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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/
  • Dec 30

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case

    SCOTUS Will Not Hear FL Eminent Domain Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a developer’s case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a permit denial for a beachfront parcel. The case relates to a DEP denial of a final permit for a…
  • Dec 27

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue

    NYC May Use Eminent Domain To Deal With Homeless Issue
    To address the homeless crisis, NY City will acquire buildings that house homeless families to convert them to affordable housing, using with legal force if necessary. It has stated that it will use eminent domain if necessary. The city has…
  • Nov 28

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill

    NJ Court Affirms Use Of Eminent Domain For Landfill
    A NJ appellate court ruled that the state’s Sports and Exposition Authority had the right to use eminent domain to acquire a landfill to continue solid waste disposal there. The Court held that the New Jersey Sports and…
Rank this Week: 122

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • 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…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 148

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Supreme Court Update: PEPTO and Rinehart

    Supreme Court Update: PEPTO and Rinehart
    Last week the US Supreme Court brought closure to two cases we have been following here at Legal Planet. First is a case I had blogged about in the past – People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife…
  • Jan 18

    One Year and Counting

    One Year and Counting
    In September, Eric Biber and I released a report assessing the state of play in environmental issues 200 days into the Trump Administration, based on an earlier series of blog posts. As we end Trump’s first year, it’s time to…
  • Jan 16

    Cities are suing oil companies for climate change harms. Could they win?

    Cities are suing oil companies for climate change harms. Could they win?
    Who should pay for the significant costs that cities and other local governments incur in responding to climate change? Los Angeles is the most recent city to explore the idea of suing fossil fuel companies for these harms, following in the…
Rank this Week: 256

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jan 18

    Blog Post: Sen. Demands Answers From Pruitt On EPA Costs, Policie

    Blog Post: Sen. Demands Answers From Pruitt On EPA Costs, Policie
    Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday posing a slew of questions about his conduct and accusing him of driving the regulator away from its mission to…
  • Jan 18

    Blog Post: Appellate Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    Blog Post: Appellate Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block
    Jenner & Block LLP’s appellate group delivered significant U.S. Supreme Court wins in challenges to Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement in enforcement actions and racial gerrymandering over the last year, earning it a…
  • Jan 18

    Blog Post: What To Do With Performance Bonds When Projects Default

    Blog Post: What To Do With Performance Bonds When Projects Default
    Sureties have surety defenses which sometimes allow them to disclaim coverage under performance bonds. However, this often requires a long and lengthy litigation in which the surety must sustain multiple burdens of proof, says Gary Strong of…
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • Jan 17

    When Did Chevron Become a Dirty Word?

    When Did Chevron Become a Dirty Word?
    Last week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that the Fish and Wildlife Service may only issue permits under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for the “scientific use” of a species where the use will benefit the…
  • Jan 10

    EPA Does Have a Duty to Update Its Lead Paint Standards: Cass Sunstein Agrees With Me

    EPA Does Have a Duty to Update Its Lead Paint Standards: Cass Sunstein Agrees With Me
    As a follow-up to my post last week about the 9th Circuit decision requiring EPA to propose new lead paint standards under TSCA within 90 days, I was encouraged to see Cass Sunstein support the decision in a BloombergView piece.  Noting…
  • Jan 9

    FERC Rejects Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing — For Now!

    FERC Rejects Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing — For Now!
    Yesterday, FERC terminated the docket it opened in response to DOE Secretary Perry’s September proposal to compensate generators who maintain a 90-day fuel supply on-site.  The intent of the proposal was to compensate generators…
Rank this Week: 521

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jan 8

    FERC Brushes Away Secretary Perry’s “Resiliency” NOPR, Finding It Legally Deficient

    FERC Brushes Away Secretary Perry’s “Resiliency” NOPR, Finding It Legally Deficient
    In a move that was widely anticipated across the energy industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today issued an order that terminated a notice of proposed rulemaking that had been initiated in October 2017 in response to a…
  • Dec 26

    House Bill Would Extend the ITC to Standalone Energy Storage System

    House Bill Would Extend the ITC to Standalone Energy Storage System
    The investment tax credit (“ITC”) plays a major role in driving investment in the U.S. solar energy market. Earlier this month, two members of Congress introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide a similar…
  • Dec 13

    California IOUs Request Approval of 175 MW of New Energy Storage Resource

    California IOUs Request Approval of 175 MW of New Energy Storage Resource
    On December 1, 2017, two of the three major California investor-owned utilities (“IOUs”), Pacific Gas & Electricity (“PG&E”) and Southern California Edison (“SCE”), submitted applications for…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 9

    Do You Have An International Client or Travel Out of the US?

