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Current developments affecting hydraulic fracturing operations
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Mexico, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 28 2015

We are providing our quarterly update on laws, regulation, and policy affecting hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations. Our last installment


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


Nuclear law newsletter - summer 2014
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • August 18 2014

On 1 August 2014 the Court of Appeal dismissed the claim for judicial review brought on appeal by An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland. An Taisce


What Alands Vindkraft means for the EU's energy market
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Sweden
  • July 9 2014

There has been much tension in recent months between the European Commission and European Union member states on the potentially distorting effects


Environment and energy law - winter 2014
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 22 2014

The government's Autumn Statement 2014 (released on 3 December 2014) set out a number of environmental reforms and funding initiatives, with a twin


European Union courts uphold emissions trading directive
  • Jones Day
  • European Union
  • April 13 2010

In 2004, Arcelor SA (now known as ArcelorMittal), a steel company producing pig iron and steel in various European Union member states, filed a legal challenge to the validity of Directive 200387EC of October 13, 2003, which established the EU's "cap and trade" greenhouse gas emissions program (the "EU-ETS Directive"


What is a “public authority”? case law update
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 12 2014

When is a water company a “public authority” for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the EIRs)? That was a question which


Environment and energy law newsletter - summer 2014
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 18 2014

On 15 April 2014, the European Parliament approved a new Directive on financial reporting rules which will change existing EU legislation on the


Environment, planning and regulatory news
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • September 9 2014

The European Commission has recently issued its proposals to turn Europe into a circular economy - essentially a society without waste. The


EU political update: 3 7 November 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, Singapore, Ukraine
  • November 3 2014

On 29 October 2014, a USD 4.6 billion deal was secured in respect to the Russian gas supply to Ukraine, and as such to Europe. Seven rounds of