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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 7

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact
    By Alyssa Edwards Small funds don’t always mean small impacts. As the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grant program has shown us, oftentimes, very small funds, when put in the hands of community-based organizations (CBOs), can…
  • Nov 6

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA
    by Danny Gogal For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its ……
  • Oct 31

    Joy in Mudville

    Joy in Mudville
    by Tom Damm If you were lucky enough to catch one of the record number of home run balls hit in Major League ballparks this year, you may have noticed that the ball didn’t look brand new – that there … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 112

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Nov 16

    Blog Post: Keystone Leaks 210K Gallons With Permit Decision Pending

    Blog Post: Keystone Leaks 210K Gallons With Permit Decision Pending
    With a key permitting decision scheduled to come from Nebraska utility regulators Monday, the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons, in northeastern South Dakota on Thursday, TransCanada Corp. said in a statement.
  • Nov 16

    Blog Post: Why More M&A Deals Are Being Canceled Before They Can Close

    Blog Post: Why More M&A Deals Are Being Canceled Before They Can Close
    Increased complexity in the dealmaking process and more intense regulatory scrutiny have led to a spike in the proportion of deals that end up falling apart, and legal advisers who can come up with novel solutions for these issues are in…
  • Nov 15

    Blog Post: Ex-DOI Scientist Sues For Employee Reassignment Info

    Blog Post: Ex-DOI Scientist Sues For Employee Reassignment Info
    A former U.S. Department of the Interior policy leader who has blasted the Trump administration over its approach to climate change sued the agency Tuesday for allegedly stalling on his request for information about how employees were…
Rank this Week: 223

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 306

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/
  • Nov 13

    Local Food Movement

    Local Food Movement
    Nice shout out in the Regulatory Review on work with my colleague and co-author Amy Lavine, Esq. on the local goof movement. https://www.theregreview.org/2017/09/06/marolf-local-food-movement/Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Oct 24

    Environmental Justice Bill Introduced in US Senate

    Environmental Justice Bill Introduced in US Senate
    NJ Senator Cory Booker has introduced legislation to address EJ. According to the Senator’s website the bill: “Codifies and expands the 1994 Executive Order on Environmental Justice. Executive Order 12898 focused federal attention…
  • Sep 28

    WY Supreme Court Upholds Grant of a BUP for the Temporary Use of Construction Storage/Staging

    WY Supreme Court Upholds Grant of a BUP for the Temporary Use of Construction Storage/Staging
    In this case, Christopher and Clare Phillips Tayback challenged the Teton County Board of County Commissioners’ decision granting Four Shadows, LLC a Basic Use Permit (BUP) to use its property in Teton Village for temporary construction…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Oct 10

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi

    Pruitt’s Arbitrary Cost Accounting is Built into the Concept of Cost Benefit Analysi
    EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that today he will propose the repeal of the Obama-EPA Clean Power Plan, which required a system of carbon-emissions reductions by power plants to mitigate climate harms.  The CPP was a…
  • Apr 28

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?

    Carbon Tax based on Social Cost of Carbon: Cost Benefit Analysis in Disguise?
    Bangla Desh Flooding David Robert’s second installment of his ruminations on carbon taxes is out here, and is worth a read. Shorter David Roberts: a $10 per ton carbon tax based on low estimates of the social cost of carbon is still…
  • Apr 28

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax

    Earth Week, Tax Week, Carbon Tax
    (reposted from the old Green Law web site- originally posted 4/22/16) I see that both David Roberts and Paul Krugman have been writing about carbon pricing — specifically carbon taxes — this week as a mechanism to achieve the…
Rank this Week: 524

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 16

    ESA Under Attack. Again.

