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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 28

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward

    A PIAEE Winner’s Path Forward
    By Gerry Reymore Greetings from Vermont! The snow is falling and the temperature is a chilly 20 degrees. As a teacher, I’m busy starting the second half of the school year. If your school is anything like ours, you don’t have time…
  • Jan 27

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie

    All Dried Up – Advice for Drought-Impacted Water Utilitie
    By Bailey Kennett Born and raised in upstate New York, the idea of drought was pretty foreign to me. Some summers were dry, and maybe our backyard veggies didn’t do so well, but after some disappointment, we’d just cross our…
  • Jan 27

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green

    11 Sports Teams and Leagues That Have Gone Green
                        By Carly Carroll It’s a big week in sports. Folks are getting ready for the big game, and if you’re a hockey fan, there’s a lot of excitement out on the…
Rank this Week: 32

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Jan 28

    Sierra Club v. ICG Hazard, LLC

    Sierra Club v. ICG Hazard, LLC
    <> Sierra Club v. ICG Hazard, LLC – 1/27/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 13-5086. Appealed from the United States District Court for the Eastern…
  • Jan 28

    Black Mesa Water Coalition v. Jewell (DOI)

    Black Mesa Water Coalition v. Jewell (DOI)
    <> Black Mesa Water Coalition v. Jewell (DOI) – 1/26/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-16980. Plaintiffs sought costs and expenses, including attorney's…
  • Jan 26

    Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance

    Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance
    <> Visteon Corporation v. National Union Fire Insurance - 1/23/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case No. 14-2725. Visteon, a large manufacturer of automotive parts, with…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jan 21

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression

    Israel's Environment: Some First Impression
    I’ve just returned from Israel, where I presented a draft paper to an environmental workshop hosted by David Schorr and Issi Rosen-Svi at the University of Tel Aviv. The trip was short, but between my interactions at the university and...
  • Jan 16

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger

    Fifth Circuit Holds Designer and Supplier of Dry Cleaning System Is Not Liable under CERCLA as an Arranger
    On January 14, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Jolly, Costa) issued a decision in Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner Corporation. A subsidiary of Borg Warner sold dry cleaning machines to a dry cleaning business in Tyler, Texas,...
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case

    Fifth Circuit Narrowly Denies Rehearing En Banc in Deepwater Horizon Case
    Back on June 4, 2014, a panel of the Fifth Circuit (King, Benavides, Dennis) held that BP and Anadarko, co-owners of the Macondo Well involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010, are strictly liable for fines under Clean Water...
Rank this Week: 295

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: 466

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
  • Jul 15

    New Concepts in Clean Technology

    New Concepts in Clean Technology
    The term “clean technology” can be used to describe a wide range of infrastructural development, such as clean energy, advanced transportation, manufacturing water technology, sustainable materials and waste recycling. According…
Rank this Week: 319

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 408

Environmental Law Resource

Environmental Law Resource

Covers environmental law issues, rulings and developments. By Reed Smith.

http://www.environmentallawresource.com
Rank this Week: 541

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

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

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    How Diamonds and Nature Intersect

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

    Laws that Limit Production

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

    The Plentiful Forest Resource

    The Plentiful Forest Resource
    A Forest provides a lot of different business ventures. The trees alone can be used for lumber while there is also the possibility of selling wild fruit as a delicacy. Wildlife that is present in a forest can also provide a very interesting…
Rank this Week: 382

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story

    California’s Water Law Symposium–A Law Student Success Story
    The 11th Annual Water Law Symposium was held last weekend at Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.  The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of water law scholars, practitioners and policymakers, who devoted the day to a…
  • Jan 28

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber

    Food Policy: A Reply to Dan Farber
    Earlier this week on this blog, Dan Farber made the excellent point that although the average American is neither malnourished nor obese, both persist as significant problems revealing deep failures in our food system. But his…
  • Jan 27

