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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: 55

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 28

    Citizen Science in the Arctic

    Citizen Science in the Arctic
    By Stan Meiburg Yesterday, science ministers and other government leaders from around the world, along with representatives from indigenous groups, gathered in Washington, D.C., for the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial…
  • Sep 28

    Celebrating an Amazing Year of Safer Choice

    Celebrating an Amazing Year of Safer Choice
    By Jim Jones Tipping points are hard to predict. You might make an observation and see some trend data, but saying when they’ll happen is tough, and may come down to something you feel in your gut. Well, my gut, informed by some…
  • Sep 28

    Building the Next Generation of Climate Justice Leader

    Building the Next Generation of Climate Justice Leader
    About the Author: Joanna Stancil is the Senior Advisor for State and Private Forestry at the U.S. Forest Service. She is a member of the Climate Change Sub-Committee of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice. This…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Sep 28

    MassDEP: The Rising Tide May Steal Your Development Right

    MassDEP: The Rising Tide May Steal Your Development Right
    Does a pile field exist if it’s covered at high tide?  MassDEP seems to think not. Through the Commonwealth’s Chapter 91 program, MassDEP regulates what can be built over tidelands.  In last week’s Environmental…
  • Sep 27

    RGGI Is a Success Story. When Will It Be Obsolete?

    RGGI Is a Success Story. When Will It Be Obsolete?
    When RGGI was first implemented, I heard Ian Bowles, then Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts, say more than once that the purpose of RGGI wasn’t really to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or jump start…
  • Sep 21

    EPA Eliminates “But For” Causation From the Exceptional Events Rule: Tort Professors Everywhere Get Excited

    EPA Eliminates “But For” Causation From the Exceptional Events Rule: Tort Professors Everywhere Get Excited
    On Monday, EPA promulgated amendments to its “Exceptional Events” Rule.  The rule is important, particularly in the Western states, and most particularly in connection with EPA’s latest iteration of the ozone…
Rank this Week: 3487

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/
  • Sep 28

    Is Faulty Workmanship an Occurrence?

    Is Faulty Workmanship an Occurrence?
    Add New Jersey to the growing list of jurisdictions adopting a more expansive view of insurance coverage for construction defect claims. The standard form commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policy provides coverage for those sums…
  • Sep 21

    What Recent CFPB Rules Mean for the Private Lender

    What Recent CFPB Rules Mean for the Private Lender
    There are many potential advantages to private mortgages, for lenders and borrowers alike.  Borrowers can benefit from lower interest rates, more flexibility in repaying the loan, less paperwork, and fewer closing costs, while lenders…
  • Jul 26

    Upset About Your Easement? Why You Might Reconsider Turning to the Zoning Act for Relief

    Upset About Your Easement? Why You Might Reconsider Turning to the Zoning Act for Relief
    In its recent June 2016 decision in Picard v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Westminster, et al., the SJC held that “a claimed injury to a private easement right [was not] sufficient to confer standing to challenge a zoning determination…
Rank this Week: 2446

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 28

    The Impact of a Trump Presidency, in Tons of CO2

    The Impact of a Trump Presidency, in Tons of CO2
    One of Trump’s pledges is to eliminate Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  That wouldn’t be quite as easy as he thinks, but there’s little doubt that he could do so.  So, how much difference would that make?  The…
  • Sep 27

    The Machine at the Center of the Clean Power Plan

    The Machine at the Center of the Clean Power Plan
    As attention shifts from last night’s debate to today’s oral argument on the Clean Power Plan, we thought it worth focusing on the machine at the heart of the President’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from the electric power…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Embraces His Inner Denialist

    Trump Embraces His Inner Denialist
    Donald Trump has pledged to wipe out Obama’s climate change efforts, including the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement.  His choice to head the transition team for EPA shows how little his view of climate change has…
Rank this Week: 4411

