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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 19

    Achieving Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communitie

    Achieving Tangible Results for Vulnerable Communitie
    Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Environmental Justice FY2017 Progress Report today. It is noteworthy that 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of…
  • Apr 6

    Lessons in Managing Stormwater

    Lessons in Managing Stormwater
    by Tom Damm Schools planning field trips to teach students about stormwater pollution may not have to travel far.  For many, the lesson is right outside their doors. School buildings and grounds are potentially big conveyors of…
  • Dec 21

    Vibrant Ports, Healthy Port

    Vibrant Ports, Healthy Port
     by Cosmo Servidio I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Mid-Atlantic Vibrant Ports – Healthy Ports workshop in Philadelphia. For me, having once worked for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, this event gave…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 348

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Apr 16

    How the Food Industry is Contributing to Climate Change

    How the Food Industry is Contributing to Climate Change
    (There is an old saying, "You Are What You Eat."  It might be worth recalling as you read this thought-provoking piece by Emily Folk.)The food industry is a massive beast, despite there being food deserts, shortages and famines all over…
  • Mar 13

    NEWS FLASH! Important Comments from Our Friends at NRDC on EPA's Latest Rollback

    NEWS FLASH! Important Comments from Our Friends at NRDC on EPA's Latest Rollback
    New EPA Guidelines Will Worsen Air Pollution Across the U.S.March 13, 2018WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today issued a memorandum that will allow industrial polluters to significantly increase…
  • Mar 9

    5 Fantastic Careers to Consider If You Care About Clean Air

    5 Fantastic Careers to Consider If You Care About Clean Air
    (We often hear from young people who want career advice.  Sarah Davies has some interesting suggestions in this post.)Clean water and clean air are vital if we want the next generation of people to be able to truly live. These goals…
Rank this Week: 337

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 15, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 15, 2018)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityHow protectionist policies can impact digital developments  (IAPP)Facebook may stop the data leaks, but it’s too late: Cambridge Analytica’s models live on  (MIT…
  • Apr 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 8, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 8, 2018)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityAmazon's idea for employee-tracking wearables raises concerns  (CNN)Uber implements HIPAA compliance…
  • Apr 1

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 31, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 31, 2018)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityThis person has revealed everything Facebook and Google has on you. And it’s terrifying …
Rank this Week: 354

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/
Rank this Week: 313

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 24

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

    Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.
    <> Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Great Am. Ins. Co. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. Nos. 14-1346. Fireman's Fund, Great American, and MSI underwrote insurance…
  • May 23

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.
    <> Karl Ebert  v.  General Mills, Inc. - 5/20/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Case No. 15-1735. General Mills, Inc., challenges the district court's grant of class…
  • May 20

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 387

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: 508

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: 473

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Native American Treaties, Declining Salmon Populations, Broken Promises & Environmental Justice

    Native American Treaties, Declining Salmon Populations, Broken Promises &amp; Environmental Justice
    Truth be told, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017-18 Term has been an unsually quiet one for environmental and natural resources law.  Until now. This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a last-minute addition to the…
  • Apr 19

    Hurricane Recovery in Texa

    Hurricane Recovery in Texa
    Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the U.S. on August 25, 2017. That probably seems like ancient history to many Americans who live outside the area. The storm has certainly dropped out of the national media. It’s not easy to find…
  • Apr 18

    SB 827 (To Boost Homes Near Transit) Killed In Committee

    SB 827 (To Boost Homes Near Transit) Killed In Committee
    Yesterday afternoon, SB 827 (Wiener) was killed in its first committee. Though a number of legislators acknowledged California’s severe housing shortage, few were willing to risk the political backlash of taking on the local government…
Rank this Week: 743

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    California Lists Tricolored Blackbird

    California Lists Tricolored Blackbird
    On April 19, 2018, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 to list the tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) as a threatened species. A statewide survey conducted in 2017 estimated the California population of the species to…
  • Apr 18

    Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse Stays Put on List of Threatened Specie

    Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse Stays Put on List of Threatened Specie
    On April 17, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) reached a negative “90-day finding” on a petition to remove the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) from the List of Threatened and…
  • Apr 12

    Arizona becomes the First State to Eliminate Chevron Deference

    Arizona becomes the First State to Eliminate Chevron Deference
    On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law H.B. 2238, which amended the state’s administrative procedure laws to provide that courts are not required to defer to an agency’s legal interpretation in lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 914

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 19

    Howard Geneslaw to Speak at NJSBA Webinar

    Howard Geneslaw to Speak at NJSBA Webinar
    Howard D. Geneslaw, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property Department, will participate in an upcoming webinar entitled “Advanced Topics in Land Use IV: Zoning and Planning Boards.” The webinar is presented by the New Jersey…
  • Apr 17

    Update: U.S. Treasury Approves New Jersey’s Opportunity Zone

    Update: U.S. Treasury Approves New Jersey’s Opportunity Zone
    This article was originally posted on the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Alert, maintained by the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs Department. Attorneys in the Real Property Department work closely with our…
  • Apr 10

    Budget Act Makes Changes to Federal Brownfield Program

    Budget Act Makes Changes to Federal Brownfield Program
    As noted in last week’s blog, the recently-passed Consolidated Omnibus Appropriations Act made a number of modifications to the federal brownfield program. That blog focused on the expansion of lessees’ ability to qualify for Bona…
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
Rank this Week: 1201

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/
  • Mar 20

    Administrative Law 101

    Administrative Law 101
  • Nov 29

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy

    Elusive Affordable Housing Policy
    My current work at the Hawaii Community Development Authority has me thinking a lot about affordable housing.Halekauwila Place, an affordable rental project in Kakaʻako.Among other things, the development guidance policy for the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Mar 10

    "Thousands of pounds of human waste, close…

    "Thousands of pounds of human waste, close to 14,000 hypodermic needles cleaned out from Santa Ana River homeless encampments". "Orange County Public Works released eye-popping figures Thursday, March 8, on the total amount of debris, needles…
  • Mar 9

    FEDERAL COURT REFUSES REMAND OF CLIMATE-CHANGE LITIGATION

    FEDERAL COURT REFUSES REMAND OF CLIMATE-CHANGE LITIGATION
    People of State of California v. BP p.l.c.--Oakland and San Francisco brought claims against fossil-fuel producers re climate change; defendants removed the case to federal court and Oakland and San Francisco asked for a remind to state…
  • Mar 6

    The federal Clean Water Act has…

    The federal Clean Water Act has jurisdiction over discharges to the surface waters of the United States but not over discharges to the ground waters in each State. EPA is now considering whether to adopt the position that pollution…
Rank this Week: 806

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

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

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Mar 8

    Texas Supreme Court Holds Manager Personally Liable for Environmental Penaltie

    Texas Supreme Court Holds Manager Personally Liable for Environmental Penaltie
    This is a guest post from my good friend Jim Smith at Crain Caton. In State of Texas v. Morello, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a mid-level appellate court and reinstated a trial court’s judgment making Bernard Morello personally…
  • Feb 9

    Decrease in Enforcement under the Trump Administration

    Decrease in Enforcement under the Trump Administration
    As if there was any real doubt, the New York Times (yes, derided by the current administration as fake news) reports that USEPA penalties against the regulated community “comes with an astersik.” See, Rise in E.P.A. Penalties…
  • Jan 16

    The Cost of Noncompliance is Now More Expensive.