    ESA Under Attack. Again.
    The Washington Post tomorrow is running an Op Ed written with Peter Alagona, a colleague in environmental studies at UCSB. We were approached by the Post and asked to write a piece addressing the current raft of bills that seek to weaken…
  • Nov 16

    The Growing Schism Between Coal and Oil

    The Growing Schism Between Coal and Oil
    Bush’s environmental policies were bad, but Trump’s policies are way worse.  One reason is that Bush and Cheney were oilman, and Trump is obsessed with coal. Yes, oil and coal are both fossil fuels, but they have different…
  • Nov 16

    A Sense of Urgency at COP 23

    A Sense of Urgency at COP 23
    Christiana Figueres, the former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC who is widely credited with the success of COP 21 in Paris in 2015, launched a global initiative earlier this year called Mission 2020. The overall goal of the initiative is to…
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Nov 14

    Conservancy Hosts Event on Fracking and Pushes for Ban in 2018

    Conservancy Hosts Event on Fracking and Pushes for Ban in 2018
    Last week, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted Cornell University Professor Dr. Tony Ingraffea, as part of its “Evenings with the Conservancy” series who spoke on the “Effects of Unconventional Drilling” on…
  • Oct 18

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?
      Your neighbors are proud of their beautiful, large fruit trees, which are now growing substantially over your property. The trees have grown so large that a number of branches extend over your house, tool shed, and other improvements,…
  • Oct 18

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?

    Are Your Neighbor’s Trees Growing On Your Property?
      Your neighbors are proud of their beautiful, large fruit trees, which are now growing substantially over your property. The trees have grown so large that a number of branches extend over your house, tool shed, and other improvements,…
Rank this Week: 1123

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Nov 12

    October 2017-Top Ten Global EHS Update

    October 2017-Top Ten Global EHS Update
    If you would like to subscribe to changes in specific regulations or standards please contact us at info@nimonik.com or call us at 1-888-608-7511 Follow us on LinkedIn to receive weekly global EHS & Quality updates. Canada   Nuclear…
  • Nov 6

    How to Find and Buy Great EHS Software

    How to Find and Buy Great EHS Software
    This article discusses: The value of great software Keys to purchasing the right software Environmental, health and safety (EHS) management systems are complex creatures. Each organisation is slightly different, with different requirements…
  • Nov 6

    At Sapphire Care nursing homes, Nimonik helped increase audit and inspection efficiency in a highly regulated industry.

    At Sapphire Care nursing homes, Nimonik helped increase audit and inspection efficiency in a highly regulated industry.
     “Staff who have conducted audits on paper in the past, and then Nimonik, were amazed…” – Barry Johnson Barry Johnson General Manager of Business Innovations Sapphire Care, Australia Barry manages quality…
Rank this Week: 904

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/
  • Sep 27

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work
    Lately, judicial deference to agency decision-making is a hot topic (by administrative law standards, at least). Judges and law professors are always talking about deference, but the recent attack on Chevron deference, spearheaded by…
  • Sep 1

    Goodbye to Lesley

    Goodbye to Lesley
    Earlier this week, Lesley McAllister, who taught environmental law at the University of San Diego and then at UC Davis, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Among the many accomplishments of Lesley's too-short career was playing a…
  • Aug 29

    Schools searching for environmental law professor

    Schools searching for environmental law professor
    Several law schools are looking to hire environmental law professors this year. So I've put together a list of openings. The text below is pasted from position announcements if I have them, though I have not always pasted the whole...
Rank this Week: 914

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/
  • Aug 31

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed
    In September, 1990, an oil spill occurred on a property owned by Shell.  The spill released approximately 9,000 litres of oil, and clean-up measures were undertaken.  Nearly 23 years later, in the spring of 2013, a neighbouring…
  • Jul 26

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal
    The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) appeal of the National Energy Board ("NEB") approval of the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9 Reversal Project.  The Court has…
  • Jun 27

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court
    Several years ago, a young couple purchased farm land from an 86 year old man, a bachelor most of his life (the "Vendor").  The couple had leased the land for a number of years, and paid about $600,000 for two quarter sections (160 acres…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 1147

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda
    The City & County of Honolulu is considering the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Mayor’s budget includes staff and funding for the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency that was created by voters in the recent…
  • Sep 12

