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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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GIS Owners in California Must Comply With SF6 Regulation

USA - January 11 2019 Since 2011, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has regulated sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions from gas-insulated switchgears (GIS)…

Amendments to CEQA Guidelines Now in Effect

USA - January 10 2019 California Natural Resources Agency adopts final amendments to CEQA Guidelines, providing additional clarifying revisions to GHG impacts, baseline…

Climate Litigation Targets the French Government

France - January 9 2019 On 17 December 2018, four NGOs filed legal action against the French state. In the legal action, the NGOs argued that the state has not met the…

California Supreme Court Clarifies Standard of Review for EIRs and Requirements for Air Quality Impact Analyses

USA - January 8 2019 In a published opinion issued December 24, 2018, Sierra Club v. County of Fresno, Case No. S219783, the California Supreme Court…

Katowice Climate Change Conference Agrees on Rulebook for Implementing Paris Agreement

European Union, Global - December 31 2018 Delegates from 196 countries and the European Union convened in Katowice, Poland, in December for two…

California Court of Appeal Clarifies Procedural Requirement for Requesting CEQA Petition Hearing

USA - December 19 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued May 3, 2018, Endangered Habitats League…

California Court of Appeal Upholds Ruling on Area Plan Modifications

USA - December 19 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued June 19, 2018, Center for Biological Diversity v. County of Los Angeles, Case No. B284427,…

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USA - December 10 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued October 22, 2018, Tennis Club Preservation Society v. City of Palm Springs, Case No. E068896, the California Court of…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