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In the EU, the environmental regulation of the operation of fossil fuel-fired generating plants is dominated by two EU directives.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Pruitt favored a comprehensive overhaul of the permitting program while Wehrum preferred incremental program changes achieved through a combination of guidance and rulemaking.
Day Pitney LLP
Effective June 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched e-Manifest, its national electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments.
Siskinds LLP
On July 3, 2018, Hawaii Governor, David Ige signed a Bill to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Bennett Jones LLP
The plaintiffs are proceeding under a federal public nuisance action to obtain an abatement fund to combat the flooding.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 27, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted its final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule ("Pharm Rule") to the Office of Management and Budget...
Foley Hoag LLP
On Monday, Judge William Alsup dismissed the public nuisance case brought by the City of Oakland and the State of California against five major oil companies.
Holland & Knight
On June 19, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) issued its Interim Guidance ...
Thompson Coburn LLP
Even celebrities are not immune to the pitfalls posed by the EPA's rules on handling lead-based paint in renovation projects. On June 5, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...
Morgan Lewis
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry issued a draft report on June 20 on perfluoroalkyl compounds, suggesting that current advisory guidelines for exposure to such contaminants may be too high.
On May 24, 2018, the House passed—and now the Senate is considering—the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year. It isn't a revision to the Endangered Species Act or the Clean Water Act: It is the defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act.
Just days after the EPA announced its Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from the power sector by 30 percent, the government of Canada announced a proposed Air Pollutants Regulation...
There is much conversation about the "price of carbon."
A key element of the Clean PowerProgram proposal announced by EPA is its encouragement of states to develop and use trading programs as a method of reaching each state's performance goal.
Just hours after the EPA proposed new limits on GHG emissions from America's existing fossil fuel electric generating units, China announced its own ambitious plans to limit GHGs. Or did it?
On June 2, 2014, the EPA released its Clean Power Program (CPP), the cornerstone of the Obama administration's Climate Change Action Plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a split decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, striking down part of an EPA rule requiring pre-construction permits for large sources of GHGs emissions...
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a District Court opinion and held that West Virginia had not "constructively submitted" no TMDLs for waters affected by ionic toxicity.
Foley & Lardner
While much has been made of U.S. EPA's alleged scaling back of enforcement on various fronts and other policy changes, a wave of enforcement against mobile source engines ...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to streamline the cleanup and reuse of National Priorities List sites with an emphasis on private party participation and private investment.
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CEQ, the US federal agency tasked with coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, has announced its intention to update the CEQ's longstanding NEPA-implementing regulations.
Foley Hoag LLP
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts' highest court ended a significant chapter in Exxon's long-running dispute with Attorney General Maura Healey.
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On June 6-8, 2017, Beijing hosted energy ministers from around the world in the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, known as CEM8.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
The EPA recently requested public comments on whether pollutant discharges that reach "waters of the United States" are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act and require National Pollutant...
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
In the last decade a series of tort claims have been brought in the US against oil, gas and coal producers, power companies and car manufacturers seeking compensation ...
Foley Hoag LLP
I've posted a lot over the years about the role of EPA's Science Advisory Board in judicial review of agency decisions.
Arnold & Porter
his quarterly newsletter provides updates on litigation, regulatory, legislative, and other notable developments involving chemicals of concern to business.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Senate unanimously approved a $41.49 billion budget for FY2019. The Senate's passage of its annual spending plan follows Governor Charlie Baker's budget proposal...
Arnold & Porter
Environmental lawyers increasingly acknowledge the importance of Native American issues to their practice.
Siskinds LLP
On July 3, 2018, Hawaii Governor, David Ige signed a Bill to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.
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