Monthly Archives: May 2016

EPA Increases Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements for 2017 and 2018 Impacting California Bio-Fuel Industry; Public Comments Due by July 11

Thu May 26th, On Environmental Law, by

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements for all four types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the year 2017, and the proposed applicable volume of biomass-based diesel for 2018. Entities potentially affected by these increases are those involved with the production, distribution, and sale of transportation fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuel or renewable fuels […]

Insured PRPs Watching Closely As Ninth Circuit Considers Whether EPA 104(e) Request is a “Suit” Triggering Duty to Defend

Wed May 11th, On Environmental Law, by

On Monday, May 2, 2016, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co. urged the Ninth Circuit to certify to the Oregon Supreme Court the question of whether a CERCLA Section 104(e) information request issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Ash Grove Cement Company triggered a duty to defend under a general liability insurance policy. The insurers said they should not be required to cover the […]

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