Environment & Climate Change

February 05 2018
Samuel B Boxerman Court rules North Dakota lacks standing to intervene to challenge EPA settlement

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued an order rejecting North Dakota's bid to intervene to oppose an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settlement. In 2015 the environmental groups sued the EPA in district court, alleging that the EPA had failed to undertake non-discretionary statutory duties periodically to review and, if necessary, revise its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act solid waste rules.

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Terence T Healey, Kenneth W Irvin
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Samuel B Boxerman California Supreme Court decides groundwater charges are neither taxes nor tied to property ownership

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the charges that the city of Ventura pays to the United Water Conservation District for groundwater conservation activities are neither taxes nor fees that require approval by property owners or vote. This decision limits to some degree the ability of the municipal water supplier to set rates for water service and will have an effect on both agricultural and residential water users.

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Terence T Healey, Kenneth W Irvin
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Samuel B Boxerman EPA reaches Clean Air Act settlement with outdoor products manufacturer

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

Authors: Samuel B Boxerman, Terence T Healey, Kenneth W Irvin
Matilda Hellström Liability for damages due to export of toxic waste

Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

Author: Matilda Hellström
Trinidad Prieto Supreme Court decision on completion of title for water rights

Chile - Montt y Cia SA

Author: Trinidad Prieto

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