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Marten Law Launches San Francisco Office
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Former Orrick Environmental Partner to Anchor Firm's Expansion to California Robert Lawrence , former chair of Orrick's environmental transactions group, will anchor Marten Law's new San Francisco office - making it one of the largest... Read More

Marten Law: Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards Proposed For Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir writes that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly proposed the first-ever... Read More

Marten Law: Ninth Circuit Finds Fish & Wildlife Failed to Adequately Account for Climate Impacts, and Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on ESA List
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Jessica K Ferrell

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Montana district court ruling that blocked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") from removing Yellowstone grizzly... Read More

Marten Law: Ninth Circuit Finds Fish & Wildlife Failed to Adequately Account for Climate Impacts, and Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on ESA List
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Ted Zwayer

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Martin Law PLLC "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Montana district court ruling that blocked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") from removing Yellowstone grizzly... Read More

Marten Law: Ninth Circuit Finds Fish & Wildlife Failed to Adequately Account for Climate Impacts, and Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on ESA List
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Jessica K Ferrell

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Montana district court ruling that blocked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") from removing Yellowstone grizzly... Read More

Marten Law: Proposed Legislation Seeking to Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Picks Up Speed
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh , Associate, Marten Law PLLC “Congressional legislators in both houses have recently proposed bills to delay or block EPA from regulating greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental laws.... Read More

Marten Law on AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. – Virginia Supreme Court Holds That Climate Change Allegations Do Not Trigger Insurer's Duty to Defend
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "In a case being closely watched by both insurers and insureds, the Virginia Supreme Court has held that an insurer's duty to defend is not triggered by allegations of damages flowing from intentional... Read More

Marten Law: Washington State Issues Revised Proposal for Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC “Large stationary sources and transportation fuel suppliers in the State of Washington would have to report their 2012 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beginning in 2013 under rules recently proposed by... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change Ushers in New Era of Uncertainty for Water Resource Management
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Douglas MacDougal and Dustin Till, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt: Scientists are seeing more climate change impacts on water availability-particularly in those areas dependent upon glacial and snow meltwater for agriculture. As water becomes available... Read More

Marten Law: California Unveils Nation's First Economy-Wide Cap-and-Trade Program
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Dustin Till writes that On October 29, 2010, a few days before voters went to the polls to decide whether to shelve California's trend-setting global warming... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change Lawsuits Get Chilly Reception
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently dealt another blow to advocacy groups attempting to compel federal action on climate change via common law causes of actions. In... Read More

Marten Law: Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards Proposed For Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir writes that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly proposed the first-ever... Read More

Marten Law: CEQ Marks 40th Anniversary of NEPA With New Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Impacts, Mitigation and Categorical Exclusions
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

"Marking the 40th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), has issued three draft guidance documents in a campaign to 'reinvigorate' the workings of the Act,"... Read More

Marten Law: Republican Lawmakers Join Obama Administration in Urging Supreme Court to Overrule GHG Nuisance Case
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC “Proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows, three prominent Republican lawmakers who have opposed EPA greenhouse gas regulation have joined the Obama Administration in urging the... Read More