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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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EPA Attempts to Increase Recycling by Redefining Solid Waste
December 1, 2008

Posted on December 31, 2008 by Karen Aldridge Crawford 73 Fed. Reg. 64668 (Oct. 30, 2008) to be codified at 40 C.F.R. 260-261 On October 30, 2008, the EPA revised the...

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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, 2008

Posted on November 30, 2008 by Jeff Thaler Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize. “Climate Change” and “Global Warming” are now topics of daily news articles, web debates, and dinnertime...

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The IOGCC Issues Its Model Program For The Geologic Sequestration of CO2
November 27, 2008

Posted on November 27, 2008 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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November 24, 2008

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Kevin Beaton Each year thousands of salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) migrate up and down the Columbia River and its...

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EMERGING CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES: Impacts on Disclosure Obligations of U.S. Public Companies
November 14, 2008

Posted on November 14, 2008 by Patricia Barmeyer  Public companies are feeling pressure to make disclosure of the risks posed by climate change. The SEC has to date declined to issue any...

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November 10, 2008

Posted on November 10, 2008 by Larry Ausherman It has been a long time since an environmental issue attracted some serious attention in a presidential campaign. This is the year, and...

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Cut the Sprawl, Cut the Warming
October 7, 2008

Posted on October 7, 2008 by Jeff Thaler For years, while Washington slept, most of the serious work on climate change has occurred in the states, and no state has worked...

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Supreme Court to Open its 2009 Term
October 2, 2008

Posted on October 2, 2008 by Theodore Garrett As is its custom, the Supreme Court will open its 2009 Term next Monday, the first Monday in October. In anticipation of that...

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First Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Results: Massachusetts Gets $13.3 Million
September 30, 2008

Posted on September 30, 2008 by Seth Jaffe The operators of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI Inc., announced yesterday that all of the 12,565,387 CO2 allowances offered for sale in...


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...