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law

    Hawaii Appeals Court Sets Boundary on the Applicability of State EIS Law
    The trend in Hawaii's appellate courts has been to expand the scope and applicability of Hawaii's environmental laws.  The courts have rarely deferred to agency expertise and discretion.In Umberger v. Department of Land and Natural…
  • Jul 1

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System

    Happy 60th Birthday to the U.S. Interstate Highway System
    It’s an auspicious day: The U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old today.  As we reflect on the importance of President Eisenhower’s monumental public works program, it is apropos to consider why we are building a…
Rank this Week: 965

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

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

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 806

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: 665

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Nov 17

    EPA Close To Issuing In Final 2018 And 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Volume

    EPA Close To Issuing In Final 2018 And 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Volume
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its final rule to set the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2018 and 2019 to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for…
  • Nov 17

    Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program Accepting Application

    Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program Accepting Application
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued a statement soliciting applications for its Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research…
  • Nov 17

    DOC Announces Affirmative Final CVD Determination For Argentina And Indonesia

    DOC Announces Affirmative Final CVD Determination For Argentina And Indonesia
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. …
Rank this Week: 2709

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Nov 17

    Criminal Enforcement under the Trump/Pruitt USEPA

    Criminal Enforcement under the Trump/Pruitt USEPA
    On November 16, 2017, the ABA sponsored a “brown bag” session that featured USEPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for OECA, Patrick Traylor. After some opening remarks in which he assured the audience that the Trump Administration…
  • Nov 15

    Cell Phone Searches as Evidence

    Cell Phone Searches as Evidence
    Smartphones are everywhere. One question regarding smart phones is whether law enforcement can force an individual to provide the password or personal identification number to unlock your phone. So far, most courts say no. The reasoning is…
  • Nov 14

    Election Anniversary: Regulatory Rollback, Stories Over Statistics, and Pressure for Local Enforcement

    Election Anniversary: Regulatory Rollback, Stories Over Statistics, and Pressure for Local Enforcement
    Back on September 6, 2017, I wrote about the downturn in enforcement by the USEPA. Below is a guest post from my good friend James Smith with Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem LLP in Houston, Texas, that somewhat confirms the downturn in...
Rank this Week: 2355

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical…

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments, domestically and internationally, regarding nanotechnology and nanomaterials. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://nanotech.lawbc.com/
  • Nov 16

    Presentations and Report Posted for Conference on Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterial

    Presentations and Report Posted for Conference on Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterial
    In October 2017, the presentations and report for the June 20, 2017, Second European Conference on “Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials:  Reliable data for an effective management of nanomaterials” were…
  • Nov 14

    NSF NSE Will Hold Grantees Conference on Progress in Nanotechnology

    NSF NSE Will Hold Grantees Conference on Progress in Nanotechnology
    Nanotechnology   The National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) grantees conference on progress in nanotechnology will be held December 12-13, 2017.  The conference will highlight the research and…
  • Nov 13

    Germany Holds Expert Dialogue on Nanotechnologies in the Automotive Sector

    Germany Holds Expert Dialogue on Nanotechnologies in the Automotive Sector
    On September 26-27, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) held an Expert Dialogue regarding the opportunities and risks of the application of nanotechnologies in the automotive…
Rank this Week: 2706

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.
    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), an unmarried individual under 21 years of age is considered a “child” for immigration purposes. (INA §101(b)). Before 2002, once an individual turned 21 years of…
  • Nov 15

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.
    Bajo la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (“INA” por sus siglas en Inglés), una persona soltera menor de 21 años se considera un “niño” para fines de inmigración. (INA §101 (b)).…
  • Aug 11

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK
    Have you been a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, why not take the next step and become a naturalized U.S. citizen? An applicant who wants to become an American citizen must, generally, meet the following requirements:…
Rank this Week: 3193

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 3686

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

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

http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Nov 14

    US Senate Testimony: Technology in Ag: Data-Driven Farming

    US Senate Testimony: Technology in Ag: Data-Driven Farming
    On November 14, 2017, I will be testifying before the US Senate's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security.
  • Nov 11

    When will ag data's Equifax moment arrive?

