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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 13

    Inspection Video Promotes Clean Water, Healthy Farm

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

    Soaking in Another Victory

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

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country

    Hope in Kentucky Farm Country
    Jeremy Hinton is an eighth-generation Kentucky farmer. He and his wife Joanna own Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hodgenville, Kentucky – the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. “Our family came to LaRue County the same year…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 156

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
Rank this Week: 399

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

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

    Want to Pay Higher Taxes and Rent?

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

    Florida Rentals: What is the Landlord’s Responsibility?

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

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

    What Are My Private Property Rights in Florida Against Unlawful Land Development Exactions?
    Unlike certain “unalienable rights” granted to citizens under the United States Constitution, property interests are traditionally understood to have been created by a number of independent sources such as statutes, ordinances, or…
Rank this Week: 688

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

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

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

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

    Ride Sharing May Decrease Values Near Subways and Bus Stop

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

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

    Ohio Supreme Court Remands Lowe’s Tax Assessment Due To New Case Law
    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals decision affirming a county appraiser’s $8.8 million valuation of a Lowe’s Inc. property. The Court found, in a 4-3 decision, that new case law required…
Rank this Week: 603

Environmental Legal Blogs

Environmental Legal Blogs

Covers asbestos, biomonitoring, CERCLA, endangered species, EPA, ethanol, global warming, and toxic torts. By Stephen Holzer.

http://environmentallegal.blogs.com/sholzer/
  • Jun 15

    California propsoes to exempt coffee from Prop 65 warning requirement

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

    CALIFORNIA CONSIDERING REPEALING PROTECTIONS FOR KLAMATH AREA FISH

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

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

    Court’s Prop 65 Ruling a Great “Brewhaha” for Coffee Retailer
    In 2010, a nonprofit group called The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) brought a lawsuit against 91 commercial coffee roasters, retailers and distributors. CERT claimed the defendants failed to provide warnings regarding…
Rank this Week: 867

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: 758

Environmental Law & Climate Change…

Environmental Law & Climate Change Law Blog

Covers recent happenings in the world of environmental and climate change law. By Steven M. Taber.

http://taberlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    California Sues USEPA Over Rollback of Tailpipe Emissions Standard

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

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

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

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

    California Judge Says Coffee Must Carry Prop 65 Warning Label Because of Acrylamide.
    In a proposed statement of decision after trial regarding California’s Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on consumer products that contain certain chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm, a judge in Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 728

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 27

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom

    To resolve Utah's Building Code Identity Crisis, Listen to Mom
    Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom. According to Ingrid Griffee, executive director of Utah…
  • Jul 20

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently

    Stay-ing Alive: Staying Clean Power Plan compliance may derail it permanently
    There is chatter that the Clean Power Plan Final Rule will be released in early August, but also a strong effort to delay implementation until the various legal challenges are resolved. The stay could be imposed either judicially or…
Rank this Week: 825

New York Zoning and Municipal Law…

New York Zoning and Municipal Law Blog

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

http://blog.szlawfirm.net/
  • Jun 14

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance

    Use Extending Into Adjoining Zone Only Required Area Variance
    The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of area variances and further affirmed that under the circumstances, a use variance was not required to extend a use into an adjoining zone on lots located in two zoning districts.
  • Apr 12

    Rezoning Single Parcel Was Not Spot Zoning

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

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS

    Court Overturns SEQRA Findings And Requires Supplemental EIS
    After a seven year saga, the Appellate Division overturned the rezoning of a parcel which would have permitted a multi family development in the Town of Ramapo.
Rank this Week: 975

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Nov 28

    ESWR reaches end of the road

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

    Riverside fairy shrimp CH upheld, but more briefing ordered

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

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    BLM releases final EIS for Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    PRESS RELEASE, 11/10/15 Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s…
Rank this Week: 1213

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jun 19

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

    New California Prop 65 Warnings Required by August 30, 2018 – Is your business ready?
    Companies doing business in California are well-acquainted with the required Proposition 65 signs and labels that warn consumers of exposure to specific chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or…
  • Aug 18

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide

    JMBM Government, Land Use and Environmental Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® Guide
    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is proud to announce 18 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America®  for 2018. Among those, three are members of…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!

