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How the EPA aims to kill coal
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

A case can be made, upon reviewing the full sweep of President Barack Obama’s first term, that the Administration’s top priority has not been health care, the Iranian nuclear program or economic recovery


Court strikes down EPA overreaching again
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2012

For the third time in the past 10 months, a federal court has declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has violated the law through its efforts to impose additional restrictions on coal operations in the Appalachian States


W.Va. Supreme Court affirms award of attorneys’ fees and expenses against WVDEP in surface mine board appeals
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

By a per curiam (“for the Court”) decision issued on October 19, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) is obligated to pay the Hominy Creek Preservation Association (“HCPA”) more than $300,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with two consolidated appeals brought before the West Virginia Surface Mine Board


Court addresses surface owner appeal rights involving Marcellus Shale gas wells
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

On September 25, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals entertained oral arguments in the case of James Martin, Director v. Matthew L. Hamblet, Docket No. 11-1157


Coal combustion ash disposal: TVA breach leads to push for new regulations, lawsuits
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2009

On December 22, 2008, there was a massive failure of a retention wall at a coal ash containment area at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)'s "Fossil Plant," located near Kingston, Tennessee


Carbon capture and storage: cornerstone of a sound energy policy
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2009

Unless we are all prepared to quit breathing, we are not going to put an end to all emissions of carbon dioxide


West Virginia Supreme Court reverses trial court rulings, reinstates flood litigation cases
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2008

On June 26, 2007, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a per curiam decision in the Mass Litigation Proceeding known as In Re: Flood Litigation (Civ. Action No. 02-C-797, Raleigh County Circuit Court), reversing separate rulings issued by Circuit Court Judges Recht and Hutchison that would have substantially limited plaintiffs' ability to go forward with such claims


EPA looks to the sky for new limits on natural gas
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2010

The rapid growth of natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia has led to considerable focus on the implications of such activities on water resources


Natural gas industry challenges EPA's costly rule targeting emissions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

Natural gas producers, engine manufacturers, and other industry groups have launched an assault on the U.S. EPA's recent rule requiring operators of existing stationary natural gas-fired engines to control emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants


Seeking a safe harbor: can ASTM's BEPA help sellers avoid liability?
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

How do you know if a certain commercial property is energy efficient or inefficient?