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June 2010 Archives

The Second Circuit decides another CERCLA contribution case in Niagara Mohawk v. Chevron (Part II)

Our last post discussed the Second Circuit's recent decision in Niagara Mohawk v. Chevron, 596 F.3d 112 (2d Cir. Feb 24, 2010). We left off when the District Court was about to review its prior decision in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services ("Aviall"). 

Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Investigation into the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Gulf Coast Oil Spill

James Periconi describes the kinds of environmental criminal charges that Attorney General Holder's investigation may result in, for example, release of pollutants dangerous to the environment (Clean Water Act), and the negligent if not knowing endangerment of the lives of the workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig that led to the deaths of 11 workers.

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