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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/
  • Jun 22

    The Constructive Submission Doctrine — Not Much of a Club Against States or EPA

    The Constructive Submission Doctrine — Not Much of a Club Against States or EPA
    Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a District Court opinion and held that West Virginia had not “constructively submitted” no TMDLs for waters affected by ionic toxicity.  (And, yes, that sentence…
  • Jun 13

    FERC Remains An Independent Agency

    FERC Remains An Independent Agency
    In January, FERC rejected Secretary Perry’s proposal to compensate generators who maintain a 90-day supply of fuel on-site – a proposal widely seen as an attempt to prop up struggling coal and nuclear generators.  Not willing…
  • Jun 11

    New Senate Bill in Massachusetts Provides Opportunities for Renewable Resource

    New Senate Bill in Massachusetts Provides Opportunities for Renewable Resource
    Yesterday, June 7, 2018, the Massachusetts the Ways and Means Committee released S2545, “An Act to promote a clean energy future.” The far-reaching bill has the potential to provide new opportunities for renewable resources…
Rank this Week: 3623

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Jun 22

    BP Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Day

    BP Hosts Diversity & Inclusion Day
    This week three Liskow & Lewis associates, Hilary Soileau, Trinity Brown, and Jackie Hickman, were invited to attend the BP legal department’s Summer Associate Diversity & Inclusion Day. The program gave attendees the…
  • Jun 7

    Texas Court Holds Drop in Oil Prices is Not Force Majeure

    Texas Court Holds Drop in Oil Prices is Not Force Majeure
    On Thursday, a divided panel of the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston held that the 2014-2015 drop in oil prices is not a force majeure for purposes of general force majeure contractual protection. In TEC Olmos, LLC v. ConocoPhillips, the…
  • May 21

    Supreme Court Validates Employer’s Right to Require Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment-Related Arbitration Agreement

    Supreme Court Validates Employer’s Right to Require Class and Collective Action Waivers in Employment-Related Arbitration Agreement
    The United States Supreme Court ruled today that contracts requiring individualized arbitration of employment-related disputes are enforceable and do not violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Background Some employers…
Rank this Week: 3722

Canadian ERA Perspectives

Canadian ERA Perspectives

Covers Canadian environmental, regulatory and aboriginal law. By McCarthy Tetrault.

https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/canadian-era-perspectives
Rank this Week: 1485

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/
  • Jun 22

    Biofuel And Agricultural Groups Petition EPA Regarding RFS Obligation

    Biofuel And Agricultural Groups Petition EPA Regarding RFS Obligation
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 4, 2018, several biofuel and agricultural groups, including the Renewable Fuels Association, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), and the National Biodiesel Board,…
  • Jun 22

    DOE Announces Funding For 31 Projects To Help Advance Fundamental Science For Bioenergy

    DOE Announces Funding For 31 Projects To Help Advance Fundamental Science For Bioenergy
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would be releasing $40 million in funding for “31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the…
  • Jun 22

    Algae Technology Educational Consortium Announces First Graduate

    Algae Technology Educational Consortium Announces First Graduate
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 18, 2018, DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) announced its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in…
Rank this Week: 2103

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: 2687

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/
  • Jun 19

    New California Prop 65 Warnings Required by August 30, 2018 – Is your business ready?

    New California Prop 65 Warnings Required by August 30, 2018 – Is your business ready?
    Companies doing business in California are well-acquainted with the required Proposition 65 signs and labels that warn consumers of exposure to specific chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3504

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: 3525

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Rule Limiting Effect Of Court Decisions From Other Circuit

    D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Rule Limiting Effect Of Court Decisions From Other Circuit
    In August 2016, pursuant to § 7601 of the Clean Air Act, EPA issued its proposed Amendments to Regional Consistency Regulations (“Amended Regulations”), 40 C.F.R. §§ 56.3-56.5 (2017). The Amended Regulations state…
  • Jun 10

    PA Supreme Court Holds Gas Drilling in Residential District May Require Zoning Change

    PA Supreme Court Holds Gas Drilling in Residential District May Require Zoning Change
    On June 1, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, held that a municipality was required to amend its zoning ordinance before it could allow natural gas operations in a residential-agricultural zoning district. Gorsline v.…
  • May 13

    Ninth Circuit Finds Tax Sale Purchaser Liable under CERCLA

    Ninth Circuit Finds Tax Sale Purchaser Liable under CERCLA
    The Ninth Circuit recently reversed a grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in California Department of Toxic Substances Control v. Westside Delivery, LLC, No. 16-56558, 2018 WL…
Rank this Week: 3587

