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Protection of Lawyers Against Defamation Actions Does Not Apply to Press Releases

Posted on September 7, 2021 by Irma Russell Last month, I served on a panel for the State Bar.... Read More

Landmines For Your Landowner Liability Protections?

Posted on July 19, 2021 by Amy L. Edwards Every eight years, ASTM standard-setting committees are required to re-evaluate.... Read More

Talking Climate Change at the Vatican: A Personal Report

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Michael Gerrard In January my Columbia University colleague Jeffrey Sachs told me that the Pontifical.... Read More

Legal Implications of the Paris Agreement for Fossil Fuels

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Michael Gerrard            The Paris Agreement on climate change reached on.... Read More


Posted on January 5, 2016 by Richard Ottinger The Paris Agreement resulting from the COP21 Climate Conference was extraordinary, far better.... Read More

May The Force Be With Who?

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Steve McKinney There’s been a disturbance in The Force.  On December 4, 2015, Environmental Jedi across.... Read More

Are Obama’s Climate Pledges Really That “Legally Durable”?

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Dick Stoll In his December 16 ACOEL post Professor Robert Percival concludes that President Obama’s Paris GHG.... Read More

Promises, promises: how legally durable are Obama’s climate pledges?

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Robert Percival As part of a global agreement on climate change, the US has pledged, among.... Read More

Mario Cuomo’s Environmental Legacy: How Green was the Governor?

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Gail Port When one thinks of New York’s late Governor Mario Cuomo, some remember an.... Read More

Choppy Water: An Update to the Turbulent Environment Between the EPA and Agricultural Opponents of the WOTUS Rule

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Stephen Bruckner If you’ve been following the recent controversy surrounding the proposed rule regarding “waters.... Read More