Salem revisited updating the mtbe controversy
Faulk, Environmental Law Institute: Stormy Weather Ahead?Concerned about groundwater contamination and the potential health effects of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive used to curtail air pollution, several states have banned its use.Similarly, MTBE hus been the subject ofa great deal of litigation.And while the Energy Policy Act of 2005 did not ban MTBE outright, it eliminated the federal oxygenate requirement for gasoline, thereby making the additive unnecessary.John Gray specializes in environmental law focusing on the natural resources, manufacturing, real estate development, and petroleum industries. Gray’s legal experience includes environmental property damage and toxic tort litigation where the damages result from air, water or soil contamination, as well as regulatory environmental compliance assistance and counseling, and environmentally-related contractual language and due diligence counseling. Gray co-chairs Gardere’s Climate Change Task Force. I.) Amicus Brief of the American Chemistry Council in City of St. He and his partner, Richard Faulk, have written a number of articles and given numerous presentations on climate change legal issues. Faulk) the following amicus briefs on behalf of Gardere’s clients: Amicus Brief of the Coalition for Public Nuisance Fairness and Property Casualty Insurers Association of America in Support of Appellants, State of Rhode Island, by and through Patrick Lynch, Attorney General v. Speaker, Address at the Advanced Personal Injury and Insurance Law Conference, University of Houston Law Foundation: Traps, Pitfalls and Land Mines To Be Avoided When Drafting Settlement Agreements in Complex Cases, Houston, TX (June 6, 2002) (author paper for conference proceedings). Underground Storage Tank Litigation Conference, Oklahoma Bar Association Environmental Law Section Conference: Crisis? Containing the Controversy an Evaluation and Update of the Emerging Underground Storage Tank Litigation (May 11-12, 2000) (co-authored paper for conference proceedings). The Legal Environment of Global Climate Change (September 28, 2007) (co-authored paper for program proceedings). Underground Storage Tank Litigation Conference: Premature Burial: , Underground Storage Tanks, and The Persistence of Product Integrity (October 2002). Speaker, Address at Lorman’s Architect/Engineer Liability & Practice Conference: What to Expect if the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Receives a Complaint About You, Houston, TX (September 24, 2002) (author paper for conference proceedings).
He has defended claims for numerous injuries and illnesses, including claims involving multiple types of cancer and neurotoxic symptoms.
Together, they authored one of the major scholarly papers in the area, “Stormy Weather Ahead: The Legal Environment of Global Climate Change.” This comprehensive article has been presented at conferences of the United States Chamber of Commerce, in media events at the Washington Legal Foundation, at various Professional Development seminars for lawyers, engineers, and businessmen.
The article will shortly be published as a lead article in the Penn State Law Review.
Speaker, Address at the Houston Bar Paralegal Conference: The New Texas Discovery Rules: A Guide for the Paralegal (July 1998) (authored paper for conference proceedings).
Amicus Brief of The American Chemistry Council in County of Santa Clara, et al. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara, No. Speaker, Address at the Advanced Personal Injury and Insurance Law Conference, University of Houston Law Foundation: Traps, Pitfalls and Land Mines To Be Avoided When Drafting Settlement Agreements in Complex Cases Dallas, TX (June 23, 2000) (author paper for conference proceedings). Speaker, Address at the Houston Bar Paralegal Conference: The New Texas Discovery Rules: A Guide for the Paralegal (July 29, 1999) (authored paper for conference proceedings). District Court for the Southern District of Texas Member, State Bar of Texas Environmental Section Board Member Litigation Section Member, American Bar Association Member, Houston Bar Association Editorial Board, Houston Lawyer Member, Golf Tournament Committee Gardere Leadership Member, Mentoring Committee Member, Associates Committee Audioconference: Panacea or Placebo: Using Public Nuisance Principles to Redress Environmental Harms Getting The Lead Out?