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Department of Justice Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy

USA - May 9 2022 On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a series of new environmental justice ("EJ") actions, including a new comprehensive…

Chris Bowman, John D. Renneisen, John Rousakis

SEC Sues Mining Company Based on ESG Disclosures

USA - May 4 2022 Last Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Vale S.A., a Brazilian mining company and one of the world’s largest iron…

Chris Bowman, Andrew J. Geist, John Rousakis

SEC and International Sustainability Standards Board Head Toward Uniform Disclosure of ESG-Related Information

Global, USA - April 14 2022 A chief goal of the November 2021 "COP26" climate change meeting in Glasgow was establishing uniform standards for the reporting of environmental…

John Rousakis

FERC Issues Pause in Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Statements as the White House Announces an Initiative for Increasing LNG Exports to Europe and the D.C. Court of Appeals Provides Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

USA - March 25 2022 Further to our recent client alert on this subject,1 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 24, 2022, pausing…

Hugh E. Hilliard, Monica Hwang, John D. Renneisen, John Rousakis

Maritime Environmental Law Update (February 2022 Edition)

Global, USA - February 28 2022 We are providing this update on significant new developments in international and U.S. environmental maritime law, regulation, technology, and…

Chris Bowman, Melody Drummond Hansen