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Foley Hoag LLP
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals just denied en banc review in a case involving the Fish & Wildlife Service's designation of critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog.
Jones Day
Comments on each of these rules are due in March, with final rules to be issued by summer 2017.
Duane Morris LLP
The Mao court found that any intent of the environmental consulting services to affect or protect the borrower as a prospective purchaser or future owner was at best secondary.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration.
Foley Hoag LLP
In an interesting study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors predict that climate change will have a more significant impact on peak energy demand...
Foley Hoag LLP
It's not clear what this would cover, but it would include at least the Clean Power Plan.
Jones Day
CARB's proposals—many building on programs already in place—have the potential to affect every sector of California's economy. In this article, we summarize a few of these notable proposals.
Jones Day
Mr. Pruitt has been the attorney general of Oklahoma since 2011, and he previously served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate.
Jones Day
In any event, the new Administration will necessarily have to resolve tensions between competing campaign promises with climate change implications.
Jones Day
Judge Aiken determined that the plaintiffs' case does not present a political question. She reviewed six criteria that could each signal the presence of a political question, concluding that none suggested the "need to step outside the core role of the judiciary..."
Jones Day
In 2017, the Ninth Circuit will have a third opportunity to address a listing decision under the ESA, this time NMFS's decision to list the Arctic ringed seal as a threatened species.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In a January 24th Presidential Memorandum, President Trump urged the Commerce Department to develop a "permitting streamlining action plan" recommending policy and procedural changes that will boost domestic manufacturing.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 2, 2017, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued Guidance in order to clarify last week's Executive Order (EO) regarding the issuance of administrative rules.
Jones Day
In 2015, amid growing concerns over climate-related financial risks, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors asked the Financial Stability Board to review how the financial sector...
Holland & Knight
Earlier this year, Freedom Partners, a conservative advocacy group, released A Roadmap to Repeal containing a list of former President Barack Obama's regulations...
Troutman Sanders LLP
In 2010, EPA initiated an enforcement action challenging DTE's routine maintenance designation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
As part of its implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Public Law 114-182E reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA")...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
A petition, which was filed by several "downwind" states to expand the region of states required to take additional steps to control emissions of ozone forming pollutants, is likely to be denied by the EPA.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 11, EPA proposed Superfund financial assurance regulations for the hardrock mining industry.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Last month, a federal district court judge excoriated EPA for its failure to take into account the economic impacts of its Clean Air rules as required under § 321 of the Clean Air Act...
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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
n Tuesday, January 31, President Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court. This advisory reviews several of Judge Gorsuch's opinions related to environmental and administrative law issues.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Wildlife trafficking is very much in the headline news these days. Booming demand for wildlife products such as ivory and rhino horn—especially in Asia—coupled with uneven enforcement...
Duane Morris LLP
The vast majority of scientists who have studied the issue have concluded that global warming is happening and that such warming has been caused to a large extent by humans.
Jones Day
On August 1, 2016, the New York Public Service Commission adopted a sweeping energy bill, the Clean Energy Standard Order, with the goals of combating climate change and ensuring a diverse...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The first four weeks of the Trump administration have brought a flurry of policy and regulatory activity through Executive Orders (EO), proposed new legislation and review of existing regulation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Specifically, the memo requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit comments on the impacts of federal regulations on domestic manufacturers, as well as federal actions to streamline permitting and otherwise reduce regulatory burdens.
Holland & Knight
Earlier this year, Freedom Partners, a conservative advocacy group, released A Roadmap to Repeal containing a list of former President Barack Obama's regulations...
Holland & Knight
President Donald J. Trump took swift action on his second full day in office to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to act quickly on approvals for high priority infrastructure projects, but existing law may slow down the fast track he seeks.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released a far-reaching new plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Gowling WLG
In a pre-inaugural piece on the new Trump administration, we examined how the new president's promises (and those of the GOP majority in Congress) might affect U.S. business...
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