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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 28

    More than Tunnel Vision

    More than Tunnel Vision
    by Jennie Saxe A few months ago, we blogged about the massive engineering project to construct tunnels beneath the District of Columbia using giant tunnel boring machines. These tunnels are being constructed to hold onto stormwater and reduce…
  • May 28

    America’s Heartland Depends on Clean Water

    America’s Heartland Depends on Clean Water
    By Mark Hague The Heartland thrives on clean water, a resource we must both conserve and protect. Agricultural interests, public health officials, recreational small businesses, and all the rest of us rely on clean water for our lives and…
  • May 27

    Wetlands Wednesday: Beyond Your Typical Ozarks Excursion

    Wetlands Wednesday: Beyond Your Typical Ozarks Excursion
    By Cynthia Cassel Missouri is the fourth and final destination on our May tour of Region 7’s intriguing wetlands as we mark the 25th anniversary of National Wetlands Month. Following my journey to the prairie potholes and fens of Iowa…
Rank this Week: 30

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

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

http://envirolaw.com
  • May 26

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map

    Ministry of Environment District Office Map
    One useful piece of information that is oddly difficult to find on the government website is the boundaries of the various Regions and District Offices of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Here, for those who may find…
  • May 25

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine

    Cheese whey spill: $80,000 fine
    Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford, West…
  • May 21

    Comings and going

    Comings and going
    Spring is always a good time for new beginnings. Please extend an enthusiastic welcome back to Paula Boutis, returning from maternity leave with her trademark zest, skill, and broad experience. Bon voyage and best wishes to Jennifer Kalnins…
Rank this Week: 190

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: 295

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 28

    Blog Post: FTC's $1.2B Win Shows Pay-For-Delay Deals On Thin Ice

    Blog Post: FTC's $1.2B Win Shows Pay-For-Delay Deals On Thin Ice
    The Federal Trade Commission's $1.2 billion settlement with Cephalon Inc. over the company's huge payments to rivals is a fresh sign that so-called pay-for-delay deals involving big exchanges of money will be difficult to defend in the wake…
  • May 27

    Blog Post: NY DEC To Improve Oil Spill Monitoring, Response Time

    Blog Post: NY DEC To Improve Oil Spill Monitoring, Response Time
    The New York Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday it will put into effect new measures to respond to oil-transportation spills, including aerial monitoring, a 24-hour hotline and other preventive measures, according to a…
  • May 26

    Blog Post: Attys React To High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

    Blog Post: Attys React To High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. is significant.
Rank this Week: 453

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: 436

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Court rules that Bear Creek was navigable in 1831 - natural severance of property result

    Court rules that Bear Creek was navigable in 1831 - natural severance of property result
    I first posted about this case in December, 2012; it has now gone to a hearing and a decision has been rendered.  Justice Mitchell has declared that the portion of Bear Creek that passes through the property owned by the respondents in…
  • May 19

    Sask Court rules that no compensation payable on expropriation of road

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

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

    NS Court of Appeal overturns profit à prendre (right to take hay) decision
    Back in February, 2014, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upheld a neighbour's right to take hay or other crops off a portion of a 2.7 acre property that had been severed from the neighbour's farm in 1960 (see my post on that decision here).…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 512

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: 495

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule

    Hail to the Chief: John Roberts and the WOTUS Rule
    The government issued a long-awaited Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS for short).  No doubt there will be much gnashing of teeth about the issuance of the rule — a very safe bet since the gnashers of teeth got going long…
  • May 27

    All This, and the Environment, Too?

    All This, and the Environment, Too?
    It’s hardly news that Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is the most right-wing in the country’s history, stoking dismay in the White House and in the international community. But this hardly implies a lack of environmental…
  • May 27

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel

    Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Fuel
    Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in California, responsible for about 37 percent of the state’s total emissions. This distinction makes the sector a prime target for regulation. But with tens of…
Rank this Week: 633

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: 553

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: 666

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • May 28

    May 2015 Legislative Threats to the Endangered Species Act

    May 2015 Legislative Threats to the Endangered Species Act
    Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC: After a long hiatus, I'm resurrecting this monthly blog to once again capture the panoply of congressional threats to one of our nation's most beloved laws--the Endangered…
  • May 28

