Mondaq USA: Environment
Dentons (US)
Readers of this newsletter have no doubt already read or heard about the UN Climate Conference which concluded two days later than scheduled, early on Sunday, December 13, 2014.
Dentons (US)
In Europe, discussions continue in relation to structural reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
BakerHostetler
EPA plans to propose new regulations this year to address the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
As I noted last year, there has been significant criticism of the Integrated Assessment Models used to calculate the social cost of carbon.
McGuireWoods LLP
This year is sure to bring a number of significant changes in the areas of waste management and cleanup, vapor intrusion, due diligence and issues related to real estate purchases.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Construction of PennEast’s 108-mile interstate pipeline has caused public concern over its impact across the Pocono region.
Dentons (US)
In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama stated, "And no challenge - no challenge - poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."
Dentons (US)
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has proposed guidance to federal agencies regarding agency analyses of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On January 10, 2015, Governor Snyder signed SB 891 into law, enacting revisions to Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Michigan’s environmental remediation law.
Foley Hoag LLP
What energy sources would qualify as having clean energy attributes?
Foley Hoag LLP
As most readers know, EPA has extended its schedule for issuing its rules addressing GHG emissions from both existing, and new and modified, power plants.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Wednesday, EPA announced a relatively unsurprising move with respect to its trio of rules designed to reduce power plant emissions of greenhouse gases—a delay.
Mayer Brown
Imagine this scenario: in the course of constructing a new manufacturing facility, your company’s EHS manager applies to the state environmental agency for a general NPDES permit.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
On December 30, 2013, EPA issued its Final Rule which recognized that complying with the latest version of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards (E 1527-13) complies with the EPA all appropriate inquiries ("AAI") rules.
Foley Hoag LLP
It might behoove environmental regulators to consider the import a a recent medical study which dramatically suggests that problems may not always be best addressed by the application of aggressive treatments.
Foley Hoag LLP
According to today’s Boston Globe, both NStar and National Grid have terminated their power purchase agreements with Cape Wind, citing the failure by Cape Wind to meet a December 31, 2014 deadline to obtain financing and begin construction.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The tri-state water wars continue to divide the Southeast as litigation moves forward.
Reed Smith
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two opinions in which it held that pollution exclusions barred coverage for third-party claims resulting from alleged contamination of water...
Foley Hoag LLP
On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt another blow to traditional operation of the massive water projects that supply California’s Central Valley.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Per the article, conservative critics are urging states to ignore the requirement "in a bid to test the agency’s uncertain federal implementation plan (FIP) authority."
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Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 10, 2014, EPA finalized a number of changes to the federal hazardous waste management rules.
WilmerHale
On December 18, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released updated draft guidance on how and when federal agencies should account for the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Reed Smith
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two opinions in which it held that pollution exclusions barred coverage for third-party claims resulting from alleged contamination of water...
Barnes & Thornburg
On Dec. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rule amending the RCRA Subtitle C "Definition of Solid Waste."
Foley & Lardner
As we roll into the new year, this edition of the Manufacturing Industry Advisor takes a look at some of the key regulatory issues that manufacturers will be facing in 2015.
Morgan Lewis
The guidance will significantly affect infrastructure projects located on federal land and federal permitting of major energy projects.
McDermott Will & Emery
Cruise ships, tankers and other large ocean-going vessels entering coastal waters near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands face a new regulatory challenge.
McGuireWoods LLP
A release of ammonia poses grave risks to company employees and potentially to neighbors and communities.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
On December 30, 2013, EPA issued its Final Rule which recognized that complying with the latest version of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards (E 1527-13) complies with the EPA all appropriate inquiries ("AAI") rules.
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