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2015: dawn of a new era of low-emission shipping
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2015

In a series of articles, Beth Bradley and Chris Moxon examine the legal issues arising from the modern drive for environmentally aware shipping

Sink or swim? The imminent ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Ballast water is an essential component of vessel safety and efficiency throughout the global fleet. Each year, vessels transfer around 12 billion

DOE Vehicles Technologies Office Spotlight
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) leads DOE efforts to reduce petroleum use and the environmental impact of highway transportation through

Deepwater restoration projects slated for Gulf; new GHG rule proposed for trucks, transit and school buses; house to consider improved permitting process
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

The Department of the Interior’s draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review: Spotlight on Government, Regulatory and Agriculture Reform
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2015

This session the NCGA passed four major bills dealing with Government, Regulatory and Agriculture Reform. State attractions were transferred from the

Supreme Court decides American Trucking Assns., Inc. v. Los Angeles
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States decided American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, No. 11-798, holding

Supreme Court to review Exxon Valdez punitive damage award
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari review of a $2.5 billion punitive damage award in Baker v. Exxon Shipping Company, a federal case brought by a class of private plaintiffs relating to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill

Legislative update: new Texas laws affecting the environment or environmental regulation
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

This Texas legislative session brought several notable environment- and energy-related changes. The major standouts are culled and summarized in this

Is your oil spill response contractor classified by the USCG? Does it matter?
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2013

In response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA90"). OPA90 imposed various requirements to prevent

EPA issues proposed rule on petroleum refinery emissions
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

On May 15, 2014, the EPA issued a proposed Clean Air Act rule that would create important new air emissions requirements for petroleum refineries