Posts from December 2018.

On December 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States took a rare step in specifying a deadline by which the U.S. Solicitor General may offer input in two certiorari petitions involving the scope of the Clean Water Act. According to, the move could signal an intent "to ensure that the justices could if they decide to grant review, hear oral arguments and decide the cases by the end of the current term." In both cases, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP v. Upstate Forever, the petitioners seek review of Ninth and Fourth Circuit ...

The federal government, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), released the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II, on the Friday following Thanksgiving. (Associated Press). The new report is part of an ongoing effort by the USGCRP, a Congressionally mandated program to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts on society. USGCRP facilitates collaboration and cooperation across its 13 federal member agencies. The latest report can be reviewed ...

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