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Clayton Utz
A successful bid means the bidder automatically enters into a Carbon Abatement Contract with the Clean Energy Regulator.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
The date of the first auction under the Emissions Reduction Fund is announced, with bidders given two months to prepare.
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is adopted by Brazil, lays down the legal grounds on exploration and use of the sea.
McLennan Ross LLP
On February 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear an appeal challenging a finding that settlement agreements reached through the Environmental Appeals Board's mediation process are privileged.
Saxe Law Office
Recently the Ontario government released it’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper identifies the risks and challenges associated with climate change and the threat it poses to Ontario.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Legislature should soon get on with second reading of Bill 37, An Act respecting Invasive Species.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 6, 2014, the Alberta Provincial Court ordered Norellco Contractors Ltd. (Norellco) to pay $185,000 after Norellco pleaded guilty to one count under the Fisheries Act.
McMillan LLP
Canadian environmental legislation contains significant enforcement powers, including the ability of officials to conduct inspections and/or obtain and execute search warrants.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario has approved 15 new Source Water Protection Plans (SPP) under the Clean Water Act, 2006. Municipalities and companies should take note of this development to help prepare for their potential responsibilities and opportunities under Ontario’s evolving drinking water source protection regime.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Establishments, institutions, and businesses that may cause environmental problems via their activities, are obliged to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") Reports, or prepare project description files.
Venable LLP
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for revisions to its natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In the Sixth Circuit case, the Sierra Club had urged the court to hold that only discharges explicitly authorized by a general permit were shielded from suit by the permit shield defense.
Foley Hoag LLP
Climate change over the coming years is likely to test and ultimately expose the fundamental inadequacy of much of the infrastructure built to support modern societies.
McCarter & English
Following principles of strict statutory construction and refusing to "unsettle a decades-long understanding in this State,"...
Foley Hoag LLP
The decision is the latest judicial effort to clarify the distinction between cost recovery actions under § 107 of CERCLA and contribution actions under § 113 of CERCLA.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Under a law enacted in 2010, a complete ban on the disposal of electronics went into effect statewide in New York on January 1.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Sunday, the Boston Globe had a fairly comprehensive look at the causes of the current failings of the MBTA.
Transocean and its insurers argued that the excess policy incorporated the drilling contract, thereby limiting the scope of coverage.
Holland & Knight
2015 is being called the "Year of Water" for the Florida Legislature.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law ("the China EPL").
Jones Day
Accordingly, L.B. 1161 remains intact and the former governor's approval of the permit stands.
Lawson Lundell LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") and the Aboriginal Consultation Office ("ACO") released the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resources Activities (the "Operating Procedures").
Chapman Tripp
The Government is aiming to have the most significant overhaul of the Resource Management Act since the Act's inception.
Bernkopf Goodman LLP
Owners and developers of property with significant wetlands or other natural resources take notice...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
California’s "Proposition 65" warning requirements have long been a major concern for businesses that want their products offered for sale in the State’s large marketplace.
McGuireWoods LLP
This year is sure to bring a number of significant changes in the areas of waste management and cleanup, vapor intrusion, due diligence and issues related to real estate purchases.
Trust Legal, Advocates & Consultants
India has a robust environmental policy and detailed enforcement jurisprudence for environmental compliances.
Lawson Lundell LLP
It has been quite some time since the Supreme Court of Canada considered the merger provisions contained in the Competition Act.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
To help companies to understand the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), this is a summary of the scheme and the process.
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