Environmental and Natural Resources Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide discussing legal aspects related to Environmental and Natural Resources.
November 24, 2010 By Borenius
The Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication stated recently that support for renewable energy should be reduced. It is commendable that politicians are thinking about ways to reduce the price of electricity. But before going to all the trouble of amending laws, decisions should be carefully analyzed.
September 24, 2010 By Blackfriars LLP
The effects of oil spills on human and aquatic life remains so grievous and almost irreparable if not properly handled. Effective clean-ups and reclamations of affected areas usually take long time and requires much effort and consistency.
September 24, 2010 By Environment Law Mexico, S.C.
In accordance with assessments carried out by the United Nations Organization, the industrialization processes initiated more than a century and a half ago, and in particular the increasing combustion of petroleum, gasoline and coal, as well as forest lumbering, have been the main causes of climate change.
July 28, 2010 By Winters & Yonker PA
No one lost more than those 11 workers who died on April 20 in the massive explosion that engulfed the offshore oil rig in flames and sent it into the then-blue water of the Gulf. Their loss of life has been largely overlooked in the nonstop media coverage that has followed in the weeks since the catastrophe. The workers who suffered severe injuries in the explosion have likewise been ignored.
July 14, 2010 By Bohrer Law Firm
The Coast Guard has called off its search for 11 oil rig workers missing after the explosion of Deep Water Horizon last Tuesday. Assumed dead, the 11 missing workers join 17 other victims injured in the accident - four of whom remain in critical condition.
July 14, 2010 By Bohrer Law Firm
There are myriad concerns surrounding the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, chief among them is the current and potential harm to the ecosystem. Not only did 11 workers lose their lives in this catastrophe, but also there is the possibility that more people will become sick due to the chemicals BP is using to control the oil spill.emicals BP is using to control the oil spill.
July 1, 2010 By Cindemir Law Office
The article aims to explain the institutions and organizations which are responsible for electric distribution and transmission in Turkey and their legal grounds by taking account of their duties and hierarchic structures 4628 numbered Act defined the main frame of the institutions and organizations which are responsible for electric transmission and distribution.
June 30, 2010 By MMLC Group
This article looks at the key players in this industry, as well as summarizes the major regulations applying to this industry. It is a snapshot.
June 29, 2010 By MMLC Group
This article looks at the main players in China's fledgling solar power industry, and the key regulations and government policies affecting the development of the industry.
June 28, 2010 By Falk & Falk, PA
Florida's Governor encourages residents to file claims for compensation.
June 23, 2010 By Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP
The owners of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig, Transocean Ltd, have filed a Petition For Limitation of Liability in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
June 15, 2010 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Update of Italian Guidelines on Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed: some explanation in a shaded internal legislative framework.
June 3, 2010 By L.I. Group
Monopoly is the phenomenon of economic relations, inseparably connected with relationships of public interests and interests of monopolies.
May 26, 2010 By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
The main purpose of this article is to inform readers about settlement of energy disputes that arise in Turkey by international arbitration method and in particular ICSID arbitration process.
May 5, 2010 By Fikadu Law Office
Mining is one of the best areas of investment in Ethiopia. If you wonder to know the legal requirements of mining investment in Ethiopia here are the details.
April 16, 2010 By Leks&Co
Regulation of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 28 of 2009 on The Conduct of Mineral and Coal Mining Services Business (the “Minister Regulation”) is issued in Jakarta on September 30, 2009. This Minister Regulation is the implementing regulation of Article 127 of Law No. 4 of 2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining (the “Mining Law”).
April 16, 2010 By Leks&Co
Formerly, mining was regulated with Law No. 11 of 1967 on Basic Regulation on Mining (“Law No. 11 of 1967”). But with the highly development of mining, nationally and internationally, Law No. 11 of 1967 is no longer suitable with the conditions nowadays. That is why there is the need for changes of regulation on mineral and coal mining which could manage and utilize the potential of mineral and coal in Indonesia and could ensure a continuous national development accordingly.
April 16, 2010 By Masephule Dinga
Defining the Risks
March 24, 2010 By Bloomfield Advocates and Solicitors
Indeed, one of the three issues considered the “pillars” upon which upstream oil and gas investments are based is the fiscal regime of the host State. In other words, an investor in an international petroleum transaction intending to invest in a petroleum regime would conduct its due diligence before committing risk capital by looking at, amongst other things, the issue of ‘government take’ versus ‘ investor take’.
