September 9, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Three UN human rights experts urged the Australian state of Tasmania on Tuesday not to adopt legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The experts expressed concern that the new law would silence legitimate and lawful protests. The government argues the proposed bill is necessary to ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger that the discovery rule set forth in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preempt a state's law limiting the time to seek remedies. The case arose after North Carolina landowners ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Ristino of the Vermont Law School argues that an array of environmental, economic and political factors have broken down the traditional coalition behind the farm bills' passage in the past, but in its wake shifting policy objectives and broader interest in the bill ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Asch, Vermont Law School Class of 2014, discusses United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and argues that the petitioners lack standing to challenge EPA's controversial rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources ...In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2012 that explored the rising international use of drones. A previous report issued by the GAO in 2004 specified that that 41 countries owned drones, with 32 attempting to develop new drone technology. By 2012, the GAO ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by G. Redd
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn on Tuesday signed the most restrictive fracking legislation in the country into law. The bill was a joint effort between government and industry specialists and is receiving high praise from the state's environmental and manufacturing communities. It requires all ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Edsel Tupaz of the The Law Offices of Tupaz & Associates argues that the US Seventh Fleet must be held liable for the destruction of the Tubbataha Reefs...On Wednesday April 17, 2013 a number of public interest groups, led by two bishops, environmental experts, human ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Attorneys for Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Public Utility Commission (PUC) filed a brief with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Tuesday arguing that the appellate court erred in overturning portions of Pennsylvania's Act 13. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ...[read more]
July 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection filed an appeal on Friday challenging this week's Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling that Pennsylvania's new oil and gas law violates the state constitution. The two agencies are questioning ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 20, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, deciding that there is no standing for claims made under federal common law of nuisance relating to the contribution to climate by electric utilities. The case involved land trusts, power ...[read more]

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