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New Advances In and Benefits of Green Stormwater Management
Posted on 2 Dec 2014 by Marc Karell

While I have written extensively for years on sustainability, I have emphasized energy, greenhouse gases, etc., and less on other important items, such as waste reduction and water conservation. So here I write about issues in stormwater management. As... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – Here Comes El Nino and Drought Stokes Wildfires in Western States
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by State Net

California Update: Here Comes El Nino While much of the West suffers through an epic drought that has contributed to a deadly fire season, state and local officials are bracing for a severe El Nino winter that could bring substantial rain along the... Read More

New U.S. Treasury Paper Builds on Momentum for Public-Private Partnerships to Address Public Infrastructure Shortfalls
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Alexander J. Bandza , Associate, Jenner & Block The problem of aging public infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world is well recognized. For example, U.S. businesses pay $27 billion in additional freight costs because of the poor conditions... Read More

Pope Francis On Environmental Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Michael B. Gerrard The remarkable Encyclical Letter issued last month by Pope Francis could be read as a primer on the importance and idealized operation of many of our environmental laws. The headings below are mine; the text is from the... Read More

The 2014 California Environmental Legislative Recap: An Election Year Drought
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Mr. Gary A. Lucks Get the latest expert analysis on California's new environmental and land use laws. This article summarizes legislation passed during the 2014-2015 California Legislative Session, including bills addressing water supply... Read More

How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubters
Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by Marc Karell

We’re coming to the end of the year - the time that companies think seriously about the future. Financial performance data is in; you know where you stand. What is the direction of your firm? If your firm does not already have an energy or sustainability... Read More