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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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The Senate Ratifies the Kigali Amendment: Is Bipartisan Climate Action Possible?
September 23, 2022

Posted on September 23, 2022 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the Senate ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.  The amendment, which has already been ratified by most other countries, will result in the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases.  Substantively, this is a...

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EPA Proposes to List PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
September 06, 2022

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Seth Jaffe EPA announced late last month that it is proposing to list PFOA and PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA.  EPA appears to be sanguine about how the listing will play out in the real world. “EPA is focused on holding responsible...

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The Senate Ratifies the Kigali Amendment: Is Bipartisan Climate Action Possible?
September 23, 2022

Posted on September 23, 2022 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the Senate ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.  The amendment, which has already been ratified by...

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EPA Proposes to List PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
September 6, 2022

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Seth Jaffe EPA announced late last month that it is proposing to list PFOA and PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA.  EPA appears...

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QUANTIFYING TRIBAL RESERVED WATER RIGHTS IN STATE WATER ADJUDICATIONS
August 25, 2022

Posted on August 25, 2022 by Tom Sansonetti The West’s Mega-Drought continues and in June 2022 the federal government’s Bureau of Reclamation sent notices to the Colorado River’s seven...

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Where Credits Could Be Due—an Ingenious, Proposal for Carbon Credits
August 23, 2022

Posted on August 23, 2022 By Brian Rosenthal An award winning paper from a national, student writing competition contains a thought-provoking proposal on creating a carbon credit bonus system...

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Progressive New Jersey, Take Two
August 22, 2022

Posted on August 22, 2022 by Dennis Krumholz Classical advice for the neophyte novelist is to “write what you know.”  Well, the same ought to hold true for blogs. ...

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The Ministry of Major Questions Is Open for Business
August 16, 2022

Posted on August 16, 2022 by J.B. Ruhl Now that Congress knows there is such a thing as the Major Questions Doctrine, what can Congress do about it? Think...

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When Is An Enforcement Action Not An Enforcement Action?
August 11, 2022

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Tommy Lavender Well, when the Fourth Circuit says a state enforcement action is not enough, it should be cause for concern. In the...

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MUCK ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
August 2, 2022

Posted on August 2, 2022 by Richard Horder Susan Cooke’s recent post about the importance of peatland for carbon sequestration took me back to my law school days when...

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Superfund $$ Lives on – to 2031 at least!
August 1, 2022

Posted on August 1, 2022 by Jennifer Nijman We’ve all read about the recent reinstatement of the taxes that fund the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)....


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ACOEL Announces Newly-Elected Fellows for 2022
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August 12, 2022For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers is proud to welcome 25...

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