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The Nickel Report Blog: House Conducts PFAS Hearing
On March 15, 2019, the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing titled, "Protecting Americans at Risk of PFAS Contamination & Exposure."
United States
31 May 2019
The Nickel Report: EPA Determines Revisions To Federal Regulation Of E&P Wastes Unwarranted
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently determined that no revisions to existing RCRA Subtitle D regulations for the management of oil and gas wastes are necessary.
United States
31 May 2019
The Nickel Report: Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Develop Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Spill Rules
In a lawsuit recently filed in the Southern District of New York, a group of environmental plaintiffs allege that, for nearly 30 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...
United States
27 May 2019
The Role Of "Cost" Consideration In Regulatory Proceedings
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.
United States
23 May 2019
The Nickel Report: Decision Vacating DOI Valuation Rule May Impact Future Rulemakings
On April 12, 2019, the US District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order vacating the DOI repeal of the 2016 Valuation Rule due to violations of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
United States
17 May 2019
EPA Issues Significant New Use Rule Banning Certain Uses Of Asbestos And Foreshadows Forthcoming Asbestos Risk Evaluation
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
United States
6 May 2019
The Nickel Report: Executive Order Seeks To Reform Water Quality Certification Process
On Wednesday, April 10, President Trump signed an EO, titled Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth, that requires the US EPA and other federal agencies to undertake a series of regulatory actions...
United States
2 May 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: The Foreign Factor: Accounting For International Emissions In Air Quality Planning
State environmental regulators are beginning to develop plans designed to meet more stringent air quality standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
United States
17 Apr 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: Fatmucket Mussels And The March Of Environmental Science
Everyone can agree that environmental assessments should be based on the best science.
United States
15 Apr 2019
The Nickel Report: Importance Of The Board In Vetting Shareholder Proposals
A recently successful effort by Wisconsin utility MGE Energy to exclude an environmental proposal from its proxy statement may signal a new approach for boards of directors to consider
United States
10 Apr 2019
The Nickel Report: US-Mexico Energy & Environmental Policy Transition: Opportunity Amidst Uncertainty?
While coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum, the administrations of US President Donald Trump and Mexico's recently elected chief executive
2 Apr 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: PFAS: States Not Waiting For EPA
EPA has shown a little love for states wanting action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
United States
21 Mar 2019
Pipeline Law: LNG Export Terminal Approval May Provide Model For Future FERC Climate Change Analyses
Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made some headway in how it evaluates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural gas-related projects.
United States
13 Mar 2019
The Nickel Report: Will Confluence Of Produced Water Issues Yield More Beneficial Use?
An interesting confluence of issues may facilitate the creation of an improved regulatory framework for the beneficial use of produced water from oil and gas operations.
United States
8 Mar 2019
The Nickel Report: EPA's 2018 Environmental Enforcement Results Released
Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual enforcement results for the 2018 fiscal year (ranging from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018).
United States
18 Feb 2019
The Nickel Report: Green New Deal Goes Beyond Green
This blog discussed the GND in a post on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on January 31.
United States
15 Feb 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: House Democrats Unveil The New Select Committee On The Climate Crisis
One of the first orders of business for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was to reinstate the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
United States
6 Feb 2019
The Nickel Report: The Shutdown Trickle Down Effects
With the federal government shutdown finally over after five weeks, the long-term effects are likely to have a lingering impact on regulatory ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
"Shaky" Science And New Theories Of Glyphosate Liability Pose Significant Risk To Retail Companies
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of lawsuits ...
United States
28 Jan 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: Texas Legislative Session Now Underway: Key Environmental Issues Of Interest
Study of the response of public entities that own or operate dams to large-scale rain events.
United States
17 Jan 2019
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