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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 31

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer

    Student Intern Looks to Make a Big Difference at EPA This Summer
    Every summer, EPA brings in students to work, learn practical environmental skills, and enhance their educational experience through our Pathways Intern Program. The Big Blue Thread is proud to feature several blogs written by these summer…
  • Jul 31

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie

    Implementation of the Clean Water Rule Brings Opportunitie
    When the Clean Water Rule goes into effect on August 28, it marks a new era of protection for our nation’s streams and wetlands. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities provided by the rule to improve the process of identifying…
  • Jul 31

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Looking for your next summer read? Look no further—catch up on the latest EPA environmental science right here! Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop…
Rank this Week: 66

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jul 31

    Guest Post: How Green are Green Vehicles? Why Fuel Efficiency Isn’t the Only Factor

    Guest Post: How Green are Green Vehicles? Why Fuel Efficiency Isn’t the Only Factor
    (Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts of general interest.  Today's provocative post is from Jon Wikstrom)In 2013, the Motor Trend Car of the Year award was given to a surprising new company that promised to change the way we…
  • Jul 20

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game

    Guest Post: Pope Francis' “Climate Change Encyclical” Could Change the Game
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we think would be of interest to readers.  Today's guest post is from Beth Kelly.]When Pope Francis issued his “environmental” encyclical document, entitled "Laudato Si",…
  • Jul 9

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?

    What Has to Happen Before Electric Cars Replace Standard Cars?
    [Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we find interesting.  Today's guest is Jaclyn Lambert]The advances in battery and hybrid vehicle technology over the past two decades have been so amazing that it causes one to…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 163

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/
  • Jul 31

    City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT

    City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT
    <> City and County of San Francisco v. U.S. DOT - 7/30/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15855. The panel affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action…
  • Jul 31

    Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company

    Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company
      <> Rogers Cartage Company v. Monsanto Company - 7/27/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case Nos. 12-3624 & 13-3052. The government sued several …
  • Jul 30

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA

    Organized Village of Kake v. USDA
    <> Organized Village of Kake v. USDA - 7/29/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-35517. The en banc [full] court affirmed the district court's summary judgment in…
Rank this Week: 338

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: 297

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?

    Blog Post: "Capacious" Term Dooms MATS Rule - Does It Say Anything About the Clean Power Plan?
    By J. Wylie Donald The Energy Information Agency predicted the retirement of up to 60 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity generation by 2020.  A significant contributor to that evolution was the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS…
  • Jul 31

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution

    Blog Post: London Calling: On The Cusp Of A UK Biotech Revolution
    The question for those who have had a hand in the biotech market for a long time is no longer whether the U.K. will deliver on its biotech promise, but when. The money has become more organized, the government has started to take steps to…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache
    Masses of small red tuna crabs have been washing up along San Diego, California area beaches from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. The species, Pleuroncodes planipes, is unique in that it can live its entire life cycle, from larva to adulthood, in…
Rank this Week: 598

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: 722

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/
  • Jul 29

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule

    EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule
    Since the EPA and the Army Corps published the final rule defining “waters of the United States” on June 29, 2015, 72 plaintiffs have already filed ten separate complaints in eight federal district courts challenging the final…
  • Jul 28

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security

    Commercial Lease Guaranties From Foreign Entities: What You Need to Know to Safeguard Your Security
    In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often asked to accept U.S.-based subsidiary as the tenant entity.  The U.S. subsidiary often does not have independent financials or credit…
  • Jul 28

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement

    Upcoming Speaking Engagement
    Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that both John Tishler and Michael Gibson will be participating as panelists at the…
Rank this Week: 524

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: 716

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/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 745

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: 661

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: 796

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • Jul 29

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find

    Forest Service exemption of Tongass from roadless rule illegal, 9th Circuit find
    An en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed an earlier decision, finding that the Forest Service did not properly explain why it was exempting the Tongass National Forest from the roadless rule (Organized Village of Kake v. U.S. Dep't of…
  • Jul 21

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail

    Gunpowder Riverkeeper’s challenge to Maryland pipeline extension fail
    The D.C. Circuit concluded that Gunpowder Riverkeeper's challenge to a conditional certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not fall within the "zone of interests" protected by the National Environmental Policy Act…
  • Jul 14

    Obama designates national monument

    Obama designates national monument
    The monuments are Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Announcement from White House blog And from the Federal Register (to be published July 15): Basin and Range National Monument;…
Rank this Week: 886

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    The Climate Issue & the 2016 Election

    The Climate Issue &amp; the 2016 Election
    We’re beginning to have a sense of where the leading candidates stand on climate change. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton announced a goal of 33% renewables by 2030, after saying that the “reality of climate change is…
  • Jul 27

    A Case of Reverse Causation?

