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Hydraulic Fracturing Digest

Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more

Michigan Court Holds Pollution Exclusion Applies to Emissions Permit Violation

In its recent decision in Arch Ins. Co. v. Commercial Steel Treating Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121574 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 27, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan had occasion to...more

Climate Change Legal Work: Changing The Paradigm Does Not Come Easily

I learned the other day that for $3995 I can download nearly a 1000 page report on the climate change industry. The Ah Hah moment was at hand. The President’s promise at his inauguration and then again at the State of the...more

Recent Ruling Confirms That Cost of Compliance with a PRP Letter Is Insured Under CGL Policies

In a recent ruling of interest to any company named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) at a Superfund site anywhere in the country, the Alabama Supreme Court has followed the majority of state courts and held that a...more

Determining an Occurrence in Environmental Insurance Cases

Like a comet which drags a long trail in its wake, large CERCLA cases in federal court often are accompanied by related insurance coverage cases in state court. That is true with the Lower Fox River Superfund Site in...more

Construction Oberview: 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Update

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more

Second Annual Greenbuild Legal Forum Highlights Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Green Building Lawyers

The Second Annual Legal Forum at Greenbuild 2011 covered a wide variety of legal issues involved in green building which were presented by more than 10 expert panelists from the US and Canada...more

Green Building Update - July 24, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Allstate's green data center video *Green Building Focus ..AIA examines green building status ..LEED-EB may grow exponentially *Coolwall coating wins top award *Green building demand up in South...more

Green Building Update - December 31, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Lower fuel and home prices stall some green homes *The recession is poised to help green homes *Green Building Focus ..Buildings without AC: the latest green building trend *Insurance struggles to...more

Green Building Update - July 16, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Insurance company offers coverage for green homes *Green Building Focus ..USGBC's "Advanced Energy Design Guide" available for download *USGBC modifying the LEED certification program through...more

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