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Major air enforcement action against new plant owner suggests the value of EPA’s “new owner audit policy”
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

A new $1.3 million Clean Air Act penalty action by U.S. EPA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality against AK Steel Corporation has


D.C. Circuit issues order requiring EPA to issue superfundfinancial assurance regulations
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

On May 19th 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ("D.C. Circuit") issued an order directing the issuance of financial assurance


The climate report - Spring 2015 - climate change issues for management
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

The investor group Ceres asked the SEC to scrutinize the alleged failure of oil companies to disclose carbon asset risk by oil companies. An April 17


Ending rumors of Audit Policy’s demise, EPA rolls out web-based disclosure system
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

Ending years of trade press speculation that budget constraints might force it to scuttle self-disclosure policies, EPA announced May 20 that it


The climate report - Spring 2015 - U.S. Regulatory Developments
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

On April 16, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ("D.C. Circuit") heard oral arguments in two consolidated cases


Carbon nanotubes offer big technological advantages
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

A few decades ago, we knew of only a few forms of carbon: diamond, graphite, and amorphous carbon. Today, thanks to rapid scientific advancements in


Court at the Fox River site opens door to Superfund divisibility
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

On May 19, a district court ruled that a company had established divisibility for its liability at a major downstream segment of the Fox River


New law in Texas prohibits local municipalities from banning hydraulic fracturing
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

On Monday, May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, prohibiting cities, towns, and local municipalities in Texas from


New Jersey Assembly unanimously passes bill broadly allocating liability and damages for hazardous substance discharges from offshore drilling platforms
  • Jenner & Block
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

Last week, the New Jersey Assembly unanimously passed a bill, A4258, which is notably broad in its language on allocating liability and damages for


California once again leads subnational climate change agenda
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

Yesterday, California Governor Brown took another step down the road of long-term climate change regulation. Along with 11 other signatories, he