Author Archives: alanramo

CUEL Blog Predicts Accurately Supremes 5-4 decision in Greenhouse Gas case.

By Prof. Alan Ramo The US Supreme Court in an opinion today reversed in part US EPA’s greenhouse gas PSD program for greenhouse gases.  While the press and many environmentalists may bemoan the decision, on March 6, 2014, in our … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Initial Analyis of EPA’s New Carbon Rule

By Professor Alan Ramo I have been reviewing the June 2, 2014,  United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. E.P.A.) Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule for existing power plants and assessing some of the early commentary.  I wanted to blog particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

The California Fracking Law: Ignoring all Impacts until January 1, 2015

By Joseph Lounsbury, GGU 2014 JD In November 2013, Jayni Foley Hein, Executive Director for Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, wrote a blog discussing the passage of California’s first law regarding well stimulation, SB 4. In her blog, … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Land Use

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for EPA’s Carbon Dioxide Regulation: An Uncertain Future for PSD Program.

By Joseph Lounsbury, 3rd year GGU Law On Monday, February 24, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a group of consolidated cases coined Utility Air Regulatory Group v. The Environmental Protection  Agency, which will decide whether the United … Continue reading

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Behles and Ramo article on Mohave Generating Case

Professors Ramo and Behles have published a new article about the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic’s case about Just Transition and the Mohave Generating Station.  Follow the link here.  Read about how an alliance of Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Trust … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Divided Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Cal. Low Carbon Fuel Standard Case — A Closer Look at Dormant Commerce Clause and Carbon Regulation

By Joseph Lounsbury, GGU 3rd Year Law Student As this Blog discussed in an October, 2013 posting, the recent Ninth Circuit Appeal Court Case, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, 730 F.3d 1070 (C.A.9 (Cal.),2013), “virtually vindicated the California Air … Continue reading

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Environmental Citizen Suits in China?

One of our SJD students, Shufan Sung, a member of both the California and Taiwanese bars, has co-written an excellent article entitled “Can Citizen Suits Help China Battle Pollution” in the January 8, 2014 Los Angeles Daily Journal about the … Continue reading

Posted in Air and Environmental Justice

A First: Critical Habitat Designated in San Francisco for Endangered Franciscan Manzanita

By Laura Horton, GGU Law Grad (2012), Wild Equity Institute Staff Attorney [Note, on occasion we like to let alumni post about interesting topics as they are working on several interesting environmental law issues and it shows the diversity of … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use, Urban Greenspace

Prof. Ramo Op-Ed in LA Times on Offsets and Cap-And-Trade

My students and I have blogged about the problems and litigation involved with California’s cap-and-trade program, and in particular, the problem with offsets, most recently here.  On November 14, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed on the offset issues … Continue reading

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Cal. Low Carbon Fuel Standard Trips Over CEQA

By Professor Alan Ramo [1.7.14 UPDATE, the Supreme Court has decided not to take this case and has rejected CARB's petition for depublication] We have been following the legal battle over the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, initially in the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change