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/
Rank this Week: 2576

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: 4624

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 27

    Blog Post: DC Circ. Puts Clean Power Plan Foes, Backers On Hot Seat

    Blog Post: DC Circ. Puts Clean Power Plan Foes, Backers On Hot Seat
    Ten D.C. Circuit judges wrestled Tuesday with the Obama administration’s ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions at existing power plants, grilling government, industry and environmental attorneys about the new rule’s…
  • Sep 27

    Blog Post: Latham Nabs Ex-Chadbourne Tax Pro For Renewables Work

    Blog Post: Latham Nabs Ex-Chadbourne Tax Pro For Renewables Work
    Latham & Watkins LLP said Monday it has bolstered its New York office with a former Chadbourne & Parke LLP tax attorney who will focus on project finance and tax law for U.S. renewable energy projects.
  • Sep 26

    Blog Post: Clinton Pushes Clean Energy As Economic Driver At Debate

    Blog Post: Clinton Pushes Clean Energy As Economic Driver At Debate
    Renewable energy projects would play a key role in creating jobs and bolstering economic growth during a Hillary Clinton presidency, the former secretary of state said Monday during the first presidential debate of 2016, with her opponent…
Rank this Week: 4047

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4682

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/
  • Sep 26

    California Prevailing Wage: Five Traps to Avoid

    California Prevailing Wage: Five Traps to Avoid
    By Jon Welner 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…
  • Sep 22

    California Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Private Project

    California Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Private Project
    By Jon Welner 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…
  • Nov 4

    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: Economic impacts in ESA critical habitat designation

    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: Economic impacts in ESA critical habitat designation
    Federal environmental lawyer, Matthew J. Sanders, recently joined Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell as Of Counsel in our San Francisco office. Sanders' federal and California environmental law experience includes successfully litigating…
Rank this Week: 2841

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 26

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database

    TX Launches State Eminent Domain Database
    The Texas Comptroller’s office has launched a statewide online eminent domain database. This database will show entities who have exercise dthe power of eminent domain.  “This is clearly an area in which transparency is…
  • Aug 31

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act

    NJ Property Taxes Cut $1.5M Under Freeze Act
    A New Jersey tax court judge has granted a property owner’s request to reduce its tax assessment by about $1.5 million.  The Court found that the taxes should have equaled a judgment entered two years earlier under the Freeze Act.…
  • Aug 24

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS
    NJ State Senator Diane Allen has called for a hearing on two NJ eminent domain bills.  In every legislative session since 2004, Senator Allen has introduced two bills aimed at eminent domain reform. One, S-2505, places a temporary…
Rank this Week: 1220

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/
  • Sep 25

    You Must Register your LEED v2009 project by Halloween

    You Must Register your LEED v2009 project by Halloween
    Halloween activities often include carving pumpkins into jack o lanterns and trick or treating in costume, and this year on All Hallows’ Eve you should be registering your LEED project. The end is near. October 31, 2016 is the last day…
  • Sep 18

    Cannabis Cultivation has Growing Environmental Implication

    Cannabis Cultivation has Growing Environmental Implication
    Cannabis cultivation is not new, but beginning in the 1990s when states began to legalize medical marijuana and recently as state laws evolved, decriminalizing and legalizing recreational use of cannabis, the burgeoning industry has brought…
  • Sep 11

    PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City

    PACE Bill Due in Baltimore City
    A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow on a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program ordinance in Baltimore City. I have been quoted saying that PACE “could be bigger than anything in U.S. real estate since the invention of…
Rank this Week: 832

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Rack Safety and Inspection Standards Explained

    Rack Safety and Inspection Standards Explained
    This expert video addresses rack safety standards and the required inspections. Tony, a 30 year veteran of the industry, discusses the CSA User Guide, CSA Training and how it might benefit safety at your business. Storage racks are the…
  • Sep 21

    “If it isn’t public, it isn’t a law”

    “If it isn’t public, it isn’t a law”
    Law must be public! Here at Nimonik, we believe that all legal obligations should be freely accessible in an open and machine readable digital format. Today, too many industrial standards referenced in law remain behind costly paywalls or…
  • Sep 12

