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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

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

BP found grossly negligent for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

Judge Carl Barbier issued his much-anticipated decision yesterday (September 4, 2014), assessing liability for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. In

District Court finds BP reckless in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill; punitive damages not available under Fifth Circuit precedent

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana entered an order September 4, 2014, concluding BP Exploration & Production, Inc. ("BP"

Criminal plea, civil liability: aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe

  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

Perhaps the most infamous environmental litigation case in history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has resulted in approximately 3,000

Clean Water Act: court challenges to EPA's Final Rule

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

Earlier this week, commencing what will likely be a lengthy appeal process, a number of environmental organizations filed challenges in federal court