On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released its Reasons for Judgment regarding the scope of the GIC decision-making authority under subsection 52(4)....
Devry Smith Frank LLP
"You can do anything you set your mind to." These wise words, spoken by Benjamin Franklin, were certainly true for Wang Enlin, a Chinese farmer with only three years of formal education.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Environmental Emergency Regulations under CEPA aim to enhance the protection of the environment and human health in environmental emergency situations by promoting prevention...
Due diligence is an extremely important concept in environmental regulation and compliance. When properly done, it provides a defence to regulatory charges...
As we have previously written, the federal government is currently undertaking a review of a suite of environmental regimes.
Comments on each of these rules are due in March, with final rules to be issued by summer 2017.
Duane Morris LLP
The Mao court found that any intent of the environmental consulting services to affect or protect the borrower as a prospective purchaser or future owner was at best secondary.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration.
Foley Hoag LLP
In an interesting study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors predict that climate change will have a more significant impact on peak energy demand...
Foley Hoag LLP
It's not clear what this would cover, but it would include at least the Clean Power Plan.
CARB's proposals—many building on programs already in place—have the potential to affect every sector of California's economy. In this article, we summarize a few of these notable proposals.
Mr. Pruitt has been the attorney general of Oklahoma since 2011, and he previously served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate.
In any event, the new Administration will necessarily have to resolve tensions between competing campaign promises with climate change implications.
Judge Aiken determined that the plaintiffs' case does not present a political question. She reviewed six criteria that could each signal the presence of a political question, concluding that none suggested the "need to step outside the core role of the judiciary..."
In 2017, the Ninth Circuit will have a third opportunity to address a listing decision under the ESA, this time NMFS's decision to list the Arctic ringed seal as a threatened species.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a January 24th Presidential Memorandum, President Trump urged the Commerce Department to develop a "permitting streamlining action plan" recommending policy and procedural changes that will boost domestic manufacturing.