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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 30

    Small Grants, Big Impact

    Small Grants, Big Impact
    By Jennie Saxe Last month, universities, watershed groups, and other recipients of EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants gave presentations on their work to restore urban waterways in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden, and Chester, four cities…
  • Jul 28

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change
    By Natalie Liller June 15-19th, 2015 marked EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop—and even more importantly, it summoned the latest group of talented high-school-aged students to learn about the science behind taking…
  • Jul 27

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)

    Excavation Experts: Are Moles or Voles Ruining your Lawn? (Part 1)
    By Marcia Anderson It’s Summertime! Time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Imagine you are strolling across your lawn on a beautiful day assessing your maintenance routines, when you notice something amiss. It appears as if…
Rank this Week: 47

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply

    Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply
    <> Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply - The Obama administration has decided to give states more time to comply with proposed regulations that will…
  • Jul 29

    House, Senate move toward passage of ANOTHER transportation patch

    House, Senate move toward passage of ANOTHER transportation patch
    <> House, Senate move toward passage of ANOTHER transportation patch - The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states…
  • Jul 28

    House, Senate on Collision Course in Highway Debate

    House, Senate on Collision Course in Highway Debate
    <> House, Senate on Collision Course in Highway Debate - Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway…
Rank this Week: 444

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    The Climate Issue & the 2016 Election

    The Climate Issue &amp; the 2016 Election
    We’re beginning to have a sense of where the leading candidates stand on climate change. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton announced a goal of 33% renewables by 2030, after saying that the “reality of climate change is…
  • Jul 27

    A Case of Reverse Causation?

    A Case of Reverse Causation?
    Here’s the weird thing: the social cost of carbon today, depends significantly on the year-by-year emissions of carbon in the future, which we obviously don’t know. (Because it depends on our own future actions!)…
  • Jul 24

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.
    Here’s the headline from the Washington Post: “Outrage over EPA emissions regulations fades as states find fixes.”  Senator Mitch McConnell has been telling all and sundry the plan will be a disaster and states should…
Rank this Week: 465

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

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

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?
    When my dad retired from farming, one of the first things he purchased was a nice late-model John Deere 4020. He still owns some land and uses this tractor for dirt work and land maintenance.  With the baby-boomer generation of farmers…
  • Jul 22

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015
    Please join me for the Big Data and Technology in Agriculture seminar on August 14, 2015 at Indiana Farm Bureau. The day promises to have a number of engaging speakers who will cover different aspects of farm data technology, privacy and…
  • Jul 9

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?
    Although Google’s autonomous car appears to be getting most of the press, the auto-guidance system on tractors, combines, sprayers and other farm equipment has been around for years. Farmers still “pilot” their equipment…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Jul 8

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida
    The Second District Court of Appeal, which covers fourteen counties in West Central Florida and Southwest Florida from Pasco County in the north to Collier County in the south, issued a decision in June 2015 that significantly expands the…
  • Jun 23

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure
    In April of last year, my colleague, David Fowler shared a post about a seller’s obligation in a residential sale to disclose facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that…
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 319

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: 298

Green Law

Green Law

Covers legal developments in the green world including clean tech, climate change, and green building. By John Corcoran.

http://greenlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 10

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report
    In case you haven't checked out my new blog, the California Law Report, I thought I'd include a number of links to articles I've posted over there.
  • Jul 29

    New Blog

    New Blog
    Most of my blogging these days is done at two separate blogs which can be found here: California Law ReportPlastiras & Terrizzi Legal Update BlogPlease come visit me there!
  • Jul 7

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill, AB 1500 (Lieu), which will allow new low-emission vehicles -- primarily electric vehicles -- access to HOV lanes throughout California no matter how many occupants are riding in the…
Rank this Week: 256

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/
  • Jul 30

    Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario

    Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario
    <> Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario - Ontario officials said in a statement that Asian carp, which is considered as the vanquishers of native aquatic species, has been recently found into Lake …
  • Jul 29

    NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failure

    NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failure
    <> NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failures - The National Wildlife Federation filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S Department of Transportation for the agency's failure in regulating…
  • Jul 28

    Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beache

    Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beache
    <> Rising Lake Erie damages property, swallows beaches - Its depth ballooned in June and July because of as much as 400 percent more rainfall in some areas of the Great Lakes watershed this spring and …
Rank this Week: 3711

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA
    <> Organized Village of Kake v. USDA - 7/29/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-35517. The en banc [full] court affirmed the district court's summary judgment in…
  • Jul 29

