Category: <span>North America</span>

The Latest on Ladra: Updates on Induced Seismicity Tort Litigation

This summer saw major developments in Ladra v. New Dominion, LLC, the Oklahoma case some observers believe may determine the future of tort litigation over earthquakes allegedly caused by wastewater disposal.[1] At the center of …

The International Trade Commission Unanimously Finds Severe Injury to U.S. Solar Manufacturers

The threat of U.S. solar tariffs is looming on the global solar industry, and President Trump will decide whether to impose these tariffs by January 2018 at the latest. The case started when Suniva filed …

Quack Quack: Is The Prairie-Chicken Problem Back? Update on the Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Efforts

In September 2015, a Western District of Texas court vacated the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”)’s designation of the lesser prairie chicken (“prairie chicken”) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).[1] The …

BP Oil Spill: Despite Unprecedented Research and Analysis, Severity of Environmental Impact Still Uncertain 6 Years Later

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which for 87 days in 2010 leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf Coast of Mexico, scientists continue to debate the …

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association: The Case and What it Means for You

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing the federal government to provide incentives for large energy consumers to reduce their power usage during peak usage seasons. In Federal Energy …