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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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Clean Water Advocates and Industrial Sector Battle Over Connecticut’s Industrial Stormwater Permit
March 23, 2009

Posted on March 23, 2009 by Gregory Sharp The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has proposed to revise and renew its General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with...

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Another RICE Crop: EPA Proposes Additional Rules for Stationary Reciprocating
March 13, 2009

Posted on March 13, 2009 by Earl Phillips On February 25, 2009, EPA proposed a new set of rules and rule revisions applicable to a broad universe of existing stationary reciprocating...

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New Requirements for Siting and Permitting in Connecticut
March 13, 2009

Posted on March 13, 2009 by Earl Phillips As of January 1, 2009, a party seeking to develop or expand certain facilities in Connecticut that require approval by the state Siting...

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EPA CAFO RULE – RIGHTING ITS COURSE??
March 12, 2009

Posted on March 12, 2009 by Brian Rosenthal Has the EPA gone far enough to overcome the successful Waterkeeper Alliancechallenge to its CAFO Rule?  In 2005, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals held...

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Native American Water Rights in Oklahoma
March 9, 2009

Posted on March 9, 2009 by Linda C. Martin The ownership of the Illinois River and its watershed in Oklahoma is currently at issue in Federal Court in the Northern District...

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Priscilla Summers v. Earth Island Institute Supreme Court Decision
March 4, 2009

Posted on March 4, 2009 by Theodore Garrett In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that environmentalists’ lacked standing to challenge a Forest Service regulation limiting public involvement in timber...

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Another Loss For the Bush EPA; The D.C. Court of Appeals Remands the Fine Particulate Standard
February 27, 2009

Posted on February 27, 2009 by Seth Jaffe The batting average of the Bush administration EPA in appeals of its regulatory proposals may now have dropped below the proverbial Mendoza line....

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PENNSYLVANIA CLEAN WATER AND BROWNFIELDS INVESTMENT OF STIMULUS FUNDS
February 27, 2009

Posted on February 27, 2009 by Joseph Manko Among the priorities under the $787.5 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is repairing, rebuilding, and constructing the nation’s water infrastructure. Approximately...

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Section 115 of the Clean Air Act – A Useful Tool for Climate Change?
February 25, 2009

Posted on February 25, 2009 by Angus Macbeth We are not going to have Congressional action on a regime for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the time EPA will feel compelled...


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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,...