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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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MUCK ADO ABOUT SOMETHING
August 02, 2022

Posted on August 2, 2022 by Richard Horder Susan Cooke’s recent post about the importance of peatland for carbon sequestration took me back to my law school days when I spent many hours mucking about Payne’s Prairie.  This peat filled location in Alachua County, Florida, was a place with...

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Superfund $$ Lives on – to 2031 at least!
August 01, 2022

Posted on August 1, 2022 by Jennifer Nijman We’ve all read about the recent reinstatement of the taxes that fund the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The new taxes are hitting the books as of July 1, 2022. Briefly, in addition to requiring responsible parties (PRPs)...

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Section 115 of the Clean Air Act – A Useful Tool for Climate Change?
February 25, 2009

Posted on February 25, 2009 by Angus Macbeth We are not going to have Congressional action on a regime for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the time EPA will feel compelled...

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OBAMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
February 24, 2009

Posted on February 24, 2009 by Elliot Laws As Lisa Jackson completes her first month as President Obama’s environmental chief, she is just scratching the surface on some of the myriad issues...

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Oregon as Center of Green Energy?
February 23, 2009

Posted on February 23, 2009 by Richard Glick  By: Rick Glick and David Blasher of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Many postings on this site have featured local and regional climate change policy initiatives. Oregon is no...

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EPA’s Roll-Back of Bush-Era Rules Appears to Begin in Earnest
February 13, 2009

Posted on February 13, 2009 by Seth Jaffe While a lot of attention has been paid to whether EPA would reverse the Bush EPA decision denying California’s petition to regulate greenhouse...

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UNITED STATES NEEDS TO GET ON BOARD IN 2009 WITH THE ONE-WATT INITIATIVE
February 9, 2009

Posted on February 9, 2009 by Stephen E. Herrmann TAKE ACTION ON PHANTOM LOADS: The One-Watt Initiative is a fairly simple regulatory program proposed for eliminating unnecessary electricity losses from electronic...

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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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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,...