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Does Climate Change Cause Greater Aviation Turbulence
Posted on 30 Apr 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block A recent study published in the British journal, Nature Climate Change , suggests that turbulence on flights may be stronger and occur more often if carbon dioxide emissions double by 2050 further heating... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Hunting Bison in Montana and Deer in Indiana
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: The MONTANA House rejects SB 143, a bill that would have increased the number of hunting licenses for bison and prohibited the future relocation of the animals (HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD]). • The INDIANA House approves SB 487, a bill... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Keeping Your Adversary's Environmental Expert Honest
Posted on 25 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported on April 12, 2013 that Steven Donziger , counsel for the indigenous Ecuadorians known as the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, "meddled" in the preparation of a key environmental report used against Chevron as part... Read More

Professor Daniel P. Selmi on the Year in Review: Ten Environmental Law Cases from 2010
Posted on 23 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Professor Daniel Selmi, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Get the latest expert analysis on important environmental law cases from 2010. The article discusses trends over the last year in environmental and land use case law from California... Read More

Environmental Law & Climate Change Community Announces Top 50 Blogs for 2011
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

After some very careful review and a great deal of deliberation, the LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community has selected its Top 50 Blogs for 2011. We’d like to express gratitude to our Community members for your comments... Read More

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the... Read More

BPA, the never-ending saga
Posted on 24 Mar 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have reviewed various studies that indicate that BPA has estrogenic effects. In January 2013 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed listing BPA under California's Proposition 65 because OEHHA's evaluation... Read More

LexisNexis Top 50 Blogs for Environmental Law & Climate Change – 2011 Nominations
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The environmental law and climate change practice area is part of an evolving phenomenon that is being touted in some circles as the next Rule of Law. Nowhere is this global renaissance more apparent than the blogosphere, which has spawned a surprisingly... Read More

Babst Calland: U.S. EPA Finalizes Revisions to Boiler, Process Heater and Incineration Unit Rules
Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Babst Calland

Numerous sources, from elementary schools to chemical manufacturers will be affected by recently finalized rules governing boilers, process heaters and incineration units. In late December 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the... Read More

New MOU For EPA And DoD
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA and DoD have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the use of innovative technologies and their mutual interests in sustainability. This MOU is entered into between EPA through... Read More

Appellate Division Endorses "Waiver Rule:" DEP Allowed To Waive Regulations In Limited Circumstances
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Peter J. Gallagher

On March 21, 2013, the Appellate Division rejected a challenge to the so-called Waiver Rule ( N.J.A.C. 7:1B-1.1, et seq .) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which allows the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"... Read More