- ABA Groups
- Resources for Lawyers
- About Us
Unconventional approaches to designing and managing urban waterways can better serve our goals. We simply need laws that are up to the task.
As federal environmental justice efforts erode due to deregulation, defunding, and disinterest, cities are taking up the mantle of protecting vulnerable communities.
Economic, political, and geographic factors are informing the trend toward using energy only from renewable sources, as exemplified by the first three American cities to become 100 percent renewable.
Although environmentalists support residential development density, sprawl continues, even in areas with stringent growth controls. Less dense residential sprawl may provide a more sustainable path.
In response to the presence of elevated lead levels in our nation’s schools and childcare facilities, states are filling the gaps left by federal regulations through legislation requiring testing and remediation.
Cities will be one of the largest beneficiaries of the $2.7 billion VW emissions scandal trust fund, the largest automobile settlement in U.S. history.
Washington, D.C.’s construction community is navigating unique sustainability laws. Policy clarity is essential because developers are key partners for making the District one of the world’s greenest cities.
Cities have opportunities to address the problems of vacant properties by developing municipal policies to promote urban agriculture.
As cities heat up, municipalities look to green building for solutions. Throughout the United States, cities consider mandates and incentives to help mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Crocodiles found a home in the cooling canals at a Miami-area nuclear plant. The Endangered Species Act includes obligations and considerations to help developers and energy producers in growing urban areas deal with such challenges.
Refrigerant management has been ranked first out of 100 strategies with the potential to reduce greenhouse gases.
A judicial decision broadly interpreting the Environmental Rights Amendment in Pennsylvania to require environmental protection for the benefit of the public trust may have ramifications in future climate change decisions.
Does government waive its ability to issue water-quality certification under the CWA where there is no “final decision” within one year of an administrative appeal?
A new viewpoint for natural resources law considers the perspective of miners who extract the natural resources from the ground.
Waste minimization, recognized as an efficient approach to conserving resources, is not widely recognized for carbon dioxide, despite its valuable product properties.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed EPA’s action on the controversial pesticide, chlorpyrifos.