    NimonikApp Upgraded with Better Reporting for EHS and Quality Performance

    NimonikApp Upgraded with Better Reporting for EHS and Quality Performance
    NimonikApp has been updated with a series of improvements, everything from better reporting to more authorization control. These updates are free to all of our subscribers and aim to further improve environmental, safety and quality…
Rank this Week: 4347

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: 3706

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: 857

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 19, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Impacts of the Obama Council on Environmental Quality Final Guidance for GHG Emissions and the Effects of Climate…
  • Sep 12

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 12, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “H.R. 5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act.” Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands.…
  • Sep 6

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of September 6, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Eastern Mediterranean Energy: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Regional Priorities.” Committee on Foreign…
Rank this Week: 3735

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Sep 18

    Washington State Implements Requirement to Reduce GHG

    Washington State Implements Requirement to Reduce GHG
    In October the State of Washington will implement a program to require reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
  • Aug 25

    California Legislature Adopts Expanded Climate Change Law

    California Legislature Adopts Expanded Climate Change Law
    The Governor of California is expected to sign a Bill adopted by the California Legislature that further expands what has been called the Country's most aggressive climate change legislation aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).
  • Mar 31

    Study Predicts Antarctic Ice Melt Could Double Previously Predicted Sea Level Rise By 2100

    Study Predicts Antarctic Ice Melt Could Double Previously Predicted Sea Level Rise By 2100
    Add to 6.9.16 (c) after "in Section (a) herein above" the words "shall be permitted" followed by the words that are there "so long as written notice". Also at the end of the same paragraph and in reference to leases " and such lease(s) may…
Rank this Week: 1012

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 15

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu

    Construction Underway on Jersey City Luxury Tower at 90 Columbu
    Construction is underway on 90 Columbus, the final tower of Ironstate Development and Panepinto Properties Inc.’s multi-phase Columbus Drive development project in Jersey City, New Jersey. The project is designed to embrace modern…
  • Aug 25

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi

    Feds Must Consider All Reasonable Alternatives in Endangered Species Analysi
    Recently, the D.C. Circuit threw out the United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) approval of a conservation plan to reduce the impacts of a proposed wind turbine farm on endangered Indiana bats. In Union…
  • Aug 22

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment

    New York DEC Finalizes Definition of “Underutilized” Under Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendment
    On July 29, 2016, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") announced that it has finalized the definition of "underutilized" for purposes of the 2015 Brownfield Cleanup Act Amendments and eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 3033

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Sep 14

    New BLM Wind and Solar Development Guidelines on Public Lands Expected Soon

    New BLM Wind and Solar Development Guidelines on Public Lands Expected Soon
    With a goal to spur wind and solar development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to soon release a new rule that will streamline approval of new renewable energy projects. First proposed for advance notice and…
  • Sep 9

    California Continues Ambitious Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emission

    California Continues Ambitious Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emission
    Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 32 into law, extending and expanding California’s 10-year old greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions mandate under Assembly Bill (AB) 32.  SB 32 provides for a 40%…
  • Aug 30

    SDG&E Seeks Projects for Community Renewables Program

    SDG&E Seeks Projects for Community Renewables Program
    Via my colleague Xiaowan Mao: On August 31, 2016, SDG&E will issue one ECR Request for Offers (“RFO”), seeking contracts with facilities that produce Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)-eligible energy for the purpose of…
Rank this Week: 847

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: 1242

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Sep 14

    Guest Post: A Response from the Authors of Struggling for Air

    Guest Post: A Response from the Authors of Struggling for Air
    [Editor's note: We recently published a critique of the book Struggling for Air by two key staff authors of the 1970 Clean Air Act: Billings-Jorling letter . We are pleased today to publish a response, below, by the book's…
  • Sep 9

    Guest Post: Setting the Record Straight on the Clean Air Act

    Guest Post: Setting the Record Straight on the Clean Air Act
    AN OPEN LETTER TO RICHARD REVESZ AND JACK LIENKE --by Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling[Editor's note: a recent book by two academics, Struggling for Air, was critical of the content and process associated with the writing of…
  • Aug 29

    Is the Dirty-AirBnB Crew Trying to Stage a CASAC Coup?