    Double Deja Vu: AB 219 is Reinstated!
    PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California’s “other” minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in recent years, the law in California has EXPANDED well beyond its initial…
Rank this Week: 1436

MGKF Litigation Blog

MGKF Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ninth Circuit Finds Tax Sale Purchaser Liable under CERCLA

    Ninth Circuit Finds Tax Sale Purchaser Liable under CERCLA
    The Ninth Circuit recently reversed a grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in California Department of Toxic Substances Control v. Westside Delivery, LLC, No. 16-56558, 2018 WL…
Rank this Week: 1842

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jun 17

    Green Building that Cleans the Air

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

    Your ENERGY STAR Score is About to Fall Precipitously

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

    European Data Privacy Law Applicable to Green Building

    European Data Privacy Law Applicable to Green Building
    With the upcoming May 25, 2018 effective date for the new European General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union law drafted to provide greater protections for the personal data of individuals, it is a good time to review and…
Rank this Week: 1611

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: 1709

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

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

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 13

    The Carrot or the Stick?

    The Carrot or the Stick?
    When I first started practicing environmental law in 1987, I read the book “America’s Future in Toxic Waste Management: Lessons from Europe” by Bruce W. Piasecki and Gary A. Davis. In the book, they discussed the difference…
  • Mar 8

    Texas Supreme Court Holds Manager Personally Liable for Environmental Penaltie

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

    Decrease in Enforcement under the Trump Administration

    Decrease in Enforcement under the Trump Administration
    As if there was any real doubt, the New York Times (yes, derided by the current administration as fake news) reports that USEPA penalties against the regulated community “comes with an astersik.” See, Rise in E.P.A. Penalties…
Rank this Week: 1911

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

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

    Reducing Air Pollutants Inside Your Home

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

    How to Teach Children About Sustainability and Climate Change

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

    10 Tips to Start Your Eco-Friendly Way of Living

    10 Tips to Start Your Eco-Friendly Way of Living
    (If you are looking for make a positive personal impact on the environment -- especially with the U.S. EPA under its current management -- you might enjoy these ideas from Lily Kaligian.)While climate change and environmental degradation may…
Rank this Week: 1597

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jun 6

    High-Speed Planter War

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

    First Livestock Data Platform becomes Ag Data Transparent

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

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?
    The US is still long ways from adopting a GDPR style regulation that applies across the country to protect data privacy, but what parts of GDPR are a step in the right direction for ag tech?
Rank this Week: 1467

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: 2069

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: 1603

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1562

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”)…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1438

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

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

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

    Karl Ebert v. General Mills, Inc.

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

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT

    Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT
    <> Maiden Creek Associates LP v. DOT - 5/19/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 15-3224. This action for declaratory and injunctive relief is brought pursuant to the…
Rank this Week: 2197

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 2222

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 2098

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 2165

The Water Law

The Water Law

Covers legal issues impacting water rights and the water industry. By Alex Basilevsky.

http://thewaterlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act

    Diesel Fuel In Fracking Labeled Violation Of The Safe Water Drinking Act
    In an interesting move yesterday, congressional investigators have charged that various oil and gas services companies have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act through the use of diesel fuel in fracking operations from 2005 to 2009.
  • Nov 16

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability

    Hydraulic Fracturing And Strict Liability
    Well, I'm back. After something of a hiatus over the summer and early fall due to work and personal commitments, I am back to blogging about water. And first up is an issue much in the press here in Pennsylvania - hydraulic fracturing, or as…
  • Jun 4

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About

    What Do You Think Lawyers Should Be Thinking About
    I have recently joined the planning committee for the 2011 American Bar Association Water Law Conference which will be taking place in San Diego next February. And we are currently in the process of determining the themes and panels for the…
Rank this Week: 2033

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: 3964

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: 4563

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: 2487

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    Proposed EHS Updates-June 2018

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

    Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment

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

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp

    Read-Only Users in NimonikApp
    Nimonik is very excited to announce the availability of Read-Only Administrators. You can now create, edit and add users to your NimonikApp.com account that will be able to see all the data and reports, but will not be able to edit anything.
Rank this Week: 3497

