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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: California's New Criteria Pollutant And Toxics Emissions Reporting Regulation
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
United States
15 May 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Georgia Federal Court Says Fact Questions Exist As To Whether Nitrogen Is An "Irritant" Or "Contaminant" As Used In Pollution Exclusion
The Southern District of Georgia recently ruled that Evanston Insurance Company is not entitled to summary judgment on whether its policies' pollution exclusion bars coverage for the release
United States
1 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: 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
The New NAAQS Review Process Begins To Take Shape
The US National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are the centerpiece of the US Clean Air Act (CAA) and establish allowable concentration levels for six "criteria air pollutants"
United States
15 Jan 2019
The Nickel Report Blog: Making Sense Of "Air Sensors"
In recent years there has been an explosion in the availability of small, low cost, hand held (or drone mounted) air quality monitoring devices or air sensors.
United States
9 Nov 2018
The Nickel Report: New Lawsuit Seeks To Expand The Reach Of The Clean Water Act To Air Emissions
For decades, the precise scope of the Clean Water Act's point source permitting program has been the subject of much controversy.
United States
7 Nov 2018
The Nickel Report: Why Should I Intervene?
EPA has finalized a regulation you can live with, but someone dissatisfied with that result has sued the Agency. Should you intervene to defend EPA's action? Is it worth it?
United States
5 Nov 2018
The Nickel Report: Yes, Said The Fifth Circuit: We Have Put Another Nail In The Coffin Of NSR Enforcement For Ancient Projects; But It Is Not The Final Nail
In my April 2, 2018, post, I asked whether the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit would put another nail in the coffin of NSR enforcement for projects completed a long time...
United States
17 Oct 2018
The Nickel Report: California's AB 617: Inadequate Time?
The implementation of California's ambitious Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) is well under way, but it is still very uncertain whether it can or will achieve its intended outcome. Despite the long process
United States
12 Oct 2018
The Nickel Report Blog: EPA Makes Room For State Flexibility In Addressing "Interstate Transport" Under The Clean Air Act
The phrase "interstate transport" conjures images of planes, trains and trucks carrying people and goods cross-country.
United States
28 Sep 2018
The Nickel Report Blog: NSR Enforcement Litigation: What You Need To Know
The New Source Review (NSR) program of the Clean Air Act requires major stationary sources to go through an extensive, time-consuming, and expensive review and permitting process prior to construction.
United States
26 Sep 2018
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
Another (Insurer) Bites The Dust: Virginia District Court Rejects Narrow Reading of Pollution Exclusion
The Court then granted summary judgment for the policyholder, who had suffered a $3.2 million loss.
United States
6 Sep 2018
EPA Finalizes Landmark Rules Targeting Methane Emissions From New And Modified Facilities
On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new regulations that directly target methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.
United States
20 May 2016
EcoZone Blog: Approvals And Promulgations Of Implementation Plans: Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology For 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard
The EPA is proposing to approve revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) 1997 8-Hour ozone nonattainment Area (Area).
United States
27 Sep 2012
New Air Emissions Standards For The Oil And Gas Industry
On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-expected revised air emission rules for the oil and gas sector.
United States
26 Apr 2012
EcoZone Blog: Climate Change Outline: Emissions Trading Legal Issues 2
This 15th chapter of our outline addresses legal issues that may arise in emissions trading.
United States
2 Nov 2011
EcoZone Blog: Climate Change Outline: Emissions Trading Legal Issues
This 14th chapter of our outline introduces the subject of emissions trading.
United States
28 Oct 2011
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