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People: Throw Off Your Shackles and Blog!

As someone who has built a successful law blog and who has been blogging daily for more than two years, I’ve been asked to write a series of posts talking about how to blog, what to do and what not to do. “How to” blog is always a tricky, touchy subject, one that sounds dangerously...

EPA Wants To Take Its Time On Greenhouse Gas Action

Don’t expect action from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the Bush administration on greenhouse gas emissions before this president’s term is up. The Los Angeles Times reports today that EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson told Congress yesterday that he wants a long public...

To Counter Climate Change, UN Report Says Asia Must Reverse Deforestation

A new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), entitled “ Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2008,” details many issues affecting the economic status of that region. One of the points that stands out is the effect of deforestation...

Green Partnership Blooms Between Leading Private Equity Firm and Environmental Defense Fund

A “Green Portfolio” partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Kohl Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) was announced on May 1st that will measure and improve the environmental performance of companies within KKR’s U.S. portfolio. EDF is a nonprofit organization...

Supreme Court Holds US Army Corps of Engineers Appropriate Agency to Regulate Discharge of Fill Material

By a 6-3 vote, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Army Corps of Engineers had the authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to grant permission to a gold mining company (Coeur Alaska Inc.) to dump waste material into a lake near Juneau. ( Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council...