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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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COP26 Retrospective: Historical Turning Point Toward a Sustainable Future?
January 18, 2022

Posted on January 18, 2022 by Daniel C. Esty When the history of the global shift toward a clean energy economy and a sustainable future gets written decades from now, it may well be that the COP26 Climate Change Conference will be seen as a watershed moment. While the...

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Environmental Penalties: Disparity and Discretion
January 14, 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022 by Jerry L. Anderson Environmental law enforcement seeks to achieve greater compliance by punishing intentional violations and ensuring that violators do not achieve a competitive advantage through avoidance of compliance costs.  To achieve that goal, regulators must balance the desire for uniformity with the...

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National Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages Litigation
June 11, 2009

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Rachael Bunday Dear Friends: On behalf of Richard Curley (Golden, CO) and myself, I am writing to extend a personal invitation to attend the July 9 &...

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Derivatives Trading in Climate Change Legislation
June 2, 2009

Posted on June 2, 2009 by Stephen M. Bruckner ACES & Eights? Swaps and Other Derivatives in Climate Change Legislation By Stephen M. Bruckner             On May 21, 2009, the House Energy...

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Eleventh Circuit Wades into the Everglades on ESA Issues, Miccosukee Tribe v. United States, No. 08-10799
May 21, 2009

Posted on May 21, 2009 by Patricia Barmeyer The Eleventh Circuit has waded, again, into the ongoing debates over restoration of the Everglades. In addressing yet another lawsuit filed by the Miccosukee...

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The Burlington Northern Decision
May 19, 2009

Posted on May 19, 2009 by John Barkett The Supreme Court’s decision in Burlington Northern was not unexpected from my vantage point especially given the literal interpretation of CERCLA by the Court in Avialland Atlantic...

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CLEAN WATER ACT PERMITTING REQUIRED FOR PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS
May 19, 2009

Posted on May 19, 2009 by Kevin Beaton It is well known that EPA rules developed under the Bush Administration have not fared well in the federal courts. Earlier this year, a...

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EPA REQUESTS VOLUNTARY REMAND OF ITS DESERT ROCK ENERGY PROJECT PSD PERMIT DECISION
May 7, 2009

Posted on May 7, 2009 by Jarry Ausherman In the desert of New Mexico, the effect of another of the new Administration’s shifts in previous federal environmental policy is being felt....

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Superfund Liability
May 4, 2009

Posted on May 4, 2009 by Theodore Garrett In a stunning 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court changed the landscape of Superfund liability, holding that a company’s mere knowledge of spills in...

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The Emerging National Climate Program
April 30, 2009

Posted on April 30, 2009 by Robert Wyman As Congress debates comprehensive climate legislation, the EPA considers its options and responsibilities under the Clean Air Act, and states and regions continue...

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WAXMAN/MARKEY GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION BILL
April 24, 2009

Posted on April 24, 2009 by Mark Walker On March 31, 2009, U.S. House Representatives Henry Waxman and Edward Markey released a discussion draft of the “American Clean Energy and Security...


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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS AND ADVISORY COUNCIL
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