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Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld

    Validity of the Renewable Fuels Regulations under CEPA upheld
    The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application…
  • Jun 21

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit

    Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit
    Environmental Law Practice Group Leader, Paula Lombardi will be speaking at the upcoming Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and Industry Summit. See below for details on the event and click here to register. Energy and Water 2016 Symposium and…
  • Jun 16

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA

    Minister owes no duty to be fair in administrative decision under CEPA
    The Federal Court recently refused to order the Minister of Environment to convene a board of review for the purpose of reconsidering the government’s decision to list BENPAT as a toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jun 25

    PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace

    PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace
    In 2008 I said Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans “could be bigger than anything in U.S. real estate since the invention of the glass window.” But today, despite Maryland having enacted a PACE enabling law in 2014, only…
  • Jun 18

    You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

    You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)
    We are often asked “what is the best way to assure success in a green building project?” Whether that query is from a Fortune 1000 businesses or an architect, the answer is the same, have the owner engage an experienced green…
  • Jun 11

    Attorney General’s End of Third Party Settlements is Good for the Environment

    Attorney General’s End of Third Party Settlements is Good for the Environment
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on June 5, 2017 to all Department of Justice components and 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices prohibiting them from entering into any agreement in settlement of federal claims or charges that…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 44

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 113

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: 196

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/
  • Jun 26

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?

    Does the Concept of Regulatory Takings Comport With Original Intent?
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court issued an important regulatory takings case, refining the test to be used to determine what is the appropriate unit of property to use to assess the impact of a regulation.  It’s an interesting case…
  • Jun 21

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?

    Is It a Dividend? Is It a Tax? Could President Trump Care Less?
    In February, I posted about the formation of the Climate Leadership Council and its push for what it calls its “Carbon Dividend” plan.  In essence, it’s a gradually increasing carbon tax.  The plan would be revenue…
  • Jun 20

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate

    D.C. District Court Determines that Dakota Access Environmental Assessment was Inadequate
    On June 14, 2017, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Court found that the Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had not adequately…
Rank this Week: 3642

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 26

    NJ Court: State Can Condemn Easements For Beach Repair

    NJ Court: State Can Condemn Easements For Beach Repair
    The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that the government can condemn easements for beach projects. In that case, the DEP sought voluntary easements from the landowners as part of a dune-and-berm system spanning the entire 18-mile length…
  • May 30

    Tennessee Enacts New Appraisers Statute Of Limitations Law

    Tennessee Enacts New Appraisers Statute Of Limitations Law
    Tennessee has enacted a law establishing a new statute of limitations regarding civil lawsuits and disciplinary actions against real estate appraisers. Under HB 376, any action to recover damages against a real estate appraiser must be…
  • May 29

    Florida Changes Appraiser Licensing Law

    Florida Changes Appraiser Licensing Law
    Florida has enacted a bill changing its appraiser licensing law. HB 927 includes changes advocated by the Appraisal Institute. The law defines an “evaluation” as a “valuation permitted by any federal financial…
Rank this Week: 943

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 26

    A Sneak Attack on Public Health

    A Sneak Attack on Public Health
    The Trump Administration has embarked on a campaign of postponing pollution regulations that protect the public health. Even if these are only temporary delays, rather than steps toward permanently weakening health protections, the delays are…
  • Jun 23

    Fenceline

    Fenceline
    The Supreme Court ruled today on Murr v. Wisconsin, a takings case that could have potentially had a major effect on land use regulation.  The Supreme Court has ruled that a “taking” of private property exists if the state…
  • Jun 22

    After Trump

    After Trump
    Fighting the Trump/Ryan/Pruitt assault on environmental protection necessarily absorbs a huge amount of our energy. But eventually, the current conservative stranglehold on the national government will come to an end. Sooner or later, the…
Rank this Week: 4821

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/
  • Jun 26

    Community Associations: New Estoppel Rule

    Community Associations: New Estoppel Rule
    Beginning July 1, 2017, Florida community associations will have to comply with more burdensome estoppel requirements. The 2017 Florida legislature just recently passed a new law that will require associations to comply with a request for an…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment
    With Florida’s 2017 Regular Session officially adjourned on May 8, 2017, only 203 bills (of the total 1,606 general bills filed) survived both chambers of the Legislature. From the handful of legislation that ultimately passed this…
  • Jun 15

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II
    I need to let you know how my Saturday project went. In my last post, I told you about a home improvement project that I needed my dad’s help on. And I told you about the concept of “highest and best use.” I asked my dad to…
Rank this Week: 2907

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jun 23

    Blog Post: Mayors Say Cities Must Take Lead Fighting Climate Change

    Blog Post: Mayors Say Cities Must Take Lead Fighting Climate Change
    The spotlight shined hot on climate change Friday as the U.S. Conference of Mayors convened in Miami Beach, with leaders of the nation's cities saying they must take the lead on environmental efforts in the face of federal retreat.
  • Jun 23

