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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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GHG Regulation under the Existing CAA: Coming Soon to a [Large] Stationary Source Near You
October 7, 2009

Posted on October 7, 2009 by Seth Jaffe On Thursday, EPA issued its long-awaited proposed rule describing how thresholds would be set for regulation of GHG sources under the existing Clean Air Act...

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Power Point Presentations from the 2009 Annual Meeting in Maine
October 6, 2009

Posted on October 6, 2009 by Rachael Bunday Climate Change Update Panelists: Michael Gerrard, Jeffrey Thaler, Linda Bullen, John Cruden Moderator: Karen Crawford Climate Change Legislation and Regulation  Panelists: Carol Dinkins, Bradley Marten, Stephen...

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It’s Here: EPA’s Final Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule
September 25, 2009

Posted on September 25, 2009 by Mary Ellen Ternes On April 14, 2009, I alerted you to EPA’s proposed Mandatory GHG Reporting rule on April 10, 2009.  And while we are still...

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Obama Administration Environmental Initiatives & Priorities
September 14, 2009

Posted on September 14, 2009 by Rachael Bunday Audio Now Available:  A Special ACOEL Event Obama Administration Environmental Initiatives and Policies DAVID J. HAYES Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior...

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Statute of Limitations: Don’t Miss Your CERCLA Deadline
September 14, 2009

Posted on September 14, 2009 by Earl Phillips Overview         There are three avenues of recovery under CERCLA – a contribution action and two types of cost recovery actions. These cost recovery actions...

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More than Indemnity?
September 8, 2009

Posted on September 8, 2009 by Brian Rosenthal Is an indemnity for a third party’s liabilities just an indemnity and not a right of direct action? Yes, says the District Court for...

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NATIVE AMERICAN WATER RIGHTS IN OKLAHOMA – CHAPTER 2
September 3, 2009

Posted on September 3, 2009 by Linda C. Martin On March 9, 2009, we posted an article regarding issues raised in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, State of...

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2009 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS ANNUAL MEETING
August 11, 2009

Posted on August 11, 2009 by Rachael Bunday Portland, Maine – October 1-3, 2009 ****THIS MEETING OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY**** It’s finally that time of year! The American College of Environmental...

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Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activity: What Next From EPA?
August 10, 2009

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Seth Jaffe Construction and development companies praying for an economic recovery next year have something else to worry about: pending new EPA regulations regarding stormwater discharges...


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