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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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It ain’t over ‘til it’s over
May 25, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022 by L. Mark Walker Twenty years ago I tried a jury trial which turned out to be a case study regarding the uncertainty of outcomes in litigation and the various twists and turns that lawsuits can take.  One of our local mediators often used...

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UN Special Rapporteur Targets ‘Sacrifice Zones’ Caused by the Ongoing Toxification of People and the Planet
May 19, 2022

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Susan Kath In his latest report, the sixth in a series of thematic reports, Professor David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment celebrates a turning point in the evolution of human rights: the October 8, 2021 adoption by...

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Promoting Public Awareness of Sewage Pollution in Massachusetts: An Opportunity Squandered
February 1, 2022

Posted on February 1, 2022 by Robert D. Cox, Jr. Growing up in Massachusetts, we always “understood” that water we swam and recreated in was, well, “dirty.” At Fenway...

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What’s Up With the Supreme Court?
January 31, 2022

Posted on January 31, 2022 by Seth Jaffe As everyone knows, the Supreme Court has teed up West Virginia v. EPA, which challenges EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases,...

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Isn’t It Ironic?
January 25, 2022

Posted on January 25, 2022 by Lynn L. Bergeson The Biden Administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is laser focused on achieving several “whole-of-government” priorities: addressing climate change, identifying...

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Ghost Wolves and Genetic Reliquaries
January 20, 2022

Posted on January 20, 2022 by Tracy Hester Beachcombers in Galveston has been seeing ghosts of a biologic sort.  For nearly a decade, wild dogs that vividly resemble endangered...

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FROM THE MISSOURI AND MADISON RIVERS TO MAIN STREAM ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Who owns and controls the Stream-Bed?
January 19, 2022

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Earl Phillips As we approach the tenth anniversary of the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, 565 US...

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COP26 Retrospective: Historical Turning Point Toward a Sustainable Future?
January 18, 2022

Posted on January 18, 2022 by Daniel C. Esty When the history of the global shift toward a clean energy economy and a sustainable future gets written decades from...

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Environmental Penalties: Disparity and Discretion
January 14, 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022 by Jerry L. Anderson Environmental law enforcement seeks to achieve greater compliance by punishing intentional violations and ensuring that violators do not achieve a...

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What’s the Big Deal With NEPA?
January 13, 2022

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Ezekiel J. Williams Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) in 1970.  The legislation is deceptively simple,...

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Will the 30 x 30 Initiative Protect 30% of Freshwaters by 2030?
January 12, 2022

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Sandra B. Zellmer A global movement is underway to protect 30 percent of the Earth’s lands and waters by 2030. More than seventy...


ACOEL PRESS RELEASES

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS AND ADVISORY COUNCIL
December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The ACOEL Foundation, created by the American College of Environmental Lawyers...

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS & REGENTS
October 13, 2021

(Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) is proud to announce its newly elected Officers and Regents,...