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World Bank can be sued for environmental and health issues

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a landmark decision last week in Jam v. International Finance Corporation, ruling for the first time that the World Bank can be sued for environmental and health issues where its investments in foreign development projects are alleged to have caused harm to local communities. This decision could make it ...Read More

San Francisco and Oakland Declare War on Oil Companies (Again)

San Francisco and Oakland have renewed their fight to try and make Big Oil pay for climate-change related infrastructure damage, asking a federal appeals court earlier this week to reconsider their previously dismissed lawsuits against five oil companies. San Francisco and Oakland argue that a federal judge wrongly kept their cases out of state court ...Read More

Trump Issues More Executive Orders Rolling Back Energy and Oil Regulations

President Trump issued two executive orders this past Wednesday that are meant to roll back energy regulations and promote fossil fuel development. In particular, the pair of executive orders are aimed at speeding up the permitting process for oil and gas infrastructure projects and curbing states’ ability to hold up approvals.

Under Section 401 of the ...Read More

California State Water Board Adopts Controversial Wetlands Rule

Culminating a process that began 11 years ago, the California State Water Resources Control Board last week unanimously adopted a revised policy to protect wetlands in the State. The policy creates a new definition of wetlands peculiar to California, gives a framework to determine a water of the state (nearly everything), and clarifies requirements for ...Read More

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