    Carbon Allowance Sales Benefit Those Most Affected by Pollution

    Carbon Allowance Sales Benefit Those Most Affected by Pollution
    Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: The California Air Resources Board released the results today of the latest auction of carbon allowances. In line with previous auctions, allowances…
  • May 28

    Protecting the Small Streams and Wetlands that Make the Great Lakes Great

    Protecting the Small Streams and Wetlands that Make the Great Lakes Great
    Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois: The majesty and magnitude of the Great Lakes themselves can distract us from the smaller, but equally critical, rivers, streams, wetlands and other water…
Rank this Week: 736

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
  • May 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.
  • May 5

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation

    Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation
    In an unprecedented action aimed at limiting or eliminating noisy helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from use of the East Hampton Airport, in East Hampton, Long Island, New York (“Airport”), on April 6, 2015, the East Hampton…
  • Mar 17

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone

    California State Lawmakers Move to Regulate Drone
    California legislators are taking advantage of the continuing absence of federal regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”), and the provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Pub.L.…
Rank this Week: 836

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: 861

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: 814

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

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

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 755

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/
Rank this Week: 934

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/
  • May 28

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.

    EPA Defines “Waters of the United States”. The Sky Has Not Fallen.
    Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps finally released their long-awaited rule defining “waters of the United States.”  I’m actually with EPA and the Corps on this one.  It’s an important rule, and I’m glad…
  • May 27

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition

    Easy Cases Make Better Law — Standing Edition
    In an interesting, but not really difficult, decision on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the National Association of Home Builders did not have standing to challenge a consent decree pursuant to which the Fish and…
  • May 26

    Kansas Thumbed Its Nose at EPA’s SIP Requirements — How’d That Work Out?

    Kansas Thumbed Its Nose at EPA’s SIP Requirements — How’d That Work Out?
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Kansas’s challenge to EPA’s disapproval of Kansas’s SIP revisions intended to comply with the Interstate Transport Rule.  The Court found that EPA was not arbitrary or…
Rank this Week: 1134

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

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

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/28/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/28/15
    TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News <> …
  • May 27

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/27/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/27/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
  • May 26

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/26/15

    [WIMS] Environmental HotSheet 5/26/15
      TO AVOID DISRUPTION IN YOUR SERVICE PLEASE RENEW BY JUNE 1st All Subscriptions Expire on June 1, 2015 (click here)   National / International News …
Rank this Week: 922

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

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

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    National Association of Home v. United States Fish & Wildlife

    National Association of Home v. United States Fish &amp; Wildlife
    <> National Association of Home v. United States Fish & Wildlife – 5/26/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-5121. Four associations challenge consent decrees…
  • May 22

    USA v. State of Ohio

    USA v. State of Ohio
    <> USA v. State of Ohio - 5/21/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 13-4362. The United States appeals from the district court's denial of its motion for summary judgment…
  • May 21

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

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA
    <> Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA - 5/20/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-73924 & 12-71332. Petitioners, a contingent of environmental and community…
Rank this Week: 938

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • May 24

    What LEED Statistics Tell Us?

    What LEED Statistics Tell Us?
    The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system dominates brand acceptance and market share in the business of green building and is a driver in the larger environmental industrial complex. So a review of LEED statistics can be…
  • May 17

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

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

    Produced with Genetic Engineering

    Produced with Genetic Engineering
    Only slightly less fun than a Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin Point Counterpoint on Saturday Night Live, is the fight over labeling food produced from a bioengineered organism is being waged in a Federal courtroom in Vermont. Given modern…
Rank this Week: 1004

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

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

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Apr 20

    2015 Amendments to New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

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

    Jersey City Plans to Limit Chain Stores in Downtown

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

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

    New York State Governor and Legislature Reach Agreement on Reform and Extension of Brownfield Cleanup Program
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement with respect to extension and reform of the State's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) a significant development in view of impending…
Rank this Week: 1179

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: 917

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: 1191

Environmental Law Resource

Environmental Law Resource

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

http://www.environmentallawresource.com
Rank this Week: 1098

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: 1075

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: 1182

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • May 28

    EPA releases new "waters of the United States" rule

    EPA releases new "waters of the United States" rule
    Yesterday the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers released a pre-publication, final version of a new rule defining the scope of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. …
  • May 18