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: 4186

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Proposed EHS Updates-June 2018

    Proposed EHS Updates-June 2018
    United States 1. Changes proposed to recent Risk Management Program amendments The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing changes to recent amendments to the Risk Management Program: To rescind amendments relating to safer technology…
  • Jun 5

    Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment

    Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment
    Air monitoring legislation is getting stricter. At the beginning of 2018, France made air monitoring mandatory in schools and daycares and the EU top court issued one last warning to the UK, Poland and seven other member states to respect air…
  • May 30

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp
    Nimonik is very excited to announce the availability of Read-Only Administrators. You can now create, edit and add users to your NimonikApp.com account that will be able to see all the data and reports, but will not be able to edit anything.
Rank this Week: 4424

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/
  • Jun 18

    Cancer Awareness Days & Events & Support

    Cancer Awareness Days & Events & Support
    While a clear, precise cause of cancer is often impossible to determine, the list of risk factors which can increase one's chances to be affected by it is certainly intimidating. Gene mutations and prolonged exposure to radiation or toxic…
  • Jun 12

    The Importance of Diagnosing Underlying Asbestos Disease

    The Importance of Diagnosing Underlying Asbestos Disease
    People who come to suffer from less common diseases as a result of asbestos exposure often - if not always - have a second disease affecting their health, which may remain unidentified by specialists. - By Shaniqua Williams While lung…
  • May 23

    Are You a Veteran Whose Asbestos Claim Was Rejected by the VA?

    Are You a Veteran Whose Asbestos Claim Was Rejected by the VA?
    Failing to collect enough relevant evidence of their injury is the main reason why veterans do not get their otherwise valid asbestos claim approved by the VA, which is often the consequence of misdiagnosis or a vaguely written medical…
Rank this Week: 1658

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 18

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    June 20 Senate Finance Committee Hearing to examine current and proposed tariff actions administered by the Department of Commerce. 9:00 AM —  SD-215 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearings to examine the nominations…
  • Jun 11

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    June 11 – House Natural Resources Committee FIELD hearing in Alpena, Michigan: Examining Effects of Mismanagement of the Cormorant in the Great Lakes Region.  June 12 – Senate Energy Committee Oversight Hearing of the Federal…
  • May 22

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
Rank this Week: 3560

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Doug Ford to cancel Ontario’s cap-and-trade program

    Doug Ford to cancel Ontario’s cap-and-trade program
    Just a little over three months ago, on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 the Ontario government announced that its first venture into the international carbon market was a success. The auction of allowances raised approximately $471 million.…
  • May 28

    Thompson Fuels Ordered to Pay Cost

    Thompson Fuels Ordered to Pay Cost
    The case of Gendron v. Thompson Fuels, related to a home furnace oil tank that developed a leak in December 2008. The leak caused damage to the Gendron’s home and the surrounding environment, including nearby Sturgeon Lake. The City of…
  • May 22

    Neonicotinoids Case Proceed

    Neonicotinoids Case Proceed
    In July 2016 The David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Friends of the Earth, and the Ontario Nature and Wilderness Committee collectively filed an application requesting that the Federal Court declare that Canada’s Pest Management…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Jun 17

    Green Building that Cleans the Air

    Green Building that Cleans the Air
    Today’s green building standards, rating systems and codes are stale, largely based in decades old science and do not go far enough to be efficacious for most business to invest in. This is no longer a genuine debate over the negative…
  • Jun 10

    Your ENERGY STAR Score is About to Fall Precipitously

    Your ENERGY STAR Score is About to Fall Precipitously
    Building owners that utilize ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager will see a dramatic change in the 1 to 100 ENERGY STAR scores after August 26, 2018. Every score model we reviewed saw a drop in ENERGY STAR score except hotels. You have 75 days to…
  • May 6

    European Data Privacy Law Applicable to Green Building

    European Data Privacy Law Applicable to Green Building
    With the upcoming May 25, 2018 effective date for the new European General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union law drafted to provide greater protections for the personal data of individuals, it is a good time to review and…
Rank this Week: 3735

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jun 15

    China’s Renewable Policy Shift and its Global Implication

    China’s Renewable Policy Shift and its Global Implication
    On June 1, 2018, only two days after the completion of 12th SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, the world’s biggest solar conference and a central gathering of all the Chinese PV manufacturers, the Chinese…
  • Jun 14

    California Approves $768 Million for EV Infrastructure

    California Approves $768 Million for EV Infrastructure
    The California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) voted recently to approve $768 million in expenditures for electric vehicle infrastructure programs proposed by the state’s three investor-owned utilities…
  • May 11

