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HTMLStronger Pesticide Regulation Protects Workers and Children
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015
Pesticides have been shown in repeated studies to cause birth defects, cancer and neurological problems. Yet American farmworkers are routinely exposed to dangerous pesticides. As part of their jobs, they are often exposed when they mix up batches of pesticides to spray on crops and then again as...

 

HTMLEPA's Petroleum Refinery Rule Will Increase Litigation
John B. King; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 2015
The EPA issued its final rule on Sept. 29 seeking to further control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from petroleum refineries. The rule imposes new requirements on storage vessels, delayed coker units and flares, and requires fenceline monitoring.

 

HTMLTexas LNG Brownsville Submits Project Description with FERC
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015
Texas LNG Brownsville LLC has submitted to FERC Draft Resource Report 1 (General Project Description) as part of the environmental review of its proposed 4 million tonnes per annum liquefaction and LNG export terminal on the Brownsville Ship Channel, Cameron County, Texas.

 

HTMLEU Court Clarifies "Article" Containing SVHC But Questions Remain
Ales Bartl, Gyongyi David, Francoise S. Labrousse, Ursula Schliessner, Elodie Simon; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 2015
On September 10, 2015, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") delivered a key decision on the concept of an "article" containing a substance of very high concern ("SVHC"). The decision, which was highly anticipated, particularly in France, responded to a request for a...

 

HTMLInsurance Policy’s Sublimit Applies Following Underground Storage Tank Leak
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015
Last week, the Second Circuit issued a summary order affirming a judgment of a district court involving the terms of a pollution and remediation liability policy. The policy denied coverage for loss “based upon or arising out of the existence of any underground storage tank(s) and associated...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Federal Court Sorts Through Claims Against Coke Plant, Dismisses Count For Punitive Damages
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015
In a case involving a group of Pennsylvania plaintiffs that alleges injuries from “noxious odors and air particulates” allegedly emanating from a coke plant, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania examined the plaintiffs’ claims in deciding a motion to...

 

HTMLEPA Strengthens Power Plant Water Discharge Regulations
James W. Potter; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 8, 2015
On September 30, 2015, the EPA finalized a revision to its wastewater effluent standards for power plants. The new regulation (which takes effect sixty days after Federal Register publication of the revision) updates a 1982 standard for power plant wastewater discharges.

 

HTMLThe Green Paper: Proposed Modernization of Québec's Environmental Authorizations Regime
Marie-Claude Bellemare; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015
The Green Paper proposes substantial amendments to the current Environmental Authorizations regime in Québec with the intention of simplifying and modernizing the regime. The proposed changes will impact the operation and the carrying out of a project, as well as the services in support of a...

 

HTMLEmerging Issues - Social Licence
Michael G. Massicotte, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015
Social licence is a de facto form of regulation that encourages companies to go beyond merely complying with legal requirements. Failure to comply with social licence conditions can lead to reputational damage and delay. While it does not establish a new legal or regulatory requirement, social...

 

HTMLN.J. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. Urges Veto of Port Ambrose LNG Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2015, previously published on October 20, 2015
Yesterday, New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging him to ¿use the authority vested to [him] under the Deepwater Port Act¿ and veto Liberty Natural Gas¿s proposed Port Ambrose Deepwater LNG Import Terminal for offshore New Jersey and New...

 


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