    The Cost of Noncompliance is Now More Expensive.
    On January 10, 2018, the USEPA published its annual civil monetary penalty adjustment as required by the 2015 revisions to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.…
Rank this Week: 818

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Ninth Circuit, the Clean Water Act, and Septic Tank

    The Ninth Circuit, the Clean Water Act, and Septic Tank
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit decided Hawai’i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, a case involving Maui County’s practice of pumping wastewater into wells, from which the wastewater flowed through a subsurface aquifer and into the Pacific…
  • Jan 22

    Implications of the Supreme Court's Clean Water Rule/WOTUS Ruling

    Implications of the Supreme Court's Clean Water Rule/WOTUS Ruling
    Today, the United States Supreme Court decided National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense, a case determining whether challenges to the “Clean Water Rule” or “Waters of the United States Rule” should be heard in…
  • Dec 5

    Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments Litigation

    Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments Litigation
    The map of central and southern Utah has changed dramatically in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, roughly half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and over 90% of the Bears Ears National Monument were eliminated, returning those…
Rank this Week: 874

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/
  • Jul 10

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently (May 27, 2016) reversed a federal district court in a citizen’s suit that sough hundreds of millions of dollars in civil penalties under the federal Clean Air Act for alleged thousand of...
  • Jul 10

    New Law Firm

    New Law Firm
    I have recently established my own law firm and am working with clients in environmental, energy, and water projects for the most part. My New Website provides a discussion of my experience, knowledge, and skill sets. I hope you will...
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
Rank this Week: 1147

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

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

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

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 1185

Law of the Land - Canadian…

Law of the Land - Canadian Commercial Real Estate Law Blog

Covers condominiums, environmental law, financing, leasing and title insurance. By Lang Michener.

http://lawoftheland.blogs.com/law_of_the_land_canadian_/
  • Apr 28

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer

    Withholding consent to assignments: a primer
    The issue of when a landlord can refuse to consent to the assignment of a lease remains a notable source of litigation in the commercial real estate space.  While lease agreements typically contain provisions permitting the tenant to assign…
  • Apr 28

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition

    Exercising a termination clause requires strict satisfaction of any attached condition
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently articulated the importance of satisfying the conditions attached to termination clauses when seeking to terminate a lease.  What the trial court considered to be a largely semantic point in Dunnville…
  • Feb 24

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant

    Sovereign Immunity and the Challenge of Leasing to Foreign State Tenant
    Leasing real property to foreign states presents a unique challenge to landlords.  The operation of the doctrine of sovereign immunity, if not properly addressed in the lease instrument, can severely impact a landlord’s ability to seek…
Rank this Week: 951

Chapman at Cop15

Chapman at Cop15

Chapman University blog with law professors and scientists at the 15th annual U.N. conference on climate change

http://chapmanclimate.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    2010 ESI/IFREE Lecture

    2010 ESI/IFREE Lecture
    Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future Hold? April 16th 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Wilkinson Hall room #116 Chapman University, Orange, CA. Menas Kafatos – Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts…
  • Mar 30

    2010 ESI/IFREE Lecture

    2010 ESI/IFREE Lecture
    Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future Hold? April 16th 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Wilkinson Hall room #116 Chapman University, Orange, CA. Menas Kafatos – Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts…
  • Jan 6

    Pilgrimage to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen

    Pilgrimage to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen
    Posted by Menas Kafatos It was a real treat to visit the Niels Bohr Institut in Copenhagen. Located at Blegdamsvej Street, it is an active research  institute with a strong history. Susan arranged with our host John Hertz to visit the…
Rank this Week: 702

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: 3599

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: 4090

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: 3642

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/
  • Apr 20

    House Agriculture Committee Unveils Draft Farm Bill 2018

    House Agriculture Committee Unveils Draft Farm Bill 2018
    By Susan M. Kirsch On April 12, 2018, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-Texas) released the Committee’s draft Farm Bill reauthorization, the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018” (H.R. 2). The House…
  • Apr 13

    EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Interim Science Policy to Reduce Animal Testing for Skin Sensitization

    EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Interim Science Policy to Reduce Animal Testing for Skin Sensitization
    By Carla N. Hutton On April 10, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of a draft Science Policy document intended to reduce the use of animals in testing chemicals to evaluate whether they cause an…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and EPA Discuss FIFRA Hot Topic

    Industry and EPA Discuss FIFRA Hot Topic
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Carla N. Hutton On April 10, 2018, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) held a complimentary webinar, “FIFRA Hot Topics.”  Co-hosted with Bloomberg BNA, the webinar featured…
Rank this Week: 1891

