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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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Environmental Site Assessment Flexibility or Further Complexity? EPA Adopts Forestland and Rural Property Phase I Standard Practice
January 16, 2009

Posted on January 16, 2009 by Charles Efflandt On December 23, 2008, EPA issued a direct final rule amending the “All Appropriate Inquiries Rule” by adopting ASTM...

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The Role of States in Climate Change Regulation
January 14, 2009

Posted on January 14, 2009 by Roger Ferland 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 674-938 (2008)             The primary function of the articles produced to date for this blog has been to alert...

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On Financial Markets and Environmental Regulation
January 14, 2009

Posted on January 14, 2009 by Kevin Finto I save the instructions for an item so I can try to figure out what is wrong when it breaks. Given the state of...

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An Update on AIG Environmental and the Current Environmental Insurance Market
January 6, 2009

Posted on January 6, 2009 by David Farer Significant management changes announced this week by AIG Environmental, and further news in the wake of that announcement, may further impact the changing...

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Can Clean Energy Save America?
December 29, 2008

Posted on December 29, 2008 by Christopher Davis America, and our new President, face a daunting array of challenges as we close out 2008 and enter the New Year. These include a...

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UPDATE ON NAAQS OZONE LITIGATION
December 18, 2008

Posted on December 18, 2008 by John Crawford On March 27, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Ozone NAAQS Rule which requires airborne concentrations of ozone to be...

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What to Watch in 2009: Carbon Credits Are a Hot “Commodity”
December 16, 2008

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Michèle Corash 2009 promises a fascinating year, in which carbon emissions – the newest environmental commodity – will continue to influence both world markets and...

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2009 Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!
December 15, 2008

Posted on December 15, 2008 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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THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GASES
December 5, 2008

Posted on December 5, 2008 by Linda Bullen Despite some early skepticism, the concept that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases contribute to global warming is now a widespread, if not...


ACOEL PRESS RELEASES

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,...