Mondaq USA: Environment
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Friday, May 13, 2016, EPA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would subject site remediation activities under CERCLA and RCRA to Clean Air Act hazardous air pollutant requirements.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Monday, May 16, 2016, on the Court's own motion, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a Per Curiam Order delaying oral argument in the Clean Power Plan legal challenge from June 2, 2016...
Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, researchers set to work exploring different methods that could be used to clean up other spills that may occur in the future.
Duane Morris LLP
Some jurisdictions have enacted bans, and others have instituted charges or taxes that are remitted to the government.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, Judge John Agostini ruled that the Natural Gas Act preempts Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution, which otherwise would have required a 2/3 vote of the Legislature...
Holland & Knight
Compensatory mitigation scaled to project impacts will be required for any permit authorizing take that would exceed the authorized take limits.
Foley Hoag LLP
Dylan Thomas said "Do not go gentle into that good night." Obama's EPA is taking that advice to heart, pushing forward aggressively on its climate change agenda, even as January 2017 approaches.
Jones Day
On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted for publication in the Federal Register a Supplemental Finding...
Andrews Kurth LLP
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.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The 9th Circuit confirmed that an EPAs request for information letter investigating a Superfund cleanup site is a "suit" triggering an insurer's duty to defend.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Falling under the Environmental Protection Agency's hammer of "joint and several liability" in contaminated site cleanup cases is a costly proposition.
Dentons
The registrants may appeal Judge Biro's decision to the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board. Alternatively, they may reapply for registration and appeal EPA's likely denial in a full hearing under section 6(b).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Oral arguments in the challenge to the Clean Power Plan are currently scheduled for June 2 and 3 before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Dentons
Extreme weather affects our planet, our people and our business. Adapting to this "new normal" will create challenges and provide opportunities for industries and governments worldwide.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On May 4, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule titled Eagle Permits; Revisions to Regulations for Eagle Incidental Take and Take of Eagle Nests...
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Produced water should be viewed as an environmental asset— part of the water resource solution—not as a waste that contributes to environmental problems; its treatment and reuse can reduce the stress on fresh water resources.
Troutman Sanders LLP
When a species is listed as threatened or endangered, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service then designates the critical habitat to be protected for that species.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
More than two dozen states, along with industry, utility and other groups, have joined a lawsuit challenging the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Foley Hoag LLP
Like most federal environmental programs, NPDES program authority is largely delegated to the states.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We previously discussed concerns of contaminated spring runoff in the Animas and San Juan Rivers following the Gold King Mine wastewater release – the full post can be found here.
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The Brattle Group, Inc.
The Brattle Group, at the request of New York labor interests, has reviewed the findings of the New York State Department of Public Service's Cost Study of the proposed Clean Energy Standard (CES), and particularly its assessment of Tier 3, the component of the program designed to maintain the viability of the upstate nuclear plants.
Jones Day
The U.S. Department of Justice and Pennsylvania Department of the Environment last week filed a civil lawsuit against five coal companies...
Duane Morris LLP
In a 5-4 decision in 2015 (Michigan v. EPA), the U.S. Supreme Court found that EPA should have considered costs when deciding to implement EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for power plants.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On May 4, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule titled Eagle Permits; Revisions to Regulations for Eagle Incidental Take and Take of Eagle Nests...
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.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The management of feral cat colonies is extremely controversial. On one hand there are people and nonprofits who are vehemently protective of these colonies, feeding and caring for these homeless animals.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Produced water should be viewed as an environmental asset— part of the water resource solution—not as a waste that contributes to environmental problems; its treatment and reuse can reduce the stress on fresh water resources.
Reed Smith
Earlier this month, the court issued two orders that indicated it was in a position to move the case forward.
Foley Hoag LLP
Like most federal environmental programs, NPDES program authority is largely delegated to the states.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
By a vote of 85-12, the Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan energy bill, S.2012 – the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, last Wednesday.
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