Upcoming energy and environment week: July 19, 2021
(Reuters) – Here are some upcoming events of interest to the energy and environmental law community. Unless otherwise specified, all times are local and court appearances are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday July 20
– Deadline for young Americans who sued the US government over energy policies they say contribute to climate change to respond to an offer from more than two dozen Republican attorneys general to join their pioneering lawsuit ahead the Oregon Federal Court. Attorneys general seeking to intervene include those in Alabama and Louisiana. Potential interveners said their goal was to prevent a settlement between the Biden administration and the plaintiffs.
The case is Juliana v. United States, US District Court for the District of Oregon, No. 6: 15-cv-01517. For Juliana et al: Julia Olson of Our Children’s Trust; Philip Gregory of the Gregory Law Group. For the United States, et al: Clare Borono of the United States Department of Justice. For the interveners: Solicitor General Edmund LaCour of the Office of the Attorney General of Alabama.
Wednesday July 21
– Deadline for submitting applications to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to form an expert panel that will review the EPA draft documents that are being developed to support national drinking water regulation agency primer for per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS).
friday 23 july
10:00 a.m. – U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco will hear a motion for partial summary judgment brought by Enercon Services Inc. in a lawsuit brought by Golden Gate Way LLC (GGW), owner of a former dry cleaning site, which alleges environmental consultation Enercon negligently released contaminants, including chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), into groundwater during a 2008 investigation at the Lafayette site , in California. While Enercon has raised a slew of defenses to the lawsuit, Friday’s hearing involves only one: a disclaimer in Enercon’s three-page contract with the GGW principal. . The clause caps Enercon’s liability to the amount Enercon was paid for the site assessment – approximately $ 15,000. GGW submits that Enercon did not disclose the risks of undertaking the investigation and, therefore, the clause is unenforceable.
The case is Golden Gate Way, LLC v Enercon Services, Inc. et al, United States District Court for the Northern District of California No. 3: 20-cv-03077. For Golden Gate Way, LLC: Jan Greben of Greben Monroe. For Enercon Services, Inc .: Brian Zagon of Van Ness Feldman.
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