How Eco Laws Benefit the Environment

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California law seeks to improve conditions for pigs

Inhabitant

While eating meat is the norm in the U.S., many people wish farm animals a happier life pre-burger. Which is why Californians overwhelmingly passed animal welfare initiative Proposition 12 in 2018

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Law Offices of Dr Bruce. G Fagel & Associates – What Skills You Need to be an Attorney

Eco Friendly Daily

There are many young people who grow up with a real sense of justice and many would love nothing more than to study law. A good friend of mine works at the law offices of Dr Bruce. When studying and working in law you are going to be required to do an awful lot of reading.

4 recent updates in Civil Rights Law

Green Prophet

Laws regarding our rights and treating everyone equally have been developed over centuries. Recent laws in states across the country are now requiring companies to offer new dads to have paid leave. New York, New Jersey, California, and New Hampshire have all put laws in place.

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Daily Demand and Supply: The Sunny Law of Demand

Environmental Economics

Law of Demand: Prices go down, quantity consumed goes up (and vice-versa) if nothing else changes.  So we either need statistical methods to isolate the price effect, or we need to rely on the preponderance of evidence to anecdotally verify the law of demand. Caveat:  In the real world, everything changes.

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Interesting Environmental Law Cases

Environmental News Network

From: Hones Lawyers. Activism Education Green Politics Research

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Hotelling's Rule meets Moore's Law?

Environmental Economics

In fact, progress in solar panels has been so dramatic and sustained that, as a blog post at Scientific American put it , “there’s now frequent talk of a ‘Moore’s law’ in solar energy,” with prices adjusted for inflation falling around 7 percent a year. Moore's Law : The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel , that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented.

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Global Eco laws Grow but widespread failure enforcIng

Green Living Guy

First of all, the first-ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement. All despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide. So expansion of laws and enforcement but doing nothing over Continue Reading.

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Ugly by Law

Sightline Daily

Cars have shaped much of the North American West, including Cascadia, where drive-through restaurants, shopping centers, highway strip malls, and single-family neighborhoods miles from commercial services dominate much of the urban and suburban landscape. Less obvious to the casual observer is the impact that parking regulations have had on architectural forms. Cities have established parking regulations, often called off-street parking minimums , for each possible land use.

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Polish law change unleashes 'massacre' of trees

Green (Living) Review

New law allows private landowners to cut down any number of trees without applying for permission or even informing authorities A controversial change to Polish environmental law has unleashed what campaigners describe as a “massacre” of trees across the country. The law allows any tree on private property to be cut down by the owner, even if it is 200 years old,” said Joanna Mazgajska of the Institute of Zoology at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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An environmental law prof on Atlas' environmental substance abuse

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « I follow one | Main | "Common mistakes made by economists" » March 11, 2011 An environmental law prof on Atlas environmental substance abuse Jonathan Adler: I’ve certainly come across the occasional environmental economics paper that improperly characterizes a relevant law or regulation, but Atlas’ attack suggests there is a more widespread problem within the literature, despite the use of peer review.

"Utility Cited for Violating Pollution Law in North Carolina"

Environmental Economics

Forgive my lack of chronological consistency while I try to clean up my inbox: North Carolina regulators said Monday that five power plants owned by Duke Energy have been cited for violating water pollution laws, three days after announcing a similar action against Duke’s plant in Eden, N.C., The citations, which charge Duke with failing to obtain storm-water permits under federal law, could lead to fines of $25,000 per day for each of the six plants. This is an old one (March 3).

Basics of Environmental Law

Eco Friendly Daily

What do you know about environmental law? However, there are laws and regulations in place, and it’s beneficial to know the definitions of some basic terminology. What is environmental law? Environmental law is an organized way of using all of the laws in our legal system to minimize, prevent, punish or remedy the consequences of actions that damage or threaten the environment, public health and safety of all. What is common law?

Cypriot Law Threatens to Discourage Cycling

Green Prophet

A new law in the works in Cyprus may deter cycling (and therefore promote more carbon-emitting forms of transportation). We’ve heard some pretty crazy stories coming out of Cyprus lately (such as some Cypriots’ appetite for pickled migrating songbirds ), but this may be just as shocking: a new Cypriot law proposal wishes to fine and imprison cyclists for riding on pavements, among other things. The problem with this law?

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The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

Green Prophet

Environmental law has proven to be quite dynamic in the Middle East. Vermont Law School, recognizing the complex issues surrounding environmental law in the region, recently launched the Middle East Environmental Law Project (MEEL). We caught up with John Echeverria, Director of Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center. He explains why environmental law is important in the region, and what MEEL is doing to advance it.

The abolition of cash by law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The creeping incremental and subtle abolition of cash in business transactions, purchases of all kinds, etc., is another nail in the coffin of personal freedoms of citizens across the EU (and elsewhere). Already in 2015 London Transport abolished cash on their buses and slowly but stealthily this is advancing towards other sectors as well. Cash and cash transactions is one part of our private sphere that government is unable to control, supervision and surveillance.

