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Dentons (US)
Readers of this newsletter have no doubt already read or heard about the UN Climate Conference which concluded two days later than scheduled, early on Sunday, December 13, 2014.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
To help companies to understand the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), this is a summary of the scheme and the process.
Dentons (US)
In the absence of recent activity at the federal government level, Canadian provinces continue to take the lead on climate change initiatives.
Saxe Law Office
In 2014, a number of people living near proposed wind generation sites in Ontario appealed the Ontario government’s approval of these projects to the Ontario Superior Court.
Dentons (US)
In Europe, discussions continue in relation to structural reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Zo’n tien jaar geleden werden allerlei industriële en infrastructurele ontwikkelingen in Nederland tegengehouden omdat in veel gebieden de Europese grenswaarden voor luchtkwaliteit werden overschreden.
Zyda Law
On the 5th December 2014, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Taylor Wimpey Ltd against the objecting residents in Great Dunmow, who had successfully challenged a previous appeal decision on the basis of material prejudice at the hearing.
Zyda Law
On 6 January 2015, over a year since the public inquiry into the appeal opened, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has granted an appeal against Gloucester County Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s Javelin Park Energy from Waste (‘EfW’).
Foley Hoag LLP
Relying on the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Burlington Northern, the Fifth Circuit recently overtuned a CERCLA liability finding against a supplier of perchloroethylene.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Thursday, EPA issued its final report on Connectivity of Streams & Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review & Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
After years of controversy, EPA recently adopted more stringent regulations for waste recyclers.
BakerHostetler
EPA plans to propose new regulations this year to address the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
As I noted last year, there has been significant criticism of the Integrated Assessment Models used to calculate the social cost of carbon.
McGuireWoods LLP
This year is sure to bring a number of significant changes in the areas of waste management and cleanup, vapor intrusion, due diligence and issues related to real estate purchases.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Construction of PennEast’s 108-mile interstate pipeline has caused public concern over its impact across the Pocono region.
Dentons (US)
In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama stated, "And no challenge - no challenge - poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."
Dentons (US)
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has proposed guidance to federal agencies regarding agency analyses of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On January 10, 2015, Governor Snyder signed SB 891 into law, enacting revisions to Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Michigan’s environmental remediation law.
Foley Hoag LLP
What energy sources would qualify as having clean energy attributes?
Foley Hoag LLP
As most readers know, EPA has extended its schedule for issuing its rules addressing GHG emissions from both existing, and new and modified, power plants.
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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario and British Columbia have both invested heavily in infrastructure to generate inexpensive power.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Let’s say you’re retained by a nice young couple whose home has been impacted by a spill at the gas station next door.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 10, 2014, EPA finalized a number of changes to the federal hazardous waste management rules.
GRATA Law Firm
On March 26, 2009 the Republic of Kazakhstan ratified the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ('Protocol'), which came into force on September 17, 2009.
WilmerHale
On December 18, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released updated draft guidance on how and when federal agencies should account for the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
This shift in the international legal framework to deal with climate change influences Australia's domestic policies.
Saxe Law Office
Environment Canada obtained the largest environmental penalty ever imposed in Canada for breaches of the Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations by a mining company: $7,500,000.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Canadian environmental case law during the past 18 months gave environmental lawyers much to talk about. Personal liability of directors and officers is more uncertain than ever ..
Foley & Lardner
In December 2014, just looking at the areas of product stewardship and sustainability, China issued roughly sixty laws or other regulatory measures.
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