Environmental Law Section
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- 03.05.2015Office of Environmental Adjudication Seeks Participants for Work Group
The OEA would like to convene a work group to discuss procedural efficiencies as to how they can better serve the parties to each case. See this post for more information.
- 03.05.2015Legislation for Economic Development Funding Reduced
Legislation aimed at funding economic development was reduced recently. Check out this article for more information.
- 02.19.2015Nominations for 2015 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence Now Open
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for the 2015 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence. Check out this post for more information.
- 02.12.2015New OSHA Regulations Effective March 1, 2015
Check out this post for more information on OSHA regulations that will become effective on March 1, 2015.
- 01.29.2015The Effects of Falling Oil Prices
Lower gas prices are a perk, but what are some of the other effects of falling oil prices? Check out this post for more.
- 12.16.2014Marijuana Legalization and the Environment
Check out this post for one attorney's take on the legalization of marijuana's effects on the environment.
- 12.11.2014U.S. EPA Tolls Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule (CSAPR) Compliance Deadlines
On Dec. 3, the EPA published an interim final rule with a request for comment concerning the tolling of the Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule compliance deadlines by three years. See this post for more.
- 11.20.2014Shell's Pre-Emptive Lawsuit Found Unconstitutional
In 2012, Shell filed a preemptive lawsuit that the 9th Circuit has called a "novel legal strategy" and recently found unconstitutional. Check out this post for more information.
- 11.19.2014Section Members Volunteer Time for Second Helpings Fundraiser Event
A group of Environmental Law Section members volunteered at Second Helpings on Friday, Nov. 14, to prepare for Tiny Tonic and Tonic Ball. Check out this post for a recap of the day.
- 11.05.2014Environmental Issues in This Election and the Next
Environmental issues received a lot of attention in the recent election campaigns. Check out this post by Angela Krahulik to read more about the effect that those issues could have in the future.
- 11.05.2014Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit
On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA’s June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule). Find out more in this post by Kathleen Beatty.
- 10.30.2014Lend a Hand and Give Back on Nov. 14!
Take some time to volunteer with your fellow section members and help a great organization, Second Helpings, on Friday, Nov. 14. Check out this post for more details.
- 10.28.2014How Environmentalism Can Help Stop the Spread of Ebola
Environmentalism can play an important part in stopping the spread of Ebola. This post by Angela Krahulik gives a few examples of how to do just that and explains why they may be necessary steps in order to stop the outbreak.
- 10.16.2014Environmental Law: Difficult to Enact or Difficult to Repeal?
In this post by Angela Krahulik, she writes about a piece that asks whether it is better to make environmental laws difficult to enact or difficult to repeal. Check out the post for the author's conclusion and Krahulik's own thoughts on the topic.
- 09.30.2014Volunteer Opportunity: Work Together to Benefit Second Helpings!
The IndyBar Environmental Section is teaming up with Second Helpings to help out at the Tonic Ball. Find out how you can lend a hand in this post from Section Chair Angela Krahulik.
- 09.15.2014Sustainability Scavenger Hunt: Sign Up for an Afternoon of Fun!
The IU McKinney School of Law Environmental Law Society is hosting a scavenger hunt around Indy on September 27. Join the fun to help support their efforts to keep Indiana beautiful.
- 09.11.2014Indiana Challenges EPA Regulatory Authority
Indiana's lawsuit challenges the federal government's authority to regulate greenhouse gases. It is the 12th state to file a lawsuit against the EPA.
- 08.28.2014ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Fall 2014 Meeting
The ABA will hold "Bulldozers, Cranes, and Claims: Challenges of Rebuilding the Construction Industry" in Chicago on October 14-17.
- 08.25.2014IDEM Interprets AAI Rule to Run from Date of Beginning of Investigation
The IDEM has updated forms related to obtaining a Comfort Letter or Site Status Letter for brownfields sites in Indiana.
- 08.11.2014Upcoming CLE: Data and Evidence - Know Your Samples
Join this CLE on September 17 to learn more about data and evidence.
- 08.11.2014Legal Battles Emerge Over EPA's Power Plant Carbon Rules
Two months after an EPA proposal to limit carbon emissions, court challenges are emerging. Find out more about the potential outcomes of these legal battles.
- 08.08.2014State Chamber Releases Report on Future of Indiana's Water Supply
A new report states that failure to plan ahead may lead to water supply issues for Indiana in the future.
- 07.29.201411 Fast Facts About Indy Eleven
Check out this article for some fun facts about Indy's pro soccer team and for a chance to meet the team owner!
- 07.22.2014Eagle Creek Park Could be Grounds for Deer Hunting
Ecologist and wildlife officials suggest allowing deer hunting in the Indianapolis park in order to control plant damages caused by deer.
- 07.17.2014Protection of Farming Rights Prevails in Court
What's the difference between corn and hogs? It's all farming to the law, and neighbors' nuisance claims won't stand up in court.
- 07.14.2014Guidance on Seeking Coverage for Environmental Liabilities Issued
The Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion that provides guidance on seeking coverage for environmental liabilities.
- 07.14.2014EPA's New Carbon Rule Causing Controversy
New carbon emission standards are making waves and may not survive a judicial challenge.
- 07.08.2014EPA Proposes Updates to Reduce Methane from Landfills
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills.
- 06.11.2014A New Clean Power Plan: EPA Administrator is Hopeful in EPA's June 2, 2014 Press Conference
Saying we "don't settle, we lead," EPA Administrator McCarthy wants all of us, especially moms and businesses, to use the "moral obligation" to deliver on the promise of a healthy tomorrow.
- 05.06.2014The ELA Statute of Limitations: A Legislative Response to Cooper Industries
In the past several years, the Indiana legislature, like many other states, enacted statutory causes of action to address the recovery of environmental costs.
- 04.30.2014Don't Miss "Environmental Bench And (a) Bar"
Judges from the Marion County Environmental Court, Office of Environmental Adjudication and the Natural Resources Commission will share practical insight and field questions on an array of topics.
- 04.02.2014Final 2014 IndyBar Bill Watch Report: Environmental Law-Related Legislation
This will be the final weekly report as Governor Pence has conducted his final review of all of the bills placed on his desk.
- 03.21.2014Bill Watch, March 21, 2014: Current Environmental Legislation of Note
The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following environmental law related legislation.
- 03.20.2014Program to explore the New ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Investigations
"Exploring the New ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Investigations" will take place on Thursday, May 8.
- 03.04.2014EPA recognizes the new ASTM E1527-13 Standard as AAI Compliant for Phase I ESAs
EPA recognizes the new ASTM E1527-13 Standard as AAI Compliant for Phase I ESAs in Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquires under CERCLA, 78 Fed. Reg. 79,319 (Dec. 30, 2013)