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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 25

    Memories of a childhood home with a septic system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Memories of a childhood home with a septic system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    By Hiwot Gebremariam A couple of years ago during SepticSmart Week, my colleague Maureen Pepper (Tooke) shared her experience growing up with a septic system in New Jersey. Let me share mine from another side of the world. I grew up in Addis…
  • Sep 24

    Ignite the Passion with Citizen Science

    Ignite the Passion with Citizen Science
    By Grace Robiou Citizen science is forcing us to rethink how science is performed, for whom science is conducted, and its role in our society. In essence, citizen science refers to the participation of the public in the activities and tasks…
  • Sep 22

    Old Habits Can Be Broken

    Old Habits Can Be Broken
    By Maureen Pepper (Tooke) When I moved into my position in EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, I knew a great deal about environmental issues. However, I knew little about septic systems other than the one attached to the house I…
Rank this Week: 116

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 151

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 332

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/
  • Sep 29

    Smith Lake Improvement and Stakeholders Association v. FERC, et al.

    Smith Lake Improvement and Stakeholders Association v. FERC, et al.
    Smith Lake Improvement and Stakeholders Association v. FERC, et al. - In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-1074. The Panel said, "Petitioner Smith Lake Improvement and Stakeholder Association asserts…
  • Sep 26

    USA v. NCR Corporation

    USA v. NCR Corporation
    USA v. NCR Corporation - 9/25/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-2441 & 13-2447. Two decisions related to the cleanup of the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Su-perfund Site in northeastern Wisconsin.…
  • Sep 25

    Friends of the Wild Swan v. Weber

    Friends of the Wild Swan v. Weber
    Friends of the Wild Swan v. Weber - 9/24/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 13-35817 & 13-35819. The panel affirmed the district court's denial of two preliminary injunctions in plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 555

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law

    Hoboken Found To Have Misapplied Property Rehabilitation Law
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that Hoboken cannot designate an 11.5-acre site in the city as an “area in need of rehabilitation,” which had allowed it to implement a redevelopment plan.  It found that the…
  • Sep 26

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master

    Ga. Supreme Court Prohibits Abandonment of Condemnation After Award By Special Master
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a condemning authority cannot unilaterally dismiss a condemnation action after the special master has rendered an award. In Dillard Land Investments LLC v. Fulton County, 2014 Ga. LEXIS 583 (Case…
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
Rank this Week: 616

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Sep 18

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
    Opponents of fluoridation have started to threaten councillors with personal liability for fluoridated water, in the hope of changing municipal policy on water treatment. The province created this problem, and they should fix it.
  • Sep 16

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid
    This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.
  • Sep 15

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond
    See Richard Blackwell’s interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today’s Globe and Mail.
Rank this Week: 704

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 1

    Solar Plus Storage May Be a Good Deal for Some

    Solar Plus Storage May Be a Good Deal for Some
    A battery company called Coda Energy says that a combination of solar photovoltaics and onsite storage can be cost-competitive with utility electric service for some larger customers. That is according to an online article on greentechgrid.…
  • Oct 1

    Working-class Environmentalism

    Working-class Environmentalism
    Traditional histories of the environmental movement consider it to be a middle-class or upper-middle-class concern, removed from the grittier kitchen table issues of concern to working people. Not so, says Josiah Rector, in an article in the…
  • Sep 30

    California Becomes First State to Ban Disposable Plastic Bag

    California Becomes First State to Ban Disposable Plastic Bag
    California has become the first state in the nation to ban major retail stores from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to their customers.  The new legislation similarly prohibits stores from selling or distributing recycled…
Rank this Week: 812

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Oct 1

    Blog Post: India To Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm

    Blog Post: India To Build Its First Offshore Wind Farm
    India signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of developers that will build the country's first ever offshore wind power plant within the prime minister's home state of Gujarat, India's press information bureau said Wednesday.
  • Oct 1

    Blog Post: Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program Update

    Blog Post: Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program Update
    Many of our Ohio based automotive suppliers with retained environmental liability are performing soil and groundwater cleanups using the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP). My colleagues and I thought it would be timely to describe the…
  • Oct 1

    Blog Post: UN Chief Presses WTO To Overcome Impasse, Craft New Rule

    Blog Post: UN Chief Presses WTO To Overcome Impasse, Craft New Rule
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday implored the World Trade Organization to overcome its internal squabbles and reach a deal on new global trade rules, warning that the rise of regional trade pacts could undermine the…
Rank this Week: 850

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Sep 29

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air

    That Was the Week That Was (TW3) for Clean Air
    [With fond viewer memories of the late Ned Sherrin and David Frost] It is so difficult in this breathless, breaking-news-tweet-every-moment era to put matters in perspective. We are going to give this a shot in a brief look back at clean-air…
  • Sep 14

