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Re-Imagining Environmental Governance: The Future of Environmental Law

March 29, 2019 Blog
ELI Vibrant Environment Blog

Not to dwell on the past, but I have been struck of late reading obituaries of certain leading figures in environmental law by a recurrent theme, which is essentially captured by the following quote: “This was an old-school environmentalist, when Republicans and Democrats all agreed the environment should be protected.”

In turn, this led to thinking about presidential administrations over the years, from the late 1960s until now, and how those administrations and Congress recognized the importance of environmental protection, and how their efforts to do so were certainly not without argument and advocacy on the substance and interpretation of statutes, regulations, and rulemaking, but were collaborative and with a higher purpose in mind.

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California's Bold Step Forward Into the Contentious World of Wetlands Regulation

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The 12th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Jim Colopy will be speaking on "Federal Update: Key case law and administrative developments from the federal perspective, and a discussion of important issues from the federal trustees’ perspective" at the Natural Resource Damages Conference. 

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2019 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges: Aggregate Litigation in State Courts - Preserving Vital Mechanisms

At the Pound Civil Justice Institute's 2019 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges, Jim Bruen will discuss recent impediments to aggregate litigation implemented on the federal level, emerging trends in aggregate litigation in the United States...

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San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Adopts General Permit for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds

Over the last several years, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, for the San Francisco Bay Region (Water Board), determined that adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements were needed to better protect the Napa River...

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The Uncertain Future of California’s Vehicle Emission Standards

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Farella Braun + Martel Recognized by Chambers USA 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2019:Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 11 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2019 edition. Practice Area Recognition:  Of note, this year the...

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Emerging Contaminants: Coming to an NRD Site Near You!

What Are Emerging Contaminants? Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment for which the health risks—both human and ecological—remain unknown. They are also sometimes called contaminants of emerging concern, since the chemicals, or products...

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40 Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2019: Forty Farella Braun + Martel attorneys across practice areas were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2019. Farella attorneys...

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