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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/
  • Feb 25

    BLM Changes Policy; A Court Says Its Reasons Aren’t Good Enough

    BLM Changes Policy; A Court Says Its Reasons Aren’t Good Enough
    As I’ve noted previously, the fight over the Trump Administration’s effort to change course on a number of Obama environmental initiatives is going to focus in significant part on FCC v. Fox Television Stations, in which the…
  • Feb 21

    Three Weeks; Three Decisions Rejecting Regulatory Delay

    Three Weeks; Three Decisions Rejecting Regulatory Delay
    The Trump administration.  The gift that keeps on giving to bloggers.  After posting last week about the order requiring DOE to send its energy efficiency standards to the Federal Register for publication, I noted that that…
  • Feb 20

    The Clean Air Act is Really Complicated; Can’t We Call the Whole Thing Off?

    The Clean Air Act is Really Complicated; Can’t We Call the Whole Thing Off?
    Last week, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down EPA’s rule implementing the 2008 ozone standards.  My primary take-away?  The structure of the Clean Air Act is so dense and so complicated that they…
Rank this Week: 940

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/
  • Feb 24

    What is Ag Data Transparent?

    What is Ag Data Transparent?
    John Deere's announcement that it had certified the John Deere Operations Center as "Ag Data Transparent" this week might have you wondering, what exactly does that mean?  This post answers that question. But first, a quick history…
  • Feb 18

    Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband

    Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband
    Qualcomm is building the next generation of chips to run on a 5G network. These have enormous possibilities for ag technology. Will the US be ready to harness these 5G devices when they arrive or will innovation move elsewhere?  
  • Jan 26

    Blockchain: What does it mean for ag?

    Blockchain: What does it mean for ag?
    The first load of soybeans was recently transported using blockchain to simplify the transaction.
Rank this Week: 4665

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/
  • Feb 23

    The California Office of Emergency Health…

    The California Office of Emergency Health Hazard Assessment is proposing to add Proposition 65 regulations specifying the "safe harbor" warnings" that can be given for residential rental property. See § 25607.34 Residential Rental…
  • Feb 13

    Cal OSHA is considering new regulations…

    Cal OSHA is considering new regulations regarding exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke in the workplace. Recommendations to san OSHA "Standards Board" are due by October 2018.
  • Feb 13

    The Washington Post is reporting that 11…

    The Washington Post is reporting that 11 States Attorney Generals (all Democrats) have filed suit against the Trump Administration for refusing to implement the Obama "waters of the United States" rule. The rule, if implemented, would have…
Rank this Week: 1758

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/
  • Feb 23

    EPA Posts Videos and FAQs on WPS and AEZ

    EPA Posts Videos and FAQs on WPS and AEZ
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Susan M. Kirsch On February 15, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added resources to its website regarding the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements…
  • Feb 16

    EPA Settles with Amazon on Distribution of Unregistered Pesticide

    EPA Settles with Amazon on Distribution of Unregistered Pesticide
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Amazon Services LLC (Amazon) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) whereby Amazon agreed to pay $1,215,700 in…
  • Feb 15

    EPA Settles with Syngenta on FIFRA Violation related to Restricted-Use Pesticide

    EPA Settles with Syngenta on FIFRA Violation related to Restricted-Use Pesticide
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has reached an agreement with Syngenta Seeds, LLC (Syngenta), a pesticide company in Hawaii, to resolve alleged…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Feb 23

    ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel Will Consider Graphene-Related Topic

    ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel Will Consider Graphene-Related Topic
    On March 20, 2018, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) will meet at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.  The focus of the meeting will be to consider the…
  • Feb 21

    CPSC Will Continue to Use Agency Collaborations to Focus on the Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterial

    CPSC Will Continue to Use Agency Collaborations to Focus on the Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterial
    On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Performance Report.  According to the Report, in fiscal year (FY) 2017, CPSC exceeded its target of five collaborations by…
  • Feb 16