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie

    Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Facultie
    I am thrilled to share the news that  Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and  UCLA School of Law.  Jim is  currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law…
Rank this Week: 4545

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: 4110

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/
  • Jan 29

    House bill would prevent proposed “waters” rule from becoming law

    House bill would prevent proposed “waters” rule from becoming law
    An Arizona congressman was joined by more than 100 House members in introducing a bill that would prevent EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from “developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or…
  • Jan 28

    Complying with judge’s order, EPA takes do-nothing approach to proposed Pebble determination

    Complying with judge’s order, EPA takes do-nothing approach to proposed Pebble determination
    EPA has sent the following notice to the Federal Register for publication: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505; FRL-9922-23-Region-10] Notice of Status Update on the Proposed Determination for the Pebble Deposit Area,…
  • Jan 28

    Some reaction to Obama Admin’s offshore leasing proposal

    Some reaction to Obama Admin’s offshore leasing proposal
    Here’s some coverage of and reaction to the offshore leasing proposal announced by the Interior Department Tuesday, Jan. 27: Interior’s Proposed Offshore Leasing Plan Will Place New Restrictions on Exploration of Alaska’s…
Rank this Week: 4507

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/
  • Jan 29

    COMMENTARY: Bipartisan Great Lakes legislation deserves attention

    COMMENTARY: Bipartisan Great Lakes legislation deserves attention
    <> COMMENTARY: Bipartisan Great Lakes legislation deserves attention -  Sponsored by Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) and co-sponsored by 13 Republicans and 12 Democrats, the Great Lakes Restoration…
  • Jan 28

    Climate affects how the Great Lakes grow and flow

    Climate affects how the Great Lakes grow and flow
    <> Climate affects how the Great Lakes grow and flow - New climate projections suggest increases in maximum and minimum daily temperatures in the Lake Michigan basin by as much as 8 degrees by …
  • Jan 27

    Great Lakes Fishery Commission Hosts Workshop to Explore Lampricide Resistance

    Great Lakes Fishery Commission Hosts Workshop to Explore Lampricide Resistance
    <> Great Lakes Fishery Commission Hosts Workshop to Explore Lampricide Resistance and the Development of Next Generation Lampricides -  GLC convened a first-of-its-kind workshop recently…
Rank this Week: 3707

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Senate set for Thursday Keystone vote

    Senate set for Thursday Keystone vote
    <> Senate set for Thursday Keystone vote - The GOP still lacks the votes to override an imminent veto of its Keystone plan, and House leaders are undecided on whether to take a vote on the Senate …
  • Jan 28

    Case Update: Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

    Case Update: Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency
    <> Case Update: Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency - In the U.S. Supreme Court, Docket No. 14-46. - Issue: Whether U.S. EPA unreasonably refused to consider costs in …
  • Jan 27

    Keystone Vote Fails in Senate

    Keystone Vote Fails in Senate
    <> Keystone Vote Fails in Senate - A key vote to advance legislation green-lighting the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline failed 53-39 in the Senate on Monday; A second attempt at advancing…
Rank this Week: 4300

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jan 29

    Blog Post: BREAKING: Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

    Blog Post: BREAKING: Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to approve TransCanada Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring Canadian tar sands crude oil through the U.S., a project that has inflamed environmentalists and prompted a veto…
  • Jan 29

    Blog Post: Farm Bureau Data Privacy Poll Produces Some Interesting Result

    Blog Post: Farm Bureau Data Privacy Poll Produces Some Interesting Result
    The American Farm Bureau Federation (Farm Bureau) recently polled over 2500 farmers about their concerns with data privacy and technology. Over 1000 of those surveyed indicated that they already use “precision technologies” on…
  • Jan 29

    Blog Post: Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Nossaman's Alfred Smith

    Blog Post: Minority Powerbrokers Q&amp;A: Nossaman's Alfred Smith
    Gaining the trust of leadership in the legal industry, and any industry for that matter, takes four elements — commitment, persistence, hard work and a strategic plan. The strategic plan may be the most important, says Alfred Smith II,…
Rank this Week: 4111

