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LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

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  • Jul 21

    Blog Post: Trump's Retreat On Climate Change Spurs State Tort Suit

    Blog Post: Trump's Retreat On Climate Change Spurs State Tort Suit
    Lawsuits recently filed in California accusing fossil fuel companies of knowingly causing climate change-related damages signal a new wave of state-court climate tort litigation as the Trump administration pulls back from climate regulation,…
  • Jul 21

    Blog Post: FERC Gives Final Enviro Assessment Of Dominion Pipeline

    Blog Post: FERC Gives Final Enviro Assessment Of Dominion Pipeline
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday announced its staff has finished a final environmental assessment of Dominion Energy's proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline, saying the project would have some adverse effects.
  • Jul 20

    Blog Post: Trump Administration Releases Enviro Regulatory Agenda

    Blog Post: Trump Administration Releases Enviro Regulatory Agenda
    The White House on Thursday unveiled its environmental regulatory priorities, clarifying that it intends to proceed full speed ahead with dismantling the legacy of former President Barack Obama.
Rank this Week: 4821

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4288

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical…

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

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

http://nanotech.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 1619

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1239

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

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

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Jul 21

    DOE Awards $40 Million In Funding For Bioenergy Research Center

    DOE Awards $40 Million In Funding For Bioenergy Research Center
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that $40 million in Department of Energy (DOE) awards will be used to establish four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRC) to be led by a DOE…
  • Jul 21

    DOE Announces Up To $8 Million In Funding For Algae Biofuels Project

    DOE Announces Up To $8 Million In Funding For Algae Biofuels Project
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On July 11, 2017, DOE announced the selection of three projects focused on reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts that will receive up to $8 million in funding.    The…
  • Jul 21

    RICanada Welcomes Quebec Renewable Fuel Volume Requirement

    RICanada Welcomes Quebec Renewable Fuel Volume Requirement
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), a principal stakeholder representing Canadian producers of clean-burning renewable fuels, announced that the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the…
Rank this Week: 1618

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/
  • Jul 21

    Reports of the Death of the SEP Have Not Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of the Death of the SEP Have Not Been Greatly Exaggerated
    Last month, Attorney General Sessions barred DOJ from entering into settlements that provide for payments to non-governmental persons not a party to the dispute.  At the time, I peered into my crystal ball and proclaimed that the…
  • Jul 19

    EPA Fails to Justify Its Use of Surrogates for Certain Hazardous Air Pollutant

    EPA Fails to Justify Its Use of Surrogates for Certain Hazardous Air Pollutant
    Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals remanded EPA’s MACT standards for PCBs, polycyclic organic matter, and hexachlorobenzene to EPA.  Rather than setting specific MACT standards for these compounds, EPA regulated them…
  • Jul 14

    EPA Delays Compliance with Massachusetts MS4 Permit

    EPA Delays Compliance with Massachusetts MS4 Permit
    On Thursday, EPA extended the compliance deadline for its General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems for one year, until July 1, 2018.  The move almost certainly prompted a collective sigh of relief among both small…
Rank this Week: 815

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 20

    USFWS Tentatively Supports ESA Reform Bill

    USFWS Tentatively Supports ESA Reform Bill
    On July 19, 2017, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee legislative hearing on five bills that would amend portions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). H.R. 424 (Rep. Collin Peterson; D-MN) – This bill would…
  • Jul 9

    ESA Reform Update

    ESA Reform Update
    Battle lines are being drawn in connection with ongoing efforts by lawmakers to reform the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).  In a letter addressed to the leaders of both houses of Congress, the Senate Environmental and Public…
  • Jun 28

    Hualapai Mexican Vole Removed from List of Endangered Species Due to Erroneous Listing

    Hualapai Mexican Vole Removed from List of Endangered Species Due to Erroneous Listing
    On June 23, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) promulgated a long-awaited final rule to delist the Hualapai Mexican vole (Microtus mexicanus hualpaiensis) (HMV) due to the Service’s determination that the original 1987…
Rank this Week: 4950

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

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

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ninth Circuit Denies Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in Chlorpyrifos Proceeding

    Ninth Circuit Denies Motion for Further Mandamus Relief in Chlorpyrifos Proceeding
    By Lisa M. Campbell, Lisa R. Burchi, and James V. Aidala On July 18, 2017, a panel of three judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying petitioners’ Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)…
  • Jul 12

    D.C. Circuit Remands EPA’s Cyantraniliprole Registration Decision

    D.C. Circuit Remands EPA’s Cyantraniliprole Registration Decision
    By Lisa R. Burchi, Timothy D. Backstrom, and James V. Aidala On June 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),…
  • Jul 10

    EPA Issues Draft OCSPP National Program Manager Guidance

    EPA Issues Draft OCSPP National Program Manager Guidance
    By Lynn L. Bergeson and Margaret R. Graham In June 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) National Program Manager Guidance for Fiscal Year (FY)…
Rank this Week: 1623

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/
  • Jul 20

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

    Rural Broadband: Possibility or Pipe Dream?
    Last week I testified before a US House Ag subcommittee about farmers' ag data privacy, transparency, and ownership concerns. Although not on the agenda, Congressional representatives repeatedly asked questions about how to bring…
  • Jul 11

    The Future of Farming: Technological Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges for Producer

    The Future of Farming: Technological Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges for Producer
    I am honored to testify before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m..     
  • Jun 13

    Ag Data Ownership

    Ag Data Ownership
    An in depth look at what means to say the farmer "owns" their ag data.
Rank this Week: 3108

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 20

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue

    Utah Considers Charter School Eminent Domain Issue
    The Utah legislature is considering policy changes regarding the acquisition of land for new charter schools and further expansions of existing schools. Specifically, there currently is uncertainty as to the eminent domain powers of charter…
  • Jul 11

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case

    GA Supreme Court Considering Landowner’s Bill of Rights Case
    The Georgia Supreme Court is considering an important case involving the state’s 2006 Landowner’s Bill of Rights statute. At issue is whether certain provisions of that statute are mandatory or merely advisory. The GA appeals…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Establishes Statute of Limitations on Appraiser Liability

    Oregon Establishes Statute of Limitations on Appraiser Liability
    Oregon has enacted legislation establishing a specific statute of limitations on civil actions against appraisers and appraisal firms for real estate appraisal activity. The law takes applies only to appraisals performed after January…
Rank this Week: 4267

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Public Lands Watch: HR 2936

    Public Lands Watch: HR 2936
    The House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” out of committee on June 27th and the bill is now waiting in the House for debate. The bill would expedite National Environment…
  • Jul 20

    Escalating the War on Science

    Escalating the War on Science
    Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a piece by a scientist who was helping villages in Alaska prepare for climate change, until the Trump Administration abruptly transferred him to an accounting job.  Here’s another sign of the…
  • Jul 18

    Cap-And-Trade Extension A Lifeline For High Speed Rail

    Cap-And-Trade Extension A Lifeline For High Speed Rail
    As Cara posted, the California Legislature scored a super-majority victory last night to extend the state’s signature cap-and-trade program through 2030. It was a rare bipartisan vote, although it leaned mostly on Democrats. Lost in the…
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Jul 19

    Budget Bill Fix to VAP Automatic Tax Exemption

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

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

    U.S. EPA Delays Ozone Designations and Demonstrates Change In Prioritie
    On June 6, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt notified states that U.S. EPA was extending by one year the deadline for designating those areas in non-compliance with the 2015 ozone standard.  The 2015 ozone standard is 70 parts per…
  • May 11

    Surge in Environmental Citizen Suits Anticipated under Trump Administration

    Surge in Environmental Citizen Suits Anticipated under Trump Administration
    The Trump Administration has made rollback of environmental regulations a top priority.  Through the use of Executive Orders and the Congressional Review Act(CRA), the Administration has already undone significant Obama era regulations,…
Rank this Week: 4277

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 19

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact
    On June 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“the Fourth Circuit”) ruled that a West Virginia federal district court had erred in concluding that it had jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed by Murray Energy…
  • Jul 17

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017.” Date: Monday, July 17, 5 p.m. Place: H-313, U.S. Capitol HR 806 — Ozone Standards Implementation Act House Energy…
  • Jul 14

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released
    On June 19, 2017, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (AMEST) released a report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas.  TAMEST is a nonprofit organization and brain trust composed of…
Rank this Week: 3966

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017
    Follow us on LinkedIn to receive weekly global EHS & Quality updates.   United States 1. Privacy Act exemptions requested by government agency The Department of Homeland Security would like to exempt more of their system of records…
  • Jul 19

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency
    Tyler Tilker Environmental Advisor and Inspector F&P Manufacturing, Canada Tyler is responsible for environmental compliance at a plant of 750 employees. He must maintain an ISO 14001 system, respect environmental regulations, conduct…
  • Jul 17

    FAMI-QS Surveillance and Re-Certification Audit Made Easy with Free Checklist

    FAMI-QS Surveillance and Re-Certification Audit Made Easy with Free Checklist
    The FAMI-QS Code, designed for international validity, is the best way to prove to your clients that your agricultural feed products meet regulatory standards. It is the only certification recognized by the European Commission that is aimed…
Rank this Week: 4212

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: 3721

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Individual and Construction Companies Fined $95,000 for Illegal Waste Disposal

    Individual and Construction Companies Fined $95,000 for Illegal Waste Disposal
    On June 21, 2017, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., Dragodos Canada Inc., and EllisDon Corporation pled guilty and were fined for: generating liquid industrial waste, permitting the waste to leave their control with a non-approved…
  • Jul 13

    $2.5 million in fines issued in relation to large diesel spill

    $2.5 million in fines issued in relation to large diesel spill
    In the latest of a string of federal environmental prosecutions leading to significant fines against corporate offenders, Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”) has been fined $2.5 million after pleading guilty to committing a…
  • Jul 10

    The federal government’s proposed approach to reforming Canada’s environmental law

    The federal government’s proposed approach to reforming Canada’s environmental law
    The federal government has released a discussion paper outlining aspects of the approach it proposes to take to implement planned reforms to Canada’s environmental laws. It is inviting comments from the public until August 28, 2017.…
Rank this Week: 1695

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: 1345

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 916

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 17

    Ten Good Reasons to Oppose the Smoggy Skies Act

    Ten Good Reasons to Oppose the Smoggy Skies Act
    There are plenty of reasons to oppose the Smoggy Skies Act (HR 806) which is coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow. https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr806/BILLS-115hr806rh.pdf Here are 10 of them:1) Ozone…
  • Jun 27

    Guest Post: Air Pollution in North India and What is being done about it!

    Guest Post: Air Pollution in North India and What is being done about it!
    (On the heels of Indian Prime Minister Modi's visit to Washington, we are pleased to publish this informative guest post by Ms. Sahiba Sadana)According to an news update in Times of India, India has been reported to have 10 cities in the…
  • Jun 14

    Guest Post: Climate Change: How You Can Make a Difference

    Guest Post: Climate Change: How You Can Make a Difference
    [Needless to say, action by the U.S. government on climate change appears doubtful -- for now.  Guest blogger Neil Stawski has some thoughts on what you can do right now.]Climate change has been on a lot of people’s minds in recent…
Rank this Week: 1063

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: 4293

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/
  • Jul 16

    South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panel

    South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panel
    The City of South Miami, Florida City Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on July 18 on an ordinance that will require rooftop photovoltaic panels on new construction and major renovations. The ordinance is likely to pass given that…
  • Jul 9

    Mold can be Arrested in the Marketplace

    Mold can be Arrested in the Marketplace
    Concern about exposure to indoor mold has been increasing as the public becomes sensitive to issues of building occupant health and wellbeing. Mold problems in buildings have in large measure been exacerbated by changes in building codes and…
  • Jul 2

    Superfund can Save Our Current Way of Life

    Superfund can Save Our Current Way of Life
    Superfund is broken. “[W]e all know it doesn’t work — the Superfund has been a disaster,” said President Clinton. President Bush described the need for a program overhaul. President Obama acknowledged the 37 year old…
Rank this Week: 4452

