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Supreme Court Holds Wetlands Jurisdictional Determinations Are Appealable

Landowners with real property in or near a water of the United States are likely to benefit from the Court's recent decision.

Wisconsin District Court Reconsiders CERCLA Divisibility Decision

The motion comes on the heels of the court's May 15, 2015, decision that NCR had successfully established its defense that the PCB contamination in the Fox River was divisible.

WOTUS Stayed as Tomorrow's Effective Date "Looms"

A North Dakota district court granted a preliminary injunction motion by 13 states.

Articles »

How to Speak and Not Speak When the Feds Come Calling

By Solomon L. Wisenberg

A primer for lawyers and their clients on how to handle verbal interactions with law enforcement during a white-collar investigation.

In Chemical Litigation, Toxicology Fundamentals Matter

By Lucy Fraiser

Toxicologists can help build a chemical exposure case by linking the plaintiff to the released chemical and determining the dose incurred.

2016 Updates to the Oil and Gas NSPS Finalized, Immediately Challenged

By Karen Aldridge Crawford

North Dakota filed a petition for review of the EPA's new source performance standards for reducing methane emissions.

Sound Advice »

audio Tips for Young Lawyers Working with Experts

By Andrew Sawula

Litigator Andrew Sawula explains consulting vs. testifying experts, then focuses on best practices for getting the most out of your experts. (8:13 min)

audio What Do Lawyers Need to Know About Fracking?

By Erica Levine-Powers

Resource extraction for transitional fuels such as natural gas is controversial. Fracking expert Erica Levine-Powers discusses the process and its many ramifications. (8:54 min)

audio Clean Air Act Cases Involving the New Source Review Program

By Andrew Sawula

Andrew Sawula outlines New Source Review (NSR) cases pending in three separate federal appeals courts. (10:26 min)

Roundtables »

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Featuring a unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers to provide a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)

Announcements »

Environmental Litigation Committee LinkedIn Group

The ABA Section of Litigation Environmental Litigation Committee is happy to announce a valuable new tool for quickly sharing information and expanding your network in the form of a LinkedIn Group Page for the Environmental Litigation Committee. Read more.

Energy Litigation Committee Merge

As many of you may already have heard, we have some exciting news for our committee. As of August 5, the Energy Litigation Committee will be merged with our committee to become the Environmental and Energy Litigation Committee. Read more.

Calling All Women Environmental Attorneys!

Consider joining the Subcommittee of Women Environmental Lawyers (SWEL) during our next bimonthly conference call. Read more.

Environmental Litigation Leadership

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