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Dutch Supreme Court’s Climate Judgement

Netherlands - February 18 2020 On December 20, 2019, the Supreme Court of The Netherlands ruled in a climate case brought against the state by Urgenda, a non-governmental…

Texas Policymakers Continue Focus on Produced Water Beneficial Reuse

USA - February 14 2020 On January 22, 2020, the Texas Senate Committees on Natural Resources and Economic Development and Water and Rural Affairs (Senate Committees) held a…

Momentum Gaining in Federal Efforts to Address Food Waste?

USA - February 11 2020 Grocery shopping, you stand in the dairy section. The milk in front is dated three days out, but you see the milk toward the back is dated ten days…

Sitting Still (or How State Anti-Idling Laws are Landing Transit and Transportation Companies in Federal Court)

USA - February 6 2020 How can sitting still in the Northeast potentially land you in a world of trouble under the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and corresponding state laws…

Offshore Platform Sustainable Decommissioning - “Rigs to Reefs” Goes Global

USA - January 30 2020 Since the first Gulf of Mexico rig was installed in 1947, over 12,000 offshore oil and gas platforms have been installed globally. A 2016 study…

New Mining Standards Aim to Prevent Future Catastrophes

USA - January 29 2020 An independent panel of academics, engineers and other experts, in November 2019, released a draft set of international standards for tailings…

Agencies Release Final Rule Clarifying Federal Jurisdiction Under the Clean Water Act

USA - January 28 2020 The reach of the CWA is “notoriously unclear.” Sackett v. EPA, 132 S. Ct. 1367, 1375 (2012) (Alito, J., concurring). It can be difficult for a…

CEQ Unveils Long-Awaited Proposal to Improve NEPA Regulations

USA - January 27 2020 On January 9, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released its highly anticipated proposed rule to improve its National Environmental…

EPA Reportedly Expecting Manufacturers and Importers of Products Containing 20 Common Chemicals to Self-Report and Share in Costs of Chemical Risk Evaluations

USA - January 21 2020 Companies that manufacture or import Products Containing one or more of 20 common chemicals may soon be required to disclose those activities and pay…

BlackRock Supports ESG as a New Standard for Investing in its Annual CEO Letters

USA - January 17 2020 In his annual letter to CEOs, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock expressed his belief that climate change and sustainability were important considerations…