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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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Judge Dismisses Contribution Claims re: Fox River PCB Contamination
December 23, 2009

Posted on December 23, 2009 by Linda Bochert “Thus, the Plaintiffs’ present claim that they never knew about the dangers of PCBs until after 1971 rings roughly as hollow as Captain...

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Tenant Liability Under CERCLA: Is It time To Move Beyond Enforcement Discretion Guidance?
December 18, 2009

Posted on December 18, 2009 by Charles Efflandt Arguably the most significant moderation of CERCLA’s harsh “owner” liability scheme occurred in 2002 through the enactment of the “Brownfields Amendments.” Included in...

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STATE OF MAINE IDENTIFIES OFFSHORE WIND DEMONSTRATION SITES FOR FIRST-IN-NATION DEEPWATER TECHNOLOGIES
December 16, 2009

Posted on December 16, 2009 by Jeff Thaler On December 15, Governor John Baldacci received from the Maine State Planning Office and Maine Department of Conservation the results of a search process...

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Carbon Offset Credits Available Now
December 15, 2009

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Patrick Dennis Despite the widespread publicity surrounding the actions being undertaken by EPA and in Congress to address greenhouse gas emissions and the potential for...

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2009 Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!
December 15, 2009

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Rachael Bunday The American College of Environmental Lawyers is planning its 2009 Annual Meeting for October 1-3 in Portland, Maine. A majority of the conference...

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ACOEL Member Awarded First Columbia University Climate Change Chair
December 14, 2009

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Rachael Bunday LAW: Climate change, a ‘popular’ area of law, gets its first endowed professor (12/14/2009) Annie Jia, E&E reporter Columbia University has established what...

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Be Careful What You Wish For
December 11, 2009

Posted on December 11, 2009 by Lee A. DeHihns, III On December 7, 2009, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stated that greenhouse gases (GHGs) “threaten the public health and welfare of the...

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The Challenges and Rewards of Environmental Pro Bono Work
December 10, 2009

Posted on December 10, 2009 by Christopher Davis I suspect most of us did not go into environmental law to see how much money we could make as lawyers, but because...

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Natural Resource Damages – Why Not a Cooperative Restoration Approach?
December 7, 2009

Posted on December 7, 2009 by Susan Cooke There’s lots of talk among environmental lawyers these days about how to litigate Natural Resource Damage (NRD) claims, but relatively little discussion of...


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,...