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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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MIXED RESULTS FOR OREGON CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION
August 3, 2009

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Rick Glick In my February 23, 2009 posting, I described Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski’s ambitious agenda for state action to reduce green house gases (GHG). But...

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GLOBAL WARMING: PROBABLY AN INCREMENTAL SUCCESS STORY
July 31, 2009

Posted on July 31, 2009 by Stephen E. Herrmann On July 8, 2009, at the meeting of G8 world leaders, the United States agreed to a benchmark to limit climate change. It joined...

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DC CIRCUIT UPHOLDS US EPA’S PM 2.5 NON-ATTAINMENT DESIGNATIONS
July 17, 2009

Posted on July 17, 2009 by David Flannery On July 7, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rendered its decisions in the PM2.5 Designations Litigation, Catawba County, NC...

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MORE CLEAN WATER ACT SUITS ON THE WAY?
July 14, 2009

Posted on July 14, 2009 by Fournier J. Gale, III Part II And now for the rest of the story… As reported in this blog in January, the Eleventh Circuit’s recent decision in Black...

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KANSAS RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT: UNUSUAL COMPROMISE RESURRECTS COAL PLANT CONSTRUCTION; LIMITS AUTHORITY OF STATE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY
July 9, 2009

Posted on July 9, 2009 by Charles Efflandt With the May 2009 enactment of comprehensive energy legislation, Kansas joined a majority of states establishing renewable and clean energy requirements. Although a...

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New Jersey Follows Massachusetts into the World of Licensed Environmental Consultants and Privatized Cleanup Oversight
July 9, 2009

Posted on July 9, 2009 by David Farer On May 7, 2009, New Jersey enacted the Site Remediation Reform Act (S.1897/A.2962). SRRA, with its new Licensed Site Remediation Professional (“LSRP”) Program, is...

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Tenth Circuit Holds Collateral Source Rule Inapplicable to CERCLA 113 Actions
July 8, 2009

Posted on July 8, 2009 by Delmar Ehrich Friedland v. Indus. Co, No. 08-1042, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 11660 (10th Cir. May 29, 2009).  The United States Court of Appeals for the...

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Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council et al
June 24, 2009

Posted on June 24, 2009 by Theodore Garrett On June 22, 2009, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that the Corps, rather than EPA, has authority to permit the discharge of a rock and...

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BIOFUELS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
June 23, 2009

Posted on June 23, 2009 by Christopher Davis Biofuels are the subject of much recent interest and investment, as indicated by a recent Wall Street Journal article on biomass fueled power...


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