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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 9

    Do You Choose Clean Water?

    Do You Choose Clean Water?
    By Travis Loop Do you choose clean water? If so, we need your voice. And the voices of your friends. Clean water is important – for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses. But right now,…
  • Aug 27

    Bagasse to the Rescue!

    Bagasse to the Rescue!
    By Kristine Edwards When I first visited the Crystal Mine site (part of the Basin Mining Area Superfund Site in Jefferson County, Montana) back in 2006, I was so shocked by how bad it looked that I vowed to myself to get it cleaned up before…
  • Aug 26

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide

    (A Student’s) Green Shopping Guide
    By Stephanie Businelli Congratulations! You fought through your SATs, got your diploma, and are now heading towards “the best four years of your life,” more commonly known as college. If you’re a student who plans to live on…
Rank this Week: 219

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: 332

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: 340

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Aug 26

    Saint Paul has an Alternative to LEED

    Saint Paul has an Alternative to LEED
    Much has changed, but much has remained the same, in the arena of green building law mandates since March 18,2002, when the city of Normal, Illinois enacted Ordinance 4825, the first ever mandatory green building law, requiring LEED…
  • Aug 13

    Attend Greenbuild: The Best Way To Grow Your Busine

    Attend Greenbuild: The Best Way To Grow Your Busine
    I was delivering a lunchtime speech to a group of real estate professionals yesterday and the first question I received was “how can I expand my green building business?” I retell that because it is a variation of the question I…
  • Aug 10

    Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Being Updated

    Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Being Updated
    In 2015 the use of LEED v4 will become mandatory, a new 2015 International Green Construction Code will be available, an updated ASHRAE 189.1 will be published, the new ICC 700 National Green Building Standard will be approved, and there will…
Rank this Week: 495

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: 536

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Sep 18

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?

    Can the threat of personal liability stop fluoridation?
    Opponents of fluoridation have started to threaten councillors with personal liability for fluoridated water, in the hope of changing municipal policy on water treatment. The province created this problem, and they should fix it.
  • Sep 16

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid

    Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoid
    This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.
  • Sep 15

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond

    Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bond
    See Richard Blackwell’s interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today’s Globe and Mail.
Rank this Week: 545

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's Long-Term Energy Plan: Achieving Balance

    Ontario'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: 657

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/
  • Sep 20

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot

    NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot
    Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted an agricultural or farming operation…
  • Sep 19

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial

    NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial
    Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision. The zoning board appealed and the appellate court upheld the reversal. The Court noted that while the…
  • Aug 21

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking

    FL Appeals Court Holds City’s Refusal to Change its Comprehensive Plan was not a Taking
    Landowners brought an inverse condemnation action against city, challenging the city’s refusal to change the comprehensive plan. The case involved two parcels of land located in the City of Flagler Beach, Florida (“City”)…
Rank this Week: 744

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/
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
  • Jun 5

    2013 Enforcement Analysi

    2013 Enforcement Analysi
    I received the Spring 2014 Newsletter from the ABA’s Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation committee this morning. The ABA continues to prove its value to me all the time. Anyway, there is an interesting article on USEPA…
  • May 14

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    REMINDER: ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
Rank this Week: 757

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: 749

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Sep 14

    Eco-Friendly, Or... Four Major Contributions to Teen Accident

    Eco-Friendly, Or... Four Major Contributions to Teen Accident
    [This guest post is from Holly Chavez, a frequent contributor to the Clean Air Watch blog]Carpooling may be second nature to you. You may think nothing at all about picking up fellow co-workers or neighbors who need a ride to work each…
  • Sep 11

    Throwback Thursday: Then-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Said Bush Smog Standard "Not Legally Defensible"

    Throwback Thursday: Then-EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Said Bush Smog Standard "Not Legally Defensible"
    This letter from July 2011 by then-EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is a good reminder as we await EPA's expected December 1 proposal on a new national standard for ozone, or smog. As you are probably aware, industry groups and their…
  • Aug 27

    Make Your Driving More Eco-Efficient

    Make Your Driving More Eco-Efficient
    [Clean Air Watch periodically publishes guest posts of possible interest.  Today's guest post is by Holly Chavez]In an Eco-friendly world where we are conscious about preserving the environment, most people want to do all they…
Rank this Week: 776

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/
Rank this Week: 814

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 19

    Blog Post: Fracking Studies Put Energy Cos. On Firmer Ground

    Blog Post: Fracking Studies Put Energy Cos. On Firmer Ground
    A pair of studies released this week concluding that hydraulic fracturing isn’t linked to groundwater contamination could further shift the emphasis of federal and state regulators to the fracked wells themselves, which can foul water…
  • Sep 18

    Blog Post: Murray To Argue EPA Can't Limit Plant Emissions At DC Circ.

