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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 23

    EPA’s Newest Environmental Justice Strategy Available for Public Review

    EPA’s Newest Environmental Justice Strategy Available for Public Review
    About the Author: Charles Lee is the Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice at EPA. Mr. Lee is widely recognized as a true environmental justice pioneer. He was the principal author of the landmark report,…
  • May 20

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick It’s National Bike to Work Day! Did you ride your bike to work? Way to go! Now you can sit back, relax, and catch up on the latest in EPA science. And if you didn’t bike to work—that’s okay, I…
  • May 20

    GROing Above and Beyond

    GROing Above and Beyond
    By Michaela Burns Having recently graduated university, I still have early morning classes, long research paper assignments, and three to five hour finals very fresh in my mind. So fresh in fact that some days I find myself still preparing to…
Rank this Week: 52

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 376

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report

    Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report
    <> Lessons Learned From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident - Phase 2 Report - The Phase 2 report from the National Academies of Sciences provides findings and recommendations for…
  • May 20

    Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN find

    Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN find
    <> Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds -Degradation of the world's natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet's ability to absorb the damage, meaning…
  • May 19

    Warming due to carbon dioxide jumped by half in 25 year

    Warming due to carbon dioxide jumped by half in 25 year
    <> Warming due to carbon dioxide jumped by half in 25 years - Human activity  has increased the direct warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by 50 percent above…
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • May 16

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?
    Many home sellers mistakenly consider an “AS IS” sales contract as a release from liability for all faulty or defective conditions on the sale of a home. However, under the landmark case of Johnson v Davis, 480 So. 2d 625 (Fla.…
  • May 13

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo
    In addition to providing legal services, Henderson Franklin attorneys are involved in numerous community organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Over the next few weeks, we will be letting our blog readers get to know the members of our…
  • May 10

    Community Association Executive Committees: Reminders for Successful Summer Meeting

    Community Association Executive Committees: Reminders for Successful Summer Meeting
    As we quickly approach the summer, many homeowners, including board members, will be returning to homes up north for the summer. Boards and association managers should take a few minutes to brush up on the requirements for meetings of…
Rank this Week: 522

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    Reinventing Parks & Rec.

    Reinventing Parks &amp; Rec.
    “The few green havens that are public parks” is a phrase from the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Overton Park case.  The case involved a plan to build a highway through the middle of a major park in Memphis.…
  • May 20

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)

    This April Was the Cruelest Month (Or at Least the Hottest)
    For the seventh month in a row, the average global temperature set a new monthly record going back at least 136 years.  Rutherford Hayes was President back then, the first electric street light was turned on, and Gladstone beat…
  • May 17

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing

    California Fines SoCal Gas for Corroded Pipe Casing
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a citation for violations of a federal regulation on Southern California Gas Co. (SoCal Gas) totaling $2.25 million. The citation is based on forty-five violations of a federal…
Rank this Week: 601

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/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 628

National Forest Law Blog

National Forest Law Blog

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

http://www.nationalforestlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 690

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election
    Three former Pennsylvania governors Friday threw their weight behind a bipartisan bill currently awaiting a vote in the state House that would replace judicial elections for appellate court seats with a merit selection system.
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election

    Blog Post: Former Pa. Govs Push For End To Appellate Court Election
    Three former Pennsylvania governors Friday threw their weight behind a bipartisan bill currently awaiting a vote in the state House that would replace judicial elections for appellate court seats with a merit selection system.
  • Feb 26

    Blog Post: Investigative Authority Of NY Atty General Has Its Limit

    Blog Post: Investigative Authority Of NY Atty General Has Its Limit
    Much press ink has been spilled announcing investigations or enforcement actions by the New York attorney general, ranging from Eliot Spitzer’s actions against Wall Street financial firms to Eric Schneiderman’s recent actions…
Rank this Week: 656

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: 779

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: 763

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: 900

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: 903

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/
  • May 19

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee

    Senate Monitors FAA Airspace Changes Through New Advisory Committee
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016, passed by the United States Senate on April 19, 2016, and previously reported on in this publication, contains another provision that merits comment.  Section 2506,…
  • May 18