    JRC Opens Call to Access JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

    JRC Opens Call to Access JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory
    The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has opened a call to access its Nanobiotechnology Laboratory.  The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary…
Rank this Week: 2748

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Blog Post: Locke Lord Hires Ex-Curtis Enviro Group Chair In NY
    The former head of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP’s environmental group, whose clients have included a Glencore Ltd. affiliate, has joined Locke Lord LLP in New York.
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Feb 23

    DOE Releases Study On Optimization Of Engine Performance With Fuel Blendstock

    DOE Releases Study On Optimization Of Engine Performance With Fuel Blendstock
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On February 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels (Co-Optima) report titled Fuel Blendstocks with the Potential to Optimize Future…
  • Feb 23

    AkzoNobel Announces Project Development Agreement For Waste-To-Chemical Facility

    AkzoNobel Announces Project Development Agreement For Waste-To-Chemical Facility
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On February 16, 2018, AkzoNobel, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced that a consortium of companies signed a project development agreement to develop a…
  • Feb 23

    Neste Announces WestCAT To Operate On MY Renewable Diesel

    Neste Announces WestCAT To Operate On MY Renewable Diesel
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On February 13, 2018, Neste, a member of BRAG, announced that the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) will operate exclusively on Neste MY Renewable DieselTM.  WestCAT is a California public…
Rank this Week: 2747

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: 436

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: 421

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Surveying the Landscape of Local Zoning and CEQA

    Surveying the Landscape of Local Zoning and CEQA
    A group of interdisciplinary researchers from law and planning (which I am part of) just released its first report on how CEQA and land-use law shape the process of regulating and approving residential developments in five Bay Area…
  • Feb 19

    Trump vs. Obama: Comparing Their First-Year Record

    Trump vs. Obama: Comparing Their First-Year Record
    There’s been a lot of sound and fury, and many proposals are in the works. But what have the concrete results been so far? And how does Trump’s effectiveness stack up again Obama’s? I was prompted to ask that question by a…
  • Feb 15

    Scott Pruitt’s Faulty Logic

    Scott Pruitt’s Faulty Logic
    An earlier blog post pointed to a logical gap in the current EPA’s justification for repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama Administration effort to cut emissions from electrical power plants. He makes an argument that EPA can…
Rank this Week: 203

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Webinar Recording: Electronic Recycling Challenges, Solutions, and Trend

    Webinar Recording: Electronic Recycling Challenges, Solutions, and Trend
    Electronic recyclers are experiencing demands that are difficult to meet in today’s ever-changing regulatory environment. To help, Nimonik invited Ronald Lepore, a former RQO auditor, to discuss: 1- Common non-conformances during…
  • Feb 20

    3 Challenges, Sharon, an E-waste Recycler, Faces with the R2 Standard

    3 Challenges, Sharon, an E-waste Recycler, Faces with the R2 Standard
    By: Sharon Tansky EHS Coordinator, 100% Environnemental   Certifications….. necessary for most industries, optional for some but mandatory for Electronics Recycling!     About My Company, 100% Environmental A pioneer in…
  • Feb 19

    Challenges Facing Primary E-Waste Recycler

    Challenges Facing Primary E-Waste Recycler
    by Ronald Lepore A former RQO auditor, Ronald has been instrumental in the development of multi-site Canadian electronics recycling operations, including shredding and manual teardown. He has years of experience implementing R2/RIOS, ISO…
Rank this Week: 3145

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Feb 20

    7 Critical Air Quality Tips for Traveler

    7 Critical Air Quality Tips for Traveler
    (With spring and summer seemingly just around the corner, we thought this piece by Kate Thora to be very timely.)When you’re getting ready to head to a new destination, one of the last things that many people think of is whether or not…
  • Feb 9

    How Can We Capitalize on the Effects Plants Have on the Atmosphere?

