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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 26

    When Robots and Metabolism Collide: EPA and Partners Announce Transform Tox Testing Challenge Semi-Finalist

    When Robots and Metabolism Collide: EPA and Partners Announce Transform Tox Testing Challenge Semi-Finalist
    By Kevin Kuhn When I tell my friends about chemical high-throughput screening and the Transform Tox Testing Challenge, I always start with the robot. Why? Because people love robots. The Robot, i.e. the ultra-high-throughput robotic screening…
  • May 26

    Thinking About What’s Under Our Feet

    Thinking About What’s Under Our Feet
    by Valerie Breznicky They’re out of sight, often out of mind, and increasingly, out of time. In many cases, the drinking water and sewer lines that run beneath us have aged beyond their useful life.  And when these lines crack and…
  • May 25

    Going Home to Manage the Final Steps of Omaha’s Historic Lead Cleanup

    Going Home to Manage the Final Steps of Omaha’s Historic Lead Cleanup
    By Steve Kemp About two years ago, when my boss first asked me to take the lead Remedial Project Manager’s role at the Omaha Lead Superfund Site, I had to laugh. I was born and raised in Omaha, where I graduated from Benson High School,…
Rank this Week: 53

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 26

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill

    Wolf-Rider Introduced in House Funding Bill
    As recently reported by the Center for Biological Diversity, a rider has been proposed for an appropriations bill that would provide $1.5 billion to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2017.  The controversial…
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
Rank this Week: 2454

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

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

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 4387

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/
  • May 26

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?
    Increasingly, paper is becoming a thing of the past, and although the law is notoriously slow to follow trends, it has been rather quick to latch onto the digital wave. It is as if some black-robed man with a curly white wig slammed down the…
  • May 16

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?
    Many home sellers mistakenly consider an “AS IS” sales contract as a release from liability for all faulty or defective conditions on the sale of a home. However, under the landmark case of Johnson v Davis, 480 So. 2d 625 (Fla.…
  • May 13

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo
    In addition to providing legal services, Henderson Franklin attorneys are involved in numerous community organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Over the next few weeks, we will be letting our blog readers get to know the members of our…
Rank this Week: 595

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 25

    Blog Post: House Battles Over LGBT Protections In Energy, Water Bill

    Blog Post: House Battles Over LGBT Protections In Energy, Water Bill
    The U.S. House added possibly conflicting language addressing executive orders prohibiting LGBT discrimination among federal contractors to a $37.4 billion energy and water project authorization bill Wednesday, after voting down a measure…
  • May 25

    Blog Post: House Passes Energy Policy Bill Over Democratic Objection

    Blog Post: House Passes Energy Policy Bill Over Democratic Objection
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted to approve a new version of its energy policy overhaul, over largely Democratic objections that the bill ignites “water wars” in California, resurrects the Keystone XL pipeline and prioritizes…
  • May 25

    Blog Post: Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push

    Blog Post: Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push
    An environmental law introduced this week in Alberta would reinvest money from a new carbon tax in green technology and return some of that cash to residents.
Rank this Week: 399

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/
  • May 25

    Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting

    Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting
    <> Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting - Meeting June 21 & 22, in Chicago to provide advice on development of phosphorus loading targets for Lake Erie – links to agenda and…
  • May 24

    On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion

    On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion
    <> On-board water treatment is next line of defense against invasion - The WI Department of Natural Resources expects to begin enforcing the new requirements in the state's ports some time this year,…
  • May 23

    Public Notice On City of Waukesha Declaration of Finding

    Public Notice On City of Waukesha Declaration of Finding
    <> Public Notice On City of Waukesha Declaration of Finding - The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body has issued a Declaration of Finding on the City of Waukesha,…
Rank this Week: 4515

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Law

    House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Law
    <> House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Laws - The House of Representatives today (5/24/16) passed a landmark bicameral, bipartisan overhaul of our chemical safety standards --…
  • May 24

    EPA's Newest Environmental Justice Strategy Available for Public Review

    EPA's Newest Environmental Justice Strategy Available for Public Review
    <> EPA's Newest Environmental Justice Strategy Available for Public Review - Article by Charles Lee is the Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice at EPA about the…
  • May 23

    Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report

    Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report
    <> Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report - The Phase 2 report from the National Academies of Sciences provides findings and recommendations for…
Rank this Week: 378

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015

    The Tale of the Shale: U.S. Remained the World’s Top Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons in 2015
    “U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in 2012, and the United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since 2011 and the world’s top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since…
  • May 23

