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|EU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 40 Percent by 2030|
Ewa Rutkowska-Subocz; Dentons Canada LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014On October 23, 2014, EU leaders decided to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27 percent.
|Illinois Appellate Court Finds Defendant Not Liable for “Speculative” Workplace Asbestos Exposure|
Charles W. Planek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District affirmed a jury’s defense verdict in Holloway v. Sprinkmann Sons Corporation of Illinois, 2014 IL App (4th) 131118 (December 16, 2014). The plaintiff testified that from 1962 to 1976 she worked at the defendant’s plant and during that...
|Alaska LNG Files Draft Resource Reports with FERC|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015Alaska LNG filed draft resource reports with FERC as part of the pre-filing environmental review process for its proposed LNG export terminal on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, in the Nikiski area of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The draft resource reports are part of the initial process to develop...
|FERC Receives Comments on Contentious Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG Export Terminal|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015This week FERC received numerous comments on its draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore. Comments opposing the project include petitions of Oregon Wild, signed by 1,360 citizens, and Friends of the Earth, with 23,470...
|Japan and Canada Sign Memorandum of Cooperation for Unconventional Oil and Gas Technology|
Michael J. Styczen; Davis LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 06, 2014On November 5, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford and Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, the President of the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) signed a memorandum of cooperation regarding the advancement of unconventional oil and gas technologies.
|New York Bans Fracking In New York: What Now?|
Robert M. Rosenthal, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014The wait is over in New York on fracking. At a cabinet meeting today Governor Cuomo and his Commissioners of Health and Environmental Conservation announced that the long-awaited Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement will be released and establish that HVHF cannot move forward...
|EU Leaders to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 40% by 2030|
Aonghus Heatley; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014European Union (EU) leaders recently reached agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 as compared with 1990 levels. The leaders also agreed a binding, at the EU level, target to obtain at least 27 percent of the EU's energy from renewable sources by 2030 and a...
|The Debate Over Florida’s First Commercial Waste-to-Energy Incinerator in 2 Decades|
Kerri L. Barsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Palm Beach County will soon commence operations of the nation’s first commercial waste-to-energy trash incinerator in 20 years. The $670 million incinerator, located immediately north of the Solid Waste Authority’s existing facility on Jog Road, will combust approximately 3,000 tons of...
|City of Los Angeles Outsources Defense of CEQA/Land Use Lawsuits To Private Law Firms - Developers To Foot The Bill|
Jack H. Rubens; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014On December 16, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously authorized the City Attorney to establish a Land Use/CEQA Panel, which will consist of five municipal law firms, to defend the City in CEQA and land use lawsuits that challenge the entitlements for private development projects, and to require...
|Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment: Back to Payne v. Kassab?|
David G. Mandelbaum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015We have a new opinion today under the Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation v. Commonwealth, No. 228 M.D. 2012 (Pa. Commw. Ct. Jan. 7, 2015). Maybe the state constitution mandates some sort of environmental impact study before...