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone

    Senate Bill Approves Package Delivery by Drone
    On April 19, 2016, the full Senate of the United States passed the “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016” (“FAA Act”), which had been previously passed by the full House of Representatives in…
  • Mar 31

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation

    Senate Version of Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Preempts Local Drone Regulation
    On March 17, 2016, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the United States Senate approved amendments to the most recent funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), the FAA Reauthorization…
Rank this Week: 924

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 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
Rank this Week: 922

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: 891

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/
  • May 22

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?
    If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a brief hiatus in postings. I have been climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal for the past month and, in fact, am composing this blog post sitting in the lobby of the Yak and…
  • Apr 17

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not
    The U.S. Green Building Council is to be applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit MRpc102 – Legal Wood. There may be no single subject matter more discussed with over the 15 year history of LEED than forest product…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal
    Last week a coterie of environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first ever genetically engineered animal for human consumption, a salmon engineered to grow quickly. The Institute for Fisheries…
Rank this Week: 1056

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 19

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine

    Another Hefty Fisheries Act Fine
    Another significant penalty has been ordered in relation to an offence under the Fisheries Act. Earlier this month, a Nova Scotia pulp and paper company was ordered by a provincial court to pay $225,000 in relation to a pipeline break that…
  • May 18

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill

    $8,000 Fine and $10,950 Restitution Payment for Diesel Fuel Spill
    Earlier this month, a truck driver pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel fuel spill to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He was fined $8,000 (plus the 25% victim fine surcharge of $1,250)…
  • May 16

    Land Use Plans updated to include Climate Change Policie

    Land Use Plans updated to include Climate Change Policie
    Following the release of the “Crombie Report” in December, 2015, the province has proposed amendments to four major land use plans which affect the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The comment period is open until September 30, 2016. As…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
  • May 2

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado

    Local Fracturing Bans Preempted in Colorado
    Following a general trend toward state preemption of local control over oil and gas development, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two opinions today finding that Colorado law preempts local hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) bans and…
  • May 2

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection

    The Surprising Evolution of Federal Stream Protection
    Right now, the United States’ second-most-heated environmental controversy—behind only the Clean Power Plan—involves the Clean Water Rule, which seeks to clarify the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • Mar 30

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument

    A Few Reactions to the Hawkes Oral Argument
    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, a case considering whether "jurisdictional determinations" under the Clean Water Act are subject to judicial review. Below…
Rank this Week: 1059

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/
  • Nov 3

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii

    The Seminar Group Presents: Transit-Oriented Development in Hawaii
    One of the largest public investments in the history of the City and County of Honolulu, the Honolulu Rail Transit project will fundamentally change how we live and do business.Transit-oriented development (TOD) will increase property values…
  • Aug 29

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction

    Ensuring Small Businesses Thrive During Rail Construction
    A report by PolicyLink (a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity), outlines successful strategies that have been used to help businesses survive and thrive in Seattle, Washington, and St. Paul,…
  • Aug 11

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally

    Land Use and Planning Law Can be Beautiful--Literally
    Here is a word cloud of Waikiki Special District regulations under Revised Ordinances of Honolulu sections 21-9.80 through 21-9.80-9.A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text, in which the size of each word…
Rank this Week: 1143

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Aug 21

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION

    EPA MUST CONSIDER COSTS OF REGULATING NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTION
    The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and…
  • Aug 21

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance

    Dallas repeals its plastic-bag ordinance
    The Dallas City Council passed the ordinance in 2014, in an effort to move shoppers away from the bags by requiring stores to charge 5 cents for each bag requested by the shopper. As we know here in California, the...
  • Aug 21

    EPA IN RETREAT

    EPA IN RETREAT
    Nothing lasts forever, which is what the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be finding out. Formed in the very early 1970’s under President Richard Nixon, EPA for the last 45 years has become a sacrosanct agency, revered by…
Rank this Week: 1035

