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Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 8

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 21

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style

    Groundwater and the public trust doctrine, California style
    If you follow California water law or environmental law, you probably have been aware that the Environmental Law Foundation has been pursuing a public trust claim based on groundwater pumping that affects the Scott River. Last week they…
  • Jul 21

    How the Public Views Climate Action

    How the Public Views Climate Action
    A poll released last month probed American attitudes toward climate change.  The poll was released after the Obama Administration issued its proposed rules for existing power plants to loud cries of protest from industry.  The poll…
  • Jul 16

    A win for EPA on mountaintop removal

    A win for EPA on mountaintop removal
    The D.C. Circuit has rejected a challenge to consultation procedures developed by the EPA and Corps of Engineers for reviewing mountaintop removal mining permits and to EPA’s guidance for reviewing permits issued by the Corps or state…
Rank this Week: 238

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 21

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island

    Keeping Your Cool on a Heat Island
      By Jessica D’Itri It’s 9 a.m. and I’m on my way to my internship at EPA. I’m sweating through my clothes, my hair is plastered to my neck, and mascara is pooling under my eyes. The summertime heat and…
  • Jul 15

    Taking Action During California’s Drought

    Taking Action During California’s Drought
    By André Villaseñor Did you know up to 60 percent of your body is made of water? Recently, I thought about water quite a bit while my daughters and I were camping in Joshua Tree National Park. To survive three days in the…
  • Jul 10

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz

    Pollinator Week Had My Mind Abuzz
    By Isabella Bennett Last month’s pollinator protection week (June 16-22) got my mind buzzing, thinking about popular attitudes toward bees and other pollinators. Sadly, too many people fear, rather than appreciate, our busy little…
Rank this Week: 254

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 11

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up

    On Tar Sands, My City Steps Up
    For several years, all eyes have been on the proposed Keystone Pipeline. But Keystone isn’t the only pipeline that could connect Canadian tar sands crude to a United States port. Another possibility has its southern terminus about a mile…
  • Jul 10

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit

    Whooping Cranes and the Fifth Circuit
    In April, 2013, I wrote a post about The Aransas Project v. Shaw, a case involving water management agencies, whooping cranes, and the Endangered Species Act. The defendant water agencies had issued permits for water withdrawals upstream of…
  • Jun 5

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro

    Coal, the Proposed Section 111 Rules, and Hydro
    Last year, the Department of Energy published a short pamphlet on the future of hydropower in the United States. The pamphlet contains this graphic, which shows sites where existing dams and waterworks have significant hydropower potential…
Rank this Week: 288

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 21

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

    Blue Box funding arbitration final argument
    The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file read our written argument of why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than…
  • Jul 18

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?

    National Conservation Plan, instead of regulation?
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan would invest $252 million over five years in “securing ecologically sensitive lands,”…
  • Jul 18

    Federal Government “Celebrates” National Conservation Plan

    Federal Government “Celebrates” National Conservation Plan
    On June 26, 2014, the Harper Government “celebrated” the launch of the National Conservation Plan.  The Plan essentially involves throwing lots of money ($252 million over five years) at “securing ecologically sensitive…
Rank this Week: 294

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: 298

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 306

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 446

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

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

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative
    What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative - This past week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure and launched the Build America …
  • Jul 18

    President Obama's Bridges, Roads & Infrastructure Initiative

    President Obama's Bridges, Roads & Infrastructure Initiative
    President Obama: "Let's Build Some Bridges. Let's Build Some Roads." - President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive action creating the Build America Investment Initiative during an event near the Interstate…
  • Jul 17

    President's Remarks At Climate Preparedness and Resilience Meeting

    President's Remarks At Climate Preparedness and Resilience Meeting
    Remarks by the President at Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Meeting – "We've got Democrats and Republicans and independents from all the across the nation.  And we are here because we know that climate…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Jul 21

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met

    Dead lawn points to neighbour's herbicides, but standard of proof not met
    The Plaintiff in a Saskatchewan small claims suit alleged that the Defendant applied a substance in the back alley next to his property that caused damage to the Plaintiff's lawn.  The judge hearing the case was satisfied on a balance of…
  • Jul 18

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal

    Combine repair dispute goes to the Ontario Agri Appeal Tribunal
    In Ontario, the Farm Implements Act provides for the investigation and mediation of disputes related to the sale of farm equipment; where mediation fails, the dispute can be put to the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal for a…
  • Jul 17

