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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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European Court of Justice Delivers Victory for EU Transparency and Accountability

European Union - September 19 2018 Landmark ruling requires the European Commission to disclose impact assessments used as a basis for its legislative decision-making process. The Grand…

China Enacts Its First Soil Pollution Law

China - September 14 2018 The precedent-setting legislation establishes a comprehensive liability scheme for soil contamination, increasing fines for pollution violations while…

China’s Global Supergrid to Enable Free Flow of Electricity Internationally

China - September 14 2018 The proposed initiative will allow the provision of clean energy on a global scale by 2050. The Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) initiative…

California Court of Appeal Overturns Specific Plan EIR for Inadequate Air Quality Impact Mitigation

USA - September 12 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued July 10, 2018, Sierra Club v. County of Kern, Case No. F071133, the California Court of Appeal reversed the trial…

China Reinforces Renewable Energy Commitment With Significant European Wind Investments

China - September 11 2018 Chinese investors continue to build knowledge of the wind sector through European investment. China has traditionally focused more on developing coal…

Companies Can Consider UN Sustainable Development Goals When Defining Sustainability Commitments

Global - September 7 2018 Risk and opportunities come with ESG commitments, which include advancing the SDGs. In a recent article, Latham lawyers highlighted the increasing…

ESG Investing Rarely Underperforms the Market, Study Finds

Global, USA - September 3 2018 Companies with stronger ESG standards usually perform better financially, according to recent research. A recent report by Axioma, provider of…

How to Prepare for California’s Updated Prop 65 Regulations … 60-Second Overview

USA - August 30 2018 Companies may need to carefully consider practical business concerns to comply with the updated Prop 65 regulations, effective August 30. New…

California Court of Appeal Rejects City’s MND in Historic District Due to Aesthetic and Traffic Impacts

USA - August 30 2018 In an opinion published on August 9, 2018, Protect Niles v. City of Fremont, Case No. A151645, the First Appellate District of the California Court of…

Interior Department Solicits Comments on Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations

USA - August 28 2018 On August 27, 2018, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requesting comments by October 26…