Newsletters
Oregon State Bar
Environmental & Natural Resources Section
2010                                                                          
              
               E-Outlook - December 2010
               ZRA Realty v. Beneficial Fire and Cas. Ins., 349 Or 117, 241 P3d 710 (2010)
               allowing for insurance coverage of contaminated-sediment cleanup under certain                                marine policies.

               Case Notes - October 2010
               A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

               E-Outlook - August 2010 Issues 6 & 7
               Both issues address the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in
               NEDC v. Brown.  In that case the Ninth Circuit determined that runoff
               from logging roads requires a Clean Water Act permit.
               Issue 7 is a response to Issue 6.

               E-Outlook - August 2010, Issue 5
               Pete's Mtn. Homeowners Assn. v. OR Water Resources Dept.
               The Court of Appeals defines a "party" as anyone affected by a decision

               E-Outlook - July 2010, Issue 4
               CERCLA liability for stormwater discharges from highways

               Case Notes - July 2010
               A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners
              
               E-Outlook - May 2010, Issue 3
               Rio Grande Silvery Minnow v. Bureau of Reclamation (Minnow IV),
              
               E-Outlook - May 2010, Issue 2
               Tualatin Riverkeepers v. ODEQ

               E-Outlook - April 6, 2010, Issue 1
               Klamath Irrigation District Decision summarized & analyzed by Laura Maffei
               of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

              Case Notes - March 2010
               A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

              Final Summary of Bills passed in the 2010 Legislative Session
              (of interest to the Env. & Natural Resources Section)

'10 Legisltaive Session
Bills of interest to the Env. & Natural Resources Section


2009                                                                          
          
           Case Notes Dec. 2009

           Outlook Vol 10, No 1 Spring 09:
           Environmental Crimes

           Outlook Vol 10, No 2 Winter '09
           Climate Change & the Public Trust Doctrine    

           E-Outlook Issue 1:
            Legislative Updates from the 2009 Session

           E-Outlook Issue 2:
            Federal Greenshouse Gas Reporting

           E-Outlook Issue 3:
            EPA Proposes Rules to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2008 Outlook                                                                          

        Outlook Vol 1:
          Supplemental Environmental Projects

        Outlook Vol 2:
         Cultural Resources


2008 E-Outlook                                                                          

        E-Outlook Issue 1:
         The Demise of EPA's Clean Air Act Mercury Delisting
         and Cap and Trade Rules

        E-Outlook Issue 2:
         En Banc 9th Circuit Court Decision Clarifies Limited Role
         of Courts in Reviewing Federal Agency Resolution of
         Competing Science

        E-Outlook Issue 3:
          Oregon Supreme Court Issue decision
          in Landmark Water Rights Case

        E-Outlook Issue 4:
          Oregon mandates
          Greenhouse Gas Reporting

2007                                                                                          

        E-Outlook Issue 1:
         The Supreme Court Chastises EPA for Failing to Regulate
         Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles

        E-Outlook Issue 2:
         Environment & Natural Resources Bills under consideration
         in the Oregon State '07 Legislative Session

        E-Outlook Issue 3:
         The Supreme Court rules that Potentially Responsible Parties
         Who Incur Response Costs have a Cost Recovery Remedy
         Under CERCLA Section 107(A)
 
        E-Outlook Issue 4:
         The Supreme Court limits ESA Sec. 7 Consultation on
         Clean Water Act Permitting



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E-Outlook - November 2011
Jas Adams, current chair of the Environmental and Natural Resource Section, reports on the Oregon State Legislature's recent effort to control aquatic invasive species through an administrative search model for mandatory boat inspection stations, so as to comport with the Oregon Constitution.

