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Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 190

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 22

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word
    Happy Earth Day! One of the most powerful things you can do to act on climate is talk to your friends and neighbors about the challenge we face. This Earth Day, talk to five about climate action. Why five? If five of your friends, for…
  • Apr 21

    Earth Month Tip: Reuse!

    Earth Month Tip: Reuse!
    The most effective way to reduce waste is to avoid creating it in the first place. The process of making a new product creates carbon pollution. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources,…
  • Apr 20

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution
    Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home Tool can guide you in making your home more energy efficient — whether you do it yourself or hire a qualified professional. The online tool has tips for saving energy all around your home and…
Rank this Week: 277

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Happy Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day
    Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful place? Do something today to make it better. Surely you can think of something…. Plant a tree, pick up litter, dust off your bike or walk instead of driving, change to more efficient…
  • Apr 21

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed
    The Ontario Ministries of Rural Affairs and of Agriculture and Food have each proposed a draft Statement of Environmental Values under the Environmental Bill of Rights. The Ontario Environmental Commissioner has, for many years, called…
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
Rank this Week: 226

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
  • Apr 14

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform
    Earlier this week, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform. The hearing focused on four bills that seek to require data and spending transparency under the ESA. As previously…
Rank this Week: 268

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 22

    Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
    Elizabeth Shope, Advocate, Washington, D.C.: Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, march with riders on horseback, and erection of a tipi on the…
  • Apr 22

    The social cost of carbon: playing catch up to the IPCC

    The social cost of carbon: playing catch up to the IPCC
    Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC: Photo: U.S. Army under Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode This blog was originally published at the…
  • Apr 22

    Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theorists Threaten Cities' Sustainability Effort

    Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theorists Threaten Cities' Sustainability Effort
    Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC: I can remember when “Agenda 21” was at the top of NRDC’s international agenda.  In the run-up to the first Rio…
Rank this Week: 719

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

Provides environmental law news and updates. By Sive, Paget & Riesel.

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      
    Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for…
  • Apr 18

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently set the date of June 3rd to hear arguments on whether towns in New York State may use local laws to ban or restrict hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within their boundaries. The…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 670

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 760

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/
  • Apr 21

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer

    Missouri Landowners Seeking a "Double Take" from Taxpayer
    Landowners flooded by the Missouri River in 2011 have sued the Corps of Engineers for a Fifth Amendment “taking” under the U.S. Constitution. Their attorneys hope to rake in over $250 million in claims for their clients and at least...
  • Apr 11

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law

    Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium at Widener Law
    Today I will be blogging live from the Global Environmental Constitutionalism Symposium held at Widener Law in Delaware. A live feed of the conference is available here. A remarkable group of scholars from all over the world have converged…
  • Apr 9

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model

    Energy Law Symposium on Emerging Business and Regulatory Model
    The San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law just announced its upcoming symposium. Here's the conference description and a call for papers: Proposals Due: Monday, April 21, 2014 On Friday, November 7, 2014, the University of San Diego…
Rank this Week: 377

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 18

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/18/14
     National / International News   <> Report Challenges EIA's Renewable Energy Projections - New research released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) assertion that only…
  • Apr 17

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14

    WIMS Environmental HotSheet 4/17/14
     National / International News   <> Building on Our Progress in Solar Deployment –White House Blog: Since President Obama took office, we have made significant advances in clean energy. Last year alone was…
Rank this Week: 798

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 662

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/
Rank this Week: 425

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 676

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 394

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: 535

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!

    Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!
    The first e-mail in my inbox this morning was from a regional pharmacy chain, advertising “Great Earth Day Savings!” That seemed to me to be a little ironic: celebrate by the planet by consuming as much as you can! It isn’t…
  • Apr 21

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…

    George Kennan and the Environment: With Friends Like These…
    Last year, I read John Lewis Gaddis’ magisterial biography of George F. Kennan, one of the prime architects of American Cold War policy and a distinguished foreign policy intellectual. I was surprised — and not a little…
  • Apr 21

    The Quest to Tame the River

    The Quest to Tame the River
    As the song tells us, “Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along” – but he doesn’t necessarily roll where we want him to.  Human efforts at controlling the river and its massive tributaries succeed at times but…
Rank this Week: 4919

