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Fifth Circuit shuts down climate tort plaintiffs again

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2013

Climate tort plaintiffs cannot catch a break in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a May 14, 2013, decision, the Fifth Circuit foundonce

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

State agency should address issues raised by RCRA class action, federal court finds

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

A federal court in Oklahoma has dismissed a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) putative class action against Halliburton Co. for allegedly exposing a town’s residents to nuclear waste and other hazardous substances, finding that the state environmental agency should address the issues in the case

Reliance on statutory requirements to mitigate environmental impacts proper under CEQA

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2011

In this case, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected all of petitioner’s arguments regarding the adequacy of the seismic impact analysis and mitigation measures in a revised Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) prepared for a project that proposed to convert 64 acres of maritime and industrial land along Oakland’s waterfront into residential, retailcommercial, open space and marina uses (“Project”

Energy & environment update February 24, 2014 - Energy and climate debate

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2014

Energy issues will take center stage this week as the Supreme Court addresses the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations and

Federal courts uniformly embrace climate science

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2013

A visitor to Capitol Hill might come away with the impression that there are serious questions about whether climate change is occurring and, if it

Sixth Circuit rules putative class not entitled to medical monitoring in train derailment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a putative class of residents of Painesville, Ohio, is not entitled to medical monitoring in a case involving a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed and burned

Clean Water Act citizen suit against ethanol plant settled

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2010

A U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin recently approved a joint stipulation dismissing a citizen’s suit filed for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act

9th Circuit requires EPA to set storm water runoff limits for construction activities

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2008

The 9th Circuit upheld a decision requiring the EPA to set storm water runoff limits for construction activities by Dec. 1, 2009

Greenhouse gases: cases challenging EPA’s endangerment finding held in abeyance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

In light of petitions for reconsideration pending before EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Virginia’s motion to remand to EPA to adduce further evidence on its endangerment findingi.e., that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks endanger public health and welfare