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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/
  • Aug 20

    Solar Panel Tariff Fight Makes Strange Bedfellow

    Solar Panel Tariff Fight Makes Strange Bedfellow
    The U.S. International Trade Commission held a nearly 10 hour initial public hearing this past Tuesday on a petition seeking tariffs and price minimums on low cost imported solar panels. The petition seeks duties of 40 cents per watt on…
  • Aug 13

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant

    You Should Not Contract With Your Environmental Consultant
    In an effort to mitigate risk you should not contract directly with an environmental consultant, but rather your attorney should contract with that consultant. While laws vary from state to state, in the vast majority of factual situations a…
  • Jul 30

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?

    Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?
    I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Boston from…
Rank this Week: 4077

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 18

    Public Lands Watch: Repeal of Interior valuation rule

    Public Lands Watch: Repeal of Interior valuation rule
    The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONNR) of the Interior Department published a final rule in the Federal Register earlier this week on August 7th, 2017, that the Department is repealing the “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and…
  • Aug 16

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
    The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) operates the state’s electric grid and conducts wholesale power markets. The New York Department of Public Service regulates the state’s investor-owned electricity providers.…
  • Aug 16

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment
    This is the last in our series on the state of play concerning U.S. environmental protection at this point of the Trump Administration. We can classify threats along three dimensions: the likelihood of harm, the seriousness and…
Rank this Week: 526

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Aug 18

    Blog Post: Trump Infrastructure Order Shows Strategy Without Clear Plan

    Blog Post: Trump Infrastructure Order Shows Strategy Without Clear Plan
    The Trump administration's recent executive order seeking to expedite permitting and approvals for infrastructure projects is an encouraging sign the president is curtailing what he views as overregulation and inching toward advancing his…
  • Aug 16

    Blog Post: Trump Looks To Speed Infrastructure OKs, Undo Flood Rule

    Blog Post: Trump Looks To Speed Infrastructure OKs, Undo Flood Rule
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order that sought to speed up the process for approving infrastructure projects and revoked federal flood risk standards that set guidelines for publicly funded construction put in place…
  • Aug 16

    Blog Post: FAA Regs Still Apply To 'Commercial' Drone Use

    Blog Post: FAA Regs Still Apply To 'Commercial' Drone Use
    The Federal Aviation Adminstration has promulgated rules for routine use of small unmanned aircraft systems. A recent D.C. Circuit case struck down the application of the rules to recreational use, but they remain in force for commercial use.…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 703

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Aug 18

    DOC Postpones Biodiesel AD/CVD Investigation Preliminary Determination

    DOC Postpones Biodiesel AD/CVD Investigation Preliminary Determination
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On August 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) announced in the Federal Register that the preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) and…
  • Aug 18

    Biofuel Industry Testifies At EPA Hearing On RFS Program

    Biofuel Industry Testifies At EPA Hearing On RFS Program
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing to hear from all segments of the fuel industry on the proposed rule to set the 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVO)…
  • Aug 18

    EIA Publishes February Biodiesel Production Report

    EIA Publishes February Biodiesel Production Report
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On July 31, 2017, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its monthly biodiesel production report for May 2017.  According to the report, U.S. biodiesel production increased by nine million…
Rank this Week: 2366

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical…

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments, domestically and internationally, regarding nanotechnology and nanomaterials. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://nanotech.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 2368

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 17

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project
    In furtherance of the administration’s broad infrastructure initiative, President Trump on August 15 signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review…
  • Aug 9

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    On August 9, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened
    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in Humane Society of the U.S. v. Zinke, Case No. 15-5041 (Aug. 1, 2017), affirming a district court decision that keeps the Western Great…
Rank this Week: 4532

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 16

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update

    Release of 2017 EJSCREEN Update
    By Matthew Tejada One of the best parts about working for environmental justice at EPA is that we constantly have the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life across the United States. We hear from county commissioners,…
  • Jul 27

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  

    From Bugs To Breakthroughs- My Path To Environmental Conflict Resolution  
    By Deborah Dalton Imagine a typical public meeting about a controversial local environmental issue, like a recycling center transfer station or preparation for coastal flooding– how did it go? Were people civil? Did they speak their…
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    By: Barry N. Breen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. We are proud of the environmental and economic accomplishments made by local communities who use EPA resources provided through our Brownfields…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Aug 16

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom

    Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities - Jonathan Rosenbloom
    Jonathan Rosenbloom, of Drake Law, has posted "Fifty Shades of Gray Infrastructure: Land Use & the Failure to Create Resilient Cities." In the article, Rosenbloom highlights the path dependency of local governments in investing…
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

    A Case Study Mini-Library
    For years, I, like many other professors, have been using case studies in the classroom. Some of my favorites have come from the Stanford Law School case study series and from Harvard Law School's series of negotiation exercises (I've used...
  • Jul 11

