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Environmental Law and Sustainability

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News Sources

ABA Journal: Environmental Law News
The American Bar Association tracks environmental law developments in litigation, in academe, and around the world.

Bloomberg Law: Environment & Energy Report
The latest developments, with sections tracking particular environmental focal points, federal agencies, and federal courts.

E&E News
A news organization with reporters and editors dedicated to providing an in-depth look at developments and conflicts in U.S. law regarding energy, the environment, and climate change.

Environmental Law Reporter
This resource, with attorney editors, includes news on environmental law, updates on rulemaking, litigation, and lawmaking, and research tools. It divides its news presentations by environmental medium, such as air, water, waste, and land use. Available on HeinOnline (available on campus or remotely with ASURITE).

Law 360: Environmental (Lexis password required)
Developments in energy and environmental law, including rulemaking, litigation, and industry news, from LexisNexis.

Westlaw: Environmental News (Westlaw password required)
Headlines on environmental law and sustainability from around the world.

Web Resources and Blogs has bills, committee reports, and debates, including easy access to energy bills from the current Congress, and those on environmental protection and public lands and natural resources.

Environmental Law Institute
A neutral group including experts from academe, nonprofits, and private industries providing expert information on environmental law.

Environmental Law Prof Blog
Academic commentary on developments in environmental regulation and litigation, as well as broader policy concerns about environmental quality and sustainability.

National Conference of State Legislatures
NCSL’s website has bill-tracking databases for state legislation on energy and the environment and natural resources, as well as reports on topics such as plastic bag recycling.

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (Columbia Law School)
Gathering information on climate change as well as environmental, energy, and natural resources law, featuring secondary publications as well as databases on climate litigation and scientific research.

Science Daily: Environmental Policy News
Headline news curated from a variety of news and academic sources worldwide on environmental challenges, such as climate change, deforestation, and preservation of nature.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
The EIA presents energy data and analysis including international and domestic energy forecasts, environmental concerns, and financial matters.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
The EPA provides environmental monitoring resources, data, and educational materials on efficiency, emissions, and renewable energy.

U.S. Government Open Data
U.S. Government Open Data gathers numerical information and reports on environment-related topics such as agriculture, climate, ecosystems, and the oceans.

Student Resources

Environmental Law Society
ASU's chapter includes presentations by lawyers in environmental, energy, water, and related fields of law, as well as networking events, hikes, and field trips to facilities such as electricity generating plants.