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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February, 2015

EPA OEI Office Announces Transfer Of TRI Program To OPPT: On January 22, 2015, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Environmental Information (OEI) announced that EPA has begun the process of transferring the...more

Falling Oil Prices Ignite Concern Over Bakken Crude

Happy Days Are Here Again? Gasoline prices have been falling steadily for months. Now a gallon may be purchased for substantially less than three dollars in many regions of the country. ...more

Environmental Groups Ramp-up the Crude-by-Rail Fight in the Courtroom

Bakken crude producers and midstream transportation companies already experience transportation woes related to inadequate pipeline infrastructure, railroad capacity, tank car supply, rail accidents, and new regulations. But...more

California Governor Signs Bill Regulating Oil by Rail

On September 25, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will provide California’s emergency responders with more information about trains carrying crude oil and require railroad companies to provide...more

PHMSA Proposes Regulations Claimed to Make Business Easier for Retailers and Transporters and Finalizes a Regulation that Could...

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently published two proposed regulations that may positively affect retailers and transporters, if implemented as proposed. In addition, PHMSA finalized a...more

Chemical Purchasers May Be Operators and Liable for Releases That Occur During Shipment

Any company that purchases chemical products should be aware that it could potentially be liable for releases that occur during the shipment of the purchased products. In a recent New York District Count case, Kemira Water...more

Governor Quinn Signs Bill That Will Result In Illinois Following Federal Air Regulations

http://illinoisenvironmentallaw.com/uncategorized/governor-quinn-signs-bill-that-will-result-in-illinois-following-federal-air-regulations/ Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill passed in the General Assembly,...more

High court: WSDOT must pay for Foss cleanup

If there were any doubts about the potent weapon for recovery of environmental costs that the Model Toxics Control Act has become, those questions should be dispelled by a July 19 decision from Division Two of the Washington...more

Illinois' Fifth District Reverses Rail Carrier Asbestos Ruling

The Fifth District of the Appellate Court of Illinois recently reversed a Madison County trial court ruling denying a motion to dismiss an asbestos case for forum non conveniens. The Fifth District’s decision constitutes a...more

Michigan v. Initial Transport and Employers Mutual Casualty Company

Supplemental Brief in Michigan Supreme Court for Insurance Company and Trucking Company

Michigan Department of Transportation v. Employers Mutual Casualty Co. et al. , 480 Mich. 862; 748 N.W.2d 239 (2008) - After a catastrophic accident involving a motor carrier hauling gasoline caused significant property...more

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