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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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The Senate Ratifies the Kigali Amendment: Is Bipartisan Climate Action Possible?
September 23, 2022

Posted on September 23, 2022 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the Senate ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.  The amendment, which has already been ratified by most other countries, will result in the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases.  Substantively, this is a...

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EPA Proposes to List PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
September 06, 2022

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Seth Jaffe EPA announced late last month that it is proposing to list PFOA and PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA.  EPA appears to be sanguine about how the listing will play out in the real world. “EPA is focused on holding responsible...

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U.S. EPA Issues Precedent-Setting Stormwater Decision
April 20, 2009

Posted on April 20, 2009 by David Van Slyke On December 5, 2008, the U.S. EPA Region 1 announced that it would use its “residual designation authority” under Clean Water Act Section 402(p)(2)(3)...

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EPA Clears the Way for Regulation of GHG
April 17, 2009

Posted on April 17, 2009 by Theodore Garrett The Environmental Protection Agency has formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that threaten public health and welfare,...

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A Rant Against Superfund
April 15, 2009

Posted on April 15, 2009 by Seth Jaffe As some of my clients know all too well, I’ve been spending a lot of time on some Superfund matters recently. Although I can’t...

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Cap and Trade, CO2, and the Economy
April 14, 2009

Posted on April 14, 2009 by David Tripp Cap and Trade for air pollution emissions reductions has a proven track record as an effective tool in reducing pollution – but can...

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Clock Ticking on Comments In Response to EPA’s Proposed Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule
April 14, 2009

Posted on April 14, 2009 by Mary Ellen Ternes While we wait for EPA’s GHG Endangerment Assessment and new GHG legislation, the EPA’s proposed mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule was published...

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE SITING OF NEW OCEAN ENERGY AND TRANSMISSION PROJECTS: URGENT PROCESS CONCERNS
April 8, 2009

Posted on April 8, 2009 by Jeff Thaler Wind energy is a centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s renewable energy resources program, and coastal wind development offers enormous potential yet faces severe...

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Pres. Obama’s DOJ Takes Second Shot at Citizen Suit Dismissal
April 3, 2009

Posted on April 3, 2009 by Jarred O. Taylor, II Citizen suits in the environmental world are those filed in federal court under the authority Congress gave to a citizen to seek...

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Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc.
April 1, 2009

Posted on April 1, 2009 by Theodore Garrett The Supreme Court upheld EPA’s decision not to mandate closed-cycle cooling systems, or equivalent reductions, for cooling water intake because the cost of...

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Clean Water Advocates and Industrial Sector Battle Over Connecticut’s Industrial Stormwater Permit
March 23, 2009

Posted on March 23, 2009 by Gregory Sharp The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has proposed to revise and renew its General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with...


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