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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 21

    If Your Private Well Has Been Flooded…

    If Your Private Well Has Been Flooded…
    by Catherine Magliocchetti EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region is home to millions of residents who rely upon private wells for their drinking water supply.  As local conditions and weather may present the prospect of moderate and major…
  • Sep 13

    Invertebrate Investigator

    Invertebrate Investigator
    by Jon Markovich In the previous Healthy Waters blog, my colleague Micka Peck wrote about the stream sampling we did for benthic macroinvertebrates. Pulling on a pair of waders and kicking around in the stream sampling was only half the…
  • Sep 7

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality

    Stream Critters Reveal Much About Water Quality
    by Micka Peck I was never a huge ‘bug person’ as a kid. It wasn’t that I bolted in terror at the sight of anything crawling my direction, but I didn’t greet a dangling spider with much enthusiasm either. My ……
Rank this Week: 153

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 21

    A Mighty Wind

    A Mighty Wind
    You might find this a bit surprising, but wind power has a solid political base in key Republican states. It’s a case of economics outweighing politics. Here are the top five states for wind power: Rank    State  …
  • Sep 18

    Renewables and Republicans in the Rustbelt

    Renewables and Republicans in the Rustbelt
    When people think of the rustbelt, they think of places like Cleveland, Gary, and Detroit.  Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan form a cluster of states under solid Republican control, Republicans controlling the governor’s mansion and…
  • Sep 18

    Zinke’s Report Recommends Downsizing or Loosening Restrictions in 10 National Monument

    Zinke’s Report Recommends Downsizing or Loosening Restrictions in 10 National Monument
    Late last night, the Washington Post reported that Secretary Ryan Zinke had recommended making changes–by downsizing and/or by loosening restrictions–to a total of 10 national monuments. The list of monuments goes beyond what had…
Rank this Week: 769

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/
  • Sep 20

    EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial

    EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial
    On September 15, 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on the revision of the 2011 EC Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial.  The EC intended the definition to achieve consistent application of the…
  • Sep 15

    ISO Publishes Vocabulary Standard for Graphene and Related 2D Material

    ISO Publishes Vocabulary Standard for Graphene and Related 2D Material
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published standard ISO/TS 80004-13:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 13:  Graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials.” …
  • Sep 14

    TURI Publishes Nanomaterials Fact Sheet

    TURI Publishes Nanomaterials Fact Sheet
    In August 2017, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), a research, education, and policy center established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, published a nanomaterials fact sheet.  The fact sheet is part of a…
Rank this Week: 1860

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 20

    Blog Post: States Sue DOT Over Greenhouse Gas Measure Delay

    Blog Post: States Sue DOT Over Greenhouse Gas Measure Delay
    Eight states, including California and Massachusetts, accused the U.S. Department of Transportation in California federal court Wednesday of dragging its feet on the implementation of greenhouse gas performance measures for national highways.
  • Sep 20

    Blog Post: Justice Ginsburg Traces Road To ‘Flaming Feminist Litigator’

    Blog Post: Justice Ginsburg Traces Road To ‘Flaming Feminist Litigator’
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told first-year law students in an address Wednesday that she rode the wave of the women’s movement, which in the 1970s was “coming alive all over the world,” as she solidified her reputation as a…
  • Sep 20

    Blog Post: SF, Oakland Sue Oil Giants Over Climate Change Cost

    Blog Post: SF, Oakland Sue Oil Giants Over Climate Change Cost
    San Francisco and Oakland, California, on Tuesday sued BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips and Shell, alleging the oil companies are responsible for infrastructure costs related to climate change events due to their “production of…
Rank this Week: 4645

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: 1859

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

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

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 2807

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Sep 19

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018
    Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Legislators have been busy moving bills…
  • Sep 18

    Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Proce

    Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Proce
    There has been a string of actions in the past few weeks addressing the federal government’s policy goal of streamlining the NEPA review process.  Although a number of actions have been taken, it presently boils down to this: …
  • Sep 13

    ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cell
    As we approach the critical September 22  vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. solar industry, here is a brief review of how we arrived at this point and what to expect.  This vote will constitute the…
Rank this Week: 4061

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: 3656

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Use a Quality Manual not an Encyclopedia: Creating the Foundation of an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System

    Use a Quality Manual not an Encyclopedia: Creating the Foundation of an Effective IATF 16949 Quality Management System
    Free Webinar IATF 16949: 2016 Creation, Implementation, Maintenance and Improvement Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Presenter: Michael Wolfe, IATF 16949: 2016 Auditor and expert, McDaeGroup (Note: Please send any questions related to the IATF:…
  • Sep 12

    New Email Options for Account Administrators!