    When will ag data's Equifax moment arrive?
    Like you, my personal information was compromised in the recent Equifax data breach. Are ag tech providers prepared for the day when this happens to them?
  • Oct 17

    LinkedIn Case Shows the Limits of Data Ownership

    LinkedIn Case Shows the Limits of Data Ownership
    A recent ruling on a case involving LinkedIn's collection of user data helps answers some, but not all, of our questions about how the law will ultimately treat ag data. 
Rank this Week: 2883

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Covers energy law, public utilities, and environmental law. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/energy/
  • Nov 14

    Pueblo Hits Turn Signal for Black Hills Off-Ramp

    Pueblo Hits Turn Signal for Black Hills Off-Ramp
    By a resounding seven to zero vote, the City Council in Pueblo, Colorado recently passed a resolution to explore if and how the city could extricate itself from its franchise agreement with Black Hills Energy (BHE), clearing the way for the…
  • Sep 14

    DAPL Developer Sues Environmental Group

    DAPL Developer Sues Environmental Group
    In a remarkable development around the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the developer of the project, Energy Transfer Equity and Energy Transfer Partners, sued the environmental groups that opposed DAPL. Energy Transfer sued …
  • Aug 30

    United States May Be Liable as an “Owner”, but not as an “Arranger”, at Former Mining Sites on Federal Property

    United States May Be Liable as an “Owner”, but not as an “Arranger”, at Former Mining Sites on Federal Property
    In a decision that opens the door for Superfund claims against the United States on Forest Service and BLM lands, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the United States federal government may be liable for clean-up costs at…
Rank this Week: 1553

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: 3657

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Nov 13

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee  hearing on “Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.” Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: T. Kenneth Mapp,…
  • Nov 6

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R.1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Date: Monday, Nov. 6, Noon Place: 1100 Longworth Bldg. HR 1 — House Republican Tax Overhaul House Natural Resources Committee hearing on…
  • Oct 30

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on “Efficiency in Building Management and Control Systems.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: Daniel Simmons of the Energy Department’s…
Rank this Week: 3624

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/
  • Nov 12

    LEED v4.1 Announced by USGBC at Greenbuild

    LEED v4.1 Announced by USGBC at Greenbuild
    The announcement of the upcoming release of the new LEED version 4.1 by the U.S. Green Building Council was no doubt the biggest story at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston last week. And that is saying a lot because Greenbuild is the world’s…
  • Nov 5

    Arbitration is Why There is So Little Litigation in Green Building

    Arbitration is Why There is So Little Litigation in Green Building
    It is surprising to many in the environmental industrial complex that there has been relatively little litigation arising out of green building. There have been only a very modest number of cases commenced in courts across the country…
  • Oct 29

    The Systole and Diastole in Recycling

    The Systole and Diastole in Recycling
    Recycling is not new. 11,000 years before Christ the people in the Nile valley recognized the intrinsic value of reusing waste. But maybe not since that dawn of civilization has recycling undergone the wide fluctuation, good and bad, that we…
Rank this Week: 3786

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4272

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: 2724

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: 3512

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments in pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. By Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
  • Nov 8

    California DPR Issues Guidance Intended to Align with EPA’s Secondary Container Labeling for Pestici

    California DPR Issues Guidance Intended to Align with EPA’s Secondary Container Labeling for Pestici
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Heather F. Collins, M.S. On Friday, November 3, 2017, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued guidance (California Notice 2017-13) that DPR indicates is intended to align DPR policy with the…
  • Oct 25

    FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology

    FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology
    By Lynn L. Bergeson and Margaret R. Graham On October 25, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in coordination with the…
  • Oct 23

    EPA Issues Regulatory Action on Dicamba

    EPA Issues Regulatory Action on Dicamba
    By Lisa M. Campbell, Timothy D. Backstrom, and James V. Aidala On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont on measures “to further…
Rank this Week: 2641

