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Delaware and Rhode Island Join Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: DELAWARE Gov. Jack Markell (D) signs SB 117, legislation that makes the First State the 39th to join the "Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact," an agreement among member states to share information and access to records about individuals... Read More

Jenner & Block: Louisiana Flood Protection Board Sues Energy Companies For Damage To Wetlands
Posted on 1 Aug 2013 by Allison Torrence

By Allison Torrence , Associate, Jenner & Block On July 24, 2013, the Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Agency – East, sued approximately 100 oil and gas production and pipeline companies in state court. The... Read More

Flooding from Irene: Whither the Flood Plain?
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English My train this morning usually continues to New York. Today it terminated in Philadelphia, a victim of the deluge delivered by Hurricane Irene. Amtrak explained: Most Northeast Regional service will... Read More

Fifth Circuit Dismisses Comer v. Murphy Oil — A Victory for Industry In Climate Change Tort Litigation?
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Douglas A. Henderson

By Douglas A. Henderson, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP On May 28, 2010, in a startling decision in perhaps the most important and certainly the most topsy-turvy climate change tort case against the utility, chemical, and oil and gas industry, the... Read More

Flooding from Irene: Whither the Flood Plain?
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English My train this morning usually continues to New York. Today it terminated in Philadelphia, a victim of the deluge delivered by Hurricane Irene. Amtrak explained: Most Northeast Regional service... Read More

5th Circuit Dismisses Global Warming Appeal
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

NEW ORLEANS — A divided en banc Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 dismissed the appeal of a panel decision that Mississippi residents have standing to sue the oil, coal and energy companies for releasing greenhouse gas emissions that... Read More