    A Case of Reverse Causation?
    Here’s the weird thing: the social cost of carbon today, depends significantly on the year-by-year emissions of carbon in the future, which we obviously don’t know. (Because it depends on our own future actions!)…
  • Jul 24

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.

    Guess What? The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Going to Destroy America After All.
    Here’s the headline from the Washington Post: “Outrage over EPA emissions regulations fades as states find fixes.”  Senator Mitch McConnell has been telling all and sundry the plan will be a disaster and states should…
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Jul 26

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?

    The Bionic Earth - Tipping Toward Biological or Mechanical?
    This month NASA released a new photo of Earth, taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. The satellite was launched in February, 2015 and actually orbits the Earth at a distance 4 times further out than the orbit of...
  • Jul 25

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Hexavalent Chromium Rule
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Griffith, Pillard, Williams) issued a decision in National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA. Both industry and environmental petitioners filed petitions for review challenging a 2012 EPA regulation…
  • Jul 21

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act

    D.C. Circuit Holds that Environmental Group Falls Outside of Zone of Interests of NEPA and the Clean Water Act
    On July 21, the D.C. Circuit (Rogers (dissenting in part), Brown, Ginsburg) issued a decision in Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC. Gunpowder Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, filed a petition for review challenging FERC’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 983

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

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

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?

    Are Farmers Hitting the Brakes on New Technology?
    When my dad retired from farming, one of the first things he purchased was a nice late-model John Deere 4020. He still owns some land and uses this tractor for dirt work and land maintenance.  With the baby-boomer generation of farmers…
  • Jul 22

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015

    Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015
    Please join me for the Big Data and Technology in Agriculture seminar on August 14, 2015 at Indiana Farm Bureau. The day promises to have a number of engaging speakers who will cover different aspects of farm data technology, privacy and…
  • Jul 9

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?

    Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?
    Although Google’s autonomous car appears to be getting most of the press, the auto-guidance system on tractors, combines, sprayers and other farm equipment has been around for years. Farmers still “pilot” their equipment…
Rank this Week: 1137

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/
  • Jul 10

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact

    9th Circuit Court: Conservation Efforts Outweigh Economic Impact
    The appeal in Building Industry Association v. U.S. Department of Commerce arose under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”).  It required the 9th Circuit Court…
  • Jun 15

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy

    California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Zoning Policy
    In Cal. Bldg. Industry Assn. v. City of San Jose (opinion filed on June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance that requires new residential developments to sell 15 percent of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1382

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/
  • Jul 8

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida

    Recent Court Decision Expands Rights of Property Owners in Southwest Florida
    The Second District Court of Appeal, which covers fourteen counties in West Central Florida and Southwest Florida from Pasco County in the north to Collier County in the south, issued a decision in June 2015 that significantly expands the…
  • Jun 23

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure

    Important Reminders Regarding Disclosure
    In April of last year, my colleague, David Fowler shared a post about a seller’s obligation in a residential sale to disclose facts or conditions about the property that have a substantial impact on its value or desirability, and that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1431

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/
  • Jun 23

    Congress Seeks to End Run Federal Aviation Administration on Drone Rule

    Congress Seeks to End Run Federal Aviation Administration on Drone Rule
    Apparently impatient with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) slow progress in developing rules governing the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV” or “drones”), Senators…
  • Jun 2

    FAA Requires New Integrated Model for Noise and Air Quality Impact Analysi

    FAA Requires New Integrated Model for Noise and Air Quality Impact Analysi
    In a marked change in longtime Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) policy regarding analysis of noise and air quality impacts from FAA initiated, directed or funded projects, FAA has substituted a single new model for the long…
  • May 22

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire

    Global Awards 2015 Corporate LiveWire
     Please note the award granted to the aviation practice at Buchalter Nemer by clicking here.
Rank this Week: 807

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 981

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: 829

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: 1421

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: 1175

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 1281

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: 1192

The Water Law

The Water Law

Covers legal issues impacting water rights and the water industry. By Alex Basilevsky.

http://thewaterlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act
    In an interesting move yesterday, congressional investigators have charged that various oil and gas services companies have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act through the use of diesel fuel in fracking operations from 2005 to 2009.
  • Nov 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability
    Well, I'm back. After something of a hiatus over the summer and early fall due to work and personal commitments, I am back to blogging about water. And first up is an issue much in the press here in Pennsylvania - hydraulic fracturing, or as…
  • Jun 4

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About
    I have recently joined the planning committee for the 2011 American Bar Association Water Law Conference which will be taking place in San Diego next February. And we are currently in the process of determining the themes and panels for the…
Rank this Week: 1197

Green Law

Green Law

Covers legal developments in the green world including clean tech, climate change, and green building. By John Corcoran.

http://greenlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 10

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report

    Have You Read? Recent Headlines at California Law Report
    In case you haven't checked out my new blog, the California Law Report, I thought I'd include a number of links to articles I've posted over there.
  • Jul 29

    New Blog

    New Blog
    Most of my blogging these days is done at two separate blogs which can be found here: California Law ReportPlastiras & Terrizzi Legal Update BlogPlease come visit me there!
  • Jul 7

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane

    Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Expanding Access to HOV Lane
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill, AB 1500 (Lieu), which will allow new low-emission vehicles -- primarily electric vehicles -- access to HOV lanes throughout California no matter how many occupants are riding in the…
Rank this Week: 781

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jul 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Local Sign Law
    At the end of June, lost among the headlines about other rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a local sign law was unconstitutional. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S.Ct. 2218 (2015) the Court broke new ground in interpreting permissible…
  • Jun 30

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland

    City Did Not Impliedly Dedicate Land as Parkland
    The New York Court of Appeals held that the use of certain lands for park purposes under a memorandum of agreement or license/lease was not an implied permanent dedication for park purposes. In Matter of Glick v. Harvey the Court rejected the…
  • May 31

    Town Violated SEQRA by Segmenting Review of Drainage From Larger Project

    Town Violated SEQRA by Segmenting Review of Drainage From Larger Project
    The Appellate Division granted a petition challenging condemnation of property on the grounds that the Town segmented the review of the project in violation of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In Matter of J. Owens Building…
Rank this Week: 2836

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
    Often those completing a real estate transaction on a potentially environmentally contaminated property seek to limit liability under federal Superfund statute (CERCLA). A Phase I environmental site assessment is an initial step in…
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation
    Within the past year Illinois EPA has issued numerous violation notices to water systems for failing to check chlorine residue and fluoride levels daily. When issuing these violations, IEPA cites both 35 IAC 653.605 and 35 IAC 653.704, and…
  • Jul 8

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act
    The Illinois General Assembly passed the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act, HB 2212, at the end of the 2013 Spring Session.  The statute creates the South Suburban Cook County Brownfield Redevelopment Zone in Posen,…
Rank this Week: 3045

Great Lakes Environment

Great Lakes Environment

Covers Great Lakes restoration, invasive species, toxics, diversions and overall management. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc.

http://greatlakesenvironment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    GAO Report: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improved Data Collection and Reporting Would Enhance Oversight

    GAO Report: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improved Data Collection and Reporting Would Enhance Oversight
    <> GAO Report: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Improved Data Collection and Reporting Would Enhance Oversight - GAO-15-526, Published: Jul 21, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2015. This,…
  • Jul 30

    Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario

    Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario
    <> Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario - Ontario officials said in a statement that Asian carp, which is considered as the vanquishers of native aquatic species, has been recently found into Lake …
  • Jul 29

    NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failure

    NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failure
    <> NWF to Sue DOT over Oil Pipeline Oversight Failures - The National Wildlife Federation filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S Department of Transportation for the agency's failure in regulating…
Rank this Week: 3869

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Problem With Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Water Use? People

    The Problem With Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Water Use? People
    Earlier this month, I noted that demand side management policies need to take human behavior into account if they are going to be successful.  The same is apparently true for policies to reduce water consumption in drought-stricken…
  • Jul 30

    The D.C. Circuit Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board to Fix Its Transport Rule Emissions Budget

    The D.C. Circuit Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board to Fix Its Transport Rule Emissions Budget
    The Clean Air Act’s good neighbor provision prohibits upwind states from emitting air pollutants in amounts that will “contribute significantly to nonattainment” of a national ambient air quality standard in a downwind…
  • Jul 29

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition

    EPA Hubris, July 2015 Edition
    Anyone who reads this blog must have seen the explosion of reports in the trade press that EPA ignored significant criticism from the Army Corps of Engineers in promulgating its Waters of the United States rule.  I have not seen the…
Rank this Week: 3766

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    US House Bill Introduced Seeking To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation in the US House seeking to prevent state and local governments from using eminent domain for economic development. The “Private Property Rights Protection Act” would…
  • Jul 31

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation

    California Considers Appraiser Regulatory Legislation
    The California legislature in considering legislation seeking to modernize its regulatory system. It has been passed by the State Assembly and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and currently is pending in the…
  • Jul 31

    TX Updates Appraiser Law

    TX Updates Appraiser Law
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 1007 which amends the TX appraiser licensing and certification law. The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Appraisal Institute, SB 1007 includes provisions related to three…
Rank this Week: 1660