Environmental Litigation Group…

Environmental Litigation Group Blog

Covers workplace asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and occupational cancer, legal representation in asbestos cases and the process of filing an asbestos claim.

https://www.elglaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Asbestos Exposure in Nevada

    Asbestos Exposure in Nevada
    Because of the use of asbestos in this industry for fire prevention, many power plant workers were dangerously exposed. Some notable locations where asbestos exposure was registered are Empire Farms Power Plant, Nevada Company, and Desert…
  • Oct 27

    Cancer Awareness Days and Events in November

    Cancer Awareness Days and Events in November
    While tobacco use is by far the most common risk factor, causing approximately 22% of the deaths this disease is accountable for, up to 50% of people who come to suffer from lung cancer are former smokers, whereas 15% of lung cancer patients…
  • Oct 26

    Secondary Asbestos Exposure Increases Mesothelioma Risk, According to Recent Study

    Secondary Asbestos Exposure Increases Mesothelioma Risk, According to Recent Study
    The wives were affected by mesothelioma in a relatively shorter time than the sons and the daughters, while the average time between the initial asbestos exposure and the occurrence of the first symptoms was 59 years. - By Shaniqua…
Rank this Week: 1842

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

Real Estate and Land Use Blog

By Miles J. Dolinger. Covers the rights of property owners and residents, as well as relevant real estate and land use laws in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Monterey Counties.

http://www.dolingerlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1415

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

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

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4197

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Nov 2

    $900,000 Odour Fine – London Facility

    $900,000 Odour Fine – London Facility
    On October 26, 2017 Orgaworld Canada Ltd. was convicted of nine (9) offences under the Environmental Protection Act and fined $900,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge. Orgaworld was given a period of three (3) months to pay the fine. The…
  • Oct 20

    Who’s in the Know? It’s a Matter of Privilege

    Who’s in the Know? It’s a Matter of Privilege
    Matters involving environmental litigation often take years to resolve. Some of this time may be used by environmental experts who strive to understand relevant environmental impacts before they write their opinion report. Sometimes they need…
  • Oct 20

    Who’s in the Know? It’s a Matter of Privilege

    Who’s in the Know? It’s a Matter of Privilege
    Matters involving environmental litigation often take years to resolve. Some of this time may be used by environmental experts who strive to understand relevant environmental impacts before they write their opinion report. Sometimes they need…
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Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
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Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation

    GA Supreme Court: Condemnees Must Be Given Appraisal Summary Before Condemnation
    The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Marietta violated the Georgia Landowner’s Bill of Rights when it condemned a grocery store without providing a summary of its appraisal to the property owner. The City argued that…
  • Oct 30

    Louisiana Supreme Court Hears Eminent Domain Case

    Louisiana Supreme Court Hears Eminent Domain Case
      The Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments whether St. Bernard Parish port officials violated Louisiana’s eminent domain laws when they seized a privately run port operation along a mile of Mississippi River frontage in…
  • Oct 25

    Agencies Issue Temporary Exceptions To Appraisal Requirements In Hurricane Area

    Agencies Issue Temporary Exceptions To Appraisal Requirements In Hurricane Area
    The Federal Reserve Board has issued a statement providing for temporary exception to appraisal requirements in hurricane areas affected by severe storms and flooding related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Below is that statement:…
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Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Oct 24

    Guest Post: The World Is Not Ours Alone: How Air Pollution Can Affect Our Pet

    Guest Post: The World Is Not Ours Alone: How Air Pollution Can Affect Our Pet
    (Some times we forget that dirty air doesn't just harm people.  Guest blogger Lucy Wyndham explains the impact of air pollution on pets.)The negative effects of pollution on human health are well-known. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…
  • Oct 19

    Important Reminder: How Outdoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your Lung

    Important Reminder: How Outdoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your Lung
    (This guest post by Lucy Wyndham is an important reminder of the dangers associated with dirty air. Lucy has assembled other important information at Pneumonia in seniors )How Outdoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your LungsAir…
  • Sep 23

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Met with Many Corporate Execs -- then Made Decisions in their Favor

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Met with Many Corporate Execs -- then Made Decisions in their Favor
    (an excerpt from The Washington Post) Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met regularly with corporate executives from the automobile, mining and fossil fuel industries — in several instances shortly before…
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Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

http://www.alstonenvironment.com/
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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/
  • Oct 1

    Has Ohio Undermined Its Voluntary Cleanup Program?