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/
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
  • Jan 28

    When it Comes to FOIA, Think Outside The Box

    When it Comes to FOIA, Think Outside The Box
    Here is a case worth reading: Competitive Enterprise Institute, et al. v. National Security Agency, Civil Action No. 14-975, In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The Competitive Enterprise Institute and two other…
  • Dec 19

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result
    On December 18, 2014, the USEPA released its annual enforcement and compliance report. According to the report, in fiscal year 2014, the USEPA criminal program generated $63,000.000.00 in fines and restitution, secured $16,000,000.00 in…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Jan 29

    General Permits Are Also Entitled to a Permit Shield

    General Permits Are Also Entitled to a Permit Shield
    On Tuesday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “permit shield” provisions of the Clean Water Act protected ICG hazard from Sierra Club claims that effluent from ICG Hazard’s Thunder Ridge mine caused…
  • Jan 26

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance

    Coming Soon to a Settlement Near You: Next Generation Compliance
    In a memorandum issued earlier this month, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement Cynthia Giles encouraged use by EPA staff of “Next Generation Compliance Tools” in civil settlements.  Some of the tools are more…
  • Jan 23

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA

    The Need For Expert Evidence To Make Out An Innocent Landowner Defense Under CERCLA
    As every litigator knows, evidence almost always tells a story that is untidy and riddled with loose ends.  This was illustrated by a recent innocent landowner case in California — Coppola v. Smith. …
Rank this Week: 3592

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/
  • Jan 29

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court

    Mineral rights owners’ suit against Denton to remain in federal court
    To say that the city of Denton, Texas is embroiled in litigation concerning its drilling ban would be an understatement. The city is currently facing two lawsuits challenging the validity of the recently enacted ban against hydraulic…
  • Jan 28

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation

    Wyoming to strengthen chemical disclosure requirements for fracking operation
    The Wyoming Public Records Act (WPRA) requires that oil and gas companies disclose information about the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations. Specifically, companies must disclose the type of chemical used, the…
  • Jan 23

    Another local fracking ban invalidated

    Another local fracking ban invalidated
    Throughout the country, supporters and opponents of local fracking bans have engaged in a fierce debate over the legality of such legislation. Indeed, suits have been filed in California, Colorado, New York, Texas, and West Virginia to…
Rank this Week: 3535

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/
  • Jan 29

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming
    The Lee County Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) is kicking off 2015 with substantial consideration of impact fees, with viewpoints expressed by stakeholders on both sides of the issue. At its January 6th meeting, the first…
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
Rank this Week: 2776

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: 4487

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: 3584

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
Rank this Week: 5048

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jan 28

    Clean Air Watch to EPA on Smog: We Deserve the Right to Know When the Air is Unsafe to Breathe

    Clean Air Watch to EPA on Smog: We Deserve the Right to Know When the Air is Unsafe to Breathe
    Testimony of Frank O’Donnell, President, Clean Air WatchU.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing on ozone, Arlington, TX January 29, 2015GOOD MORNING. I AM FRANK O’DONNELL, PRESIDENT OF CLEAN AIR WATCH, A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT…
  • Jan 26

    Six Things That Green Companies Do Differently; The Everyday Practices That Set Them Apart

    Six Things That Green Companies Do Differently; The Everyday Practices That Set Them Apart
    Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest submissions of pieces we think might be of general interest.  Today's article is by Jon Wikstrom Every green company strives to help the environment. They consider it as a sense of…
  • Dec 22

    Why Every Family Should Use Green Energy

    Why Every Family Should Use Green Energy
    (Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts of possible interest to readers.  Today's post is a freelance article from Gemma Burton)If every family decided to use green energy for their home, they would cut down on…
Rank this Week: 733

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again

    Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again
    The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (2014 COA). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to…
  • Jan 26