Environmental Litigation Group…

Environmental Litigation Group Blog

Covers workplace asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and occupational cancer, legal representation in asbestos cases and the process of filing an asbestos claim.

https://www.elglaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Cancer Awareness Days & Events & Support

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

    The Importance of Diagnosing Underlying Asbestos Disease

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

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

    Are You a Veteran Whose Asbestos Claim Was Rejected by the VA?
    Failing to collect enough relevant evidence of their injury is the main reason why veterans do not get their otherwise valid asbestos claim approved by the VA, which is often the consequence of misdiagnosis or a vaguely written medical…
Rank this Week: 2843

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

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

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

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

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Appropriations Markup: FY 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill When: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM ET Where: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.  House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee…
Rank this Week: 4538

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Siskinds.

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

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

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

    Thompson Fuels Ordered to Pay Cost

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

    Neonicotinoids Case Proceed

    Neonicotinoids Case Proceed
    In July 2016 The David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Friends of the Earth, and the Ontario Nature and Wilderness Committee collectively filed an application requesting that the Federal Court declare that Canada’s Pest Management…
Rank this Week: 2797

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

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

    China’s Renewable Policy Shift and its Global Implication

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

    California Approves $768 Million for EV Infrastructure

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

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Storage Is Coming to New Jersey
    The New Jersey legislature recently passed a bill (the “Bill”) that would set a goal of reaching 600 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2021 and 2 gigawatts by 2030.[1] This represents one of the…
Rank this Week: 3990

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: 2367

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Jun 15

    Biofuels Groups And Refiners Filed Final Briefs In Challenge To Renewable Fuel Standards Final Rule

    Biofuels Groups And Refiners Filed Final Briefs In Challenge To Renewable Fuel Standards Final Rule
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 8, 2018, petitioners in the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) case Coffeyville Resources Refining, et al. v. EPA filed their final briefs in the case challenging EPA’s final rule that…
  • Jun 15

    BRAG Engages With EPA On Critical Nomenclature Issue

    BRAG Engages With EPA On Critical Nomenclature Issue
    By Kathleen M. Roberts  On June 13, 2018, representatives of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) and representatives of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) met with U.S. Environmental…
  • Jun 15

    BETO To Host Catalyst Development Cycle Webinar

    BETO To Host Catalyst Development Cycle Webinar
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On June 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced that it would be hosting the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) Consortium’s Webinar…
Rank this Week: 2371

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 4575

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical…

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments, domestically and internationally, regarding nanotechnology and nanomaterials. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://nanotech.lawbc.com/
Rank this Week: 2370

The Remediation Wire

The Remediation Wire

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

http://www.remediationwire.com
Rank this Week: 3039

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

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

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 11

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

    Ineos granted permission in UK Green Belt for exploratory shale gas drilling
    Ineos has been granted planning permission on appeal for exploratory shale gas drilling in the Green Belt, near Rotherham. In May 2017, petrochemical firm Ineos sought temporary permission for a period of five years for a shale gas well,…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
Rank this Week: 3081

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: 3898

Canadian ERA Perspectives

Canadian ERA Perspectives

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

https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/canadian-era-perspectives
Rank this Week: 2978

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Jun 3

    BUILD Act- Federal Brownfield Legislation Includes Major New Liability Protection

    BUILD Act- Federal Brownfield Legislation Includes Major New Liability Protection
    Congress does not often pass environmental legislation, so the passage of the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act (BUILD Act) is noteworthy.  While the amount of federal funds available will still be far less…
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

    Interim U.S. EPA Enforcement Guidance- Defer to the State
    On January 22, 2018, U.S. EPA's Assistant Administrator issued a memorandum to all U.S. EPA Regional Administrators that contained interim guidance on enforcement of environmental violations by State EPAs and the federal EPA.  The…
Rank this Week: 3995

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

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

    Flood Safety, Infrastructure, and the Fed

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

    Attempting to Close the Floodgates of Litigation

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

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem

    CRISPR Approaches to Environmental Problem
    CRISPR is a breakthrough gene editing method. (I can’t refrain from noting that a key role in the discovery was played Jennifer Doudna at Berkeley.) There are potential risks from gene editing to the environment, similar to other types…
Rank this Week: 2738