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Adobe PDFAs Water Flows, So Does the Reach of the Government: The Clean Water Act
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The great political orator Woody Allen once said, “I believe there's something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government.” In terms of the jurisdiction of the United States government over environmental conditions, a cynic like Mr. Allen has foretold the current...

 

Adobe PDFAbsolute Pollution Exclusion Not a Bar to Coverage for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Nevada
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
In Century Surety Co. v. Casino West, Inc., 329 P.3d 614, 615 (Nev. 2014), the Supreme Court of Nevada addressed the issue of whether an absolute pollution exclusion in a motel’s general liability insurance policy barred coverage for carbon monoxide poisoning. Given the prevalence of the...

 

Adobe PDFDistrict Court Requires Analysis of GHG Emissions From Mine Operations As Well As Combustion of Extracted Coal
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently ruled that two Environmental Impact Statements (“EIS”) analyzing expanded coal mining on federal lands inadequately addressed greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions impacts from operation of the mine and from combustion...

 

Adobe PDFFourth Circuit Rules That Dischargers Must Disclose Whether They Will Discharge Listed Pollutants in NPDES Permit Applications to Obtain the Permit Shield Defense
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the Fourth Circuit, in Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. A&G Coal Corp. (“Southern Appalachian”) (No. 13-2050), upheld a district court’s decision that A&G Coal Corp. (“A&G”) was not entitled to the permit shield defense because A&G never...

 

Adobe PDFSubrogation and CERCLA Section 107: A Possible Circuit Split in the Making
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
Recently, in Blue Tee Corp. v. XTRA Intermodel, Inc. (“Blue Tee”), 2014 WL 2061590 (S.D. Ill. May 19, 2014), the United States District Court for the Central District of Southern Illinois held that an insurer, as a subrogee of the current owner of contaminated property, may maintain a...

 

Adobe PDFAir Resources Board Advisory Group Issues Report on Mechanisms to Reduce Price Volatility in the Cap and Trade Allowance Market
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
Among the advisory groups formed to assist the California Air Resources Board (ARB) in the design, operation and monitoring of its cap and trade market in greenhouse gases (GHG) is the Market Simulation Group (MSG). The MSG was assigned to provide an overview of the potential sources of disruption...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Issues Final Rule for Existing Cooling Water Intake Structures
Sudhir Lay Burgaard; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
On May 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act that is meant to protect aquatic organisms, such as fish and shellfish, that are pressed against cooling water intake structures (impingement) or are pulled into a power...

 

Adobe PDFEPA Proposes Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Protocol Requiring Vapor Intrusion Investigation
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 forced the Second Circuit of the Court of Appeals to address the application of an infrequently used affirmative defense to liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) in the In re September 11...

 

Adobe PDFSuperfund Liability for September 11 Attacks
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The tragedy of September 11, 2001 forced the Second Circuit of the Court of Appeals to address the application of an infrequently used affirmative defense to liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) in the In re September 11...

 

Adobe PDFClimate Change Makes Strange Bedfellows
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Here is a huge generality, but it’s mostly true. Environmental groups usually support the issue of environmental justice and they are mostly unimpressed with any smokestack industry attempt to follow various environmental rules. However, in the case of carbon trading, at least here in...

 


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