    Eco-Friendly, Or... Four Major Contributions to Teen Accident

    Eco-Friendly, Or... Four Major Contributions to Teen Accident
    [This guest post is from Holly Chavez, a frequent contributor to the Clean Air Watch blog]Carpooling may be second nature to you. You may think nothing at all about picking up fellow co-workers or neighbors who need a ride to work each…
  • Sep 11

    Throwback Thursday: Then-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Said Bush Smog Standard "Not Legally Defensible"

    Throwback Thursday: Then-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Said Bush Smog Standard "Not Legally Defensible"
    This letter from July 2011 by then-EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is a good reminder as we await EPA's expected December 1 proposal on a new national standard for ozone, or smog. As you are probably aware, industry groups and their…
Rank this Week: 768

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 22

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP
    Unable to keep up with submittals from Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) and with the resulting increase in review times, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has recently decided to defer the review of…
  • Sep 18

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source
    Since the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, it has been clear that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has the authority under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to regulate emissions of…
  • Sep 3

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act
    The “New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013” overhauled New Jersey’s economic development programs. The Act retooled and substantially enhanced the State’s job creation and retention program known as the Grow NJ…
Rank this Week: 846

Environmental Law Resource

Environmental Law Resource

Covers environmental law issues, rulings and developments. By Reed Smith.

http://www.environmentallawresource.com
Rank this Week: 890

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 886

Municipal, Planning and…

Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group Blog

Covers current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy. By Davis & Company.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Municipal-and-Planning-Law
Rank this Week: 881

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 962

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Oct 1

    US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Acce

    US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Acce
    Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of Programs, Washington, D.C.: Co-written with Avinash Kar and Meredith Connolly Meeting in Washington, DC this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made…
  • Oct 1

    Help Move Beyond Dirty Energy With Fossil Fuel Divestment

    Help Move Beyond Dirty Energy With Fossil Fuel Divestment
    Elise Shulman, Program Assistant, Communications and Lands, Washington, D.C.: It’s an exciting time to be a climate justice and environmental advocate. You can feel the movement’s tides turning toward a…
  • Oct 1

    Federal Investigators Warn of Dangers from Unregulated Oil & Gas Pipelines . . . Again

    Federal Investigators Warn of Dangers from Unregulated Oil & Gas Pipelines . . . Again
    Matthew McFeeley, Attorney, Washington, D.C.: Last week, a federal report on pipeline oversight recommended new rules to address safety concerns due to unregulated “gathering lines.”  Gathering…
Rank this Week: 1320

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Power Plant Standards Could Save Thousands of U.S. Lives Every Year

    Power Plant Standards Could Save Thousands of U.S. Lives Every Year
    Power Plant Standards Could Save Thousands of U.S. Lives Every Year - New study from Harvard, Syracuse, and Boston University scientists links strong carbon standards to substantial reductions in air pollution and widespread…
  • Sep 30

    More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemical

    More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemical
    OIG: More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemicals – EPA's Office of Inspector General says "Management controls put in place by the EPA to regulate and control hazardous chemical…
  • Sep 29

    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinoi

    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinoi
    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, …
Rank this Week: 1131

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/
  • Sep 25

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Grants Exemptions for Filming with Unmanned Aircraft System
    In a landmark decision for the UAS (aka drone) industry and for the aviation industry as a whole, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it has granted 6 petitions for regulatory exemptions to operate unmanned aircraft…
  • Sep 15

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine
    Two environmental organizations have again taken the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to task for failing in its mandatory duty to determine whether greenhouse gases from aircraft engines cause or contribute…
  • Sep 9

    Water's For Fighting Over

    Water's For Fighting Over
    California’s unprecedented drought provided the impetus in Sacramento in the closing weeks of the Legislature’s 2013-14 session for the passage of sweeping new regulations governing groundwater. The new rules, which Gov. Brown…
Rank this Week: 1191

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: 1375

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Saint Paul has an Alternative to LEED

    Saint Paul has an Alternative to LEED
    Much has changed, but much has remained the same, in the arena of green building law mandates since March 18,2002, when the city of Normal, Illinois enacted Ordinance 4825, the first ever mandatory green building law, requiring LEED…
  • Aug 13

    Attend Greenbuild: The Best Way To Grow Your Busine

    Attend Greenbuild: The Best Way To Grow Your Busine
    I was delivering a lunchtime speech to a group of real estate professionals yesterday and the first question I received was “how can I expand my green building business?” I retell that because it is a variation of the question I…
  • Aug 10

    Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Being Updated

    Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Being Updated
    In 2015 the use of LEED v4 will become mandatory, a new 2015 International Green Construction Code will be available, an updated ASHRAE 189.1 will be published, the new ICC 700 National Green Building Standard will be approved, and there will…
Rank this Week: 1335

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/
  • Aug 18

    Land Use Law Center addresses cure for “zombie” plague in New York State

    Land Use Law Center addresses cure for “zombie” plague in New York State
    Vacant properties are a persistent land use issue in the most financially distressed regions, as thousands of properties currently sit empty throughout nation. “Zombie” properties result when a bank begins foreclosure proceedings…
  • Jul 28

    Students Help to Advise IUCN for ITLOS Fisheries Case

    Students Help to Advise IUCN for ITLOS Fisheries Case
    Professor Ann Powers: Two Pace students, Ann Bermont (’14) and Anthony Papetti (’14), were among those responding to a request by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for assistance  preparing…
  • Jul 22

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you…

    Professor Ann Powers: For those of you interested in the UN’s process for establishing Sustainable Development Goals as mandated by Rio+20, the Open Working Group approved its  “Outcome Document” on Saturday after a…
Rank this Week: 1094

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

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

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

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

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

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 1255

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 992

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 1350

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/
  • Oct 1

    Ohio spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo after Lake Erie algae emergency

    Ohio spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo after Lake Erie algae emergency
    Ohio spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo after Lake Erie algae emergency - The state says it spent $187,000 buying bottled water for Toledo during the algae-related water emergency suffered by Ohio's fourth-largest city…
  • Sep 29

    Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae

    Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae
    Study: Lake Erie silt dumping isn't fueling algae - Study released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that silt dumped into the lake isn't a primary source of the phosphorus that feeds the algae, which produces toxins that…
  • Sep 26

    Great Lakes in unprecedented danger, Chicago mayor say

    Great Lakes in unprecedented danger, Chicago mayor say
    Great Lakes in unprecedented danger, Chicago mayor says - The discussion is no longer just about the environmental health of the five big lakes. It's also about the health of the millions of people who rely on them for their…
Rank this Week: 1961

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: 2199

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: 2104

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/
  • Sep 30

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight

    While FAA Regulations Stay Grounded, State Drone Laws Take Flight
    Harvest photo taken from a UAV.Thanks @TheChadColby.Indiana is one of at least twelve states that enacted laws this past year limiting use "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs) or "drones." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has known…
  • Sep 11

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure
    A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms.  There was also…
  • Aug 27

    Top 10 CAFO Violation

    Top 10 CAFO Violation
    David Letterman has his Top 10 list.  Now the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) has its Top 10 list for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  These large livestock producers are primarily regulated…
Rank this Week: 2156

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

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

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV

    FAA' s Provides Guidance on Commercial Use of UAV
    Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted several film and television production companies the right to use UAVs for filming. The FAA’s permission for such use is an exemption to the general prohibition in the U.S. on…
  • Sep 21

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (September 19, 2014)
    PrivacyHOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS  (Jawbone)PUBLIC VS. NONPUBLIC DATA: THE BENEFITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS  (Stanford Law Journal)Apple Watch Privacy Questioned by Connecticut AG Jepsen …
  • Sep 21

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?

    What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important?
    Last week (September 18, 2014) I had the opportunity to speak at the Yale University Information Society Project (ISP) "Ideas" Lunch.  A copy of my presentation, "What is Spatial Law and Why is it Important" can be found here.  
Rank this Week: 1574

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1412

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 8

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
  • Sep 4

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 36
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 36 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Sep 2

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado

    Agreement Leads to Withdraw of Anti-Fracking Measures in Colorado
    A group pushing two anti-fracking measures in Colorado has withdrawn the initiatives after reaching a deal with Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who agreed to create a task force to make recommendations on how to minimize land-use conflicts in…
Rank this Week: 2100

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: 1596

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/
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
  • Aug 14

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update
    Phase III of the Bonita Beach Road widening project may be dead in the water, at least for now. The Bonita Springs City Council has voted to withhold contributing any funds toward the widening of Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
Rank this Week: 1979

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Ninth Circuit Addresses Standards For Approval Of CERCLA Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Addresses Standards For Approval Of CERCLA Settlement
    On August 1, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision in Arizona v. Raytheon Co., No. 12-15691 (9th Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), that may give trial courts some pause before approving future CERCLA settlements.  At issue…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Common Interest Privilege

    New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Common Interest Privilege
    In general, when a party shares communications or information protected by the attorney-client or work product privilege with a third party, the privilege is waived.  However, in many jurisdictions, if this sharing occurs when there is…
  • Jun 15

