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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 22

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation

    Building Community Resiliency by Training the Next Generation
    by Patrick A. Barnes In 2011, the first of the baby boomers reached retirement age.  And for the foreseeable future, boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day, nearly a quarter million a month. In an effort to help compensate…
  • May 21

    Rain Barrels of Saving

    Rain Barrels of Saving
    by Jennie Saxe As I spent a recent weekend doing springtime yard work, I noticed that the side yard of my house seems to have washed away over the past few years. After a short investigation, I realized that three downspouts on my home…
  • May 21

    Sharing Best Sustainability Practices with Communitie

    Sharing Best Sustainability Practices with Communitie
    One of the most rewarding parts of my job here at EPA is the work we do with climate and energy program staff from communities and tribes across the country. These sustainability professionals are tireless organizers, skilled problem solvers,…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 280

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: 338

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 4

    Pope Francis encyclical coming on climate change

    Pope Francis encyclical coming on climate change
    The Vatican confirmed this week that Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment is now finalized and is being translated, with an expected release date in June. An encyclical letter is considered the most important…
  • May 1

    Happy spring

    Happy spring
    Read Happy spring on Environmental Law and Litigation!
  • May 1

    Gord Miller finishing term as Environmental Commissioner

    Gord Miller finishing term as Environmental Commissioner
    After 15 productive years, Gord Miller is winding down his term as Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner. The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province’s independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by all parties in…
Rank this Week: 377

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: 413

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 21

    Blog Post: NERC's Polite Review of the Clean Power Plan: A "Challenge"

    Blog Post: NERC's Polite Review of the Clean Power Plan: A "Challenge"
    By J. Wylie Donald When the draft of EPA's Clean Power Plan was promulgated in the Federal Register last June, one of the critical questions raised by those in the electricity space was: what about reliability? If you shut down all those…
  • May 21

    Blog Post: Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?

    Blog Post: Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?
    Recently I was asked this question: When a farm cooperative (a “co-op”) does work for a farmer and in the process generates agronomic data, does the co-op own that data or does the farmer? Many in the ag industry like to say…
  • May 21

    Blog Post: Obama's GHG Guidance For Agencies Leaves Attys Skeptical

    Blog Post: Obama's GHG Guidance For Agencies Leaves Attys Skeptical
    Guidance proposed by the Obama administration to assist federal agencies with factoring greenhouse gas emissions into National Environmental Policy Act reviews is likely to fuel confusion and litigation if not significantly revised in its…
Rank this Week: 506

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

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

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/21/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/21/15
    National / International News <> Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change menaces U.S. - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten …
  • May 20

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/20/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/20/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
  • May 19

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/19/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/19/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 482

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 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 518

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 616

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 20

    Immanuel Kant and the California Water Crisi

    Immanuel Kant and the California Water Crisi
    Last week’s rain in southern California will hardly make a dent in the state’s devastating drought, and it raises an important question for individual consumers: exactly how should we decide how much water to use? There are…
  • May 19

    Germany-California Climate Cooperation?

    Germany-California Climate Cooperation?
    Germany and California represent two global leaders when it comes to addressing climate change. For example, Germany has been on a renewable energy spree, despite its relatively minimal solar insolation, while California has committed to…
  • May 18

    Distrust of Congress (And Why It Matters)

    Distrust of Congress (And Why It Matters)
    A recent poll shows that public approval of Congress is still in the basement (though perhaps not flat on the floor, as it was before).  This graph shows the trends: But this poll on public “approval” doesn’t tell the…
Rank this Week: 648

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: 684

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: 662

Environmental, Energy and…

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Covers Canadian environmental, energy and resources law topics. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Environmental-Energy-and-Resources-Law
  • Mar 13

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease

    Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms the Difficulty of Obtaining Summary Judgment in Terminating an Oil and Gas Lease
    The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently released its decision in the case of P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock & Barrel Company Ltd., (2014 ABCA 40). The decision dealt with an oilfield lease held by Locke, Stock & Barrel…
  • Jan 30

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced

    Energy Safety and Security Act Introduced
    As we previously reported, the Federal Government announced last year that it would introduce legislation to increase the amount of liability coverage required for nuclear plant operators and offshore oil and gas production. [More…]
  • Dec 4

    Ontario&#39;s Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario&amp;#39;s Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance
    “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations across the province” - Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy [More…]
Rank this Week: 701

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 20

    Legal Services and the Farm

    Legal Services and the Farm
    In recent years, Maine, like many other states, has seen a resurgence of interest in farming. A new generation of farmers is starting up small, diversified farms, and they are supplying a growing number of farmers’ markets and farm-to-table…
  • May 2

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference
    Last year, Pace started a new conference designed to help aspiring environmental law professors prepare for the job market. This year, the Pace faculty are doing it again. The announcement is below. If you're seriously thinking about going on…
  • May 1

    ABA Student Writing Competition deadline extended

    ABA Student Writing Competition deadline extended
    Several weeks ago, we posted about the ABA ADR Committee's student writing competition. The deadline for that competition has been extended to May 27, so if you're thinking about submitting something, you still have a chance. Details here.
Rank this Week: 779

