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The Healey-Driscoll Administration's announcement of its ResilientCoasts Initiative garnered a lot of attention, as it should have.
Jones Day
On August 14, 2023, a Montana state court issued a first-of-its-kind judgment in the United States in favor of young plaintiffs in climate litigation. The action Held v. Montana featured 16 youth...
Jones Day
On September 28, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance ("OECA") released a memorandum announcing its new Climate...
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced release of its Draft Guidance Regarding NPDES Permitting of Certain Discharges through Groundwater to Surface Waters...
The US Global Change Research Program released the Fifth National Climate Assessment, which provides authoritative information on the risks, impacts, and responses to climate change...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On September 18, 2023, following a two-year development process, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) published its final recommendations (the Recommendations)...
Perkins Coie LLP
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed to amend its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures on November 16, 2023, to include a new categorical exclusion for certain energy storage...
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday EPA issued draft guidance regarding when a discharge of a "pollutant" to groundwater is the "functional equivalent" of a discharge to a Water of the United States.
Foley & Lardner
The Environmental Justice Initiative seeks to ensure that all Americans—regardless of race, color, national origin, or income—receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement...
Wiley Rein
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has played an important role in the work of the Global Coalition.
The latest fashion trends continue to heat up global runways, but unfortunately, the industry is also heating up the globe.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
The article explores issues attorneys must consider when evaluating whether a standard Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) provides a sufficient, or even appropriate, scope of environmental...
Lowenstein Sandler
Typically, final remediation documents (no-further-action letters, response action outcomes, and the like) signal the end of remediation at a contaminated site.
Since the 1980s, Chevron deference has set the standard for when courts should defer to reasonable agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes.
Steptoe & Johnson
In Part nine of our StepLadder Series, we discussed Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) – filings that companies (notifiers) submit to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Perkins Coie LLP
A court of appeal has upheld Monterey County's approvals for a desalination plant, rejecting challengers' claims that uncertainty regarding the availability of source water for the plant...
European Union
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Responding to pressure from activists who have argued that "[c]arbon neutral claims are greenwashing, plain and simple," the European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement to ban all carbon-neutral claims in member states.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
An Austrian regional court found Austrian Airlines AG (AUA), a subsidiary of German airline Lufthansa, liable for greenwashing for advertisements offering carbon-neutral flights that used 100%...
Jones Day
The implementation of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards poses risks for reporting companies, in particular with respect to climate-related disclosures.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On September 7, 2023, Allianz SE unveiled its first net-zero transition plan for its core business segments, featuring 2030 intermediate targets to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
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