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Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This Queensland decision has important implications for local governments.
Clark Wilson LLP
Today, the proposed Site C 1,100 MW hydroelectric dam in northern British Columbia received environmental assessment (EA) approvals from both the Provincial [pdf] and Federal [pdf] Governments.
Saxe Law Office
Is the tide turning on fossil fuel divestment? Climate Week featured promises, by some big mainstream investors, to start divesting from fossil fuels.
Saxe Law Office
Fair sharing of biodiversity: The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, under the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), enters into force this week.
Bennett Jones LLP
The BC Supreme Court recently clarified several principles under the Environmental Management Act relating to liability for remediation costs for contaminated sites.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario government has released its Climate Change Update 2014 to coincide with Climate Week that was held in New York City from September 21-28.
Saxe Law Office
Recently, we noted that Environment Minister Glen Murray’s mandate letter includes no reference to a new anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation) law:
Saxe Law Office
Every Cabinet minister gets his or her marching orders from the Premier or Prime Minister.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Following Mexico’s initiative to discourage the use of carbon-intensive fuels, Chile's government has passed an environmental tax law with the objective of encouraging a shift to the use of clean air technologies.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has recently issued a Regulation on Environmental Permission and Licenses, rendering the previous regulation obsolete.
Reed Smith
On October 8, 2014, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a preliminary determination invalidating more than 230,000 offset credits on grounds that an Arkansas-based chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) incinerator was not in compliance with federal environmental laws at the time when CARB issued the offset credits to that facility.
Womble Carlyle
The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline that is projected to run through the heart of Central Virginia has generated much political controversy and is now the subject of a new federal lawsuit.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
With the 2014 holiday season fast approaching, businesses should not lose sight of what the Proposition 65 "bounty hunter" plaintiffs’ lawyers are eagerly awaiting.
Jones Day
The EPA proposed to prohibit excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, or malfunction in State Implementation Plans under the Clean Air Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
Opponents of EPA’s Clean Power Plan have not been willing to wait until a final rule has been promulgated before challenging EPA’s authority.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last year, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA has authority to withdraw its approval for the specification of sites for the disposal of fill material...
Foley Hoag LLP
The last frontier of citizen climate litigation has been state-based litigation alleging that states have a public trust obligation to mitigate climate change.
The U.S. shale boom has generated a boom in a related industry: "frac sand." Sand has become an integral component of hydraulic fracturing.
On September 30, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Campbell, D.J.) issued an order in Yount v. Salazar, Nos. 11-8171 et al., 2014 WL 4904423 (D. Ariz. Sept. 30, 2014). As part of this order, the court determined that certain business plaintiffs’ alleged injuries did not fall within the "zone of interests" of the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), drawing in part on a recent Supreme Court opinion clarifying the zone-of-interests doctrine.
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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
Olthuis Kleer Townshend
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently released a new decision called Makivik c Quebec on the duty of the Crown to comply with treaty obligations.
While the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has largely disappeared from the news headlines, the parties involved in the litigation have a long way still to go.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
First Nations can be anxious to enforce their constitutional right to comprehensive and transparent consultation with provincial and federal regulators.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Alberta Court of Appeal reaffirmed the significance of settlement privilege and did so specifically in the context of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
Saxe Law Office
The excessively broad risk of personal liability for municipal councillors and staff in the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act was supposed to improve public health and safety.
McGuireWoods LLP
North Carolina has enacted the country’s first comprehensive coal ash management law following the coal ash release earlier this year from Duke Energy’s Dan River plant.
Nabarro LLP
Over the summer the Department of Energy and Climate Change issued its long-awaited consultation on minimum energy efficiency standards.
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