Mondaq USA: Environment
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
At the end of July 2017, two significant environmental bills became law in California with bipartisan support, following intensive negotiations in Sacramento and encouragement from California Governor...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Supreme Court announced today that it will hear oral argument in the Florida v. Georgia lawsuit on January 8, 2018.
Womble Bond Dickinson
The North Carolina Brownfields Program is a highly technical state initiative designed to encourage clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated land.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Previously, we reported on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ("USFWS") issuance of the final ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy ("ESA-CMP"), the first comprehensive treatment of compensatory ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
In an October 16, 2017 order signed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, EPA reversed a position it has held for many years — that the Agency has authority ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
EPA issued what the Agency is calling "Round 1" of final area designations under the 2015 ozone standard on November 6, 2017.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe joined most local environmental organizations in opposing delegation of the NPDES program to Massachusetts. How wrong is this? Let me count the ways.
Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday, eight states in the Transportation Climate Initiative issued a joint statement pledging to pursue regional solutions to GHG emissions from transportation.
Burr & Forman
The commissioners of the TDEC and the TDA recently responded to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's request to States for comments regarding the definition of WOTUS.
Foley Hoag LLP
Whether the Clean Water Act regulates discharges to groundwater has been a topic of significant debate. At this point, there seems to be something of a trend in the cases ...
Schiff Hardin LLP
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt declared "the war against coal is over" yesterday in his announcement that the EPA will move to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the government released the Climate Science Special Report, the first volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.
Day Pitney LLP
The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned in June and now – 123 days later – Governor Dannel Malloy last Tuesday signed into law a two-year state budget.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 2, EPA announced that it plans to hold the public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, West Virginia and the Agency is extending the deadline ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On October 25, 2017, EPA Region 6 announced a settlement with Macy's department stores for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
Foley Hoag LLP
As regular readers know, the tension between guidance and regulation is one of my favorite topics.
Holland & Knight
Buried in an 881-page budget bill passed Thursday by the Connecticut General Assembly was a new program to support remediation and reuse of brownfields...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In August, EPA announced a Consent Order with ChemArt Company of Lincoln, Rhode Island to correct alleged violations of EPA's Risk Management Program (RMP) under the Clean Air Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the Lancet Commission on pollution and public health (free registration required) released a study on the annual costs of pollution.
The McLane Law Firm
My company is purchasing real estate, and we are concerned there may be existing environmental contamination on the property. What steps can we take to protect ourselves from liability?
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Burr & Forman
The commissioners of the TDEC and the TDA recently responded to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's request to States for comments regarding the definition of WOTUS.
Foley Hoag LLP
Whether the Clean Water Act regulates discharges to groundwater has been a topic of significant debate. At this point, there seems to be something of a trend in the cases ...
Day Pitney LLP
The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned in June and now – 123 days later – Governor Dannel Malloy last Tuesday signed into law a two-year state budget.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
During the election on November 7, the voters in New York state will be presented with the ballot question (as they are every 20 years)...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The court's decision—which permits the EA and a related easement granted by the Corps to remain in effect—will allow the pipeline to continue operating during the remand period.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A new chapter opened last week in the perennial water wars between Georgia and Florida.
WilmerHale
The District Court held, in a previous order, that the United States was liable under CERCLA's strict-liability scheme as an owner of certain facilities at the site.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the Lancet Commission on pollution and public health (free registration required) released a study on the annual costs of pollution.
Foley Hoag LLP
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today issued a Directive prohibiting the practice of "sue and settle." He also issued a Memorandum to senior staff explaining in more detail some of the concerns...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The battle over regional haze in Texas continued this week, as EPA published a final rule for the state to address visibility degradation in its national parks.
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