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CEQ To Revise Key NEPA Regs That Govern FERC Environmental Reviews
CEQ, the US federal agency tasked with coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, has announced its intention to update the CEQ's longstanding NEPA-implementing regulations.
United States
24 May 2018
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Has the Horse Already Left The Barn? FERC Tries To Limit Review Of Climate Impacts
Last week, FERC rejected arguments that the Environmental Assessment for the New Market Project should have considered upstream and downstream climate impacts.
United States
24 May 2018
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Just How Arbitrary Does EPA Have To Be To Be Arbitrary And Capricious? (Video)
Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA's rule adding the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination Site to the National Priorities List, finding EPA's decision...
United States
22 May 2018
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EPA Memo Outlines Plan For Altering Review Process Of Existing Air Quality Regulations
On May 9, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum outlining a "back-to-basics" process for reviewing NAAQS for criteria pollutants under the CAA.
United States
17 May 2018
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Judicial Decision Upholding The Constitutionality Of The Congressional Review Act
A federal judge last week upheld the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that Congress has used recently to overturn more than a dozen federal regulations from the Obama Administration.
United States
17 May 2018
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California Considers Listing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates In Laundry Detergent As A Priority Product Under Safer Consumer Products Regulations
On Friday, May 11, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a notice that it is considering listing laundry detergent that includes nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) ...
United States
17 May 2018
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EPA Seeks Overhaul Of Ozone NAAQS
Similar to other recent EPA decisions, this language also signals a move toward streamlining EPA's processes and elevating important decisions up to the EPA Administrator.
United States
17 May 2018
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West Coast Real Estate Update: May 14, 2018
Facing pressure to meet federal clean air standards, California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) voted 7-6 to direct staff to write new rules ...
United States
16 May 2018
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EPA Establishes Final Ozone Designations
The U.S. EPA has adopted final nonattainment designations for 51 areas across the country for the agency's 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
United States
15 May 2018
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California-led Coalition Files Suit To Prevent Rollback Of Vehicle Emission Standards
A coalition of states has opened a new front in the ongoing battles between the Trump Administration's efforts to streamline regulations applicable to industry and the interests favoring additional regulation.
United States
15 May 2018
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Turning Poultry Waste And Scrapwood Into Electricity
Veolia Environment SA has agreed to operate and maintain three power plants in the southeast that will generate electricity from burning wood and chicken waste
United States
15 May 2018
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USFWS Scales Back Need For Incidental Take Permits For Habitat Modification
On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") issued a memorandum addressing the need for an incidental take permit ("ITP") ...
United States
14 May 2018
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EPA Modifies Source Determination Test; Narrows Common Control Criteria
These situations often involved a primary facility that was wholly or partially dependent on a support facility.
United States
8 May 2018
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Ninth Circuit Determines That George Constanza Was Right!—In Limited Circumstances, Whales And Seals Are Fish (Not Mammals)
Defying the universal notion that whales and seals are, in fact, mammals, the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the Western District Court of Washington's judgment ...
United States
8 May 2018
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Changes Proposed To Research And Data Used By EPA
As recently reported in a number of news outlets, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed a rule within the EPA that would require the Agency to use research that is publicly available in...
United States
4 May 2018
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Lake Erie And The Limits Of Cooperative Federalism In The Age Of Trump
Last month, a decision in a case involving the Lake Erie toxic algae blooms demonstrated some "issues" concerning the nature of cooperative federalism.
United States
4 May 2018
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Into The Light Or Fade To Black? EPA Administrator Pruitt's Proposed Secret Science Rule
Highlighting the divisive nature of the proposal, criticism has also come from within the political ranks of the agency.
United States
3 May 2018
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Ninth Circuit Finds District Court Sharply Deviated From Existing Authority On CERCLA Cleanup Costs Between Military Contractor And U.S. Government When It Allocated 100 Percent Of Liability To Military Contractor
TDY brought suit for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against the U.S. government relating to environmental contamination...
United States
1 May 2018
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EPA Streamlines NSR Permitting For Projects with Insignificant Air Quality Impacts
On April 17, 2010 EPA issued a guidance document on the implementation of significant impact levels for ozone and fine particles.
United States
1 May 2018
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Arizona Water Permitting Process Updated
Governor Ducey recently signed two bills passed by the Arizona legislature dealing with water quality programs.
United States
30 Apr 2018
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