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources,…
  • May 19

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play
    “Growth in natural gas-fired generation capacity is expected to continue over the next several years, as 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity comes online between 2016 and 2018. Many of the new natural gas-fired capacity additions in…
Rank this Week: 1556

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: 1630

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/
  • May 24

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.
    <> Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. Nos. 14-1346. Fireman's Fund, Great American, and MSI underwrote insurance…
  • May 23

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.
    <> Karl Ebert  v.  General Mills, Inc. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 15-1735. General Mills, Inc., challenges the district court's grant of class…
  • May 20

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 1319

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 24

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale

    Critical Habitat Order Proposed for St. Lawrence Beluga Whale
    On May 14, 2016, the government of Canada published a proposed order in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for the protection of critical habitat for the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) population of the beluga whale. While this population of beluga…
  • May 19

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
    Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that…
  • May 18

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
    Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250)…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • May 24

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law
    In my four part blog post series- Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- the final post advocated for a new Ohio liability protection law for buyers of contaminated property.  The new law would provide brownfield redevelopers…
  • May 22

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4
    This is the final post discussing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in Ohio.  It provides suggested changes to the regulations and incentives in Ohio to accelerate brownfield redevelopment. The prior posts in this series…
  • May 2

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4
    This is the third post in a series of four assessing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in the State of Ohio.  This third post will evaluate the progress Ohio has made in the last twenty years with regard to addressing…
Rank this Week: 2383

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: 928

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Reinventing Parks & Rec.

    Reinventing Parks &amp; Rec.
    “The few green havens that are public parks” is a phrase from the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Overton Park case.  The case involved a plan to build a highway through the middle of a major park in Memphis.…
  • May 20

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)
    For the seventh month in a row, the average global temperature set a new monthly record going back at least 136 years.  Rutherford Hayes was President back then, the first electric street light was turned on, and Gladstone beat…
  • May 17

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a citation for violations of a federal regulation on Southern California Gas Co. (SoCal Gas) totaling $2.25 million. The citation is based on forty-five violations of a federal…
Rank this Week: 745

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/
  • May 22

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?
    If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a brief hiatus in postings. I have been climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal for the past month and, in fact, am composing this blog post sitting in the lobby of the Yak and…
  • Apr 17

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not
    The U.S. Green Building Council is to be applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit MRpc102 – Legal Wood. There may be no single subject matter more discussed with over the 15 year history of LEED than forest product…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal
    Last week a coterie of environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first ever genetically engineered animal for human consumption, a salmon engineered to grow quickly. The Institute for Fisheries…
Rank this Week: 1056

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: 854

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues and cases affecting national forest management and policy. By Ryan L. Woody.

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • May 19

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, passed by the United States Senate on April 19, 2016, and previously reported on in this publication, contains another provision that merits comment.  Section 2506,…
  • May 18

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone
    On April 19, 2016, the full Senate of the United States passed the “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016” (“FAA Act”), which had been previously passed by the full House of Representatives in…
  • Mar 31

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation
    On March 17, 2016, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the United States Senate approved amendments to the most recent funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), the FAA Reauthorization…
Rank this Week: 1062

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 18

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act
    A quick update to our most recent post:Today, in a party-line vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would radically weaken the Clean Air Act in order to save money for the oil industry and other polluters.…
  • May 13

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill
    PRESS RELEASE[Of course, this is a spoof, but…]WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) publicly thanked Koch Industries for its advice and generous financial support as the House Energy and Power subcommittee acted to…
  • May 9

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution
    This is terribly disappointing news.The US EPA has very quietly proposed scaling back efforts to monitor car and truck pollution near roadways.  The pollution at issue is nitrogen dioxide — the very sort of emissions at the center…
Rank this Week: 2208

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
Rank this Week: 2264

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    Environmental Provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the TPP”) is a free-trade agreement that proposes to liberalize trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries. The rationale for most free-trade agreements is to allow different countries to…
  • May 12

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    Electronic Recycling Programs ARPE, R2 and WEEE, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance
    Who doesn’t have old computers, tablets and phones sitting around and waiting to be recycled? With an ever growing list of electronic products, disposing of them is becoming a major environmental issue. Some countries have legislated on…
  • Apr 27

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item
    We are pleased to announce an update to NimonikApp.com to help you conduct audits and inspections more efficiently. Merge Templates You can now select multiple Audit Templates and merge them into a single audit. Are you inspecting a Louisiana…
Rank this Week: 4037

