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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/
  • Feb 8

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do

    What the New Adverse Modification Rule Doesn't Do
    The Endangered Species Act prohibits federal agencies from authorizing, funding, or carrying out activities likely to result in adverse modification of critical habitat. That sounds like a powerful prohibition, but for years, figuring out…
  • Feb 3

    The Florida Fracking Bill

    The Florida Fracking Bill
    Many of you have likely heard that Florida is slowly moving toward allowing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within the state. The debate began when a company from Texas drilled a horizontal well in Collier County, Florida, into the…
  • Jan 26

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition

    Win Money, Prestige, and Glory, and Improve the Human Condition
    Several environmental law writing contests are currently seeking student submissions: The ABA SEER’s Public Land and Resources Writing Competition (more information at…
Rank this Week: 1904

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/
  • Feb 8

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System

    EPA Proposes to Add Vapor Intrusion Pathway Assessment to Superfund Listing System
    Last week, we wrote about an audit that MassDEP is conducting of previously closed sites to look for high concentrations of TCE in soils and groundwater. The intent of the audit is to address potential vapor intrusion. The EPA has been paying…
  • Feb 5

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)

    If It Walks Like a Carbon Tax and Talks Like a Carbon Tax, (Then the GOP Hates It.)
    Yesterday, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.  There’s a lot of interesting material in the plan, but all the headlines have been on the…
  • Feb 3

    If MassDEP calls…

    If MassDEP calls…
    At a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee, MassDEP announced that it will soon begin the process of contacting owners of previously closed sites where the…
Rank this Week: 2153

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: 1504

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: 777

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: US, India Talk Settlement In WTO Solar Row

    Blog Post: US, India Talk Settlement In WTO Solar Row
    A World Trade Organization decision on the legality of India’s solar energy program has been delayed as officials in New Delhi hold meetings with the Obama administration in an attempt to reach a mutual resolution, the U.S. trade…
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: NYC Comptroller Says Proxy Access Keeps Boards Honest

    Blog Post: NYC Comptroller Says Proxy Access Keeps Boards Honest
    Proxy access likely won't "radically change" corporate America, but having that shareholder privilege in the arsenal helps democratize the board selection process and ensure a new level of accountability in the boardroom, NYC Comptroller…
  • Feb 8

    Blog Post: Reevaluating Calif.'s Emergency Drought Regulation

    Blog Post: Reevaluating Calif.'s Emergency Drought Regulation
    Although California's newly implemented emergency drought regulation includes several opportunities for urban water suppliers to achieve reductions in the conservation mandates, there has been some concern that the extended regulation does…
Rank this Week: 336

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Feb 8

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide

    PMRA intends to end conditional registration of pesticide
    Health Canada recently announced that as of June 1, 2016, it intends to end the federal practice of granting conditional registrations of for pesticides. Under the Pest Control Products Act, SC 2002 c28, (“PCPA”), Health…
  • Feb 4

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II

    Further wind litigation in the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part II
    Recently, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) allowed in part the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) approving the construction of a wind turbine facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Area in the…
  • Feb 2

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I

    Further wind litigation and the Oak Ridges Moraine: Part I
    Another appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for a wind turbine project has made its way to, and been refused by, the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”). The appeal in SR Opposition Corp v Director,…
Rank this Week: 374

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/
Rank this Week: 2327

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    POTUS: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

    POTUS: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change
    <> POTUS Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change - In this week's address, the President discussed climate change and how the most …
  • Feb 5

    Flint water crisis & the Senate Energy Bill

    Flint water crisis &amp; the Senate Energy Bill
    <> Charles Fishman: Lessons from Flint water crisis extend around the world - "The first thing to say about Flint is this is disaster that was completely avoidable. . . a failure of water…
  • Feb 4

    Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisi

    Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisi
    <> Where blame leads so far in Flint, MI water crisis - Bridge Magazine's Michigan Truth Squad publishes a more than 30,000-word timeline of the Flint debacle, the most comprehensive published, in one place,…
Rank this Week: 1654

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 8

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice

    Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice
    by Arthur “Butch” Blazer About the author: Butch Blazer serves as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment. Previously, he had served as the first Native American appointed as…
  • Feb 5

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science. February is Healthy Heart Month Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United…
  • Feb 4

    See the data, find a solution

    See the data, find a solution
    by Amanda Pruzinsky Ever remember a time when you were in school thinking “why am I learning this?” I sure can. But I can also remember the first time everything just clicked and made complete sense. For me, it was in my high…
Rank this Week: 91

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Feb 8

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy

    Wildlife Agencies Announce Final Critical Habitat Rules and Policy
    On February 5, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) announced the availability of two final rules and one policy addressing critical habitat under the…
  • Feb 4

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit

    Republican Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Opt Out of Ninth Circuit
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R) recently introduced a bill (pdf) that would remove several western states from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and move them to a proposed, to-be-created Twelfth…
  • Jan 27

    NMFS Designates Additional Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale

    NMFS Designates Additional Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale
    On January 27, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a final rule designating approximately 29,763 nautical square miles of marine habitat for the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). The critical habitat is…
Rank this Week: 2753

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Feb 8

    Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Won't Stop Future Drinking Water Disaster

    Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Won't Stop Future Drinking Water Disaster
    Mae Wu, Program Attorney, Washington, DC: When I started writing on Switchboard more than six years ago, my first post was about testing for lead in my home and buying a water filter. Maybe it was because Washington, D.C. had…
  • Feb 8

    New York's First Emissions Regulations for Distributed Generation Will Slash Diesel Pollution

    New York's First Emissions Regulations for Distributed Generation Will Slash Diesel Pollution
    Miles Farmer, Legal Fellow, Energy & Transportation Program, New York City: This post was co-authored by Miles Farmer and Jackson Morris. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is soliciting…
  • Feb 5

    STUDY: Oil Industry Triggers California Earthquake

    STUDY: Oil Industry Triggers California Earthquake
    Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica: The oil industry must now admit that its actions could cause earthquakes in California. A study published by the…
Rank this Week: 964

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/
  • Feb 7

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu

    USGBC Certifying Green Parking Garages Déjà Vu
    Last month the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its certification body, the Green Business Certification Inc. will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program with its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. In spite of…
  • Jan 31

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC
    The City of Rockville, Maryland has adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as mandatory for all commercial and multi family building. But what may be most telling about this enactment is that before the change in law the USGBC…
  • Jan 24

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace
    Property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, where payments for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy improvements to commercial real estate are made through a building owner’s property tax bill are beginning to…
Rank this Week: 4387

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/
  • Feb 7

    Agriculture and Climate Change - the Challenges and Opportunities for the Region's Farmers and Agri-Businesse

    Agriculture and Climate Change - the Challenges and Opportunities for the Region's Farmers and Agri-Businesse
    Webinar: February 11th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. The Agriculture and Rural Issues Committee of the Environmental Law Section will host a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from noon to 1:00 p.m. regarding agriculture and climate change - the…
  • Jan 31

    New Criminal Air Pollution Article Written by Section Member

    New Criminal Air Pollution Article Written by Section Member
    Environmental Law Section member Michael Lesser has had an article about New York's criminal air pollution laws published in the New York Law Journal Supplement issued for the NYSBA Annual Meeting....
  • Jan 31

    Annual NY Environmental Enforcement Update Vol II

    Annual NY Environmental Enforcement Update Vol II
    The ELS E-Book, the NYS Environmental Enforcement Update 2014 Annual Report, has been posted and is available as a free download at the link below. The book focuses on NY legal enforcement issues. The E-Book was edited by ELS section...
Rank this Week: 2693

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: 652

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: 1481

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/
  • Feb 4

    State of Nebraska v. EPA

    State of Nebraska v. EPA
    <> State of Nebraska v. EPA - 2/3/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos.12-3084 &12-3085. The Panel ruled U.S. EPA did not exceed its statutory authority in…
  • Feb 1

    In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al.

    In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al.
    <> In re: Idaho Conservation League, et al. - 1/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1149. On Petition For Writ of Mandamus to the U.S. EPA. Opposition intervenor …
  • Jan 29

    Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crop

    Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crop
    <> Court Rejects EPA's Bid to Revoke Use of Dow's 2,4-D/Roundup (Enlist Duo) Pesticide in GE Crops - This week, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to Dow Chemical Company…
Rank this Week: 607

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 4

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer

    Gibbons Director David Freeman Featured in The New York Environmental Lawyer
    David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, was recently profiled in the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of The New York Environmental Lawyer for his achievements as a longstanding member of the…
  • Jan 26

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act

    No Further Extensions of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act
    The state legislature took no action to further extend New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) during the recently concluded legislative session, which means that permits and approvals extended by the PEA’s tolling…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether State Can Face Liability Under Spill Act
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to hear the State’s appeal of a September 2015 Appellate Division decision that held the State potentially liable for cleanup costs at the Raritan Bay Slag Site.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1741

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/
  • Feb 4

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA

    How the Save Calusa Trust Case and Proposed Legislation Impacts Florida Property Owners and HOA
    The Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) was enacted in 1963 to simplify conveyances of real property and provide greater certainty to landowners. Generally, MRTA provides that any person holding any recorded estate or…
  • Jan 27

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie

    Faster Permitting in Florida for Certain In-Water Activitie
    Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) requires that each federal agency ensure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out by the agency is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered…
  • Jan 25

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”

    Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders Say “We’re Back”
    On January 21, 2016, Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”), Southwest District, held its 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Outlook Conference at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, Florida. The annual event was…
Rank this Week: 3707

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Feb 2

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew

    Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew
    There is fresh evidence that Volkswagen's dangerous emissions are worse than we knew -- especially for children and others with asthma.The evidence comes in a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report summing up the latest science about…
  • Jan 28

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

    Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we believe are of general interest -- or that we just plain like!  Today's guest post on solar energy is by Alex Yackery. Clean Air Watch has no financial connection to any company…
  • Dec 8

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?

    Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?
    In case you missed it, while big environmental groups were focused on the Paris climate summit, the wood smoke lobby won a sooty victory last week in the House of Representatives.  This is a breath-taking defeat for the public.  But…
Rank this Week: 994

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/
  • Feb 2

    State Poised to Accept Grant Applications for Gas Station Cleanup

    State Poised to Accept Grant Applications for Gas Station Cleanup
    This Fall the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced program implementation details for the newly created $20 million dollar Abandoned Service Station Fund.  ODSA sent out an announcement to contacts that it would likely begin…
  • Jan 20

    Court Finds Industrial Stormwater "Presumptively Dirty"

    Court Finds Industrial Stormwater "Presumptively Dirty"
    For a long period of time, U.S. EPA exempted stormwater from coverage under the Clean Water Act. This was largely due to the fact that EPA had enough on to do in simply regulating discharges from traditional point sources of water pollution.…
  • Jan 8

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Army Corps JDs Can be Challenged in Court

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Army Corps JDs Can be Challenged in Court
    In prior posts, I have discussed the split in the federal circuit courts over whether Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) can be challenged in Court.  A JD is the ACOE formal determination as to…
Rank this Week: 4378

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: 4229

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 987

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Future of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    The Future of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
    The role that nuclear power could or should play in helping to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions is worthy of serious debate, but the latest nuclear-related front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle is a head-scratcher. Above the fold,…
  • Jan 27

    EPA Wins the First Round in Clean Power Plan Litigation

    EPA Wins the First Round in Clean Power Plan Litigation
    As we reported last week, on January 21st, a D.C. Circuit panel denied Clean Power Plan opponents’ request for a “stay”—or temporary suspension—of the rule pending judicial review. Read the court order here. We…
  • Jan 25

    Big Win For Clean Technology In The Supreme Court Today

    Big Win For Clean Technology In The Supreme Court Today
    The future of a clean electricity grid will require more decentralization based on clean technology, like solar and energy storage. Large industrial customers are investing in these technologies and also signing up to moderate their…
Rank this Week: 740

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1643

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement
    A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One…
  • Jan 18

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former
    Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such…
  • Jan 15

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee
    Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage
Rank this Week: 2072

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Banner Year for Renewable Energy

    A Banner Year for Renewable Energy
    The internet is abuzz after news from a recent publication in Bloomberg showing that the renewable market continues to grow at a staggering rate. This growth is driving down the cost of fossil fuels, and could very well be ushering in a new…
  • Jan 14

    Paris Agreement Basics Part 1: Global Warming

    Paris Agreement Basics Part 1: Global Warming
    In Paris this last December, 195 countries and the European Union signed an international agreement that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “historic, ambitious, and balanced agreement to fight climate change”(1) and…
  • Jan 13

    New EHS Audit version for iPad and iPhone – v. 5.5

    New EHS Audit version for iPad and iPhone – v. 5.5
    Nimonik is happy to announce another new app upgrade for our auditors and inspectors around the world. This upgrade provides some fantastic new features to increase audit efficiency. More easily find and assign auditors and auditees in with…
Rank this Week: 1368

