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|Environmental Review of Woodfibre LNG’s Proposed B.C. Terminal Resumes|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015Woodfibre LNG announced that the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has granted Woodfibre LNG’s request to resume the EAO’s environmental assessment process for Woodfibre LNG’s proposed LNG export terminal near Squamish, B.C. The review process had been...
|Mercer Presentation on Investing and Climate Change Report On NAIC 2015 Summer Meeting Agenda|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015A special presentation on Mercer's recently released report entitled "Investing in a Time of Climate Change" is scheduled as part of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' ("NAIC's") upcoming Summer 2015 National Meeting in Chicago on August 15 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
|Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors Applications Due By August 15, 2015|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 11, 2015The Texas Department of Insurance issued a reminder today, August 11, 2015, that it is accepting applications for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association ("TWIA") Board of Directors ("Board"). The makeup of the Board was changed by the enaction of Senate Bill 900 this year.
|Missouri Earthquake Report Shows State's Insurance Coverage Imbalance at Critical Tipping Point|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 11, 2015The value of uninsured residential properties for earthquake damage has nearly eclipsed the value of insured properties in Missouri, insurance regulators are warning.
|Clean Power Plan Update - Carbon - Free Future or EPA Walk of Shame?|
Stanley A. Millan, Alex P. Prochaska; Jones Walker LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 2015On August 3, 2015, the Administration issued the final rule of the Clean Power Plan (“Plan”) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Plan calls for an increased CO2 emission reduction goal of 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, which is up from the 30% target in the original June 2014 proposal....
|The Uncertain Status of “Stigma Damages” for Property Claims in South Carolina|
James W. Potter; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015In Chestnut, et al v. AVX Corporation, Appellate Case 2012-212143 (S.C. Supreme Court August 5, 2014), the State Supreme Court was faced with the issue of whether “stigma damages” could apply for environmental contamination which did not directly impact a plaintiff’s property -...
|GOP Begins to Push Back Against Obama EPA Regs|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015President Obama has relied heavily on executive action to push his environmental agenda— trying an end-around a Republican controlled Congress. Congress, however, is doing its best to stop President Obama's efforts.
|EPA Announces Clean Power Plan|
Lee D. Hoffman, Frederic Lee Klein, Christopher P. McCormack, Brad N. Mondschein, Jean Perry Phillips; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015On Monday August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a final Clean Power Plan that it claims will cut carbon emissions from existing electric power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030. These goals are even more stringent than the version of the plan...
|Supreme Court Sets Limits on EPA’s Power to Regulate|
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015In Michigan v. EPA, 135 S. Ct. 2699 (2015), the Supreme Court addressed whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted unreasonably when it deemed cost irrelevant to its decision to regulate fossil fuel-fired power plants under section 112(n)(1)(A) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §...
|Fourth Circuit Finds No CERCLA “Arranger” Liability for the Sale of Used Transformers Containing PCBs|
E. Chase Dressman; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015In Consolidated Coal Co. v. Georgia Power Co., 781 F.3d 129 (4th Cir. 2015), the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the seller of used transformers containing PCBs had no CERCLA “arranger” liability for PCB contamination caused by the buyer of the used transformers. The 4th Circuit...