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Gowling WLG
The Vancouver Declaration resulting from the First Ministers' Meeting in March 2016 saw the beginning of a co-ordinated national approach to carbon risk mitigation.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario government committed to implement a renewable fuel standard that would reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from gasoline by 5% by 2020.
Siskinds LLP
A year after hearing the case, four out of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have ruled in Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator that Ms. Ernst cannot make a claim for an alleged breach of her...
Torys LLP
As we enter 2017, the governments of Canada and several provinces are poised to implement significant new measures to mitigate climate change.
Siskinds LLP
A recent decision reiterates the importance of credible expert evidence in litigation relating to contaminated property.
Siskinds LLP
On December 20, 2016, the federal government obtained a fine of $975,000 for improper handling of electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) against a Montreal property management firm.
Dhaval Vussonji & Associates
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC), on 9th December, 2016 amended the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 issued under sub-section 1 read with section 3(2)(v) of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Rule 5(3)(d) of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.
HSA Advocates
With the ever growing economies and the need and greed for more, the doctrine of Sustainable Development becomes the most relevant principle in today's times.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The new Environment and Planning Act (Omgevingswet) is another legislative project that will still be under development throughout 2017. This law provides for a whole new system of environmental law.
Dentons
Southern Water is the latest company to receive a heavy fine for environmental offences, following a pollution incident in Kent in June 2012 where large amounts of sewage were expelled...
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
While 2016 did not bring major environmental legislation in New York state, laws were enacted that could have significant impacts in coming years, including a law that allows plaintiffs to bring toxic tort claims . . .
Foley & Lardner
Few things are certain leading up to Donald Trump's presidency. But there is no question that environmental and energy policy will take center stage in the days – perhaps hours – following his inauguration.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Following years of development, an outpouring of public comment, and scrutiny at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on January 12, 2017, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the first federal environmental regulation to impose reporting requirements specifically for nanoscale materials.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final listing of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that EPA toxic pollution requirements for large industrial boilers were flawed, siding with arguments made by environmental groups.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Making the rule effective immediately makes it more difficult for the Trump Administration to roll it back.
Miles & Stockbridge
As the Obama era comes to a close, on Christmas eve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued its final report on "Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 15, 2016, EPA issued a pre-publication version of new regional haze regulations.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Can a discharger violate a general narrative state water quality standard incorporated into its NPDES permit when the permit does not contain specific numeric effluent limits on the discharge?
Holland & Knight
President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to scrap President Obama's CPP rule, the cornerstone of Obama's environmental legacy. The rule establishes the first national standards to limit carbon pollution...
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Troutman Sanders LLP
With the Obama administration coming to an end, January 2017 marks the beginning of a dramatic wholesale conservative shift in federal public policymaking.
HopgoodGanim
The Government aims to tighten laws regulating the taking of groundwater for mining activities by resource proponents.
Foley & Lardner
Politically, 2016 is a year few of us will soon forget — and 2017 could be just as memorable, as the focus shifts from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill. With Congress adjourned...
McMillan LLP
There is a common misconception that the Crown's duty to consult aboriginal peoples is unstructured and uncertain, and a related misconception that the government consistently loses legal challenges on this basis.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In addition to its independent consent agreement, the Bureau participated in a proposed class action settlement that Volkswagen reached with consumers of certain affected vehicles.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On December 14, 2016, the PHMSA, a division of the Department of Transportation), issued an Interim Final Rule to implement safety standards for the design and operation of underground storage facilities...
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to media releases, reports, cases and legislation relating to planning & the environment.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500, the B.C. Court of Appeal recently considered three issues involving the Reviewable Projects Regulation under B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Act:
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The FSB recommendations seek to provide the framework by which climate related risk reporting can occur consistently.
Iberian Lawyer
Procede à segunda alteração à Lei n.º 50/2007, de 31 de agosto, alterada pela Lei n.º 30/2015, de 22 de abril, consagrando medidas legislativas que visam reforçar a eficácia do combate à corrupção desportiva.
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