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
Rank this Week: 3860

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/
Rank this Week: 3668

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Apr 22

    Northern States Power Company Issues 100 MW Solar RFP

    Northern States Power Company Issues 100 MW Solar RFP
     Northern States Power Company (d/b/a Xcel Energy) released its long-awaited solar request for proposals (RFP) today. Although it had earlier suggested the RFP would be for up to 150 MW, today’s RFP seeks up to 100 MW of…
  • Apr 21

    The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP

    The Price of Developing Power Projects in Kern County Just Went UP
    The East Kern Wind Resource Area (EKWRA)--it's a mouthful--and it's also a hotbed for renewable energy development and the location of a fight over millions of dollars among Southern California Edison (SCE), the California ISO, and…
  • Apr 18

    Court Declares Minnesota Coal Law Unconstitutional: Electrons Favor the Laws of Physics to Those of Government

    Court Declares Minnesota Coal Law Unconstitutional: Electrons Favor the Laws of Physics to Those of Government
       Minnesota legislators passed the Next Generation Energy Act in 2007 which, in part, established power sector standards for carbon dioxide emissions. As a result Minn. Stat. §216H.03 now provides that no person…
Rank this Week: 1287

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: 3590

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Apr 22

    Zoning Laws Stop Wind

    Zoning Laws Stop Wind
    The application of zoning laws, many of which date to the 1920s are bringing alternative energy projects to a halt in 2014. In a recent New York case, the Town of Allegany issued a special use permit to a landowner on July 11, 2011, allowing…
  • Apr 15

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?

    Why You Care About the Revision to OMB Circular A-119?
    The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments, no later than May 12, 2014, on proposed revisions to Circular A-119, “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity…
  • Apr 9

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED

    The Single Most Significant Change in LEED
    By Jacqueline Lusk and Stuart Kaplow The newest version of LEED, with the designation LEED v4 is not simply another step in the continuous improvement of the third party verified green building rating system, and while not paradigm shift…
Rank this Week: 1306

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/
  • Apr 22

    Court upholds Pennsylvania’s forced pooling statute as constitutional

    Court upholds Pennsylvania’s forced pooling statute as constitutional
    On April 8, 2014, a Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge upheld the state’s controversial forced pooling statute (section 34.1 of the Oil and Gas Lease Act) as constitutional. This pooling statute, which was signed into law on July…
  • Apr 21

    EPA releases five white papers on methane and VOC emissions in the oil and natural gas sector

    EPA releases five white papers on methane and VOC emissions in the oil and natural gas sector
    On April 15, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and external peer review five white papers on potentially significant sources of methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the oil…
  • Apr 16

    California hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill approved by State Senate Committee

    California hydraulic fracturing moratorium bill approved by State Senate Committee
    On April 4, 2014, in a 5 to 2 vote with two members abstaining, the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved proposed legislation (Senate Bill 1132) that would place an indefinite moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and…
Rank this Week: 3527

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/
  • Apr 21

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System

    Decision in Pirker Case Invokes Specter of Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft System
    While many members of the growing community of developers, manufacturers and operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) have expressed enthusiasm at the National Transportation Safety Board Administrative Decision in the…
  • Apr 17

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation

    FAA Pushes Back Against Advocates of Unregulated Drone Operation
    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has appealed a recent National Transportation Safety Board administrative decision, Administrator v. Pirker, NTSB Docket CP-217, July 18, 2013, in which Administrative Law Judge Patrick…
  • Apr 14

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie

    Sustainable Airport Policies for Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Companie
    “Disruption” has become the buzzword of the decade for technology startups.  Entrepreneurs take aim at existing markets every day with ideas designed to uproot and redefine their industries.  But some of the most…
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Apr 21

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say

    FWS managers violated scientific integrity standards, internal report say
    Two Fish and Wildlife Service managers are no longer working in the service’s Tulsa, Okla., office, FWS said, responding to the release of a year-old report documenting scientific misconduct. The two were reassigned to non-supervisory…
  • Apr 20

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment

    Corps/EPA ‘waters’ proposal out for comment
    The Army Corps of Engineers/EPA proposal to define “waters of the United States” will be published Monday, April 21, kicking off a 90-day comment period scheduled to end July 21. The proposal was released for review March 25 and…
  • Apr 11