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey
    The New Jersey legislature recently passed a bill (the “Bill”) that would set a goal of reaching 600 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2021 and 2 gigawatts by 2030.[1] This represents one of the…
Rank this Week: 3704

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: 2108

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/
  • Jun 15

    California propsoes to exempt coffee from Prop 65 warning requirement

    California propsoes to exempt coffee from Prop 65 warning requirement
    Just a short time after a California court ruled in Council for Education etc. v. Starbucks, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BC435759 that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning, California regulators are seeking effectively to…
  • Jun 10

    CALIFORNIA CONSIDERING REPEALING PROTECTIONS FOR KLAMATH AREA FISH

    CALIFORNIA CONSIDERING REPEALING PROTECTIONS FOR KLAMATH AREA FISH
    The legislature is considering AB 2640, which would remove the protections presently in effect per the California Endangered Species Act. AB 2640 would be part of an effort to remove dams in order to ensure that farmers in northern…
  • May 28

    Court’s Prop 65 Ruling a Great “Brewhaha” for Coffee Retailer

    Court’s Prop 65 Ruling a Great “Brewhaha” for Coffee Retailer
    In 2010, a nonprofit group called The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) brought a lawsuit against 91 commercial coffee roasters, retailers and distributors. CERT claimed the defendants failed to provide warnings regarding…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 475

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/
  • Jun 15

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?
    Florida law currently caps taxes assessed on commercial and rental property, but that may end come January 1, 2019. You might be thinking “why do I care because I rent my home or apartment and don’t own either commercial or rental…
  • Jun 7

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?
    Summer is a busy season for moving in Florida. This time of year is a popular time for families to move because it follows the spring real estate season and because school is out, parents won’t have to deal with enrolling their children…
  • May 29

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?
    Unlike certain “unalienable rights” granted to citizens under the United States Constitution, property interests are traditionally understood to have been created by a number of independent sources such as statutes, ordinances, or…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jun 14

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance
    The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of area variances and further affirmed that under the circumstances, a use variance was not required to extend a use into an adjoining zone on lots located in two zoning districts.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2367

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 13

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm
    by Tom Damm Spoiler alert!  Everyone wins. A new video is benefiting farmers and regulators alike by taking the mystery out of farm inspections. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association collaborated with EPA employees to produce a video…
  • May 16

    Soaking in Another Victory

    Soaking in Another Victory
    by Tom Damm It’s a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Maryland, College Park has won high honors in EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national collegiate competition to design the best ideas for…
  • May 4

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country
    Jeremy Hinton is an eighth-generation Kentucky farmer. He and his wife Joanna own Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hodgenville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. “Our family came to LaRue County the same year…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Jun 13

    The Carrot or the Stick?

    The Carrot or the Stick?
    When I first started practicing environmental law in 1987, I read the book “America’s Future in Toxic Waste Management: Lessons from Europe” by Bruce W. Piasecki and Gary A. Davis. In the book, they discussed the difference…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1259

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: 2104

The Remediation Wire

The Remediation Wire

Covers environmental news, laws, regulations, and upcoming events. By Marc D. Policastro and Andrew B. Robins.

http://www.remediationwire.com
Rank this Week: 4326

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/
  • Jun 11

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling
    Ineos has been granted planning permission on appeal for exploratory shale gas drilling in the Green Belt, near Rotherham. In May 2017, petrochemical firm Ineos sought temporary permission for a period of five years for a shale gas well,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3274

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Jun 7

    Reducing Air Pollutants Inside Your Home

    Reducing Air Pollutants Inside Your Home
    (We have noted for many years that the answer to outdoor air pollution is not to stay inside. That remains true today: the best way to deal with air pollution is to reduce or eliminate harmful emissions.  As for indoor air, dirty air…
  • May 4

    How to Teach Children About Sustainability and Climate Change

    How to Teach Children About Sustainability and Climate Change
    [While debate on various environmental topics rages on in our nation's capital, a new generation is out there that -- we all hope -- can bring positive change.  Emily Folk takes a look at how to teach children about sustainability and…
  • Apr 25

    10 Tips to Start Your Eco-Friendly Way of Living

    10 Tips to Start Your Eco-Friendly Way of Living
    (If you are looking for make a positive personal impact on the environment -- especially with the U.S. EPA under its current management -- you might enjoy these ideas from Lily Kaligian.)While climate change and environmental degradation may…
Rank this Week: 4038