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
Rank this Week: 539

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/
  • Aug 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
Rank this Week: 1640

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/
  • Aug 15

    DOL May Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule

    DOL May Delay Implementation of Fiduciary Rule
    The Department of Labor in a brief filed in a Minnesota lawsuit on August 9, 2017 revealed that DOL had submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a proposal to delay the implementation of remaining parts of the DOL fiduciary rule from…
  • Aug 11

    Fifth Circuit Addresses A Complicated Cargo Dispute, Resulting In A Victory For Vessel-Operating Common Carrier

    Fifth Circuit Addresses A Complicated Cargo Dispute, Resulting In A Victory For Vessel-Operating Common Carrier
    In GIC Services, L.L.C. v. Freightplus USA, Inc., No. 15-3097 (5th Cir. Aug. 8, 2017), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an ocean carrier stiffed by an intermediary in a freight transaction may recover unpaid freight…
  • Aug 10

    SEC Cybersecurity Alert

    SEC Cybersecurity Alert
    The SEC published a National Exam Program Risk Alert describing the results of cybersecurity exams of 75 broker-dealers and investment advisors on August 7, 2017. “National Exam Program Risk Alert, Observations from Cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 4127

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/
  • Aug 15

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA

    The Social Cost of Carbon: Not Too Speculative for NEPA
    Earlier this week, the Judge Donald Malloy of the District Court for the District of Montana granted summary judgment to the Montana Environmental Information Center on several of its claims alleging that the Office of Surface Mining had…
  • Aug 9

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute

    The Montreal Protocol Is Not a Climate Change Statute
    Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of an EPA rule promulgated pursuant to the Montreal Protocol.  The section that was struck down would have required manufacturers of HFC-134a, which is not…
  • Aug 4

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?

    Coming Soon To a Massachusetts Facility Near You: More Citizen Enforcement?
    Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs went live with two new web sites intended to increase the public availability of information concerning regulated entities in Massachusetts.  The first,…
Rank this Week: 1100

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://www.alstonenvironment.com/
  • Aug 15

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be
    You open your mailbox. There’s your monthly water bill. Inside, you notice it’s gone up nearly $500—but your use hasn’t changed. How could this be? And maybe more important, can you afford it? This is an essential…
  • Jul 25

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation
    The surge of new cannabis-related regulations continues in California this month, this time courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board.  In response to Senate Bill 837, the agency recently released a draft Cannabis Policy and…
  • Jul 11

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy
    Today, CARB held another workshop to explain its new draft enforcement penalty policy and the factors it will use in assessing penalties in future enforcement cases. The factors are qualitative and narrative and subjective, which is bad…
Rank this Week: 4860

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Aug 15

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air
    [This is a guest post by Triston Mendez with the California-based Planning and Conservation League]Every acre plowed up this last spring to grow corn for ethanol delivered a blow to California’s commercial bee colonies and efforts to…
  • Jul 28

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air
    [With so much bad news lately, we thought it was time for some good news -- this guest post by Michael Elecho]Every year, the American Lung Association releases its annual review of the air quality in the United States. Dubbed,…
  • Jul 24

    Guest Post: Why Isn't Everyone Using More Biofuels?

    Guest Post: Why Isn't Everyone Using More Biofuels?
    ["Biofuels." It's a raging issue in D.C. Should what some call the "corn mandate" be repealed -- or expanded?  Both Big Oil and Big Corn have deployed Big Lobbyists to duke it out. And major conservation groups such as the National…
Rank this Week: 1230

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: 3892

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Coal Mine Fined $4.5 Million for Provincial and Federal Offence

    Coal Mine Fined $4.5 Million for Provincial and Federal Offence
    A coal mining company was fined approximately $4.5 million in federal and provincial penalties as a result of a spill from its tailings pond into tributaries flowing into the Athabasca River in Alberta. Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC…
  • Aug 11

    Take Your Best Shot – Pictures As Evidence

    Take Your Best Shot – Pictures As Evidence
    You have a problem and you’ve talked to your legal representative. You promised to send them some pictures… Here are 3 things you should know. 1. Who took the picture? To make the best use of your pictures, make sure you know who…
  • Aug 9

    New Treaty Governing Ocean Biodiversity on the Horizon?