    Do You Have An International Client or Travel Out of the US?
    Yes, the US customs agents demand to search attorneys’ iPhones and iPads (and other mobile devices) upon the attorney’s reentry into the country (may not happen often, but it happens often enough). On January 4, 2018, Customs and…
  • Jan 5

    The USDOI M-37050 Does Not Really Change a Thing

    The USDOI M-37050 Does Not Really Change a Thing
    On December 22, 2017, the USDOI issued Memorandum M-37050. The USDOI now concludes that the incidental taking of migratory birds is no longer prohibited under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”). This is a reversal of opinion…
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 11

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Effect on Homeowner

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Effect on Homeowner
    On December 20th, 2017, President Trump stood outside the White House and announced that Congress had passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”), the most thorough overhaul of the federal tax code since the Reagan…
  • Jan 10

    Tax Increases: Collier County Takes Bold Steps for 2018

    Tax Increases: Collier County Takes Bold Steps for 2018
    In staunchly conservative Collier County, Florida, tax increases are rarely popular. But when the increases are to the bed tax (a.k.a. tourist development tax) and the sales tax, the impact is a little easier to digest. This is mainly…
Rank this Week: 846

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: 774

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/
  • Dec 12

    Jobs Sprawl and Brownfield

    Jobs Sprawl and Brownfield
     A very interesting article appeared in Crain's Cleveland Business by Jay Miller discussing "jobs sprawl" and the lack of easy access to jobs.   Brad Whitehead, president of the Fund, points to a study by the Center for…
  • Dec 5

    Ohio EPA Responds to Concerns Regarding the VAP and the Agency's Response to TCE

    Ohio EPA Responds to Concerns Regarding the VAP and the Agency's Response to TCE
    [SPECIAL BLOG POST: Ohio EPA asked to publish a guest post on the Ohio Environmental Law Blog regarding recent developments pertaining to the Agency's response to sites with trichloroethene (TCE) and the Voluntary Action Program…
  • Oct 29

    Unwind of WOTUS Gets Us Back to the Beginning

    Unwind of WOTUS Gets Us Back to the Beginning
    The Trump Administration has promised massive deregulation, in particular reductions in environmental regulations. A major target of the Trump Administration's deregulation agenda is the Obama Administration's Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS)…
Rank this Week: 562

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: 934

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: 964

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/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

    ESWR reaches end of the road
    Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication…
  • Nov 13

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered
    Critical habitat for the Riverside fairy shrimp was upheld by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The ruling came in a challenge from landowners who want to build a recycling center and landfill on 57 acres in San Diego County.…
  • Nov 10

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 559

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/
Rank this Week: 1663

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Top EHS Updates–January 2018

    Top EHS Updates–January 2018
    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.   United States…
  • Jan 15

    How Mergers and Acquisitions in the EHS Software Space may affect EHS Manager

    How Mergers and Acquisitions in the EHS Software Space may affect EHS Manager
    The past five years have seen a flurry of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) and risk management space. However, the consolidation of this industry is still incomplete. We still see thousands of…
  • Jan 15

    FAQs on ISO 45001- The Standard Replacing OHSAS 18001

    FAQs on ISO 45001- The Standard Replacing OHSAS 18001
    With nearly 70 countries involved in its development, once enforced, ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, the existing management system standard for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S). Still in its approval stage, the ISO 45001…
Rank this Week: 4571

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/
Rank this Week: 2100

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/
Rank this Week: 2081

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: 3560

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Examine the Domestic and Global Energy Outlook Time: 01/16/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee:…
  • Jan 10