    New Email Options for Account Administrators!
    Nimonik Offers weekly Tasks emails to help users keep on top of their upcoming and overdue tasks. Administrators have already been receiving such updates for Unassigned Tasks, but now they will receive updates on ALL upcoming and overdue…
  • Sep 11

    Best Practices: Automotive Internal Quality Audits Based on IATF 16949: 2016

    Best Practices: Automotive Internal Quality Audits Based on IATF 16949: 2016
    Free Webinar IATF 16949: 2016 Creation, Implementation, Maintenance and Improvement Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Presenter: Michael Wolfe, IATF 16949: 2016 Auditor and expert, McDaeGroup (Note: Please send any questions related to the IATF:…
Rank this Week: 3853

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

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

    Kitchener Company Pleads Guilty to Contravening Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulation

    Kitchener Company Pleads Guilty to Contravening Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulation
    On September 7, 2017 a Kitchener company pled guilty and was fined $265,000 for two counts of contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be directed to…
  • Sep 13

    Aim for the Outcome you Want. Here’s a Checklist to get you Started.

    Aim for the Outcome you Want. Here’s a Checklist to get you Started.
    Often I walk to the back of our farm and stop at the river that flows through our property to enjoy the sound of the rapids. One day however, I realized with a jolt that the rapids were gone!  Fresh piles of rock, gravel, and muck sat on…
  • Sep 11

    Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?

    Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?
    A recent study has highlighted again concerns over the near-ubiquitous presence of microplastics in our water. Awareness has been growing about microplastics and their impacts upon the marine environment and, potentially, human health.…
Rank this Week: 1974

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/
  • Sep 18

    The Drumbeat Continues: Another Court Rejects an FEIR For Not Properly Considering Climate Change

    The Drumbeat Continues: Another Court Rejects an FEIR For Not Properly Considering Climate Change
    Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a District Court decision approving a decision by the Bureau of Land Management to approve new leases on mines that account for 20% of U.S. coal production.  The decision…
  • Sep 14

    How Imminent Are the Impacts of Climate Change in Everett?

    How Imminent Are the Impacts of Climate Change in Everett?
    Yesterday, Judge Mark Wolf dismissed part of the Conservation Law Foundation’s claims in its litigation against ExxonMobil concerning ExxonMobil’s Everett Terminal facility.  The opinion is both interesting and pleasurably…
  • Sep 13

    If China Can Cap-and-Trade Auto Fuel, Why Can’t We?

    If China Can Cap-and-Trade Auto Fuel, Why Can’t We?
    Bloomberg reported earlier this week that: China will soon unveil a mandatory cap-and-trade credit program for electric cars, starting the countdown for carmakers to be in compliance with stricter rules on emissions and fuel…
Rank this Week: 1048

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/
  • Sep 17

    LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet

    LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet
    By Katie Stanford and Stuart Kaplow LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. The proof is in the numbers. There are more than 5.6 million existing commercial buildings in the United States…
  • Sep 10

    Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

    Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot
    The Denver Elections Commission has announced that the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a mandatory green roof ballot initiative will appear on the November 7 ballot. A ballot initiative is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum…
  • Aug 27

    Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

    Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland
    Last week the Maryland Green Building Council voted unanimously to recommend that Green Globes, at the two Green Globes level, be approved by the Maryland Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services as a “high performance…
Rank this Week: 4090

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/
  • Sep 15

    DOE Announces $8.8 Million In Funding For Algae Technology Innovation Project

    DOE Announces $8.8 Million In Funding For Algae Technology Innovation Project
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On September 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected an additional four Productivity Enhanced Algae and Toolkits (PEAK) projects to receive up to $8.8 million.  The projects aim to develop…
  • Sep 15

    Ontario Announces $25.8 Million In Funding Available For Low Carbon Innovation

    Ontario Announces $25.8 Million In Funding Available For Low Carbon Innovation
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On August 29, 2017, the government of the province of Ontario, Canada announced $25.8 million has been allocated to the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) as a part of the province’s Climate Change Action…
  • Sep 15

    AkzoNobel, Itaconix Announce Development Of Biobased Chelate

    AkzoNobel, Itaconix Announce Development Of Biobased Chelate
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On September 5, 2017, AkzoNobel, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced that its Specialty Chemicals business signed an application agreement with Itaconix to…
Rank this Week: 1858

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/
  • Sep 14

    DAPL Developer Sues Environmental Group

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

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

    United States May Be Liable as an “Owner”, but not as an “Arranger”, at Former Mining Sites on Federal Property
    In a decision that opens the door for Superfund claims against the United States on Forest Service and BLM lands, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the United States federal government may be liable for clean-up costs at…
  • Aug 18