    New Treaty Governing Ocean Biodiversity on the Horizon?
    A new treaty governing biodiversity and the use of nearly 50 per cent of the world’s oceans, is inching closer to realisation. The biodiversity of the world’s oceans are increasingly under threat from over-fishing, pollution, the…
Rank this Week: 2031

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 762

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments in pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. By Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 1684

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Modify Labels used during Audit

    Modify Labels used during Audit
    Different audits require different nomenclature. With NimonikApp you can now change the labels used for the various fields in our auditing system. For example, the standard labels for the fields “Requirement, Finding, Additional…
  • Aug 10

    Attach Evidence to Corrective Action Closure

    Attach Evidence to Corrective Action Closure
    Auditing is all about evidence. Nimonik is happy to announce a new feature on NimonikApp.com and Nimonik Audit for iOS and for Android. You can now attach media files (images, documents,…) to corrective actions. This allows a client,…
  • Aug 7

    50 Free Safety Audit Checklist

    50 Free Safety Audit Checklist
    Why safety audits are important Workplace safety is an organization’s ethical responsibility and an organization’s management is expected to step-up to make sure that all the  organization’s facilities are safe for…
Rank this Week: 4791

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/
  • Aug 9

    Illegal pot farms destroying forests, ecologist claim

    Illegal pot farms destroying forests, ecologist claim
    According to Yahoo!, an ecologist and consultant to the US Forest Service claims that illegal pot farming has produced contamination from liquid pesticides. The ecologist, Mourad Gabriel, says that forests in California now hold 80 times more…
  • Aug 4

    Tesla-popular, but broke

    Tesla-popular, but broke
    Drive around the west valley, and you can see that Tesla has become a fashion and environmental statement in its own right. There appear to be a lot of people who want the car. Tesla estimates that one model, Model...
  • Aug 4

    LED lighting—the drawback?

    LED lighting—the drawback?
    Just as we are switching to energy-conserving lighting, along comes a scientist to rain on the parade. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4739766/Low-energy-LED-lightbulbs-giving-HEADACHES.html. University of Essex (England)…
Rank this Week: 1133

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/
  • Aug 8

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?
    While the Trump Administrations primary environmental agenda has been focused on deregulation, one area EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has prioritized is Superfund (i.e. CERCLA).  Superfund is meant to investigate and cleanup the…
  • Jul 19

    Budget Bill Fix to VAP Automatic Tax Exemption

    Budget Bill Fix to VAP Automatic Tax Exemption
    This blog has previously detailed some of the ambiguity of the Voluntary Action Program ten year automatic tax abatement provisions set forth in Revised Code 5709.87. (See prior posts here and here). Three primary issues caused significant…
  • Jun 9

    U.S. EPA Delays Ozone Designations and Demonstrates Change In Prioritie

    U.S. EPA Delays Ozone Designations and Demonstrates Change In Prioritie
    On June 6, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt notified states that U.S. EPA was extending by one year the deadline for designating those areas in non-compliance with the 2015 ozone standard.  The 2015 ozone standard is 70 parts per…
Rank this Week: 4167

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 2931

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/
  • Aug 3

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017
    Dicamba complaints are soaring in the US this summer. Big data is going to answer a lot of our questions about who is to blame, but also show us the limits of what ag data can tell use today.
  • Aug 3

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV
    RFD-TV covered the hearing before the US House Committee on Agriculture's subcommittee on general farm commodities. Please check out the report by Sarah Mock below.  
  • Jul 20

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?
    Last week I testified before a US House Ag subcommittee about farmers' ag data privacy, transparency, and ownership concerns. Although not on the agenda, Congressional representatives repeatedly asked questions about how to bring…
Rank this Week: 1673

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Aug 3

    California Extends Cap-and-Trade Through 2030

    California Extends Cap-and-Trade Through 2030
    On July 25, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation extending the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The signing ceremony for Assembly Bill (AB) 398 included former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,…
  • Jul 27

    MN PUC Establishes New Environmental Costs for Use in All Proceeding

    MN PUC Establishes New Environmental Costs for Use in All Proceeding
    Today, the MN PUC concluded a nearly four-year effort on updating environmental costs established under section 216B.2422 subd. 3 of the Minnesota Statutes.  Before getting to the decision, a bit of context. Background: Under…
  • Jul 21

    Another Court Upholds a State Generation Program and Dismisses Challenges to Illinois’ Nuclear Subsidie

    Another Court Upholds a State Generation Program and Dismisses Challenges to Illinois’ Nuclear Subsidie
    On July 14, 2017, and several weeks after the Second Circuit rejected challenges to Connecticut’s renewable energy procurement process and renewable energy credit program (see Allco Fin. Ltd. v. Robert J. Klee (Docket Nos. 16-2946,…
Rank this Week: 1978

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: 4036

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 31

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State

    EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among State
    “EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota…
  • Jul 26

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

    California Counties and City Sue Energy Companies over Climate Change, Sea Level Rise
    Using a legal strategy resembling the one that won multi-billion dollar awards from tobacco companies, two California counties and one California municipality filed coordinated environmental lawsuits in California state court, blaming 37 oil,…
  • Jul 25

    EIA: U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast Expected to Reach Record High in 2018

    EIA: U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast Expected to Reach Record High in 2018
    “In EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to average 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, up 0.5 million b/d from 2016. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach…
Rank this Week: 4049

