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Environmental Groups Face Another Loss in Coal Ash Fight
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2018

The US District Court for the Central District of Illinois has held that power plant owners are not liable under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for

2018 Election: Instant Analysis
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2018

Below is a roundup of headlines that matter and key takeaways from the industries and issues we're following closely. We'll be back later today with

The future of underground coal gasification - take two!
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • October 29 2018

The eventual withdrawal of the MPRDA Amendment Bill is generally welcomed, as it implies that certain proposed amendments (ie declaration of strategic

The Coal Ash Rule Update: The DC Circuit Digs In - And Does Not Like What It Sees
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2018

On August 21, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down its long-awaited opinion in the case of Utility Solid

The future of underground coal gasification - Take two!
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • September 19 2018

In 2015 we published an article on underground coal gasification ("UCG") and its place within the regulatory framework under the Mineral and Petroleum

The Intersection of Gas and Coal in Pennsylvania
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

While coal may not be the economic juggernaut it once was in Pennsylvania, the need for balance between oil and gas development and coal development

MSHA and FMSHRC ALJ Still At Odds Over Settlement Approval
  • Conn Maciel Carey LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2018

On May 9, commissioners at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) once again heard the case Secretary of Labor (MSHA) vs

Zatezalo Discusses MSHA Reorganization
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

At a mining industry conference in June 2018, Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo briefly described a plan to "blur the

Why ‘start up’ enterprise agreements remain under intense scrutiny
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • June 18 2018

In recent years, some employers have utilised the capacity - originally legitimised in a series of cases involving John Holland and more recently

Ten Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change Tort Claims
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 18 2018

In the last decade a series of tort claims have been brought in the US against oil, gas and coal producers, power companies and car manufacturers