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Dentons (United Kingdom)
Though many agree climate change, or "global warming", is an existential threat, there is limited convergence on what should be done to avert catastrophic temperature rises or adapt to changing climate conditions.
This Alert is an overview of the Guidelines and focuses on the differences between the draft and the finalised version.
Bennett Jones LLP
While the ICJ ruling may not directly affect the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, it serves to buttress the Ecuadorian Judgment underlying the enforcement proceedings in Ontario.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
As discussed here, Ontario is currently in the midst of a 45-day public review and comment period on climate change, following the government’s release of its climate change discussion paper.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The duty to consult is a Crown responsibility. But what happens when the Crown’s consultation is inadequate? Can a company that suffers losses as a result claim compensation from the Crown?
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario’s provincial and municipal governments must adapt stormwater management practices and infrastructure to accommodate higher water flows.
Saxe Law Office
Climate change is worsening flooding but it will also bring faster spring runoffs, hotter summers, more evaporation and droughts.
Dentons (United Kingdom)
The Environment Agency has published a new annex to its Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance to cover breaches under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, EU Emissions Trading Scheme and climate change agreements.
Dentons (US)
EPA is reportedly hard at work, reviewing over 2 million public comments filed following publication last June of the Clean Power Plan.
Venable LLP
SASB (the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) wishes to bring sustainability considerations in SEC-required disclosures to a whole new level.
Blank Rome LLP
This ruling is consistent with a seeming trend toward limiting arranger liability since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in 2009 in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599 (2009).
Since 1997, the White House Council on Environmental Quality has been working to issue guidance on how and when federal agencies should account for the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Following the reasoning of the Supreme Court in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP), 546 U.S. ___ (No. 10-174, S. Ct. 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington...
Foley Hoag LLP
As we noted in 2013, two different Courts of Appeal had ruled that injunctive relief is not available in PSD/NSR enforcement cases against former owners.
This court's decision follows several other notable cases in recent years involving the intersection of CERCLA and state-law claims.
Venable LLP
In a recent unpublished opinion for Precon Development v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling determining that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) had correctly asserted jurisdiction over wetlands pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Foley Hoag LLP
In a potentially significant opinion last week, in Little Hocking Water Association v. DuPont, Judge Algenon Marbley gave hope to citizen plaintiffs everywhere...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued a decision in the case of Nucor Steel-Ark. v. Big River Steel...
Holland & Knight
On March 17, 2015, Judge Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion upholding the United States Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) issuance of an incidental take permit...
Foley & Lardner
Partner Brian Potts contributed an opinion editorial piece for The Wall Street Journal, "Mercurial Regulators Making Fishy Calculations," on March 24, 2015.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 17, 2012 Darrell Kirby Turnbull, in defence of himself and his family, shot and killed a polar bear on the sea ice outside of Seal Cove, near Meadow Island, Labrador.
Saxe Law Office
In 2011, we wrote about the innovative stormwater fee adopted by Kitchener, Ontario, following English and American precedents.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the "AER") announced the release of the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (the "Joint Operating Procedures"), which contain new requirements for applications under the "specified enactments", defined in the Responsible Energy Development Act ("REDA") as the Mines and Minerals Act [Part 8], Public Lands Act, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
CBP Lawyers
Local councils should offset any potential risks of litigation by asset owners who may be affected by rising sea levels.
WeirFoulds LLP
A carbon tax is a tax on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from burning fossil fuels. In economic terms, it means putting a price on each tonne of GHG emitted.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
McGuireWoods LLP
A release of ammonia poses grave risks to company employees and potentially to neighbors and communities.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 3, 2015, FERC approved Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC's ("Algonquin") request to construct and operate its Algonquin Incremental Market Project ("AIM") in New England.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a first-time ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington ruled in January that manure from a dairy is solid waste regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
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