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/
Rank this Week: 1895

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Different Types of Ventilation Systems to Improve Indoor Air Quality

    Different Types of Ventilation Systems to Improve Indoor Air Quality
    Indoor air has a variety of pollutants like: Biocontaminants (molds, pollen, dog allergens, cats, mites …). Chemical compounds (tobacco smoke, raw wood panels and particles, insulation, photocopiers, DIY or furniture products…
  • Apr 19

    France Makes Indoor Air Monitoring Compulsory for Institutions Concerned with Children

    France Makes Indoor Air Monitoring Compulsory for Institutions Concerned with Children
    The French National Environmental Commitment Act made indoor air quality monitoring mandatory in the following institutions concerned with children: facilities for children under 6 years of age (crèches, day-care centers, etc.);…
  • Apr 19

    Determinants of Indoor Air Quality

    Determinants of Indoor Air Quality
    Indoor air quality affects our health without us realizing it. We usually attribute non-specific symptoms like headache, fatigue, and irritation to job related stress or other factors but it is likely that these symptoms are due to poor air…
Rank this Week: 4470

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/
  • Apr 19

    ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Strategic Priorities for Next Five Year

    ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Strategic Priorities for Next Five Year
    On April 4, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that it has launched a public consultation on its draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023.  ECHA states that by 2023, it “aims to become the main source of scientific…
  • Apr 12

    Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologie

    Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologie
    Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies.  As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will…
  • Apr 11

    ISO Publishes In Vitro MTS Assay for Measuring the Cytotoxic Effect of Nanoparticle

    ISO Publishes In Vitro MTS Assay for Measuring the Cytotoxic Effect of Nanoparticle
    In April 2018, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) published standard ISO 19007:2018, “Nanotechnologies — In vitro MTS assay for measuring the cytotoxic effect of nanoparticles.”  The standard specifies…
Rank this Week: 1896

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Bill 21: Seeking to Make Fossil Fuel Producers Strictly Liable for Climate Harms in Ontario

    Bill 21: Seeking to Make Fossil Fuel Producers Strictly Liable for Climate Harms in Ontario
    Ontario NDP MPP Peter Tabuns has introduced a private bill that seeks to establish statute-based civil liability for climate change against certain private actors. Bill 21 would enact the “Liability for Climate-Related Harms Act,…
  • Apr 16

    Paula Lombardi to Speak at OBA Professional Development Program

    Paula Lombardi to Speak at OBA Professional Development Program
    On Thursday, May 3 at 8:30am, join Paula Lombardi, environmental lawyer at Siskinds, for a professional development session at DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario, led by the Ontario Bar Association. Paula will be leading a discussion on the…
  • Apr 8

    Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique

    Reform of the Federal Environmental Assessment Regime Under Bill C-69: Many Faces of Critique
    Bill C-69, the federal government’s proposal for changing the current environmental assessment regime, is currently at first reading. The Bill proposes to reconfigure the way that potential environmental impacts of a project are…
Rank this Week: 1745

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 3803

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 17

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    April 17 – House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY2019 Budget Witnesses: The Honorable Neil Chatterjee: Commissioner, Federal Energy…
  • Apr 10

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works  Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing: “Cooperative Federalism Under the Clean Air Act: State Perspectives.” Date: April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT House Committee on…
  • Mar 19

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing https://www.bgov.com/events/BDMS264897205 Topic: Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill: – H.R.…
Rank this Week: 3581

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: 3652

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/
  • Apr 15

    Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted

    Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted
    There is an electric charge running through the green building industrial complex with the announcement last week that “Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program.” And while the breadth of the pilots among…
  • Apr 8

    Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installation

    Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installation
    Two bills pending in the Montgomery County Council aim to increase the use of renewable energy in the suburban Maryland County. At a time when the number of households installing solar panels on their roofs declined last year, the first…
  • Mar 25

    LEED v4.1 Building Operations and Maintenance is Live

    LEED v4.1 Building Operations and Maintenance is Live
    LEED version 4.1 is now a reality with the release for use today, March 26, of LEED v4.1 O+M – Building Operations and Maintenance. “We are excited to introduce LEED v4.1 in beta, the latest update to the LEED rating…
Rank this Week: 3716

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: 2981

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/
  • Apr 13

    Pruitt Memo Centralizes Veto Power on Waters of the U.S.

