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Top 10 Environmental Lawyer Joins Boutique Law Firm

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Jennifer Nijman and Susan Franzetti announce the addition of E. Lynn Grayson, to Nijman · Franzetti LLP of Chicago.

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Alabama Lawyers, Coal Executive Indicted On Bribery Charges

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Two partners in prominent Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham have been placed on indefinite leave after named on charges including conspiracy and bribery, the AP reports.

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Trump Administration Working Toward Renewed Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Trump Administration Working Toward Renewed Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would lay the groundwork for drilling.

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German Authorities Raid Jones Day Offices in VW Emissions Inquiry

German Authorities Raid Jones Day Offices in VW Emissions Inquiry

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German prosecutors raided the offices of Jones Day, the American law firm hired to conduct an internal investigation of Volkswagen’s emissions fraud, the AP reports.

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Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

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Tillerson sent the most sensitive messages to and from company board members, including communications about the risks associated with climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

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Plaintiffs claim that Monsanto’s toxicology manager ghostwrote parts of a scientific report in 2013 that was published under the names of several academic scientists, and his boss ghostwrote parts of another in 2000, according to a Reuters report.

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Addressing Environmental Claims and Obligations in Chapter 11

Event, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. EST
Practical Law and IWIRC NY offer a complimentary webinar addressing environmental claims and obligations in Chapter 11 with leading bankruptcy attorneys and advisors.

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Holland & Hart Launches Alaska Office

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Holland & Hart announced the addition of Kyle W. Parker and John C. Martin as partners, along with the opening of an office in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Folksy SC Lawyer Stares Down Duke Energy, Other Utility Giants

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Frank Holleman never thought he’d become a nationally recognized authority on coal ash, a toxin-riddled waste that has power companies under scrutiny across the country, but five years after taking a job with a regional conservation group, Holleman is perhaps the one person utilities hate to see coming, writes Sammy Fretwell for The State of Columbia, S.C.

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Nuclear Waste Policy: Defining the Problem, Searching for Solutions

Nuclear Waste Policy: Defining the Problem, Searching for Solutions

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The Council of State Governments has posted a two-part series of on-demand webinars exploring the status of nuclear waste management in the United States

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Could $200 Billion Tobacco-Type Settlement Be Coming Over ‘Climate Change?’

Could $200 Billion Tobacco-Type Settlement Be Coming Over ‘Climate Change?’

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Seventeen state attorneys general are investigating whether fossil fuel companies mislead investors in public disclosures about the risks associated with climate change, reports Bloomberg.

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U.S. State Prosecutors Met With Climate Groups As Exxon Probes Expanded

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A coalition of U.S. state attorneys general received guidance from well-known climate scientists and environmental lawyers in March as some of them opened investigations into Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about climate change risks, documents seen by Reuters showed, Reuters is reporting.

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Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition to Clean Power Plan

Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition to Clean Power Plan

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Some Texas energy companies are not joining the effort to block the Obama administration from implementing its new clean power regulations, reports Mose Buchele for NPR.

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Where Oil is King – When State and Local Fracking Rules Clash

Where Oil is King – When State and Local Fracking Rules Clash

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Municipalities may be able to ensure compliance with environmental regulations by oil and gas companies and minimize some of the environmental harms associated with fracking, even when they cannot enact outright bans on the practice.

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