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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/
  • Apr 23

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon

    The Privacy Paradox and the Boston Marathon
    Having grown up in the Boston area, I have been following with great interest the story about the runner at the Boston Marathon who collapsed and was picked up an carried by other runners towards the finish line. It was a heartwarming story,…
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
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  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
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Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 23

    The Anti-Clean Energy Lobby Renews its Attack in Ohio

    The Anti-Clean Energy Lobby Renews its Attack in Ohio
    Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago: “WELCOME TO OHIO, THE HEART OF IT ALL” signs used to welcome people crossing the state line to the buckeye state. The slogan represented a diverse, dynamic state…
  • Apr 23

    "I see the green Earth and I want to..."

    "I see the green Earth and I want to..."
    Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City: Paint it black?! Some people take the air we breathe and the water we drink for granted. They're willing to go to the ends of the Earth searching for new, extreme…
  • Apr 23

    The many benefits of street trees and urban greenery (excerpted from People Habitat)

    The many benefits of street trees and urban greenery (excerpted from People Habitat)
    Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature.  The eminent biologist E. O. Wilson first called this need…
Rank this Week: 839

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 23

    Blog Post: DOE's Moniz Calls For 'Urgency' In Climate Change Action

    Blog Post: DOE's Moniz Calls For 'Urgency' In Climate Change Action
    Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz claimed on Wednesday that the agency plans to harness all of its administrative authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, saying it needs to take urgent action rather than waiting for…
  • Apr 22

    Blog Post: Gas Rule Stalling Leaves Industry Playing Endless Catch-Up

    Blog Post: Gas Rule Stalling Leaves Industry Playing Endless Catch-Up
    The Obama administration is once again several months late in issuing its yearly renewable fuels standard for gasoline, and attorneys say that tardiness will continue in the future, leaving refiners and the auto industry ignorant and…
  • Apr 22

    Blog Post: State Climate Actions Stumble Over Dormant Commerce Clause

    Blog Post: State Climate Actions Stumble Over Dormant Commerce Clause
    A recent ruling that a Minnesota emissions law effectively barring electricity use from new coal-fired power plants is unconstitutional is the latest example of the dormant commerce clause impeding states' ability to regulate climate change,…
Rank this Week: 433

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 23

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap

    Earth Month Tip: Turn off the tap
    Conserving water helps conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution. Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a…
  • Apr 23

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”
    By Jeffrey Levy It’s important to reduce how much trash we create, and then reuse stuff as much as possible.  But some things you just can’t figure out how to reuse, so recycling is much better than throwing them away.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word
    Happy Earth Day! One of the most powerful things you can do to act on climate is talk to your friends and neighbors about the challenge we face. This Earth Day, talk to five about climate action. Why five? If five of your friends, for…
Rank this Week: 226

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 23

    Calling on The "God Squad"

    Calling on The "God Squad"
    As reported by Kristi Pihl of the Tri-City Herald earlier this week, the Columbia-Snake Irrigators Association has requested that the Governors of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho proceed through the "God Squad" process under the…
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
Rank this Week: 943

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: 3403

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/
Rank this Week: 1941

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: 965

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/
Rank this Week: 16

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!
    The first e-mail in my inbox this morning was from a regional pharmacy chain, advertising “Great Earth Day Savings!” That seemed to me to be a little ironic: celebrate by the planet by consuming as much as you can! It isn’t…
  • Apr 21

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…
    Last year, I read John Lewis Gaddis’ magisterial biography of George F. Kennan, one of the prime architects of American Cold War policy and a distinguished foreign policy intellectual. I was surprised — and not a little…
  • Apr 21

    The Quest to Tame the River

    The Quest to Tame the River
    As the song tells us, “Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along” – but he doesn’t necessarily roll where we want him to.  Human efforts at controlling the river and its massive tributaries succeed at times but…
Rank this Week: 947

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Apr 22

    Northern States Power Company Issues 100 MW Solar RFP

    Northern States Power Company Issues 100 MW Solar RFP
     Northern States Power Company (d/b/a Xcel Energy) released its long-awaited solar request for proposals (RFP) today. Although it had earlier suggested the RFP would be for up to 150 MW, today’s RFP seeks up to 100 MW of…
  • Apr 21

    The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP

    The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP
    The East Kern Wind Resource Area (EKWRA)--it's a mouthful--and it's also a hotbed for renewable energy development and the location of a fight over millions of dollars among Southern California Edison (SCE), the California ISO, and…
  • Apr 18

    Court Declares Minnesota Coal Law Unconstitutional: Electrons Favor the Laws of Physics to Those of Government

    Court Declares Minnesota Coal Law Unconstitutional: Electrons Favor the Laws of Physics to Those of Government
       Minnesota legislators passed the Next Generation Energy Act in 2007 which, in part, established power sector standards for carbon dioxide emissions. As a result Minn. Stat. §216H.03 now provides that no person…
Rank this Week: 1525

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: 2767

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/
  • Apr 22

    Zoning Laws Stop Wind

    Zoning Laws Stop Wind
    The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. In a recent New York case, the Town of Allegany issued a special use permit to a landowner on July 11, 2011, allowing…
  • Apr 15

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?
    The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments, no later than May 12, 2014, on proposed revisions to Circular A-119, “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity…
  • Apr 9

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED
    By Jacqueline Lusk and Stuart Kaplow The newest version of LEED, with the designation LEED v4 is not simply another step in the continuous improvement of the third party verified green building rating system, and while not paradigm shift…
Rank this Week: 2276

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

Provides environmental law news and updates. By Sive, Paget & Riesel.

