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|EU Classification and Labeling Rules for Mixtures Effective June 2015|
Ales Bartl, Gyongyi David, Francoise S. Labrousse, Holger Neumann, Ursula Schliessner; Jones Day;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015On June 1, 2015, new rules take effect for the classification and labeling ("C&L") of hazardous chemicals and mixtures distributed in the European Union ("EU").
|Ontario Introduces Cap and Trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emissions|
Adam Chamberlain; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015This Climate Change Bulletin is one in a series provided periodically byBorden Ladner Gervais LLP’s (BLG) Climate Change Group to alert our clientsof emerging issues and initiatives that are relevant to their businesses andstrategic interests. Comments and questions are always welcome.
|Kentucky Public Service Commission Approves Methane Project|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015The Kentucky Public Service Commission has recently approved a new methane project at the Glasgow Regional Landfill (Landfill). The project, owned by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), will generate electricity by capturing methane gas escaping from the Landfill. EKPC hopes that the...
|FERC Issues Policy Statement On Natural Gas Pipeline Modernization Cost Recovery|
Paul F. Forshay, Meghan R. Gruebner, Michael A. Stosser, Ryan R. Weiss; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015All On April 16, 2015, FERC issued a Policy Statement in Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities, Docket No. PL15-1-000, 151 FERC ¶ 61,047 (2015). Effective October 1, 2015, the Policy Statement permits interstate natural gas pipelines to seek implementation of...
|President Obama Seeks to Build a Climate Legacy|
Jeff Lane, James Rubin; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015 In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama stated, "And no challenge - no challenge - poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." To meet this challenge, the President and his Administration are constructing a broad set of regulatory...
|New Guidance on Consideration of Climate Issues in US Projects|
Matthew Adams; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015 The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has proposed guidance to federal agencies regarding agency analyses of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The guidance replaces a prior draft that was issued in 2010 but never finalized.
|Structural Reform of the EU ETS|
Helen Bowdren; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015 In Europe, discussions continue in relation to structural reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The EU ETS has a growing surplus of carbon credits, estimated at over 2 billion allowances. This has led to a collapse in carbon prices, and reduced incentive on participants to...
|Parent Corporation’s Prior Assertions of Domination Create “Alter Ego” Scenario, Opens Door for Indirect Successor Liability Under CERCLA|
Julian Harrell; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015In Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. TCI Pacific Comm. Inc., No. 4:11-cv-00252-CVE-PJC (N.D. Ok., Feb. 2, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma addressed a successor-in-interest issue in an environmental cleanup case where plaintiff Cyprus Amax Minerals Company...
|The UN Climate Conference|
Jeffrey Fort, Susan Wood; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015 Readers of this newsletter have no doubt already read or heard about the UN Climate Conference which concluded two days later than scheduled, early on Sunday, December 13, 2014. Rather than repeat, we wish to call to your attention a few key take-aways from this 20th Conference of the Parties (COP).
|Canadian Provinces Continue to Take the Lead on Climate Change Initiatives|
Alex MacWilliam; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015 In the absence of recent activity at the federal government level, Canadian provinces continue to take the lead on climate change initiatives. In late November, Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, issued a Memorandum of Understanding in which they agreed to collaborate...