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The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
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Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
Protecting and Perfecting Condominium Entitlements in a Down Economy
On Friday, September 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion in the developing area of climate-change litigation, affirming the dismissal of a lawsuit that threatened the energy sector with...more
On September 30, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ordered the United States to pay $1.7 million in a malicious prosecution lawsuit to Hubert Vidrine, based on findings that the U.S....more
If a notice pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act asserts that there is an ongoing release of pollutants, then it is unnecessary for a plaintiff to specify the date on which the violations occurred. That was...more
In the battle over climate change, the Supreme Court once again set an important precedent in American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut (“American Electric Power”). In an 8-0 decision written by Justice Ginsburg...more
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
1 Senate committee reauthorizes pipeline safety programs
2 Report on carcinogens lists Styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogen”
2 National Transportation Safety Board finds...more
In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency declared a public health emergency arising from the long term asbestos exposure of Libby, Montana residents. The exposure occurred due to the operation of a vermiculite mine in...more
In the third of our trilogy this week, let's take a look at the Supreme Court's decision in American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174 (U.S. 6/20/11).
Readers may recall from our previous posts that in 2004,...more
Until recently, Association of Irritated Residents v. California Air Resources Board proceeded along the litigation path as smoothly as any environmental challenge might. However, things took an unexpected twist last week...more
The Supreme Court’s AEP vs. Connecticut: A Case of “What Will Kennedy Decide”?
Yet again, climate law watchers – those who want greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions further reduced, as well as those who would be most affected...more
Tuesday, April 19, will be a watershed day for climate change litigation as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument in American Electric Power v. Connecticut. At stake is whether states and private parties should be...more
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has become the latest federal appellate court to weigh in on the viability of public nuisance lawsuits to effectively regulate air emissions. In North Carolina v. Tennessee Valley...more