environmental liability News

  • Offshore oil and gas operations: financial liability for all operators

    A provisional deal on proposed legislation for the safety of offshore oil and gas operations was struck by MEPs and Council negotiators on Thursday. Before oil and gas firms could get a licence to drill, the directive would require them to submit major hazard reports and emergency response plans and prove their ability to remedy any environmental damage caused. "Europe learned its lessons ...


    By European Parliament

  • Tapping the innovation `black space`: a forward-looking opportunity for liability insurers

    As I write this, 200,000 gallons of oil a day are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP"s ruptured Deepwater Horizon rig. This is a Very Bad Thing. However, it can also be seen as an incredible catalyst for aggressive innovation. Innovators often speak of finding a "white space" - that is, an unmet need or untapped ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • $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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Carbonetworks Introduces the Carbon Balance Sheet™ - Tracking Carbon Assets and Liabilities for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    On January 1, 2007 Carbonetworks Corporate announced the general availability of the industry's first Carbon Balance Sheet™, enabling companies to track their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon assets and liabilities. As part of the Carbonetworks Emissions Management software platform, the Carbon Balance Sheet™ helps companies understand how their greenhouse gas emissions and offsets ...


  • 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 ...

  • $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 ...

  • Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. Files to Form Joint Venture Limited Liability Company

    Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CCAJ) announced that it has formed a limited liability company for the purposes of entering into a joint venture agreement with WRW Holdings, LLC. The joint venture will develop an alternative waste-to-energy micro bio-refinery in North Charleston, SC. The refinery is designed to produce approximately 2.0 million gallons of drop-in green diesel per ...


  • Global Environmental & Facilities Services

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce it Will Carry Global Environmental & Facilities Services Market Research Report in its Store. Datamonitor"s Global Environmental & Facilities Services industry profile is an essential resource for top-level ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental Insurance Claims

    The area of environmental claims is shrouded in secrecy, but Environmental Insurance Claims: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Brownfield Briefing sponsored by insurance broker OAMPS on 27 June at the ICO Conference Centre London, W1 lifts the lid. How do consultants defend themselves against PI claims, and how do lawyers defend against statutory pollution claims? What about ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 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 ...


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