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  • Liability for Environmental Spills in Ontario

    In the mid-1980’s an unlikely accord was made between the Liberals and the NDP in order to defeat the Progressive Conservative Party opposition. Under the agreement, Ontario premier Bob Rae asked the Liberal Party to help implement what was known as the “spills bill”.   Considered ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Standards Expose Building Owners to Legal Liability for Legionnaires’ Disease

    It is expected that the American Society of Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will pass a new standard (ASHRAE 188) this year for conducting Legionella risk assessments in:   1)       multiple housing units with one or more centralized water heaters 2)       any public or private ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

    Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of environmental liability based on the ...

  • Chevron Using 60 Law Firms and 2,000 Legal Personnel To Evade Ecuador Environmental Liability, Company Reports

    Chevron is deploying at least 2,000 lawyers and legal professionals from more than 60 law firms – including 114 lawyers from the single U.S. firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – in an attempt to deny a fair trial to Ecuadorian villagers in New York as the oil giant furiously tries to contain the growing international fallout from its $19 billion Ecuador environmental liability, according to ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Toyota GB motors ahead with new legal registers

    Toyota (GB) plc, which is responsible for marketing and aftersales of Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles in the UK, has implemented new legal registers to ensure compliance with stringent and far-reaching safety and environmental legislation. Produced by online specialists Cedrec, the registers are seen by Toyota as a major benefit, enabling legal and compliance manager Tim ...

  • Wall Street Questions Chevron Over $19 Billion Ecuador Liability

    Some Wall Street analysts are beginning to pose tough questions to Chevron over its $19 billion Ecuador environmental liability as a U.S. Congresswoman and shareholders are asking the SEC to determine if company management is misleading investors over the issue, according to the Amazon ...

  • $19B Ecuador Liability Puts Chevron CEO on Hot Seat at Annual Meeting Tomorrow

    Facing growing unrest from shareholders and environmental activists and forced to testify about his own role in the $19 billion Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson will be under enormous pressure tomorrow at the company’s annual meeting where rainforest indigenous villagers and their investor allies plan to confront him over his company’s toxic dumping in the Amazon. In a stunning ...

  • Ecological risk assessment framework for contaminants in soil

    The environmental and conservation regulators launched the ecological risk assessment (ERA) framework and technical guidance in London on 15th October 2008. The long-awaited methodology assesses risks to ecosystems from land contamination, an area of environmental assessment that has so far largely been ignored in the UK. The ERA methodology is applicable to any land quality assessment that ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Research and Markets: International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law 2012

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g4vpmt/international) has announced the addition of the "International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law 2012" report to their offering. The ...


  • Canadian Claiming Fracking Contaminated Water Can Sue Government, Court Rules

    A Canadian woman who claims hydraulic fracturing contaminated her groundwater can sue the Alberta government for allegedly failing to properly investigate her claims and fix any issues, a superior court judge ruled. An Alberta court Nov. 7 ruled that Jessica Ernst—who said she ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • $438 Million in Funds Headed for Contaminated Site Cleanups in New Jersey from Major Bankruptcy Court Settlement

    Money from a historic settlement reached with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee has now been disbursed for cleanups across the country, including $438 million that will go toward paying for past and future cleanup work at two New Jersey Superfund sites. The settlement funds will be used at the Welsbach Superfund site in Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey and reimburse the federal government for ...

  • Avx Corp. to pay $366 million in settlement, accelerating cleanup of New Bedford harbor contamination in Massachusetts

    The Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, have reached a settlement with AVX Corp. for $366.25 million plus interest regarding the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site, in New Bedford, Mass. The settlement paves the way for ...

  • Federal departments failing on environmental commitments

    Federal government departments have made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. Although there was praise for the handling of toxic chemical management and site remediation, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bennett Environmental Inc. Announces Q1 Results

    Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX: BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced its results for the period ending March 31, 2011. There was no revenue for the quarter as the Saint Ambroise facility remained closed in order to accumulate a stockpile of soil inventory. Pre-tax loss was $2.0 million, after-tax loss was $1.8 million and loss per share was $0.05 on a fully diluted basis. Commenting on ...


  • Bennett Environmental Inc. Announces Q2 Results

    Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX: BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced its results for the three month period ending June 30, 2011. There was no revenue for the quarter as the Saint Ambroise facility remained closed in order to accumulate a stockpile of soil inventory. Net loss was $4.3 million and loss per share was $0.11 on a fully diluted basis. During the quarter the Company incurred ...


  • Environmental treatmentand solutions for mining and road problems

    For years the practice of mining has depleted the world's valuable supply of raw materials. While these supplies are being consumed a large portion of them are being wasted during and after the mining process due to the continuous losses of fines through the previously unavoidable procurement of suspended particulate matter. The results of these suspended particles of raw materials are not only ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Bradford Publishing Announces an Update to a Comprehensive Analysis of the Environmental Issues affecting Coloradans.

    “Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property” is a helpful tool for attorneys, developers, and environmental consultants to understand federal, state, and local environmental regulations. This book provides a way to quickly locate particular statutes and regulations—and understand how they apply. Real estate attorneys and developers will find it helpful for identifying environmental ...


  • US reaches $5.15 billion environmental settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

    The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades. The bulk of the money - $4.4 billion - will pay for environmental cleanup and be used ...


    By Associated Press

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