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Alaska Supreme Court opens the door for alternative theory in public trust litigation

  • McCarter & English LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2014

As this blog has discussed on several prior occasions, Our Children's Trust, an Oregon public interest group, has coordinated lawsuits in numerous

Deepwater Horizon oil spill legal update: judge makes findings of gross negligence and negligence

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2014

While the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has largely disappeared from the news headlines, for the parties involved in the litigation, the legal

9th Cir. rejects use of permit shield defense in a Clean Water Act citizen suit

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

On September 4, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision rejecting the argument that a Clean Water Act (CWA) "permit

Indiana challenges EPA carbon rules

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

Indiana and 11 other states have launched a preemptive strike on the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan on June

Second Circuit examines collateral source rule in CERCLA cost recovery and contribution case

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

On September 11, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in New York State Electric & Gas Corp. v. FirstEnergy Corp., No. 11-4143, a CERCLA cost

Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2014

On September 3, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora

Environmental coalition petitions U.S. EPA to further regulate the mining industry, among others

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2014

On 8 August 2014, Idaho Conservation League, Earthworks, Sierra Club, Amigos Bravos, Great Basin Resource Watch, and Communities for a Better

Sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - September 15, 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2014

Environmental groups lost their challenge to a U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease sale for parcels on federal lands in Nevada

U.S. District Court finds BP grossly negligent in Deepwater Horizon oil spill

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2014

On September 4, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier issued a ruling holding that BP Exploration & Production Inc. is subject to enhanced

WPDES CAFO permit program affirmed by Administrative decision

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2014

As originally described in a previous client alert, available here, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) issued two decisions on September 4, 2014 in