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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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California Court of Appeal Dismisses Time-Barred Challenge to Development Phase

USA - December 10 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued October 22, 2018, Tennis Club Preservation Society v. City of Palm Springs, Case No. E068896, the California Court of…

Environment Agency Data Shows Spike in Enforcement Undertakings in England and Wales

United Kingdom - December 6 2018 The Environment Agency has released data indicating that enforcement undertakings in England and Wales reached more than £2.2 million in 2018 — the…

Congress Reauthorizes Federal Water Infrastructure Bank: 3 Takeaways for Project Developers

USA - November 26 2018 On October 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of…

Environmental Groups Face Another Loss in Coal Ash Fight

USA - November 19 2018 The US District Court for the Central District of Illinois has held that power plant owners are not liable under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for…

EPA Announces “Cleaner Trucks Initiative” to Reduce NOx Emissions

USA - November 16 2018 On November 13, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its “Cleaner Trucks Initiative” (CTI) to further decrease oxides of…

California Appeals Court Determines When a Second Challenge Meets Res Judicata

USA - November 16 2018 In a partially published opinion issued September 18, 2018, Atwell v. City of Rohnert Park, Case No. SCV256891, the California Court of Appeal…

Insurance Coverage: US State Courts Rule for Insureds in Three Recent Policyholder Decisions

USA - November 14 2018 Companies facing products or environmental liability claims should immediately consider insurance coverage from current and historical policies in…

California Court of Appeal Upholds Use of Climate Scoping Plan as Threshold of Significance

USA - November 2 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued August 28, 2018, Forest Preservation Society v. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Case. No…

European Parliament Looks to Broaden Plastics Ban

European Union - October 31 2018 The Parliament voted in favor of a single-use plastics ban and added its own amendments. Plastics continue to face widespread regulatory attention in…

California Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Duplicative CEQA Claim

USA - October 29 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued September 14, 2018, Inland Oversight Comm. v. City of San Bernardino, Case No. E064836, the California Court of…