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K&L Gates
The ERF is the cornerstone of the Direct Action Plan climate change policy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
This is an opportunity for landlords to use these funds on offer to invest in the energy efficiency of their assets.
Holding Redlich
Waste generators, transporters and processors, landfill operators and landowners must understand the new requirements.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
BLG Vancouver is once again pleased to present its annual update of the most recent developments in environmental law.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A number of interesting environmental law decisions were released in 2013 and 2014. BLG Vancouver's environmental group has summarized these developments in its 2013-2014 Environmental Law Update.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Honourable Neil Wittman, Alberta's Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, has ruled that a landowner is entitled to carry on her lawsuit against Alberta's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Department (ESRD) for allegedly being negligent in monitoring and regulating EnCana Corporation (EnCana) in the hydraulic fracturing of a well, and negligent in investigating the alleged contamination of her water well.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
n November 3, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announced a proposed settlement between Kia, Hyundai, U.S. Government and California Clean Air Resources Board which marks the largest civil penalty in Clean Air Act history.
Shores Jardin
Public sector entities may find themselves scrambling to meet their obligations to identify, report and account for long forgotten buried liabilities.
Cavell Leitch
Environment Canterbury has released the Council's decision on the proposed Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).
Cavell Leitch
Under the ETS, forest owners may have obligations to account for ETUs if they deforest their land or change land uses.
Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership
The New Regulation is to introduce a more consistent, practical and clear practice to address the problems which previously caused delays in the implementation of the projects.
Zyda Law
In 2011, a Referendum was passed which enabled the National Assembly for Wales to pass planning laws without the UK parliament’s consent.
Foley Hoag LLP
So the new Congress will be controlled by the GOP. The House and Senate will consider various bills to rein in EPA authority.
Foley Hoag LLP
In a decision late last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made clear just how much deference agencies can get under the Supreme Court decisions in Chevron and Auer.
Foley Hoag LLP
Like Canada, environmental contamination gets blamed for a lot of things wrong in America.
In the first salvo of a larger environmental-industry showdown impacting Western shale development, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2014) that the Gunnison sage-grouse would be granted endangered-species protection as a "threatened" class.
The November election changed the regulatory landscape for genetically modified organisms ("GMO"). Though none of the proposed GMO labeling laws on state ballots succeeded, two counties were successful in passing either a ban or moratorium on the growth or cultivation of bioengineered crops.
Foley & Lardner
Consumers increasingly pay a premium for environmentally friendly products.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly pledged November 11 in Beijing to make significant CO2 reductions in the next two decades.
Womble Carlyle
In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the following statute allowing payment of attorney fees in the face of certain local government acts:
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
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.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking declaration of Aboriginal title on June 26, 2014.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
BC Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation for the management of greenhouse gas emissions from the province's burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On October 20, 2014, the province of British Columbia introduced Bill 2-2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (the Bill).
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 6, 2014, Health Canada and Statistics Canada released the highly anticipated preliminary findings from their wind turbine noise and health study, the Community Noise and Health Study.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
The B.C. Supreme Court issued a key decision in the area of contaminated sites, awarding $4.75 million in "reasonably incurred" remediation costs to the plaintiff, JI Properties, Inc.
McDermott Will & Emery
Cruise ships, tankers and other large ocean-going vessels entering coastal waters near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands face a new regulatory challenge.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Effective November 25, 2013, the long-awaited and controversial amendments to the fisheries protection provisions of the Fisheries Act (the "Act") are now in force.
Holland & Knight
On November 6, 2013, ASTM International (ASTM) published a new Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, known as ASTM E1527-13.
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