    Is the Dirty-AirBnB Crew Trying to Stage a CASAC Coup?
    Recently, we reported on Dirty-AirBnB, an effort by key lobbyists and polluters such as Koch and ExxonMobil to block new smog standards and weaken the Clean Air Act through campaign contributions to a Texas congressman. bit.ly/2asMtxDNow…
Rank this Week: 1327

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 27

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux

    To Build or Not to Build: Honolulu Rail Redux
    Once again, we are confronted with the question on whether to fully fund Oahu’s rail project.  I can't help but draw comparisons with recent world events, like Brexit. Whether one agrees with the outcome of the UK vote to leave the…
Rank this Week: 915

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: 3501

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: 787

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/
  • Sep 2

    Ohio EPA's New Guidance Raises Stakes on Vapor Intrusion

    Ohio EPA's New Guidance Raises Stakes on Vapor Intrusion
    On August 25, 2016, Ohio EPA released new guidance that incorporates an unprecedented approach to vapor intrusion.  For the first time, Ohio EPA is demanding immediate action when contaminant levels exceed certain established "trigger"…
  • Aug 27

    Expect Dramatic Increases in Federal Civil Penalties for Environmental Violation

    Expect Dramatic Increases in Federal Civil Penalties for Environmental Violation
    On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvement Act of 2015.  The law required all federal agencies to increase civil penalties with inflation. While there were previous…
  • Aug 22

    What to Do in the Event of an Environmental Criminal Search Warrant

    What to Do in the Event of an Environmental Criminal Search Warrant
    Nothing can be more stressful than having your business be the subject of a criminal investigation.  The investigation itself can have serious ramifications for employees, result in lost business as well as interrupt typical business…
Rank this Week: 836

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

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

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Louisiana Flooding

    Louisiana Flooding
    First off, a prayer for all of the victims of the Louisiana flooding, take care. Now, the recovery begins. OSHA has many resources on detailing how to stay safe in the subsequent flood cleanup. See…
  • Aug 12

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)

    Yates to USAO Manuel to OSHA (no more Tinkers to Evers to Chance)
    An issue that has come to the forefront for the USDOJ is the decided lack of the prosecution of individuals in environmental criminal matters. In response, the USDOJ has hardened its stance as to the prosecution of individuals who engage...
  • Jul 18

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example

    “Next Gen” Enforcement – An Example
    There has been a considerable “uptick” in civil Consent Agreement and Final Orders (“CAFOs”) executed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) Region 6. I have heard from numerous…
Rank this Week: 2049

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement
    A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the…
  • Aug 10

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
    The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and…
  • Aug 8

    Employment-Based Immigration.

    Employment-Based Immigration.
    My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers…
Rank this Week: 3007

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/
Rank this Week: 2484

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: 2524

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
Rank this Week: 4513

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (July 25, 2016)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityPokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy  (Business Insider)EPIC Ask FTC to Investigate Privacy Risks of Pokemon GO  (EPIC)Digital toxic waste…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1208

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: 2478

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/
Rank this Week: 4042

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

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

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

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

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

    New Law Firm

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

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
Rank this Week: 739

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 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
Rank this Week: 4978

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: 1100

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2452

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

Covers environmental and climate change liability theories and current practical climate change Litigation applications in court cases in the U.S., Europe, and international jurisdictions.

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Jun 8

    Automotive industry liable for climate change damage due to CO2 emissions cheating?

