Mar 1, 2017

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop as Natural Gas Replaces Coal Power

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions declined by more than 2 percent between 2014 and 2015. This decline was assisted by the transition from coal to natural gas in multiple industries, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual draft report on emissions. The Energy Information Administration expects natural gas generating capacity to increase 8 percent in 2017 and 2018. For more information, contact Phillip Hoover.  

May 23, 2016

Contribution Claims Under CERCLA Limited where Party Seeking Contribution has Settled with Federal Government

A federal court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin has held that a party entering into an agreement with the federal government to settle a claim for liability under the Superfund law may only pursue a contribution claim for payments that were made under the agreement. Under the Superfund law, defendants face joint and several liability, while contribution claims are limited to a defendant’s equitable share of the cost of the remediation at the site. The plaintiff in this case, Appvion, Inc., filed a claim against the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers stating that its dredging activity exacerbated the contamination… Read more