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/
  • May 12

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation
    On May 4, 2016, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), seeking to compel EPA to “fulfill long-delayed nondiscretionary duties” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by issuing…
  • May 10

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost
    In a May 4, 2016 opinion, Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal made clear that venue was not proper in Concordia Parish—where plaintiff filed suit for damages resulting from the loss of its drilling rig in LaSalle…
  • May 6

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion
    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a hotly debated topic in many states.  In New York and Pennsylvania, anti-fracking groups have obtained a statewide ban on fracking and the allowance of local authority to regulate…
Rank this Week: 2403

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2088

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: 2727

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 2392

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/
Rank this Week: 3503

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/
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
Rank this Week: 1051

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/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 571

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
Rank this Week: 779

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/
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still well beyond what U.S.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the dramatic energy transition needed to address climate change.  To be…
  • Feb 20

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

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
Rank this Week: 4169

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 1200

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: 1220

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

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

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Apr 7

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change
    The U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicines have published a report on the attribution of extreme weather events to climate changes. The scientists still hardly see any possibility to attribute extreme weather events to…
  • Dec 28

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter
    cover of the west coastclimate law report More than one year ago Claimer.org suggested that countries can adapt their civil law so as to facilitate climate damage lawsuits, see. Now the Canadian NGO West Coast Environmental Law goes even…
  • Nov 13

    More warn against liability for climate change damage

    More warn against liability for climate change damage
    According to the Daily Telegraph, both a representative of the Bank of America and the Prince of Wales warned that fossil fuel companies could be hold massively liable for damages triggered by CO2 emissions. According to the Daily Telegraph,…
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Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Mar 27

    Message from the Chair - Winter 2016

    Message from the Chair - Winter 2016
    Michael J. Lesser, 2015-16 Chair, Environmental Law Section Since my last message to the section, three more serious environmental problems have grabbed both national and local attention. The events impacting the water supply of Flint,…
  • Mar 27

    Greener and Building Faster: Recent Developments in Green Building and Microgrid

    Greener and Building Faster: Recent Developments in Green Building and Microgrid
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SECTION PROGRAM ALERT! Building, Environmental Review, and Climate Change TIME: March 30, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PLACE: Greenberg Traurig LLP 200 Park Avenue New York, NY 10166 FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION --- GO TO:…
  • Mar 27

    NYSDEC TO PROPOSE SEQR CHANGES TO 6 NYCRR PART 617!

    NYSDEC TO PROPOSE SEQR CHANGES TO 6 NYCRR PART 617!
    At a stakeholder's meeting in Albany on 3/3/16, NYSDEC announced that within three weeks, the agency will unveil proposed changes to Part 617, with: - A state register/ENB Notice; - A draft generic EIS; - A 90 day comment period....
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1956

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: 729

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
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Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
  • Jan 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyJudge to review police records on secret Stingray cellphone tracking system (Chicago Tribune)Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos (The Social Ms)Privacy & Security in the…
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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
  • Jan 5

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation
    Governor Christie’s signing of Assembly Bill No. 4543 into law in 2014 granted an extension of up to two years for the completion of remedial investigations, postponing the original deadline of May 7, 2014 to May 7, 2016. Those affected…
  • Oct 28

    GH&C’s Marc D. Policastro Assists Chelsea Senior Living in Opening a New Facility In Marlboro

    GH&amp;C&rsquo;s Marc D. Policastro Assists Chelsea Senior Living in Opening a New Facility In Marlboro
    Marc D. Policastro, shareholder in the Real Estate, Redevelopment & Planned Real Estate Development Department and chair of the Site Remediation Department, was lead attorney in helping a major assisted living company open a new …
  • Jan 28

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim

    Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claim
    On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the general six-year statute of limitations contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 does not apply to private claims for…
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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.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
Rank this Week: 1660

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 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
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The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

Covers laws and policies surrounding climate change, carbon trading and markets, and renewable energy. By Scott Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving! Paris around the…

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  • Nov 11

    How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reduction

    How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reduction
    I recently published an article entitled How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reductions. This article explores the disruptive technologies that are changing the way companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 22

    China may be imposing greater carbon…

    China may be imposing greater carbon redutions than previously announced. http://carbon-pulse.com/chinas-new-carbon-target-for-industry-paves-way-for-earlier-ghg-peak-analysts/ [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
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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: 2525

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: 1064