    EME Homer City Generation, L.P v. EPA

    EME Homer City Generation, L.P v. EPA
    <> EME Homer City Generation, L.P v. EPA – 7/28/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 11-1302. Consolidated with dozens of other cases. This major case involves the Clean Air Act…
  • Jul 28

    Chinatown Neighborhood Association v. Harri

    Chinatown Neighborhood Association v. Harri
    <> Chinatown Neighborhood Association v. Harris - 7/27/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 14-15781. The panel affirmed the district court's dismissal of…
Rank this Week: 4198

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Pope Says No to Cap and Trade

    Blog Post: Pope Says No to Cap and Trade
    By Tricia Caliguire "Pope Francis Stands Up to Climate Deniers," or so says the editorial board of the Newark Star Ledger. Yes, but the headline could have read, "Pope says No to Cap and Trade." In his ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Recent Antimicrobial Registration Provides for Intermediate Master Batche

    Blog Post: Recent Antimicrobial Registration Provides for Intermediate Master Batche
    On May 15, 2015, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) (Antimicrobials Division) conditionally approved Nanosilva LLC’s registration of “NSPW-L30SS” as a materials preservative with an explicit clearance allowing…
  • Jul 29

    Blog Post: Changes Afoot In Final Version Of Clean Power Plan

    Blog Post: Changes Afoot In Final Version Of Clean Power Plan
    Though the core carbon emission reduction goals of the Clean Power Plan aren't expected to change when the final version of the regulations is released shortly, reports that the Obama administration will push back compliance deadlines for…
Rank this Week: 4136

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/
  • Jul 30

    The D.C. Circuit Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board to Fix Its Transport Rule Emissions Budget

    The D.C. Circuit Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board to Fix Its Transport Rule Emissions Budget
    The Clean Air Act’s good neighbor provision prohibits upwind states from emitting air pollutants in amounts that will “contribute significantly to nonattainment” of a national ambient air quality standard in a downwind…
  • Jul 29

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition
    Anyone who reads this blog must have seen the explosion of reports in the trade press that EPA ignored significant criticism from the Army Corps of Engineers in promulgating its Waters of the United States rule.  I have not seen the…
  • Jul 28

    DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project

    DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Northern Pass Transmission, LLC’s proposed 187-mile transmission line across the United States-Canada border in New…
Rank this Week: 3596

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: 4554

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/
  • Jul 29

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule
    Since the EPA and the Army Corps published the final rule defining “waters of the United States” on June 29, 2015, 72 plaintiffs have already filed ten separate complaints in eight federal district courts challenging the final…
  • Jul 28

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security
    In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often asked to accept U.S.-based subsidiary as the tenant entity.  The U.S. subsidiary often does not have independent financials or credit…
  • Jul 28

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement
    Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that both John Tishler and Michael Gibson will be participating as panelists at the…
Rank this Week: 938

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Jul 29

    Clean Power is for Montanans, Wildlife

    Clean Power is for Montanans, Wildlife
    Amanda Jahshan, Wildlife Energy Conservation Fellow, Bozeman, MT: (Photo of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout courtesy of the National Park Service) Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power…
  • Jul 29

    Wacky weather wears on farmer

    Wacky weather wears on farmer
    Claire O'Connor, Policy Analyst, Santa Monica: Farmers have always been at the mercy of the skies. You can plan and prepare, give your crops the tender loving care they need to thrive, and follow the advice of countless…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Blog: Report Card Highlights Canada's 'Hesitant' Support for Cleantech Deployment

    Guest Blog: Report Card Highlights Canada's 'Hesitant' Support for Cleantech Deployment
    Danielle Droitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.: Guest blog by Mitchell Beer Today's Pembina Institute report card on Canada's hesitant support for clean energy deployment fills in an important…
Rank this Week: 4135

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: 3132

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 2561

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

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

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 29

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find
    An en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision, finding that the Forest Service did not properly explain why it was exempting the Tongass National Forest from the roadless rule (Organized Village of Kake v. U.S. Dep't of…
  • Jul 21

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail
    The D.C. Circuit concluded that Gunpowder Riverkeeper's challenge to a conditional certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fall within the "zone of interests" protected by the National Environmental Policy Act…
  • Jul 14

    Obama designates national monument

    Obama designates national monument
    The monuments are Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Announcement from White House blog And from the Federal Register (to be published July 15): Basin and Range National Monument;…
Rank this Week: 4727

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary
    This year, the 3rd annual HSE conference on mining safety was held on June 17-18, 2015, in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Marcus Evans (Link to conference and agenda). The organization was kind enough to provide Nimonik with an admission Press…
  • Jul 17

