environmental liability News

  • Environmental Site Assessment

    A revision of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has been issued; it clarifies language and strengthens the report that results from following the standard. E1527 guides those assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate and identifies ...


    By ASTM International

  • Buyer Liability Insurance Now Available for California’s Cap-and-Trade Offset Program

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, and Parhelion Underwriting Ltd., the leading innovator for carbon market insurance products, today announced a unique, strategic alliance to support the delivery of the first insurance product for compliance offset credits in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Under this alliance, Parhelion is offering ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • Environmental Strategist Certification

    For business professionals looking to leverage their business model in today’s transparent/sustainable business environment, www.estrategist.com is the game changer. Certified environmental Strategist™ (eS) assist businesses in managing and transferring their environmental exposures.? Since every business ...

  • $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 ...

  • MOEX offshore agrees to $90 million partial settlement of liability in deepwater horizon oil spill

    MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to settle its liability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a settlement with the United States valued at $90 million, announced the Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. Approximately $45 million of the $90 million settlement is going directly to the Gulf in the form of penalties or expedited ...

  • $19B Ecuador Liability Puts Chevron CEO Watson On Hot Seat Before Annual Meeting

    Facing growing shareholder unrest over asset seizure actions and forced to testify about his alleged misconduct in the $19 billon Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson again will be on the hot seat at the company’s annual meeting in late May where rainforest indigenous villagers and investors plan to confront him over his company’s toxic dumping in the Amazon. In a stunning rebuke to Watson, U.S. ...

  • Confronted publicly, Chevron CEO John Watson misleads shareholders over $19 billion Ecuador liability

    Confronted publicly about a $19 billion Ecuador liability for causing environmental damage, Chevron CEO John Watson continued an increasingly personal campaign to mislead shareholders and hide his personal conflicts of interest over the case, representatives of the rainforest communities charged. “John Watson’s public comments in New York about the mounting risk posed by the Ecuador ...

  • EDM featured in Environmental Business Journal

    Scottsdale, AZ -- Environmental Data Management, LLC, a firm specializing in compliance management software was featured in the June issue of the Environmental Business Journal. The issue is dedicated to instruments and information systems and their role in the environmental industry with a focus on companies offering environmental ...

  • Report on federal government environmental performance

    The federal government has 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. The Status Report follows up on the government’s progress in addressing issues identified in previous ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environmental Contractors’ Insurance Needs Explained by Legends

    Environmental contractors provide vital services to help protect the public and the environment from possible harm.  Due to the nature of their work, it is essential that they are protected by an insurance policy that covers their needs and that they understand what types of insurance programs are available to them.   Environmental insurance usually addresses the three major types of ...

  • China introduces second environmental economic policy

    Vice Minister of SEPA Pan Yue told the news media today that SEPA and China Insurance Regulatory Commission has jointly issued the Guiding Opinions on Environmental Pollution Liability Insurance, officially drawing the roadmap for establishing the environmental pollution liability insurance system. This year, the two departments will conduct pilot projects in enterprises that produce, operate, ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • Environmental technology takes heat off of Alberta

    A new technology has been created to recycle surface water and remove harmful hydrocarbons from entering our water supply. The Cascade Waste Water System separates oil and recycles/evaporates surface water on site. Currently many oil companies haul their contaminated water to off-site areas for disposal. This left over water contains many contaminants, hydrocarbons and solid materials which are ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Implementation of federal Environmental Enforcement Act begins

    Implementation of the federal Environmental Enforcement Act (the "EEA"), first passed in June 2009, has recently begun. The EEA amends the enforcement and penalty regimes of nine federal environmental acts by introducing stiffer fines, new sentencing powers and considerations, and measures aimed at strengthening the government's ability to investigate and prosecute violations. The EEA is also ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Register Now for CANECT16 - Environmental Conference and Tradeshow

    This leading environmental management and compliance training forum offers you a choice of eight cost-effective and practical professional development courses, designed to help you meet your environmental responsibilities, and two trade shows.  Registrants can choose to attend one, two or three days. Register for all three days and save $600.00  Click ...

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • Banks at risk from environmentally unfriendly companies

    That is the view held by the majority of banks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) surveyed for Biodiversity, the Next Challenge for Financial Institutions published by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) this month. Ivo Mulder, the report's author, said: 'Continuous decline of global species diversity is not only leading to more concerned conservationists - the private sector is also ...

  • US$2.6m for brownfields environmental job training

    Thirteen communities in 12 states will share US$2.6 million in job training grants geared toward cleaning up contaminated properties and turning them into productive community assets.  EPA’s Brownfields Program is awarding grants of US$200,000 each to non-profit organizations, workforce investment boards, and state and local governments.  The grants will teach environmental assessment ...

  • Senior Environmental Professional Joins Trinity Consultants

    (Dallas) — Dr. Ram Ramanan, C. Eng, P.E., has joined Trinity Consultants’ Chicago office as a Principal Consultant. A Fulbright Fellow and Air and Waste Management Association Fellow, Dr. Ramanan is a recognized environmental professional with over 30 years of experience in pollution control technologies and regulations. He has developed and implemented environmental strategies and programs, ...

  • 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.

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