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: 771

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: 791

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 17

    An Arm and a Leg and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

    An Arm and a Leg and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
    The 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code is soon to be upon you. Modern building codes are most often adopted by local government legislative bodies and as such vary from place to place. The IECC is in use or…
  • May 10

    Produced with Genetic Engineering

    Produced with Genetic Engineering
    Only slightly less fun than a Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin Point Counterpoint on Saturday Night Live, is the fight over labeling food produced from a bioengineered organism is being waged in a Federal courtroom in Vermont. Given modern…
  • May 3

    GBCI Changed its Name and You Need to Change Your Document

    GBCI Changed its Name and You Need to Change Your Document
    GBCI, formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred by the acronym GBCI. GBCI administers project certifications and professional…
Rank this Week: 843

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 15

    Big Oil, Big Lies (an encore post)

    Big Oil, Big Lies (an encore post)
    [editor's note: This encore post was prepared three years ago, but it perhaps has new resonance topical given the oil industry's latest pr nonsense about smog] The American Petroleum Institute's Campaign to Stop Life Saving Clean…
  • May 15

    Don't be bamboozled by latest oil industry attack on proposed smog standard

    Don't be bamboozled by latest oil industry attack on proposed smog standard
    Dear friends, I know a lot of you have not been on the job as long as some of us.  But I do want to make sure you have some context over the latest pricey oil industry effort to attack EPA’s proposed smog standards. …
  • May 14

    Great Letter from Anti-Hunger and Environmental Groups About the Folly of the Corn Ethanol Mandate

    Great Letter from Anti-Hunger and Environmental Groups About the Folly of the Corn Ethanol Mandate
    May 13, 2015The Honorable Michael BennetUnited States Senate261 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510Dear Senator Bennet, Recently, you signed a letter urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to…
Rank this Week: 824

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 854

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: 889

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: 929

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 21

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA
    <> Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA - 5/20/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-73924 & 12-71332. Petitioners, a contingent of environmental and community…
  • May 19

    Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor

    Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor
    <> Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor - 5/18/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Case No. 14-1597. In the ongoing series of lawsuits regarding a proposed off-shore wind power…
  • May 18

    National Association of Home v. EPA

    National Association of Home v. EPA
    <> National Association of Home v. EPA – 5/15/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-5290. Home Builders challenged a preliminary, internal determination, made by U.S. EPA and the…
Rank this Week: 991

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    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: 1029

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1103

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/
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road
    A Saskatchewan municipality passed a by-law to expropriate a roughly 2-acre road parcel from a quarter section of privately-owned land.  The affected landowners applied unsuccessfully to the Court  of Queen's Bench to quash the…
  • May 8

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
  • May 5

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current &amp; Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
Rank this Week: 1078

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 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    After a number of failed attempts over the past several years, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached agreement as part of the 2015-16 state budget on sweeping amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program…
  • Apr 9

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown
    On April 7, 2015, the Planning Board of Jersey City approved Mayor Steve Fulop’s plan to limit chain stores in the downtown area in an attempt to protect small businesses and preserve the character of the area. The City Council must…
  • Mar 31

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 1116

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/
  • Nov 21

    AT&T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA

    AT&amp;T PAYS $51 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA
    The California Attorney General's office filed suit accusing AT&T of disposing of hazardous electronic waste over a 9-year period of time. The $51 million settlement was announced on the same day that the Attorney General filed suit. The…
  • Nov 15

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4

    CHEMICAL LEAK NEAR HOUSTON KILLS 4
    Sometimes chemicals designed for safety can themselves become deadly. For example, NBC reports that Saturday morning a chemical used to odorize natural gas, and thus warn people of the presence of the potentially explosive gas, itself leaked…
  • Apr 25

    Yet more controversy over solar power The…

    Yet more controversy over solar power The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a report concerning the effect on birds of three solar facilities in Southern California.…
Rank this Week: 1138

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/
  • Nov 7

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation

    EPA and BSEE Team Up to Resolve Offshore Environmental Violation
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno Recently, when there was talk about Houston-based ATP Oil and Gas’ (ATP) legal problems, it was inevitably about its bankruptcy and its effort to bring the overriding royalty interests it had conveyed back…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, tank car supply, rail safety…
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
Rank this Week: 1094

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/
  • May 19

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa

    Judge prohibits enforcement of rule banning interstate snake shipments, unless destination is Florida or Texa
    The Fish and Wildlife Service cannot enforce a rule prohibiting the interstate shipment of reticulated pythons or green anacondas, unless the destination is Florida or Texas, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday (U.S. Ass'n of Reptile Keepers…
  • May 18

    FWS, NMFS announce proposal to involve states more in ESA petition proce

    FWS, NMFS announce proposal to involve states more in ESA petition proce
    Filing a listing petition would not be as easy as it traditionally has been, under a new proposal  announced today by the Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries services. In a move that could be interpreted as a response to…
  • May 8