February 21, 2010 By The Corbett Law Firm, PLLC
This article discusses the racial discrimination southern black farmers experienced from the USDA.
February 9, 2010 By The Law Office of Carol Ryder, P.C.
A pet trust should be included as part of any good estate plan, just as a will, POS, HCP, and LW are the minimums everyone should have. The Helmsley debacle outlined some problems in her Pet Trust and will. Good drafting goes a long way.
February 6, 2010 By Bloomfield Advocates and Solicitors
These are interesting times in the West African Emergent Cretaceous Petroleum Play Fairway. This is no less so in the Nigeria’s petroleum regime for a couple of reasons, chief amongst which are the current review of the Petroleum Industry legal and regulatory regime and the global economic melt-down.
February 1, 2010 By Bond Stone Law Firm
Subject advanced for your attention, is very actual in terms of protection of the interests of investors operating and those who intend to invest in the sphere of subsoil use in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
January 24, 2010 By The Law Office of Carol Ryder, P.C.
Stats on animal abuse show a sharp correlation between animal abuse & other crimes, including rape, robbery, murder, sexual homicide, domestic abuse and more. E.G.: studies show 100% of sexual homicide perps (like Jeffrey Dahmer) started by abusing animals. Even cops, prosecutors & social workers say show me an animal abuser and I'll show you someone with a long rap sheet. Thus, we all need to get behind toughening laws for animal abuse to keep these violent perps locked up longer.
December 21, 2009 By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
The Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition finds the four oil companies as having violated competition rules by carrying out a concerted price in fixing fuel prices and imposes millions in fines.
December 8, 2009 By Siam Legal International
Thailand is a country blessed with an abundance of rich natural resources. Its lush pristine forests are home to a vast variety of species of flora and fauna indigenous to the country. As such, the Kingdom has taken great pains in preserving its natural wealth by passing laws designed to control and regulate the amount of waste and pollution produced each year. Thailand residents desire to live a quality life while living in a Phuket villa or Bangkok condo.
December 3, 2009 By ADMD Law Office
As demand for energy increases in Turkey, investments in this sector is boosting with the help of the government. Incentives focus on renewable energy resources for obvious efficiency and environmental considerations and specifically wind energy investments had been very popular due to vast resources of Turkish geography. Therefore the government is trying to optimize financing conditions to attract more investment in the field.
December 1, 2009 By Akdogan Uslas, Attorneys at Law
This article provides a bird's eye view of the Turkish petroleum regime.
September 14, 2009 By Tiryakioglu Law Office
Within the framework of Electricity Market Law and the related secondary legislation, generation plants that generate electricity based on renewable energy sources are supported by the following mechanisms:
July 6, 2009 By Ozkan Law Office
Turkey has recently amended its mining regulations in order to attract more domestic and foreign private investors in the industry. The amendments made are criticized particularly by the environmental groups for removing the environmental controls drastically and by domestic mining investors for being radically open to foreign investors. This Newsletter deals with some of the important aspects of the recently enacted pieces of legislation.
July 6, 2009 By Ozkan Law Office
As a country with a rapidly growing economy, Turkey has an increasing energy need. At the moment, the energy need is mostly met by fossil fuels and a large portion of it is imported. Turkey, on the other hand, has a large potential for renewable resources.
July 2, 2009 By Greg Smith & Associates
Strawberry Reservoir is a popular spot to fish in Utah. Fish can grow well and thrive there, which is good for fishermen. There have been problems there, however, with an overabundance of non-native fish populations. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has tried to reduce non-native fish populations and manage desired fish species with targeted regulations.
May 20, 2009 By Law Office of Roman Amaguin
A bill which will allow unions to organize agricultural employers without a secret ballot election, HB 952 CD1, was passed on May 8, 2009, by the Hawaii Legislature. Governor Lingle will have until June 30, 2009 to issue a veto message. The card check bill closely mirrors President Obama’s push for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”).
May 11, 2009 By Burges Salmon LLP
Following protracted negotiations, the European Council adopted the new Waste Framework Directive (WFD) in October 2008. The WFD must be fully implemented into UK law by December 2010. This article explains all the changes.
April 28, 2009 By International Law Offices
Over seventy years of subordination in a command economy led to irrational resource usage and sustained energy-intensive technological processes in Ukraine. By the way, Ukraine generated practically one-fourth of the Soviet Union's GDP. It is widely known now that Ukraine's environmental problems include the nuclear contamination that resulted from the 1986 Chernobyl accident. One-tenth of Ukraine's land area was affected by the radiation.
