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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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MUCK ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
August 02, 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 I spent many hours mucking about Payne’s Prairie.  This peat filled location in Alachua County, Florida, was a place with...

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Superfund $$ Lives on – to 2031 at least!
August 01, 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). The new taxes are hitting the books as of July 1, 2022. Briefly, in addition to requiring responsible parties (PRPs)...

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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....

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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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