Mondaq USA: Environment
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
A federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled that seven consolidated suits over landfill pollution were properly removed to federal court.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On July 11, 2019, US EPA announced its new policy on Enhancing Effective Partnerships Between the EPA and the States in Civil Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Work
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
In our prior coverage of Kisor v. Wilkie, we predicted that the Court would impose "greater scrutiny" on "administrative agencies' . . . interpretation of their regulations."
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Earlier this month, we described Senate Bill 1763, which would authorize a new type of exempt facility bond to be issued for "qualified carbon capture facilities."
Foley Hoag LLP
Those seeking to address climate change through litigation have taken two different paths. Some cases, probably best represented by Juliana v. United States
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29, 2019, released its long-awaited Enforcement Discretion Guidance.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Consistent with guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March 2018, the Agency has now proposed to codify changes to the New Source Review (NSR) applicability regulations...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On July 9, the U.S. EPA issued its "review of the dust lead hazard standards and the definition of lead-based paint" under which the EPA left largely intact, the existing standards and definitions.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
The protection from environmental liability afforded by the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment ("ESA") is well-known to purchasers of land who conduct ESAs before becoming the "owner."
DLA Piper
Despite a proposal for partial relief, pending regulations likely will make defending Proposition 65 actions in California even more onerous for companies doing business in the state.
Orrick
On July 16, 2019, three prominent whistleblower law regulators spoke at PLI's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2019, which was co-chaired by Orrick partners Mike Delikat and Renee Phillips.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The EY Center for Board Matters' 2019 Proxy Season Review report revealed gender diversity and sustainability were among the main governance concerns.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
According to a study conducted by the New York City Mayor's Office, buildings currently account for almost 70% of the city's green-house gas emissions.
Holland & Knight
The Court of Appeal rejected both arguments.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
During the last week of the 2019 Connecticut legislative session, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1030 amending one of the most onerous Connecticut environmental laws on the books, the Connecticut Transfer Act, ...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The EPA is expected to release a proposed rule or policy for public comment regarding changes to the Clean Air Act's pollution permitting program known as New Source Review.
Foley Hoag LLP
I've always understood that heat causes more fatalities than other weather-related phenomena.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On June 12, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) announced its seven enforcement and compliance assurance priority areas for fiscal years 2020-2023.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In June 2019, the U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance announced that it has selected six National Compliance Initiatives
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Jonathan Huels has been reappointed to the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board (MPB) for another two year term by Mayor Buddy Dyer.
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Last week, the New York State Legislature passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, Senate Bill S6599. It is considered to impose "the most aggressive legal mandate in the country" for emissions reduction.
Day Pitney LLP
Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed into law Public Act No. 19-75 (P.A. 19-75), making several significant changes to the Connecticut Transfer Act (C.G.S. §§ 22a-134 et seq.) (the Transfer Act).
WilmerHale
The United States is home to 60 commercial nuclear power plants which house 98 operating reactors—more than any other country in the world.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
On June 25, 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1020 ("SB 1020") which creates an industrial hemp program in Florida and regulates the statewide cultivation and sale of hemp products.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Trump Administration is using the reauthorization of a pipeline safety statute as an opening to insert new provisions that would give U.S. authorities broader latitude.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated guidance to "clarify and provide recommendations concerning the implementation
Arnold & Porter
Deep changes in the way electricity is generated, people and goods move around, and buildings are erected and renovated in New York will be required by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), ...
Jones Day
On December 13, 2018, the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") adopted amendments to California's cap-and-trade regulations to implement statutory directives under Assembly Bill 398 (2017) ("AB 398").
Foley Hoag LLP
ClimateWire (subscription required) reported today that Russia plans to join the Paris Agreement. Apparently, Russia is doing so because it sees a global move to a low-carbon economy and it
Cozen O'Connor
Arkansas Attorney General Obtains Judgment Against Vacation Rental Company Over Allegedly Deceptive Business Practices
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