Insurance Journal » Environmental http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:23:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Competing Bills to Address Safety of Oil Transport In Washington http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/12/320286.htm Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:09:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320286 Washington state lawmakers are considering competing measures that try to address potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state. The Senate Ways and Means Committee heard testimony on a mostly Republican-backed bill that would study …

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2 Louisiana Parishes File Suits Against Oil Companies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/11/14/311295.htm Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:36:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311295 Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law. Attorneys for Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes …

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LIU, PGI Commercial Partner to Offer Environmental Coverage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/10/09/307589.htm Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=307589 Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) has partnered with program administrator PGI Commercial to offer LIU Environmental coverages under a new program administrator agreement. PGI Commercial’s clients now have access to: Expanded capacity LIU Environmental’s suite of products LIU’s experience in identifying …

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New Mexico, Chevron Settle Case Over Cleanup Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/13/305078.htm Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:48:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=305078 New Mexico officials say Chevron Corp. will pay $5.2 million to settle claims that the energy company improperly applied for money from an environmental cleanup fund. The state alleges Chevron falsely claimed it didn’t have and didn’t collect on insurance …

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Zurich’s Environmental Site Business Enhances Z Choice Policy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/08/08/301222.htm Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:44:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=301222 Zurich has revised its Z Choice fixed facility environmental liability suite of products to include built in coverage features such as emergency expenses and crisis management. The new form provides for increased usability and customization to meet insureds’ needs and …

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Synapse Services, LIU Launch Remediation Professional Policy in New Jersey http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2013/07/22/299271.htm Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:45:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=299271 Synapse Services, LLC., a nationwide wholesale environmental insurance firm, has launched a new insurance policy that provides individual liability coverage for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) in New Jersey. Synapse is the distributor of the policy, which is underwritten by …

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Liberty International Underwriters Expands Environmental Presence In Southwest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/06/25/296646.htm Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:33:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296646 Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of the Global Specialty division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has expanded its environmental impairment liability (EIL) operation with a regional presence, to be headed by underwriting manager Mike Padula, located in LIU’s Houston office. Padula …

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Great American Enhances Premises Environmental Liability Product http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/06/18/295957.htm Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:26:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=295957 Great American Insurance Group’s Environmental Division has launched an enhanced premises environmental liability insurance policy. The policy speaks to many newer exposures now faced by site owners, operators, property managers and tenants, including: Contingent business interruption Emergency response costs Green …

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SullivanCurtisMonroe, CMTA to Launch Environmental Risk Management Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/05/294505.htm Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:59:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=294505 SullivanCurtisMonroe (SCM) has formed a partnership with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) to launch the Environmental Risk Management (ERM) program. The ERM Program helps CMTA members manage the environmental risks facing their business through the use of ERM …

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Tiny Southern California Agency Earns B Corp Status http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/28/293477.htm Tue, 28 May 2013 23:28:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=293477 Merely bringing your A-game may not be enough to entice certain companies to give you their business, especially those who are looking for environmentally or socially conscious partners. Following the challenging recession period the “green” movement seemed to take a …

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Group Sues EPA To Force Utah To Clean Air Faster http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/20/292679.htm Mon, 20 May 2013 16:08:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=292679 An environmental group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it hasn’t pushed Utah hard enough to clean up air pollution across urban areas of northern Utah. WildEarth Guardians says the EPA let Utah skip a December deadline to …

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Tool Identifies California’s Most Polluted Cities http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/24/289576.htm Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:35:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289576 Seven of California’s 10 ZIP codes most burdened by pollution are in the San Joaquin Valley and three are in Los Angeles, according to a new tool developed by state environmental officials to target communities for cleanup. “People tend to …

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Chevron Slapped With Violation Notice Over Utah Spill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/16/288546.htm Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:42:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=288546 State regulators have slapped Chevron with a violation notice over a March fuel spill near a northern Utah bird refuge. The Utah Division of Water Quality is asking Chevron to provide a report on cleanup operations and a response plan …

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Report: California Lags in Fracking Regulations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/12/288248.htm Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:51:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=288248 A new report on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California warns there are risks of irreversible contamination of surface and groundwater near oil drilling sites unless the technique is carefully monitored and controlled. The report, titled “Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in …

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More Sand Bags Going Out To Limit Fire Flooding http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/10/287882.htm Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:26:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=287882 Hundreds of homeowners living near the Waldo Canyon burn area in Colorado Springs are gearing up for more flooding this spring. Officials say the risk of flooding has increased nearly four-fold as a result of environmental damage to the burn …

