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Noise Pollution in Our Oceans: Can we turn down the volume for marine life?

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Unlike light, noise is a long distance traveler and can go astonishing distances through the water. In 1943, the sound fixing and ranging (SOFAR) channel, a horizontal layer of water in the ocean at which depth the speed of...more

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Environmental Law – The Year in Review

JANUARY 2020 - FEDERAL APPELLATE COURTS - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - El Paso County, Texas, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. On January 8, 2020, a divided panel of the court quickly granted a...more

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Managing Human-Wildlife Conflict to Support Pandemic Prevention

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The Case of the Elephants, the Bees and the Firecrackers - Human-wildlife conflict is frequently caused by land-use change and can ultimately end in pandemics like COVID-19 (see Recent UN Report on Escaping the “Era of...more

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Unintended Consequences That Would Result From adoption Of The Big Cat Public Safety Act

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The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1380, a bill that would amend the existing amendments to the Lacey Act, titled “Captive Wildlife Safety Act”, to purportedly “further the conservation of certain wildlife species . ....more

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Recent UN Report on Escaping the “Era of Pandemics”—More Are Coming If We Don’t Change Our Ways

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This past July, twenty-two experts from around the world convened for a workshop to discuss issues surrounding biodiversity and pandemics. In November, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on...more

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Cranes And Cows

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Usually when you think of cranes on urban land, you picture yellow tower cranes signaling the newest high rise on the horizon. A few years ago I had the pleasure of representing Columbia Land Trust (CLT) when it acquired...more

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Permit Process To-Dos: How to Navigate NY’s Proposed Large-Scale Renewables Rules

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On September 16, 2020, the newly created Office of Renewable Energy Siting (“ORES”) issued proposed regulations to implement New York State’s new large-scale renewable energy permitting process. This much-anticipated...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

A Court-Side Seat: Butterflies, Salt Marshes and Methane All Around

Our latest summary of some recent developments in the courts and the federal agencies includes a unique case involving salt marshes adjacent to San Francisco Bay....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigations Into Vietnam’s Currency and Timber Practices

On October 8, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued notices launching two investigations with respect to Vietnam. USTR initiated investigations into the acts, policies and practices of Vietnam...more

FTI Consulting

Wanted: Banks to Join the Front Lines in the Battle Against These Financial Crimes

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Disrupting the flow of dirty money to criminal elements is key to reducing the global threat posed by three despicable practices: modern slavery, terror financing and illegal wildlife trade. ...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

DOJ and Multi-Agency Task Force Charge International Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Wildlife Trade Scheme

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“Front” Seafood Businesses Allegedly Hid the Proceeds From Smuggled Shark Fins and Marijuana Distribution - Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia unsealed an indictment returned in July,...more

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New York State Environmental Conservation Law Preempts Local Municipality Hunting Restrictions in New York

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This week, a not-for-profit hunters advocacy group, Hunters For Deer, Inc. (HFD), won a decisive victory in the Second Department based on New York’s preemption doctrine.  In Hunters for Deer, Inc. v Town of Smithtown,...more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - August 2020

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Billions for national parks as historic bill becomes law - Bullet The Mercury News – August 4 - President Donald Trump this Tuesday signed into law the “Great American Outdoors Act,” which will provide $9.5 billion over...more

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Full Funding Finally

The US’s most important conservation program is about to get the assured funding that its creators envisioned 55 years ago. The US House of Representatives voted 310-107 on July 22nd to approve the Great American Outdoors...more

Stoel Rives - California Environmental Law

CDFW Moves Notifications for Lake and Streambed Alteration Standard Agreements Online

Last month, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”) issued notice that it will begin accepting electronic notifications for all Lake and Streambed Alteration Standard Agreements (Cal. Fish & Game Code § 1600...more

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Tourism in the new dynamic – Kenya’s path to revival: Updates from the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife (Part 1)

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Whilst it may still be too early to tell, Africa’s response to COVID-19 was quicker and more comprehensive than any other region globally, and Kenya, in particular, has received praise for its timely response to the pandemic....more

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FATF Plenary Outcomes and Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Report

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FATF Plenary Outcomes - On June 24, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) held its plenary meeting virtually. It was the final plenary of China’s presidency of FATF; Germany will now begin its twoyear term. As...more

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Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

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The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) just released an important report entitled Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade (the “Report”).  The lengthy and detailed Report makes clear that the IWT is pernicious...more

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Business Law Lessons from the Tiger King

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[Spoiler alert – This article discusses events documented in the Netflix series and is based on the content of the shows.] - In this time of deep fear and heavy unrest about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the world has...more

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Wind Wildlife Research Fund: Research Project Results Announced for Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Tree-Roosting Bat

The results of two studies conducted by the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (“Fund”) addressing interactions between wind energy and wildlife have been issued in the form of two reports. The reports address the lesser prairie...more

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Robbing the Wild - How 10 States' Refusal to Ban Trapping is Hurting America's Wild Turtles: Center for Biological Diversity...

The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) issued a report titled: Robbing the Wild: How 10 States’ Refusal to Ban Trapping is Hurting American’s Wild Turtles (“Report”)...more

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

Dear YouDig? Happy Thanksgiving - Gratitude is the Best Attitude ... You Dig?

Dear YouDig? Emergency!  We are in the middle of digging some deep trenches for an Ohio sewer project. I kid you not, we showed up this morning and there were at least 20 wild turkeys pacing and poking around in the...more

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Commission Rules Under Construction: COGCC Mission Change Whitepaper Released

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Many changes are on the horizon, as the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s (“COGCC”) rules are under construction. On November 1st, the COGCC released its Mission Change Whitepaper (“Whitepaper”)...more

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See You Later Alligator? After A While Crocodile? Will Penal Law 653o(b)(1) Take Effect?

Section 653o of the California Penal Code makes it a misdemeanor to import into the state for commercial purposes, to possess with intent to sell, or sell within the dead body or a product thereof, of a variety of animals....more

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The Challenges of Finding Land for Renewable Energy Projects in New York

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New York State has positioned itself to claim the mantle of climate leadership on a global scale. But companies are struggling to get projects approved in a regulatory system that is slowed by constrained resources and...more

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