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

    Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill
    In January of 2013, Shell Canada allegedly spilled “flare liquids”, similar to gasoline, from its refinery in Sarnia. People in a nearby First Nation (often affected by Chemical Valley spills) experienced odours,…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal

    Supreme Court hears Chevron Ecuador pollution appeal
    Can foreign pollution judgments be enforced in Canada? The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments on the attempt by Ecuador pollution plaintiffs to enforce their $9 plus billion Ecuador judgment against Chevron’s Canadian assets,…
Rank this Week: 560

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 4665

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/
  • Jan 26

    Governor Ige Supports Rail Among Other Land Use Related Priorities in His First State of the State Addre

    Governor Ige Supports Rail Among Other Land Use Related Priorities in His First State of the State Addre
    Governor David Ige gave his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Hawaii State Legislature today.Here's what he said about land use related priorities:He supports, "low-cost government investment tools [that] can be used…
  • Jan 22

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015

    Land Use Policy Priorities: Opening Day of the 28th Hawaii State Legislature, 2015
    Yesterday kicked off the beginning of Hawaii’s 28thlegislative session.  Barring a special session, it will end on May 7, 2015, Sine Die (the length of a regular NFLseason).The legislature prides itself on the number of bills it…
  • Jan 16

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre

    Same Blog, Different Web Addre
    The Hawaii Land Use Law and Policy blog has a new Web address. You can find us at www.hilanduselaw.com. Our old Web address will redirect you automatically.
Rank this Week: 1119

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jan 26

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry

    EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative Data Tracks Agency Action in the Energy Industry
    Recently released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Enforcement Initiative demonstrate how intensely EPA’s enforcement program is focused on the oil and gas industry, especially within key shale plays…
  • Jan 19

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda. The new Republican Congress was sworn in last week, and has promptly sought changes in…
  • Jan 14

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 38
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 38 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Florida, Ohio, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on state…
Rank this Week: 3790

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jan 26

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal

    5th Circuit Rules that Sale of Chemical is Not Disposal
    On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that the sale of a useful chemical did not make the seller an "arranger for disposal" under Superfund, even where seller knew that some of that chemical would be spilled…
  • Jan 7

    New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act Extended One Year

    New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act Extended One Year
    On Friday, December 26, Governor Christie signed into law a one year extension of New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”). As noted in our recent blog, the PEA previously was set to expire on December 31, … Continue…
  • Jan 6

    New York State Brownfield Developments: Governor Cuomo Vetoes Tax Credit Extension; State Bar Recommends Reform

    New York State Brownfield Developments: Governor Cuomo Vetoes Tax Credit Extension; State Bar Recommends Reform
    On December 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have extended, until March 31, 2017, the deadline for sites in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program to finish cleanups in order to qualify for the Program’s tax…
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
  • Jan 25

    All Water is Greywater - So Don't Ban Greywater in Your Plumbing Code

    All Water is Greywater - So Don't Ban Greywater in Your Plumbing Code
    As governments across the country enter the triennial building code cycle, including adopting the 2015 International Plumbing Code, it is key that they not ban greywater use. Codes are usually adopted by local government legislative bodies,…
  • Jan 19

    Indoor Marijuana Growing Accounts for Over 1% of all Electric Consumption in the U.S.

    Indoor Marijuana Growing Accounts for Over 1% of all Electric Consumption in the U.S.
    In 2015, when vaping is out and Marley Natural Weed is in, the largely unrecognized and surging use of electricity associated with marijuana must be considered.  Indoor marijuana growing operations accounted for over 1% of all electric…
  • Jan 4

    Pennsylvania is First State to offer Tax Credit for Passive House

    Pennsylvania is First State to offer Tax Credit for Passive House
    Pennsylvania is the first state to offer tax credits for low income Passive House building. Applications submitted under the PennHOMES and low income housing tax credit program are scored and ranked in accordance with a numerical criteria. By…
Rank this Week: 1596

