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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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Taking Bets: The Supreme Court Is Just About to Split NPDES and Section 404 Permitting Under the Clean Water Act
September 30, 2022

Posted on September 30, 2022 by Robin Kundis Craig The first Monday in October is just around the corner, and the first oral argument on the Supreme Court’s agenda is Sackett v. EPA. The Supreme Court is stepping once more into Clean Water Act “waters of the United States,”...

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Sackett Preview: Sound and Fury Signaling What Exactly?
September 30, 2022

Posted on September 30, 2022 by Pat Parenteau The Supreme Court kicks off its 2022 term on October 3 with the highly anticipated argument in Sackett v EPA. Petitioners are seeking another blockbuster ruling a la West Virginia v EPA that hamstrung EPA’s authority to reduce GHG emissions from...

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PENNSYLVANIA CLEAN WATER AND BROWNFIELDS INVESTMENT OF STIMULUS FUNDS
February 27, 2009

Posted on February 27, 2009 by Joseph Manko Among the priorities under the $787.5 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is repairing, rebuilding, and constructing the nation’s water infrastructure. Approximately...

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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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ACOEL Announces Newly-Elected Fellows for 2022
August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers is proud to welcome 25...

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