Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. must pay $81.6 Million to the United States government after pleading guilty to criminal charges of mismanagement of hazardous waste.
On March 2, 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released the Draft Plan Bay Area (Plan), the California Bay Area's first integrated land use, housing and transportation plan prepared pursuant to SB 375.
In the past several years, systems for rating corporate sustainability regimes have burgeoned, and more than 100 ratings, rankings, and indices are now available for use by investors, consumers, and others interested in comparing one company to another based on its sustainability and corporate responsibility program.
The Senate recently gave final approval, by a vote of 83-14, to S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013.
Everyone who represents PRPs in Superfund settlements has his or her own horror stories regarding the scope of EPA’s oversight cost claims.
As readers of this blog know, I believe in governmental environmental regulation.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced that the first auction of leases of offshore wind areas will be held on July 31.
Just as tortfeasors take their victims as they find them, s0 PRPs take their hazardous waste sites as they find them.
On Thursday, May 23rd Reed Smith's Energy and Natural Resources group presented on cap and trade, with a primary focus on the May 2013 auction.
Recently released 2011 data indicate that the greenhouse gas emissions from the twenty seven countries in the European Union decreased by 3.3 % while EU Gross Domestic Product grew by 1.6 percent, according to official data compiled by the European Environment Agency.
Last week, a Reed Smith client alert discussed pending legislation and possible regulatory responses related to chemical plant safety, in the aftermath of the recent West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
Analysis of Draft Final Vapor Intrusion Guidance Published by Bloomberg BNA,
The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give the opening keynote address at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
Until we have a price on carbon, we're not going to have cost-effective solutions to the climate change problem caused by carbon emissions
Recently, a Humane Society Police Officer within Berks County sought a mandamus action to compel the Berks County District Attorney to prosecute the Pike Township Sportsman Club for alleged violations of the Pennsylvania Animal Cruelty Law in connection with live pigeon shoots.
It is proving very difficult for plaintiffs to survive a motion to dismiss, let alone obtain judicial relief associated with the alleged results of climate change.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a report about the impact of a carbon tax on the U.S. economy and the environment.
In a set of proposals just released, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is set to reform its hazardous waste and hazardous matter rules for the first time in years.
The Supreme Court recently made clear that agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes are entitled to deference even where they involve questions relating to the scope of an agency’s authority or jurisdiction.