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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.


Current Blogs

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Whales, Lobsters, and the Paradox of Winning Too Much
December 07, 2023

Posted on December 7, 2023 by Jerry Reid “We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, ‘Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore.’”  That was what then-candidate Trump promised life would be like in America during his presidency. ...

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Is Litigation the Solution to Plastic Pollution?
November 17, 2023

Posted on November 17, 2023 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against PepsiCo.  At the core of the case are allegations that PepsiCo.’s widespread use of single-use plastics has created or contributed to a public nuisance in the Buffalo River. ...


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The Role of States in Climate Change Regulation
January 14, 2009

Posted on January 14, 2009 by Roger Ferland 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 674-938 (2008)             The primary function of the articles produced to date for this blog has been to alert...

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On Financial Markets and Environmental Regulation
January 14, 2009

Posted on January 14, 2009 by Kevin Finto I save the instructions for an item so I can try to figure out what is wrong when it breaks. Given the state of...

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An Update on AIG Environmental and the Current Environmental Insurance Market
January 6, 2009

Posted on January 6, 2009 by David Farer Significant management changes announced this week by AIG Environmental, and further news in the wake of that announcement, may further impact the changing...

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Can Clean Energy Save America?
December 29, 2008

Posted on December 29, 2008 by Christopher Davis America, and our new President, face a daunting array of challenges as we close out 2008 and enter the New Year. These include a...

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December 18, 2008

Posted on December 18, 2008 by John Crawford On March 27, 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Ozone NAAQS Rule which requires airborne concentrations of ozone to be...

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What to Watch in 2009: Carbon Credits Are a Hot “Commodity”
December 16, 2008

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Michèle Corash 2009 promises a fascinating year, in which carbon emissions – the newest environmental commodity – will continue to influence both world markets and...

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2009 Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!
December 15, 2008

Posted on December 15, 2008 by Rachael Bunday The American College of Environmental Lawyers is planning its 2009 Annual Meeting for October 1-3 in Portland, Maine. A majority of the conference...

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December 5, 2008

Posted on December 5, 2008 by Linda Bullen Despite some early skepticism, the concept that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases contribute to global warming is now a widespread, if not...

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Environmental Appeals Board Tees Up Carbon Dioxide Issue to Obama Administration
December 4, 2008

Posted on December 4, 2008 by Stephen M. Bruckner In a decision that will have far-reaching implications for coal-fired power plants, EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (“EAB”) ruled on November 14, 2008 that EPA’s...


October 17, 2023

October 17, 2023For Immediate ReleaseContact: (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to announce...

ACOEL Announces Newly-Elected Fellows for 2023
July 27, 2023

July 27, 2023For Immediate ReleaseContact: (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to welcome...