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The Nickel Report: EPA Announces Shift From National Enforcement Initiatives To National Compliance Initiatives
As a former regulator (both as an inspector and an attorney, ensuring compliance and enforcing violations) in the environmental law enforcement space
United States
20 Sep 2018
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Volkswagen Passes Fairness Test For Class Settlement In Dispute Over "Defeat Devices" To Bypass Emission Tests
Last month the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision approving a class settlement regarding Volkwagen's marketing of clean diesel vehicles that used so-called "defeat devices" to circumvent emissions tests.
United States
19 Sep 2018
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ECHA Proposes To Include 18 New Substances In REACH
On September 5, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency ("ECHA") launched a public consultation to include 18 new substances in Annex XIV REACH.
European Union
17 Sep 2018
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Potential Parent Company Liability Under CERCLA Based On Shared Services Model
At least one court since Bestfoods has held that an organizational model whereby a parent company provides shared or centralized services to subsidiaries can result in direct liability for the parent company under CERCLA.
United States
17 Sep 2018
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EPA Offers ACE Rule To Trump Clean Power Plan
Outlined in an Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposal published on August 31, 2018, the Affordable Clean Energy ("ACE") rule would replace the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan ("CPP").
United States
17 Sep 2018
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PipelineLaw: Third Circuit Decisions "Clarify" The Extent Of Federal Appellate Court Jurisdiction Over Appeals Of Pipeline Permits That Are Subject To State Administrative Review
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued two decisions concerning the relationship between the Natural Gas Act (NGA) ...
United States
17 Sep 2018
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We May Not Always Have Paris, But Perhaps We Can Do Better Than Paris (Video)
Earlier this week, the Climate Leadership Council released an analysis demonstrating that the "Baker Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan" would result in greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than the US committed to attaining under the 2015 Paris agreement.
United States
14 Sep 2018
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EPA Proposes Rollback To 2016 Methane Rule
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to amend various provisions of a key Obama-era regulation that sought to reduce methane emissions...
United States
14 Sep 2018
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The Nickel Report: Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey Continues
The devastating aftermath of the hurricane still continues.
United States
14 Sep 2018
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Third Circuit Grants In Part Request To Review Transco Expansion Project
On September 5, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit" or "Court")found that FERC did not violate federal law when approving Transcontinental Pipe Line Company
United States
14 Sep 2018
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Stay Or Go: D.C. Circuit Halts EPA's Stay Of Obama-era Risk Management Plan Amendments
On August 17, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a rule that delayed the effective date of the 2017 Risk Management Program Rule amendments.
United States
13 Sep 2018
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Freeborn Secures Jury Win For Landfill Client Over Alleged Nuisances
Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that it has secured a favorable jury verdict for a landfill in Zion, Ill., in a contentious and protracted dispute brought on behalf of 50 households surrounding the landfill.
United States
11 Sep 2018
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The Nickel Report: NSR Reform — EPA's ACE Proposal
Our regulatory state is founded on the principle that regulated parties must have notice of their compliance obligations. Laws or regulations that fail to give fair notice violate due process and...
United States
11 Sep 2018
14
Tax Incentive Update: Federal Circuit Rules On Calculation Of Basis For Energy Projects
Recently, in Alta Wind I Owner Lessor C et al. v. United States, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the decision of the US Federal Court of Claims, which had awarded the owners...
United States
11 Sep 2018
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Draft Pipeline Risk Modeling Report Issued For Public Comment
As part of its integrity management regulatory scheme, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is requesting comments on a draft risk modeling report.
United States
10 Sep 2018
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The Nickel Report: EPA's Effluent Guidelines Program Plan: Roadmap To Technology-Based Water Regulation
In May, EPA issued its 2016 Final Effluent Guidelines (ELG) Program Plan, which is EPA's first screening step to selection of industries for possible revision ...
United States
10 Sep 2018
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Hunton Retail Law Resource: New California Prop 65 Warning Regulations: What Businesses Need To Know Before August 30, 2018
California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) is one of the most onerous chemical right-to-know statutes in the nation.
United States
10 Sep 2018
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EPA Extends Deadline For PFAS Comments To September 28, 2018
In the wake of the PFAS National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 22-23, 2018, EPA opened a public docket to solicit comments on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a category of man-made chemicals that have been widely used to make products because of their stain-resistant, waterproof and/or nonstick properties.
United States
9 Sep 2018
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Climate Change Newsletter - Issue 4
Welcome to the Dentons' Climate Change Newsletter.
United States
9 Sep 2018
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PipelineLaw: DC Circuit Tosses FERC Bias Claim, OKs Use Of Tolling Orders
On July 10, 2018, in Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit rejected an environmental group's claim that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's funding mechanism results in unconstitutional bias in favor of the pipeline industry.
United States
9 Sep 2018
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