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Deal Is A Deal: Ecogen Wind Prevails In Windfarming Dispute
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The New York Law Journal reported on January 2, 2014 that the Town of Prattsburgh, which, during the relevant time, had virtually no laws, codes or requirements on the books governing the installation of wind turbine facilities... Read More

LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast - Chevron and California Reach Settlement on Underground Gasoline Storage Tanks
Posted on 19 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

California announces a proposed $24.5 million settlement with Chevron owners involving underground gasoline storage tanks (third story in podcast at 3:40), and the Mississippi Supreme Court reverses a multi-million lead verdict against Sherwin-Williams... Read More

Court Rejects EPA’s Coal Ash Settlement Agreement
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Sue And Settle: Court Rules Consent Decree Not Consistent with Public Interest - December 19, 2014 Deadline for Proposing Coal Ash Rules Should Not Be Subject to Delay by the Parties By Kathy Beckett and Kathy Milenkovski The United States District... Read More

Enbridge Kalamazoo Oil Spill: State Consent Order
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

How are major oil spill claims handled in the US? For a fascinating glimpse across the border, Enbridge-consent-judgment is a copy of the multimillion dollar consent order between the State of Michigan and Enbridge over the billion dollar, three-million... Read More

Parties Can Toll CEQA Statute of Limitations
Posted on 28 Apr 2012 by Sedina L. Banks

By Sedina L. Banks, Attorney, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Last week, in Salmon Protection and Watershed Network v. County of Marin , the California Court of Appeals found that a public agency and a party disputing the adequacy... Read More

EPA’s OECA Announces Enforcement Tools for Civil Enforcement Cases and Administrative Settlements
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Randy Brogdon , Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP In a recent memo issued by EPA’s Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA), Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles announced that four specific “enforcement tools” should... Read More

California Attorney General seeks to limit scope of "public interest" releases in Prop. 65 settlements
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

California's Proposition 65 ( Sections 25249.5 et seq Health & Safety Code ) is an unusual regulatory scheme. Lawsuits may be filed by private individuals. Plaintiffs are not required to have standing. The law only addresses a warning requirement;... Read More

Legal News Podcast - BP Agrees to $ 1 Billion Settlement With Lessee in Gulf Oil Spill Disaster - Plus More Gulf Oil Spill Resources
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

A Macondo well lessee agrees to a $1 billion settlement with BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and, a $212 million settlement is reached with two Madoff feeder funds. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright©... Read More

$7.8B Settlement Reached By BP and Plaintiffs in Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Lexis.com subscribers may click here to access Related Court Documents, Including Briefs, Pleadings and Motions for the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation . NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation court... Read More

BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC Reach $1.06 Billion Settlement over Deepwater Horizon Explosion
Posted on 23 May 2011 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC and affiliates Mitsui Oil Exploration Co. and MOEX USA Corp., which had a 10 percent interest in the Macondo Well where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was drilling, announced May 20 that they... Read More

Oil Field Service Company Settles Claims Related To Oil Spill Litigation
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) Weatherford International Ltd. announced June 20 that it has reached a $75 million agreement with BP LLC to settle any claims between the companies relating to the Deepwater Horizon incident and oil spill ( In re: Oil Spill... Read More

Legal News Podcast - BP Agrees to $ 1 Billion Settlement With Lessee in Gulf Oil Spill Disaster - Plus More Gulf Oil Spill Resources
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

A Macondo well lessee agrees to a $1 billion settlement with BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and, a $212 million settlement is reached with two Madoff feeder funds. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright©... Read More

LexisNexis® Legal News Podcast - Chevron and California Reach Settlement on Underground Gasoline Storage Tanks
Posted on 19 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

California announces a proposed $24.5 million settlement with Chevron owners involving underground gasoline storage tanks (third story in podcast at 3:40), and the Mississippi Supreme Court reverses a multi-million lead verdict against Sherwin-Williams... Read More

California Attorney General seeks to limit scope of "public interest" releases in Prop. 65 settlements
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

California's Proposition 65 ( Sections 25249.5 et seq Health & Safety Code ) is an unusual regulatory scheme. Lawsuits may be filed by private individuals. Plaintiffs are not required to have standing. The law only addresses a warning requirement;... Read More

$7.8B Settlement Reached By BP and Plaintiffs in Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Lexis.com subscribers may click here to access Related Court Documents, Including Briefs, Pleadings and Motions for the Gulf Oil Spill Litigation . NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation... Read More