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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • May 28

    May 2015 Legislative Threats to the Endangered Species Act

    May 2015 Legislative Threats to the Endangered Species Act
    Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC: After a long hiatus, I'm resurrecting this monthly blog to once again capture the panoply of congressional threats to one of our nation's most beloved laws--the Endangered…
  • May 28

    Carbon Allowance Sales Benefit Those Most Affected by Pollution

    Carbon Allowance Sales Benefit Those Most Affected by Pollution
    Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: The California Air Resources Board released the results today of the latest auction of carbon allowances. In line with previous auctions, allowances…
  • May 28

    Protecting the Small Streams and Wetlands that Make the Great Lakes Great

    Protecting the Small Streams and Wetlands that Make the Great Lakes Great
    Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois: The majesty and magnitude of the Great Lakes themselves can distract us from the smaller, but equally critical, rivers, streams, wetlands and other water…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
Rank this Week: 934

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 28

    Blog Post: FTC's $1.2B Win Shows Pay-For-Delay Deals On Thin Ice

    Blog Post: FTC's $1.2B Win Shows Pay-For-Delay Deals On Thin Ice
    The Federal Trade Commission's $1.2 billion settlement with Cephalon Inc. over the company's huge payments to rivals is a fresh sign that so-called pay-for-delay deals involving big exchanges of money will be difficult to defend in the wake…
  • May 27

    Blog Post: NY DEC To Improve Oil Spill Monitoring, Response Time

    Blog Post: NY DEC To Improve Oil Spill Monitoring, Response Time
    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday it will put into effect new measures to respond to oil-transportation spills, including aerial monitoring, a 24-hour hotline and other preventive measures, according to a…
  • May 26

    Blog Post: Attys React To High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

    Blog Post: Attys React To High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. is significant.
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • May 28

    Court rules that Bear Creek was navigable in 1831 - natural severance of property result

    Court rules that Bear Creek was navigable in 1831 - natural severance of property result
    I first posted about this case in December, 2012; it has now gone to a hearing and a decision has been rendered.  Justice Mitchell has declared that the portion of Bear Creek that passes through the property owned by the respondents in…
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
    A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the…
  • May 8

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
Rank this Week: 536

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Choosing Construction Safety Consultant

    Choosing Construction Safety Consultant
    Choosing the right construction safety consultant can literally be a life or death decision for your workforce. It can also be a time-consuming and difficult decision for your management team. Carefully following the well-known four-phase…
  • May 28

    Top 5 Office Safety Topic

    Top 5 Office Safety Topic
    Safety is something we can all get on board with, and it affects us in more ways than we realize. In our modern day, many of the things we take for granted are mired in strict safety guidelines: driving, food preparation, infrastructure,…
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
Rank this Week: 3610

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/
  • May 28

    EPA releases new "waters of the United States" rule

    EPA releases new "waters of the United States" rule
    Yesterday the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers released a pre-publication, final version of a new rule defining the scope of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. …
  • May 18

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car
    After the Lac-Mégantic derailment, several groups have advocated for the strengthening of regulations governing the transportation of crude oil by rail. A group of Democrats in the United States Senate have responded by proposing a new…
  • May 18

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity
    Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christ Craddick criticized finger-pointing at the oil and gas industry for recent Texas tremors in a May 15 interview, noting that the cause of recent seismic events is still not known “for…
Rank this Week: 1827

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Court Orders Advance Remedies Against Big Tobacco

    Court Orders Advance Remedies Against Big Tobacco
    The D.C. Circuit and the district court have issued new rulings that will require the largest cigarette companies to finally issue “corrective statements” disclosing the truth about their products, including forcing the companies…
  • May 1

    USDA Publishes And Requests Public Comment On Rulemaking Petition For Better Standards To Protect Primates Used In Research

    USDA Publishes And Requests Public Comment On Rulemaking Petition For Better Standards To Protect Primates Used In Research
    Today, the USDA published in the Federal Register for public comment a petition we filed last year on behalf of several clients, seeking stronger mandatory standards for the psychological well-being of primates used in research. The Petition,…
  • Apr 24

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Wyoming Wild Horse Case
    The Federal District Court of Wyoming granted our motion to dismiss a case brought by the State of Wyoming in an attempt to compel the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove wild horses from public lands across Wyoming. We moved to…
Rank this Week: 4307

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: 2399

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/
  • May 28

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.
    Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps finally released their long-awaited rule defining “waters of the United States.”  I’m actually with EPA and the Corps on this one.  It’s an important rule, and I’m glad…
  • May 27

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition
    In an interesting, but not really difficult, decision on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the National Association of Home Builders did not have standing to challenge a consent decree pursuant to which the Fish and…
  • May 26

    Kansas Thumbed Its Nose at EPA’s SIP Requirements — How’d That Work Out?

    Kansas Thumbed Its Nose at EPA’s SIP Requirements — How’d That Work Out?
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Kansas’s challenge to EPA’s disapproval of Kansas’s SIP revisions intended to comply with the Interstate Transport Rule.  The Court found that EPA was not arbitrary or…
Rank this Week: 1134

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/28/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/28/15
    TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News <> …
  • May 27

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/27/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/27/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
  • May 26

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/26/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/26/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
Rank this Week: 922

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 28

    More than Tunnel Vision

    More than Tunnel Vision
    by Jennie Saxe A few months ago, we blogged about the massive engineering project to construct tunnels beneath the District of Columbia using giant tunnel boring machines. These tunnels are being constructed to hold onto stormwater and reduce…
  • May 28

    America’s Heartland Depends on Clean Water

    America’s Heartland Depends on Clean Water
    By Mark Hague The Heartland thrives on clean water, a resource we must both conserve and protect. Agricultural interests, public health officials, recreational small businesses, and all the rest of us rely on clean water for our lives and…
  • May 27

    Wetlands Wednesday: Beyond Your Typical Ozarks Excursion

    Wetlands Wednesday: Beyond Your Typical Ozarks Excursion
    By Cynthia Cassel Missouri is the fourth and final destination on our May tour of Region 7’s intriguing wetlands as we mark the 25th anniversary of National Wetlands Month. Following my journey to the prairie potholes and fens of Iowa…
Rank this Week: 30

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule
    The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long…
  • May 27

    All This, and the Environment, Too?

    All This, and the Environment, Too?
    It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental…
  • May 27

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel
    Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in California, responsible for about 37 percent of the state’s total emissions. This distinction makes the sector a prime target for regulation. But with tens of…
Rank this Week: 633

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: 3884

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/
  • May 27

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown

    Mirick O’Connell Hosts “Building the Boroughs+” Workshop On Improving Downtown
    Attorneys Art Bergeron and yours truly hosted a workshop for community leaders at the firm’s Westborough office on May 7th to share ideas and lessons learned on building and improving the downtowns in the Boroughs+ region.  The…
  • May 22

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot

    Bullish on the Boroughs: A Commercial Market Snapshot
    Guest Post by Arlon Brown of the Parsons Commercial Group, Framingham, Mass. The commercial office market in the Boroughs (Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough) is improving with declining vacancies and rising rental rates.…
  • Apr 7

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse

    Breathing New Life into Worcester’s Former County Courthouse
    Since 2007, the Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street has been largely vacant.  After the trial courts moved to the new Worcester Regional Judicial Center at 225 Main Street in the fall of 2007, the Worcester Law Library was…
Rank this Week: 2368

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/
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
Rank this Week: 1391

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

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

    Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies How to Prove Lost Value

    Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies How to Prove Lost Value
    By Andrew Wooley On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas held in Phillips v. Carlton Energy Group, LLC[1]/ that an expert witness’s pre-suit evaluations of a coal bed methane concession in Bulgaria and his and another…
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
Rank this Week: 5091

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: 2761

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    National Association of Home v. United States Fish & Wildlife

    National Association of Home v. United States Fish &amp; Wildlife
    <> National Association of Home v. United States Fish & Wildlife – 5/26/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-5121. Four associations challenge consent decrees…
  • May 22

    USA v. State of Ohio

    USA v. State of Ohio
    <> USA v. State of Ohio - 5/21/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 13-4362. The United States appeals from the district court's denial of its motion for summary judgment…
  • May 21

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA
    <> Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA - 5/20/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-73924 & 12-71332. Petitioners, a contingent of environmental and community…
Rank this Week: 938

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 26

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment
    North Carolina’s State House passed HB 3 which attempts to limit eminent domain powers.  The bill, which has 69 House sponsors and co-sponsors, would add language to the North Carolina constitution specifying that local and state…
  • May 25

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk
    According to Interthinx, Inc., a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, the “National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index” increased 3 percent from the last quarter, and is unchanged from one year ago.  However, the…
  • Apr 30

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel
    Legislation making it more difficult for private utilities to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two Iowa subcommittees.  Subcommittees in both the Iowa House and Senate approved Senate Study Bill 1276 to…
Rank this Week: 1666

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 26

    Guest Post: Tesla’s Powerwall – Fueling a Cleaner Future?

    Guest Post: Tesla’s Powerwall – Fueling a Cleaner Future?
    [Periodically we publish guest posts that we believe are of general interest.  The item below is from Beth Kelly]: Affordable solar power has been a dream of the environmental movement for years. The digital revolution—which has…
  • May 15

    Big Oil, Big Lies (an encore post)

    Big Oil, Big Lies (an encore post)
    [editor's note: This encore post was prepared three years ago, but it perhaps has new resonance topical given the oil industry's latest pr nonsense about smog] The American Petroleum Institute's Campaign to Stop Life Saving Clean…
  • May 15

    Don't be bamboozled by latest oil industry attack on proposed smog standard

    Don't be bamboozled by latest oil industry attack on proposed smog standard
    Dear friends, I know a lot of you have not been on the job as long as some of us.  But I do want to make sure you have some context over the latest pricey oil industry effort to attack EPA’s proposed smog standards. …
Rank this Week: 1668

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 26

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map
    One useful piece of information that is oddly difficult to find on the government website is the boundaries of the various Regions and District Offices of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Here, for those who may find…
  • May 25

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine
    Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford, West…
  • May 21

    Comings and going

    Comings and going
    Spring is always a good time for new beginnings. Please extend an enthusiastic welcome back to Paula Boutis, returning from maternity leave with her trademark zest, skill, and broad experience. Bon voyage and best wishes to Jennifer Kalnins…
Rank this Week: 190

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

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

    How Easy is it for Cities to Re-Open their CSO/SSO Consent Decrees?

    How Easy is it for Cities to Re-Open their CSO/SSO Consent Decrees?
    For over a decade, U.S. EPA has embarked on a national enforcement strategy regarding combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from municipal wastewater treatment systems.  As part of the enforcement strategy,…
  • May 7

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance
    Northeast Ohio has had the largest number of political subdivisions in Ohio enact riparian and wetland setback ordinances.  Now, the City of Cleveland is proposing to get into the act with its proposed Setback Ordinance 1555-13.…
  • Apr 23

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable
    Bringing some level of sanity to the current state of wetland and stream permitting, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an approved jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action that can be challenged. See,…
Rank this Week: 5021

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • May 24

    What LEED Statistics Tell Us?

    What LEED Statistics Tell Us?
    The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system dominates brand acceptance and market share in the business of green building and is a driver in the larger environmental industrial complex. So a review of LEED statistics can be…
  • May 17

    An Arm and a Leg and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

    An Arm and a Leg and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
    The 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code is soon to be upon you. Modern building codes are most often adopted by local government legislative bodies and as such vary from place to place. The IECC is in use or…
  • May 10

    Produced with Genetic Engineering

    Produced with Genetic Engineering
    Only slightly less fun than a Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin Point Counterpoint on Saturday Night Live, is the fight over labeling food produced from a bioengineered organism is being waged in a Federal courtroom in Vermont. Given modern…
Rank this Week: 1004

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • May 23

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and &quot;Washington bureaucrats&quot;
    Perhaps as soon as this week, according to media reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA will release a final "Waters of the United States" rule clarifying the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • May 20

    Legal Services and the Farm

    Legal Services and the Farm
    In recent years, Maine, like many other states, has seen a resurgence of interest in farming. A new generation of farmers is starting up small, diversified farms, and they are supplying a growing number of farmers’ markets and farm-to-table…
  • May 2

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference
    Last year, Pace started a new conference designed to help aspiring environmental law professors prepare for the job market. This year, the Pace faculty are doing it again. The announcement is below. If you're seriously thinking about going on…
Rank this Week: 1341

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

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

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • May 22

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire
     Please note the award granted to the aviation practice at Buchalter Nemer by clicking here.
  • May 5

