Environmental Law

Victims of Pollution

by RyanD January 16, 2014 Environmental Law

Exposure to pollution is no joke, particularly when it is in the form of hazardous or toxic waste. Today, the United States federal government has many restrictions and regulations in place that manage the disposal of hazardous waste. However, this was not always the case; earlier in history, companies could pollute without control or repercussions. […]

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Legal Issues One Faces When Drilling for Oil

by RyanD December 11, 2013 Environmental Law

 The oil industry is one of the largest operations in the world, with oil companies worldwide collectively generating more than 82 million barrels of oil per day. Despite oil’s purported plenteousness and lucrative nature, the legal aspects of drilling for oil are technical, complex, and onerous. Permits: Where and When Can Drilling Occur? In order […]

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Children Are More Vulnerable to Asbestos Than Adults Over Their Lifetime

by GordonDean June 20, 2013 Environmental Law

It has recently been argued, by the committee on carcinogenicity, that children are now more vulnerable to asbestos than adults over their lifetime as a result of their longer life expectancy.  From this comes a shocking statistic; a five year old child is much more likely than a thirty year old adult to develop the […]

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The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: What You Need To Know

by Lilly June 20, 2013 Construction and Engineering

An environmental site assessment is important when it comes to constructing any building, whether it’s for business or residential purposes, and this assessment can vary greatly, depending on the city or country. Construction on a new building close to the Berlin Central Train Station was delayed in early 2013 after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found […]

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You Can’t Sue Mother Nature, but that Doesn’t Stop Some

by Law Guru April 4, 2013 Accident Claims

From snowstorms, sinkholes, and earthquakes to tornadoes, thunderstorms and hurricanes, natural disasters happen around the globe. Some are unpredictable and strike without warning, but even those that are anticipated, thanks to meteorological technologies, can have incredibly devastating effects, often worse than predicted. It’s understandable and even justified when a person decides to take legal action […]

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A Brief History Of Energy Laws

by Lilly February 21, 2013 Environmental Law

(Mainly based on energy laws from the USA) 1)      1954 – The Atomic Energy Act was introduced controlling nuclear accident liability and use of atomic materials. 2)      1963 – Clean Air Act: Air pollution research was authorised and automobile emission standards established. 3)      1969 – Council on Environmental Policy was established via the National Environmental […]

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Drilling Laws in the United States

by RyanD January 26, 2013 Environmental Law

Petroleum and natural gas are the lifeblood of the United States and other industrialized nations. They provide the gasoline and other fuels that we use to run our cars, trucks and other vehicles, as well as the materials that we use for cooking and other forms of work. Countless products, including aspirins, toothpaste, milk cartons […]

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5 Tips for Staying Safe at College

by edralyn January 25, 2013 Accident Claims Law

It doesn’t matter if you’re attending college online or on campus, your safety is paramount. You may be walking from your dorm to class, or from your car to the library; staying aware of your surroundings and following proven safety tips will help keep you from becoming a victim. If you’re a college student, here’s […]

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Adhering to Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Regulations

by BritanniaSafety January 11, 2013 Employment Law

Carrying out regular fire risk assessments and ensuring you are adhering to fire safety standards is vitally important. It may be said ‘oh it will never happen here’ but unfortunately accidents do happen and in fact in England  every year more than 88,000 buildings catch fire causing around 319 deaths and 10,000 injuries. As a […]

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Heating Oil Tanks: Complying with Legislation

by OilTankStore December 10, 2012 Environmental Law

When building a house, whether it is a self build or a commercial venture, there are a great deal of rules and regulations you need to be aware of. From building and planning regulations to environmental law you need to ensure you’re abiding by this legislation to avoid having to re-do any building work. Although […]

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