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A new permitting regime for medium combustion plants: what does it mean for operators?
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2018

On 20 December 2018, the first phase of the new environmental permitting regime for medium combustion plants in England and Wales will come into

The Class Action Chronicle Summer 2017
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

This edition focuses on rulings issued between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2017, and begins with an article regarding third-party litigation

Queensland water reform legislation commenced on 6 December 2016 - implications for mining tenure holders
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 8 2016

The Queensland Government's water reform legislation commenced on 6 December 2016. Mining lease and mineral development licence holders need to

Ninth Circuit Clears the Air of CERCLA Claims
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

Several years ago we reported on Community Action & Environmental Justice v. Union Pacific Corporation, in which a California District Court held the

Ninth Circuit Rejects Application of CERCLA to Aerial Emissions
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

In the long-running saga of efforts by the State of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to attach CERCLA liability to

EPA issues new proposed HPV chemical rules
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules last week that would require manufacturers and importers of dozens of high production volume chemicals to provide health, environmental and usage data.

New York prepares to allow high-volume fracking
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2011

The State of New York, which already has a rigorous permitting process for oil and gas drilling, has issued a revised environmental impact statement and proposed regulations governing high-volume hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and horizontal drilling.

State voluntary cleanup participant not entitled to maintain CERCLA contribution claim
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in New Jersey has ruled that a voluntary participant in a state cleanup program cannot maintain a claim for contribution under section 113 of CERCL A.

KDHE grants unprecedented stay of final air permit for proposed coal-fired facility
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

In an order issued on July 20, 2011, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) granted a stay of the 18-month construction period provided for in the final air permit issued to an 895-megawatt coal-fired facility proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to be built in Holcomb, Kansas.

West Virginia DEP files emergency horizontal drilling rule
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

On August 22, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an emergency rule to increase oversight of horizontal drilling of natural gas wells.