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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: 53

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: 238

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jan 26

    Blog Post: Takeaways From BlackRock’s 2018 CEO Letter

    Blog Post: Takeaways From BlackRock’s 2018 CEO Letter
    Early media coverage of BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink's 2018 letter to CEOs suggests that BlackRock suddenly prioritizes social issues over profits, but the letter’s actual message is less controversial and more nuanced, say…
  • Jan 25

    Blog Post: $1.6B Hydro Power Line Wins Mass. Clean Energy Contract

    Blog Post: $1.6B Hydro Power Line Wins Mass. Clean Energy Contract
    Massachusetts on Thursday awarded a massive clean energy power purchase agreement to a proposed $1.6 billion transmission line crossing the U.S.-Canada border that would move hydroelectric power from Quebec to New Hampshire, but opponents are…
  • Jan 25

    Blog Post: S. Korea Fights New US Solar, Washer Tariffs At WTO

    Blog Post: S. Korea Fights New US Solar, Washer Tariffs At WTO
    South Korea has launched a swift effort to fight newly minted U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar energy equipment and washing machines, lodging challenges and requests for compensation that the World Trade Organization published on Thursday.
Rank this Week: 343

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: 354

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: 433

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: 544

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: 654

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: 618

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 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…
  • Feb 8

    EPA Announces ICR Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)

    EPA Announces ICR Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects…
Rank this Week: 729

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: 722

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: 862

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 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…
  • Feb 16

    Now It’s DOE’s Turn — Another Court Requires the Administration to Promulgate Regulation

    Now It’s DOE’s Turn — Another Court Requires the Administration to Promulgate Regulation
    Last week, I noted that EPA had been ordered to respond to a petition by Connecticut under § 126(b) of the Clean Air Act.  This week, DOE was ordered to promulgate energy efficiency rules under the Energy Policy and Conservation…
Rank this Week: 977

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 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…
  • Jan 28

    Eat a sandwich, contribute to global…

    Eat a sandwich, contribute to global warming... A study by the University of Manchester concludes that our taste for sandwiches may not be politically correct. The study says that the processing, packaging and refrigeration of meats such as…
Rank this Week: 917

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: 902

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: 854

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: 827

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: 1030

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: 1192

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: 1225

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 1087

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: 1101

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
Rank this Week: 1217

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: 1680

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: 1577

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: 1794

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: 1435

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: 1496

Environmental Litigation Group…

Environmental Litigation Group Blog

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

https://www.elglaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Asbestos Violations at Wisconsin Plant

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

    Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina

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

    Asbestos Exposure at Congoleum Corporation

    Asbestos Exposure at Congoleum Corporation
    The asbestos-containing flooring products manufactured by Congoleum were commonly used in the construction industry for projects involving both residential and commercial buildings. - By Michael Bartlett Congoleum Corporation is a…
Rank this Week: 1690

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: 1373

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: 1819

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: 1681

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: 1938

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: 1385

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: 1840

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: 1572

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: 1682

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Covers Kentucky environmental law matters, including pollution, human health and toxic torts. By Jeffrey M. Sanders.

http://jeffreymsanders.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1482

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 1868

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

Provides environmental law news and updates. By Sive, Paget & Riesel.

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for…
  • Apr 18

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently set the date of June 3rd to hear arguments on whether towns in New York State may use local laws to ban or restrict hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within their boundaries. The…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 1406

Pace Law Library

Pace Law Library

Blog about law library, library events, legal writing and research, online legal resources, government documents, digital information, environmental law, courts and decisions, current news, legal trends and more.

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

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover

    The Pace Law Library Blog Makeover
    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Pace Law Library Blog.  We have been writing here since June 2008 and so we decided that our blog more than deserved a major makeover.  Thus, in the beginning of 2011, we migrated…
  • Feb 1

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System

    Ms. Lamikanra on Nigerian Law and Legal System
    Ms. Ufuoma Lamikanra, the Head of Readers' Services Section at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, gave an excellent presentation titled Conflict of Laws in a Federation: The Nigerian…
  • Jan 13

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010

    Prof. Crawford Reviews Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles of 2010
    Check out our first 2011 addition to the Pace Law Library Podcasts site titled Estate and Gift Tax Law Articles of 2010.  Prof. Bridget Crawford from Pace Law School reviews interesting estate and gift tax law related articles that were…
Rank this Week: 1564

NRDC Expert Blog

NRDC Expert Blog

Covers climate change, energy, and U.S. environmental law and policy. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

https://www.nrdc.org/blogs
  • Dec 31

    Court Halts Trump Climate Rollback on Public Lands—Again

    Court Halts Trump Climate Rollback on Public Lands—Again
    Our federal courts have blocked the Trump administration’s second attempt to hit the ‘stop’ button on critical protections against harmful air pollution and waste of natural resource
  • Dec 31

    NY Spurs Community Solar by Upping Project Size Threshold

    NY Spurs Community Solar by Upping Project Size Threshold
    In a win for solar power in New York, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) released an order expected to encourage more communities to pursue shared solar projects by increasing the max
  • Dec 31

    Energy Efficiency Saves Lives, Avoids Huge Health Cost

    Energy Efficiency Saves Lives, Avoids Huge Health Cost
    Energy efficiency is helping everyday Americans lead healthier lives, but we can do even better.
Rank this Week: 2002

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: 3925

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 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.
  • Jan 1

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018
    Here are my predictions for the ag tech buzzwords we'll be talking about in 2018.
Rank this Week: 3793

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: 3836

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: 4011