Doug raises important issues concerning the attainability of water quality standards (WQSs) based on highly protective fish consumption rates (FCRs). The meeting of Ecology’s Delegates’ Table for the WQS rule-making process on February 10 addressed issues of attainability, particularly related to arsenic, mercury, and PCBs, chemicals that present unique challenges for regulators and dischargers alike.
When our China lawyers are asked to assist foreign companies in determining where to locate in China, the first thing we do is ask that they fill out a long questionnaire to better enable us to gauge what is and what is not important in their choice of China location.
The Dietz family sued several lessees for injunctive relief and restorative damages arising out of leases on two non-contiguous tracts in Acadia Parish.
Many manufacturers are subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory or TRI reporting.
It has been a while since my last dam removal update, and there is a lot to report. At the one year mark (September 2012), the lower dam had already been removed. Since that time, the area surrounding the dam has continued to be re-vegetated and the difference between September 2011 and September 2013 is dramatic.
Court Provides Guidance On Appropriate Fine Levels for Environmental, Safety and Health Offences by Large Corporate Entities in the UK
On 17 January 2014, the Court of Appeal dismissed appeals by Sellafield Limited and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited that fines imposed on them were manifestly excessive.
The EPA on Tuesday released its final guidance document for permitting of hydraulic fracturing operations when diesel fuels are added to the fracking fluid.
Prior to 2008 it seemed every company was talking about sustainability. It was unprecedented the number of corporations that were putting out sustainability reports or hiring senior executives responsible for corporate “green” strategy. That changed with the financial crisis.
Last week, when the Ninth Circuit denied the petition for rehearing en banc of the decision in Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon, it took what may be the final step to limit the role of courts in the debate over regulation to restrict carbon emissions.