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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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It ain’t over ‘til it’s over
May 25, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022 by L. Mark Walker Twenty years ago I tried a jury trial which turned out to be a case study regarding the uncertainty of outcomes in litigation and the various twists and turns that lawsuits can take.  One of our local mediators often used...

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UN Special Rapporteur Targets ‘Sacrifice Zones’ Caused by the Ongoing Toxification of People and the Planet
May 19, 2022

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Susan Kath In his latest report, the sixth in a series of thematic reports, Professor David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment celebrates a turning point in the evolution of human rights: the October 8, 2021 adoption by...

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Certification Board Adopts Standards for Environmental Auditing and Program Design
February 6, 2009

Posted on February 6, 2009 by Ridgway Hall In December, 2008, the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) issued its Performance and Program Standards for the Professional Practice of...

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A Quick Economic Stimulus Meets a Slow Environmental Process – Are NEPA Waivers Needed to Reach Energy Independence?
January 30, 2009

Posted on January 30, 2009 by Bradley Marten President Obama has pressed Congress this week to enact an economic stimulus package that would “double our capacity to generate alternative sources of...

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MIDWEST GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION ACCORD RECOMMENDATIONS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE
January 20, 2009

Posted on January 20, 2009 by David Flannery The Advisory Groups working on the Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord and the Midwest Governor’s Association Platform met in Indianapolis on January 14...

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Superfund Liability and Apportionment – Burlington Northern v. United States
January 20, 2009

Posted on January 20, 2009 by Theodore Garrett Although the Superfund statute is now 28 years old, basic issues of liability and apportionment of liability remain unresolved. This term, the U.S. Supreme...

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More Clean Water Act Citizen Suits on the Way?
January 20, 2009

Posted on January 20, 2009 by Fournier J. Gale, III At least in the Southeast, the popularity of Clean Water Act citizen suits has waxed and waned over the course of...

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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...


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,...