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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 Ministry of Major Questions Is Open for Business
August 16, 2022

Posted on August 16, 2022 by J.B. Ruhl Now that Congress knows there is such a thing as the Major Questions Doctrine, what can Congress do about it? Think big or go home. In West Virginia v EPA, the Supreme Court faulted the EPA’s plan for shifting electric power...

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When Is An Enforcement Action Not An Enforcement Action?
August 11, 2022

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Tommy Lavender Well, when the Fourth Circuit says a state enforcement action is not enough, it should be cause for concern. In the Naturaland Trust v. Dakota Finance LLC decision from the Fourth Circuit, the Court concluded in a split decision that a...

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NRDC v. Winter — Green Trumps the Blue and Gold — National Security Takes a Back Seat to Natural Resources
January 22, 2008

Posted on January 22, 2008 by ACOEL Admin I. INTRO On January 3, 2008, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California imposed substantial restrictions...

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September 25-26, 2008 – First Annual Meeting in San Francisco
January 19, 2008

Posted on January 19, 2008 by Rachael Bunday Tags: Conferences and Events Conferences and EventsPermalink | Comments (0)

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California v. U.S. EPA–Fighting for the Last Word on Mobile Source Greenhouse Gas Emissions
January 8, 2008

Posted on January 8, 2008 by Michèle Corash Following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, deciding that greenhouse gases are a pollutant under the Clean Air Act,...

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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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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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