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Crowell & Moring Group Expands Chemical, Pesticide Experience
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP's Environment & Natural Resources Group has gained senior counsel David E. Menotti and partner Warren U. Lehrenbaum to bolster its practice in air, pesticides and chemical regulation. Based in the... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Insurance Can Facilitate Environmental Transactions
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin “Representations and Warranties” insurance has become a strategic option that can help clients mitigate risk and successfully buy and sell businesses. Over the past fifteen years, Reps and Warranties coverage has evolved... Read More

Where Does The BP Gulf Oil Spill Rank Among The World’s Worst?
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

The black crude keeps flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from an uncapped oil rig, the worst oil leak in U.S. history. On May 28, the chairman of BP upgraded the severity of the oil spill from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig... Read More

Williams Mullen: Clean Water Rule Opens Litigation Floodgates
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By A. Keith "Kip" McAlister, Jr. | With much fanfare, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) recently issued a final rule clarifying which bodies of water are “waters of the United States” protected under the... Read More

Crabs Provide Evidence Of Oil Tainting Gulf Food Web
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BARATARIA, La. - (AP) To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers... Read More

Judge Orders Removal Of Sugar Beet Seed Plants
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DES MOINES, Iowa - (AP) A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar beets, citing the potential for environmental harm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Environmental Groups Sue To Spur Cape Cod Cleanup
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) Two environmental organizations have sued federal environmental regulators in an effort to accelerate the cleanup of Cape Cod's coastal waters. The Conservation Law Foundation and the Coalition for Buzzards Bay allege in a lawsuit filed... Read More

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuits Over Diesel Exhaust
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent letters to Union... Read More

Federal Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) A federal court will allow environmental groups to pursue a lawsuit that accuses the largest U.S. refinery of violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times in the past five years. The U.S. District Court Southern District on Tuesday... Read More

New Climate Change Case Headed To U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they're on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such... Read More

Obama: BP Agrees To $20B Fund; Chairman Apologizes
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company's chairman apologized to America for the... Read More