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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: 13

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 5

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?
    By Bob Kelly There are at least three levels of air quality data you can use in everyday life: neighborhood data, sidewalk data and right-where-you-are data. (Data from satellites are interesting, but not used so much on a day-to-day,…
  • May 5

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century
    By Joel Creswell, Ph.D.  Small businesses are engines of innovation. They have the flexibility to take risks and try new things. The federal government harnesses some of this ingenuity through the Small Business Innovation Research and…
  • May 5

    How’s Rock Creek?

    How’s Rock Creek?
    By Mary Schollhamer A hidden gem in Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park. Less than a mile from my home, Rock Creek Park is a 1,754-acre oasis, whose meadows and forest are home to coyotes, deer, foxes, raccoons, beavers, hawks, and – our…
Rank this Week: 219

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 2

    Should California Recover More Energy From Municipal Solid Waste?

    Should California Recover More Energy From Municipal Solid Waste?
    Every year, Californians send about 30 million tons of trash to landfills. While the state’s residents do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle, that’s still a whole lot of garbage. It’s not only a land use issue,…
  • May 2

    The Misleading Argument Against Delegation

    The Misleading Argument Against Delegation
    It’s commonplace to say that agencies engage in lawmaking when they issue rules. Conservatives denounce this as a violation of the constitutional scheme; liberals celebrate it as an instrument of modern government.  Both sides…
  • Apr 25

    The Case for Farmed Fish

    The Case for Farmed Fish
    It’s time to take a second look at fish farms. Environmentalists, not to mention foodies, tend to turn up their noses at fish farms.  It’s true that badly managed fish farms can be a source of water pollution and other…
Rank this Week: 247

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 3

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act

    Another Conviction under the Migratory Birds Convention Act
    The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA) is again being used as a tool to protect migratory birds that are also species at risk. In early April, Bergedac Ltée, and a shareholder and employee of the company, were convicted and…
  • Apr 29

    Environmental Assessment in the Court

    Environmental Assessment in the Court
    A duo of recent decisions underscore yet again the need for an overhaul of the existing environmental assessment (“EA”) regime. Environmental groups Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Northwatch, and the Canadian…
  • Apr 28

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree

    $21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to tree
    On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour’s mature cedar trees. Bousfield pleaded guilty to…
Rank this Week: 297

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

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Dec 8

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula

    Legislative Tax Commission Studies Farmland Taxation Formula
    The Indiana Commission on Business Personal Property & Business Taxation released its final report.  The farmland tax burden was a substantial part of the discussion. Four of the 16 recommendations from the commission…
  • Dec 5

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground

    US Army Wants to Leave 80 Tons of Depleted Uranium Projectiles at Jefferson Proving Ground
    The US Army has requested permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it cease environmental monitoring on a 2,080-acre section of the old Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison where ammunition testing was…
  • Dec 4

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity

    The Beige Book on Recent Agriculture and Natural Resources Activity
    From the Beige Book published on December 3, prepared by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and based on information collected on or before November 24, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from business and other contacts…
Rank this Week: 397

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 475

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 551

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

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

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 646

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: 668

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: 698

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 5

    Long Awaited Eagle Rule Revamp Out for Public Comment

    Long Awaited Eagle Rule Revamp Out for Public Comment
    On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) published its proposed revisions to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (“BGEPA”) permit program.  The stated intention of these proposed…
  • May 4

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Authorizes Take of the Last Known Wild Jaguar in the United State

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Authorizes Take of the Last Known Wild Jaguar in the United State
    On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a revised Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Permit for the Rosemont Copper Mine in Pima County, Arizona. USFWS originally issued a Biological Opinion and Incidental…
  • Apr 27

    Changing the ESA Listing Petition Process? Not as Much as You Might Think.

    Changing the ESA Listing Petition Process? Not as Much as You Might Think.
    On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, “Service”) announced revisions to their proposed modifications  to  the Endangered Species Act…
Rank this Week: 735

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/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 748

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/
  • May 4

    AZ Appeals Court Finds Decision Granting Variance to Competing Business Exceeded Board’s Statutory Authority

    AZ Appeals Court Finds Decision Granting Variance to Competing Business Exceeded Board’s Statutory Authority
    Pawn 1st, LLC appealed from the superior court’s judgment dismissing its complaint for special action review of a decision by the Board of Adjustment of the City of Phoenix and its members, granting a variance to Pawn, doing business as…
  • May 4

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim
    Plaintiff, Pirate’s Cove, brought a second amended complaint containing counts for denial of equal protection under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments (Count III), temporary taking as an alternative to Count IX (Count IV), declaratory…
  • May 3

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial
    The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors appealed from the district court’s ruling that it acted illegally in denying Rinikers’ application to have part of their nine acres rezoned from A–1 (agricultural) to A–2…
Rank this Week: 759

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item

    Merge Audit Checklists and Filter Audit Item
    We are pleased to announce an update to NimonikApp.com to help you conduct audits and inspections more efficiently. Merge Templates You can now select multiple Audit Templates and merge them into a single audit. Are you inspecting a Louisiana…
  • Apr 26