    Blog Post: Fitch Says Eased Enviro Regs Won’t Spur Lasting Energy Boom

    Blog Post: Fitch Says Eased Enviro Regs Won’t Spur Lasting Energy Boom
    President Donald Trump’s promises to roll back federal environmental regulations are not expected to be a major driver of new oil and gas exploration and production but will more likely spark opposition among state and local regulators…
  • Jun 22

    Blog Post: New Energy Landscape Coming Under Trump, Report Say

    Blog Post: New Energy Landscape Coming Under Trump, Report Say
    The energy sector should prepare itself for a policy shift and the accompanying legal challenges now that the Trump administration has issued executive orders promising to ramp up oil and gas production while reducing federal oversight of the…
Rank this Week: 4976

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

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

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Jun 23

    Biofuel Industry Sends Letter On RVP To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee

    Biofuel Industry Sends Letter On RVP To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On June 12, 2017, 28 companies representing the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industry sent a letter to the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  requesting their support for the…
  • Jun 23

    NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”

    NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 7, 2017, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for corn as a…
  • Jun 23

    BIO Announces 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award Winner

    BIO Announces 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award Winner
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 14, 2017, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that biotech industry veteran Vonnie Estes would receive the 4th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial…
Rank this Week: 1484

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jun 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
    On June 22, 2017, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will delist the Yellowstone population of the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).  According to the Service, the…
  • Jun 15

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) issued a notice in the Federal Register that it was reopening the comment period on five proposed rules for four plant species.  Specifically, the proposed…
  • Jun 8

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan
    On June 8th, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3353, entitled “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States.”  This Order initiates the assessment of both…
Rank this Week: 5122

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/
  • Jun 20

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

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

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC

    COURT UPHOLDS OEHHA DEFERENCE TO IARC
    In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65, generally requiring warnings when a business of 10 or more employees exposes someone (consumer, worker, neighbor) to a chemical which can cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Since then the…
  • Feb 14

    Prop 65 Update: The Rules They Are a Changin’

    Prop 65 Update: The Rules They Are a Changin’
    Proposition 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, among other things requires businesses employing ten or more people to warn consumers if the business’ products contain a chemical scientifically shown…
Rank this Week: 2224

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 20

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before…
  • Jun 19

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the budget for the Energy Department. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. Place: 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Agenda and Witnesses    Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018…
  • Jun 12

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nominations of Kristine Svinicki to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Annie Caputo to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; David Wright to be…
Rank this Week: 3877

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

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

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

    EPA Releases Final Test Guideline for Performance Against Bed Bug

    EPA Releases Final Test Guideline for Performance Against Bed Bug
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Margaret R. Graham On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of a final test guideline, Laboratory Product Performance Testing…
  • Jun 19

    China’s New Pesticide Regulations Become Effective

    China’s New Pesticide Regulations Become Effective
    By J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® On June 1, 2017, in the People’s Republic of China (China), a newly revised Regulation on Pesticide Administration (RPA) became effective.  The newly revised RPA was approved during the…
  • Jun 1

    EPA Releases Ecological Risk Assessments for Neonicotinoids and Announces Next Steps in Registration

    EPA Releases Ecological Risk Assessments for Neonicotinoids and Announces Next Steps in Registration
    By Lisa M. Campbell, Jason E. Johnston, M.S., and James V. Aidala On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of ecological risk assessments for four neonicotinoid active ingredients for public…
Rank this Week: 1477

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 19

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use

    Portion of Former Shea Stadium Site May Not Be Converted To Retail And Other Non-Park Use
    The New York Court of Appeals held, the legislation permitting the development of Shea Stadium and related facilities on park land does not extend to development of retail businesses and other uses not related to a stadium.
  • May 22

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning

    Replacement Water Tank By Water District Is Not Subject to Village Zoning
    Construction of a replacement water tank by the local water district was found to be a SEQRA Type II Action and not subject to the zoning of the Village in which the property is locted.
  • Apr 14

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial

    Tie Vote By Zoning Board Members Was Not An Automatic Denial
    The Appellate Division held that a 2-2 vote by members of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) regarding a special permit application, unlike a tie vote for other applications, was not an automatic denial of the special permit application.
Rank this Week: 2255

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/
  • Jun 16

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

    City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
    On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and…
  • Jun 14

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

    Update – City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Linkage Fee
    The City of Los Angeles continues to move toward the adoption of an ordinance that establishes an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (Ordinance). As currently proposed, the key provisions of the Ordinance are as follows: It applies to any new…
  • Jun 12

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench

    California Court Of Appeal Rejects Citizens Group Nuisance Case Regarding Sea Lion Stench
    Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement v. City of San Diego, 8 Cal. App. 5th 350 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017). The Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal concluded that the City of San Diego could not be held liable for public…
Rank this Week: 1009

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: 939

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • Jun 13

    Ag Data Ownership

    Ag Data Ownership
    An in depth look at what means to say the farmer "owns" their ag data.
  • May 23

    Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together

    Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together
    You just spent six figures on a new piece of farm equipment. Now you read the fine print and realize that you must also sign-up with the equipment manufacturer's cloud based data platform. You want the equipment, but not the proprietary…
  • May 2

