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General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in

Court of Appeal hearing next week in legal claims against mining giant Vedanta on behalf of 1,826 Zambian villagers
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2017

The Court of Appeal hearing will take place in London from Wednesday 5 July and is expected to finish on Friday 7 July. The judgment from this hearing

Tennessee’s TDEC & TDA Urges EPA to Adopt the “Tennessee Plan” to Define WOTUS
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently

Commonwealth Court Upholds Municipal Ordinance Allowing Drilling in R-AG Districts
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

On June 7, 2017, the Commonwealth Court upheld a zoning ordinance allowing oil and gas drilling in mixed use agricultural and residential areas of a

Waters of the United StatesClean Water Act: Association of Clean Water Administrators June 19th LetterComments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

The Association of Clean Water Administrators (“ACWA”) submitted comments in the form of a June 19th letter to the United States Environmental

Pennsylvania Supreme Court invalidates test for constitutionality of Commonwealth environmental actions and applies private trust law, leaving many unanswered questions
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth, No. 10 MAP 2015, 2017 WL 2645417

What lessons can we learn from Tesco's £8 million fine for petrol spillage?
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2017

Tesco Stores Limited has been fined £8 million by Preston Crown Court following the loss of containment of petrol from a tank at one of its petrol

City Sewer Main Backup: California Appellate Court Addresses Inverse Condemnation Claim
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

A California Appellate Court in a June 13th Opinion addressed whether the City of Oroville ("City"), California could be found liable in an inverse

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 21 June, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) both took steps to extend

US EPA Approves Ohio’s Lake Erie Impairment Decision After Lawsuits Filed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

US EPA recently approved Ohio’s 2016 list of impaired waters not meeting water quality goals which did not list the open waters of the Western Basin