Mondaq USA: Environment
Jones Day
The 194 countries attending the Lima COP/CMP have reached decisions that provide for the foundation of a new climate change framework.
BakerHostetler
This court's decision follows several other notable cases in recent years involving the intersection of CERCLA and state-law claims.
Venable LLP
In a recent unpublished opinion for Precon Development v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling determining that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) had correctly asserted jurisdiction over wetlands pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Foley Hoag LLP
In a potentially significant opinion last week, in Little Hocking Water Association v. DuPont, Judge Algenon Marbley gave hope to citizen plaintiffs everywhere...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued a decision in the case of Nucor Steel-Ark. v. Big River Steel...
Holland & Knight
On March 17, 2015, Judge Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion upholding the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) issuance of an incidental take permit...
Foley & Lardner
Partner Brian Potts contributed an opinion editorial piece for The Wall Street Journal, "Mercurial Regulators Making Fishy Calculations," on March 24, 2015.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The California Supreme Court has elevated the stakes even further on what has already developed into a critically important question for the future of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation in the state.
BakerHostetler
A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently denied an environmental group’s attempt to subject a driller’s gas compressor stations to stricter regulatory permitting.
Foley Hoag LLP
In a decision earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals provided some important guidance in answering this question.
Fox Rothschild LLP
David Restaino was quoted in the Law360 article "NJ's $225M Exxon Deal Could Reflect Holes In $9B Claim."
Mayer Brown
Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs' personal-injury claims.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Supreme Court today ruled that, when an agency revises its interpretive rules, it need not go through notice-and-comment rulemaking.
Duane Morris LLP
It's baaaack. Florida, that wacky state that brought us hanging chads and other irregularities during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election, has returned full force with some new controversy.
McCarter & English
Following principles of strict statutory construction and refusing to "unsettle a decades-long understanding in this State,"...
Venable LLP
The mining industry has again become the subject of criminal environmental enforcement, this time in Alaska, and it is likely to remain a target of future enforcement actions.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The EPA is currently defending its process for establishing standards for emissions of hazardous air pollutants from solid waste incinerators before the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The California Supreme Court will decide whether the environmental impact report for SANDAG’s regional transportation plan must include an analysis of the plan’s consistency with statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals established by executive order.
Venable LLP
Responding to the "new normal" of rising sea levels and devastating coastal storms, federal authorities are re-assessing policies for preparedness, resilience, and floodplain management.
Foley Hoag LLP
Fully five years ago, I noted that the cavalier treatment by government officials of FOIA requests made by opponents of government policy revealed a degree of self-righteousness that was both offensive and self-defeating.
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McGuireWoods LLP
A release of ammonia poses grave risks to company employees and potentially to neighbors and communities.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 3, 2015, FERC approved Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC's ("Algonquin") request to construct and operate its Algonquin Incremental Market Project ("AIM") in New England.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a first-time ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington ruled in January that manure from a dairy is solid waste regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Mayer Brown
Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs' personal-injury claims.
McGuireWoods LLP
There are a handful of legal and regulatory issues on the horizon in 2015 that are worth watching.
Foley Hoag LLP
EPA has been working to craft a general permit for small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems for quite some time.
Venable LLP
Responding to the "new normal" of rising sea levels and devastating coastal storms, federal authorities are re-assessing policies for preparedness, resilience, and floodplain management.
Venable LLP
The mining industry has again become the subject of criminal environmental enforcement, this time in Alaska, and it is likely to remain a target of future enforcement actions.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Why manufacturers need to tread a fine line when communicating the environmentally friendly attributes of their products to consumers.
Duane Morris LLP
It's baaaack. Florida, that wacky state that brought us hanging chads and other irregularities during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election, has returned full force with some new controversy.
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