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ACOEL members contribute regularly to the ACOEL Blog, writing on topics of current interest in their respective fields. Recently-published blogs are featured below, or you can search the ACOEL blog archive using the search feature.

 

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Transforming your Closed Landfill in a “Power”ful way
June 21, 2022

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Heidi B. (Goldstein) Friedman Less than two weeks ago,  EPA released an updated version of their “RE-Powering Mapper” tool – How to Identify Sites | US EPA – EPA’s Re-Powering Mapper Tool provides information on over 190,000 contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites...

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Austin: A Battle Among Progressives
June 17, 2022

Posted on June 17, 2022 by Paul Seals The City of Austin has become a battleground for progressive initiatives.  On June 9, the City Council approved a resolution directed at water quality, flooding, and environmental justice.  Surprisingly, these laudable objectives may be at cross purposes with other equally valued...

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Transforming your Closed Landfill in a “Power”ful way
June 21, 2022

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Heidi B. (Goldstein) Friedman Less than two weeks ago,  EPA released an updated version of their “RE-Powering Mapper” tool – How to Identify...

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Austin: A Battle Among Progressives
June 17, 2022

Posted on June 17, 2022 by Paul Seals The City of Austin has become a battleground for progressive initiatives.  On June 9, the City Council approved a resolution directed...

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The Absolute Pollution Exclusion is Not Quite Absolute
June 16, 2022

Posted on June 16, 2022 by Thomas M. Hnasko In my last blog, I noted that there is no case law under CERCLA analyzing whether an insurer may rely...

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Will Evidence of a Coming Apocalypse Change Human Behavior?
June 15, 2022

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Seth Jaffe I’m not much for apocalyptic thinking.  I don’t think it’s productive.  I have to confess, though, that this story about the...

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From Burning Rivers to Parts Per Trillion: 50 Years of CWA Regulation
June 8, 2022

Posted on June 8, 2022 by Steve Miano Recently, I was asked to moderate a panel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.  It gave me...

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It ain’t over ‘til it’s over
May 25, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022 by L. Mark Walker Twenty years ago I tried a jury trial which turned out to be a case study regarding the uncertainty of...

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UN Special Rapporteur Targets ‘Sacrifice Zones’ Caused by the Ongoing Toxification of People and the Planet
May 19, 2022

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Susan Kath In his latest report, the sixth in a series of thematic reports, Professor David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human...

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The Mixed Up World of Blending
May 17, 2022

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Ed Tormey Recently I read a news release that the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals had issued a mandamus order against the...

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Noise Isn’t an Inconvenience; It’s a Pollutant
May 11, 2022

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Seth Jaffe I used to think that noise was something that grumpy old men complained about.  Then I became a grumpy old man. ...


ACOEL PRESS RELEASES

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS AND ADVISORY COUNCIL
December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The ACOEL Foundation, created by the American College of Environmental Lawyers...

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS & REGENTS
October 13, 2021

(Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to announce its newly elected Officers and Regents,...