Author Archives: alanramo

California Supreme Court Rejects Greenhouse Gas Analysis for Newhall Ranch Development

By GGU Emeritus Prof. Alan Ramo The California Supreme Court in a key climate change case probably surprised a few observers in rejecting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) greenhouse gas analysis of the giant Newhall Ranch development … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

GGU Alumna and Adjunct Kristin Henry featured in Politico story on War on Coal

By Prof. Alan Ramo GGU alumna and adjunct Kristin Henry, senior attorney with Sierra Club’s Law Office in San Francisco, is featured in Politico’s May 26, 2015 special report Inside the War on Coal. The report describes in detail Sierra … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. CARB: Accommodating the Inherent Flaws of the Offset Provisions Under California’s Cap and Trade Program.

By Collin McCarthy,  GGU 3rd Year Law Student On February 23, 2015, the First District Court of Appeal delivered its opinion in Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board, affirming the Superior Court’s ruling and upholding the offset … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Black Mesa Water Coalition v. Jewell: The Ninth Circuit Defines Co-Party Entitlement to Fees Under an Administrative Fee-Award Provision

By Collin McCarthy, GGU 3rd Year Law Student On January 26,2015, the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling on a question of first impression for the court: whether a party may recover fees under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use

Report by GGU and UC Berkeley Faculty Finds CPUC Ex Parte Rules Unusual and Needing Reform

By GGU Assoc. Prof. Deborah Behles The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has an unusual way of doing business. Most state and federal regulatory agencies prohibit private, closed-door discussions with interested parties about contested matters (ex parte communications). The CPUC … Continue reading

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New publication on Okinawa, Environmental Justice and Judicial Militarism

My new article on the Okinawa controversy over a US Marine base relocation that has stirred a new battle in San Francisco Federal District Court, and transformed Okinawa politics, is now available on Westlaw.   The full cite is:   … Continue reading

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EPA Chief Seems Clueless on EJ Advocates’ Critique of Proposed Greenhouse Gas Power Plant Rule

By GGU Prof. Alan Ramo A report of the October 1st meeting of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee in Environment and Energy Publishing’s website caught my attention for two reasons.  First, in the October 2nd, … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

New Paper on Community Gardens from GGU’s Progressive Cities Project

In Spring 2014 GGU, under the direction of Associate Professor Kathleen Morris, hosted a groundbreaking collaboration between cities seeking law and policy advice and GGU law students. In response to client questions, over several months our students produced wonderful law … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Greenspace

Prof. Ramo On Twitter

GGU’s Prof. Ramo will post tweets on his account whenever the CUEL blog has a new post, or something exciting in environmental law is brewing.  He is at greenlaw@envirolawprof.

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Supreme Court OKs Calif. Low Carbon Fuel Standard

By Alan Ramo The Supreme Court today refused to consider a petition requesting review of the Ninth Circuit’s approval of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.  The court provided no reasons.  See our blog on the En Banc decision upholding the … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change