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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This legal update summarises the Xenophon amendments and provides an update of recent CFI activity and the proposed ERF.
The Alert outlines changes proposed by the EPOLA Bill, including offences, enforcement and contaminated land provisions.
Clayton Utz
It is time to consider the options for environmental assessments, and to select the right EIS process for your project.
Saxe Law Office
The U.S. Pentagon’s latest report, the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, calls climate change an immediate threat to national security.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
"Green" products and services are becoming popular in many industries as people become more concerned with environmental protection and climate change.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On October 20, 2014 the British Columbia government introduced new legislation to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industrial operations.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Court of Appeal has forced an insurer to pay for a fuel oil cleanup after a spill, despite a pollution exclusion clause.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
The BC Ministry of Environment is seeking input on two aspects of the contaminated sites regime, both involving local governments.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board awarded costs against an appellant in Seaspan ULC v. Director, Environmental Management Act.
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.
Cayman Islands Government
Recently while on patrol, Department of Environment (DoE) Chief Conservation Officer Mark Orr discovered signs indicating that a nesting green turtle was taken illegally in West Bay.
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.
The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has recently issued a Regulation on Environmental Permission and Licenses, rendering the previous regulation obsolete.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on a proposed rule that has the potential to significantly expand the authority of the EPA under the Clean Water Act.
Day Pitney LLP
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently announced its next round of brownfield funding.
Holland & Knight
The District Department of the Environment recently announced proposed increases to its fees established under the new Stormwater Management, Soil Erosion, and Sediment Control Regulations.
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.
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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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