2018 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium – Standing at the Intersection of Robinson Township and Trump: Current Issues in Real Estate Development and Environmental Law
Attorneys working at the intersection of real estate development and environmental law encounter a host of distinctive issues. Cutting-edge projects are developing renewable energy sources on environmentally contaminated properties. Project developers are working to figure out what it means to mitigate potential environmental concerns in the regulatory environment under the Trump Administration. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Robinson Township v. Commonwealth continues to reverberate, with uncertain environmental obligations imposed on development projects. The 2018 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium will bring together experienced panelists to discuss and evaluate current issues such as these which attorneys, developers, and regulators are encountering.
The Symposium takes place on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Room 102 of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive CLE credits.
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Congratulations to the following staff writers who have been selected for publication in the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2:
Trust the Process? The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Broad Interpretation of the Environmental Rights Amendment Sent Shockwaves through the Commonwealth in Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth – Rebecca Cabrera
Friends of Lackawanna v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection and Keystone Sanitary Landfill, Inc.: Friends Keep Standing for a Clearer Lackawanna – Zoey Lee
Mining for Answers: The Supreme Court of California Addresses the State’s Ability to Exercise its Police Powers on Federal Land in People v. Rinehart – Rohan Mohanty
Alaska Oil & Gas Association v. Pritzker: ESA Listing Upheld After Foreseeing a Warm Future for Bearded Seals – Shawna Riley
Why? Because, Science: How the Ninth Circuit’s Standard of Review in Helping Hand Tools v. EPA Keeps Exemptions for Biomass-Burning on Track – Joshua Schmid
No Harm, No Foul: How the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in Ground Zero Center for Non-Violent Action v. United States Department of the Navy Essentially Weakens the EIS as an Enforcement Mechanism of NEPA – Kathryn Siegeltuch
Congratulations to our new Staff Writers! Stay tuned during the next few weeks to hear the titles of the articles featured in Volume 29, Issue 2 of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.
Congratulations to the newly elected Volume 29 Villanova Environmental Law Review Editorial Board!
Congratulations to the following staff writers whose articles will be published in Volume 29 Issue 1 of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal:
There’s Something in the Water: How Apathetic State Officials Let the People of Flint, Michigan Down – Kyle Conway
Rising to the Surface: The EPA’s Addition of Subsurface Intrusion as a Component of the Superfund Hazard Ranking System – Kristen Harvilla
Fifteen Minutes of Shame: Social Media and 21st Century Environmental Activism – Chase Karpus
What’s All the Buzz About? Analyzing the Decision to List the Rusty Patched Bumblebee on the Endangered Species List – Christopher Lambe
Move Over Diamonds – Plastics Are Forever: How the Rise of Pollution in Water Can be Regulated – Stephanie Wood
Congratulations to the following staff writers whose articles will be published in Volume 28 Issue 2 of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal:
Order Restored? Even Federal Agencies “Accountable” for NEPA, ESA Violations But Project to Proceed: Examining Pub. Emples. for Envtl. Responsibility V. Hopper – Nicole Haiem
Delta Construction Company, Incorporated v. Environmental Protection Agency: Putting the Brakes on Challenges to Unfair Agency Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy in Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles – Sabrina Peterman
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers: Fine Tuning the Scope of the Corps’ Jurisdiction – Mitchell Ream
Hazardous Substance Emitters in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. are on Cloud 9: 9th Circuit Determines That Airborne Emissions Are Not Within the Purview of CERCLA Liability – Holly Sofield
Zone Defense: How Zoning Laws Won in Tri-County Landfill, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Christyan Telech
United States v. Citgo Petroleum Corporation: The Fifth Circuit “Takes” Oil Refinery Off the Hook for Unintentional Migratory Bird Deaths – Cody Wilcoxson
Congratulations to the following staff writers whose articles will be published in Volume 28 Issue 1 of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal:
Cecil the Lion: The Everlasting Impact on the Conservation and Protection of the King of the Jungle – Madison Clemens
“Just What the Doctor Ordered”: Regulating Pharmaceutical Contamination of Our Nation’s Water Supply – Phillip Harrinarine
The Lungs of Our Land: Deforestation and Climate Change’s Destructive Circular Relationship – Meghan Micciolo
Criminal Prosecution for Environmental Lawbreakers: Is it Really Working? – Christina Russo
What Does “Green” Really Mean”: How Increased Transparency and Standardization Can Grow the Green Bond Market – Kevin Talbot