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper
    This is a guest post by our Affiliate, EEM inc. Become a Nimonik Affiliate. Nearly 20 years after it was first published, ISO 14001 has become the world’s most widely recognized environmental standard. A new version of the standard will…
  • Jul 15

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week
    Canada’s recent regulatory changes for hazardous materials may impact you. Learn about the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in our free 2-part webinar series starting this Thursday, July 16.…
Rank this Week: 4416

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 4916

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: 5044

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: 605

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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

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

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1
    Last Friday, the International Code Council and ASHRAE announced they signed an “agreement that the new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), .. scheduled to be released in 2018, .. will be powered by”…
  • Jul 19

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.
    It was widely reported that the first green building litigation in the country was the 2007 trial court case of Southern Builders, Inc. v. Shaw Development, LLC, in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Somerset County, case no.…
  • Jul 12

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction
    This law firm is increasingly called upon to give legal opinions that a green building is LEED certified, certifiable or otherwise ‘really’ a green building. The purpose of a legal opinion given in a commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 873

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Jul 26

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?
    This month NASA released a new photo of Earth, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. The satellite was launched in February, 2015 and actually orbits the Earth at a distance 4 times further out than the orbit of...
  • Jul 25

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Pillard, Williams) issued a decision in National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA. Both industry and environmental petitioners filed petitions for review challenging a 2012 EPA regulation…
  • Jul 21

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Rogers (dissenting in part), Brown, Ginsburg) issued a decision in Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC. Gunpowder Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, filed a petition for review challenging FERC’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2495

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation
    Within the past year Illinois EPA has issued numerous violation notices to water systems for failing to check chlorine residue and fluoride levels daily. When issuing these violations, IEPA cites both 35 IAC 653.605 and 35 IAC 653.704, and…
  • Jul 8

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act
    The Illinois General Assembly passed the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act, HB 2212, at the end of the 2013 Spring Session.  The statute creates the South Suburban Cook County Brownfield Redevelopment Zone in Posen,…
  • Jul 8

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  One of the common misconceptions is that becoming a Benefit…
Rank this Week: 2787

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 20

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we think would be of interest to readers.  Today's guest post is from Beth Kelly.]When Pope Francis issued his “environmental” encyclical document, entitled "Laudato Si",…
  • Jul 9

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we find interesting.  Today's guest is Jaclyn Lambert]The advances in battery and hybrid vehicle technology over the past two decades have been so amazing that it causes one to…
  • Jun 26

    Guest Post: Alternative Energy Vehicles and the Environment

    Guest Post: Alternative Energy Vehicles and the Environment
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts to this space. The attached piece from Nik Donovic -- which highlights the benefits of hybrid vehicles -- struck a particular cord. We hope you find it interesting.]It’s not tough to…
Rank this Week: 1402

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/
  • Jul 16

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated
    Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg talking with Ban Ki-moon at the COP17 Summit in 2011. In a previous blogpost, we have taken the view that the chances for getting compensation for climate change damages in Norway are rather…
  • Apr 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
  • Mar 10

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there
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Rank this Week: 3563

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil &amp; Gas Industry
    Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.” The article discusses…
  • Jun 17

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird

    Fish &amp; Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a notice of its intent to evaluate potential ways to regulate incidental takes of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). The…
Rank this Week: 3808

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 15

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic
    We are pleased to announce that Senior Associate Paula Boutis has joined the Board of GreenPAC, an organization dedicated to building environmental leadership in Canadian politics. To find out more about GreenPAC’s mission, check…
  • Jul 14

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better
    Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To…
  • Jul 8

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change
    Congratulations to Ellen Schwartzel, the Acting Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on her first report, issued yesterday.  “Feeling the Heat: Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2015”, is the latest in the…
Rank this Week: 1183

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: 3822

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/
  • Jul 12

    Pro's and Con's of Performing Environmental Audit

    Pro's and Con's of Performing Environmental Audit
    U.S. EPA and the many state EPA's have adopted environmental audit policies or laws to encourage companies to review and disclose instances of non-compliance. (See prior post- Why Businesses Should Consider an Environmental Audit?)…
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields: $20 Million Dollar Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Fund Enacted

    Brownfields: $20 Million Dollar Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Fund Enacted
    As part of the 2016-2017 Operating Budget for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), a new $20 million dollar cleanup fund was created in House Bill 64 to address old gas stations around the state.  The money came from remaining…
  • Jun 24

    EPA Releases "Waters of the U.S." Rule

    EPA Releases "Waters of the U.S." Rule
    On May 27, 2015, US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) released the final version of the rule which defines federal jurisdiction over waterways (referred to as the "Clean Water Rule").   Those who support the rule argue that it…
Rank this Week: 926