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      
    Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for…
  • Apr 18

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently set the date of June 3rd to hear arguments on whether towns in New York State may use local laws to ban or restrict hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within their boundaries. The…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 980

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Happy Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day
    Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful place? Do something today to make it better. Surely you can think of something…. Plant a tree, pick up litter, dust off your bike or walk instead of driving, change to more efficient…
  • Apr 21

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed
    The Ontario Ministries of Rural Affairs and of Agriculture and Food have each proposed a draft Statement of Environmental Values under the Environmental Bill of Rights. The Ontario Environmental Commissioner has, for many years, called…
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
Rank this Week: 408

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2711

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/
  • Apr 21

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System
    While many members of the growing community of developers, manufacturers and operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) have expressed enthusiasm at the National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Decision in the…
  • Apr 17

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has appealed a recent National Transportation Safety Board administrative decision, Administrator v. Pirker, NTSB Docket CP-217, July 18, 2013, in which Administrative Law Judge Patrick…
  • Apr 14

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie
    “Disruption” has become the buzzword of the decade for technology startups.  Entrepreneurs take aim at existing markets every day with ideas designed to uproot and redefine their industries.  But some of the most…
Rank this Week: 1520

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/
  • Apr 21

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer
    Landowners flooded by the Missouri River in 2011 have sued the Corps of Engineers for a Fifth Amendment “taking” under the U.S. Constitution. Their attorneys hope to rake in over $250 million in claims for their clients and at least...
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Apr 21

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say
    Two Fish and Wildlife Service managers are no longer working in the service’s Tulsa, Okla., office, FWS said, responding to the release of a year-old report documenting scientific misconduct. The two were reassigned to non-supervisory…
  • Apr 20

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment
    The Army Corps of Engineers/EPA proposal to define “waters of the United States” will be published Monday, April 21, kicking off a 90-day comment period scheduled to end July 21. The proposal was released for review March 25 and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 2909

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/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 18

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013 - Lower supplies and increased demand pushed wholesale whitefish prices to record levels last year, and a late start to the 2014 Great Lakes fishing…
  • Apr 17

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior - There are currently more than 40 ships waiting to get through the Soo Locks due to the lingering ice cover on the water. <> Call: 10th …
Rank this Week: 1894

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/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 17

    NRDC v. Jewell

    NRDC v. Jewell
    <> NRDC v. Jewell - 4/16/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-17661 involving multiple parties. The en banc decision addresses the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirement that…
  • Apr 16

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA
    <> White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA - 4/15/14: In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1100, consolidated with over two dozen cases. The split Panel denied the challenges to EPA's emission standards for…
Rank this Week: 567

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 18

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14
     National / International News   <> Report Challenges EIA's Renewable Energy Projections - New research released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) assertion that only…
  • Apr 17

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14
     National / International News   <> Building on Our Progress in Solar Deployment –White House Blog: Since President Obama took office, we have made significant advances in clean energy. Last year alone was…
Rank this Week: 1155

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue
    New York State Brownfield Act reform did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over the State’s 2014-15 budget. The Governor’s office, the Senate, and Assembly each introduced their own proposals for accomplishing…
  • Apr 15

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie
    Recently, Wal-Mart placed an order for 1,738 fuel cell powered forklifts that move products in Wal-Mart’s warehouses. This highly publicized order spotlights the emerging commercial markets, the technologies and patents that have made…
  • Apr 14

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook
    Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, contributed a section on environmental issues in bankruptcy to the 8th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Her section discusses the…
Rank this Week: 739

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 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
Rank this Week: 4965

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
  • Apr 12

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time may seek permission from New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive damages. Until…
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 482

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/
  • Apr 15

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change
    Ohio EPA is moving forward with substantial changes to the rules for the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) which governs the procedures and standards for voluntary cleanup of industrial sites and brownfields.  The Agency provided an…
  • Apr 1

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."
    When does placing fill in a wetland or disturbing a stream for construction require a federal permit? Seems like this should evoke a pretty straightforward answer.  However, for more than a decade the extent of federal permitting…
  • Mar 12

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?
    In real estate transactions it is not uncommon for the seller to provide the buyer a copy of prior a Phase I environmental assessment.  The seller either ordered a Phase I in anticipation of the transaction or one may exist from a prior…
Rank this Week: 2454

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/
  • Apr 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
  • Feb 19

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated
    In January this year, federal agents from the USEPA descended upon Billmark Company, a metal plating company in Haltom City, TX, pursuant to a search warrant issued as a part of a criminal investigation into the discharge of cadmium into...
  • Dec 23

