ELJ Volume 30, Issue 2

We are excited to announce the Case Notes that will be published in our upcoming Volume 30, Issue 2. Please join us in congratulating these ELJ members on a job well done. We look forward to bringing you the finished publications this Spring 2019!

Christina Rossetti: “Merriam-Webster’s Unexpected Impact on the Environment: An Analysis of Justice Kavanaugh’s Mexichem Flour, Inc. v. EPA
Christopher Regan: “Violations Abound: The Control of Water Pollution Liability in EQT Production Company v. Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth
Allison White: “Bridge over Troubled Waters? Ninth Circuit Makes Waves Refusing to Narrow Clean Water Act in Hawaii Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui
Alex Palmer: “A Prophecy Misread Could have Been? Regulatory Adjudications and a Weakening of the Environmental Rights Amendment in Logan v. Department of Environmental Protection

Volume 30, Issue 1

Congratulations to the following authors who have been selected for publication in the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, Volume 30, Issue 1:

“Lowering the Bar?: Reevaluating the Diligent Prosecution Bar in Light of the Gold King Mine Spill” – Connor Adamson 

“The Wild West Re-Lived: Oil Pipelines Threaten Native American Tribal Lands” – Ashley Glick 

“How to Decide Whose Bank Pays: The Impact of Supreme Court Takings Jurisprudence on Environmental Regulations” – Kathleen McCanless

“A Presidential Power of Monumental Proportions: Does the Antiquities Act Permit the Review and Revision of National Monuments or Did President Trump Steal Your Land?” – Maureen McCotter 

“Ocean Acidification: Dealing with Uncharted Waters” – Kimberly Smith 

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