.In DW Aina Le‘a Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Le‘a, LLC, the Hawaii Supreme Court considered whether the State Land Use Commission properly downzoned 1,060 acres of land slated for a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1388

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/
  • Dec 9

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe
    Solar energy systems providing power to off-site locations are exempt from local property taxes, according to a ruling from the Appellate Tax Board. The ATB’s decision in Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4798

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Dec 9

    Why the US Chamber of Commerce is Wrong about Smog in National Park

    Why the US Chamber of Commerce is Wrong about Smog in National Park
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ramping up its campaign to derail more health-protective national smog standards. Get ready for lots of hyperbole and misleading propaganda!   The Chamber, which has opposed clean air controls for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1123

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: 1326

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Dec 8

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product

    Study Finds Chemicals in Fracking Fluids No More Toxic Than Common Household Product
    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that surfactant chemicals extracted from samples of hydraulic fracturing fluids are no more toxic than common household products. The researchers’ November…
  • Dec 1

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal

    DOE Authorizes LNG Export from Freeport Terminal
    The Department of Energy has issued the two final authorizations (here and here) for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport), to export domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2965

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/
  • Dec 8

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula
    The Indiana Commission on Business Personal Property & Business Taxation released its final report.  The farmland tax burden was a substantial part of the discussion. Four of the 16 recommendations from the commission…
  • Dec 5

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground
    The US Army has requested permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it cease environmental monitoring on a 2,080-acre section of the old Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison where ammunition testing was…
  • Dec 4

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity
    From the Beige Book published on December 3, prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from business and other contacts…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 2315

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/
  • Dec 3

    FAA Reports Increasing Conflict Between Drones and Civil Aviation

    FAA Reports Increasing Conflict Between Drones and Civil Aviation
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) reports that close calls between conventional aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”) have increased during 2014 to more than 40 per month over…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 989

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/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1659

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 30

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium

    Eminent Domain Considered For DC Stadium
    Two D.C. Council committees advanced legislation allowing for the use of eminent domain in the construction of a $300 million professional soccer stadium in Washington, D.C.  The bill will now go before the full council for a vote on…
  • Nov 29

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case

    VA Supreme Court To Hear Appraisal Admissibility Case
    One frequent issue in eminent domain and other valuation cases is the admissibility of appraisals obtained by a party other than the appraisal they intend to actually use.  For example, in a case that will be heard by the VA Supreme…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2858

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/
  • Nov 29

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update September 2014, Vol. 1 #21

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update September 2014, Vol. 1 #21
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Editorial Note: This Update introduces a new section: Energy Enforcement and Regulation. The increased federal, state and local involvement in the mining, processing,…
  • Nov 23

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update August 2014, Vol. 1, #20

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update August 2014, Vol. 1, #20
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News NY Law Combats Illegal Ivory Trade Governor Cuomo signed a new law to combat the illegal ivory trade. The law bans the sale of elephant ivory and rhinoceros...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3037

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: 4774

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: 1107

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: 1098

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: 2394

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: 1440

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: 3251

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: 1892

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: 2586

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…
Rank this Week: 2395