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary

    3rd Annual Health and Safety Excellence for Mining Conference Summary
    This year, the 3rd annual HSE conference on mining safety was held on June 17-18, 2015, in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Marcus Evans (Link to conference and agenda). The organization was kind enough to provide Nimonik with an admission Press…
  • Jul 17

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper

    ISO 14001:2015 Changes Explained – Free White Paper
    This is a guest post by our Affiliate, EEM inc. Become a Nimonik Affiliate. Nearly 20 years after it was first published, ISO 14001 has become the world’s most widely recognized environmental standard. A new version of the standard will…
  • Jul 15

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week

    Free Webinar on New GHS Regulations this Week
    Canada’s recent regulatory changes for hazardous materials may impact you. Learn about the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in our free 2-part webinar series starting this Thursday, July 16.…
Rank this Week: 4113

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 5032

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: 5012

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1845

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/
  • Jul 26

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1
    Last Friday, the International Code Council and ASHRAE announced they signed an “agreement that the new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), .. scheduled to be released in 2018, .. will be powered by”…
  • Jul 19

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.
    It was widely reported that the first green building litigation in the country was the 2007 trial court case of Southern Builders, Inc. v. Shaw Development, LLC, in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Somerset County, case no.…
  • Jul 12

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction
    This law firm is increasingly called upon to give legal opinions that a green building is LEED certified, certifiable or otherwise ‘really’ a green building. The purpose of a legal opinion given in a commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 4369

Claimer.org

Claimer.org

Covers environmental and climate change liability theories and current practical climate change Litigation applications in court cases in the U.S., Europe, and international jurisdictions.

http://news.claimer.org/
  • Jul 16

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated

    Norway: chances for getting climate change damage compensation higher than previously estimated
    Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg talking with Ban Ki-moon at the COP17 Summit in 2011. In a previous blogpost, we have taken the view that the chances for getting compensation for climate change damages in Norway are rather…
  • Apr 6

    New climate change compensation case in Germany

    New climate change compensation case in Germany
    The disputed Laguna Palcacocha at risk of flooding the city of Huaraz in Peru due to Climate Change (image 2002 Georg Kaser) According to The Guardian, a Peruvian farmer asks a German coal mining and energy giant (RWE) to pay a share a 0.5%…
  • Mar 10

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there

    Suing CO2 polluters here, enforcing judgments there
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Rank this Week: 3916

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 43
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 43 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in California, New York, and Ohio. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Jul 7

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry

    OSHA Intensifies Its Focus On the Upstream Oil &amp; Gas Industry
    Partner Wayne D’Angelo and associate Catherine Wilmarth authored the IPAA Access Magazine Summer 2015 article “Workplace Safety: OSHA Ramps Up Investigations and Enforcement in the Upstream Industry.” The article discusses…
  • Jun 17

    Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird

    Fish &amp; Wildlife Service Issues Notice of Intent to Regulate Incidental Take of Migratory Bird
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) published a notice of its intent to evaluate potential ways to regulate incidental takes of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). The…
Rank this Week: 3944

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jul 15

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic

    GreenPAC: Environmental Leadership in Canadian Politic
    We are pleased to announce that Senior Associate Paula Boutis has joined the Board of GreenPAC, an organization dedicated to building environmental leadership in Canadian politics. To find out more about GreenPAC’s mission, check…
  • Jul 14

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

    Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better
    Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To…
  • Jul 8

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change

    Environmental Commissioner report on climate change
    Congratulations to Ellen Schwartzel, the Acting Environmental Commissioner of Ontario on her first report, issued yesterday.  “Feeling the Heat: Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2015”, is the latest in the…
Rank this Week: 1565

CEQA Developments

CEQA Developments

Covers California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions, legislation, litigation and reform. By Miller Starr Regalia.

http://www.ceqadevelopments.com
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Jul 12

    Pro's and Con's of Performing Environmental Audit

    Pro's and Con's of Performing Environmental Audit
    U.S. EPA and the many state EPA's have adopted environmental audit policies or laws to encourage companies to review and disclose instances of non-compliance. (See prior post- Why Businesses Should Consider an Environmental Audit?)…
  • Jul 3

    Brownfields: $20 Million Dollar Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Fund Enacted

    Brownfields: $20 Million Dollar Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Fund Enacted
    As part of the 2016-2017 Operating Budget for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), a new $20 million dollar cleanup fund was created in House Bill 64 to address old gas stations around the state.  The money came from remaining…
  • Jun 24

    EPA Releases "Waters of the U.S." Rule

    EPA Releases "Waters of the U.S." Rule
    On May 27, 2015, US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) released the final version of the rule which defines federal jurisdiction over waterways (referred to as the "Clean Water Rule").   Those who support the rule argue that it…
Rank this Week: 1625

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
Rank this Week: 3148