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Saxe Law Office
In an worldwide first, the Hague District Court has ordered the Dutch government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by at least 25% compared to 1990 levels by the end of 2020.
Clayton Utz
The draft policy statement sets out when the Commonwealth Department of the Environment will consider advanced offsets.
Saxe Law Office
Who is a "person"? If corporations can be "persons", why not chimpanzees? Do sentient non-human animals deserve legal rights?
McLennan Ross LLP
In June of this year we reported on the provincial government's "re-thinking" of the climate change file.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Pipelines, mines, ports, railways, reactors and power dams make federal environmental assessments prominent in current public affairs.
Cox & Palmer
The Ministry of the Environment has completed a province-wide consultation to examine stakeholder, public, and municipal responses to a proposed Solid Waste Management (SWM) strategy.
Saxe Law Office
Last week, the Yukon Court of Appeal heard arguments about the future of the massive Peel River watershed, and about the meaning and application of modern aboriginal treaties.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Il apparaît clairement que la lutte contre les changements climatiques et la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre constituent un objectif important pour le gouvernement du Québec et le Livre vert reflète cette réalité.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Des modifications au Règlement sur la diffusion de l'information et sur la protection des renseignements personnels (le « Règlement ») sont entrées en vigueur le 1er avril 2015.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Madame Aglukkaq a fait cette annonce juste après la présentation du Canada à l'Organisation des Nations Unies (l'« ONU ») de sa contribution prévue déterminée au niveau national (la « CPDN »).
Cayman Islands Government
On Earth Day 2015, Government commenced Parts 3 and 4 of the law, aspects of the NCL that protect species and which allow the National Conservation Council to begin the practical work of increasing Cayman's areas under protection.
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
On August 14 2015, the Federal Official Gazette published the following rulings: "Ruling that modifies only once the term to file the 2014 Annual Operating Report," "Ruling that contains instructions and Annual Operating Report format," ..
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In contrast to Judge Erickson, courts in both West Virginia and Georgia found that jurisdiction lies with the Circuit Court of Appeals and has denied the preliminary injunctions.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
EPA announced in June the creation of its new Chemical Safety Advisory Committee, established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and is seeking nominations for members.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Wednesday, Judge Irene Keeley of the Northern District of West Virginia held that district courts do not have jurisdiction to hear challenges to EPA's rule defining waters of the United States.
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this month, the Judge Lucy Koh set aside the Fish & Wildlife Service's decision to extend its programmatic permit for bald and golden eagle SOARING EAGLE-1000 pixels widetakes from five to 30 years.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
It is believed that the memorandum could be instrumental in the lawsuit challenging the rule which currently includes 30 states and nearly 20 industry groups.
Foley Hoag LLP
When the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was first implemented, there were questions regarding how much of an impact it would actually have on GHG emissions.
Jones Day
In the August 4, 2015, Federal Register, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service ("NRCS") determined that implementing the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program ("VPA-HIP") is not a major federal action...
Foley Hoag LLP
A group of PRPs received an oversight cost bill pursuant to a CERCLA consent decree.
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An inevitable consequence of development and industrial progress is generation of waste. Therefore, efficient waste management is a matter of international concern.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
Saxe Law Office
The issue of boundary trees—trees that straddle property lines—appears to be a growing, and increasingly confusing, legal concern for Toronto neighbours.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On July 30, 2015, the British Columbia government released four discussion papers for public comment outlining proposed new policies for regulations under the Water Sustainability Act.
Cohen Highley LLP
Outdoor wood burning furnaces may be utilized by rural landowners for a variety of reasons, including as a supplementary heat source.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
This SCC decision does not discuss the defences available against the imposition of AMPs nor the issue of the burden of proof.
Mayer Brown
In its ground-breaking decision in R v Thames Water Utilities (2015), the Court of Appeal has signalled a sea-change in penalties for environmental breaches, with fines for very large commercial organisations ("VLOs") set to rise exponentially.
Clyde & Co
From 1 January 2015, all vessels operating in emission controlled areas (ECAs) are prohibited from burning fuel with a sulphur content of more than 0.1%.
Jones Day
On October 15, 2014, a group of environmental organizations requested a rehearing on FERC's approval of the project and a halt to the planned construction.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Many companies face pollution risks, either through liability to other parties or due to property contamination.
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