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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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Conferences and Events
December 6, 2007

Posted on December 6, 2007 by Rachael Bunday The ACOEL group will be meeting on January 31st during the Lex Mundi North American Regional Conference in Miami. The meeting will take...

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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, 2007

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Jeff Thaler Structure/Cause Total Bird Fatalities Vehicles 60-80 million Buildings and windows 98-980 million Power lines 10,000 – 174 million Communications Towers 4-50 million Agricultural...

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Minimum Streamflow in Arkansas
November 30, 2007

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Brian Rosenthal  With some exceptions and common law developed standards, Arkansas has traditionally followed the reasonable use theory of the riparian doctrine. A riparian user must...

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Oregon Water Developments
November 30, 2007

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Rick Glick Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has announced that water will be among the top three priorities for the 2009 legislative session. During the interim, here...

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Minimum Streamflow in Arkansas
November 30, 2007

Posted on November 30, 2007 by Brian Rosenthal   With some exceptions and common law developed standards, Arkansas has traditionally followed the reasonable use theory of the riparian doctrine. A riparian user...

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration Issues and Debate
November 27, 2007

Posted on November 27, 2007 by Jeff Thaler The proposed construction of a 700-megawatt coal-and-biomass-fuel power plant on the site of a former nuclear power plant in Maine has sparked a...

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The IOGCC Issues Its Model Program For The Geologic Sequestration of CO2
November 27, 2007

Posted on November 27, 2007 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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Regional Governors Sign On to Progressive Climate Change Agreement
November 27, 2007

Posted on November 27, 2007 by Linda Bochert  On November 15, 2007 the Midwest Governors Association held the Energy Security and Climate Change Summit in Milwaukee, WI. The Summit provided Midwest leaders...


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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,...