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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.


Current Blogs

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September 29, 2023

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Global Warming and Insurance Underwriting 2024
September 26, 2023

Posted on September 26, 2023 by Jeffrey M. Pollock Although most insurance carriers do not speak in terms of global warming, the insurance market is making rapid changes in response to increased storms, tornadoes, rain, flooding, wildfires and other natural disasters. Because insurance (or the lack of coverage) impacts...


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40 Years of Federal Environmental Law – How Should Lessons Learned From Our Experience Be Used?
October 14, 2010

Posted on October 14, 2010 by Charles Tisdale Congress created the primary framework for air and water pollution control in the 1970 Clean Air Act and 1972 Clean Water Act. RCRA...

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Governor Manchin (D-WV) Sues EPA Over Failure to Issue Mining Permits
October 12, 2010

Posted on October 12, 2010 by David Flannery On October 6, 2010, and at the direction of Governor Joe Manchin (D-WV), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed a...

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October 4, 2010

Posted on October 4, 2010 by Brian Rosenthal Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), how long must an operator worry whether a citizen suit will be filed claiming its facility construction...

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PCB-Containing Caulk: EPA Mixes Its Messages
September 22, 2010

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Ralph Child EPA has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that broadly re-opens the question whether to authorize PCBs in caulk and under what conditions. EPA did...

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You Want to Preclude a Citizens’ Suit? Pick Your Poison.
September 17, 2010

Posted on September 17, 2010 by Seth Jaffe When clients are threatened with citizen suits – and particularly when the threatened litigation involves a matter where EPA or a state regulatory...

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Product or Pollutant? You be the judge.
September 15, 2010

Posted on September 15, 2010 by Michael Rodburg The unending war–or so it seems sometimes–between policyholders and insurers regarding coverage for “pollution” never ceases to reveal new ways at looking at...

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Oklahoma v. Texas–Water Wars
August 24, 2010

Posted on August 24, 2010 by Linda C. Martin Tarrant Regional Water District (“TRWD”) provides water to more than 1.7 million Texans in an 11-county area, and wants to buy water...

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Managing the Legal Risks of Green Buildings
August 23, 2010

Posted on August 23, 2010 by Joseph Manko As with “green washing” of products, which are subject to existing product liability law, there is an emerging area of law regarding liability...

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Annual Meeting Update – Saturday Optional Evening Outing
August 23, 2010

Posted on August 23, 2010 by Rachael Bunday Optional Evening Outing The College has booked a ride on the Sam Houston Boat Tour  from 6-8pm for all members and their guests. Heavy hors d’oeuvres,...


ACOEL Announces Newly-Elected Fellows for 2023
July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023For Immediate ReleaseContact: (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to welcome...

December 13, 2022

December 13, 2022For Immediate ReleaseContact: (Washington, D.C.): The ACOEL Foundation is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Officers and...