Category: Law

Cape Wind Energy Project

This is a project to develop off-shore wind off Cape Cod. It’s relevance to the Louisiana Coast is that the appeals court ruled that the EIS was incomplete because there was not sufficient geological information about the sea bottom and…

Reverse NEPA Cases

BEAR VALLEY MUTUAL WATER COMPANY v. Jewell, No. 12-57297 (9th Cir. June 25, 2015). “Reverse NEPA” – should an EIS include the impact of protecting an endangered species (a fish) on humans (water district managers and their customers.) 9th Cir…

Climate Change Laws of the World

http://web.law.columbia.edu/climate-change/resources/climate-change-laws-world Climate Change Laws of the World Countries around the world are taking important domestic actions to help tackle the issue of climate change. This page collects the relevant laws and policies of various countries into an easily accessible database.…

FEMA – Disaster Operations Legal Reference 2013

The Second Edition of the Disaster Operations Legal Reference (DOLR 2.0) describes the legal authorities for FEMA’s readiness, response, and recovery activities. It supersedes DOLR 1.0 issued in November 2011. Because this reference is not exhaustive, the legal authorities are…

General NEPA Resources

White House Guidance Guidance on the Applicability of E.O. 13807 to States with NEPA Assignment Authority Under the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (2019) Statutes and Regulations The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended Council on Environmental Quality(CEQ)…