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Breastfeeding by law, in Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

Now Abu Dhabi has passed a clause in their Child Rights law that requires all women to breastfeed their children – up to the age of two. But to make it law? The Minister of Social Affairs, Mariam Al Roumi, according to The National , told law makers that men would then be able to sue their women if their wives didn’t breastfeed. The legislation is also working on laws for workplaces to supply nurseries for those women who want to work and who now must breastfeed.

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Ecocide Law: Give Mother Nature a Voice

Green Prophet

In April 2010, Polly Higgins proposed a law on ecocide to the UN Law Commission to stand alongside genocide as an international crime against peace. Since then, Polly and her team has founded the Wish20 Global Citizens initiative to catalyze global momentum for an international ecocide law. Could an ecocide law prevent environmental destruction in the future by holding individuals in corporations accountable for their actions ?

The upsides and downsides of Maine’s new EPR law

AGreenLiving

The governor of Maine recently signed an extended producer responsibility program into law. Go here to read the rest: The upsides and downsides of Maine’s new EPR law. But there are still plenty of issues to hash out. Business Green a-very-busy all-new and-requiring commission energy-commission maine program-into still-plenty there-are very-busy

Oregon Legislature Passes New Motor Voter Law

Sightline Daily

Oregon just passed a law that will cause the state to treat its citizens as if they have a right to vote! In 2011 and 2012, 19 states passed 27 laws placing restrictions on citizens trying to vote. That is about to change: Oregon just passed a first-of-its-kind law to automatically register eligible voters. The New Motor Voter Law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to digitally share its records for eligible voters with the Secretary of State.

The law of unintended conequences strikes close to home

Environmental Economics

I live in a snooty area.   Because the schools are outstanding. And I'm a snob (not really, but it's easier to say that than to explain the chain of events that lead to me living in a snooty area).    The town where I live is home to one of the top golf courses in the world-- Muirfield Village. 

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Law enforcement praises protesters' conduct

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) City of Madison, WI: Law enforcement agencies of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, praised the behavior of the demonstrators who had gathered on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the State capital's Capitol Square. As previously indicated, the goal of law enforcement has been to provide a safe environment for democracy to take place.

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The law of unintended consequences strikes againnvironment - Yahoo! News

Environmental Economics

Back in 2009, the “ Cash for Clunkers ” federal program was supposed to be a boon for the environment and the economy. During a limited time, consumers could trade in an old gas-guzzling used car for up to $4,500 cash back towards the purchase of a fuel-efficient new car. It seemed like a win for everyone: the environment , the gasping auto industry and cash-strapped consumers.

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Bloomberg Denounces NRA/ALEC "Shoot First" Laws | PR Watch

PR Watch

Bloomberg Denounces NRA/ALEC "Shoot First" Laws. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference Wednesday in Washington, DC to denounce the "Shoot First" law conceived by the National Rifle Association and promoted through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The law, pushed by its supporters under the name "Stand Your Ground," had been cited in Florida to potentially allow Trayvon Martins killer to escape liability.

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Daily Demand and Supply: The law of demand illustrated in low-wage labor markets

Environmental Economics

Law of Demand: As prices go up, the amount demanded goes down, and vice-versa. Impact: As prices rise two things happen, people demand less of that which costs more, and people will switch to what are now relatively cheaper substitutes. Illustration : And Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr.

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Low Carbon Economics Aligns With the Sharia Law of Islam

Green Prophet

To spur investment, financial vehicles that support a low-carbon economy are being developed to align with Islamic Sharia law. Working with Abu-Dhabi-based trade group Clean Energy Business Council , the Initiative is developing financial products that comply with Islamic shariah law. “We’re Sukuk is a financial certificate, similar to a bond, that complies with Islamic religious law. The people promoting bond sales to fund climate change turn to Islamic investors.

Parts of New Jersey under Martial Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) NEW JERSEY, November 4, 2012: It has been confirmed by the Ocean County Sheriff Department, and others, that certain areas of New Jersey are under Martial Law following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. The fact that martial law was imposed on certain places in NJ was also confirmed on mainstream media on Saturday.

Pictures of the weekend: part 1 (law of demand)

Environmental Economics

Will someone please explain to the CITGO across the street that if the Wilco Charges $3.43/gal then if you change $3.50/gal (click on the picture and you can barely see the higher price), no one is going to buy your gas. Except me. I was traveling right to left along this road on Friday night and got $10 worth on my way home. I was running on fumes and didn't want to make two left turns on this four lane highway during rush hour.

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I predict this story is about the law of unintended consequences

Environmental Economics

It’s the law of unintended consequences at work. See.told you so. European Union efforts to fight climate change favored diesel fuel over gasoline because it emits less carbon dioxide, or CO2. However, diesel’s contaminants have swamped benefits from measures that include a toll drivers pay to enter central London, a thriving bike-hire program and growing public-transport network.

