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US & The Americas: oil and water — proposed redefinition of waters of the US has significant implications for domestic operations
The EPA and the US ACOE have announced a new deadline to submit comments to its much-debated redefinition of the term, ‘Waters of the United States’, which drives the scope of federal jurisdiction in numerous areas.
US & The Americas: Mexico’s guidelines for clean energy certificates will support renewable energy development
As part of a historic restructuring of its electrical power sector, Mexico will create a market for tradable clean energy certificates.
Doing Business in the United States is an introductory guide for non-US businesses that may be interested in doing business in the US.
Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability
On 3 September 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v Aurora Energy Services LLC.
Scaling back considerably from the October 2012 term, the US Supreme Court issued only a few rulings affecting environmental law during the October 2013 term.
Mexico’s new energy legislation will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.
CERCLA imposes strict liability for the costs of environmental contamination on four classes of responsible parties, including current owners of contaminated properties.
FERC violated the National Environmental Policy Act by improperly ‘segmenting’ its NEPA analysis of a four-part upgrade to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 300 Line System.
The Fish and Wildlife Service lists the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act
On 21 March 2014, the US Fish and Wildlife Service promulgated a final rule that lists the lesser prairie-chicken as a ‘threatened’ species under the ESA.
Improvements proposed to regulations governing petitions to the California State Water Resources Control Board
Although the process is straightforward, the demands on the State Water Resources Control Board’s limited resources have turned the petition process into a black hole.
A recent Southern District of New York decision considered coverage for a policyholder’s losses caused by ConEd’s Bowling Green Network outage.
Shamrock Shake: St Patrick’s Day earthquake in Los Angeles is a reminder to check your property insurance policy
The St Patrick’s Day earthquake serves as a reminder to be informed about your current and future residential or commercial earthquake insurance coverage.
The search warrant recently executed on a Virginia-based flooring wholesaler surrounded allegations that the company had illegally imported wood in violation of the Lacey Act.
The first two weeks of 2014 ushered in an extraordinary weather disaster affecting most of the US, causing property damage and business interruption.
EPA has amended its ‘All Appropriate Inquiries’ rule, which sets out the standard for environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial property transactions.
Co-head of Pillsbury’s energy industry team, Robert A James, authored this chapter in the publication The Oil and Gas Law Review.
On 8 November 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s proposed new greenhouse gas permitting rules were published in the Texas Register.
On 23 October 2013, the TCEQ voted to approve the publication of the proposed stationary-source greenhouse gas rules and to invite public comment.
This briefing provides an overview of some insurance coverage-related issues facing commercial policyholders after a catastrophic storm.
In April 2013, the US EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued two guidance documents on soil vapour intrusion.