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle

    Saskatchewan man loses appeal from conviction for stealing cattle
    Farmer D was convicted of stealing cattle contrary to Section 338(2) of the Criminal Code and of fraudulently making a false or counterfeit mark on cattle contrary to Section 338(1)(b)(ii) of the Code.  D acknowledged at trial that he…
Rank this Week: 538

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/
  • Jul 16

    Amazon Prime Air

    Amazon Prime Air
    Amazon has announced it will use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver packages.  But how soon?  Westlaw Journal Aviation quoted Barbara Lichman and Paul Fraidenburgh today in an article entitled “The FAA’s recent notice…
  • Jul 9

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development

    FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has added another arrow to its quiver in its ongoing campaign to limit residential and commercial development in even the remotest vicinity of airports.  In late April, FAA…
  • Jul 1

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV

    UAS Update Interview with LXBN TV
    2014 has been the year of the unmanned aircraft systems (also known as drones).  Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with LXBN TV to discuss the state of the UAS industry and what to expect in the coming months.  The…
Rank this Week: 622

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: 680

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 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
  • Jul 16

    ESA Section 9 Case Dismissed Because of Allegations re Take

    ESA Section 9 Case Dismissed Because of Allegations re Take
    Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought under section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) because, instead of attacking a specific project or approval,…
  • Jul 14

    District Court Denies Motion to Enjoin Delta Water Transfer

    District Court Denies Motion to Enjoin Delta Water Transfer
    Last Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California denied (pdf) a motion brought by environmental groups to enjoin a water transfer project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). Plaintiffs brought suit…
Rank this Week: 706

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: 742

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/
  • 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...
  • Apr 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
Rank this Week: 750

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Inspections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 21

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad

    Hotel Insepections App for iPhone and iPad
    Keeping your hotel clean and safe is essential. Nimonik works with hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging organizations around the world to ensure their rooms and facilities are clean and safe for their employees and guests. With our…
  • Jul 3

    New Authorization Management System for NimonikApp.com

    New Authorization Management System for NimonikApp.com
    Nimonik is thrilled to announce a new, simpler and more powerful way to manage users on NimonikApp.com. In summary, you now have two levels of users, administrators and General Users. An Administrator can see, edit and delete everything on…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 780

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: 818

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 7

    Lawyers' Opinions in Green Building Transaction

    Lawyers' Opinions in Green Building Transaction
    We are increasingly called upon to give legal opinions that a green building is LEED certified, ‘certifiable’ or otherwise really a green building. The purpose of a legal opinion given in a commercial real estate transaction is,…
  • Jul 2

    E-Cigarettes will be Prohibited in Future LEED Building

    E-Cigarettes will be Prohibited in Future LEED Building
    On July 1st the U.S. Green Building Council released a change to LEED classifying electronic cigarettes as a form of tobacco smoking for the purposes of the smoking prohibitions of the LEED Environmental Quality Prerequisite 2, Environmental…
  • Jun 22

    Baltimore City is Adopting the IgCC

    Baltimore City is Adopting the IgCC
    This evening an ordinance will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council for the purpose of adopting the International Green Construction Code.  The IgCC will be adopted as an overlay in conjunction with existing building, fire and…
Rank this Week: 823

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: 851

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/
  • Jul 21

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation
    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation - 7/18/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-5234. Volvo Powertrain argues that a consent decree has no application to the Volvo Penta engines even though, under the…
  • Jul 18

    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA

    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA
    WildEarth Guardians v. EPA - 7/17/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-71523. On challenges to the Nevada air pollution SIP, the Panel concluded that the EPA's decision was not arbitrary and…
  • Jul 16

    Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment

    Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment
    Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment - 7/15/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-5315. The case challenges a decision by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and…
Rank this Week: 852

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi

    Greater Energy Efficiency Could Be An Unlikely Outcome of the Ukrainian Crisi
    It seems like an odd “butterfly effect”—a plane shot down over Ukraine could boost energy efficiency?  But it is not as far-fetched as it seems.  “Fuel switching”—changing power plants over to…
  • Jul 18

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB

    Shari Founds Calliope Communications; Restarts GBLB
    I have received a lot of requests for me to re-activate GBLB, which I am excited to do as part of my new venture, Calliope Communications.   After 14 years in the corporate world, I founded Calliope to focus my work on research, policy…
  • Apr 10

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change

    Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Change
    The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico handed down a limited win for energy code advocates, holding that adopting changes to building codes that removed energy conservation provisions without any justification violated…
Rank this Week: 899

