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Eighth Circuit Pollution-Exclusion Opinion A Cautionary Tale For Natural Gas Industry
The interpretation and application of a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability ("CGL") policy is often a fact-specific and jurisdiction-specific exercise.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Reed Smith Launches Second Edition Of 3D Printing White Paper
Following up the success of its first, medical device-focused 3D printing white paper, 3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles...
United States
19 Dec 2016
Impacts Of SB 32 On A Pending California Supreme Court Case – Cleveland National Forest Foundation Case
Thus, in SANDAG's view, it did not abuse its discretion by not using the GHG emissions reduction goal of S-3-05 in its EIR analysis.
United States
16 Sep 2016
CARB Releases Final Proposed Amendments To Cap-and-Trade Regulations; Formal Comment Period Commences
The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) timeline toward amending California's cap-and-trade regulations progressed with the release of its final proposed amendments and supporting documentation August 2, 2016.
United States
10 Aug 2016
Lack Of Court Direction Requires Developers And Lenders To Estimate Their Own Significance Thresholds For GHG Emissions Past 2020
This June, the California Supreme Court heard the last set of oral arguments before breaking for the summer.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Court Rules BLM Had No Authority To Regulate Fracking On Federal And Native American Lands
In March 2015, the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") issued regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.
United States
5 Jul 2016
Understanding The Re-Vamped TSCA: Federal Preemption Gives Uniform Standards
The reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the first major environmental law passed since 1990.
United States
23 Jun 2016
Court Of Appeal Turns A Careful Eye Toward Challenges To California's Cap-And-Trade Auction System
Earlier this month, the court issued two orders that indicated it was in a position to move the case forward.
United States
27 Apr 2016
PA Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Releases Final Report
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF) released its final report of recommendations on Pennsylvania's future regulation of the pipeline industry.
United States
25 Feb 2016
New Pennsylvania Methane Rules May Be More Stringent Than Federal Standards
Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the creation of a multi-pronged plan to target and reduce methane emissions from unconventional natural gas wells, pipelines, and other sources in the Pennsylvania oil and gas sector.
United States
25 Jan 2016
President Obama Signs Bill To Restrict Use Of Microbeads In Cosmetics
President Obama has signed into law H.R. 1321, the "Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015."
United States
13 Jan 2016
Pennsylvania Federal Court Strikes Down Ordinance Banning Disposal of Wastewater as Unconstitutional
In Pennsylvania General Energy Co. L.L.C. v. Grant Township, Magistrate Judge Susan P. Baxter of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, in an unpublished opinion, held that several provisions of an ordinance enacted by Grant Township establishing a "Community Bill of Rights" were invalid or preempted by state law.
United States
24 Oct 2015
California Takes The Bronze: Implications And Impacts Of California's SB 350
On October 7, Gov. Brown signed into law the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 ("SB 350") 2015.
United States
12 Oct 2015
Texas Joins Majority Of States Holding That EPA's CERCLA Proceedings Constitute A 'Suit' Under Standard-Form CGL Policies
In response to a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled that proceedings conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) constitute a "suit" within the meaning of the standard-form CGL policies at issue, thus triggering the insurers' duty to defend.
United States
7 Jul 2015
Pencils Up: Industry Has Opportunity To Make Its Voice Heard On New Biofuel Targets
On May 29, 2015, the U.S. EPA proposed long-delayed biofuel targets for 2014 and 2015 through the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, and issued a proposal setting the mandates for 2016.
United States
17 Jun 2015
EPA Releases Draft Assessment Of Effects Of Hydraulic Fracturing On Drinking Water
The Environmental Protection Agency has published a draft assessment based on the 2010 study requested by Congress into the possible effects caused by hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.
United States
8 Jun 2015
California ‘Under 2 MOU' Demonstrates Ambition And Bottom Up Support For GHG Reductions In The Lead Up To COP 21
On May 19, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Subnational Global Climate Leadership (the "MOU") with eleven other leaders from jurisdictions in North America, South America and Europe.
United States
26 May 2015
Is Wastewater Migration From Disposal Wells A Trespass Under Texas Law? The Texas Supreme Court Declines to Answer
A landowner sued the operator of a neighboring wastewater disposal facility on the theory that deep subsurface wastewater trespassed beneath the landowner’s property.
United States
12 Feb 2015
Wisconsin Supreme Court's Misapplication Of The Pollution Exclusion And Disregard For Policyholders' Business And Purpose In Purchasing Insurance
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two opinions in which it held that pollution exclusions barred coverage for third-party claims resulting from alleged contamination of water...
United States
8 Jan 2015
DOT Denies Request to Prohibit Shipment of Bakken Crude Oil on Older Tank Cars; Environmental Groups Push Battle to Courtroom
On December 2, 2014 following the Department of Transportation’s ("DOT") November 7, 2014 denial of their request for an immediate ban on use of older DOT-111 or CTC-111 railcars for the shipment of crude oil from the Bakken Shale, the Sierra Club and ForestEthics (the "NGOs"), filed a petition for review in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
United States
9 Dec 2014
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