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Environmental Liability: Relief Through Bankruptcy Or Not?

In re Appalachian Fuel, LLC, 521 B.R. 779 (Bankr. E.D. Ky. 2014) – A state department of environmental protection (DEP) filed an administrative expense application in the bankruptcy cases of coal mining debtors for...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 23, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - BP off-loads assets as it withdraws from China's solar markets; Solyndra presses for bankruptcy plan OK over US objection; Fracking boom boosts water treatment business;...more

The DC Circuit Court Vacates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On August 21, 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court overturned the E.P.A.’s proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The ruling could impact many distressed power plants, particularly coal-fired plants, by reducing environmental...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 26, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Solyndra close to filing bankruptcy plan; Controversial clean power line is finally live; Iberdrola cutting down its U.S. business; U.S. Barring Efforts to Circumvent Duties on...more

Contemplating Chapter 11 as a “Fresh Start”? Consider Recent Developments in Environmental Claims Liability

When a company saddled with potential environmental liabilities seeks bankruptcy protection, the goals of Chapter 11—giving the reorganized debtor a “fresh start” and fairly treating similarly situated creditors—can conflict...more

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