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation

    PA Considering Extending Time To Challenge Condemnation
    PA law requires that challenges to condemnations must be filed within 30 days of service of the Declaration of Taking. The document that is filed challenging the taking is called “Preliminary Objections.” HB 2387, currently being…
  • Jun 28

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute

    PA Considering Amending Condemnation Fees And Expenses Reimbursement Statute
    The PA Senate is considering a bill which would make minor changes to the PA eminent domain statute providing for reimbursement for professional fees and expenses. Generally, PA requires reimbursement for up to $4,000 for those fees and…
  • May 31

    Tax Appeal Victory

    Tax Appeal Victory
    We recently had a significant victory in a large tax appeal case in Allegheny County, PA.  The property included 2 office buildings that were being transitioned from a single tenant to a multi-tenant property. There were 2 years under…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
  • Jul 22

    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidates Act 13 provisions granting the review of local ordinance

    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidates Act 13 provisions granting the review of local ordinance
    On July 17, 2014, following a December 19, 2013, remand by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court issued its opinion addressing challenges to several sections of Pennsylvania’s new Oil and Gas Act (known as Act 13).The…
  • Jul 17

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well

    Third Circuit holds that Shut-In Royalty Provision maintains lease on non-producing well
    On July 17, 2014, the Third Circuit affirmed a grant of a motion to dismiss in connection with a claim that an oil and gas lease had expired (Messner v. SWEPI LP, No. 13-3813, slip op. (3d Cir. July 17, 2014)).The lessor claimed that vertical…
  • Jul 11

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation

    Alberta experiments with "play-based" regulation
    The Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") will pilot a "play-based" regulatory framework for unconventional oil and gas development in part of the Duvernay shale play in west-central Alberta this fall.The Duvernay shale play is a large, developing…
Rank this Week: 1030

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 1087

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action

    Elkhart’s Lusher Street Superfund Site Requires Aditional Remedial Action
    The Elkhart Truth reports that the EPA has determined that about 70 properties on the city’s near-west side should be connected to city water because of groundwater contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency is also…
  • Apr 26

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana

    IDEM’s Tom Easterly Says the Obama Climate Change Plan is Bad for Indiana
    The Northwest Indiana Times reports that IDEM’s Tom Easterly believes that the Obama Administration climate change plan is bad for Indiana. An interesting position from the official charged with enforcement of Indiana’s…
  • Apr 25

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction

    Seventh Circuit Finds that Title Company Complied with Escrow Instruction
    From the Seventh Circuit we have Edelman vs. Belco Title & Escrow, finding that a title company complied with its escrow instructions and had no liability to an investor in the real estate project.   Plaintiffs invested $3…
Rank this Week: 1100

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

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

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

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

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

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

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 1117

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Jun 30

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York

    Town Zoning Law May Ban Hydrofracking in New York
    The New York Court of Appeals validated a local zoning laws that banned hydrofracking in two Towns.
  • May 25

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination

    Takings Claim Ripe Despite No Final Determination
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held there was a claim that was ripe for adjudication, in view of the ten years of delay in processing the Plaintiffs application, even though there was no final determination on Plaintiff's subdivision…
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
Rank this Week: 1163

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/
  • Jun 26

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the next major climate change decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA (UARG).  In reading commentary across the web it appears most think the Court's decision isn't really a big deal.…
  • Jun 24

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law
    I have written before regarding the flaws in Ohio's automatic ten year tax abatement for brownfield cleanups.  In my prior post, I discussed both timing issues and exclusion of new buildings/improvements from coverage under the tax…
  • Jun 11

    EPA's Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standard

    EPA's Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standard
     On June 2, 2014, U.S. EPA released its Clean Power Plan Proposal to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants.  EPA continues to move forward with climate change initiatives as gridlock in Congress persists…
Rank this Week: 1194

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/
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
  • Oct 14

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv
    The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to…
  • Sep 24

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE
    A survey conducted on behalf of SPIEGEL found a dramatic shift in public opinion -- Germans are losing their fear of climate change. While in 2006 a sizeable majority of 62 percent expressed a fear of global warning, that number...
Rank this Week: 1207

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/
  • Nov 7

    How Diamonds and Nature Intersect

    How Diamonds and Nature Intersect
    Different forest and mining laws and policies have been implemented in different countries over the past decades, largely due to large diamond mining practices. Because of the over dependence of some economic businesses over forests and…
  • Nov 7