    Senators propose bill to penalize use of older rail car

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

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity

    Texas Railroad Commission Chair weighs in on induced seismicity
    Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christ Craddick criticized finger-pointing at the oil and gas industry for recent Texas tremors in a May 15 interview, noting that the cause of recent seismic events is still not known “for…
Rank this Week: 1827

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/
  • May 27

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion

    Court Finds Zoning Board Interpretation a Reasonable Exercise of Discretion
    In a case primarily dealing with the authority of a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to interpret a zoning provision, the Court also addressed the issue of late filing of the ZBA decision. In the Matter of Stone Industries, Inc. v. Zoning Board…
  • May 16

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use

    One Legal Nonconforming Use Does Not Permit Another Nonconforming Use
    The Appellate Division upheld a zoning board determination that the existence of a legal nonconforming use did not give the property owner the right to maintain a different nonconforming use. In Bradhurst Site Construction Corp. v Zoning…
  • Apr 30

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit

    Court Reverses Denial of Special Permit
    The denial of a special permit was found to be arbitrary when unsupported by empirical evidence. In Matter of 7-Eleven, Inc. v. Incorporated Village of Mineola, the Appellate Division reversed the Village Board and the lower court and…
Rank this Week: 1391

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 26

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

    NC House Passes Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment
    North Carolina’s State House passed HB 3 which attempts to limit eminent domain powers.  The bill, which has 69 House sponsors and co-sponsors, would add language to the North Carolina constitution specifying that local and state…
  • May 25

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk

    Interthinx Q4 2014 Report Indicates Mortgage And Property Valuation Fraud Risk
    According to Interthinx, Inc., a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, the “National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index” increased 3 percent from the last quarter, and is unchanged from one year ago.  However, the…
  • Apr 30

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel

    Eminent domain Restrictions Approved By Iowa House, Senate panel
    Legislation making it more difficult for private utilities to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two Iowa subcommittees.  Subcommittees in both the Iowa House and Senate approved Senate Study Bill 1276 to…
Rank this Week: 1666

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 26

    Guest Post: Tesla’s Powerwall – Fueling a Cleaner Future?

    Guest Post: Tesla’s Powerwall – Fueling a Cleaner Future?
    [Periodically we publish guest posts that we believe are of general interest.  The item below is from Beth Kelly]: Affordable solar power has been a dream of the environmental movement for years. The digital revolution—which has…
  • May 15

    Big Oil, Big Lies (an encore post)

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

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

    Don't be bamboozled by latest oil industry attack on proposed smog standard
    Dear friends, I know a lot of you have not been on the job as long as some of us.  But I do want to make sure you have some context over the latest pricey oil industry effort to attack EPA’s proposed smog standards. …
Rank this Week: 1668

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • May 23

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and "Washington bureaucrats"

    The Waters of the United States Rule, Congress, and &quot;Washington bureaucrats&quot;
    Perhaps as soon as this week, according to media reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA will release a final "Waters of the United States" rule clarifying the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.…
  • May 20

    Legal Services and the Farm

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

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference

    Pace Future Environmental Law Professors' conference
    Last year, Pace started a new conference designed to help aspiring environmental law professors prepare for the job market. This year, the Pace faculty are doing it again. The announcement is below. If you're seriously thinking about going on…
Rank this Week: 1341

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

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

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

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

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 1447

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • May 11

    Thank You Veterans!

    Thank You Veterans!
    The Kelley Drye team was honored to host a number of veterans and others at our Washington, DC office on Friday to view the Arsenal of Democracy, an antique air armada flyover to mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and the end of World War…
  • May 4

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

    Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
    A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. The plaintiff argued that her husband, who had worked…
  • Apr 27

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review

    Obama Administration Releases First Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review
    The Obama Administration released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”), which focuses on energy transmission, storage, and distribution (“TS&D”). The QER was first launched in…
Rank this Week: 2099

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/
  • May 10

    What Makes Agronomic Data Unique?

