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In non-precedential case, Third Circuit affirms fracking trade secrets trump physician’s right to know, absent actual harm

  • Wilson Elser
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2015

Fracking in Pennsylvania continues to create work for the courts. On March 16, 2015, in a non-precedential opinion in Rodriguez v. Secretary of

EPA revises its RCRA rules to accord with DC Circuit rulings vacating two solid waste regulatory exclusions

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2015

Following two adverse rulings by the DC Circuit, issued in 2014 and reported at Sierra Club v. EPA, 755 F.3d 968 (D.C. Cir. 2014) and Natural

ECJ rules on environmental impact assessment for exploratory drilling

  • Schoenherr
  • -
  • Austria, European Union
  • -
  • April 7 2015

Facts In August 2011 the Ministry of Economy authorised the Austrian crude oil exploration company Rohöl-Aufsuchung AG to undertake exploratory

The sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - April 06, 2015

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently analyzed disclosure of fracking fluid chemicals between 2011 and 2013 on FracFocus, the

When uncertainty surrounds California solar project, court defers to agency not tortoise

  • Nossaman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

Project opponents have been invoking the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with increasing regularity in an attempt to block the construction of

State of Wyoming challenges DOI's federal hydraulic fracturing rules

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

Last week, the State of Wyoming filed a Petition for Review of Final Agency Action in the Wyoming Federal District Court challenging the new federal

Divided court affirms summary judgment in CERCLA “arranger” case

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2015

The decision sets a high bar for proving intent to dispose of hazardous substances and may make it easier for a party alleged to be liable as an

BLM publishes new rule for hydraulic fracturing; oil and gas groups bring challenge

  • Modrall Sperling
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register its much anticipated new regulatory rule governing hydraulic

Water fight update Reed’s ‘wrongs’ righted

  • Carter Newell
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 30 2015

Further to our May 2014 newsletter entitled ‘Water fight leaves Reed barely afloat’, the Land Court has released its decision from Mr Reed’s appeal

Parent corporation’s prior assertions of domination create “alter ego” scenario, opens door for indirect successor liability under CERCLA

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2015

In Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. TCI Pacific Comm. Inc., No. 4:11-cv-00252-CVE-PJC (N.D. Ok., Feb. 2, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the Northern