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State

    US EPA Next Generation Compliance Program Ups the Ante for Companies in the United State
    Last month, I attended the excellent Auditing Roundtable conference in Phoenix, Arizona. At the event, the lawyer Tim Wilkins from Bracewell gave a fascinating presentation of the legal complexities of the US EPA’s Next Generation…
  • Apr 25

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada

    New Environmental Fines System Announced for Maritime Industry in Canada
    Recently proposed Regulations under the Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act (“EVAMPA”) would add administrative monetary penalties to the toolkit for enforcing Canada’s flagship…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Apr 17

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not
    The U.S. Green Building Council is to be applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit MRpc102 – Legal Wood. There may be no single subject matter more discussed with over the 15 year history of LEED than forest product…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal
    Last week a coterie of environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first ever genetically engineered animal for human consumption, a salmon engineered to grow quickly. The Institute for Fisheries…
  • Apr 3

    Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contract

    Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contract
    Today is the day to revise your contracts for sustainable projects. With the U.S. Green Building Council’s recent announcement that all new projects registering for LEED 2009 beginning later this week, on April 8, 2016, will need to…
Rank this Week: 826

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: 827

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Tooele County v. United State

    Tooele County v. United State
    <> Tooele County v. United States - 5/3/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 15-4062. Wilderness Alliance indicates that the court order clears the path for TooeleCounty…
  • May 2

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation
    <> National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation - 4/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals Case, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos: 15-2096 & 15-2328. This is an…
  • Apr 27

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC
    <> Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC - 4/26/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1225. National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges the Nuclear…
Rank this Week: 837

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: 875

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 906

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
  • Apr 27

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case
    Montana’s Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula is trying to take ownership of that city’s water utility – Mountain Water…
Rank this Week: 982

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: 1004

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: 1062

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues and cases affecting national forest management and policy. By Ryan L. Woody.

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1068

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 1077

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1103

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    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: 1137

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election
    Three former Pennsylvania governors Friday threw their weight behind a bipartisan bill currently awaiting a vote in the state House that would replace judicial elections for appellate court seats with a merit selection system.
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election
    Three former Pennsylvania governors Friday threw their weight behind a bipartisan bill currently awaiting a vote in the state House that would replace judicial elections for appellate court seats with a merit selection system.
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Investigative Authority Of NY Atty General Has Its Limit

    Blog Post: Investigative Authority Of NY Atty General Has Its Limit
    Much press ink has been spilled announcing investigations or enforcement actions by the New York attorney general, ranging from Eliot Spitzer’s actions against Wall Street financial firms to Eric Schneiderman’s recent actions…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Aug 21

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 1172

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
Rank this Week: 1210

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/
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 2 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 2 of 4
    This second post in the series discussing brownfield redevelopment in Ohio will provide an overview of the extent and nature of Ohio's brownfield problem.  First, the post will discuss Ohio's progress in spurring brownfield versus…
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio - Part 1 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio - Part 1 of 4
    Two weeks ago I participated in the Ohio Brownfields Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  2016 marks the twentieth (20th) anniversary of Ohio's Voluntary Action Program (VAP) which is implemented by Ohio EPA and is the primary regulatory…
  • Apr 17

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio - Part 1 of 3

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio - Part 1 of 3
    Two weeks ago I participated in the Ohio Brownfields Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  2016 marks the twentieth (20th) anniversary of Ohio's Voluntary Action Program (VAP) which is implemented by Ohio EPA and is the primary regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1234

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: 1342

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: 1418

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 1438

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1443

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
  • May 5

    Processor Required to Account For Diverted Volumes Used for Gas Lift

    Processor Required to Account For Diverted Volumes Used for Gas Lift
    Generally, oil and gas production facilities have accounted for volume losses under the concept of “Fuel, Flare & Losses.” In a recent case, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal held that processors must also account…
  • May 5

    Derivatives: ISDA Announces 2016 New York Law Variation Margin Credit Support Annex

    Derivatives: ISDA Announces 2016 New York Law Variation Margin Credit Support Annex
    On April 14, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) announced the 2016 ISDA Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin for use with New York law transactions (the 2016 CSA). ISDA is in the process of updating…
  • Apr 29

    Louisiana Appellate Court Unanimously Dismisses Cross-Appeals in Legacy Case

    Louisiana Appellate Court Unanimously Dismisses Cross-Appeals in Legacy Case
    Louisiana appellate court unanimously dismisses cross-appeals in legacy case, finding that the trial court improperly designated partial summary judgment rulings as final under Article 1915 of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure.…
Rank this Week: 1448

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

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

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

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

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 1456

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: 1500

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: 1522

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

http://pacelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1604

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 21, 2016)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyHow this company tracked 16,000 Iowa caucus-goers via their phones  (Fusion)Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s…
  • Feb 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (February 11, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyGoogle takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'  (BBC) Spying through strangers' webcams just got easier  (CNBC)Give Up Your Data to Cure Disease  (NYT) My concern is that laws and…
  • Jan 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 26, 2015)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacyJudge to review police records on secret Stingray cellphone tracking system (Chicago Tribune)Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos (The Social Ms)Privacy & Security in the…
Rank this Week: 1780

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

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

http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
Rank this Week: 1914

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: 1946