Mondaq USA: Environment
Foley Hoag LLP
The Clean Air Act's good neighbor provision prohibits upwind states from emitting air pollutants in amounts that will "contribute significantly to nonattainment" of a national ambient air quality standard...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
These suits are filed under 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1), which provides for exclusive judicial review in the courts of appeals for certain actions of the EPA Administrator. 33 U.S.C. § 1369(b)(1).
Dykema Gossett
The facts in McGinnes are straightforward and, with very little tweaking, could describe hundreds of Superfund sites and thousands of PRPs.
Foley Hoag LLP
Anyone who reads this blog must have seen the explosion of reports in the trade press that EPA ignored significant criticism from the Army Corps of Engineers in promulgating its Waters of the US rule.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Groundwater provides about one third of California's drinking supply and is becoming even more of a hot issue due to current drought conditions.
Foley Hoag LLP
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Northern Pass Transmission...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Environmental Protection Agency's soon to be finalized Clean Power Plan has been sent to the White House for review.
Dentons (US)
On June 29, 2015, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, reversed and remanded to the DC Circuit EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule (MATS).
Foley Hoag LLP
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed EPA's update of its hexavalent chromium MACT rule. Suffice it to say that this was a little easier than review of the power plant MACT rule.
Jones Day
On June 10, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed an endangerment finding that it calls "a preliminary but necessary first step to begin to address GHG emissions from the aviation sector" under the Clean Air Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Partner Mack McGuffey offered his perspective on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan at the Southern Legislative Conference last week, as reported in the Monday, July 20 issue of E&E News.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Friday, Judge Claire Eagan dismissed Oklahoma's latest challenge to EPA's Clean Power Plan. Yes, that plan. The one that hasn't been promulgated yet.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Environmental law is an amalgamation of federal and state common law, with a number of statutory structures (federal and state) adding to the mix.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
As previously reported in SGR's environmental and sustainability newsletter, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Corps of Engineers jointly published a final clean water rule on June 29, 2015...
Barnes & Thornburg
On June 11, EPA released its final VI policy in two companion technical guides.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Baker Administration announced on July 9 that it filed a bill for sourcing long-term hydroelectric power in the Commonwealth.
On July 13, the Tenth Circuit upheld Colorado's renewable energy mandate against a claim that it impermissibly interferes with interstate commerce.
Barnes & Thornburg
On July 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register that contains significant revisions to EPA's 1988 Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used his veto power to create a new deadline for the state's Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award ("PECFA") program.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In response to a petition filed by the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on May 22, 2015 requiring 36 states to revise their State Implementation Plans (SIPs)...
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
While the decision has far-reaching implications, the rule remains in effect, at least temporarily.
Blank Rome LLP
Vapor intrusion has been a primary concern of state and federal environmental agencies for the past decade...
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
With nearly 30,000 new injection wells being drilled each year, hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a rapidly expanding method of oil and gas extraction...
Jones Day
Despite EPA's actions, the market may still hit the blend wall in 2017 if further modifications to the RFS are not implemented.
Venable LLP
On Monday, June 29, 2015, by a vote of 5-4 with Justice Kennedy in the majority, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limiting power plant emissions of mercury and air toxics.
Jones Day
The Clean Air Act authorizes EPA to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants from certain stationary sources, such as power plants, refineries, and factories under 42 U.S.C. § 7412.
Dentons (US)
Given the issues at stake and the tensions between countries with developing and developed economies, the process of achieving agreement between all parties to the UNFCCC is never easy.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On July 2, 2015, The National Association of Home Builders, along with several farm and business organizations, filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the new rule.
Foley Hoag LLP
In an important decision last week, United States District Judge Jorge Alonso rejected the Environmental Impact Statement for the Illiana Corridor Project, Illianawhich would connect I55 in Illinois to I65 in Indiana.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In June 2014, EPA issued its Proposed GHG Rule, designed to cut carbon dioxide emission from existing power plants by up to 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.
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