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California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California attorney general sues EPA over records on administrator - Washington Post - Aug 11 - California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

The EPA Reveals National Enforcement Initiatives Ahead of 2016 Election

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

If you thought you had to wait until after the 2016 election to learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) next iteration of National Enforcement Initiatives—think again. The EPA has announced that, as of Oct. 1,...more

Pierce Atwood Environmental Regulatory Compliance Calendar (RCC)

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Army Corps Drops Regional Permit - The Army Corps has announced that it has abandoned the idea of establishing a regional general permit for the New England states. The proposal would have replaced the individual...more

Insurance Recovery Law - Jun 2014 #2

Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Absolute Pollution Exclusion Does Not Bar Coverage for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suit - Why it matters: In answering certified questions from the Ninth Circuit, Nevada joined...more

EPA’s Next Generation Compliance Initiative – The Agency’s Latest Proposed Rule for Refineries Shows the Initiative in Action and...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposed rule that illustrates several of the agency’s Next Generation Compliance ideas in action. The proposed rule concerns hazardous air pollutant (HAP)...more

Insurance Coverage Newslettter: Transport Inc. v. Superior Court

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Vulcan Materials Corp. manufactured and sold PCE, a pollutant used by dry cleaners. R.R. Street & Co. was a distributor for Vulcan, and an additional insured under an umbrella policy issued by Transport Insurance to Vulcan....more

"Hydraulic Fracturing" Verdict in Texas State Court -- Texas family recovers $3 million based on nuisance theory

by King & Spalding on

On April 22, 2014, a six-person jury in Dallas awarded a Texas family $2.925 million in a trial based on medical problems allegedly caused by natural gas development. While the case involved gas wells that had been...more

PA DEP Revises Marcellus Gas Well Site Air Quality Permit Criteria

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released final air quality plan exemption criteria to be applied to unconventional natural gas wells (i.e., gas wells drilled into the...more

How Are We Doing? The Mercury Story

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The late Ed Koch (former mayor of New York) famously used to ask his constituents “How am I doing?” Answering this question is also prudent (if not required) in evaluating environmental policies. Probably the most relevant...more

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