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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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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 outcomes in litigation and the various twists and turns that lawsuits can take.  One of our local mediators often used...

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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 Rights and the Environment celebrates a turning point in the evolution of human rights: the October 8, 2021 adoption by...

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WATER MORE VALUABLE THAN OIL NOW? FOR SURE SOMEDAY!
January 21, 2010

Posted on January 21, 2010 by Stephen E. Herrmann According to Bloomberg News, the worldwide scarcity of usable water worldwide already has made water more valuable than oil. The Bloomberg World Water...

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Zubulake Revisited: Judge Scheindlin on Discovery Sanctions
January 20, 2010

Posted on January 20, 2010 by John Barkett Every environmental litigator understands the duty to preserve documents. Before a complaint is filed, a plaintiff must preserve documents relevant to the claims about...

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“MEGA” SHALE AND TIGHT SANDS GAS – A GAME CHANGER
January 19, 2010

Posted on January 19, 2010 by R. Kinnan Golemon In the past several decades, due in large measure to the persistence of innovative independent oil and gas operators, advancements in drilling...

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ADVENTURES IN WATER QUALITY MITIGATION
January 13, 2010

Posted on January 13, 2010 by Rick Glick The regulated community is experimenting with solutions to water quality regulatory problems that are market based and implemented on a watershed scale. Such efforts...

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Ozone and the Citizen
January 12, 2010

Posted on January 12, 2010 by Alan Gilbert Accompanied by a considerable public relations effort, the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed new national ambient air quality standards for ozone on...

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When Do EPA BACT Requirements “Redesign the Source”? Not When EPA Says They Don’t
January 7, 2010

Posted on January 7, 2010 by Seth Jaffe Shortly before the holidays, EPA Administrator Jackson issued an Order in response to a challenge to a combined Title V / PSD permit issued by...

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Ninth Circuit Rejects CERCLA UAO Due Process Challenge
January 6, 2010

Posted on January 6, 2010 by Theodore Garrett The 9th Circuit affirmed the dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, over a “pattern and practice” claim by a company that complied with an...

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RESOLUTION OF TRI STATE WATER WAR ON THE HORIZON?
January 5, 2010

Posted on January 5, 2010 by Fournier J. Gale, III For more than two decades, Alabama, Florida and Georgia have clashed over water use from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and the...

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Revisiting Rules: How Far Back Is Too Far Back?
December 29, 2009

Posted on December 29, 2009 by Andrea Field Recently, while searching my bookshelves for a missing volume, I came upon a three-ringed binder of documents related to EPA’s 1980 PSD rules....


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,...