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|Supreme Court Confirms Immediate Judicial Review of Approved Jurisdictional Wetland Delineations|
Summer L. Nastich; Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016The Supreme Court wrote the latest chapter in the Waters of the United States book in United States Army Corps. of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. (2016) 136 S.Ct. 1807. At issue in Hawkes is whether approved jurisdictional wetlands delineations (“JDs,” not to be confused with the degrees...
|When Grammar Fails, Common Sense Prevails: So Holds a Texas Federal Court in a Recent Arranger Liability Case|
Ariana N. Sarabia; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016In MEMC Pasadena, Inc. v. Goodgames Industrial Solutions, LLC, 143 F. Supp. 3d 570 (S.D. Texas 2015), Plaintiff MEMC Pasadena, Inc. (“MEMC”), a silicon wafer manufacturer, brought an action against its waste disposal broker, Goodgames Industrial Solutions, LLC (“GIS”)...
|Environmental Review of Desert Water Production Project Approved by California Appellate Court|
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on June 22, 2016Cadiz, Inc. (Cadiz) owns land in San Bernardino County, which overlies the Cadiz Valley and Fenner Valley aquifer system in the Mojave Desert. The aquifer is estimated to contain 17 to 34 million acre-feet of fresh groundwater. Currently this groundwater flows downward to dry lakes, where it mixes...
|The First Circuit Circumscribes the Clean Water Act’s Citizen Enforcement Provisions|
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016In a July 18, 2016, opinion, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island’s decision for defendants in a citizen enforcement action brought under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Paolino v JF Realty LLC 2016 WL 3878158 (1st Cir. 2016). The...
|Full Disclosures Are A Must When Buying Pollution Insurance For Maritime Activities|
Ryan C. McKim; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016In Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. v. Great American Insurance Co. (2d Cir. 2016) 822 F.3d 620, the Second Circuit considered whether the maritime law doctrine of uberrimae fidei (utmost good faith) authorized Great American Insurance Company to void a pollution liability policy. The policy...
|Proposition 65 “Warnings” Website Goes Live|
Christopher G. Foster; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
August 22, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the agency that administers California’s Proposition 65, has inaugurated a website containing a wide array of information regarding Prop 65, the law requiring clear and reasonable warnings before exposing any person to chemicals...
|In Case You Missed It, A New Act Amends Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law|
Evie M. Hightower; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
August 19, 2016, previously published on August 17, 2016On April 14, 2016, Governor Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin Senate Bill 434, a bill that significantly amends the Managed Forest Law (Sections 77.80 to 77.91, Wis. Stats.), thereby enacting the 2015 Wisconsin Act 3581 (the Act). Wisconsin legislators created the Managed Forest Law (MFL)...
|Federal Court of Appeal: Government Failed to Adequately Consult with First Nations on Northern Gateway|
David W. Bursey, Radha D. Curpen, Francco De Luca, Brad Gilmour, Jessica E. Mathewson; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 24, 2016On June 23, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal delivered the Northern Gateway Project another procedural setback in its decision on Gitxaala Nation v Canada (2016 FCA 187). In a 2-to-1 split decision, the court overturned the federal Cabinet's June 2014 approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway...
|Evolution of Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector|
Casey F. Bradford, Thomas M. (Tom) Donnelly, Thomas A. (Tom) Hamilton, Jennifer M. (Jen) Hayes, Charles T. (Chuck) Wehland; Jones Day;
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 2016On August 2, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") final rule regarding the aggregation of physically separate emitting surface sites into a single source for permit determinations in the oil and natural gas industry took effect. This Source Determination for Certain...
|CEQ Issues Measured Final Guidance for Federal Agencies in their Consideration of GHG Emissions in NEPA Reviews|
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016On Aug. 1, 2016, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued its Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reviews. CEQ issued the guidance in an endeavor...