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CA Attorney General Announces First Public CCPA Fine

USA - September 6 2022 On Aug. 24, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta (AG) announced the first public fine for failure to comply with the California Consumer…

Alan R. Friedman, Austin Manes, Steven S. Sparling

Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ in Decision Raising Questions About the SEC’s Climate-Related Disclosure Rules

USA - July 12 2022 On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court held in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, 597 U.S. ___ (2022), that the Clean Air Act did not…

Toni L. Finger, Alan R. Friedman, Daniel Ketani, Todd E. Lenson, John "Luke" Pizzato, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Charles S.Warren, Jason A. Shaffer, Steven S. Sparling

The SEC’s Climate and ESG Task Force Charges Vale S.A. With Securities Fraud

USA - May 17 2022 On April 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A., alleging that the company…

Alan R. Friedman, Kerri Ann Law, Todd E. Lenson, Gary P.Naftalis, John "Luke" Pizzato, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

SEC Proposes Rules to Require New Climate-Related Disclosures

USA - March 24 2022 On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued for comment proposed rules requiring companies to include climate-related…

Christopher Auguste, Nicholas Devine, Toni L. Finger, Alan R. Friedman, Shari Kahn Krouner, Todd E. Lenson, John "Luke" Pizzato, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling

EU Commission’s Proposal to Expand Corporate Sustainability Obligations Relating to Human Rights and the Environment

European Union - March 21 2022 On Feb. 23, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) announced a proposed Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, which would establish…

Reid Feldman, Hélène Bérion, Rachel Czwartacky, Alan R. Friedman, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Steven S. Sparling