    The Eclipse Will Test Utilities’ Solar Grid Integration

    The Eclipse Will Test Utilities’ Solar Grid Integration
    On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun, thereby obscuring the sun from…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 2329

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public…
  • Sep 5

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System)…
  • Aug 24

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing

    U.S. Targets Chinese and Russians for North Korea Dealing
    This post was written by Robert Slack and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 parties as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) today,…
Rank this Week: 3653

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

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

    Pollution Control Companies to EPA: Don't Approve Dirty Diesel Truck Loophole

    Pollution Control Companies to EPA: Don't Approve Dirty Diesel Truck Loophole
    The companies that make and sell pollution control equipment are urging the U.S. EPA NOT to re-open a glaring loophole that would permit trucks to pollute 20-40 times more than new trucks.  In response to a Tennessee company and member…
  • Aug 15

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air

    Guest Post: URGENT ALERT-- Add Your Voice to Save California’s Bees and Clean Up our Air
    [This is a guest post by Triston Mendez with the California-based Planning and Conservation League]Every acre plowed up this last spring to grow corn for ethanol delivered a blow to California’s commercial bee colonies and efforts to…
  • Jul 28

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air

    Top Seven Cities with the Cleanest Air
    [With so much bad news lately, we thought it was time for some good news -- this guest post by Michael Elecho]Every year, the American Lung Association releases its annual review of the air quality in the United States. Dubbed,…
Rank this Week: 3951

Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

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

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

    Bancos de germoplasma

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

    Nuevo blgo

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

    Nuevo blgo

    Nuevo blgo
    Ahora nuestro blog lo encontrarás en http://www.brokering.cl/indice.html  
Rank this Week: 3013

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: 3018

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: 4233

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/
  • Sep 6

    Ohio EPA to Issue Letters Regarding TCE to Property Owner

    Ohio EPA to Issue Letters Regarding TCE to Property Owner
    At a recent meeting of brownfield cleanup professionals, Ohio EPA announced plans to issue letters to owners of property contaminated with TCE.  Ohio EPA says it reviewed thousands of sites and will be issuing letters to "hundreds" of…
  • Aug 24

    Major Federal Court Decision Shows Climate Change Still In Play

    Major Federal Court Decision Shows Climate Change Still In Play
    The D.C. Circuit Court of appeals issued a major rebuke to those who believe climate change is no longer relevant in environmental reviews.  In Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1329 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 22, 2017), the Court agreed with…
  • Aug 8

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?

    Superfund Reform- What Can We Expect?
    While the Trump Administrations primary environmental agenda has been focused on deregulation, one area EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has prioritized is Superfund (i.e. CERCLA).  Superfund is meant to investigate and cleanup the…
Rank this Week: 4143

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/
  • Sep 6

    Private Enforcement

    Private Enforcement
    Recently, the Environmental Integrity Project issued report that used a review of federal records to document a significant decline in environmental enforcement during the first six months of the Trump Administration. Is there a commitment to…
  • Aug 29

    Third Party Payments and Supplemental Environmental Projects Under Scrutiny

    Third Party Payments and Supplemental Environmental Projects Under Scrutiny
    On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (“Sessions Memo”) issued his memorandum that stated that the USDOJ will no longer agree to settlements that include “payments” by a defendant to a third party…
  • Jul 7

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) makes it a crime to “knowingly” violate the statute. “Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Act, of any permit or certificate issued hereunder, or of any…
Rank this Week: 470

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: 249

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Sep 1

    Goodbye to Lesley

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

    Schools searching for environmental law professor

    Schools searching for environmental law professor
    Several law schools are looking to hire environmental law professors this year. So I've put together a list of openings. The text below is pasted from position announcements if I have them, though I have not always pasted the whole...
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium

    Call for Papers - University of Washington EJ Symposium
    The Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (WJELP) invites submissions for papers and speakers for a symposium this winter, focused on environmental justice and the law. Submitted papers should center around how the law…
Rank this Week: 538

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

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

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

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

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

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

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

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court
    Several years ago, a young couple purchased farm land from an 86 year old man, a bachelor most of his life (the "Vendor").  The couple had leased the land for a number of years, and paid about $600,000 for two quarter sections (160 acres…
Rank this Week: 4176

Climate Change Attorney Blog

Climate Change Attorney Blog

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

http://www.climatechangeattorney.com/
  • Aug 30

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative States Announce New Program Change

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

    EPA Lacked Authority to Stay Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

    EPA Lacked Authority to Stay Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule
    The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined that, under the Clean Air Act, the EPA lacked authority to stay implementation of a new rule on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.
  • Jun 2

    What Do You Plan on Telling Your Grandchildren You Did About Climate Change?