    What Makes Agronomic Data Unique?
    I often hear other attorneys say that agronomic farm data is just like other forms of intellectual property, and that the issues farmers are confronting have already been dealt with in other areas of law.  But the truth is that farm data…
  • May 1

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker
    It may not be enumerated in the Bill of Rights, but the Right to Tinker with farm machinery is well embedded in America’s rural culture.  I grew up a first-hand witness to farm tinkering.  I still remember when my dad and…
  • Apr 25

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.
    WIRED magazine’s recent headline: “We can’t let John Deere destroy the very idea of ownership,” really got my attention.  The article’s premise is based upon John Deere’s recent commentto the US…
Rank this Week: 1932

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

Covers recent cases in the environmental arena. By Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2045

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

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

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

    California Land Use Lawyer: Will We See CEQA Reform In 2015?
    By Benjamin M. Reznik In terms of land use regulations that have far-reaching effects on development in California, the application - or misapplication - of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is near the top of the list. CEQA,…
Rank this Week: 1977

GreenLaw

GreenLaw

provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. By Pace University School of Law's environmental law program.

http://greenlaw.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Feb 20

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance

    Cataloguing Impacts Of The Shale Boom: A Foundation For Local Governance
    Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) are collaborating to identify the distinctly local impacts of hydraulic fracturing and how local governments can respond where…
  • Dec 17

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today.   As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting…
  • Dec 1

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement

    A “New” Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: Sustainable Human Settlement
    As climate negotiators prepare for their discussions in Lima, they must focus on one of the most neglected strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change: creating sustainable human settlements. My work for a land use law center…
Rank this Week: 2006

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers carbon and emissions trading, CERCLA, climate change, oil spills and risk management. By Scott D. Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
Rank this Week: 1478

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

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

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

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

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard

    DOE Issues Final Rule on Federal Green Building Standard
    The Federal government has long been a leader in constructing green buildings, and LEED has been the Federal standard of choice. The Department of Energy issued a final rule updating its recommended certification standards and levels for all…
Rank this Week: 1750

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

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

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

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

    LEED® Certification Milestone

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

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

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 1890

Sustainability & Climate Change…

Sustainability & Climate Change Reporter

Covers climate change, cap and trade, green building, renewable energy and smart grid. By Lane Powell PC.

http://www.sustainabilityclimatechangereporter.com
  • Nov 14

    California Cap and Trade to Launch End of the World, Brave New World or Carbon Tax?

    California Cap and Trade to Launch End of the World, Brave New World or Carbon Tax?
    Six years after then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act, also known as AB 32, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) holds its first auction of emissions allowances on November 14.
  • Oct 10

    Green Roads Are Not an Oxymoron

    Green Roads Are Not an Oxymoron
    At first glance, the phrase “green road” might seem like a contradiction in terms. After all, what else is a road but a conveyance for greenhouse gas emitting vehicles?
  • Oct 1

    FTC Updates Green Guide

    FTC Updates Green Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released its years-in-the-making update of the Green Guides, which are intended to ensure that environmental claims about products are accurate and not deceptive.
Rank this Week: 1438

Becker's Iowa Environmental Law…

Becker's Iowa Environmental Law Update

Covers Iowa environmental law topics, including CERCLA, case law, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Superfund. By Charles Becker.

http://www.iowaenvironmentallawupdate.com/
  • Jul 10

    Reining In Stormwater Regulation

    Reining In Stormwater Regulation
    "And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain."                                                                  Creedence Clearwater Revival  
  • Dec 11

    Rapanos, Guidelines and Deference: Wetlands Beware

    Rapanos, Guidelines and Deference: Wetlands Beware
    The Supreme Court's last determination of what wetlands are subject to the Clean Water Act and hence may not be filled without a permit, left behind a matted mess. In
  • Aug 25

    Storm Water Effluent Limitations On Hold . . . For Now

    Storm Water Effluent Limitations On Hold . . . For Now
    In several prior 
Rank this Week: 1363

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Choosing Construction Safety Consultant

    Choosing Construction Safety Consultant
    Choosing the right construction safety consultant can literally be a life or death decision for your workforce. It can also be a time-consuming and difficult decision for your management team. Carefully following the well-known four-phase…
  • May 28

    Top 5 Office Safety Topic

    Top 5 Office Safety Topic
    Safety is something we can all get on board with, and it affects us in more ways than we realize. In our modern day, many of the things we take for granted are mired in strict safety guidelines: driving, food preparation, infrastructure,…
  • May 21

    What is Process Safety Management?

    What is Process Safety Management?
    We recently blogged about some best practices for OSHA inspections, but we thought we would add to that with some comments on Process Safety Management. In terms of Environment, Health and Safety concerns, a process can be any given activity…
Rank this Week: 3610