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact

    SeaWorld loses challenge to fine imposed for human-killer whale contact
    Sea World has lost its appeal of an OSHA fine for exposing a trainer — who died working with a killer whale — to dangerous working conditions (SeaWorld v. Perez, 12-1375, D.C. Cir., 4/11/14). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 4455

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/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 18

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Great Lakes whitefish shortage comes on heels of record-high prices in 2013 - Lower supplies and increased demand pushed wholesale whitefish prices to record levels last year, and a late start to the 2014 Great Lakes fishing…
  • Apr 17

    Great Lakes New

    Great Lakes New
    <> Dozens of ships at Soo Locks await ice cutter convoy to cross Lake Superior - There are currently more than 40 ships waiting to get through the Soo Locks due to the lingering ice cover on the water. <> Call: 10th …
Rank this Week: 3631

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/
  • Apr 21

    WIMS SPRING BREAK

    WIMS SPRING BREAK
    Subscribers & Readers:   REMINDER: WIMS will not be publishing this week during our Spring Break. Regular daily publication will resume on Monday, April 28, 2014.   It's a great time to check out the WIMS 24/7 …
  • Apr 17

    NRDC v. Jewell

    NRDC v. Jewell
    <> NRDC v. Jewell - 4/16/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-17661 involving multiple parties. The en banc decision addresses the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirement that…
  • Apr 16

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA

    White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA
    <> White Stallion Energy Center v. U.S. EPA - 4/15/14: In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-1100, consolidated with over two dozen cases. The split Panel denied the challenges to EPA's emission standards for…
Rank this Week: 1023

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continue
    New York State Brownfield Act reform did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over the State’s 2014-15 budget. The Governor’s office, the Senate, and Assembly each introduced their own proposals for accomplishing…
  • Apr 15

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie

    Market Growth of Fuel Cell Products Follow Patent Growth of Fuel Cell Technologie
    Recently, Wal-Mart placed an order for 1,738 fuel cell powered forklifts that move products in Wal-Mart’s warehouses. This highly publicized order spotlights the emerging commercial markets, the technologies and patents that have made…
  • Apr 14

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook

    Susanne Peticolas Authors Section on Bankruptcy for NJ Environmental Law Handbook
    Susanne Peticolas, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, contributed a section on environmental issues in bankruptcy to the 8th edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Her section discusses the…
Rank this Week: 3187

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 1145

The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

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

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
Rank this Week: 3870

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
  • Apr 12

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Got Worse!
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time may seek permission from New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive damages. Until…
Rank this Week: 2769

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: 1280

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change

    Ohio EPA Proposed Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Rule Change
    Ohio EPA is moving forward with substantial changes to the rules for the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) which governs the procedures and standards for voluntary cleanup of industrial sites and brownfields.  The Agency provided an…
  • Apr 1

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."

    EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule Defining "Waters of the U.S."
    When does placing fill in a wetland or disturbing a stream for construction require a federal permit? Seems like this should evoke a pretty straightforward answer.  However, for more than a decade the extent of federal permitting…
  • Mar 12

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?

    As a Buyer Can I or Should I Rely on an Old Phase I?
    In real estate transactions it is not uncommon for the seller to provide the buyer a copy of prior a Phase I environmental assessment.  The seller either ordered a Phase I in anticipation of the transaction or one may exist from a prior…
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Apr 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
  • Feb 19

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated
    In January this year, federal agents from the USEPA descended upon Billmark Company, a metal plating company in Haltom City, TX, pursuant to a search warrant issued as a part of a criminal investigation into the discharge of cadmium into...
  • Dec 23

    John Emerson Tuma Update

    John Emerson Tuma Update
    As those of you who follow this blog know, we covered the trial of John Tuma last spring and reported on his conviction and sentencing in the Western District of Louisiana. Tuma subsequently appealed. Oral argument took place November 4,...
Rank this Week: 2515

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
Rank this Week: 1479

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/
  • Apr 14

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work

    Agricultural Leadership is Hard Work
    During our Indiana Ag Leadership class trip to Liberia, West Africa recently, I saw something that has stuck with me since I arrived back in Indiana. At a United Nation's peacekeeping outpost in Ganta, Liberia--manned completely by…
  • Mar 26

