Last month, I wrote about the “Environmental Justice for All Act,” a bill that proposes a finding that vulnerable populations are disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards. New Jersey is following the federal environmental justice debate, passing historical environmental justice legislation in both the House and Senate, where it is currently awaiting Governor Phil Murphy’s approval. … Continue Reading
The recent decision in Bitler Investment Venture II v. Marathon Petroleum, No. 12-3722 (7th Cir. Jan. 27, 2014)(Posner, J.), offered an opportunity to consider claims for common law waste in this month’s Pennsylvania Law Weekly column. Common law waste provides a claim by a lessor or a remainderman against a lessee or a life tenant … Continue Reading
The Department of Energy owes nuclear power plant operators about $150 million because it has not fulfilled its contractual obligation to have a place for nuclear waste to go, says the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Yankee Atomic Electric v. US on May 18.
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