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|First Australian Carbon Abatement Auction|
Jim Parker; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015In April 2014, the Australian Federal government released a White Paper outlining the design of the Emissions Reduction Fund ("ERF"), which was covered in the Summer 2014 issue of the Climate Report. The ERF is the cornerstone of the Coalition government's Direct Action Plan, which...
|D.C. Circuit Hears Oral Argument on Challenge to Carbon Sequestration RCRA Conditional Exclusion|
Daniella A. Einik; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015In December 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") promulgated regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 300f et seq., creating a new category of underground injection wells—Class VI—to govern underground injection of carbon...
|Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Hostile Work Environment Can Be Created With A Single Racial Epithet|
Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015Despite consistent direction from the United States Supreme Court that courts should look at "all the circumstances" in determining whether a workplace environment is sufficiently hostile or abusive to give rise to an actionable claim of harassment, see, e.g., Faragher v. City of Boca...
|District Court Holds Coal Companies Have Standing to Sue EPA for Failing to Evaluate Losses of Employment that May Result From Enforcement of the Clean Air Act|
Jane Borthwick Story; Jones Day;
May 26, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015On March 24, 2014, multiple coal companies filed suit against the Administrator of EPA in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Murray Energy Corp. v. McCarthy, No. 5:14-CV-39. The plaintiffs alleged that EPA failed to comply with § 321(a) of the Clean...
|FERC Declines to Expand Consideration of GHG Emissions in Project Approvals but Allows Recovery of Environmental Compliance Costs in Certain Cases|
Mosby G. Perrow, Erica Elizabeth Stauffer; Jones Day;
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015While the D.C. Circuit remanded a pipeline approval to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") last year in Delaware Riverkeeper v. FERC for failing to consider the "cumulative environmental impacts" of new natural gas pipeline projects and expansions as required by...
|Senate Committee Passes Amended TSCA Reform Bill, S. 697|
Martha E. Marrapese, Adrienne M. Timmel; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015 On April 28, 2015, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed an amended version of the bipartisan bill S. 697, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Act.” The amended bill passed out of Committee with an ample majority, by a vote of 15-5. Several...
|Article Provides Update on ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil Resources LNG Terminal Project|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015An article in The Northern View provides an update on the proposed WCC LNG Project Ltd. export terminal project, sponsored by ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Resources Limited, at Tuck Inlet, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. According to the report, starting in June, WCC LNG will hold...
|Appellate Court Endorses Averaging To Determine If Exposures Require Prop 65 Warning|
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015In 2011, the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) filed a complaint against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company and 15 other food manufacturers, alleging that the lead content of defendants’ products was sufficient to trigger the duty pursuant to Proposition 65 to provide warnings to consumers. The...
|California Court of Appeals Dismisses Petitioner’s Challenge to RWQCB’s California Court of Appeals Dismisses Petitioner’s Challenge to RWQCB’s TMDL Standards|
Hubert T. Lee; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015On March 30, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeal in Conway v. State Water Resources Control Board rejected claims that the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) impermissibly established Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for McGrath Lake when it set TMDLs in terms of pollutant...
|California Court of Appeal Upholds Proposed Sacramento Kings Stadium Over CEQA Challenge|
Hubert T. Lee; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015On February 18, 2015, California’s Third District Court of Appeal in Saltonstall et al. v. City of Sacramento upheld the City of Sacramento’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the proposed construction of the new Sacramento Kings’ basketball stadium in downtown...