    ESA attorneys join Nossaman from Sedgwick LLP

    ESA attorneys join Nossaman from Sedgwick LLP
    Nossaman LLP has added some experienced ESA attorneys from Sedgwick LLP to its environmental practice. Alan Glen and Steve Quarles have joined the firm as partners. Glen will be based in the firm's Austin office, Quarles in D.C. Four…
Rank this Week: 1198

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

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 1201

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: 1168

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • May 21

    Owner of Broken Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline is a Repeat Offender

    Owner of Broken Santa Barbara Oil Pipeline is a Repeat Offender
    Damon Nagami, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica: On Tuesday, an oil pipeline owned and operated by Houston-based Plains All American ruptured and spilled at least 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off of Santa Barbara.…
  • May 21

    Sluggish Response to Santa Barbara Oil Spill Rings Alarm Bells for the Arctic

    Sluggish Response to Santa Barbara Oil Spill Rings Alarm Bells for the Arctic
    Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica: An oil pipeline near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County ruptured Tuesday morning, spewing about 105,000…
  • May 21

    DC Water Announces New Proposal to Clean Up Rivers Using Green Infrastructure Instead of Tunnel

    DC Water Announces New Proposal to Clean Up Rivers Using Green Infrastructure Instead of Tunnel
    Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC: If you're a fan of the idea of turning our nation's capital into a cleaner, greener city, you should be excited by yesterday's news from DC Water. The water and…
Rank this Week: 1246

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: 1315

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 7

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance

    City of Cleveland Proposes Riparian Setback Ordinance
    Northeast Ohio has had the largest number of political subdivisions in Ohio enact riparian and wetland setback ordinances.  Now, the City of Cleveland is proposing to get into the act with its proposed Setback Ordinance 1555-13.…
  • Apr 23

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable

    Split in Circuits as to Whether Army Corps JD's are Appealable
    Bringing some level of sanity to the current state of wetland and stream permitting, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an approved jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action that can be challenged. See,…
  • Apr 1

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund

    Budget Bill Contains Brownfield Service Station Cleanup Fund
    The current version of the budget bill (H.B. 64) contains language to create a gas station cleanup fund. The funding for this initiative is left over Clean Ohio money.  It is estimated that $20 million in Clean Ohio funds were either…
Rank this Week: 1298

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1287

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
  • Oct 27

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead

    Blue vs. Grey Over Green in Murray v. EPA; Cross-Border Rule Goes Ahead
    Happy Monday!   As I posted earlier, in Murray, et al v. EPA , plaintiff Murray Energy Corporation seeks to enjoin EPA's Clean Power Plan rule even before it has been issued as a Final Rule.  The Clean Power Plan proposes…
  • Oct 20

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 1342

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
  • May 15

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit

    Cleaning Inspection App : Nimonik Audit
    Management of cleaning services can be a moving target. With high staff turnover, roving teams and varying standards, ensuring you deliver a clean facility, hotel room, or building to your clients is a challenge. Nimonik Audit for iPad and…
  • May 7

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management

    Workplace safety 101: Lessons Learned in Safety Management
    A big thanks to Mel Manuel Rosas of Pin Point Safety for his comments and input into the following post. Ensuring a safe workplace is a challenge that is made more difficult by staff turnover and constrained resources. In this post, I hope to…
Rank this Week: 1602

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/
  • May 20

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

    Would You Use Public Transit if You Could Save between $20,000 and $80,000 on Your Home?
    The cost to build a parking stall can range anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000 or more.Progressive communities like the City of Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC are looking beyond parking stalls and pursuing strategies toward…
  • May 7

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?

    Is Solar Hawaii’s Energy Panacea?
    Today’s Pacific Business News reports, Group formed to seek a public acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co.The group calls itself “KULOLO” an acronym for “keep our utilities locally owned and locally…
  • May 7

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today

    28th Session of the Hawaii State Legislature Ends Today
    The 28th session of the Hawaii state legislature ends today, sine die.  Photo SourceBut do not despair, the same cast—some in new roles—will be back next year for the Opening Day of the 2016 Session on January 20,…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Apr 13

    Government & Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele

    Government &amp; Land Use Lawyer Daniel F. Freedman Joins Jeffer Mangels in Los Angele
    Los Angeles -- The Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to welcome Daniel Freedman as an associate in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's experience includes…
  • Mar 20

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.

    Land Use Lawyer: Football in Los Angeles? It's All About The Land.
    By Benjamin M. Reznik The Los Angeles area, which once boasted two professional football teams, has been without an NFL franchise for twenty years. That's not to say there haven't been several stadium proposals during that time, among them…
  • Feb 5

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
Rank this Week: 1476

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: 1529

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: 1578

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: 1473

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/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1635

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/
  • May 18

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car
    After the Lac-Mégantic derailment, several groups have advocated for the strengthening of regulations governing the transportation of crude oil by rail. A group of Democrats in the United States Senate have responded by proposing a new…
  • May 18

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity
    Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christ Craddick criticized finger-pointing at the oil and gas industry for recent Texas tremors in a May 15 interview, noting that the cause of recent seismic events is still not known “for…
  • May 13

    Legislative Activity Update - Two Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Two Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill was acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621     Requirements for recording oil and gas documentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of Susquehanna and…
Rank this Week: 1973