    Blog Post: Murray To Argue EPA Can't Limit Plant Emissions At DC Circ.
    Murray Energy Corp. told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday it plans to argue that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority under the Clean Air Act to carry out its plan to slash carbon emissions from existing power…
  • Sep 18

    Blog Post: White House Unveils Plans To Push Solar Energy

    Blog Post: White House Unveils Plans To Push Solar Energy
    The White House on Thursday announced a host of initiatives to promote solar energy deployment and increase energy efficiency, including partnering with businesses to create jobs and cut carbon pollution, continuing its drive to combat the…
Rank this Week: 838

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    A Blow to Public Interest Litigation

    A Blow to Public Interest Litigation
    A couple of weeks ago, a federal district judge in Texas awarded over $6 million in attorneys’ fees against the Sierra Club.  Sierra Club had survived motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, only to lose at trial. The…
  • Sep 17

    A Roadmap for State Comments on the Clean Power Plan

    A Roadmap for State Comments on the Clean Power Plan
    Yesterday, EPA announced its decision to extend the comment period on the Clean Power Plan—the agency’s proposed rule to regulate power plant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(d)—until December 1,…
  • Sep 17

    UCLA / UC Berkeley Law Report On Harvesting Electric Vehicle Batteries For Grid Storage

    UCLA / UC Berkeley Law Report On Harvesting Electric Vehicle Batteries For Grid Storage
    As I blogged about last week, California and the nation may have a golden opportunity to harvest used electric vehicle batteries for inexpensive energy storage. These repurposed batteries can be stacked for bulk storage to absorb surplus…
Rank this Week: 835

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    August 2014 was warmest August on record for globe

    August 2014 was warmest August on record for globe
    August 2014 was warmest August on record for globe, driven largely by record warm oceans - The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was record high for the month, at 0.75°C…
  • Sep 18

    The People's Climate Train Leads to People's Climate March Sep. 21

    The People's Climate Train Leads to People's Climate March Sep. 21
    The People's Climate Train Leads to People's Climate March Sep. 21 - From Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, more than 150 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — are boarding the People's Climate…
  • Sep 17

    EPA Extends Comment Period On Clean Power Plan

    EPA Extends Comment Period On Clean Power Plan
    EPA Extends Comment Period On Clean Power Plan - Comments on the June 2, 2014, Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule must be received by December 1, 2014, instead of the original October 16th date. Sierra Club Statement on EPA Clean…
Rank this Week: 923

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: 956

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: 946

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Sep 17

    Minnesota Community Solar Garden Program Approved, Set to Open

    Minnesota Community Solar Garden Program Approved, Set to Open
    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission today issued its long-awaited Order approving (with modifications) Xcel Energy’s Community Solar Garden (CSG) Program - Solar Rewards*Community.  The Order starts the clock for the…
  • Sep 16

    SDG&E Issues Max 800 MW All-Source RFO, with caveat

    SDG&E Issues Max 800 MW All-Source RFO, with caveat
    We recently learned that San Diego Gas and Electric has issued a 2014 All Source Request for Offers (RFO). The RFO requests offers for up to 800 MW from the following resources: Energy Efficiency (EE) Demand Response (DR)…
  • Sep 16

    Breaking: EPA Extends Clean Power Plan Public Comment Period

    Breaking: EPA Extends Clean Power Plan Public Comment Period
    Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, announced today that EPA’s comment period for its proposed Clean Power Plan will be extended 45 days from the mid-October deadline to December 1,…
Rank this Week: 1043

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: 1131

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1109

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: 1149

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/
  • Sep 18

    Electric Power Supply Asso. v. FERC

    Electric Power Supply Asso. v. FERC
    Full D.C. Circuit Denies Petitions to Reconsider Divided Panel Decision Overturning Vital Clean Energy Protections - In a setback for efforts to ensure clean energy resources are properly incentivized in the nation's electricity…
  • Sep 15

    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp.