    John Deere and Precision Planting Merger Ends Before It Begin

    John Deere and Precision Planting Merger Ends Before It Begin
    If you haven't heard from now, Monsanto has terminated its agreement to sell its Precision Planting division to John Deere.  Only those inside these companies really know what led to the end of this agreement, but the press releases…
Rank this Week: 2824

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 13

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session
    Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. June 2, 2017 was the deadline by which the…
  • May 25

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice
    On May 19, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a joint en banc on customer and retail choice in California. In attendance were CPUC Commissioners Guzman Aceves, Randolph,…
  • May 12

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved a settlement between Xcel Energy and various intervening stakeholders, to resolve the revenue requirement issues in Xcel Energy’s pending multi-year rate…
Rank this Week: 1020

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: 973

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4032

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 12

    Prohibiting Third Party Payment

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

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?

    The 2018 Budget – A Double-Hit?
    The USEPA’s proposed budget for 2018 cuts grants to state environmental programs yet states are still expected to meet the federal monitoring and compliance targets or face severe sanctions from Washington. The 2017 federal budget cycle…
  • Apr 24

    Protecting the Privilege

    Protecting the Privilege
    The recent case styled Valley Forge Ins. v. Hartford Iron & Metal, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-00006-RLM-SLC, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (April 14, 2017), reminds lawyers that not all communications…
Rank this Week: 2174

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: 4731

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3911

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 9

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

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

    Surge in Environmental Citizen Suits Anticipated under Trump Administration

    Surge in Environmental Citizen Suits Anticipated under Trump Administration
    The Trump Administration has made rollback of environmental regulations a top priority.  Through the use of Executive Orders and the Congressional Review Act(CRA), the Administration has already undone significant Obama era regulations,…
  • Apr 28

    Ohio Senators Oppose Closing Midwest Regional Office of U.S. EPA

    Ohio Senators Oppose Closing Midwest Regional Office of U.S. EPA
    In the past several months, the Trump Administration has targeted U.S. EPA for major regulatory reform, massive budget cuts and a roll-back of Obama era regulations.  No Administration since the enactment of the landmark environmental…
Rank this Week: 953

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: 5073

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/
  • Jun 5

    Water is the New Carbon

    Water is the New Carbon
    How do we tax water consumption? And how should we? These aren’t questions that either water lawyers or tax lawyers are accustomed to thinking about. Water lawyers do think, sometimes, about using economic incentives to adjust water use…
  • Jun 1

    Jobs, Consumption, and the “Angry” Trump Voter

    Jobs, Consumption, and the “Angry” Trump Voter
    This post first appeared on The Rural Environment on May 31, 2017 (you can subscribe to posts from The Rural Environment here: https://ruralenvironment.net) In President Trump’s inaugural address, he stated: “We must protect our borders…
  • Apr 22

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment

    On Faith, Science, and the Environment
    Brigham Daniels, a professor at BYU Law School, spoke today at Salt Lake City's March for Science. We asked for permission to post his remarks, and he agreed. According to Daniels, it was a challenging speech to give. He said,...
Rank this Week: 2308

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    A Tale of Two Government Views on Climate Change

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

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program

    Proposed Federal Budget Guts Climate Change Program
    The President released the proposed Federal budget this week, which carries recommendations that funding for numerous programs relating to combating climate change be unfunded.
Rank this Week: 613

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2976

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 25

    A Record Investment

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

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

    Historias exitosas del Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental
    Tacoma, Washington El Programa de Capacitación de Empleos y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral Ambiental de la EPA (EWDJT, por sus siglas en inglés) está destinado a mejorar la salud ambiental de las comunidades a nivel…
  • May 16

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection

    Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection
    For nearly two decades, our Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program has helped put people to work by building a skilled, local environmental workforce equipped to take advantage of the job opportunities created when…
Rank this Week: 4963

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

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

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

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

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

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

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

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

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

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

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

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

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

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

    Deja Vu: Court Overturns AB 219… Again!

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

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court

    Enforcing “No-Damage-for-Delay” Clauses: A Potential Landmark Construction Law Decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court
    A recent decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court is likely to have a substantial impact on construction contract and claims practice in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (“MSCBA”)…
  • Feb 27

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906

    A Modern Take on the Antiquities Act of 1906
    During the waning days of his administration, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 USC 431-433) (“Act”) to create expansive national monuments on land and at sea.  According to the National Park Service, he…
  • Feb 8

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?

    What Does It Mean To Purchase An Additional Insured Endorsement?
    In the construction industry, it is standard for ‘upstream’ parties to require ‘downstream’ parties to purchase and maintain general liability insurance coverage, at varying limits, and to obtain an endorsement adding…
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Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

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

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

Spatial Law

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

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

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

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

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

MOIAFarmLaw.com

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

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

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

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

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

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

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

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Feb 17

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

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

    More on EPA’s New Recommendations on Sediment Cleanup

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

    Executive Order Spells Uncertainty for Pending EPA Rule

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

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

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

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
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National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

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

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
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Envirosphere

Envirosphere

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

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

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

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

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

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

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
Rank this Week: 2034

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • 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
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The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

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

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
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