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation

    Reduce Farm Liability: Set Up a New Company for Your Custom Farming Operation
    Farm Journal's Sara Schafer recently consulted me for an article she wrote on how to "Reduce Liability" for the farm. Her article discusses the need to create new legal companies to handle certain farm operations that fall outside of normal…
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up

    Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up
    The previous five posts chronicled my journey with the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Liberia. From an agricultural standpoint, the contrast between northern Europe and West Africa could not be more…
Rank this Week: 2717

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/
  • Apr 14

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup
    Though the State's $140 billion budget was enacted without proposed brownfield cleanup reforms, Governor Cuomo and the State Senate and Assembly are continuing to discuss amending and extending New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Act. These…
  • Apr 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for February DEC Proposes Environmental Monitor Policy DEC proposed the first changes in its monitoring policy since 1992. The 60-Day Comment Period Runs to April…
  • Mar 30

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for January Crude Oil Swamps NY Governor Cuomo issued an executive order directing several State agencies to undertake a complete review related to rail and water…
Rank this Week: 1760

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/
  • Apr 14

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Since our last update at the beginning of this year, Irvington, New Jersey has taken a small step toward the use of eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages. In late March 2014, the Council of the Township of Irvington, in a 6 to 1…
  • Apr 9

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!

    Residential Property Disclosures: Seller Beware!
    Lawsuits regarding nondisclosure of a home’s problems are becoming more prevalent. Historically, the rule of “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” was the prevailing standard in residential transactions. However, the…
  • Mar 31

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?

    What’s Going on with State Road 29?
    The Florida Department of Transportation is studying State Road 29 in order to determine the need for transportation improvements in Immokalee. FDOT is taking a look at State Road 29 from Oil Well Road in Collier County to State Road 82 and…
Rank this Week: 2764

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: 2924

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week

    Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week
    View Spatial Law and Policy Links in a full screen map
  • Mar 29

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality

    The Role of Trust and the Future of Augmented Reality
    On March 26, I spoke to the Augmented Reality Community meeting held in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical and Planning Committee meeting held in Arlington, Virginia.  Quite understandably, the subject of…
  • Mar 25

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World

    ICYMI Five Spatial Law and Policy Links From Around the World
    German DPAs issue guidelines on CCTV use  (Hunton &Williams)  Link to Germany's policy (in German). Offshoring Data  (Coors, Chambers, Westgarth)  Impact of new Australian privacy laws on companies that…
Rank this Week: 1163

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: 4558

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/
  • Apr 5

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun

    Court Reverses Zoning Board Definition of Auditoriun
    The Appellate Division overturned a determination by the Albany Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) that found an event at which the audience stands is not a permitted use of an auditorium.
  • Mar 31

    State "Cemetery Law" Does not Preempt Local Zoning

    State &quot;Cemetery Law&quot; Does not Preempt Local Zoning
    In a case where the claim is the Not For Profit Corporation Law Article 15 (cemetery law) preempts local zoning, the Appellate Division held a local prohibition on crematories was not invalid.
  • Mar 30

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval

    SEQRA Challenege Not Ripe Absent Approval
    The Appellate Division dismissed a challenge to SEQRA Findings where no approvals had actually be granted.
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • Apr 4

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic

    Good chances for climate change compensation lawsuits in the Czech Republic
    Civil Court in the Czech District of Jihlava (Image Schuminka Janička) The classic Czech tort law theory requires three elements for assuming tort: the breach of a legal duty, a damage and causal relationship between the breach and its…
  • Mar 3

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway

    Rather low chances for compensation of climate change damages in Denmark and Norway
    Norway beach being hit by bad weather but chances for climate change litigation low (Image by Aconcagua) As Sweden is amongst those countries with the best chances for victims of climate change to get compensation of their damages, we…
  • Dec 2

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor

    Climate change litigation by the backdoor
    A U.S. attorney is reporting about a lawsuit of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC and about 100 other oil and gas companies. The lawsuit is based on the duty of care derived from…
Rank this Week: 3765

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Delaware Environmental Law Blog

Comments on environmental law. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP.

http://www.delawareenvironmentallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1795

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: 3950

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: 1328