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Rhode Island residents settle with New England Gas Co.
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

On April 24, 2008, lawyers representing 120 Rhode Island residents announced a settlement of their lawsuit alleging contamination of their homes from hazardous waste beneath the properties


Supreme Court to hear utility industry appeal of EPA regulations
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

On April 14, 2008, the United States Supreme Court accepted an appeal challenging the EPA’s regulations for retrofitting power plant cooling tower intakes


US government lists polar bears as "threatened species"
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 23 2008

A federal judge in the Southern District of California ordered the U.S. Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be categorized as a threatened species because of global warming


US Supreme Court will weigh in on the EPA’s use of cost-benefit analysis under the Clean Water Act
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 23 2008

On April 14, 2008, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to an appeal from the Second Circuit that deals with the role of cost-benefit analysis in establishing standards under section 316 of the Clean Water Act (CWA


CERCLA: court rejects innocent landowner defense for developer who worsened contamination
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 20 2008

In U.S. v. Honeywell International, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California held that a developer who had no reason to know of contamination is nevertheless liable for disposing of hazardous substances under CERCLA because the developer performed excavation activities that worsened the contamination


New Hampshire seeks Rhode Island’s model for its MTBE litigation
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • February 26 2008

New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announced that she is moving forward with a legal action against manufacturers and refiners of MTBE alleging contamination of New Hampshire’s water supply


Texas trial court recognizes potential application of "public trust" doctrine to redress climate change
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

In statements that, to some, may represent a "shot heard 'round the world" in climate change litigation, a Texas state trial judge recently recognized that the "public trust" doctrine potentially required the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to take action to regulate greenhouse gas emissions


But you promised to keep the trees!
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 11 2014

When the Wheelers agreed to allow a pipeline right of way through their wilderness retreat, known as “The Mountain,” they had one important condition


Obama administration asks Supreme Court to deny climate change nuisance suits
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • November 3 2010

Siding with the defendants, the Obama administration has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in American Electric Power v. Connecticut (AEP), which allowed Connecticut and several other states to seek greenhouse gas reductions under federal common law nuisance claims. (American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174, brief filed 82410


Quandary over quorum in landmark greenhouse gas case
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

In February, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a rehearing en banc before nine of 16 circuit judges to review the decision of a three-judge panel in Comer v. Murphy Oil