    Automotive industry liable for climate change damage due to CO2 emissions cheating?
    “Dieselgate Turns Into CO2-gate: Huge Amounts Of Cheating Revealed”, writes Forbes.com. The automotive industry's cheating now touches also the domain of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Several European, American or Japanese…
  • Apr 7

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change

    Extreme weather events easier to be attributed to climate change
    The U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicines have published a report on the attribution of extreme weather events to climate changes. The scientists still hardly see any possibility to attribute extreme weather events to…
  • Dec 28

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter

    Model law for compensation of climate change victims by CO2 polluter
    cover of the west coastclimate law report More than one year ago Claimer.org suggested that countries can adapt their civil law so as to facilitate climate damage lawsuits, see. Now the Canadian NGO West Coast Environmental Law goes even…
Rank this Week: 3470

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • May 31

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation

    U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulation
    Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court Finds that a Public Agency Cannot Inadvertently Waive Attorney-Client and Work Product Privilege

    California Supreme Court Finds that a Public Agency Cannot Inadvertently Waive Attorney-Client and Work Product Privilege
    Last year, I wrote about the Second Appellate District case of Ardon v. City of Los Angeles.  In Ardon, the appellate court found that a public agency can waive statutory privileges that it otherwise would have if it produces privileged…
Rank this Week: 2801

Great Lakes Environment

Great Lakes Environment

Covers Great Lakes restoration, invasive species, toxics, diversions and overall management. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc.

http://greatlakesenvironment.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Registration for the Great Lakes Public Forum

    Registration for the Great Lakes Public Forum
    This is the last post. WIMS has now closed all operations. I will be blogging about broken government and related matters @ http://jpmcjefferson.blogspot.com …
  • May 26

    Ohio Releases Blueprint to Curb Toxic Algae - But Plan Falls Short

    Ohio Releases Blueprint to Curb Toxic Algae - But Plan Falls Short
    <> Ohio Releases Blueprint to Curb Toxic Algae - But Plan Falls Short - Governor Kasich's administration released its plan for curbing Lake Erie's toxic algae, the plan includes a number of…
  • May 25

    Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting

    Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting
    <> Lake Erie Phosphorus Objectives Review Panel Meeting - Meeting June 21 & 22, in Chicago to provide advice on development of phosphorus loading targets for Lake Erie – links to agenda and…
Rank this Week: 3594

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    G7 Ise-Shima Summit May 26-27

    G7 Ise-Shima Summit May 26-27
      This is the last post. WIMS has now closed all operations. I will be blogging about broken government and related matters @ http://jpmcjefferson.blogspot.com …
  • May 26

    House moves toward conference committee on sweeping energy bill

    House moves toward conference committee on sweeping energy bill
    <> House moves toward conference committee on sweeping energy bill - The House took a step Wednesday toward forming a conference committee on a wide-ranging energy bill -- lawmakers voted 241-178 to…
  • May 25

    House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Law

    House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Law
    <> House Clears Monumental Update to Chemical Safety Laws - The House of Representatives today (5/24/16) passed a landmark bicameral, bipartisan overhaul of our chemical safety standards --…
Rank this Week: 4084

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 24

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.
    <> Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. Nos. 14-1346. Fireman's Fund, Great American, and MSI underwrote insurance…
  • May 23

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.
    <> Karl Ebert  v.  General Mills, Inc. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 15-1735. General Mills, Inc., challenges the district court's grant of class…
  • May 20

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 4078

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still well beyond what U.S.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the dramatic energy transition needed to address climate change.  To be…
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
Rank this Week: 4664

The Remediation Wire

The Remediation Wire

Covers environmental news, laws, regulations, and upcoming events. By Marc D. Policastro and Andrew B. Robins.

http://www.remediationwire.com
  • Apr 8

    Due Diligence and the Bermuda Triangle: Getting it Done

    Due Diligence and the Bermuda Triangle: Getting it Done
    Co-authored by Melissa A. Clarke As published in the Spring 2016 edition of Dimensions Due diligence can make or break a deal, and there is a lot on the line for those charged with getting it right.  (1)   From an environmental…
  • Jan 5

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation
    Governor Christie’s signing of Assembly Bill No. 4543 into law in 2014 granted an extension of up to two years for the completion of remedial investigations, postponing the original deadline of May 7, 2014 to May 7, 2016. Those affected…
  • Jan 5

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigation
    Governor Christie’s signing of Assembly Bill No. 4543 into law in 2014 granted an extension of up to two years for the completion of remedial investigations, postponing the original deadline of May 7, 2014 to May 7, 2016. Those affected…
Rank this Week: 4871

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: 4041