Mondaq USA: Environment
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. EPA has issued guidance for the safe removal and remedial actions associated with hard rock mining.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
On April 14, S&W hosted a stakeholder dialogue sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), Partnership for Change and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum as a part of the ancillary discussions surrounding the spring International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In May 2015, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed changes to the regulations for listing petitions.
Foley Hoag LLP
This week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance that will require that the developers of all new buildings of 10 floors or less that apply for building permits after January 1, 2017 install solar PV or solar thermal systems.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, EPA issued its "Supplemental Finding", confirming that it still believes that its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are "appropriate and necessary."
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. EPA contends that shifting electricity generation away from coal-fired utilities as required by the Clean Power Plan (the "CPP") constitutes a permissible system of emission reduction under the Clean Air Act (the "Act").
Foley Hoag LLP
As announced in the Federal Register this week, EPA finally released the General Permit for small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems in Massachusetts (say that three times fast!)
WilmerHale
On April 14, 2016, the Department of the Interior (DOI), through the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), released a final rule establishing requirements for certain offshore oil and gas drilling, completion, workover, and decommissioning processes ..
Foley Hoag LLP
This week, the Federal Highway Administration issued a Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking to promulgate performance measures to be used in evaluating federal funding of transportation projects.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Given the time period a mineral title opinion encompasses, it is almost inevitable that there will be at least one instance of a mineral owner vanishing from the records.
Bergeson & Campbell PC
The cancellation notice was issued by EPA, pursuant to Section 6(e) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act...
Troutman Sanders LLP
SB 323 enhances the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act that required a 25 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels by 2020.
Foley Hoag LLP
The complaint here is similar to, but broader than, others of its ilk. As we noted previously, at least one federal court has already held that there is no public trust in the atmosphere.
Mayer Brown
Implemented poorly, bellwether proceedings can be not only unproductive but prejudicial to the defendants' rights.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Transmission Has A Critical Role In Clean Power Plan Compliance (And Operating In Other Futures) - presentation slides.
Foley Hoag LLP
What began with an investigation by NY AG Eric Schneiderman, later joined by California AG Kamala Harris, has become a multistate AG investigation into Exxon's knowledge of the contributions...
Duane Morris LLP
What are we going to do about climate change? Can government get the job done to protect us? Well, some children do not believe so, and they have taken the matter to federal court.
Jones Day
The mining and resources downturn is bringing forward the closure of many of Australia's ageing smelters, steelworks, power stations and mines and their corresponding environmental rehabilitation obligations.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Wednesday, EPA published certain amendments to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in the Federal Register. EPA describes most of the changes as "technical corrections," but there is one important substantive change.
Foley Hoag LLP
Passover starts later this month. Just in time, the U.S. Global Change Research Program has given us an updated list of plagues.
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Holland & Knight
The U.S. and Canada hope to extend this partnership to Mexico in the near future.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
On February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major setback to the Obama Administration's efforts to curb emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants in the U.S. In a 5-4 split decision.
Duane Morris LLP
The recent financial difficulties for solar developers SunEdison and Abengoa have made headlines and raised questions of whether they foreshadow tough times for the industry as a whole.
Jones Day
Petitioners argued the Renewable Energy Standards thereby favor Colorado over other states by approving methods of electricity generation that can be generated within Colorada.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
EPA is accepting comments on a registration review of imidacloprid pursuant to section 3(g) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Partner Andrew H. Perellis is quoted in this Forbes Legal News article today, Sierra Club's Legal Theory In Frackquake Case Draws ‘Star Trek' Comparison (March 31, 2016).
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Kramer Levin filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling, two environmental policymakers and advocates...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Partner Andrew H. Perellis is quoted in this Law360 expert analysis, High Court Water Case Could Put Target On Agencies' Backs (March 29, 2016).
Jones Day
The mining and resources downturn is bringing forward the closure of many of Australia's ageing smelters, steelworks, power stations and mines and their corresponding environmental rehabilitation obligations.
Mayer Brown
Implemented poorly, bellwether proceedings can be not only unproductive but prejudicial to the defendants' rights.
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