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/
  • Jul 13

    Fight for Your Right

    Fight for Your Right
    According to The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition, the word “fight” has several meanings, including [t]o stand up against something or assert oneself.” Recently, as a nation, we celebrated the 241st…
  • Jul 6

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association

    Negligent Security Claims: Reducing Liability for Association
    In recent years, Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations have become a target for negligent security lawsuits and claims. Typically, a resident or guest of an Association is a victim of a violent crime and the crime victim later sues…
  • Jun 28

    HOA’s: Your Restrictions Have an Expiration Date

    HOA’s: Your Restrictions Have an Expiration Date
    With the turnover of volunteer homeowner’s association (“HOA”) board members over time, it is not surprising that certain important long-term issues may be overlooked. There is one very important law, however, which board…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Jul 12

    A Case Study Mini-Library

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

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference

    2017 Regulatory Takings Conference
    Professors Alexandra Klass (Minnesota Law) and John Echeverria (Vermont Law) will be co-hosting the 2017 Regulatory Takings Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on October 6, 2017. Here is a link to the conference…
  • Jun 27

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers just released a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule and to return to previous regulations. The Clean Water Rule (also known as the WOTUS Rule) would have clarified the scope of federal...
Rank this Week: 2899

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Jul 12

    commonly asked questions and answers re warnings required by Proposition 65

    commonly asked questions and answers re warnings required by Proposition 65
    https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/sites/default/files/art_6_business_qa.pdf
  • Jun 20

    Old Grounds: A Lack of Prop 65 Warnings Brew Trouble for Coffee Franchisor

    Old Grounds: A Lack of Prop 65 Warnings Brew Trouble for Coffee Franchisor
    This article was recently published on our law firm's blog, www.lewitthackman.com California Prop 65 warnings – many residents barely notice these anymore, as we’ve lived with Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act notices…
  • Mar 17

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC
    In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65, generally requiring warnings when a business of 10 or more employees exposes someone (consumer, worker, neighbor) to a chemical which can cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Since then the…
Rank this Week: 2829

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jul 7

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

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

    Prohibiting Third Party Payment

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

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?
    The USEPA’s proposed budget for 2018 cuts grants to state environmental programs yet states are still expected to meet the federal monitoring and compliance targets or face severe sanctions from Washington. The 2017 federal budget cycle…
Rank this Week: 1255

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3226

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Success Stories: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    By: Barry N. Breen, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management. We are proud of the environmental and economic accomplishments made by local communities who use EPA resources provided through our Brownfields…
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

    A Record Investment
    by Tom Damm  3…2…1…  On cue, EPA, state and local officials dug their shovels into the softened dirt to formally kick off major upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. There was…
  • May 16

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
Rank this Week: 149

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 2854

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

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

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2643

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: 4698

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: 4618

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: 250

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    A Tale of Two Government Views on Climate Change

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

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program
    The President released the proposed Federal budget this week, which carries recommendations that funding for numerous programs relating to combating climate change be unfunded.
Rank this Week: 4379

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

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

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

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

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
Rank this Week: 3143

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
Rank this Week: 2864

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 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

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

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Mar 30

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
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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/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

Spatial Law

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

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

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

Energy, Environment, Emergency Response

By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

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

    Managing Your Emergencie

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

    Hahn Loeser at OOGA Winter Meeting

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

    After an Emergency is Over the Fallout Can Continue

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

MOIAFarmLaw.com

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

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

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

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

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

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
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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/
  • Feb 17

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

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

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

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

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

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

Envirosphere

Provides news and updates on environmental law in New York State. By the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

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

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

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

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

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

The New Carbon Cycle

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

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
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Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers carbon and emissions trading, CERCLA, climate change, oil spills and risk management. By Scott D. Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
  • Jul 10

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently (May 27, 2016) reversed a federal district court in a citizen’s suit that sough hundreds of millions of dollars in civil penalties under the federal Clean Air Act for alleged thousand of...
  • Jul 10

    New Law Firm

    New Law Firm
    I have recently established my own law firm and am working with clients in environmental, energy, and water projects for the most part. My New Website provides a discussion of my experience, knowledge, and skill sets. I hope you will...
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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