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Possible New Clean Fuel Standard in Canada

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is considering the development of a new clean fuels regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The purpose of this proposed new regulation is to reduce...more

$5.3 million fine in Sunrise Propane case after joint prosecution under OHSA and EPA

by Dentons on

Some cases illustrate very well the principle that “the more dangerous your operation, the more careful you must be”.  This case, involving a joint prosecution by the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Environment, is one of...more

The Ninth Circuit Reminds Us — Again — Just How Powerful the Endangered Species Act Is

On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Commerce Department’s designation of critical habitat for the southern distinct population segment of green sturgeon, once again reminding us just how difficult it is...more

Braving the Headwinds Hitting U.S. Wind Energy

by Blank Rome LLP on

The development of offshore wind projects in the U.S. has been a story of high hopes and many setbacks. Thus far, 2015 has perpetuated the same storyline, with major setbacks plaguing one of the major U.S. offshore wind...more

Measures on Public Participation in Environmental Protection (Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) Public Notice

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Article 1 - The purpose of these measures is to ensure the rights of citizens, legal persons and other organizations to access environmental information, participate in and supervise environmental protection, to smooth...more

Chinese Government Issues Amendment to Environmental Protection Law to Fight Against Pollution

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The National People’s Congress passed the Amendment to the Chinese Environmental Protection Law (the “Amendment”) on April 24, 2014. The amended Environmental Protection Law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The...more

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