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Spate of Suits Brought by California Communities for Sea Level Rise May Change Landscape of Climate Change Litigation

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

A recent trio of cases filed in California state court seek to hold major fossil fuel companies liable for the effects of sea level rise they allege to be caused by climate change....more

Environmental Notes - May 2017

by Williams Mullen on

The Clean Power Plan (“CPP”), and its companion new source review rule, is the Obama Administration’s signature regulation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Among other things, it requires states to put...more

Kids Get Their Day in Court on Climate Change

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On June 11, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that two teens are entitled to a judicial declaration of whether there exists a “public trust” obligation in state officials to “protect the State’s atmosphere as well as the...more

Walking On Eggshell Skulls: Louisiana's Levees Take On The Oil And Gas Industry Over Coastal Land Degradation

Ground zero for climate change and rising sea levels in the United States is not a status to which any state aspires. ...more

EU Environment Report - April 2013

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: *Chemicals: - Commission adds eight substances to REACH authorisation list *Climate Change: - European Parliament opposes “backloading” proposal for ETS allowances - Council...more

Doing Business in Canada: Environmental Law

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Companies doing business in Canada should identify and manage the risks associated with legal liability for harm that has been (or may be) caused to the environment. Environmental legislation (statutes and regulations) in...more

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