environmental law News

  • Connecting environmental protection and the rule of law

    On the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, 35 human rights groups and WRI call on the presidential candidates to reaffirm the fundamental legal framework that makes environmental protection possible. Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17th. 221 years after the document’s ratification, the Constitution continues to provide the framework for one of the world’s most stable and ...

  • Research and Markets: Environmental Law Lexicon

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q2ddrl/environmental_law) has announced the addition of the "Environmental Law Lexicon." book to their offering. This unique ...


  • 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 ...

  • Asian Judges Network to Strengthen Environmental Law Enforcement

    An Asian Judges Network on Environment has been formally launched in Manila, marking a new stage of cooperation amongst justices cast with enforcing environmental laws and helping to preserve the region’s precious natural capital. “Chief Justices and their senior judiciary play a critical role in improving environmental enforcement and strengthening the rule of law,” said Asian ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental ...

  • UNEP hosts global environmental law and policy training

    Our planet is facing a slew of growing environmental problems, from climate change to deforestation and biodiversity loss - and the environmental laws and policies to combat these challenges are transforming fast. To help Governments come to terms with these developments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invited 70 government officials from the Ministries of Environment from over ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Law Update – Week of May 2, 2011

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the proposed Harper Creek Mine Project in British Columbia (BC). The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are identified for consideration in the environmental assessment. The Agency ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU environmental liability directive soon to become law

    The European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will come into force in England from 1 March and will have an impact on waste management activities, according to international law firm Freshfields. The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations require operators not only to take preventative action to avoid environmental damage occurring in the first place, but ...

  • Pinnacle Oilfield Services Violates Environmental Laws in La.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Pinnacle Oilfield Services, Inc., in Broussard, La. The company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $146,585 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from health and ...

  • Do US environmental laws now apply in Canada?

    The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals which followed a series of decisions from lower courts that consistently ruled against the company. In rejecting Teck's request for review, the Court let stand the federal appeals court decision that the Canadian company must comply with U.S. laws that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Fines Clean Harbors for Violations of Environmental Laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to Clean Harbors Deer Park, LLC, in La Porte, Texas. The company violated laws under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $22,400 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from ...

  • Election Results: What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy?

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), an affiliate of The Acta Group, is pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy on November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely ...


    By Acta Group

  • European Commission proposes to improve implementation of environmental law

    The Commission has set out plans to improve the implementation of the European Union's 200 or so laws on environmental protection. This fits within a wider Commission strategy for improving implementation of EU law announced in 2007, and coincides with the publication of the new Annual Report of the Commission on monitoring the application of Community Law in general. The Communication stresses ...

  • Election Results: What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy?

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy on November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greening water law

    Governments and law-makers need to integrate environmental concerns into water-use legislation to avert an impending global water crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), titled "Greening Water Law". According to the report, launched Tuesday at World Water Week in Stockholm, competition is increasing between the rapidly growing human population-which ...

  • The law of unintended consequences

    The Winnipeg-based Centre for Public Policy released a report last month on the often unintended consequences of environmental policies. The study, Envionmental Policy and Unintended Consequences, from Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green, examines a series of case studies drawn from around the world. Those case studies demonstrate how the law of unintended consequences has often frustrated policymakers ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

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