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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 Senate Ratifies the Kigali Amendment: Is Bipartisan Climate Action Possible?
September 23, 2022

Posted on September 23, 2022 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the Senate ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.  The amendment, which has already been ratified by most other countries, will result in the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of potent greenhouse gases.  Substantively, this is a...

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EPA Proposes to List PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
September 06, 2022

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Seth Jaffe EPA announced late last month that it is proposing to list PFOA and PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA.  EPA appears to be sanguine about how the listing will play out in the real world. “EPA is focused on holding responsible...

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Sunflower
March 9, 2022

Posted on March 9, 2022 by Jim Blackburn The following narrative was written by ACOEL Fellow Jim Blackburn, and is an extension of the “virus vigil” that was begun...

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Escaping the Plastic Web: Global Resolution to End Plastic Pollution
March 7, 2022

image: UNEP/Shawn Heinrichs Posted on March 7, 2022 by Mary Ellen Ternes While tragic global events make all news seem bad, there was some great news last week. As...

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Net Zero
March 7, 2022

Posted on March 7, 2022 by J.B. Ruhl The Target near our home has a 20-unit Tesla supercharger station in the parking lot. I smiled the other day as...

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A Great Idea Celebrates 150 Years
March 4, 2022

Posted on March 4, 2022 by Stephen Brown On March 1, Yellowstone National Park — the world’s first — marked 150 years since Ulysses S. Grant inked it into...

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Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award
March 4, 2022

Posted on March 4, 2022 The American College of Environmental Lawyers (“ACOEL”) announces its annual Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award (“Herrmann Award”) for the 2021-22 academic year.  Stephen...

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A Pep Talk (Mostly to Myself)
March 2, 2022

Posted on March 2, 2022 by Andy Fitz Twenty years ago, a long-time friend and I were driving home from a fine day of rock climbing.  After our usual...

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CLEAN AIR ACT COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IS REQUIRED ONLY WHEN AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE, EXCEPT IF IT IS IMPOSED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, BUT COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IMPOSED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER CAN ONLY BE MODIFIED AS DIRECTED BY STATUTE
February 23, 2022

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Karl S. Coplan The law of regulatory cost benefit analysis just became even more incoherent under a ruling of the Western District of...

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Funding for Operations and Maintenance: A Key to Acid Mine Drainage Treatment
February 22, 2022

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Robert Uram As I explained in my blog published on December 10, 2021, The Infrastructure Bill is a Bonanza for Abandoned Coal Mined...

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OUT OF THE FRYING PAN……
February 18, 2022

Posted on February 18, 2022 by Dennis H. Treacy “A few Bevers, Otters, Beares, Martins and minkes we found, and in divers places that aboundance of fish, lying so...


ACOEL PRESS RELEASES

ACOEL Announces Newly-Elected Fellows for 2022
August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022For Immediate ReleaseContact: admin@acoel.org (Washington, DC): The American College of Environmental Lawyers is proud to welcome 25...

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...