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State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: New Hampshire Legislators Propose Study Committee for Siting Wind Farms
Posted on 19 Jun 2013 by State Net

ENERGY: The NEW HAMPSHIRE House and Senate endorse SB 99, which would create two study committees to review the state's criteria for siting wind farms and new electric generation and transmission facilities. It moves to Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) for... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: States Cooling On Renewable Energy
Posted on 6 May 2013 by State Net

STATES COOLING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY: States' recent passion for renewable energy appears to be running out of steam. Sixteen of the 29 states with renewable portfolio standards are considering legislation that would scale back those mandates, according... Read More

Roadless Rule Emerges Victorious From Decade of Legal Challenges
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Michael Anderson Get the latest expert analysis on the federal "Roadless Area Conservation Rule," which bans road building and logging on millions of acres of national forest land in numerous states. This article includes an overview... Read More

Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center makes some interesting points on the scope and interpretation of the CWA
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In Decker v. Northwest Envtl. Def. Ctr ., 2013 U.S. LEXIS 2373 (3/20/13), the Court addressed stormwater runoff from logging roads in Oregon. Georgia-Pacific et al used two logging roads from which rainwater runs off into ditches, culverts, and channels... Read More

Study concludes forests are decreasing, but how good is the data?
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Using data from 541 randomly selected 18.5 by 18.5 km blocks, an analysis of Landsat-7 satellite data has concluded that 3% of the forests (1 million square kilometer) present in 2000 were gone by 2005. See map at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/download... Read More