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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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First Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Results: Massachusetts Gets $13.3 Million
September 30, 2008

Posted on September 30, 2008 by Seth Jaffe The operators of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI Inc., announced yesterday that all of the 12,565,387 CO2 allowances offered for sale in...

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Offshore Wind Farm in the Mid-Atlantic – Will Delaware Be the First State of Offshore Wind?
September 29, 2008

Posted on September 29, 2008 by Robert Whetzel The nation’s first offshore wind farm may soon be built off the coast of Delaware. Although climate change and clean energy issues were part...

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The IOGCC Issues Its Model Program For The Geologic Sequestration of CO2
September 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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EPA IN THE DC CIRCUIT – WHERE HAS ALL THE DEFERENCE GONE?
September 23, 2008

Posted on September 23, 2008 by Linda Bochert June 2007: DC Circuit Hands EPA and Industry Two Defeats:  Court Rejects EPA MACT Air Rules for Commercial and Industrial Boilers and Plywood...

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Global Warming Litigation Heating up – Village of Kivalina Lawsuit
August 21, 2008

Posted on August 21, 2008 by Mark Walker As the debate regarding the contribution of anthropogenic greenhouse gases to global warming continues, some parties are taking their concerns directly to the...

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EPA PROPOSES CO2 STORAGE RULES
July 22, 2008

Posted on July 22, 2008 by Rick Glick On July 15, EPA announced new rules for underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2). The rules are intended to provide a measure of regulatory...

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ALABAMA JOINS OTHER STATES IN ENACTING UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANTS ACT
July 18, 2008

Posted on July 18, 2008 by Jarred O. Taylor, II Alabama joined a number of other states dealing with environmental covenants when it enacted the Alabama Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, effective...

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Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Submits RGGI Regulations for Legislative Approval
June 9, 2008

Posted on June 9, 2008 by Gregory Sharp The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has submitted for legislative approval regulations to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and establish a CO2 emissions...

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Delaware Environmental Law Update
May 23, 2008

Posted on May 23, 2008 by Robert Whetzel On May 15, 2008, Delaware enacted legislation that will affect the transfer or closing of facilities in Delaware where chemical or hazardous substances...


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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,...