    John Emerson Tuma Update

    John Emerson Tuma Update
    As those of you who follow this blog know, we covered the trial of John Tuma last spring and reported on his conviction and sentencing in the Western District of Louisiana. Tuma subsequently appealed. Oral argument took place November 4,...
Rank this Week: 2490

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1362

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/
  • Apr 14

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work
    During our Indiana Ag Leadership class trip to Liberia, West Africa recently, I saw something that has stuck with me since I arrived back in Indiana. At a United Nation's peacekeeping outpost in Ganta, Liberia--manned completely by…
  • Mar 26

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation
    Farm Journal's Sara Schafer recently consulted me for an article she wrote on how to "Reduce Liability" for the farm. Her article discusses the need to create new legal companies to handle certain farm operations that fall outside of normal…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up
    The previous five posts chronicled my journey with the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Liberia. From an agricultural standpoint, the contrast between northern Europe and West Africa could not be more…
Rank this Week: 2596

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/
  • Apr 14

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup
    Though the State's $140 billion budget was enacted without proposed brownfield cleanup reforms, Governor Cuomo and the State Senate and Assembly are continuing to discuss amending and extending New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Act. These…
  • Apr 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for February DEC Proposes Environmental Monitor Policy DEC proposed the first changes in its monitoring policy since 1992. The 60-Day Comment Period Runs to April…
  • Mar 30

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for January Crude Oil Swamps NY Governor Cuomo issued an executive order directing several State agencies to undertake a complete review related to rail and water…
Rank this Week: 3665

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/
  • Apr 14

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Since our last update at the beginning of this year, Irvington, New Jersey has taken a small step toward the use of eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages. In late March 2014, the Council of the Township of Irvington, in a 6 to 1…
  • Apr 9

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!
    Lawsuits regarding nondisclosure of a home’s problems are becoming more prevalent. Historically, the rule of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” was the prevailing standard in residential transactions. However, the…
  • Mar 31

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?
    The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and…
Rank this Week: 2179

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: 1532

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/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State &quot;Cemetery Law&quot; Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1148

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 4

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic
    Civil Court in the Czech District of Jihlava (Image Schuminka Janička) The classic Czech tort law theory requires three elements for assuming tort: the breach of a legal duty, a damage and causal relationship between the breach and its…
  • Mar 3

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway
    Norway beach being hit by bad weather but chances for climate change litigation low (Image by Aconcagua) As Sweden is amongst those countries with the best chances for victims of climate change to get compensation of their damages, we…
  • Dec 2

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor
    A U.S. attorney is reporting about a lawsuit of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC and about 100 other oil and gas companies. The lawsuit is based on the duty of care derived from…
Rank this Week: 2676

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Comments on environmental law. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP.

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1200

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: 1575

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/
Rank this Week: 4604

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 2872

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?
    Le 17 février 2014, il y a eu un déversement de 10 000 litres de kérosène sur le tarmac de l’aéroport de Mirabel. Le Kérosène (UN 1223) est classé comme une marchandise dangereuse,…
  • Mar 25

    Fire Safety on Farm

    Fire Safety on Farm
    On March 23, 2014, a fire ravaged a Devon Farm, which is located in the United Kingdom, and in the process the fire killed more than 6000 hens. BBC News reports that the Devon farm will take up to 12 months to recover. Similarly, a maple…
  • Mar 24

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality
    Nimonik is happy to publish more checklists to its database of environment, health, safety and quality inspection system. Enjoy on our website or on our iPad app for safety and health inspections. Biosafety checklists General Biosafety…
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
  • Mar 31

    Chevron Step II with Teeth

    Chevron Step II with Teeth
    This is a post for Ad-law geeks. The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic just won its case challenging the EPA Water Transfer Rule on behalf of Trout Unlimited, Waterkeeper Alliance and Hudson Riverkeeper. The Clinic has been representing…
  • Mar 21

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy

    The Public Trust in Action: Public Trust and the Sheriff’s Deputy
    Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both…
  • Mar 14

    Agency Capture in the Carolina

    Agency Capture in the Carolina
    Newly released e-mails show that when Duke Energy received notice that several citizens groups (including Waterkeeper Alliance and several North Carolina Waterkeeper organizations) were planning to sue it for Clean Water Act violations at its…
Rank this Week: 2351

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation

    Eighth Circuit Flushes All Challenges to Pipeline Condemnation
    Landowners who find themselves in the path of an oil or gas pipeline quickly learn that their rights are limited, and that a pipeline company granted a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Certificate of Public Convenience and…
  • Mar 12

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case

    GenOn Files Petition for Certiorari to Supreme Court on Third Circuit Clean Air Act Preemption Case
    This summer, we reported on the Third Circuit’s decision in the Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station case, which held that the federal Clean Air Act (“CAA”) does not preempt state common law tort claims in a putative class…
  • Jan 20

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action

    Seventh Circuit Strikes Another Blow To Class Action
    Since the United States Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2451 (2011), plaintiffs in contamination cases have stuggled to meet the raised bar for class certification.  And that bar was certainly not lowered…
Rank this Week: 4449

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: 2535

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: 4725