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Stikeman Elliott LLP
These continue to be busy times for those interested in the business and policy of carbon in Canada and elsewhere. Below is a snapshot of some recent developments of note.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On September 19, 2016, the Saskatchewan Minister of the Environment refused [PDF] environmental approval for the Chaplin Energy Project (Project).
Siskinds LLP
The international trade in endangered species is a lucrative business, with some recent estimates putting its worth at up to $20 billion annually, making it one of the most profitable international crimes, behind the illegal drug trade, the illicit arms trade, and human trafficking.
Miller Thomson LLP
On June 7, 2016, David Heurtel, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, introduced Bill 102 in Quebec's National Assembly.
Cayman Islands Government
They are apparently the offspring of an invading Green Iguana female which mated with a native Sister Isles Rock Iguana.
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
The COP21 Paris Agreement is not legally binding yet but does offer an outline of the path ahead. It has set ambitious targets to combat climate change...
Troutman Sanders LLP
From recent discussions with the US EPA, all indications are that the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule will be finalized any day now.
Foley Hoag LLP
U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade heard oral argument on Exxon Mobil's motion for preliminary injunction against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's civil investigative demand.
Jones Day
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration implements the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq., which is the primary federal statute governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
Dentons
On September 16, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention extended the Chemical Data Reporting 2016 submission deadline from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On September 19, 2016, the IG for the EPA issued the latest in a long line of reports identifying flaws in EPA's process for ensuring the efficacy of hospital-grade, hard-surface disinfectants.
Holland & Knight
In a major win for agencies and project sponsors, the Supreme Court of California affirmed that addenda can appropriately be used to consider modifications to a previously approved negative declaration or EIR.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
On September 14, 2016, Florida joined a growing number of jurisdictions that reject the "any exposure" theory of proving causation.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Monday, EPA promulgated amendments to its "Exceptional Events" Rule. The rule is important, particularly in the Western states, and most particularly in connection with EPA's latest iteration of the ozone NAAQS.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The EPA published a final rule on September 14, 2016 to once again revise its maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for boilers.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The August installment, Vertical Assignments, was a discussion of Plano Petroleum, LLC v. GHK Exploration, L.P., 250 P.3d (Okla. 2011) as an illustration of the various ways a Court could interpret an assignment,,,
Jones Day
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a pair of bills expanding California's climate change programs and increasing legislative oversight of the lead agency tasked with implementing those programs.
Foley Hoag LLP
EO 569 will advance climate policy in Massachusetts in a number of important ways. It also leaves much to be accomplished by MassDEP.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On September 19, 2016, EPA extended the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule report deadline from September 30, 2016 until October 31, 2016.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Yesterday, U.S. EPA announced a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) retail strategy.
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With the Clean Power Plan currently stayed in federal court, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appears to be considering his own options to act unilaterally on climate change.
Clayton Utz
This article is a review of new developments in mining and petroleum in Australia, relating to environment and planning.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The B.C. government recently released the much anticipated Plan, which updates the 2008 Plan and responds to the government-appointed Panel 32 recommendations for climate action for British Columbia.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On June 8, 2016, Ontario released its Climate Change Action Plan ("CCAP"). The five year plan outlines the province's strategy and commitments to address climate change.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Northern District of Indiana rejected the insurer's assertion that its pollution exclusion clauses unambiguously included all contaminants.
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