Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Gasoline-electric hybrids are the most fuel efficient vehicles currently

EPA and DOE released their annual report on fuel efficiency for 2009 model vehicles. The Toyota Prius at 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway was the most fuel efficient vehicle, as it was in the last model year. Number two was the Honda Civil hybrid (40 mpg...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Is the new DOI strategy for addressing natural resource damages a gift to those who contaminate or degrade natural resources, or a prudent and innovative policy initiative?

DOI has released a new rule for assessing and addressing damages to natural resources from the release of hazardous substances on public lands. 73 Fed. Reg. 57,259. The new rule authorized natural resource trustees to use "restoration-based approaches"...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
National Research Council recommends major changes to EPA's stormwater management program

The National Research Council has recommended major, significant changes to EPA's stormwater management program; these changes are necessary so that there is a reasonable possibility that stormwater controls will be effective. It would be fair to...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Coal-to-liquid and oil-sand-extraction may become economically viable in the future, but they are unlikely to help the environment, says RAND Corp.

Both high import payments for petroleum motor fuels and concerns regarding emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are motivating interest in possible fuel substitutes. Petroleum products derived from conventional crude oil constitute more than 50 percent of...

Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike
Jenner & Block: Evolving Model Leases: Comparison of BOMA & REALpac Green Leases

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Ronald B. Grais and Kristen M. Boike of Jenner & Block compare the form and major "green" provisions of two new model leases: the Building Owner and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s "Guide...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
A CERCLA settlement requires a public participation component, and until that is completed a CERCLA contribution claim based on the settlement will not lie

Ford Motor Co. closed an assembly plant in 2004, and began to dismantle and demolish the structure. As part of these activities, Ford contracted with Edgewood Properties; in exchange for Edgewood removing the concrete from the site, Edgewood could have...

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