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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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Bounty laws and citizen suits
May 24, 2023

Posted May 24, 2023 by Tracy Hester In a jurisprudential pile-up, the Fifth Circuit has become the arena for two simultaneous legal battles that may shape the law of standing and realign federal environmental law.  While all eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court as it releases backlogged decisions...

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The Supreme Court Majority Prepares to Bury Chevron; Is There Anyone Left to Praise It?
May 05, 2023

Posted on May 5, 2023, by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the Supreme Court accepted cert. in Lopez Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which presents a straightforward challenge to the continuing viability of Chevron.  The question presented was: Whether the Court should overrule Chevron or at least clarify that statutory...


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Dredging of Delaware River Allowed to Begin … Will It be Completed?
March 24, 2010

Posted on March 24, 2010 by Robert Whetzel On March 1, 2010, the Army Corps of Engineers began to dredge a section of the Delaware River to deepen the shipping channel...

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Whooping Cranes and Texas Water Rights – A Fight’s A Brewing
March 18, 2010

Posted on March 18, 2010 by Paul Seals There is a fight brewing over the management of water resources in Texas. In a lawsuit that raises significant water rights implications, The...

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Effective Blogging Tips
March 10, 2010

Posted on March 10, 2010 by Rachael Bunday Add Commentary: Many of our blog pieces appear to be articles.  Although informative, by posting them sans the author’s thoughts, the known is merely being...

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Nanotechnology – Health and Risk Management Concerns
March 9, 2010

Posted on March 9, 2010 by Michael Rodburg In June last year insurance giant Zurich issued a report of the work of its Emerging Risks Group study begun in 2006. The report...

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When a Discharge Isn’t
March 8, 2010

Posted on March 8, 2010 by Brian Rosenthal For all environmental lawyers and especially for business advisors and bankruptcy lawyers, a very important case was decided by the 7th Circuit Court of...

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Supreme Court Gets Back to Basics in Declining to Hear Three Environmental Cases
March 2, 2010

Posted on March 2, 2010 by Eva Fromm O”Brien The United States Supreme Court recently declined to hear three relatively high-profile environmental cases: Croplife America v. Baykeeper (a permitting clash between...

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UPDATE ON THE POULTRY LITIGATION IN OKLAHOMA Poultry litter is not a solid waste under RCRA
February 26, 2010

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Linda C. Martin The Oklahoma State Attorney General sued several poultry companies for polluting the Illinois River and its watershed in Eastern Oklahoma as a...

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Everything is Connected to Everything Else
February 25, 2010

Posted on February 25, 2010 by Mary Nichols In his 1971 book, The Closing Circle, ecologist Barry Commoner outlined an informal set of “laws of ecology” governing life on Earth. I...

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Is There a New Era of Environmental “Veto” Legislation?
February 24, 2010

Posted on February 24, 2010 by Charles Nestrud Will environmental issues play a prominent role in the upcoming elections? It appears so, particularly if your state’s Senior Democratic Senator is up...


December 13, 2022

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

October 18, 2022

October 18, 2022For Immediate ReleaseContact: (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to announce...