Today in 2001: The Supreme Court limits the reach of the Clean Waters Act

Jan 9, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On January 9, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled on Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act’s reach.

EcoATMs encourage recycling and…theft?

Jul 16, 2014 By: Lauren Jones

EcoATMs were designed to make cell phone recycling easier, but it has led to a spike in cell phone thefts.

Environmental Enforcement for Corporate Counsel

May 13, 2014 By: Elizabeth K. Brown

For corporate counsel, staying compliant with environmental and energy laws is all about staying up-to-date.

After arguments, justices appear poised to repeat 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Feb 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

After the oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, the justices appear likely to vote 5 to 4 along the same ideological lines found in 2007’s Massachusetts v. EPA

Today in 1972: The Clean Water Act is passed in the House over President Nixon’s veto

Oct 18, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was enacted by the House of Representatives by a margin of 247-23 — overriding President Nixon’s veto.

Westlaw Journal weekly round-up

Jan 8, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past few

Westlaw Journal weekly round-up

Nov 27, 2012 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past week:

Small Law Lifestyle: Tom Jacobson

Sep 21, 2011 By: Hannah Wohler

In addition to being a lawyer, Tom Jacobson is a licensed locomotive engineer and the president of the Orange Empire Railway Museum

Legally Green: Get your gases out of my state!!

Apr 27, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments on a case which several states are suing power companies for greenhouse gas emissions on common law nuisance claims.

Legally Green: Nuclear waste on the mountain

Apr 13, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Several federal and state government entities are currently embroiled in a legal battle over where to store the nation’s nuclear waste.