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Hanford Nuclear Contractor Settles Lawsuit For $1.1M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/04/287318.htm Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:38:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=287318 A contractor at the Hanford nuclear plant in Washington has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department claiming the company used federal money to lobby for new government customers for a first responder …

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New Mexico Reaches Settlement Over Massive Tire Dump http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/25/285946.htm Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:47:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285946 A massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico will be cleaned up as part of a settlement reached with a ranching operation. State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and Environment Secretary Dave Martin announced the …

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Xcel Settlement Offers $447,000 in Colorado http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/11/284192.htm Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:37:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=284192 Xcel Energy Inc. is providing $447,000 for environmental projects in north Denver to resolve a lawsuit alleging clean air violations. The lawsuit by WildEarth Guardians alleged Xcel failed to monitor and limit emissions at its coal-fired Cherokee power plant in …

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AIG Expands NextGen Product to Transportation, Logistics Industry http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/02/28/283154.htm Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:55:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=283154 The American International Group (AIG) insurers have expanded their NextGen Protection suite of products with the release of PLL Transportation and Logistics Protect. PLL Transportation and Logistics Protect is specifically designed for clients who transport, or arrange transport for, both …

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Beazley Launches Environmental Cleanup Costs Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/01/23/278403.htm Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:28:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=278403 Beazley plc has expanded its environmental products offering with the launch of an environmental cleanup costs insurance policy that provides coverage for cost overruns for remediation of known conditions at covered locations. The product, written on a non-admitted basis through …

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Yellowstone Oil Spill: Feds Say Delay Made Oil Spill Worse http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/01/04/276066.htm Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:52:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=276066 Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.’s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana’s Yellowstone River made an oil spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said in a new report. The July 2011 rupture fouled 70 …

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ASI Environmental Enhances Site Pollution Impairment Legal Liability Package http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/10/29/268322.htm Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:43:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=268322 American Safety Insurance has launched an enhanced version of its Site Pollution Impairment Legal Liability (SPILLTM) package policy, which was created specifically to cover pollution-related exposures from sudden and gradual releases of pollutants from insured locations. The newer forms are …

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California Groups Sue EPA Over Vehicle Fees For Smog http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/10/22/267433.htm Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:14:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=267433 California environmental groups have filed a lawsuit protesting a decision to combat San Joaquin Valley smog by increasing automobile registration fees instead of fining industrial polluters. The lawsuit filed Friday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accuses the …

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Chartis Expands NextGen Protection to Hospitality, Leisure Industries http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/09/12/262835.htm Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:33:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262835 The Chartis Insurers have added PLL Hospitality Protect to their NextGen Protection suite of industry specific insurance products. Environmental pollution exposures related to the hospitality and leisure industry remain a challenge to manage with new risks constantly on the rise. …

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Freberg Environmental to Underwrite New Berkley Envrionmental Coverage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/08/29/261145.htm Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:58:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=261145 Freberg Environmental Insurance (FEI) has formed an agreement to underwrite environmental insurance coverage with Berkley Custom Insurance Managers, LLC, a newly formed member company of W. R. Berkley Corp. In addition to writing core environmental programs for site-specific pollution liability …

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Wildfires: Sage Grouse Habitat Loss Could Impact Nevada Insureds http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/08/16/259764.htm Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:57:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=259764 If you’re a business in Nevada, it may not be immediately clear why you should be concered with the state’s nearly dozen wildfires that are consuming almost 600,000 acres and destroying sage grouse habitat. But the fires, which have so …

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Groups Sue EPA Over Oil Spill Dispersants http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/08/09/258854.htm Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:19:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=258854 Environmental groups in five states are suing the federal government, claiming Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements. The lawsuit filed Monday in Washington, D.C., claims EPA has not published …

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Washington Announces New Rain Runoff Requirements http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/08/06/258396.htm Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:55:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=258396 Washington state will begin requiring municipalities to use “rain gardens” and pervious pavement in new urban developments to combat rainwater pollution to the state’s rivers and lakes and to the Puget Sound, officials announced recently. The new “low-impact development” practices …

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Interior Plan Expedites Solar Development In West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/07/25/257197.htm Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:29:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=257197 The Obama administration moved Tuesday to streamline the development of large-scale solar projects on public lands by approving 17 vast tracts across the West it says has the highest power-generating potential and the fewest environmental impacts. As developers scramble to …

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ACE Releases First Dollar Defense Endorsement for CPL Coverage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/07/03/254290.htm Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:34:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=254290 ACE USA has released ACE first dollar defense endorsement for contractors pollution liability (CPL) coverage. This new offering provides financial support for contractors facing litigation and defense costs for pollution incidents that occur during work they perform at a job …

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