Joshua A. Bloom




  • University of Albany, SUNY

  • University of San Francisco, College of Law


  • Environmental Law

  • Land use

  • Climate Change and Green Initiatives

  • Water Law

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​Joshua A. Bloom - Presentations and Publications

  • Author, "The Clean Water Act: A Study in Contradictions," EGC Blog, April 25, 2020

  • Author, Supreme Court OKs Non-CERCLA State Law Claims, EGC Blog, April 20, 2020

  • Moderator and Speaker, “Rollbacks in Wetlands/Federalism & Water: Shifts in State/Federal Roles and Relations”, 16th Annual Water Law Conference, California Water Law Symposium, February 2020

  • Speaker, “Ethics in Environmental Law”, Environmental Law Institute Western Boot Camp, March 2020

  • Presenter, “Ethics in Environmental Law,” Environmental Law Institute’s Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law, March 26, 2019

  • Author, “EPA’s New PFAS Action Plan: Urgent Next Steps for the Regulated Community,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, February 19, 2019

  • Moderator and Speaker, “Ethics in Environmental Law”, California Lawyers Association. January 2020

  • Speaker, “Prop. 65 Freshman Orientation”, Prop 65 Clearinghouse Annual Conference, September 2019

  • Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2019,” San Francisco Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, January 15, 2019

  • Author, “The Next Turn For ‘Waters of the United States,'” Water Online, January 2, 2019

  • Author, “’Waters of the US’ Would Alter Environmental Reg As We Know It,” The Hill, January 1, 2019

  • Quoted, “3 Takeaways From The New Trump Water Rule,” Law360, December 11, 2018

  • Author, “Storm Water Citizen Suits – Discharger Beware,” Industry Today, December 5, 2018

  • Author, “How Is California Affected By The Clean Water Act Mess?”, Water Online, October 5, 2018

  • Author, “Proposition 65 Meets Common Sense,” Daily  Journal, August 3, 2018

  • Quoted, “Sugar, Cream and a Prop 65 Warning Label With Your Coffee?” The Recorder, March 30, 2018

  • Author, “Practitioner Insights: The Never Ending Saga of Defining Waters of the U.S.,” Bloomberg BNA Environment & Energy Report, March 22, 2018

  • Author, “Proposition 65 After 40 Years: Public Benefit or Enrichment for a Few?,” The Recorder, December 22, 2017

  • Author, “Practitioner Insights: Challenges Ahead for Clean Power Plan as EPA Eyes Repeal,” Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, November 24, 2017

  • Author, “Is ‘Repeal and Replace’ on the Horizon for the Clean Water Act?”, ACC Docket, November 2017

  • Presenter, “Ethics Considerations for the California Water Law Practitioner,” 25th Annual California Water Law Institute Conference, November 13, 2017

  • Quoted, “Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem?” East Bay Times/The Cannifornian, September 25, 2017

  • Author, “Bills Leave Unresolved Cap-and-Trade Issues,” Daily Journal, August 2017

  • Author, “Prop 64: Don’t Ignore Existing Environmental Laws,” MG magazine, August 2017

  • Author, “Bill is the Next Phase of Cap-and-Trade in California,” Daily Journal, June 7, 2017

  • Author, “California’s Next Big Act On Cleaning Chemical Disclosures,” Daily Journal, May 8, 2017

  • Presenter, Environmental Law Society Symposium, University of San Francisco School of Law, March 1, 2017

  • Author, “Forecast for the ‘Waters of the US’ Rule? Murky,”, March 20, 2017

  • Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2017,” San Francisco Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, January 17, 2017

  • Author, “Chemical Regulation Enters the 21st Century: A New Day for the Toxic Substances Control Act,” ACC Docket, November 2016

  • Quoted, “High Court Ruling for Landowners a ‘Double-Edged Sword’,” Greenwire, November 1, 2016

