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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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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...

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When Does The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 Trump the Clean Water Act?
December 3, 2009

Posted on December 3, 2009 by Karen Aldridge Crawford United States v. Milner, Nos. 05-35802, -36126, 39 ELR 20232 (9th Cir. Oct. 9, 2009) In a suit brought by the United...

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EPA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON CONSTRUCTION SITE WATER POLLUTION
December 2, 2009

Posted on December 2, 2009 by John Crawford by John Crawford, Michael Caples and Gary Rikard On November 23, 2009, EPA finalized technology-based effluent guidelines that are likely to have a...

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“Fast-Tracking” of Solar Development Not a Bypass of Environmental Review
November 20, 2009

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Linda Bullen On June 29, 2009, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar announced several initiatives to aid development of solar energy facilities on federal lands...

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Kentucky Action on PM 2.5
November 19, 2009

Posted on November 19, 2009 by Carolyn Brown As has been reported, EPA granted in part petitions to object to the merged PSD construction/Title V operating permit issued by the Kentucky Division for...


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