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 17

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 13, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyFederal drone regulations raise questions about property, privacy rights (GazetteNet)The big data of bad driving, and how insurers plan to track your every turn  (The Washington Post)Uber fined peanuts in God…
  • Jan 5

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where…

    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyQuestions and Answers - Data protection reform  (European Commission)HK: Estate agent fined for breach of personal data privacy…
Rank this Week: 4598

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/
  • Jan 25

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie

    State Agency’s Intentional Flooding for Environmental Protection Results in Physical Taking of Private Property – Strict Liability Applie
    Pacific Shores Property Owners Association v. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1/20/16, C070201) On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District of California ruled that where a state agency assumes control of a…
  • Jan 21

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed

    Bill to Nullify Clean Water Rule Vetoed
    On January 19, 2016, President Obama vetoed legislation that, if approved, would have nullified the Clean Water Rule. The controversial rule, which redefines which water bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the…
  • Dec 22

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative

    Fashion Embraces President Obama’s Climate Change Initiative
    The fashion industry has recently been flexing its clout and cache to combat climate change. Who else is using a heavy hand in the fight against climate change? The answer, while not as surprising, is the White House.  With a common…
Rank this Week: 690

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: 345

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/
  • Jan 21

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use

    No Evidence of Legal Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board of Appeals determination that the owner of property, containing several retail stores, had failed to demonstrate the location at issue was used for retail purposes prior to a zoning amendment.
  • Nov 19

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted

    Standing To Challenge SEQRA Determination Is Not Defeated Because Others Are Also Impacted
    The New York Court of Appeals reversed a lower court determination that a petitioner did not have standing to challenge an action because others were also impacted by train noises that formed a basis for his objections. In Matter of Sierra…
  • Oct 1

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record

    Court Vacates SEQRA Findings Statement For Lack Of Support In The Record
    The Appellate Division upheld a lower court decision vacating findings issued pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ( SEQRA). In Matter of Falcon Group LTD. Liab. Co. v. Town/Village of Harrison Planning Board, the Court…
Rank this Week: 3311

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/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
Rank this Week: 2552

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/
  • Jan 20

    The USDOJ and MSHA

    The USDOJ and MSHA
    On December 17, 2015, the United States Department of Labor and the USDOJ entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that details worker safety issues that could lead to criminal prosecutions under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of…
  • Dec 31

    The Trend Continue

    The Trend Continue
    The USEPA recently published its 2015 enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2015. See http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/enforcement-annual-results-fiscal-year-fy-2015. The USEPA enforcement actions resulted in a total of $404,000,000.00 in…
  • Dec 21

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap
    On December 17, 2015, the USDOJ issued its memorandum to the numerous United States Attorneys’ Office announcing its new initiative for OSHA to increase the number of criminal charges in worker endangerment and worker safety. While 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…
Rank this Week: 4794

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: 873

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/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 7

    Bank of England: Liability for climate changes damage may affect financial stability

    Bank of England: Liability for climate changes damage may affect financial stability
    In a speech at Lloyd's, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, took the view that climate change could have a disruptive effect on the financial stability in three ways, one of them being the liability of CO2 emitting…
Rank this Week: 4250

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: 2372

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: 4337

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…
Rank this Week: 1631

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…

    Happy Thanksgiving! Paris around the corner. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4913

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: 4494

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
Rank this Week: 4190

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: 1115

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/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 1674

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 2611

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Environmental Insurance Part 1

    Environmental Insurance Part 1
    Business leaders should be aware that prior to 1973, environmental contamination was covered by most general liability policies. The transition from little or no exclusionary language began in 1973, when insurance companies began utilizing…
  • Aug 28

    OSHA Silica Rule Making

    OSHA Silica Rule Making
    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is currently reviewing its rules concerning exposure to silica. As demand for silica sand increases due to its use in hydraulic fracturing, OSHA has determined that existing standards…
  • Aug 7

    Chicago Urban Agriculture

    Chicago Urban Agriculture
    Urban agriculture represents an innovative and ecofriendly method of growing and consuming food. In the city of Chicago, urban agriculture is regulated under section 17-2-0207 of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance. The Ordinance updates use…
Rank this Week: 3686