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Achieving Justice And Human Rights In An Era Of Climate Disruption – New IBA Report

On 22 September 2014, the International Bar’s Association task force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights released its new report Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption in the wake of the UN...more

China Update - August 2014

In This Issue: - U.S.-China Relations - Chinese Embassy News - Energy & Environment - Trade - Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations: 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom...more

European Union Moves Closer to Mandatory Social and Environmental Reporting

The European Union took another step toward requiring large companies to publish social and environmental performance reports when the European Parliament approved amendments to a draft directive by a 599-55 majority last...more

Blow Your Green Whistle to Protect the Environment

The Office of Inspector General is an independent office within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that assists the agency in accomplishing its goals more efficiently. OIG conducts audits, investigations and...more

Mandatory Social and Financial Reporting: Coming Soon to the European Union

Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) may have its roots in voluntary efforts by businesses to address their broader impacts on society, but the trend towards CSR becoming mandatory advanced significantly this week under a...more

Small Business Fire and Emergency Precautions: Tips for Before and After a Disaster

Small Business Fire and Emergency Precautions: Tips for Before and After a Disaster by Charles A. Yuen on October 7, 2013 For any New York or New Jersey small business owner, watching the devastation at the Seaside Park...more

Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy by Dennis C. Linken on September 26, 2013 Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on financial firms located in New York and New Jersey,...more

EP III: an open pit for finance? The impact of the Equator Principles on the industry’s environmental and social performance

The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk. EP applies globally to all industry sectors and covers...more

State Department Finalizes Burma Investment Reporting Requirements

On May 23, the State Department announced that the Office of Management and Budget approved the final Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements....more

Equator Principles III Enters Into Force This June

In the last 10 years, the Equator Principles or EPs have emerged as the industry standard for financial institutions to assess social and environmental risk in the project finance market. The EPs — which are based on the...more

Rekabet Için Sürdürülebilirlik - Mersin Siyaset 23.1.2012

Rekabe Için Sürdürülebilirlik - Mersin Siyaset http://www.mersinsiyaset.net/haber/Rekabet-icin-surdururebilirlik--5378 Rotary 2420. Bölge’nin, Birlesmis Milletler Kalkinma Programi (UNDP) ile is birligi içinde yürüttügü...more

MSHA Update

In a highly-anticipated decision involving two sets of consolidated contest proceedings, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has affirmed a May 2011 ALJ order that upheld a broad interpretation of MSHA’s...more

Exaction, Extortion or Illegal? Mandatory Dedication of Open Space Parcel Held Unlawful

Score One For Property Rights Advocates Massachusetts has the well-deserved reputation of being one of the most challenging states to permit a new housing development due to its myriad of rules, regulations and zoning...more

Constitutional and SEQRA challenge to local law restricting landlords fails as court holds law valid

Fourth Department decision holds local law valid

A landlord association challenged by a hybrid Article 78 and Declaratory Judgment action a Village of Brockport, New York local law, LL8-2008, which requires landlords to register their properties with the code enforcement...more

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai

Appellee Kauai Springs, Inc.'s Response to Brief of Amici Curiae Malama Kauai and Hawaii's Thousand Friends

Issues: automatic approval of zoning permits; public trust....more

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai

Appellee Kauai Springs, Inc.'s Response to Amicus Curiae Brief of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Issues: automatic approval of zoning permits; public trust....more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Brief of Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Petitioners

Yesterday, on behalf of the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, we filed this brief amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court in Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. Hawaii, No. 10-331 (cert. petition filed Sep. 7, 2010). This...more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Amicus Curiae Pacific Legal Foundation's Memorandum in Support of Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28's Application for a Writ of...

This brief was filed to support the application for writ of certiorari which asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to review the decision of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals in Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii,...more

Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28 v. State of Hawaii

Motion of Pacific Legal Foundation for Leave to Submit Brief Amicus Curiae in Support of Maunalua Bay Beach Ohana 28's Application...

Yesterday, we filed this motion for leave to file brief amicus curiae and a copy of the proposed brief in support of the application for writ of certiorari which asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to review the decision of the...more

Damon Key Attorneys Advocate in U.S. Supreme Court Takings Case

Do judges “make” law, and do courts “take” property when they change it? These questions, and others, are now before the U.S. Supreme Court in a Florida case to be argued in December. In Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc....more

Wu Lihong, Lake Tai, and the Difficulties of Protecting China's Environment: A Case Study

Environmental disasters have plagued China through time immemorial, from earthquakes, floods, and droughts to air and water pollution, desertification, and biodiversity loss. The Yellow River flooded in 1931, killing 1...more

Bluebonnet Neighborhood Association v. TxDOT

Complaint

Complaint filed with the Federal Highway Administration regarding a project to turn a six mile section of US 290 into a toll road...more

As the Economy Stumbles, Employment Discrimination Claims Climb

Nationally, we are seeing a surge in employment discrimination claims, including age, gender, pregnancy and disability claims. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) saw the highest increase in discrimination...more

Complaint To :: Central Empowered Committee On Environment (Supreme Court)

Complaint To :: Central Empowered Committee On Environment (Supreme Court)

Application for restraining the respondent number 1 to 5 from unmindful cutting of trees and direction to restraint respondent number 1 from giving permission or deemed permission to cut trees to anyone. And also application...more

Emissioni inquinanti e moleste

Featured article on the magazine "Ambiente.tv magazine" A technical article concerning air pollution and criminal law....more

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