Mondaq USA: Environment
Daley Mohan Groble, P.C.
With the recent Ninth Circuit opinion, Hawai'i Wildlife Fund v. Cty. of Maui, 881 F.3d 754 (9th Cir. 2018), holding that a NPDES permit is required for contaminated groundwater recharging into surface water ...
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.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a Memorandum titled "Guidance on the recent M-Opinion affecting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act" (the "Memorandum") ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In September 2011, moose hunter John Sturgeon brought an action against the National Park Service ("Park Service"), alleging it inappropriately banned him from using a hovercraft...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 31, 2018, the District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to complete a residual risk and technology review ("RTR") by October 1...
Arnold & Porter
On April 12, 2018, EPA issued a draft updated version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory (draft updated Inventory).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
When the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invalidated the Trump Administration's attempted one-year delay of the EPA rule limiting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Effective yesterday, April 10, 2018, seven executive departments, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have agreed to cooperate for the...
Arnold & Porter
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently signaled that it intends to pursue more enforcement cases against aftermarket parts manufacturers for the diesel trucking industry.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 3, 2018, Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator of U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement Assurance and Compliance Assistance (OECA) ...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Responsibility for this role previously resided with regional EPA administrators.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS") submitted three proposed rules to the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB"), which is charged with reviewing every final...
Holland & Knight
On March 28, 2018, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Project Notification indicating its plans to begin preliminary research...
Womble Bond Dickinson
On February 6, 2018, the EPA formally suspended the Obama-era "Waters of the U.S." rule until 2020. This delayed implementation will provide the Trump administration with additional time to issue a clearer ...
Foley & Lardner
The Trump Administration has taken steps to roll back Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions standards applicable to most automobiles in the United States.
Foley Hoag LLP
There's been a lot of discussion regarding EPA's decision to withdraw EPA's Mid-term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-duty Vehicles.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals partially upheld and partially rejected an EPA rule known as the "Boiler MACT."
Foley Hoag LLP
Late last month, Judge Brian Morris granted summary judgment to plaintiffs on three claims alleging that the environmental impact analysis supported BLM's Resource Management Plans...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
A climate change lawsuit involving constitutional "issues of first impression" recently achieved a small victory as it pursues a court order directing the U.S. federal government to take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Jones Day
In direct contradiction to the court's opinion in The People of the State of California v. BP P.L.C. a month earlier, a different court in the Northern District of California remanded three...
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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...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On December 12, French President Emmanuel Macron, joined by President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres...
Arnold & Porter
After declining to recommit to the Paris climate change agreement at last week's G-7 summit, it came as little surprise that President Donald Trump announced that the United States "will withdraw...
Jones Day
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
On October 16, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a directive that instructs the agency to follow new procedures related to the settlement of lawsuits against the agency.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On January 25, 2018, the U.S. EPA reversed its longstanding Clean Air Act "once in, always in" policy, opening the door for certain "major" sources of hazardous air pollution to finally downgrade to "area" sources.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Responsibility for this role previously resided with regional EPA administrators.
Jones Day
In direct contradiction to the court's opinion in The People of the State of California v. BP P.L.C. a month earlier, a different court in the Northern District of California remanded three...
Arnold & Porter
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments.
Freeborn & Peters LLP
With EPA's e-Manifest set to officially launch on June 30, 2018, companies need to begin preparing to register for the system.
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