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal

    Feds Considering Rule Increasing Floor For Commercial Property Appraisal
    Federal agencies are considering raising the threshold for commercial real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000. The agencies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal…
  • Jul 26

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”

    NJ Adopts “Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
      New Jersey has adopted a “property taxpayer bill of rights” seeking to assist property owners with the real estate assessment process. New Jersey has one of the nation’s highest property taxes. Bill A-4007 requires…
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
Rank this Week: 1367

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: 661

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: 782

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: 814

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: 2981

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/
  • Jul 7

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) makes it a crime to “knowingly” violate the statute. “Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Act, of any permit or certificate issued hereunder, or of any…
  • Jun 12

    Prohibiting Third Party Payment

    Prohibiting Third Party Payment
    Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum prohibiting Department of Justice “components” and the United States Attorney’s Offices from entering into any agreement on behalf of the United States in…
  • May 23

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?
    The USEPA’s proposed budget for 2018 cuts grants to state environmental programs yet states are still expected to meet the federal monitoring and compliance targets or face severe sanctions from Washington. The 2017 federal budget cycle…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 2930

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2673

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1372

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Jun 2

    What Do You Plan on Telling Your Grandchildren You Did About Climate Change?

    What Do You Plan on Telling Your Grandchildren You Did About Climate Change?
    Despite the President's decision to do nothing about Climate Change and to outright reject the Paris Climate Accord, a group of states, cities, businesses and universities have decided to do what they can to fulfill the pledge the federal…
  • Apr 30

    A Tale of Two Government Views on Climate Change

    A Tale of Two Government Views on Climate Change
    In reversals of previous positions taken by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), on April 28, 2017 the EPA announced that it took down information on climate change, previously placed on its Website, to "update" language. On the…
  • Mar 17

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program
    The President released the proposed Federal budget this week, which carries recommendations that funding for numerous programs relating to combating climate change be unfunded.
Rank this Week: 3207

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 22

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard
    Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
Rank this Week: 3318

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
Rank this Week: 4273

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 4131

Energy, Environment, Emergency…

Energy, Environment, Emergency Response

By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.naturalresourcesblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Managing Your Emergencie

    Managing Your Emergencie
    During the business session at the 2017 Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s Winter Meeting, two of Hahn Loeser’s attorneys (Ben Pfefferle and Jud Scheaf) presented on how to Manage Your Emergencies. You can view the presentation…
  • Mar 10

    Hahn Loeser at OOGA Winter Meeting

    Hahn Loeser at OOGA Winter Meeting
    Hahn Loeser attended the Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s 70th Annual Winter Meeting in Columbus this week. This event brought together top state and national industry leaders who discussed current issues impacting the Ohio oil and gas…
  • Mar 1

    After an Emergency is Over the Fallout Can Continue

    After an Emergency is Over the Fallout Can Continue
    A Pennsylvania shale gas energy company recently wrapped up its Emergency Response activities by paying a $1.2 Million fine to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The company was accused of not responding quickly enough…
Rank this Week: 2611

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
Rank this Week: 2351

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space

    Emerging Trends: E-commerce Continues to Increase Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space
    The dramatic increase in the number of shoppers purchasing goods online continues to drive demand for warehouse and distribution space in the northeast. According to Census Bureau estimates, e-commerce now accounts for more than 8% of all…
  • Feb 15

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup
    Last month, we wrote about a new memorandum from the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management that sets forth 11 recommendations for the agency’s regional offices on how to clean up contaminated sediments. Here we discuss…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule
    On January 30, 2017, as promised during his campaign, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation that is created. The order comes on the heels of a…
Rank this Week: 3261

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Oct 11

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm
    Power density will be on display this morning in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Virtually anyway.  There is a groundbreaking for a 5.8 MW solar farm beginning at 10:30.  This is wonderful news.  The old, inefficient,…
  • Jul 29

    "I believe in science." And then what?

    "I believe in science." And then what?
    I am sure you heard Hillary explain last night why she is going to take action on climate change. "I believe in science."  We weren’t so articulate when we counseled last week to “Go to the Data,” but she figured it…
  • Jul 20

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought
    In eight years of climate change blogging we think we have uniformly been able to steer clear of the prurient and the provocative, the lewd and the lascivious. But then came word last Friday from New York that the New York City Department of…
Rank this Week: 4699

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: 603

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/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016
    Below are recent regulatory issues and laws just passed by both houses of the NYS Legislature including one signed by Governor Cuomo must still decide whether to sign or veto. 1. Statute of Limitations Set by Superfund Designation SO…
  • Aug 2

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

    Staying Connected on Water Issue
    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st century? May 6, 2015 The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented last year's Legislative Forum on water infrastructure and…
  • Jun 27

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
Rank this Week: 1484