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 999

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

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

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
  • May 17

    D.C. Appeals court delays action on Obama's carbon emissions plan

    D.C. Appeals court delays action on Obama's carbon emissions plan
    <> D.C. Appeals court delays action on Obama's carbon emissions plan - 5/116/16. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday delayed consideration of a…
Rank this Week: 1307

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/
  • Apr 20

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed

    Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was…
  • Feb 18

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated

    Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
    The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a…
  • Feb 12

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability

    Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in…
Rank this Week: 1169

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: 1213

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/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1453

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: 1404

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: 1253

Wind Power Law Blog

Wind Power Law Blog

Focuses on wind energy legal developments, including land use, zoning, and environmental concerns. By Cooper Erving & Savage LLP.

http://windpowerlaw.info
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with offshore…
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with…
  • Jun 30

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy
    New York is on a roll when it comes to reasonably historic legislation, and the new power plant siting legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo is no exception. The famous (or infamous depending on one’s point of view) Article…
Rank this Week: 1257

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 23

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 23, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: House: “Investigating the Culture of Corruption at the Department of the Interior.” Committee on Natural Resources,…
  • May 19

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play

    New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Located Near Shale Play
    “Growth in natural gas-fired generation capacity is expected to continue over the next several years, as 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity comes online between 2016 and 2018. Many of the new natural gas-fired capacity additions in…
  • May 16

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 16, 2016)

    Congressional Energy Roundup (Week of May 16, 2016)
    Fracking Insider Readers: Below, please find this week’s Congressional activity on oil and gas issues: Senate: “The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program.” Committee on Energy…
Rank this Week: 1478

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: 1715

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1549

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

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

http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 1709

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: 1694

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: 1901

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: 1828

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 1713

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • May 24

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law
    In my four part blog post series- Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- the final post advocated for a new Ohio liability protection law for buyers of contaminated property.  The new law would provide brownfield redevelopers…
  • May 22

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4
    This is the final post discussing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in Ohio.  It provides suggested changes to the regulations and incentives in Ohio to accelerate brownfield redevelopment. The prior posts in this series…
  • May 2

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4
    This is the third post in a series of four assessing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in the State of Ohio.  This third post will evaluate the progress Ohio has made in the last twenty years with regard to addressing…
Rank this Week: 2173

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
  • May 11

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Oregon Spotted Frog

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Oregon Spotted Frog
    On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule designating approximately 65,038 acres and 20.3 river miles of critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa).  The acres and river miles…
Rank this Week: 2367

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 18

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act
    A quick update to our most recent post:Today, in a party-line vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would radically weaken the Clean Air Act in order to save money for the oil industry and other polluters.…
  • May 13

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill
    PRESS RELEASE[Of course, this is a spoof, but…]WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) publicly thanked Koch Industries for its advice and generous financial support as the House Energy and Power subcommittee acted to…
  • May 9

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution
    This is terribly disappointing news.The US EPA has very quietly proposed scaling back efforts to monitor car and truck pollution near roadways.  The pollution at issue is nitrogen dioxide — the very sort of emissions at the center…
Rank this Week: 2032

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • May 12

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation

    Environmental Groups File Suit to Compel EPA to Review and Revise Oil and Gas Waste Regulation
    On May 4, 2016, environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), seeking to compel EPA to “fulfill long-delayed nondiscretionary duties” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by issuing…
  • May 10

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost

    Forum Shopping Curtailed: Venue Limited to Parish Where Drilling Rig Was Lost
    In a May 4, 2016 opinion, Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal made clear that venue was not proper in Concordia Parish—where plaintiff filed suit for damages resulting from the loss of its drilling rig in LaSalle…
  • May 6

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion

    Fracking Scores with Two Colorado Supreme Court Opinion
    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a hotly debated topic in many states.  In New York and Pennsylvania, anti-fracking groups have obtained a statewide ban on fracking and the allowance of local authority to regulate…
Rank this Week: 2315

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: 2079

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: 2757