2018 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

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.

For more information or to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-villanova-environmental-law-journal-blank-rome-llp-symposium-standing-at-the-intersection-of-tickets-42088544971?aff=es2


Volume XXIX, Issue 2

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

Volume XXIX, Issue 1

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

Volume XXVIII, Issue 2

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

Volume XXVIII Issue 1

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