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  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • Legends Environmental Insurance Services Provides Access to Pollution Legal Liability Coverage

    Pollution Legal Liability (PLL) Commercial-SM is a unique, first-of-its-kind environmental policy modeled after a standard commercial general liability contract. The broad insuring agreement is ideal for first-time environmental insurance buyers and allows for efficiencies in covering a range of environmental risks.   PLL Commercial-SM provides blanket coverage for properties, disposal ...

  • Veolia drops all legal proceedings against Thurrock

    Veolia Environmental Services has dropped all legal proceedings against Thurrock Council. A VES spokesperson said: 'We can confirm that we have withdrawn our potential legal proceedings against Thurrock Council relating to the award of its waste collection and recycling services contract. “The company looks forward to continuing to operate both Thurrock's household waste ...

  • ENDS launch the ENDS Legal Compliance MANAGER

    LONDON – ENDS (Environmental Data Services), the most authoritative and accurate provider of detailed information on existing and planned UK environmental policy & law for over 30 years, are proud to announce the forthcoming launch of the ENDS Legal Compliance MANAGER. This on-line subscription service will be launched on April 30, 2007 and will provide information and tools to help environmental ...

  • Ater Wynne LLP chosen by Safetec for legal counsel

    VANCOUVER, Wa. - Safetec Compliance Systems Inc., a software as a service (SaaS) company specializing in chemical compliance and management, announced today that it has chosen Ater Wynne LLP for legal services. “Safetec is pleased to announce its decision to partner with Ater Wynne LLP for legal counsel. Ater Wynne is well known for its work with both emerging and established software and ...

  • AWWA Webcast Explores Legal Aspects of Water Source

    (Denver) – The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announces a new webcast that will highlight thelegal issues surrounding water source development concerns. The webcast, 'Strategies for Water SourceDevelopment – The Legal Aspects' will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. The water supply community is facing increasingly difficult challenges in bringing supplemental ...


  • Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

    The Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska faces months of legal delays as an obscure state commission now tasked with reviewing the project said Thursday it won't budge until the state courts decide whether the path approved by Gov. Dave Heineman is invalid. A spokesman for the Calgary-based company building the crude oil pipeline says this week's ruling by a Nebraska judge "is a solvable ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Suit challenges legality of air credits to SoCal polluters

    On the heels of a court victory exposing efforts to create new air pollution credits with a sub-par environmental review, a coalition of health, community and environmental justice groups sued the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today. AQMD’s data confirms the air district doled out invalid pollution credits during the last 17 years to polluting facilities and energy companies ...

  • 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.

  • NEPCon Launches Standard for Legal Timber Sourcing Ahead of EU Timber Regulation

    NEPCon unveiled the LegalSource Standard at the Chatham House meeting on illegal logging last Friday. The standard offers a system for benchmarking business practices against operational due diligence criteria. It has been designed to match the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation, the US Lacey Act and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill. Certification against the standard allows ...


    By PRWeb

  • Sylvia Quast selected to head U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest legal office

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Sylvia Quast as Regional Counsel for the Pacific Southwest. EPA’s Pacific Southwest office serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 148 Tribes. Ms. Quast has over two decades of experience handling environmental matters in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining EPA, Ms. Quast served as ...

  • For The Earth Corporation Selects K&L Gates as Legal Counsel

    For The Earth Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FTEC), a manufacturer of environmentally responsible household cleaning and pet products, enlists an international presence to grow globally and responsibly. For the Earth Corporation has engaged the services of K&L Gates, an international law firm, to pursue acquisitions and partnerships to complement and enhance their efforts to provide products and ...


    By Marketwire

  • The Acta Group EU, Ltd Adds Zameer Qureshi As Legal Consultant

    The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce that Zameer Qureshi, a chemical regulatory and international business lawyer based in the United Kingdom (UK), has joined our team as Legal Consultant to The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta® EU). Mr. Qureshi has an in-depth understanding of UK and European Union (EU) ...


    By Acta Group

  • Edvantage group helps Legal & General make a difference to the environment

    Brighton - 08 October 2010 - Edvantage group, an e-learning company and Managed Learning Service provider, has provided an informative course for Legal & General on environmental awareness as part of their CSR strategy. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Lancashire taxpayers face legal bill over waste case

    Lancashire County Council will waste taxpayer’s money by launching an appeal against Environmental Waste Control’s (EWC) successful application in the Manchester High Court to seek compensation for missing out on a waste contract, according to EWC chairman Bill Edwards. In December 2009, a High Court judge found there was a breach of duty by Lancashire County Council because of its failure to ...

  • Mold Lawsuit May Set Landmark Legal Precedent in New York

    In the past, lawsuits regarding toxic mold brought against landlords have not typically been successful, since legally proving the health impact of indoor mold is difficult. However, a case recently brought to a New York appeals court could change that for future plaintiffs, according to EIN News.   A New York apartment tenant brought a case against her landlords after being exposed to mold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • D4 Expands Operations in Michigan With the Acquisition of Litigation Support Services Leader, Detroit Legal Imaging

    D4, LLC, a national leader in litigation support and e-discovery services to law firms and corporate law departments, today announced its further expansion in Michigan with the acquisition of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Environmental Protection in China Gets Legal Support from New Web Site

    In an effort to strengthen the legal framework for environmental protection in China, EPA today launched the EPA - China Environmental Law Initiative Web site. The Web site, announced by EPA General Counsel Roger R. Martella, will provide a forum for sharing information and fostering an ongoing dialogue with China on environmental law. China suffers severe environmental problems. Strengthening ...

  • Green investments a legal responsibility, say UN and top asset managers

    ‘Green’ investments are no longer just a luxury, but are now a legal responsibility, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a powerful group of asset managers controlling some $2 trillion in assets.The 120-page publication released today argues that if investment consultants and others do not incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) ...


    By United Nations

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