Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review
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Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review

On July 6, 2020, a federal judge for the District of Columbia ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline be emptied pending a court–ordered environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This decision comes three years after the pipeline first began carrying oil in 2017. The movement against the pipeline won an initial…

New Statute of Limitations For Water Provider Contamination Claims
202002.15
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New Statute of Limitations For Water Provider Contamination Claims

Amidst a sea of water–contamination lawsuits and emergent contaminant regulations, New York extends the statute of limitations for water provider claims against polluters. On November 4, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation (S.3337C/A.5477C) amending the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) to effectively lengthen the statute of limitations for claims filed…