pollution liability News

Great American Expands Capacity for Pollution Products

Great American Insurance Group has expanded its complete pollution product line policy aggregate limits of liability to $50 million per loss/$100 million. This expanded capacity can be offered on both a primary layer or on an excess of loss basis. …

J.H. Blade Launches Pollution Response Service for Energy Risks

National upstream oil and gas energy MGA J.H. Blades & Co. Inc., along with the Swett & Crawford Dallas Energy team and the recently-acquired Burke Daniels Inc., have joined forces with Wild Well Control Inc. to launch an early intervention pollution control and mitigation program for the …

ACE Enhances Pollution Liability Portfolio Coverages

ACE Group has enhanced its premises pollution liability (PPL) and premises pollution liability portfolio (PPL Port) insurance policies to provide additional coverages for environmental day-to-day operational exposures faced by both domestic and multinational businesses. Additionally, the enhanced PPL and PPL …

UCPM Environmental Launches Program for Indoor Air Quality, Mold Liability

UCPM, Inc., an environmental insurance provider, has partnered with Great American Insurance Co. to offer the IAQ Advantage package for indoor air quality and mold liability coverage. This online program targets real estate locations including apartments, condos, hotels, offices, and …

ACE Launches Pollution Liability Coverage for Agriculture Risks

ACE Group has introduced a new agriculture premises pollution liability coverage that provides limited pollution liability protection in conjunction with ACE’s Agribusiness Commercial general liability policy. The expanded coverage offers commercial companies that process and distribute agricultural products with pollution-liability …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Environmental Segment

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is expanding its U.S. casualty underwriting capabilities to include pollution exposures and has named Chuck Hasselback to head its environmental group. According to Meredith Bullock, vice president, Casualty, the latest expansion reflects BHSI’s strategy to …

Methane Emissions Becoming an Issue for North Dakota Oil Industry

Methane emissions will likely be the next big environmental issue to face North Dakota’s booming oil industry according to a top official at the state’s Department of Health. Dave Glatt, chief of the Department of Health’s environmental health section, said …

Pennsylvania Sues Oil Companies for MTBE Pollution

Pennsylvania accused oil companies of polluting the state’s groundwater with a gasoline additive, joining states including New York, Vermont and New Hampshire that have brought similar lawsuits. Two complaints filed on Thursday in state court seek damages for cleaning up …

Vermont AG Sues 2 Dozen U.S. Refiners Over Pollution

BP Plc, Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. are among two dozen U.S. refiners sued by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell and accused of polluting the state’s groundwater with a gasoline additive. Sorrell filed the case Thursday in state court …

PartnerOne Environmental, ACE Westchester Launch New Energy Product

PartnerOne Environmental has partnered with ACE Westchester Environmental to offer PartnerOne Energy Select, a new packaged insurance product specifically for environmental energy contractors and consultants. PartnerOne Energy Select has been designed for insureds that provide a range of support operations …