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Enhanced Federal Regulation Of PFAS Teed Up For U.S. Senate Action
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances took center stage this week in the United States Senate with consideration of a bipartisan compromise that would mandate stronger new federal PFAS regulations.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Aggressive Interest In Federal PFAS Regulations Continues To Mount
Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2019) - Pressure for tough federal action to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continues to grow
United States
6 Jun 2019
Perfluorinated Chemicals: A Rapidly Evolving Regulatory And Legal Risk Issue For Businesses
(May 6, 2019) - A once obscure group of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemical substances (PFAS) have gripped national headlines in recent months, due to increasing concerns over potential health risks.
United States
22 May 2019
Fifth Circuit Upholds Ruling That Operator Of Tug Is Also "Operating" Oil Barge Being Towed For Purposes Of OPA '90
United States of America v. Nature's Way Marine, LLC, Environmental Pollution Group, LLC, Fifth Circuit No. 17-60698, decided September 21, 2018
United States
6 Feb 2019
Fourth Circuit Affirms Conviction And Sentencing Of Vessel Owner And Operator For Violations Of APPS
On May 7, 2018, the Fourth Circuit in United States v. Oceanic Illsabe Limited affirmed the conviction and sentencing of a vessel owner and operator for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS).
United States
10 Jul 2018
U.S. Fifth Circuit Finds No State Or Federal Actionable Claims Against Oil And Gas Related Companies For Erosion Of The Coastal Marsh
The Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East ("the Board"), filed suit in Louisiana state court against 97 companies involved in the exploration for...
United States
7 Apr 2017
Texas Judge Dismisses 20,000 Cases Against BP In Benzene Release Lawsuit
A Galveston County, Texas judge has dismissed nearly half of the cases filed against BP filed on behalf of people who allege they got sick in connection with a 2010 emissions release at a Texas City...
United States
10 Nov 2016
Federal Fifth Circuit Finds Federal Jurisdiction Over Oil Pipeline Pollution Suit
Plaintiffs, 189 natural persons who live, work, or own real property in a certain part of Harvey, Louisiana, or formerly did so, filed suit in Louisiana state court against various oil companies...
United States
6 Apr 2016
Claims Dismissed Against Deepwater Horizon Clean-Up Responders
Though the primary claims of the Deepwater Horizon matter have been resolved, various classes of claims and associated legal issues remain, adding to the arsenal of law developed as a result of this catastrophe.
United States
6 Apr 2016
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