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Adobe PDFU.S. Army Corps of Engineers not Required to Conduct NEPA Analysis of Entire 593-Mile Oil Pipeline when 95 Percent of Pipeline Crossed Purely Private Property
Hubert T. Lee; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
On September 29, 2015, the D.C. Circuit in Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (D.C. Cir. No. 14-5205) upheld a federal district court dismissal of an environmental group's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Clean Water Act claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

 

Adobe PDFDischargers Find No Harbor in the Clean Air Act from State Common Law Claims
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
On November 2, 2015, citing the Clean Air Act’s (“the Act”) “savings” clause, principles of federalism and analogizing with the Clean Water Act and its case law, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Act does not preempt claims based on a source...

 

Adobe PDFThe Many Faces of the Environment
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
This time of year is celebrated with good cheer, family, and tradition. The MPP environmental family has decided to continue our own tradition by once again reciting a poem with changes the original author would not have imagined. If he was still around I am sure he would want to beat me with a...

 

Adobe PDFAppeals Court Can See the Forest for the (Old) Trees
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
In 1976, the City of Santa Cruz (City) sought to protect its urban forest by adopting the "Heritage Tree Ordinance," which governs the protection of large trees and trees having other significance. The City later adopted the "Heritage Tree Removal Resolution," which governs the...

 

Adobe PDFPre-CERCLA Indemnification Agreements Can Release PRPs From Liability
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
The Seventh Circuit recently agreed with a district court that an indemnity agreement, entered into before the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) became law, barred a contribution claim under CERCLA. Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. v. Beazer E., Inc.,...

 

Adobe PDFDesign Professionals’ Guide to Mechanic's Liens (California)
D. Creighton Sebra; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015
Civil Code §§ 8014 & 8300 defines a design Professional as any one of the following that furnishes services pursuant to a written contract with an owner for design, engineering, or planning work: Registered professional engineer or Licensed architect, landscape architect, or land...

 

Adobe PDFBeware of Going Without a Court Reporter!
Jens B. Koepke; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 9, 2015
One of the well - known side effects of the court funding crisis has been the elimination of court reporters in many civil courtrooms. How that can negatively impact litigants, particularly on appeal, has now become clearer. A recent California Court of Appeal decision shows that not having a court...

 

Adobe PDFSixth Circuit Issues Nationwide Stay of Clean Water Act Rule
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
On October 9, 2015, the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide injunction against federal enforcement of a rule defining “waters of the United States” (the Rule) under the Clean Water Act. Eighteen states had sought the stay in four separate actions, which were consolidated in the Sixth...

 

Adobe PDFD.C. Circuit Upholds EPA’s Revised Rules on Hexavalent Chromium Emissions
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
In National Association for Surface Finishing v. EPA, (Case No. 12-1459, July 21, 2015) the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals considered a pair of challenges to a 2012 regulation promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), revising Clean Air Act (CAA) standards for emissions of...

 

Adobe PDFSolving the Issue of Pharmaceuticals in Water is Physiologically Impossible
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
On September 25, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new Pharmaceuticals Rule in the Federal Register. The EPA states that this “rule proposes a tailored, sector-specific set of regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals by healthcare facilities...

 


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