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Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Nearly one-third of the 800 bird species in U.S. are endangered, threatened, or in significant decline

The Department of Interior has released a comprehensive report on bird populations in the United States; it shows that nearly a third of the nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened, or in significant decline due to habitat loss, invasive...

LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff
Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc., 2009 U.S. LEXIS 2498

Appellate court erred setting aside regulations adopted by EPA under 33 U.S.C.S. § 1326(b) of CWA; EPA permissibly relied on cost-benefit analysis in setting national performance standards and providing for cost-benefit variances under 40 C.F.R....

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court change the nature of Art. III standing in Summers v. Earth Island Institute? Possibly so

In 2003, the U.S. Forest Service issued a rule that exempt the sale of small forest projects from the citizen administrative appeal process. After the U.S. Forest Service approved the Burnt Ridge Project, a salvage sale of timber on 238 acres of fire...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Lead may adversely impact cognition of older women, possibly from exposures that occurred at a much younger age

Most discussions about lead focus on the threat it poses to fetuses and children; rarely are adults mentioned, except when there is a potential for significant doses. [See, for example, http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cabs/lead/ .] Researchers recently noted...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Former owner-operator cannot be liable under RCRA citizen suit, notes Colorado District Court

In 1983, the County purchased property from the Brown Group. Beginning in 1975, Brown Group operated a rifle scope manufacturing facility on the property. Solvents used in the manufacturing process were spilled and leaked onto the floor of the facility...

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LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff
Understanding Environmental Law, Second Edition (2008), Philip Weinberg & Kevin A. Reilly