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/
  • Jul 10

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact
    The appeal in Building Industry Association v. U.S. Department of Commerce arose under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).  It required the 9th Circuit Court…
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
  • May 20

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
Rank this Week: 1011

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 2911

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: 946

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/
  • Jul 5

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update May 2015, Vol. 2, #5

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update May 2015, Vol. 2, #5
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News DEC Hits Hospitals with Hazardous Waste Violations Two Troy, NY hospitals were penalized almost $35,000 for numerous hazardous waste violations, including…
  • Jun 28

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update April 2015, Vol. 2,#4

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update April 2015, Vol. 2,#4
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Finally, a New State Brownfields Law After several years of false starts, state leaders finally agreed and allowed the passage of an updated Brownfields and…
  • Jun 21

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update March 2015, Vol. II, #3

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update March 2015, Vol. II, #3
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2015 Enforcement News Dirty Fuel Oil Scam in NYC Prosecutors are investigating the city's largest fuel oil companies for allegedly taking worthless, but hazardous, waste oil and…
Rank this Week: 2414

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
Rank this Week: 2523

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 30

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 1299

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

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

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective

    Geolocation Privacy in the Workplace: A Student's Perspective
    Please find below an excellent blog post by Conor Barry, a student intern at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Founcation (USGIF), giving his perspective on a lawsuit that was recently filed concerning geolocation privacy in the…
  • Feb 18

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV

    How White House Privacy Rules Will Impact Commercial Use of UAV
    There has been a great deal written recently about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) release of proposed regulation concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs) – or drones. (An informative…
  • Jan 14

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (January 14, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares the Spatial Law and Policy Update for its members. The Update contains approximately 20-25 links to recent developments that will impact the…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
Rank this Week: 2616

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 28

    New York DEC Prepares to Address Sea Level Rise

    New York DEC Prepares to Address Sea Level Rise
    Recent legislation has directed the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") to prepare regulations addressing projections of sea level rise, along with adaptation strategies. As a part of that process the DEC held a series…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.. The…
  • Mar 28

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015

    Proposed American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015
    A bill has been submitted in Congress that if adopted will completely alter Federal energy policies and restrict or eliminate the ability of federal agencies to regulate activities that have potentially significant environmental impacts.
Rank this Week: 1077

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 24

    USEPA Video

    USEPA Video
    The USEPA Criminal Enforcement Division has several videos that are available on the USEPA YouTube Channel. http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/criminal-enforcement-videos The various videos are informative as to the various functions undertaken…
  • Jun 17

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie

    USEPA Enforcement Prioritie
    The USEPA does have set priorities for its enforcement programs. If you have ever wondered what they were, here are the current priorities, both nationally and for Region VI. The National Enforcement Initiatives are also the Office of…
  • Jun 12

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??

    RCRA Violations – Low Hanging Fruit??
    One of the common RCRA criminal violations is the poor management practices surrounding the handling of hazardous waste containers. And one of the easiest to overlook is the storing of hazardous waste containers for over-ninety (90) days…
Rank this Week: 2342

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/
  • Jun 23

    Congress Seeks to End Run Federal Aviation Administration on Drone Rule

    Congress Seeks to End Run Federal Aviation Administration on Drone Rule
    Apparently impatient with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) slow progress in developing rules governing the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV” or “drones”), Senators…
  • Jun 2

    FAA Requires New Integrated Model for Noise and Air Quality Impact Analysi

    FAA Requires New Integrated Model for Noise and Air Quality Impact Analysi
    In a marked change in longtime Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) policy regarding analysis of noise and air quality impacts from FAA initiated, directed or funded projects, FAA has substituted a single new model for the long…
  • May 22

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire
     Please note the award granted to the aviation practice at Buchalter Nemer by clicking here.
Rank this Week: 1301

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3914

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: 3487

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 15

    Gov. Dayton Signs 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law

    Gov. Dayton Signs 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law
    On Saturday, June 13, Governor Dayton signed the 2015 Jobs and Energy Bill into Law.  Our prior coverage of this bill can be found here and here.  The following amendments were made after the Governor’s veto: New definitions…
  • Jun 11

    MN Special Session Jobs and Energy Bill Posted

    MN Special Session Jobs and Energy Bill Posted
    As a follow up to our prior coverage, Governor Dayton vetoed the jobs and energy bill that passed in the final few minutes of the 2015 regular legislative session.  Governor Dayton’s veto letter can be found here. After significant…
  • May 26

    USFWS to Evaluate New Incidental Take Permitting Program Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    USFWS to Evaluate New Incidental Take Permitting Program Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) published notice in the Federal Register announcing that it intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of a program that would…
Rank this Week: 936