Mondaq USA: Environment
Arnold & Porter
The California Assembly and Senate recently introduced a pair of identical bills, SB 54 (Sen. Ben Allen) and AB 1080 (Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez)…
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
In Michigan v. EPA, 135 S. Ct. 2699 (2015), the Supreme Court held that the cost of regulation is an essential factor that EPA must consider when deciding whether to regulate. Id. at 2707.
Jones Day
On March 19, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted in part plaintiff nongovernmental organizations' motion for summary judgment, remanding nine environmental assessments, and ...
Jones Day
The Green New Deal resolution, introduced in February to both houses of the U.S. Congress, signifies a new phase in the national debate over climate change policy in America.
Womble Bond Dickinson
EPA has released its Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
As noted in previous blog posts, Assembly Bill 617's (AB 617) Community Air Protection Program (CAPP) is limited in effect to specific, named communities included in it
Foley Hoag LLP
After receiving an analysis showing that shutting the Jim Bridger and Naughton coal-fired electric generating plants in Wyoming would save ratepayers money...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The Keystone XL Pipeline is back in the spotlight. In the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the U.S. Court of Appeals
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In an eight-page letter to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (Board), EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler provided assurances to the Board that the EPA
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 11, 2019, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought announced a policy for review
Foley Hoag LLP
On Friday, MassDEP proposed a number of revisions to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, including reporting and cleanup standards for PFAS. The proposed GW-1 standard
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On April 17, 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final "significant new use rule" (SNUR) prohibiting over one dozen uses of asbestos
Holland & Knight
On April 15, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a prepublication draft of an Interpretative Statement clarifying the application of Clean Water Act (CWA)
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
A federal district court has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") failed to adequately consider climate change when approving a set of oil and gas leases on public lands in Wyoming.
Foley Hoag LLP
Some cases just make you wonder what people were thinking. I'm not sure even Donald Trump would have tried to get away with what Dico, Inc., tried to get away with.
Foley & Lardner
PFAS, noted for its use in older non-stick cookware, fabric stain preventers, and numerous other industrial applications, is fast becoming a major environmental contaminant that is expensive
Foley Hoag LLP
I don't work in the oil and gas industry. This lede from Bloomberg Environment (subscription required) may not be news to anyone in the industry, but it absolutely blew me away:
Foley & Lardner
In 2016, after decades without any changes, Congress amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (the "TCSA") with an eye towards updating and modernizing the regulatory regime for chemical substances.
Arnold & Porter
In 2018, the Fourth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits issued at least five decisions concerning the indirect discharge theory.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
State environmental regulators are beginning to develop plans designed to meet more stringent air quality standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
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Traditionally, regulation of the energy sector has occurred at the federal level and through specialized state regulatory bodies. However, attorneys general are playing an increasingly prominent role in regulating energy and environmental activity within their states.
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").
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.
Cooley LLP
In this report, Change the Conversation: Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability, sustainability nonprofit Ceres provides some guidance on how companies should best engage with their investors on the issue of sustainability.
Jones Day
The Green New Deal resolution, introduced in February to both houses of the U.S. Congress, signifies a new phase in the national debate over climate change policy in America.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
On March 27, 2019, the electric distribution companies in Massachusetts filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities ("MADPU") ...
Arnold & Porter
We hope you find this publication informative, and we welcome your feedback on chemicals of interest to your organization.
Arnold & Porter
After 11 iterations, DTSC finalized the implementing regulations in October 2013.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 2, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") determined that the one-year statutory limit on state review of interstate natural gas pipeline
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
New owners of upstream sites seeking to participate in the program must notify EPA within nine months after acquiring new facilities.
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