    How Can We Capitalize on the Effects Plants Have on the Atmosphere?
    (Here is the latest interesting piece from our regular contributor, Emily Folk)Plants rule our planet almost as much as humans do. From the giant redwoods of California to the ancient bristlewood pines to the microscopic phytoplankton in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3905

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

http://www.siskinds.com/envirolaw/blog/
  • Feb 20

    We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation

    We Wrote the Chapter on Environmental Litigation
    The Siskinds Environmental Group is pleased to announce that Paula Lombardi, Partner and Group Lead, and Kirsten Mikadze, Associate, have co-authored a chapter on environmental claims in the third edition of Bullen & Leake &…
  • Feb 13

    Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced

    Details on the Fisheries Act Overhaul Announced
    The federal government has announced certain details about how it intends to overhaul the Fisheries Act. Reform of the Fisheries Act forms part of a broader suite of reforms to Canada’s environmental protection regime which is currently…
  • Feb 12

    Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fine

    Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fine
    On July 6, 2013, 74 unattended freight train cars carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from the town of Nantes and into the downtown area of the Town of Lac-Mégantic. The ensuing derailment resulted in a fire…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • Feb 16

    Proposed Energy Modernization Plan: Tribes and Clean Energy Proponents Can Likely Benefit

    Proposed Energy Modernization Plan: Tribes and Clean Energy Proponents Can Likely Benefit
    On January 30, 2018, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin proposed a new “Energy Modernization Plan” for the state of Arizona.  The proposed plan seeks to implement a comprehensive approach to develop  clean…
  • Feb 14

    Tribal Clean Energy Development: 2017 Changes and 2018 Opportunitie

    Tribal Clean Energy Development: 2017 Changes and 2018 Opportunitie
    Executive Orders and Agency Changes to Watch During 2017 there were several key sets of action – at the federal, state, local, and industry levels –that have, or will, directly impact Indian clean energy development opportunities.…
  • Feb 8

    Supreme Court Recently Issued Opinion That Will Impact Clean Water Act Litigation

    Supreme Court Recently Issued Opinion That Will Impact Clean Water Act Litigation
    The United States Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous opinion on a procedural matter that will have a significant impact on future Clean Water Act litigation.  In National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense,…
Rank this Week: 2331

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: 322

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 762

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure Witnesses: Ms. Emily Hammond: Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, The…
  • Feb 6

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House Democrats are still scheduled to depart Wednesday afternoon for their annual issues conference in the Maryland Eastern shore House Committee on Energy and…
  • Jan 29

    Energy Hearings Next Week

    Energy Hearings Next Week
    Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House and Senate Republicans depart next Wednesday afternoon for the Greenbrier Resort in WV for their annual issues conference. House Committee on Science, Space,…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
  • Feb 11

    Regulatory Reform- Elimination of the "Once In Always In" Policy

    Regulatory Reform- Elimination of the "Once In Always In" Policy
    President Trump's efforts at regulatory reform continued with the announcement on January 15, 2018 that the U.S. EPA would withdraw its "once in, always in" policy for classification of Major Sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court Ruling Creates Even More Uncertainty on Waters of the U.S.

    Supreme Court Ruling Creates Even More Uncertainty on Waters of the U.S.
    This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Nat’l Ass’n of Mfrs. v. Dep’t of Def., No. 16-299 that district courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to any rule that attempts to define "Waters of the United…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4563

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/
  • Feb 11

    Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Lease

    Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Lease
    The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building”…
  • Feb 4

    Back to the Future with “Navigable Waters of the United States”

    Back to the Future with “Navigable Waters of the United States”
    Last week the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule (that never went into effect) defining “waters of the United States.” But, the 2015 Rule…
  • Jan 28

    Criminal Conviction in Trade Secret Theft of the Wind

    Criminal Conviction in Trade Secret Theft of the Wind
    While many people focused on the tariffs of 30% imposed by the United States on imported solar photovoltaic cells and modules last week, most missed the larger renewable energy news story that after an 11 day trial, last Wednesday a federal…
Rank this Week: 4497

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: 2927

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/
  • Feb 9

    Decrease in Enforcement under the Trump Administration

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

    The Cost of Noncompliance is Now More Expensive.