  • Quoted, “TSCA Work Plan Methodology to Inform Prioritisation Rule,” Chemical Watch, August 4, 2016

  • Quoted, “Calif. Rulemaking Targets Flame Retardants in Foam Pads,” Greenwire, July 21, 2016

  • Q&A Interview, “What New Chemical Regulations Mean for California,” The Recorder, July 7, 2016

  • Author, “Regaining Your Wetlands,” The Registry: Bay Area Real Estate, June 30, 2016

  • Author,”The High Court’s Logical Approach To Clean Water Act Jurisdiction,” Law360, June 17, 2016

  • Author, “The Never-Ending Saga: Defining ‘Waters of the U.S.’,” The Environmental Forum, May/June 2016

  • Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2016,” San Francisco Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, January 26, 2016

  • Presenter, “Allocating the $$$$ in Private Settlements: For Whose Benefit?,” Prop. 65 Annual Conference, September 28, 2015

  • Author, “New Water Rule Is Not The End Of The Story,” Daily Journal, June 9, 2015

  • Author, “Competing TSCA Reform Bills: A Break in Partisan Fever?” Corporate Counsel, May 27, 2015

  • Author, “EPA Proposes Greater Scrutiny of Nanoscale Chemicals,” Nanotechnology Now, April 16, 2015

  • Author, “New Prop. 65 Regulations Being Considered in California,” Natural Products Insider, March 17, 2015

  • Moderator and Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2014,” Bar Association of San Francisco, California, January 27, 2015

  • Author, “Prairie dogs vs. Congress,” Daily Journal, January 12, 2015

  • Author, “Utah Prairie Dog Could Narrow Endangered Species Act,” Law360, December 15, 2014

  • Author, “Work Plan Signals Expanded Calif. Green Chemistry Program,” Law360, October 15, 2014

  • Moderator and Presenter, Prop. 65/Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conferences, San Francisco, California, September 15-16, 2014

  • Author, “Endangered Species Acts New Mission: Not Just Survival,” Law360, May 20, 2014

  • Author, “The Safer Consumer Products Regulation,” The Recorder, November 13, 2013

  • Moderator and Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2013” conference, Environmental Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco, 2013

  • Author, “Green Chemistry Law Has Lawyers, Industry on Alert,” The Recorder, January 27, 2012

  • Moderator and Presenter, “Ethics and Environmental Law 2012,” Bar Association of San Francisco, California, January 26, 2012

  • Author, “Green Chemistry Initiative – Once More,” The Recorder, November 16, 2011

  • Presenter, Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, November 29, 2011

  • Author, “Green Chemistry Initiative is Down But Not Out,” The Recorder, April 28, 2011

  • Presenter, “Pioneering Approaches to Citizen Enforcement,” State Bar of California Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite, October 23, 2010

  • Presenter, “Water Supply, Public Health and Infrastructure: Challenges Facing the Nations Principal Cities and the Bay Area Delta Communities,” U.S. Conference of Mayors, Regional Meeting of The Mayors Water Council, Pleasanton, California, October 14, 2010

  • Presenter, “Res Judicata: Deja Vu All Over Again,” Prop65 Clearinghouse Conference, 2010

  • Presenter, “Navigable Waters: The Legacy of SWANCC and Rapanos Cases,” California Water Quality & Supply Conference, 2010

  • Author, “Endangered Species Act Requires Enforceable Mitigation,” Washington Legal Foundation Backgrounder, May 2, 2008

  • Author, “Defining ‘significant nexus after Rapanos,” Trends: ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, March/April 2008

  • Author, “High Court Addresses Interplay Between Federal Water and Species Acts,” Washington Legal Foundation Backgrounder, August 24, 2007

  • Author, “What’s Next After Rapanos?” Natural Resources & Environment, Summer 2007

  • Author, “Environmental-liability Buyouts: How to Know When It’s the Real Thing,” Natural Resources & Environment, Winter 2006

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