    Has Ohio Undermined Its Voluntary Cleanup Program?
    As discussed in my prior post, in September Ohio EPA announced that it would be sending "hundreds of letters" to property owners that have trichloroethylene  (TCE) contamination, including property owners that cleaned up their property…
  • Oct 1

    State EPA Federal Permitting and Preemption by FERC

    State EPA Federal Permitting and Preemption by FERC
    According to a Forbes article in 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved almost 40 major pipeline projects across the country, covering 1,200 miles, over 14 Bcf/d of new capacity (total national consumption is around…
  • Sep 6

    Ohio EPA to Issue Letters Regarding TCE to Property Owner

    Ohio EPA to Issue Letters Regarding TCE to Property Owner
    At a recent meeting of brownfield cleanup professionals, Ohio EPA announced plans to issue letters to owners of property contaminated with TCE.  Ohio EPA says it reviewed thousands of sites and will be issuing letters to "hundreds" of…
Rank this Week: 4151

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Covers climate change, greenhouse gases, and environmental regulations. By Silverberg Zalantis LLP.

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Sep 23

    San Francisco Sues Oil Companies to Abate Climate Change Impact

    San Francisco Sues Oil Companies to Abate Climate Change Impact
    San Francisco has filed a lawsuit in California State Court, for public nuisance, against a number of oil companies based upon their alleged contribution to sea level rise, due to fossil fuel emissions.
  • Aug 30

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative States Announce New Program Change

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative States Announce New Program Change
    Nine states from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic that form the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have set out new goals for Greenhouse Gas (GGH) emissions reductions post 2020.
  • Jul 3

    EPA Lacked Authority to Stay Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

    EPA Lacked Authority to Stay Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule
    The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined that, under the Clean Air Act, the EPA lacked authority to stay implementation of a new rule on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.
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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/
  • Sep 12

    Temporarily Tapped Out: More Time to Consider California’s Clean Water Funding Bill

    Temporarily Tapped Out: More Time to Consider California’s Clean Water Funding Bill
    How deep does the clean water issue go in California? Let’s first take a look at some somewhat recent and comprehensive findings: There was good news and bad news regarding the cleanliness of California’s drinking water, according…
  • Aug 9

    Illegal pot farms destroying forests, ecologist claim

    Illegal pot farms destroying forests, ecologist claim
    According to Yahoo!, an ecologist and consultant to the US Forest Service claims that illegal pot farming has produced contamination from liquid pesticides. The ecologist, Mourad Gabriel, says that forests in California now hold 80 times more…
  • Aug 4

    Tesla-popular, but broke

    Tesla-popular, but broke
    Drive around the west valley, and you can see that Tesla has become a fashion and environmental statement in its own right. There appear to be a lot of people who want the car. Tesla estimates that one model, Model...
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Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

Covers Chilean environmental law in relation with ISO 14001. In Spanish.

http://iso14001.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 7

    Bancos de germoplasma

    Bancos de germoplasma
    Chile tiene una gran diversidad de especies vegetales y la forma de mantener es através de  Bancos de Germoplasma.  En el link más arriba podrán leer  cómo está regulado este tema en…
  • Jul 11

    Nuevo blgo

    Nuevo blgo
    Ahora nuestro blog lo encontrarás en http://www.brokering.cl/indice.html  
  • Jul 11

    Nuevo blgo

    Nuevo blgo
    Ahora nuestro blog lo encontrarás en http://www.brokering.cl/indice.html  
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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/
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
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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/
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GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 22

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard
    Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
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