    Laws that Limit Production

    Laws that Limit Production
    Though as a challenge for individuals looking to make money from a forest, there are of course laws that limit the prospect itself. These laws would come in different forms. One would be a law that protects endangered species in the area.…
  • Nov 7

    The Plentiful Forest Resource

    The Plentiful Forest Resource
    A Forest provides a lot of different business ventures. The trees alone can be used for lumber while there is also the possibility of selling wild fruit as a delicacy. Wildlife that is present in a forest can also provide a very interesting…
Rank this Week: 1247

Pennsylvania Brownfields &…

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Information and developments in Brownfields and Pennsylvania Environmental Law. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pabrownfieldsenvironmentallaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 31

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

    Clearing the Fog on the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision
    There’s been a good bit of confusion in the early reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., declaring that key aspects of the Act 13 revisions to…
  • Dec 30

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard

    USEPA Issues Final Rule Referencing New Phase I Standard; Plans to Withdraw Reference to Old Standard
    As expected, on December 30, 2013, USEPA published notice of its Final Rule amending its All Appropriate Inquiries regulations (40 CFR 312) to include reference to ASTM International’s E 1527-13, Standard Practice for Environmental Site…
  • Dec 19

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law

    BREAKING: PA Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of Marcellus Shale Law
    A splintered Pennsylvania Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional several key provisions of Act 13, the 2012 law that comprehensively revised Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Law to account for Marcellus Shale exploration and extraction…
Rank this Week: 1321

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: 1346

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: 1353

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

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

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1380

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

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

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
Rank this Week: 1382

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 17

    Blog Post: Federal Court Rejects USEPA’s Attempt to Limit Summit Ruling to Sixth Circuit

    Blog Post: Federal Court Rejects USEPA’s Attempt to Limit Summit Ruling to Sixth Circuit
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated a USEPA memorandum aimed at limiting the reach of Summit Petroleum Corp. v. USEPA, (6th Cir. Aug 7, 2012), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers], a…
  • Jul 16

    Blog Post: California Powerhouse: Latham & Watkin

    Blog Post: California Powerhouse: Latham & Watkin
    Latham & Watkins LLP is one of the largest law firms in the nation and was the first American law firm to reach $2 billion in revenue, but its California-based attorneys say the firm's global success is tied directly to its Los Angeles…
  • Jul 16

    Blog Post: White House Urges Lawmakers To Stop Tax Inversion Deal

    Blog Post: White House Urges Lawmakers To Stop Tax Inversion Deal
    The Obama administration on Tuesday once again came out against companies seeking tax inversion deals to move their tax home to tax-friendlier countries, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew asking lawmakers to put an end to the…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 1440

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jul 8

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Upholds Municipal Authority to Ban Fracking
    New York’s highest court dealt a blow to the hydrofracking industry on June 30 when it upheld, in a consolidated opinion in Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, the authority of…
  • Jun 25

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use

    NJDEP Clarifies Obligation to Remediate Contamination from Historic Pesticide Use
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has more formally confirmed the scope of the responsibility to address historic pesticide use on commercial and industrial properties: namely that a party need not remediate historic…
  • Jun 23

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS

    New York Legislators PASS Extension of State Brownfield TAX CREDITS
    In the waning hours of this year's legislative session, the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed identical bills extending the sunset date for tax credits under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program from December 31, 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 1460

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: 1486

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/
  • Jul 21

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed

    EPA Pebble Mine proposal would limit activities to protect watershed
    EPA is proposing restrictions on the Pebble mine in Alaska to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, a development that The Pebble Partnership said was tantamount to a denial of due process. “While today’s announcement from the US…
  • Jul 18

    FWS releases conservation credit proposal; CBD blasts it

    FWS releases conservation credit proposal; CBD blasts it
    Just a quick note on a proposed policy released yesterday by the Fish and Wildlife Service… The proposal would give landowners credits “for current efforts that benefit declining species,” the service said. “These…
  • Jul 15

    House Appropriations Cmte. debates Interior/Environment spending bill

    House Appropriations Cmte. debates Interior/Environment spending bill
    Started at 10:30 a.m., still in process. Rep. Jim Moran at minute 48:00 on amendment to strike “the 24 most egregious legislative riders from the bill,” which contains “veto-bait provisions that seek to turn back protections…
Rank this Week: 1506

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: 1522

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: 1568