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20 Oct 2009, 10:44 am
From the University of Washington's Current Index to Legal Periodicals: Coplan, Karl S. [read post]
25 May 2011, 1:22 pm by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan Frederick Tucker’s  Op-Ed in today’s New York Times is worth a read. [read post]
15 Jun 2011, 7:49 am by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan Back in April, the Bureau of Land Management halted construction on the vast 370 MW Ivanpah Solar Energy project in the Mojave desert, since construction crews found many more endangered desert tortoises on the site than were expected. [read post]
21 Sep 2010, 10:50 am by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan Kiplinger carried a report last week suggesting that Generation Y (20-30 year olds) are buying fewer cars than previous generations of Americans. [read post]
27 May 2011, 7:19 am by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan So New Jersey has announced it will withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the northeast region’s joint cap-and-trade program. [read post]
15 Sep 2009, 2:13 pm
Karl Coplan Sunday's New York Times article about the threat to the La Cienega marsh on the Mexico-US border raises interesting questions about human responsibilities to maintain human-created environments that have been occupied by natural species. [read post]
11 Mar 2011, 10:35 am by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The New York Times’ excellent series on the environmental issues associated with hydrofracking exposes a long-exploited loophole in the regulation of industrial wastes. [read post]
9 Nov 2010, 5:36 pm by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court injunction requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to obtain Clean Water Act permits for acid mine drainage from abandon coal mining sites taken over by the State after the coal mine operators defaulted on their remediation bonds. [read post]
2 Dec 2010, 1:16 pm by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force draft report to the legislature is out. [read post]
21 Jan 2011, 1:45 pm by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan There has been quite a bit of discussion about President Obama’s issuance of an executive order providing for a retrospective review of existing regulations (including existing environmental regulations) that are unduly burdensome to industry, with much fretting that this regulatory review represents a significant anti-regulatory shift in the Administration’s philosophy, and threatens EPA’s current efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under… [read post]
17 Mar 2011, 3:37 pm by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan As we watch with horror the events unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, it is clear that (as with the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year) we are witnessing not just an engineering failure, but a failure of a system of environmental regulation to anticipate and prevent these sorts of large scale disasters. [read post]
25 Apr 2011, 10:40 am by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan April is the month when Uncle Sam requires us all to provide an accounting of our economic footprint for the prior calendar year. [read post]
6 Dec 2010, 7:24 am by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The Supreme Court has just announced the grant of the petition for certiorari in American Electric Power v. [read post]
3 Feb 2011, 4:06 pm by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The environmental law community is organizing to oppose the latest Congressional attack on the regulatory state, the so-called ‘‘Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011,” or REINS. [read post]
24 Oct 2010, 7:34 pm by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan On October 14th, the Pace Law School Federalist Society and Environmental Law Society co-sponsored a debate between Professor John C. [read post]
17 Feb 2011, 2:03 pm by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The New York Times has an interesting article today about how EPA and other federal agencies have quietly increased the dollar value assigned to a human life, to be used for regulatory impact and cost-benefit analysis. [read post]
17 Dec 2010, 9:10 am by Coplan, Prof. Karl S.
by Karl Coplan EPA has just announced the parameters for Phase II of the Hudson River PCB cleanup. [read post]
20 Jun 2011, 7:42 am by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan The Supreme Court issues its decision in SCOTUS v American Electric Power this morning. [read post]
7 Apr 2011, 2:01 pm by Prof. Coplan, Karl S.
by Karl Coplan In an interview in Time magazine last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson bemoaned Congressional efforts to undo EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding under Clean Air Act Section 208: Congress would essentially be passing a law that says, We, as a bunch of lawmakers, have decided what the science is on this issue. [read post]