March 16, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The US government on Friday appealed a federal court ruling that reduced the potential liability BP faces under the Clean Water Act in relation to the 2010 offshore oil spill. District Court Judge Carl Barbier of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in January set the size ...[read more]
February 21, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Thursday rejected a motion by BP to reduce the civil fine payable under the Clean Water Act in relation to the 2010 offshore oil spill. BP's appeal sought to reduce the fine per barrel from the $4,300 proposed by the US ...[read more]
January 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Thursday reduced the maximum fine that BP will face under the Clean Water Act after he ruled that the size of the offshore oil spill was smaller than what the US government claimed. In the opinion, Federal Judge Carl ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled Wednesday that BP was grossly negligent and bears a majority of the blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In his 153-page decision, Judge Carl Barbier determined that 67 percent of the blame for the disaster ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-0 Wednesday in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NDEC) that 33 USC § 1369 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is not a jurisdictional bar to suits seeking to invalidate certain agency decisions, and an amendment to regulations made by the Environmental ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnists Eric Delio and George Thompson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, analyze Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and its potential impact...The recent US Supreme Court case, Los Angeles County Flood Control ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Keith Herting
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Tuesday ruled that 810,000 barrels of oil collected by British Petroleum (BP) immediately following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will not be used in calculations to determine damages under the Clean Water Act (CWA) ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Keith Herting
A federal judge on Thursday accepted the guilty plea of Transocean Deepwater Inc. along with a criminal settlement of $400 million and $1 billion in civil penalties for the company's violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council that water flowing through a concrete channel from different points in the river does not create a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Justice Ruth Bader ...[read more]
January 6, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 6, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would have allowed certain pesticides to be exempt from a federal permitting process for dumping into water. Both environmental and industry groups ...[read more]

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