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United States
23 Jul 2019
Latest Developments In Alternative Fuels For Rail Locomotives
Prompted by regulatory changes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding emission standards for locomotives, several railroads ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
CT Creates New Brownfields Program, Adopts Brownfields Tax Credit
Buried in an 881-page budget bill passed Thursday by the Connecticut General Assembly was a new program to support remediation and reuse of brownfields...
United States
6 Nov 2017
Interlocutory Remand Can Be Used To Supplement Agency Findings Prior To Judgment
California Court of Appeal Upholds Trial Court's Decision Regarding Monterey County Development...
United States
7 Sep 2017
California Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General's Challenge To SANDAG's Transportation Plan
This case is the first time the Supreme Court addressed the relationship between Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB 375) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
United States
16 Aug 2017
California Attempts To Fill The Clean Water Act Breach
The Proposed Rule includes a definition of wetlands applicable to State Water Board programs, which is much more broad than the federal definition under the Clean Water Act.
United States
15 Aug 2017
Calif. High Court: U.S. Rail Law Doesn't Categorically Pre-Empt CEQA On Public Entity Projects
In Friends of the Eel River v. N. Coast R.R. Auth., __ Cal.5th __, No. S222472, 2017 WL 3185220 (Cal. July 27, 2017)...
United States
10 Aug 2017
Fifth Circuit: Responsible Party Has Right To Recover Contribution From Others At Fault In Oil Spills
The case involved a collision of two tug and barge flotillas on the lower Mississippi River.
United States
11 Jul 2017
The Permit Shield Defense: What The Fourth Circuit Did Not Address In Ohio Valley
The permit shield defense is derived from 33 U.S.C. § 1342(k). In a prior opinion, Piney Run Preservation Association v. County Commissioners of Carroll County...
United States
6 Feb 2017
Practical Recommendations For Implementing California Supreme Court's Latest CEQA Decision
CEQA Does Not Generally Require an Analysis of Environment's Impacts on a Project
United States
12 Jan 2016
Clean Power Plan: EPA Provides Guidance On Initial Submittals And Extension Process
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards has issued a memorandum providing direction to the states interested in seeking a two-year extension of time in which to develop and submit a final plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
United States
27 Oct 2015
CPP Sets First National Standards Limiting Power Plants' Carbon Pollution
On Aug. 3, 2015, President Obama unveiled the final Clean Power Plan rule, which sets forth a historic, ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution.
United States
6 Aug 2015
Obama Administration Issues Final Rule On "Waters Of The United States"
The Rule Will Expand the Universe of "Waters" Subject to Federal Regulation
United States
11 Jun 2015
Maryland Appellate Court: County Stormwater Permit Violates CWA And State Law
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued a significant decision in Maryland Department of the Environment, et al. v. Anacostia Riverkeeper, et al., holding that the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment to Montgomery County, Md., violated the Federal Clean Water Act and state of Maryland law.
United States
13 Apr 2015
EPA Releases Significant Proposed Rule To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Power Plants
The EPA released its long-awaited proposed rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
United States
10 Jun 2014
EPA Directive Found To Violate Its Own Regional Consistency Regulations
A panel of the D.C. Circuit vacated EPA's Summit Directive imposed different regulatory requirements in one region of the country than those in force elsewhere.
United States
9 Jun 2014
Agency Can Not Create An Affirmative Defense To Private Citizen Suits
The D.C. Circuit held that the Environmental Protection Agency could not create an affirmative defense to private citizen suits under the Clean Air Act.
United States
13 May 2014
Obama Administration Releases Proposed Rule On "Waters Of The United States"
On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Clean Water Act.
United States
7 Apr 2014
Federal Court Upholds The Final TMDL For The Chesapeake Bay In Important Decision Involving Cooperative Federalism
In a case of first impression, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania upheld the EPA's authority to establish a final total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that allocates pollution loads amongst various sectors.
United States
23 Sep 2013
California And The U.S. Department Of Energy Take Action To Smooth The Way For Renewable Projects
The push to support renewable energy development has resulted in several changes in state and federal law and regulations aimed at streamlining environmental review for renewable projects.
United States
17 Nov 2011
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