    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp.
    New York State Elec. & Gas Corp. v. First Energy Corp. - 9/11/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case Nos. 11-4143, 11-4146, 11-4149. The district court held the corporate successor to plaintiff's former…
  • Sep 15

    MEIC v. Stone-Manning

    MEIC v. Stone-Manning
    MEIC v. Stone-Manning - 9/11/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-35107. The panel affirmed the dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of a citizen suit claiming that the Director of…
Rank this Week: 1183

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/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 14

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv

    Europe threatened by power outages this winter | EurActiv
    The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to…
  • Sep 24

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Der Spiegel: Climate Scientists Face Crisis Over Global Warming Pause - SPIEGEL ONLINE
    A survey conducted on behalf of SPIEGEL found a dramatic shift in public opinion -- Germans are losing their fear of climate change. While in 2006 a sizeable majority of 62 percent expressed a fear of global warning, that number...
Rank this Week: 1245

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

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

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

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

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

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

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 1297

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: 1255

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: 1599

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/
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
  • Aug 14

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update
    Phase III of the Bonita Beach Road widening project may be dead in the water, at least for now. The Bonita Springs City Council has voted to withhold contributing any funds toward the widening of Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
Rank this Week: 1525

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Nov 27

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.
    West Virginia today and Virginia yesterday became the seventh and eighth states to obtain the benefits of a federal Major Disaster Declaration in connection with Superstorm Sandy.  They follow New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode…
  • Nov 7

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie
    "A Rare Solar Success Story" trumpets the American version of The Wall Street Journal today in an article about LDK Solar, a Chinese solar wafer manufacturer.  We agree with "Solar" and "Story" but the rest of the headline does not match…
  • Nov 3

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane
    You've just weathered a post-tropical cyclone.  Your garage is flattened.  Do you have a hurricane deductible?  Or will your regular deductible apply?  The answer can be worth thousands of dollars as a hurricane deductible is not a fixed…
Rank this Week: 1526

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/
  • Sep 19

    FWS to propose removing Delmarva fox squirrel from endangered species list

    FWS to propose removing Delmarva fox squirrel from endangered species list
    The Fish and Wildlife Service said the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered enough to justify its removal from the list of endangered species. DOI Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement today (Sept. 19), calling the pending proposal…
  • Sep 17

    Latest from Federal Register: No listing for plants from California, Georgia

    Latest from Federal Register: No listing for plants from California, Georgia
    See ESWR‘s Federal Register page for more Public Inspection (scheduled for publication in FR) FWS says listing Eriogonum kelloggii (Red Mountain buckwheat) and Sedum eastwoodiae (Red Mountain stonecrop) is not warranted at this…
  • Sep 12

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie

    “Agreement in principle” reached on Alexander archipelago wolf, 9 other specie
    Environmental groups and an ecotourism cruise line have reached an “agreement in principle” with the Fish and Wildlife Service to settle a listing lawsuit involving the Alexander archipelago wolf, the Ichetucknee siltsnail…
Rank this Week: 1668

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/
  • Sep 15

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine

    EPA Challenged to Issue Endangerment Finding and Rule Governing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engine
    Two environmental organizations have again taken the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to task for failing in its mandatory duty to determine whether greenhouse gases from aircraft engines cause or contribute…
  • Sep 9

    Water's For Fighting Over

    Water's For Fighting Over
    California’s unprecedented drought provided the impetus in Sacramento in the closing weeks of the Legislature’s 2013-14 session for the passage of sweeping new regulations governing groundwater. The new rules, which Gov. Brown…
  • Sep 4

    FAA Seeks Comments on Exemption from Environmental Review for New Airspace Procedure

    FAA Seeks Comments on Exemption from Environmental Review for New Airspace Procedure
    On August 19, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) published a proposed rule regarding “Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation…
Rank this Week: 1623

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: 1633

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/
Rank this Week: 1626

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/
  • Sep 16

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy
    By Robert E. Holden and Lesley F. Pietras On September 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced a settlement in United States v. Trans Energy, Inc., No. 14-117 (N.D.W.Va.), requiring the oil and gas company to pay $3 million in civil…
  • Aug 29

    BSEE's Investigations and Review Unit Changes the Playing Field on the OCS

    BSEE's Investigations and Review Unit Changes the Playing Field on the OCS
    By Bob Holden, Dee Taylor, and Jillian Marullo The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) Investigations and Review Unit (IRU) substantially enhances the civil and criminal enforcement of the Outer Continental…
  • Aug 4

    Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rule

    Proposed Railroad Rules May Impact Crude Oil Producers: Proposed DOT/PHMSA Oil Tank Car Rule
    By John S. Gray and Carlos J. Moreno Prompted by concerns heightened by several recent high profile train derailments and accidents, coupled with the boom in the number of oil-carrying trains, the Obama administration, through the Pipeline…
Rank this Week: 1762

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 13

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case

    VT Governor Advocates Hiring Independent Appraiser For Pipeline Case
    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the VT Department of Public Service to hire an independent property appraiser to participate in eminent domain proceedings for the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project. “I am concerned at the transparency…
  • Sep 2

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab

    NJ Supreme Court OK Bypassing Mortgagee In Eminent Domain Grab
    The NJ Supreme Court has ruled that a borough was not required to negotiate with the holder of the final foreclosure judgment prior to condemnation of the encumbered property.  In Merchantville v. Malik & Son LLC, the Court held that…
  • Aug 30

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill

    US House Committee Passes USPAP Exemption Bill
    The US House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 5148 which would grant certain “high-risk” mortgages an exemption from having an appraisal performed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal…
Rank this Week: 1836

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Journal Article Details Big Tobacco’s Ongoing Document Disclosure Obligation

    Journal Article Details Big Tobacco’s Ongoing Document Disclosure Obligation
    Tobacco Control, an international peer-reviewed journal, has recently published an article co-authored by Howard Crystal detailing Big Tobacco’s ongoing document disclosure obligations stemming from a 2006 ruling on the companies’…
  • Jul 23

    D.C. CIRCUIT BRIEF FILED IN SUPPORT OF HEARING RIGHTS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RELICENSING

    D.C. CIRCUIT BRIEF FILED IN SUPPORT OF HEARING RIGHTS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RELICENSING
    On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council, we filed a brief in the D.C. Circuit this week seeking to overturn the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) ruling that residents living near nuclear power plants have no right to…
  • Jul 23

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING

    SUMMARY DISPOSITION SOUGHT IN URANIUM MINING PROCEEDING
    On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), we recently filed a brief before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) seeking a favorable resolution of NRDC’s challenge to a massive uranium mining operation proposed…
Rank this Week: 1765

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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

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

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

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

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

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

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 1766

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: 1794

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie
    On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) withdrew (pdf) its proposal (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered…
  • Sep 16

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated

    Georgia Plant Listed and 732 Acres Designated
    On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published notice of its final rule listing the Georgia rockcress (Arabis georgiana) as a threatened plant species under the Endangered Species Act.  On the same…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protection for Canada Lynx
     On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule (pdf) revising the critical habitat designation for the contiguous United States distinct population segment (DPS) of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
Rank this Week: 1924

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Partnershup with EchoLine in Fance

    Partnershup with EchoLine in Fance
    Nimonik is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Echoline, which, thanks to its online-based software ECHOVEILLE®, provides tailor-made regulatory monitoring in compliance with the norms ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 in France and…
  • Aug 21

    Free Checklists for Joint Health And Safety Committee in Canada

    Free Checklists for Joint Health And Safety Committee in Canada
    Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) are a group of employees and employer spokespersons who report health and safety issues to the employer. JHSC must hold frequent meetings, evaluate risks and find a way to increase safety. The first…
  • Aug 6

    Corrective Action Visibility Improved in NimonikApp.com

    Corrective Action Visibility Improved in NimonikApp.com
    Based on customer feedback, we have rolled out a new feature that allows you to quickly see all of the outstanding corrective actions or NCRs, organized by Audit. Simply go to your global Audits page and you will see a red icon with the…
Rank this Week: 2033

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

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

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

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

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

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

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 1945

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?

    Can Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Make "MPGs" for Homes Mainstream?
     I was at a presentation by the Department of Energy on Wednesday (hosted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) where they reviewed the status of their Home Energy Score program.  Like the fuel economy stickers on…
  • Sep 4

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code

    Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Code
    As the reaction to EPA's Clean Carbon Plan has demonstrated in living color, environmental regulation is tough in the United States in 2014.  For many years, there has been many efforts to use innovative tools to promote adoption and…
  • Sep 2

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy

    Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy
    Welcome back from vacation.  To ease you back into the workday routine, I want to share a post I wrote for RegBlog, the blog of the University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation, about regulating sharing economy companies like Uber,…
Rank this Week: 2089

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent
    Today, in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics’s Australian patent on methods and materials relating to the human…
Rank this Week: 2211

Environmental Law Resource

Environmental Law Resource

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

http://www.environmentallawresource.com
Rank this Week: 2152