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Settlement reached on polar bears

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2008

A settlement reached in federal court in California will require the Fish and Wildlife Service to designate critical habitat for polar bears

Avoiding debarment does not mean “all clear”

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2008

In a recent case, OSG Product Tankers v. United States, 82 Fed. Cl. 570 (2008), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) upheld a contracting officer's decision that a fifth generation (i.e., five levels removed from parent company) subsidiary was not a responsible contractor because of integrity and business ethics concerns caused by the parent company's environmental violations

Greenhouse gases and the Clean Air Act

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2008

Two cases are being closely watched for their implications regarding regulation of greenhouse gases under the Act

DEP’s “taking” of permitted water allocation

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2008

When a permittee with a water allocation in the Highlands does not use the full allocation, the DEP may reduce the permitted allocation if the permittee has not taken measures to reduce demand

What the courts are saying...

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2008

Our first case for the month of October comes from the Court of Appeals for Henry County, Ohio

EPA petitions for rehearing of CAIR decision

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2008

In an Environmental E-Flash in July, Reed Smith reported that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit had vacated the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Interstate Rule (“CAIR”), North Carolina v. Environmental Protection Agency, 531 F.3d 896 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (finding that CAIR had “more than several fatal flaws”

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

Structure of real estate deals key to determining CERCLA liability

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

In a ruling that has a potentially significant effect on the evaluation of CERCLA liability in real estate transactions, the 7th Circuit found that the title holder of contaminated property might not be an “owner” under CERCLA

Gardere submits amicus brief for the American Chemistry Council

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

In Behringer, et al. v. Alcoa Inc., the appeals court found that the premises owner owed no duty to household members of an individual who worked on its premises for second hand asbestos exposure

Proposed EPA rule could mean new and increased requirements for chemical manufacturers

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2008

In Sierra Club v. Johnson, 444 F.Supp.2d 46 (D.D.C. 2006), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was ordered to issue standards for 10 area source categories by December 15, 2008