    What Do You Plan on Telling Your Grandchildren You Did About Climate Change?
    Despite the President's decision to do nothing about Climate Change and to outright reject the Paris Climate Accord, a group of states, cities, businesses and universities have decided to do what they can to fulfill the pledge the federal…
Rank this Week: 3747

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case

    Developer Asks SCOTUS To Hear Fla. Takings Case
    A Florida developer petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a $10 million takings case against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection  The developer alleged that the DEP’s denial of a development permit…
  • Aug 28

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie

    NC Announces Assessment Reappraisal Countie
    NC has announced that the following counties will begin the tax reassessment appraisal process of real properties in January 2018: BEAUFORT COUNTY                  MITCHELL COUNTY CLAY COUNTY…
Rank this Week: 4107

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: 3484

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/
  • Aug 23

    When your ag tech provider is sold, what happens to your ag data?

    When your ag tech provider is sold, what happens to your ag data?
    DuPont Pioneer's acquisition of Silicon Valley based Granular might have you wondering: what happens to all that data you tech provider collects when its sold?  
  • Aug 3

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017

    Dicamba will show us the promise--and limitations--of big data in 2017
    Dicamba complaints are soaring in the US this summer. Big data is going to answer a lot of our questions about who is to blame, but also show us the limits of what ag data can tell use today.
  • Aug 3

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV

    Putting Farmers in Control of Ag Data-RFD TV
    RFD-TV covered the hearing before the US House Committee on Agriculture's subcommittee on general farm commodities. Please check out the report by Sarah Mock below.  
Rank this Week: 2826

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: 2871

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/
  • Aug 16

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?

    Homestead, Save Our Homes, and Corrections to Assessed Value: Are You Ready for Your 2017 Property Taxes?
    As of January 1st of 2017, it has been reported that the total value of real property in Lee County increased for the fifth consecutive year to $105.6 billion (nearly 9% higher than 2016 values). With this year’s Truth in Millage…
  • Jul 28

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right

    A New Set of Tires and the Latest Supreme Court Case on Property Right
    What do they have in common? Nothing…except that when I was getting a new set of tires put on my car, I had time to read Murr v. Wisconsin, the recent U.S. Supreme Court 40-page decision in a property rights case involving a regulatory…
  • Jul 26

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word

    Actions Speak Louder Than Word
    It’s an old saying, but it’s true in life and in court, as illustrated in a recent takings decision, Town of Ponce Inlet v. Pacetta, LLC, et al. The Town appealed “a multi-million-dollar” judgment on an inverse…
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Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

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

http://www.alstonenvironment.com/
  • Aug 15

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be
    You open your mailbox. There’s your monthly water bill. Inside, you notice it’s gone up nearly $500—but your use hasn’t changed. How could this be? And maybe more important, can you afford it? This is an essential…
  • Jul 25

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation
    The surge of new cannabis-related regulations continues in California this month, this time courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board.  In response to Senate Bill 837, the agency recently released a draft Cannabis Policy and…
  • Jul 11

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy
    Today, CARB held another workshop to explain its new draft enforcement penalty policy and the factors it will use in assessing penalties in future enforcement cases. The factors are qualitative and narrative and subjective, which is bad…
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

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

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

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

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

Covers adverse possession, environmental law, municipal law, zoning and land use. Published by Silverberg Zalantis.

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
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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
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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/
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GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

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

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

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

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

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

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

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

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

Hawaii Land Use Law & Policy

Commentary and insight on the complex, multifaceted area of land use in Hawaii. By Jesse Souki.

http://hilanduse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Climate Change Office on City's Budget Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

Spatial Law

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

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
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MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
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Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Oct 11

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm
    Power density will be on display this morning in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Virtually anyway.  There is a groundbreaking for a 5.8 MW solar farm beginning at 10:30.  This is wonderful news.  The old, inefficient,…
  • Jul 29

    "I believe in science." And then what?

    "I believe in science." And then what?
    I am sure you heard Hillary explain last night why she is going to take action on climate change. "I believe in science."  We weren’t so articulate when we counseled last week to “Go to the Data,” but she figured it…
  • Jul 20

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought
    In eight years of climate change blogging we think we have uniformly been able to steer clear of the prurient and the provocative, the lewd and the lascivious. But then came word last Friday from New York that the New York City Department of…
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Envirosphere

Envirosphere

Provides news and updates on environmental law in New York State. By the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016
    Below are recent regulatory issues and laws just passed by both houses of the NYS Legislature including one signed by Governor Cuomo must still decide whether to sign or veto. 1. Statute of Limitations Set by Superfund Designation SO…
  • Aug 2

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

    Staying Connected on Water Issue
    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st century? May 6, 2015 The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented last year's Legislative Forum on water infrastructure and…
  • Jun 27

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
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