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  • NSGLC Hiring Undergraduate Community Engaged Intern
  • April 4th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, MS is seeking applicants for its Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program for the summer of 2022. Sea Grant’s CEI Program aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The CEI is a national program partnering with Sea Grant at colleges and universities in all coastal states.


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  • NSGLC to Hire Two Ocean and Coastal Law Fellows
  • March 29th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) is pleased to announce the application period for two Ocean and Coastal Law Fellowship positions is open. During the one-year fellowships, which may be extended for a maximum of two years, the Fellows will conduct legal research, write articles, and prepare white papers and other materials under the supervision and direction of the Law Center director.


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  • Judge Says No Offshore Lease Sale—Need More Environmental Impact Analysis First
  • March 17th, 2022 — by Caroline Heavey — Category: Offshore Energy

  • The D.C. District Court issued an on January 27 that voided a major oil and gas lease sale. Lease Sale 257 offered approximately 80.8 million acres of federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history.


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  • Internship Announcement: NSGLC Summer Research Associate 2022
  • January 31st, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is seeking applicants for a full-time paid research associate position for the summer of 2022. The NSGLC is a federally funded legal research, education, outreach center that works with organizations throughout the country to address legal issues related to our oceans and coasts.


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  • Louisiana Breaks Ground on Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project
  • January 27th, 2022 — by Randolph Mikell — Category: Coastal Management

  • About forty percent of the continental United States’ wetlands lie within the boundaries of Louisiana. Since the 1930’s, the state has lost over 2,000 square miles of its total wetlands. This staggering land loss data demands attention, and the Louisiana government chose to respond in a big way— by devoting $61 million to rebuild crucial marsh habitat in St. Bernard Parish.


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  • Which Rule Rules? In re Clean Water Act Rulemaking
  • January 20th, 2022 — by Caroline Heavey — Category: Clean Water Act

  • In 2020, the Trump administration revised the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule (Trump 2020 Rule) for the first time since 1971. Subsequently, the Biden administration took office and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began revising the Trump 2020 Rule. A district court had to determine whether to set aside the 2020 Rule while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made revisions.


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