    Cert Petition Denied in CAA Preemption Case; Iowa Follows Suit

    Cert Petition Denied in CAA Preemption Case; Iowa Follows Suit
    Last summer we reported on Bell v. Cheswick Generating Station, 903 F. Supp. 2d 314 (3rd Cir. 2013), a Third Circuit decision which held that the Clean Air Act does not preempt state law claims for personal and property damage caused by air…
Rank this Week: 1996

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/
Rank this Week: 1845

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/
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
  • May 14

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
Rank this Week: 1533

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1953

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 1499

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 2262

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Covers Kentucky environmental law matters, including pollution, human health and toxic torts. By Jeffrey M. Sanders.

http://jeffreymsanders.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1717

ESA blawg

ESA blawg

Encourages thoughtful discussion of the Endangered Species Act. By Keith W. Rizzardi.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf
  • Jun 28

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?

    Is $21 million in attorney's fees the best way to spend conservation dollars?
    Attorney's fees play a significant role in Endangered Species Act litigation and the shaping of federal environmental policy. But for years, ESAblawg has openly questioned whether the fee-shifting provision are beneficial policy or a…
  • Apr 24

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent

    Using Gulf Disaster Funds for Florida Boat Ramp Project Sets a Sorry Precedent
    In the midst of our Earth Day celebrations comes an example of just how difficult it can be for humanity to self sacrifice, especially when money is involved. Deepwater Horizon recovery money, collected pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, and…
  • Mar 15

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu

    Two Ninth Circuit Opinions, Twenty Years of Litigation, and a Twinge of Deja Vu
    Two separate Ninth Circuit opinions, filed on the same day, offer important lessons for Endangered Species Act watchers. The first one reminded us that Congress can choose to repeal our environmental laws. The second one reminded us why…
Rank this Week: 1597

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 1654

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 2225

Seed Law

Seed Law

Covers legal issues affecting the seed industry, including the IP rights to seeds. By Gillon & Associates, PLLC.

http://seedlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry
    First, I would like to thank Matthew Dillon with the Organic Seed Alliance @Seed_Alliance for pulling me from under my rock and informing me about this very important case. Judge Sweet of the Southern District of New York invalidated seven…
  • Jan 19

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa
    This past Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of certiorari in order to hear the GE Alfalfa case, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, that has been causing quite a stir in the biotech world. This is fortuitous for…
  • Nov 20

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie
    I like to toss "seed lawsuit" in the google search bar on occasion to see what's going on in the world-at-large beyond the comfortable confines of my office here in suburban Memphis, TN. I came across a story that I have posted on the…
Rank this Week: 1513

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/
  • Oct 1

    The Atmosphere Is a Public Trust. So What?

    The Atmosphere Is a Public Trust. So What?
    The last frontier of citizen climate litigation has been state-based litigation alleging that states have a public trust obligation to mitigate climate change. As I have previously noted, I’m skeptical that these cases are viable. A…
  • Sep 29

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case

    The Expanding Availability of Apportionment To Limit Liability in Superfund Case
    In Burlington Northern in 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled that Superfund liability could be apportioned whenever there was a reasonable basis for showing that the harm was divisible, such as by considering the length of time a PRP had been…
  • Sep 25

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee

    EOEEA Releases Draft Ocean Management Plan Update: Now with Fee
    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) recently released for public review and comment a draft update to the Ocean Management Plan for the Commonwealth. The Oceans Act, signed by Governor…
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
  • Oct 1

    U.S. EPA Proposes to Designate Additional Ohio Counties as Non-Attainment with New Fine Particle Standard

    U.S. EPA Proposes to Designate Additional Ohio Counties as Non-Attainment with New Fine Particle Standard
    Back on December 14, 2012, EPA strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particle pollution.  The standard was strengthened from 15.0 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/m3) to 12.0 ug/m3.   Under the Clean…
  • Sep 23

    Key Update on JobsOhio Revitalization Brownfield Program

    Key Update on JobsOhio Revitalization Brownfield Program
    Last week, we hosted a very successful seminar covering commercial and industrial property redevelopment.  I participated on a panel that included JobsOhio, the City of Cleveland and TeamNEO discussing brownfield redevelopment, in…
  • Sep 15

    Only About 1/2 of Phase I Assessments Analyze for Vapor Migration Risk

    Only About 1/2 of Phase I Assessments Analyze for Vapor Migration Risk
    Phase I Environmental Assessments (Phase I ESA) are the first step in the environmental due diligence process.  A Phase I ESA is a review of available information regarding a property to determine the possibility contamination may be…
Rank this Week: 4839