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Oregon lawmakers formally introduced a proposed cap-and-trade bill to address GHG emissions, which would make Oregon the second state after California to adopt an economy-wide cap-and-trade system to regulate GHG emissions.
Our China Roundtable gives multinational companies with interests in China a forum through which to learn about China’s rapidly increasing EHS regulations.
Principal Eric Klein will speak in a presentation titled "Convincing the Millennial Juror."
John Guttmann is scheduled to testify before the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on proposed amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6).
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a provision in an insurance policy did not limit coverage for Anadarko’s defense expenses related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill where the provision only capped “liability”—an undefined term.
BOEM published a Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operations Plan submitted by Vineyard Wind, which holds a federal wind energy lease on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 14 miles southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.
Last year saw significant efforts to either impose a price on carbon or reform existing programs, and in some cases roll those programs back. Will we look back on 2018 as a watershed year? It’s hard to tell – but it certainly kept us busy.
Beveridge & Diamond announced that it has joined the Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy initiative, pledging to provide $500,000 worth of pro bono legal services by the end of 2020 in support of environmental sustainability.
At the end of 2018, OPR's years-long effort to update the Guidelines implementing CEQA became a reality. This comprehensive update to nearly 30 sections of the CEQA Guidelines (along with some additions) incorporates new statutes and court decisions.
EPA released its much-anticipated PFAS Action Plan that identifies short and long term actions EPA plans to take regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, some of which could significantly affect compliance obligations and costs, enforcement actions, and litigation.
For the first time since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, it is legal at the federal level to grow, possess, and market certain types of products derived from a cannabis sativa plant.
Principal Nessa Coppinger, who chairs the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, has been selected to participate in the 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program. Associate Kaitlyn Shannon has been selected as a member of the 2019 class of Pathfinders.
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari on a critical question affecting the scope of the CWA: whether releases of pollutants require NPDES permits when they originate from a point source, but are conveyed to surface waters through a non-point source.
Earlier this month, a federal district court issued a decision allocating cleanup costs at a contaminated site in Clark County, Washington.
Litigators in Beveridge & Diamond’s Boston Office on February 6 secured a win from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which affirmed their 2015 jury trial victory of no liability and no equitable share of $12.5 million in clean-up costs for PCB contamination in a river in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood.