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Environment, Land & Resources Blog

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New JRC Report Reviews Progress in Tackling Soil Contamination

European Union - October 17 2018 According to a report prepared by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) — the European Commission’s science and knowledge service — countries across Europe…

California Court of Appeal Upholds CEQA Exemption for Alterations to Archery Range

USA - October 11 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued August 30, 2018, Stewards of Public Land v. City of Pasadena, et al., Case No. B277996, the California Court of…

China Announces Establishment of Hazardous Chemicals Department

China - September 28 2018 The new department will assume broad oversight responsibilities as part of a broader government restructuring. By Paul A. Davies and R. Andrew…

Courts Block Coal Ash Suits, Setting Up US Supreme Court Showdown

USA - September 27 2018 Fourth and Sixth Circuit decisions give power plant operators additional defenses to citizen suits pending potential Supreme Court review of…

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USA - September 12 2018 In an unpublished opinion issued July 10, 2018, Sierra Club v. County of Kern, Case No. F071133, the California Court of Appeal reversed the trial…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