Mondaq USA: Environment
Jones Day
In addition, the CJEU considered that the excess emission penalty may not be modified by national courts on the basis of the principle of proportionality.
The McLane Law Firm
Although Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are relatively inexpensive, the liability consequences of an error in performing or interpreting one can be extreme.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Earlier this year, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a "pre-regulatory" proposal to revise its regulations on "clear and reasonable warnings."
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
On July 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the first ever eagle take permit; it may be a sign of things to come.
Foley Hoag LLP
In an important decision yesterday, Judge Douglas Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts confirmed that CERCLA preempts local cleanup bylaws.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Science Advisory Board has now provided its advice to EPA and the ACOE concerning their proposed rule clarifying the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act.
Foley & Lardner
Many of our Ohio based automotive suppliers with retained environmental liability are performing soil and groundwater cleanups using the Ohio Voluntary Action Program.
Foley & Lardner
Environmental pollution is worsening in a number of areas, yet many manufacturers in China are implementing some of the most innovative and effective programs.
Foley & Lardner
China presents foreign manufacturers with many paradoxes.
Foley Hoag LLP
Over the past few months, I worked with a number of colleagues from the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
McDermott Will & Emery
The rule would prevent states from including affirmative defenses for emissions exceedances that occur during startup, shutdown and malfunction periods.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
California’s toxics agency has released a draft work plan identifying seven consumer product categories that may be the focus of the state’s Green Chemistry Initiative.
Foley Hoag LLP
A Massachusetts company learned the hard way that you need to pay close attention to policy endorsements when you negotiate them.
Mayer Brown
The Texas Supreme Court reversed a jury award because the plaintiff failed to meet the high standard for establishing loss of market value.
Foley Hoag LLP
This past April, the D.C. Circuit struck down the part of EPA’s cement kiln rule that would have provided an affirmative defense to civil penalties for certain excess emissions.
Foley Hoag LLP
This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the defendants' arguments that periodic discharges of coal from their coal-loading facility were authorized.
BakerHostetler
On August 25, the federal district court for Hawaii vacated Kauai County’s Ordinance 960, which imposed mandatory disclosure obligations regarding the use of certain pesticides and the cultivation of genetically modified crops ("GMOs").
Foley Hoag LLP
I do not want to suggest that most environmentalists are Luddites or that the environmental movement is opposed to economic development.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Friday, EPA released its Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards."
Day Pitney LLP
Commencing what will likely be a lengthy appeal process, a number of environmental organizations filed challenges in federal court to the EPA's final regulations.
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Blank Rome LLP
The federal district judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued long-awaited rulings as to liability.
Foley Hoag LLP
Judge Walter Smith, Jr. ordered the Sierra Club to pay more than six million dollars – yes, you read that correctly – to Energy Future Holdings and Luminant Generation.
Venable LLP
Big mining projects offer big opportunities.
McDermott Will & Emery
Cruise ships, tankers and other large ocean-going vessels entering coastal waters near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands face a new regulatory challenge.
McGuireWoods LLP
As the year begins to unfold, a number of longstanding water issues, such as numeric nutrient standards, rules regarding the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction and cooling water intakes, and effluent limitation guidelines for coal-fired power plants, remain in the forefront.
Holland & Knight
On November 6, 2013, ASTM International (ASTM) published a new Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, known as ASTM E1527-13.
Day Pitney LLP
Commencing what will likely be a lengthy appeal process, a number of environmental organizations filed challenges in federal court to the EPA's final regulations.
Mayer Brown
The Texas Supreme Court reversed a jury award because the plaintiff failed to meet the high standard for establishing loss of market value.
Foley Hoag LLP
A Massachusetts company learned the hard way that you need to pay close attention to policy endorsements when you negotiate them.
Holland & Knight
On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Clean Water Act.
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