Case Notes - October 2011
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

Case Notes - August 2011
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

E-Outlook - August 2011
Sarah Liljefelt of Schroeder Law Offices analyzes the Oregon Water Resources Department's new permitting process for alternative reservoir water right permits, which was prompted by the January 2011 state court decision Deborah Noble and David Hillison v. Oregon Water Resources Department, Clackamas County Circuit Court, Case No. CV-10-01-0159 (General Judgment entered January 25, 2011)

E-Outlook - May 2011
Montana v. Wyoming, a water rights case addressing whether junior users can prevent senior users from increasing the efficiency of their irrigation techniques, thus decreasing return flows.

E-Outlook - April 2011
Douglas Timber Operators v. Salazar and Pacific River Council U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia (Civ. No. 09-174 (D.D.C.)) March 31, 2011addressing the Secretary of the Interior’s 2009 withdrawal of the resource management plans for several Bureau of Land Management forests in Western Oregon, known as the Western Oregon Plan Revision.

Case Notes - April 2011
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

E-Outlook - March 2011
City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Boat Works, No. 08-56163 (March 14, 2011).
This issue analyzes the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in City of Los Angeles v. San Pedro Boat Works, addressing whether a holder of a possessory                 interest in real property can be held liable as an “owner” under CERCLA.

E-Outlook - January 2011
The Wilderness Society v. U.S. Forest Service, No. 09-35200, 2011 WL 117627, at *1 (9th Cir. Jan. 11, 2011) changes long-standing precedent that prohibited non federal defendents to intervene in NEPA cases.
2012                                                                          
  2011                                                                          
E-Outlook - November 2012
Dustin Till of Marten Law Group describes a recent case in which the D.C. Circuit has again struck down EPA's cross-state air pollution rules.

E-Outlook - October 2012
Larry Burke of Davis Wright Tremaine and John Foxwell of Ash Creek Associates report on environmental due diligence in property transactions, including aspects that may not be addressed by an "All Appropriate Inquiry" analysis.

E-Outlook - August 2012
Cheyenne Chapman of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Land Quality Division provides background and updates on DEQ's "Prospective Purchaser Agreement" program.

E-Outlook - June 2012
Laura Maffei of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC, reports on environmentally focused bills passed in Oregon's 2012 legislative session

Case Notes - May 2012
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners
             
Case Notes - February 2012

2013                                                                          


E-Outlook - December 2013
Sarah Liljefelt of Schroeder Law Offices, P.C. analyzes WaterWatch of Oregon v. Water Resources Department.

Case Notes - October 2013
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners.

E-Outlook - October 2013
Seth Row of Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP analyzes Anderson Brothers, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, a Ninth Circuit decision adddressing what is a "suit" for purposes of triggering an insurer's duty to defend.

E-Outlook - May 2013 (updated)
Hong Huynh of Miller Nash analyzes a recent decision, PCS Nitrogen v. Ashley II,  interpreting the "bona fide prospective purchaser" defense under CERCLA.

Case Notes - April 2013
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners

E-Outlook - April 2013
Max Miller of Tonkon Torp discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the "forest roads" Clean Water Act case that originated in Oregon.

E-Outlook - March 2013
Sarah Winter Whelan of the Americal Littoral Society and Lawson Fite of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade and Mehlhaf, discuss Oregon's progress in designating marine reserves and marine protected areas and implementing pland and regulations protecting those areas. 

Case Notes - January 2013
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners
The Section currently publishes two Newsletters: 

  *E-Outlook is a short bulletin that typically containing one article on a breaking news subject.

  *Case Notes is a periodical update of the recent case law in the Environmental & Natural resource
    field.


The following are archived editions of E-Outlook and Case Notes. The current editions can be found
on our Home Page.
Case Notes - April 2014
A summary of recent cases of interest to ENR practitioners.

E-Outlook - August 2014
Emily Rake of Kell, Alterman & Runstein LLP outlines the Ninth Circuit Decision in Arizona v. Raytheon, and discusses the decision's implications on CERCLA consent decrees

E-Outlook - August 2014
Kate Moore of Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP provides an update about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule to clarify the definition of "waters of the United States."
2014