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The Atomic Energy Act preempts Vermont’s efforts to close Vermont Yankee: sometimes, legislative intent is just too clear to ignore
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

Last week, in Entergy v. Shumlin, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals largely struck down Vermont's efforts to close Vermont Yankee. Although three


More on the permit shield defense: a permittee is gasp entitled to rely on regulations and permits issued by delegated state agencies
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2013

Late last month, we noted that a permittee may not rely on the permit shield defense unless it has clearly informed the permitting agency of the


ATS of the north? Canadian court allows suit to continue for human rights abuses committed abroad
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Canada
  • August 7 2013

The Superior Court of Justice of Ontario's recent ruling in the matters of Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., Caal Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., and


Making economic arguments to reduce GHG releases: senator markey releases a report on methane leaks from gas distribution lines
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2013

Two years ago, when I participated in a D.C. fly-in with a renewable energy group, we were instructed not to use the words "climate change." Instead


The permit shield defense: no shield absent full disclosure
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

The Clean Water Act permit shield provision provides that compliance with an NPDES permit constitutes compliance with the CWA. What happens when the


Federal district court upholds the SEC's conflict minerals rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2013

As we previously reported, in August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted controversial rules requiring public companies to attempt


Federal court strikes down SEC resource extraction rule
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

On July 2, 2013, the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. invalidated Rule 13q-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 implementing


The transparency wars: coming to a galaxy near you?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, Global
  • July 12 2013

Everyone is in favor of transparency and anti-corruption - at least, everyone except the occasional despot or dictator. Yet substantial controversy


The real risk of unregulated air pollution
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • China
  • July 9 2013

Sometimes the most valuable research turns out to be a confirmation of the obvious. Fitting that bill is the study released yesterday in the


Mandatory payment disclosure: bloodied but unbowed
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

On July 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the rule implementing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and