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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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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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What Do Gay Rights Cases Say about Environmental Standing to Sue

By Michael Caplan, Esq. (GGU Grad 2012) The two recent landmark cases addressing gay rights, Perry and Windsor, impact the practice of Environmental Law. Both cases address whether a party has standing, which is required to bring suit in a … Continue reading

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Regulators Say No to More Fossil Fuel Power Generation in California

News release from our Environmental Law and Justice Clinic: After determining that the existing electricity supply can meet the state’s system needs through the year 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously today to defer any new procurement … Continue reading

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Legal Effort Barely Saves Endangered Wild Franciscan Manzanita

By Laura Horton, 3rd Year GGU Law Student The Franciscan manzanita is an evergreen shrub endemic to bedrock outcrops of maritime scrub in San Francisco. The native plant was thought to be lost in the wild over six decades ago … Continue reading

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SF Bar Assoc. Panel Asks Whether BCDC’s Sea Level Rise Proposal Is a Power Grab

[Post by Penny Johnson, 3rd year law student] In March 2011, the San Francisco Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section hosted a panel entitled “BCDC’s Climate Change Proposal: Good Policy or Power Grab?” to discuss the shoreline agency’s proposed Bay Plan … Continue reading

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