April 3, 2009 By Frishberg & Partners
With food prices rising across the globe, adventurous foreign investors can find excellent business opportunities in Ukrainian agricultural sector despite (or perhaps due to?) the global economic crisis. Known as “the breadbasket of Europe”, Ukraine still boasts enormous land reserves that can grow various grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Plus livestock. And due to the crisis, at last everything and everyone is available for sale or rent at rock-bottom prices.
March 30, 2009 By Molina Izabal SC
By definition, most of the Distribution Contracts signed between US distributors and Mexican growers, involve 2 different applicable laws and jurisdictions. Even though the majority of these contracts are prepared and signed, under the regulations of some US state, once the default of the grower comes up, those contracts need to be executed by a Mexican Court, where the grower is actually located.
February 21, 2009 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
Let's assume that a dog had an overwhelming desire to bite an attorney in California. Perhaps the lawyer stole the dog’s bone or sued the owner of the neighbor dog. Could the dog get away with it without subjecting its owner to liability? This California dog bite attorney looks at the dog bite law in California, the various causes of action available to recover damages for dog bite victims and defenses that can be raised, not to mention the standard defense, my dog ate my homework.
Landing Permits for Trans-Continental under Sea Optic Cables in West Africa: Challenges for Telecommunications Outfits
January 31, 2009 By Blackfriars LLP
There is a paucity of fibre optic capability in the West African telecommunications industry. In addition to widening the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world, this situation has resulted in slower Internet connections and expensive telecommunications facilities in the sub-region.
The Nigerian Content Development Bill: What Foreign Investors in the Oil and Gas Sector Should Look out for
December 25, 2008 By Blackfriars LLP
The liberalization of the oil & gas sectors of the Nigerian economy and increased global demand for crude oil have combined to make Nigeria a key player in the global oil market. However, for decades, Nigeria’s oil and gas sectors have been dominated by foreign multinational entities with large expatriate workers deployed in both on-shore and offshore locations in the country.
November 28, 2008 By Ozkan Law Office
Turkey has ratified International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78), which regulates what wastes can be discharged from ships into marine environment and requires State Parties to ensure the provision of adequate reception facilities in the ports. The regulations implementing MARPOL 73/78 in Turkey, however, have not been enacted until recently.
October 25, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
This article discusses and explains the new Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) and describes the impact COOL will have on shoppers, food producers and retailers. The author also unwraps what foods the law covers and what foods and retailers are not regulated by this new law.
October 24, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
The author discusses how all of us are vulnerable to toxic exposures in our daily lives and warns that what people and their physicians often relate a simple health-related problem such as skin rashes or hair loss as being due to aging or hereditary genes or allergies, may actually be a symptom of toxic exposure.
October 24, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
This article examines what biotechnology is and how it relates to the medical field, agriculture, bio processes, industry and the aquatic field. The author notes that as the planet becomes more polluted and more in need of clean water and food, the field of biotechnology will become even more important.
October 19, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
This article discusses how the new Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) will affect restaurants and foodborne disease investigations throughout California. It also explains what foods the new Country of Origin Labeling Law covers and what foods and retailers are not regulated by this new law.
The Different Types of Arbitrations Available to Settle Personal Injury, Business, Real Estate, Construction and Civil Litigation in California
October 18, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
A discussion of the different types of arbitrations available in California and why none of them compare to mediations. This article also warns that when arbitrations are binding, there is little opportunity to have the award corrected or reviewed.
The Effect on Natural Resources and Oil Drilling in California From The Lifting of the Ban on Offshore Drilling
October 17, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
This article examines what will be the effect of the lifting of the ban on offshore drilling in California and shows why the “Drill Now” movement is not likely to produce a single extra barrel of oil from new offshore drilling platforms off the coast of California.
October 6, 2008 By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
This article discusses some possible new technologies for the future that will face difficult tests but which could be some of what the future holds in store for industry. The article also discusses the changes we may soon see as energy research goes into high gear and how it could help prevent auto accident injuries.
April 10, 2008 By Ira A. Finkelstein, P.C.
Legal Decisions of Interest to the Equestrian Community
October 2, 2007 By Coeler Legal & Tax Attorneys-at-Law
An introduction to energy law in Bulgaria