    Pruitt Memo Centralizes Veto Power on Waters of the U.S.
    On March 30, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum eliminating the authority of Regional Administrators to veto decisions by the Army Corps of Engineers to grant a permit for impacts to streams or wetlands.  The veto…
  • Mar 21

    Interim U.S. EPA Enforcement Guidance- Defer to the State

    Interim U.S. EPA Enforcement Guidance- Defer to the State
    On January 22, 2018, U.S. EPA's Assistant Administrator issued a memorandum to all U.S. EPA Regional Administrators that contained interim guidance on enforcement of environmental violations by State EPAs and the federal EPA.  The…
  • Feb 26

    New Rule Delays Implementation of the 2015 WOTUS Rule

    New Rule Delays Implementation of the 2015 WOTUS Rule
    On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in National Assoc. of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense that federal district courts have original jurisdiction to hear challenges to the 2015 Obama Administration Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)…
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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/
  • Apr 12

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning
    The Appellate Division upheld the rezoning of a parcel from commercial to high density residential, despite the provisions of the local comprehensive plan and the failure to prepare an environmental impact statement.
  • Nov 20

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
  • Jul 1

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation

    Amended Article 78 Petition Attempting to Add Property Owner Barred by Statute of Limitation
    An attempt to cure the failure to name a property owner in an Article 78 proceeding challenging a site plan and special permit approval was found barred by the statute of limitations.
Rank this Week: 2419

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/
  • Apr 12

    $37 Million Awarded to New Jersey Couple in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

    $37 Million Awarded to New Jersey Couple in Talcum Powder Lawsuit
    The regular use of talcum powered as a personal hygiene product has been associated with ovarian cancer in women since 1971, but the inhalation of talc particles may also cause lung disease, including mesothelioma. - By Shaniqua…
  • Apr 7

    Our Vast Database, Instrumental in Pursuing Asbestos Exposure Case

    Our Vast Database, Instrumental in Pursuing Asbestos Exposure Case
    Our database is very broad and diverse, as we have been pursuing asbestos exposure cases for over 25 years. We believe our database represents a tremendous advantage when it comes to handling asbestos cases, as it helps both our attorneys and…
  • Mar 22

    Asbestos Exposure at New York Beech-Nut Facility

    Asbestos Exposure at New York Beech-Nut Facility
    Shortly after purchasing the property, Clifford hired B & B Recycling LLC to demolish the 27-acre structure, which was eventually carried out. Nevertheless, the developer abandoned the project after the facility was taken down, leaving…
Rank this Week: 1449

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/
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Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
  • Jan 26

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health
    Last month, in an article published in the journal Science Advances, economics professors at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles attempted to link fracking to low birth weight. The…
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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/
  • Apr 5

    Third Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Ruling in OPA Liability Case

    Third Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Ruling in OPA Liability Case
    On March 29, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its ruling in In re: Petition of Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., as Owner of the M/T ATHOS I, Nos. 16-3552, 16-3867 & 16-3868 (3d Cir. Mar. 29, 2018). …
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Throws Out DOL Fiduciary Rule

    Fifth Circuit Throws Out DOL Fiduciary Rule
    The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal vacated the entire DOL Fiduciary rule in a split decision on March 15, 2018, U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. DOL, No. 17-10238 (5th Cir. 3/15/2018).  Two other circuits have upheld the DOL rule…
  • Mar 8

    FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region

    FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region
    I attended a great meeting yesterday at the Port of New Orleans hosted by the FBA Admiralty Law Committee. Here are some bullets and takeaways, which are certainly of interest to anyone in the maritime industry along the lower Mississippi…
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Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Apr 3

    How Can Local Governments in Florida Enforce Compliance With Their Land Use & Zoning Regulations?