    Trump’s Busy Year on Energy and the Environment

    Trump’s Busy Year on Energy and the Environment
    During his first year in Washington, President Trump made his mark on energy and environmental issues by issuing executive orders (EOs), proclamations, and presidential memoranda.  Seeking to undo regulations enacted during the Obama…
  • Jan 10

    Join Us In Houston! 2018 Energy and Environmental Outlook Conference

    Join Us In Houston! 2018 Energy and Environmental Outlook Conference
    After rescheduling due to Hurricane Harvey, this conference will be held on March 7, 2018 at The St. Regis in Houston, Texas. This half-day program will include a series of panels featuring law and policy experts discussing the most pertinent…
Rank this Week: 3591

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: 2932

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Jan 15

    NYC Sues for Climate Change

    NYC Sues for Climate Change
      On January 10, 2018, New York City announced the filing of its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against several oil companies including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch…
  • Dec 28

    Canada to Invest $44.84 Million Towards the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

    Canada to Invest $44.84 Million Towards the Great Lakes Protection Initiative
    The International Joint Commission (“IJC”) is a binational organization created under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The purpose of the IJC is to prevent and resolve disputes relating to the use and quality of boundary…
  • Dec 18

    Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiative

    Home Rebate for Climate Change Initiative
    On December 13th the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced its initiatives to promote energy-efficient homes. Ontario residents are eligible for rebates on low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations completed on their homes.…
Rank this Week: 1552

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/
  • Jan 14

    GBI Acquires Green Globes Expanding Sustainability

    GBI Acquires Green Globes Expanding Sustainability
    Last week Green Building Initiative announced that it had completed the bold and innovative acquisition of Green Globes from JLL and I had an opportunity to speak with Vicki Worden, President and CEO of GBI and Bob Best, Executive Vice…
  • Jan 7

    2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating System

    2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating System
    2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. There has been no other single calendar year that has seen the breadth of substantive change that is before us. In 2018 there will be new…
  • Dec 31

    Fireworks Cause Air Pollution But

    Fireworks Cause Air Pollution But
    In a very good example of striking the right balance between environmental protection and celebratory festivities, despite that fireworks degrade air quality with particulate matter, in the United States we have decided that the pyrotechnic…
Rank this Week: 3757

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/
  • Jan 12

    USDA Awards Nearly Three Million In Funding For Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

    USDA Awards Nearly Three Million In Funding For Integrated Biorefinery Optimization
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the University of Tennessee a $2,994,429 grant to improve biorefinery technologies through…
  • Jan 12

    ITA Issues CVD Orders On Biodiesel From Argentina And Indonesia

    ITA Issues CVD Orders On Biodiesel From Argentina And Indonesia
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On January 4, 2018, the International Trade Administration (ITA) issued in the Federal Register a notice of the countervailing duty (CVD) orders on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia based on the…
  • Jan 12

    New York City Council Passes Bill To Study Implementation Of Renewable Fuel

    New York City Council Passes Bill To Study Implementation Of Renewable Fuel
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On December 28, 2017, New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that the New York City Council unanimously passed a bill on the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies in…
Rank this Week: 2101

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/
  • Jan 12

    U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues CAFA Opinion in Mass Action Addressing Two Issues of First Impression

    U.S. Fifth Circuit Issues CAFA Opinion in Mass Action Addressing Two Issues of First Impression
    In Warren Lester, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. 14-31383, ___ F.3d ___ (5th Cir. 1/9/2018), the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion addressing two issues of first impression involving the Class Action Fairness Act…
  • Jan 9

    Highly Anticipated En Banc Fifth Circuit Opinion Reframes Maritime Contract Analysi

    Highly Anticipated En Banc Fifth Circuit Opinion Reframes Maritime Contract Analysi
    In a highly anticipated ruling, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in In re: Larry Doiron, Inc., No. 16-30217 (5th Cir. Jan. 8, 2018).  The case called upon the court to determine whether a…
  • Dec 28

    (Plaintiffs Claiming) Trespass Beware

    (Plaintiffs Claiming) Trespass Beware
    In Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment to defendants on Plaintiffs’ trespass action.  In doing so, the Fifth Circuit made…
Rank this Week: 4102

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: 4106

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jan 8

    Bitcoin and Solar Energy: When Does It Make Sense?

