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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 Appeals Board Tees Up Carbon Dioxide Issue to Obama Administration
December 4, 2008

Posted on December 4, 2008 by Stephen M. Bruckner In a decision that will have far-reaching implications for coal-fired power plants, EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (“EAB”) ruled on November 14, 2008 that EPA’s...

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EPA Attempts to Increase Recycling by Redefining Solid Waste
December 1, 2008

Posted on December 31, 2008 by Karen Aldridge Crawford 73 Fed. Reg. 64668 (Oct. 30, 2008) to be codified at 40 C.F.R. 260-261 On October 30, 2008, the EPA revised the...

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Wind Power Project Permitting: Demonstrating a Need for Clean Power and Evaluating the Economic and Wildlife Impacts of Wind Farms
November 30, 2008

Posted on November 30, 2008 by Jeff Thaler Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize. “Climate Change” and “Global Warming” are now topics of daily news articles, web debates, and dinnertime...

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The IOGCC Issues Its Model Program For The Geologic Sequestration of CO2
November 27, 2008

Posted on November 27, 2008 by David Flannery  On September 25, 2007, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) issued its model program for the storage of carbon dioxide in...

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SALMON WARS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
November 24, 2008

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Kevin Beaton Each year thousands of salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) migrate up and down the Columbia River and its...

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EMERGING CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES: Impacts on Disclosure Obligations of U.S. Public Companies
November 14, 2008

Posted on November 14, 2008 by Patricia Barmeyer  Public companies are feeling pressure to make disclosure of the risks posed by climate change. The SEC has to date declined to issue any...

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A FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY
November 10, 2008

Posted on November 10, 2008 by Larry Ausherman It has been a long time since an environmental issue attracted some serious attention in a presidential campaign. This is the year, and...

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Cut the Sprawl, Cut the Warming
October 7, 2008

Posted on October 7, 2008 by Jeff Thaler For years, while Washington slept, most of the serious work on climate change has occurred in the states, and no state has worked...

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Supreme Court to Open its 2009 Term
October 2, 2008

Posted on October 2, 2008 by Theodore Garrett As is its custom, the Supreme Court will open its 2009 Term next Monday, the first Monday in October. In anticipation of that...


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,...