    How Can Local Governments in Florida Enforce Compliance With Their Land Use &amp; Zoning Regulations?
    Due to the growing use by local governments of certain quasi-judicial code enforcement proceedings to obtain compliance with their local land use and zoning regulations, it is important for Florida property owners and business operators to…
  • Mar 30

    What All Florida Voters Need to Know About the 2017-2018 Constitutional Revision Commission

    What All Florida Voters Need to Know About the 2017-2018 Constitutional Revision Commission
    Florida’s State Constitution & Amendments Proposed by the Constitutional Revision Commission (“CRC”) Once every twenty years the Florida Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission…
  • Jan 16

    Appeals Court Hands Down a Win for Florida HOA

    Appeals Court Hands Down a Win for Florida HOA
    Victorville West Limited Partnership (“Victorville”) purchased the Inverrary Golf Course and Clubhouse within the Inverrary community in Lauderhill, Florida, in 2006. Victorville acquired the property subject to a restrictive…
Rank this Week: 2960

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
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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/
  • Mar 29

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony

    NC Supreme Court Allows Brokers’ Fair Market Value Testimony
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has held that real estate brokers may legally testify regarding the fair market value of real property in condemnation cases. In NCDOT v. Mission Battleground Leasco, LLC, the condemnee attempted to offer the…
  • Mar 28

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict

    Appellate Court Affirms Our York Verdict
    I tried a case in York County, PA involving a condemnation of the former York County Prison. My clients purchased the property in the ‘80s and were waiting for the right time to develop the property when it was taken by the City of York…
  • Feb 27

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value

    NJ Court Rejects Argument That Condemnor Drove Down Property’s Value
    A New Jersey appellate Court on Monday upheld a $4.4 million valuation of a parking lot condemned by the city of Hoboken. In Ponte Equities Inc. et al. v. City of Hoboken, the property owners sought additional damages claiming that the city…
Rank this Week: 4086

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Employers: When the government comes knocking, will you be prepared?

    Employers: When the government comes knocking, will you be prepared?
    Under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) (8 U.S.C. §1324a), an employer must complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to document each employee’s (citizen or non citizen)…
  • Mar 21

    Empleadores: Cuando el gobierno llegue a su puerta, ¿estarán preparados?

    Empleadores: Cuando el gobierno llegue a su puerta, ¿estarán preparados?
    Bajo la Sección 274A de la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (“INA” por sus siglas en ingles) (8 USC §1324a), un empleador debe completar un Formulario I-9, Verificación de Elegibilidad de Empleo, para…
  • 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…
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LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 23

    Blog Post: FERC Advancing Clean Energy Despite Trump's Fossil Focu

    Blog Post: FERC Advancing Clean Energy Despite Trump's Fossil Focu
    From rejecting a power plant bailout plan to removing electricity market barriers for renewable-friendly technologies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is a lone bright spot for clean energy advocates dismayed by the Trump…
  • Feb 23

    Blog Post: Exxon Pushes Back Against NYAG's Free Speech Argument

    Blog Post: Exxon Pushes Back Against NYAG's Free Speech Argument
    Exxon on Thursday asked a New York federal judge to reject the state attorney general’s contention that the Second Circuit’s recent decision that the First Amendment does not shield social welfare organizations from disclosing…
  • Feb 22

    Blog Post: Locke Lord Hires Ex-Curtis Enviro Group Chair In NY

    Blog Post: Locke Lord Hires Ex-Curtis Enviro Group Chair In NY
    The former head of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP’s environmental group, whose clients have included a Glencore Ltd. affiliate, has joined Locke Lord LLP in New York.
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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/
  • Nov 28

    Los requisitos legales y la nueva ISO 14001:2015

    Los requisitos legales y la nueva ISO 14001:2015
    En el siguiente link encontrarán un interesante artículo sobre todos puntos de la nueva norma donde los requisitos legales juegan un rol y deben ser…
  • 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  
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