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jan 23

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule
    Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published three new rules, continuing its flurry of activity from December as we previously noted here and here.  Below are the latest final and proposed rules issued by the…
  • Dec 31

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction
    Coming in just under the wire for the New Year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published new rules today, making December a very busy month for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing…
  • Dec 31

    Fish & Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted

    Fish &amp; Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted
    Continuing the quarter century controversy over the listing of the Coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) as a threatened subspecies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has concluded that a petition to…
Rank this Week: 4911

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Covers Kentucky environmental law matters, including pollution, human health and toxic torts. By Jeffrey M. Sanders.

http://jeffreymsanders.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4285

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request

    Public Entities Can Inadvertently Waive Privilege in Response to a Public Records Act Request
    California’s Public Records Act (PRA) law requires public entities to make their public records open for inspection and copying. Environmental practitioners often use PRA requests as a tool to obtain information regarding a contaminated…
  • Nov 26

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED

    THE SUNSET WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER — UST FUND EXTENDED
    On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law).  The UST Law was an urgency measure that took effect…
  • Nov 26

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

    CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA
    Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a California…
Rank this Week: 2801

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

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety

    The Importance of Auditing for Food Safety
    Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that proper food safety practices are being abided to. The Global Food and Safety Resource reported, “audits are a crucial component of maintaining food safety standards and certification, by…
  • Jan 14

    Higher Fines & Fees for Municipal Services in Canada

    Higher Fines &amp; Fees for Municipal Services in Canada
    In the past six months, Nimonik has observed technical amendments to municipal by-laws which could be easily overlooked. The changes concern fees charged for services rendered, fines used to enforce by-laws, and refinements to certain…
  • Jan 7

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse

    Efficient Incident Managment and Training Scheduler for Businesse
    Let’s make 2015 a safe year for your workplace. Nimonik is building easy-to-use incident management tools and a training scheduler. To help refine our design, we are looking for Beta testers to provide feedback. Beta program…
Rank this Week: 4420

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/
  • Jan 20

    What You Need to Know about Farm Data Privacy

    What You Need to Know about Farm Data Privacy
    Here is my presentation to the Indiana Horticultural Congress on January 21, 2015.  You can follow along online by clicking below:Farm Data Privacy:  What You Need to KnowPlease check out other articles about the agriculture and…
  • Jan 20

    Big Data on the Farm: Presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau

    Big Data on the Farm: Presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau
    My January 20, 2015 presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau's District Meeting can be found by clicking on the following link:Big Data on the FarmDon't forget to also check out American Farm Bureau Federation's Privacy and Security Principles for…
  • Jan 8

    FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?

    FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?
    The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Washington company (Advanced Aviation Solutions LLC) an exemption to fly unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs" or "drones") commercially for "precision agriculture" and "crop scouting" purposes.…
Rank this Week: 2908

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 18

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    One of the first bills introduced in the newly convened North Carolina State Legislature seeks to limit condemnation powers.  House Bill 3, seeks to amend the North Carolina State Constitution to ban the use of eminent domain for private…
  • Dec 30

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender

    GA: Appraiser Owes No Duty of Care to Borrower for Appraisal Prepared for Lender
    One issue that continues to be litigated around the country is the extent to which an appraiser is liable to a borrower for a negligent appraisal prepared for a lender.  This issue was recently addressed by the Georgia Court of…
  • Dec 29

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement

    OK Court: Taking Must Statisfy State’s Public Use Requirement
    An Oklahoma appellate court recently reconfirmed that a taking by a state or local entity must satisfy, among other things, both the state and U.S. Constitutions.  In that case, the City of Muskogee condemned a property for a parking…
Rank this Week: 1404

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

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

    Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Forecast: Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain

    Minnesota Community Solar Gardens Forecast: Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain
    Within days of its open on December 12, 2014, Xcel Energy’s Minnesota Community Solar Garden (CSG) Program had well over 300 MW worth of CSG applications submitted and by this writing nearly 430 MW.  The rush of significant…
  • Jan 7

    California Governor Pledges 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    California Governor Pledges 50% Renewable Energy by 2030
    In November 2008, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S-14-08, which set a 33 percent renewable portfolio standard for California by 2020.  On Tuesday, Jerry Brown was sworn in for a record fourth term as…
  • Jan 2

    Initial Take: Xcel Energy’s 2016-2013 Integrated Resource Plan for Minnesota

    Initial Take: Xcel Energy’s 2016-2013 Integrated Resource Plan for Minnesota
    Today, Xcel Energy filed its 2016 – 2030 Integrated Resource Plan.  Xcel Energy’s proposal is fairly significant in scope – it proposes to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, add new renewable and natural gas generating…
Rank this Week: 1377

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/
  • Jan 15

    Environmental Insurance- A Top Broker Discusses Seven Key Aspects of this Specialty Coverage

    Environmental Insurance- A Top Broker Discusses Seven Key Aspects of this Specialty Coverage
    I interviewed Rob Snyder of the Fedeli Group. (click link to Rob's contact information)  Rob has more than 20 years of experience as a broker of environmental insurance.   He has obtained everything from standard pollution…
  • Dec 24

    U.S. EPA Regulates Coal Ash under Subtitle D

    U.S. EPA Regulates Coal Ash under Subtitle D
    Following a failure of the dike at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee which received national attention, the Obama Administration announced it would re-evaluate regulation of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or coal ash.   The…
  • Dec 15

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?

    NPDES Permit Pre-Empts RCRA?
    An interesting case involving the interplay of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and RCRA highlights the complexity of sites that trigger multiple environmental statutes.  The U.S. District Court of Maryland in Sherrill, et al. v. The Mayor and…
Rank this Week: 1394

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 8

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)

    Spatial Law and Policy UAV Update (January 8, 2015)
    Each week the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy prepares for its members an update on key legal and policy links associated with the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information. The following are some of the top…
  • Dec 16

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone

    Spatial Law and Policy 2014 - The Year of the Drone
    Each December, I have listed the top Spatial Law and Policy stories from the past year. (For those of you who have the time, it is interesting to go back over the past several years to see how the issues - and the technology - have evolved:…
Rank this Week: 1420

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: 3871

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/
  • Jan 11

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update November 2014, # 23

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update November 2014, # 23
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News Two Car Companies Pay Highest CAA Civil Penalties Ever Car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia (the "Companies") used inaccurate data to falsely demonstrate…
  • Dec 6

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update October 2014, Vol. 1, Issue #22

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update October 2014, Vol. 1, Issue #22
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News Drums Along the Mohawk - Riverkeeper to Patrol the Mohawk River The public interest group, Riverkeeper has vowed to start patrols to search for water pollution on…
  • Nov 29

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update September 2014, Vol. 1 #21

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update September 2014, Vol. 1 #21
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Editorial Note: This Update introduces a new section: Energy Enforcement and Regulation. The increased federal, state and local involvement in the mining, processing,…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
Rank this Week: 2938

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: 1417

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: 1680

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/
  • Dec 31

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014

    On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2014
    With the year coming to an end, we take a moment to look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2014 was no exception.  Here’s our top five…
  • Dec 9

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe

    ATB: Solar Energy Systems Exempt From Property Taxe
    Solar energy systems providing power to off-site locations are exempt from local property taxes, according to a ruling from the Appellate Tax Board. The ATB’s decision in Forrestall Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Assessors of the Town of…
  • Sep 26

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager

    Superior Court Issues Significant Decision Regarding Construction Manager
    The Worcester Superior Court recently issued an important decision that could significantly affect the risk assumed by construction managers performing public projects under the M.G.L. c. 149A construction manager – at risk delivery…
Rank this Week: 2038