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/
  • Jun 6

    High-Speed Planter War

    High-Speed Planter War
    John Deere recently filed suits against AGCO and Precision Planting claiming that their high-speed planting technologies infringe on Deere's ExactEmerge patents. What are Deere's claims against Precision Planting and AGCO?  What are…
  • May 8

    First Livestock Data Platform becomes Ag Data Transparent

    First Livestock Data Platform becomes Ag Data Transparent
    MyDairyDashboard has become the first livestock data company to earn the Ag Data Transparent seal of approval.  
  • May 8

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?
    The US is still long ways from adopting a GDPR style regulation that applies across the country to protect data privacy, but what parts of GDPR are a step in the right direction for ag tech?
Rank this Week: 3452

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: 572

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 5

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense

    Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a Philadelphia homeowner was not entitled to attorneys’ fees under a PA consumer protection law because filing affirmative defenses doesn’t qualify as filing an…
  • May 29

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop
    It is clear that ride sharing has impacted the real estate community. One possible change is the value of properties near subways and bus stops. According to Bloomberg, “ride-sharing services such as Uber Technologies…
  • May 29

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision affirming a county appraiser’s $8.8 million valuation of a Lowe’s Inc. property. The Court found, in a 4-3 decision, that new case law required…
Rank this Week: 4048

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/
  • Jun 3

    BUILD Act- Federal Brownfield Legislation Includes Major New Liability Protection

    BUILD Act- Federal Brownfield Legislation Includes Major New Liability Protection
    Congress does not often pass environmental legislation, so the passage of the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act (BUILD Act) is noteworthy.  While the amount of federal funds available will still be far less…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3716

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: 4375

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed
    The federal government is responsible for responding to major floods and runs the federal flood insurance program.  It also has millions of dollars of its own infrastructure at risk from floods. Yet the government is failing to deal…
  • May 24

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation
    The journey of California’s proposed delta tunnels project (also known as California WaterFix) has been anything but straightforward and already faces a slew of ongoing legal challenges.[i] Last week, Congress added a different kind of…
  • May 24

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem
    CRISPR is a breakthrough gene editing method. (I can’t refrain from noting that a key role in the discovery was played Jennifer Doudna at Berkeley.) There are potential risks from gene editing to the environment, similar to other types…
Rank this Week: 3003

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/
  • May 24

    New Bill Clarifies Process for Challenging Administrative Decisions Made by State Agencies in Arizona

    New Bill Clarifies Process for Challenging Administrative Decisions Made by State Agencies in Arizona
    On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2238. The Bill clarifies the appellate landscape for individuals and businesses challenging administrative decisions made by state agencies. In our blog post from May 7, 2017,…
  • May 16

    EPA Seeks Overhaul of Ozone NAAQS

    EPA Seeks Overhaul of Ozone NAAQS
    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum on May 9th that directs the agency’s staff to begin a five-year review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to…
  • May 16

    Colorado Energy and Utilities Legislation

    Colorado Energy and Utilities Legislation
    Winners and Losers in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly – The warm weather has returned, spring sports are in full swing, and the Colorado General Assembly has adjourned for 2018. That means it’s time to take a look at the…
Rank this Week: 1394

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: 3705

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: 2246

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
  • May 1

    California Sues USEPA Over Rollback of Tailpipe Emissions Standard

    California Sues USEPA Over Rollback of Tailpipe Emissions Standard
    On May 1, 2018, the State of California along with 16 states and the District of Columbia filed a Petition for Review (http://bit.ly/2jkLZgr) of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw the Obama Era tailpipe emissions standards…
  • Apr 25

    In 2017, 76% of all Proposition 65 Settlement Amounts Go to Pay Attorneys’ Fees and Cost

    In 2017, 76% of all Proposition 65 Settlement Amounts Go to Pay Attorneys’ Fees and Cost
    The California Office of the Attorney General recently published the its summary of all reported Proposition 65 settlements for 2017. According to the Executive Summary (http://bit.ly/2HtC2Mg) in 2017 there were 688 Proposition 65 settlements…
  • Mar 30

    California Judge Says Coffee Must Carry Prop 65 Warning Label Because of Acrylamide.

    California Judge Says Coffee Must Carry Prop 65 Warning Label Because of Acrylamide.
    In a proposed statement of decision after trial regarding California’s Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on consumer products that contain certain chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm, a judge in Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 4166

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 24, 2018)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (April 24, 2018)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySocial Fitness Apps May Be More Harmful to User Privacy Than You Think  (CPO)People love fitness trackers,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4027

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: 4069

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: 4236

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…
Rank this Week: 3032

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: 3876

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: 803

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: 2917

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: 3674