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation
    In an unprecedented action aimed at limiting or eliminating noisy helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from use of the East Hampton Airport, in East Hampton, Long Island, New York (“Airport”), on April 6, 2015, the East Hampton…
  • Mar 17

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone
    California legislators are taking advantage of the continuing absence of federal regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”), and the provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Pub.L.…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 29

    Client Receives Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1.2 Billion Natural Gas Power Plant in West Texa

    Client Receives Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1.2 Billion Natural Gas Power Plant in West Texa
    EPA Region 6 just issued the following press release for a permit granted to our client governing green house gas emissions. Permit allows construction of $1.2 billion natural-gas fired plant; will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 19

    What Do “Primordial Soup” and Climate Change Solutions Have in Common?

    What Do “Primordial Soup” and Climate Change Solutions Have in Common?
    In my last blog, I mentioned the class I am teaching at in Climate Change Law at the University of Texas Law School. One of my classes I mentioned consisted of inviting several companies and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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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/
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 4861

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 1447

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
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Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
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Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • May 10

    What Makes Agronomic Data Unique?

    What Makes Agronomic Data Unique?
    I often hear other attorneys say that agronomic farm data is just like other forms of intellectual property, and that the issues farmers are confronting have already been dealt with in other areas of law.  But the truth is that farm data…
  • May 1

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker
    It may not be enumerated in the Bill of Rights, but the Right to Tinker with farm machinery is well embedded in America’s rural culture.  I grew up a first-hand witness to farm tinkering.  I still remember when my dad and…
  • Apr 25

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.
    WIRED magazine’s recent headline: “We can’t let John Deere destroy the very idea of ownership,” really got my attention.  The article’s premise is based upon John Deere’s recent commentto the US…
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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: 2045

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/
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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 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 1179

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 19

    Message from the Incoming Environmental Law Section Chair, Michael J. Lesser

    Message from the Incoming Environmental Law Section Chair, Michael J. Lesser
    I have been afforded the honor and privilege of becoming the latest Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. I wish to begin by thanking the outgoing Chair, Terresa Bakner, for her patience and...
  • Apr 4

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update, February 2015, # 2, Vol. II

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update, February 2015, # 2, Vol. II
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Polluter to Pay $400k NRD settlement DEC, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior announced a $400,000 settlement with…
  • Mar 28

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2015, Vol. II, # 1

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2015, Vol. II, # 1
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Kerr-McGee Settlement The USDOJ entered a historic settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Kerr-McGee for cleanups across…
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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/
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government &amp; Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
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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 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
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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 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
  • Mar 10

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there
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  • Nov 14

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
    Latin American law favorable to climate change victims according to Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide A study elaborated by a network of lawyers around the globe confirms our findings: Some Latin American civil law is particularly…
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Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.. The…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.
  • Mar 23

    FEMA Issues New State Mitigation Plan Review Guide

    FEMA Issues New State Mitigation Plan Review Guide
    FEMA has issued new guidelines, effective as of March 2016, for evaluating State plans to reduce or eliminate risks from natural hazards. The new Guide establishes the new standards, now including climate change, that must be met by states in…
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Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

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

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW

    ARCHITECTURAL COVENANTS HELD UNENFORCEABLE FOR FAILURE TO CONTAIN STANDARDS OF REVIEW
    Covenants that require an architectural review committee or homeowners association board to approve owner changes to their homes and grounds have been a mainstay in Delaware condominium and non-condominium community documents for many years. …
  • Mar 16

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited

    Curse Those Seals -Already Revisited
    In a Delaware Superior Court case that is somewhat the opposite of the Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Strong case discussed in my February 26 entry, we now have another Delaware pronouncement in a foreclosure case involving seals. In Nationstar…
  • Feb 26

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around

    Confession of Judgment Non-Resident Affidavits: Pitfalls and Work-Around
    Delaware lenders and their attorneys are accustomed to seeing affidavits at commercial loan closings of borrowers and guarantors authorizing the entry of a judgment by confession, which state their contact with Delaware, and include the…
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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/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
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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/
  • Feb 20

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

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
  • Dec 17

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today.   As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting…
  • Dec 1

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement
    As climate negotiators prepare for their discussions in Lima, they must focus on one of the most neglected strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change: creating sustainable human settlements. My work for a land use law center…
Rank this Week: 2006

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
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Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 861