    Bitcoin and Solar Energy: When Does It Make Sense?
    (One of the fascinating stories in recent months has been the Bitcoin craze: Is this cryptocurrency a sign of the future -- or simply a modern version of Tulipmania?  And now people are starting to understand it can take a lot of energy…
  • Jan 5

    Top 6 Vacations Spots to Take a Breath of Fresh Air

    Top 6 Vacations Spots to Take a Breath of Fresh Air
    (In the middle of this challenging stretch of weather, we thought a story about a clean-air getaway might just be the thing.  Emily Folk has some excellent ideas below.  And before you go, whoa! -- some of these places sound cold,…
  • Dec 20

    A Roundup of the Cities with the Cleanest and Most Polluted Air in America

    A Roundup of the Cities with the Cleanest and Most Polluted Air in America
    (As the year draws to an end, we thought it might be an appropriate time to share Emily Folk's latest post, below, looking at the cities with the cleanest and most polluted air. We love her optimism about Fresno!) It's no secret that…
Rank this Week: 4185

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/
  • Jan 1

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018
    Here are my predictions for the ag tech buzzwords we'll be talking about in 2018.
  • Dec 12

    The Year in Reverse: 2017

    The Year in Reverse: 2017
    Here's a look back at the four biggest ag law and technology stories from 2017.
  • Dec 7

    Will OSHA be an Obstacle for Autonomous Farm Technology?

    Will OSHA be an Obstacle for Autonomous Farm Technology?
    For the most part, as long as driverless machinery stays in the field and off of public roads, there are few regulations that prevent these new technologies.  But there are some exceptions.
Rank this Week: 3521

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: 2716

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: 3629

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: 4449

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/
  • Dec 16

    Asbestos Violations at Wisconsin Plant

    Asbestos Violations at Wisconsin Plant
    Workers at Grede's factory were ordered to take part in the renovation of an oven which contained large amounts of asbestos. They were not informed that the materials they were supposed to remove contained asbestos either and moreover, they…
  • Dec 14

    Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina

    Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina
    Asbestos was a highly used material for building ships, and workers who were helping with that process, including repairing and maintenance, risked coming in contact with the mineral. North Carolina was home to three shipyards, all of which…
  • Dec 11

    Asbestos Exposure at Congoleum Corporation

    Asbestos Exposure at Congoleum Corporation
    The asbestos-containing flooring products manufactured by Congoleum were commonly used in the construction industry for projects involving both residential and commercial buildings. - By Michael Bartlett Congoleum Corporation is a…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Dec 11

    The Privatization of Air Traffic Control Vigorously Opposed by General Aviation Group

    The Privatization of Air Traffic Control Vigorously Opposed by General Aviation Group
    In an unusual divergence of opinion between aviation related organizations concerning progress in the operation and development of the national air traffic system, the Airline Owners and Pilots Association (“AOPA”), the nationwide…
  • Nov 22

    Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Uses for Recreational Purposes Will Soon Face Regulation

    Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Uses for Recreational Purposes Will Soon Face Regulation
    On or about November 16, 2017, the United States Senate acted speedily to pass the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018,” H.R. 2810 (“Defense Reauthorization Act”), originally introduced in January…
  • Nov 3

    Buchalter's Aviation Group Wins Major Victory in Ninth Circuit

    Buchalter's Aviation Group Wins Major Victory in Ninth Circuit
    On November 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a sweeping victory for Buchalter’s client Bonner County, owner and operator of Sandpoint Airport in Sandpoint, Idaho.   The airport was sued…
Rank this Week: 4091

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 5

    ASU Sustainability Law Conference

    ASU Sustainability Law Conference
    Arizona State University recently announced its Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for its Fourth Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators. The conference will be held on May 11, 2018, at ASU’s new law school…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2360

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  
Rank this Week: 2980

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Nov 21

    Climate Science Fourth Special Report

    Climate Science Fourth Special Report
    Earlier this month the government issued its fourth climate science report (NCA4) which, among other things, reinforces the scientific evidence of the contribution by humans to climate change.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3712

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/
Rank this Week: 2336

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: 4629

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: 3063

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: 2063

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: 2977

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...
Rank this Week: 1134

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 ……
Rank this Week: 2331

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: 2409