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May 4, 2012

EPA Issues Final Emissions Standards for Oil & Natural Gas Sector

Read an Energy, Environmental and Utilities newsletter presented by Cozen O’Connor.

May 3, 2011

Essential legal guidelines for managing environmental risk when buying or leasing real estate

Source:, May 1, 2011 Virtually every real property deal carries a risk of environmental liability. Prior to acquiring or leasing a site, the business should consult a competent transactional lawyer to negotiate contractual protections in the contract or lease that minimize the exposure and risk of environmental liability. These protections may include lengthy due […]

April 27, 2011

Accidents at Biolabs Increasing

Read here about a report that found accidents at high risk biolabs to be on the increase.

April 20, 2011

Ironshore Environmental Enhances Pollution Program for Education Sector

Source: Insurance Journal, April 20, 2011 Ironshore Inc.’s Environmental Insurance unit has enhanced its asset-class specific Site Pollution Incident Legal Liability Select (SPILLS) suite of products to address risk exposures within the education sector, including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, universities and other educational facilities.  Ironshore’s SPILLS EDU program provides coverages for a range of […]

April 18, 2011

Landowners Say Chesapeake Is Dumping Waste

Source: The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register (West Virginia), April 15, 2011 By: Casey Junkins Wetzel County property owners believe Chesapeake Energy is trying to remove benzene-contaminated soil from a drilling site waste pit. Chesapeake officials, however, said company workers are busy repairing a slip at the drilling site – and are well within their rights to do […]

April 14, 2011

Pollution Coverage and the Agribusiness Agent: A Necessary Option for Insureds

Source:, April 13, 2011 By: Alan M. Parizo Pollution coverage a necessary option for agribusiness? If that sounds like a contradiction in terms to the agribusiness agent, consider that the exposures his customers face in growing and servicing the food chain from farm to table involves a pollution exposure in every step of the […]

April 14, 2011

Insurance is Far More Than a Piece of Paper

Check out Tim Farrell’s article “Insurance Is Far More Than a Piece of Paper,” which is published in the April issue of Construction Executive Magazine.

March 2, 2011

America's Most Toxic Cities, 2011

Read here for a article listing America’s Most Toxic Cities in 2011.

March 1, 2011

Beazley Move Reflects Optimism for Environmental Market

Source: BestWire Services, February 28, 2011 Posted on: The appointment by Beazley plc of an environmental risk underwriter at Lloyd’s reflects what the group expects to be the growth of this sector beyond its core North American market. “This move is being seen as a natural progression in the development of our global environmental offering,” […]

February 28, 2011

Architects, Engineers Liability Rates to Go Up: Report

Source:, February 25, 2011 Rates for architects and engineers professional liability insurance, which have been stable, are expected to go up this year, a new study reports. A number of leading insurance companies offering this coverage expect to raise premium rates in 2011 up to 10 percent on average for both renewals and new […]

February 9, 2011

Sewer district buys $3 million liability insurance

Source:, February 4, 2011 By: Gary Phillips Key Largo wastewater commissioners are buying insurance to protect the sewer agency in case of a pollution spill that could be costly to clean up, or lawsuits over things like odor from the wastewater facility. Debbie MacAfee of insurance company T.R. Jones and Co. told the commissioners […]

February 1, 2011

Risk Managers Under Pressure to Tighten Exposure Valves

Source:, January 4, 2011 As the pressure on maintaining clean drinking water supplies mount, risk managers are advised to review their coverage. By CYRIL TUOHY, managing editor of Risk & Insurance® Life for risk managers of public water supplies has never been easy, and it’s expected to become more complicated still as the cost of […]



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