Mondaq USA: Environment
Dentons (US)
We intend in upcoming newsletters to provide short articles from several of our offices to present an overview of current developments globally in the climate change space.
Dentons (US)
Readers of this newsletter have no doubt already read or heard about the UN Climate Conference which concluded two days later than scheduled, early on Sunday, December 13, 2014.
Jones Day
The 194 countries attending the Lima COP/CMP have reached decisions that provide for the foundation of a new climate change framework.
Dentons (US)
In Europe, discussions continue in relation to structural reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
You can bet on it! The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a new set of regulations effective January 2, 2015 that will create major burdens for underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators.
Foley Hoag LLP
In Paradise Lost, John Milton wrote that "easy is the descent into Hell, for it is paved with good intentions."
BakerHostetler
This month a federal court in Maine rejected a challenge to a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) for the Oakfield wind power project.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Why manufacturers need to tread a fine line when communicating the environmentally friendly attributes of their products to consumers.
McCarter & English
Following principles of strict statutory construction and refusing to "unsettle a decades-long understanding in this State,"...
Foley Hoag LLP
Over a decade after the Supreme Court’s decision in Cooper Industries v. Aviall, the divide between CERCLA Section 107 cost recovery claims and Section 113 contribution claims remains unsettled.
Venable LLP
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for revisions to its natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In the Sixth Circuit case, the Sierra Club had urged the court to hold that only discharges explicitly authorized by a general permit were shielded from suit by the permit shield defense.
Foley Hoag LLP
Climate change over the coming years is likely to test and ultimately expose the fundamental inadequacy of much of the infrastructure built to support modern societies.
Foley Hoag LLP
The decision is the latest judicial effort to clarify the distinction between cost recovery actions under § 107 of CERCLA and contribution actions under § 113 of CERCLA.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Under a law enacted in 2010, a complete ban on the disposal of electronics went into effect statewide in New York on January 1.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Sunday, the Boston Globe had a fairly comprehensive look at the causes of the current failings of the MBTA.
Orrick
Transocean and its insurers argued that the excess policy incorporated the drilling contract, thereby limiting the scope of coverage.
Holland & Knight
2015 is being called the "Year of Water" for the Florida Legislature.
Holland & Hart LLP
Late last month, the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two important guidance documents related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Bernkopf Goodman LLP
Owners and developers of property with significant wetlands or other natural resources take notice...
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
California’s "Proposition 65" warning requirements have long been a major concern for businesses that want their products offered for sale in the State’s large marketplace.
McGuireWoods LLP
There are a handful of legal and regulatory issues on the horizon in 2015 that are worth watching.
Holland & Hart LLP
Late last month, the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two important guidance documents related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 6 November 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") released their respective 2015 updates to their proxy voting policies.
Jones Day
Executive Order S-3-05 sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in California through 2050.
Jones Day
Under California's cap-and-trade program, the California Air Resource Board awards offset credits to operators of qualifying projects that generate greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Dentons (US)
We intend in upcoming newsletters to provide short articles from several of our offices to present an overview of current developments globally in the climate change space.
McGuireWoods LLP
A release of ammonia poses grave risks to company employees and potentially to neighbors and communities.
Jones Day
The D.C. Circuit must now determine the extent to which UARG compels EPA regulations of GHG emissions to be vacated based on these competing arguments.
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