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Bush Decides On Environmental Law Change

Eco Friendly Daily

This isn’t even the first time that the Bush administration has tried to change the law. Green News bush law change endangered species act threatened species The European Union’s leaders are working to safe guard the planet from those who would do it harm with pollution and environmentally-damaging plans. Other countries outlaw certain types of hunting and work to protect wildlife, including China, which goes to strong and deep measures to protect the Panda.

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"Ecocide" could soon be punishable by law

AGreenLiving

Related: Proposed UK law pushes accountability for Amazon products The Hague-based International Criminal Court has in the past indicated its intention to prioritize crimes resulting in the illegal dispossession of land, destruction of environment and the exploitation of natural resources. The time is right to harness the power of international criminal law to protect our global environment,” Sands said, as reported by The Guardian. “My

Is it weird that my mother-in-law claims to know 'my kind of thing'?

Environmental Economics

From the inbox (courtesy of my mother-in-law):  This is an excerpt from a Sierra Club email. I do take the source into consideration. But it does sound like your kind of thing. The cost of climate change is rising and we all pay the price. Communities rebuild after superstorms and wildfires. Businesses see their fortunes fall as droughts sweep the heartland. Families face rising health care costs for asthma attacks and heart problems caused by runaway pollution.

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U.S. Seeks To Reform Mining Laws

Eco Friendly Daily

mining laws. A 137-year old law is expected to be reformed by Congress is the near future. The law is specifically called the General Mining Act of 1872. The law has subsequently left hundreds of thousands of mines abandoned on public lands. Following on the heels of the recent Supreme court ruling to allow tailings to be dumped in Alaska, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surprisingly announced future changes to U.S.

Law Stands, Enforcement Ignores It

Eco Friendly Daily

Martin’s Island, located in the middle of the chain of Caribbean Islands, is home to two countries and a disturbing number of illegal structures. Officially, no one is allowed to build any structure or carry out any activity that may harm the delicate flora and fauna of this uniquely diverse island’s ecology.

In-law—and Out-law—Apartments

Sightline Daily

Previous articles in this series critiqued laws that criminalize old forms of affordable housing , such as residential hotels , and that cap the number of roommates who may share living quarters. Artless though these terms may be, they do de-clutter a topic inundated with names: AADUs are called “mother-in-law apartments,” “granny flats,” “basement apartments,” “secondary suites,” “family suites,” “mortgage helpers,” and other things. View Larger Map.

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President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 1, 2012 – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on New Year's Eve 2011, that is to say, yesterday. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations.

Polluted Britain: ‘Longest running infringement of EU law in history’

Green (Living) Review

During a case at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday, European Commission (EC) lawyers described British authorities’ failure to tackle the UK’s high nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels as “the longest running infringement of EU law in history." UK urban centers are set to exceed European pollution limits until after 2030, potentially posing a serious threat to the health of British citizens.

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When the law is an ass it really is!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Mind you, calling the law an ass is an insult. Benedictine monks in the American state of Louisiana have been told that they are breaking the law by making and selling caskets. The law does not allow just anyone to make and sell caskets. We'd have no protection of incomes for the rip off merchants and law makers, would we now. And I am sure we would find that there are other laws equally stupid or worse even if we would begin digging.

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Congress has now passed laws that nullify the First Amendment

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Congress, according to the way it was put recently in mainstream media reports, has now passed laws that, basically, nullify the First Amendment to the US Constitution and thus, itself, has become unconstitutional. Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech and also Freedom of Peaceable Assembly have all been curtailed or are being restricted with a variety of laws and caveats.

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Congress has now passed laws that nullify the First Amendment

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Congress, according to the way it was put recently in mainstream media reports, has now passed laws that, basically, nullify the First Amendment to the US Constitution and thus, itself, has become unconstitutional. Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech and also Freedom of Peaceable Assembly have all been curtailed or are being restricted with a variety of laws and caveats.

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Has the POTUS declared Martial Law in America?

Green (Living) Review

Has the US President declared martial law in America on June 25, 2012? 1703(b), then the other Executive Order that the POTUS signed into effect, and that is the reason he only has to notify Congress by letter, the NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS (NDRP), also takes effect and martial law is the case. The NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS (NDRP) act implies the use of martial law and under this E.O. This type of Martial Law imposes a government takeover on U.S.

New E-Waste Law In EU Increases Recycling Rate

Eco Friendly Daily

For these reasons, the European Union has passed a new law to improve how e-waste is treated. Now changes to the WEEE law will see this recycling rate increased. In addition to the collection aspect of the law, the law will also require large retailers to accept e-waste. Smaller items, such as cell phones, will be required by law to be accepted by any such retailer regardless of purchase by a customer. The law is expected to be official come 2014.

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Wild Law – A Manifesto for Earth Justice – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WILD LAW A manifesto for Earth Justice Second Edition Cormac Cullinan with a Foreword by Thomas Berry Published by Green Books (26th May 2011) ISBN 978 1 900322 90 4 Paperback, 208 pages Price: £12.95 Wild Law fuses politics, legal theory, quantum physics and ancient wisdom into a fascinating story.

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