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Jenner & Block: 2010 Climate Change Year in Review: The Executive Branch Takes Charge

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “On January 27, 2010, in his first State of the Union address, President Obama expressed his desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill adopted in the coming year. This statement reiterated his position, stated at...

President and EPA Take Charge of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases: Jenner & Block 2010 Year in Review

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP “On January 27, 2010, in his first State of the Union address, President Obama expressed his desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill adopted in the coming year. This statement reiterated his position, stated at...

Environmental Citizen Groups Have No Standing to Challenge Climate Change Impacts of Federal Actions

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block Two U.S. district courts recently issued separate decisions rejecting environmental groups' challenges to federal actions based on alleged climate change injuries. In both cases, using the same legal test, the courts found that the environmental...

Jenner & Block: Corporate Purchaser Not Liable to the Government for CERCLA Liability; Former Operator Must Begin Cleanup

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block In long-running litigation regarding one of the costliest Superfund cleanups in the country, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin reversed a decision it reached just 5 months earlier and found that Appleton Papers Inc. ("API"...

Jenner & Block: U.S. Court of Appeals Mandates Decision on Act of War Defense to WTC CERCLA Claims

By Gabrielle Sigel, Partner, Jenner & Block The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a mandate to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, requiring the lower court to determine whether contamination from the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings...

Jenner & Block: U.S. Appellate Court Defines Settling Parties' Rights to CERCLA Contribution and Cost Recovery

By Gabrielle Sigel , Partner, Jenner & Block On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a panel decision that clarifies the law within that Circuit on issues left unresolved after several U.S. Supreme Court's decisions interpreting certain provisions...