    The Cost of Noncompliance is Now More Expensive.
    On January 10, 2018, the USEPA published its annual civil monetary penalty adjustment as required by the 2015 revisions to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • Feb 6

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule

    Corps and EPA Push Out Effective Date of Disputed Clean Water Rule
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency published a rule postponing the effective date of the Clean Water Rule for two years, until February 6, 2020. The Clean Water Rule defined the extent of…
  • Jan 29

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform

    Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform
    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years. The new tax laws will have a significant impact upon taxpayers in all…
  • Jan 23

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say

    District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges to Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Say
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal district courts can hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Clean Water Rule, rejecting the federal…
Rank this Week: 418

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: 1660

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: 3403

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

http://www.mgkflitigationblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharges Into Navigable Waters Violates the Clean Water Act

    Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharges Into Navigable Waters Violates the Clean Water Act
    Do indirect discharges of pollutants into navigable waters amount to a violation of the Clean Water Act? On February 1st, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Hawaii Wildlife Fund et al. v. County of Maui, No. 15-17447, that…
  • Jan 30

    EHB Upholds Plan Approval, Rejecting Challenge Under Article I, Section 27

    EHB Upholds Plan Approval, Rejecting Challenge Under Article I, Section 27
    On Monday, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (the “Board”) issued an adjudication in Logan v. DEP, EHB Docket No. 2016-091-L (Adjudication issued Jan. 29, 2018), in which the Board dismissed an appeal challenging the…
  • Jan 23

    Montana Court Rules CERCLA Does Not Preempt Claims For Restoration Damage

    Montana Court Rules CERCLA Does Not Preempt Claims For Restoration Damage
    A group of private landowners ended of 2017 with a Montana Supreme Court ruling, in Atlantic Richfield Company v. Montana Second Judicial District Court, that they could proceed with their state law claims for restoration…
Rank this Week: 4200

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 31

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture

    Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Expropriation of Commercial Venture
    In a decision announced this week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality and method of compensation for the expropriation by a governmental body of property owned by an ongoing commercial venture.   In St.…
  • Jan 24

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law

    Ninth and Fifth Circuits Split on Issue of Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law
    The stage appears to be set for intervention by the United States Supreme Court following the Ninth Circuit’s recent panel decision in Batterton v. Dutra Group, No. 15-56775 (9th Cir. Jan. 23, 2018).  In Batterton, the Ninth…
  • Jan 24

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court

    The Dusky Gopher Frog is Heading to the United States Supreme Court
    In July 2017, Weyerhaeuser Company, a Louisiana landowner and timber lessee, filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”)…
Rank this Week: 4570

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 28

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal

    SCOTUS Declines Fla. Keys Property Rights Appeal
      The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the appeal of the owner of a Florida Keys island who alleged that increasingly restrictive development regulations have harmed his property rights. The property owner argued that the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3918

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: 4353

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: 28

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: 3557

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…
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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/
  • 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: 3913

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…
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Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

Derecho Medio Ambiental Chileno

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

http://iso14001.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 28

    Los requisitos legales y la nueva ISO 14001:2015

    Los requisitos legales y la nueva ISO 14001:2015
    En el siguiente link encontrarán un interesante artículo sobre todos puntos de la nueva norma donde los requisitos legales juegan un rol y deben ser…
  • Sep 7

    Bancos de germoplasma

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

    Nuevo blgo

    Nuevo blgo
    Ahora nuestro blog lo encontrarás en http://www.brokering.cl/indice.html  
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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: 4601

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: 1188

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: 3467

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: 2690

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: 3314

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: 4486

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: 1189

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: 1202

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…
Rank this Week: 4594

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…
Rank this Week: 3936

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…
Rank this Week: 2738