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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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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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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...


ACOEL PRESS RELEASES

ACOEL ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS & REGENTS
October 17, 2023

October 17, 2023For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (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: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to welcome...