Mondaq USA: Environment
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On July 15, 2016 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new final rule limiting greenhouse gas and other emissions from newly constructed municipal solid waste landfills, together with emissions guidelines for existing landfills.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On July 1, nearly half of the States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the U.S. EPA's denial of their petition to rehear the new power plant rule...
Jones Day
This Commentary flags several key changes to TSCA set forth in the Act.
Dentons
On May 16, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that it was delaying scheduled June 2 oral arguments before a three-judge panel in litigation over the Clean Power Plan.
Foley Hoag LLP
In addition to subjecting violators to civil and criminal enforcement, the law also prohibits use of any data collected as a result of the trespass for any purpose other than enforcement of the statute.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
The Clean Water Act places restrictions on the discharge of pollutants to the navigable waters of the United States.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
For companies in the freight industry, if sustainability is important at your company or to its board of directors, then you may wish to investigate the EPA's updated Smartway program, with its new resources and tools.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A section within the ENRD, the Environmental Crimes Section houses a unit of 43 specialized attorneys tasked with prosecuting individuals and corporations that have violated environmental criminal statutes.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
EPA finalized its new per violation penalty rules that in some cases now increase by substantial amounts.
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 1, EPA promulgated an interim final rule making inflation adjustments to the civil penalties under statutes it administers.
Foley Hoag LLP
An article published Friday in Science reports that the Antarctic ozone hole ozone is healing. As the article notes, there was some previous evidence about global improvement in stratospheric.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Wednesday, EPA released its "First Year Implementation Plan" for the recently enacted TSCA reform legislation. Toxic-Substances-Control-Act chem_head.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In 2015, Congress amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 to require agencies like EPA to change the way that they adjust maximum civil penalty levels to account for inflation.
Reed Smith
This June, the California Supreme Court heard the last set of oral arguments before breaking for the summer.
Jones Day
On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") proposed changes to its regulations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
The City of Boston has just released its "Climate Projections Consensus." It's not a pretty picture.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Since its passage in 1976, TSCA has been widely criticized—by industry and environmental groups alike—for its perceived inefficacy.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
President Obama just signed a bill amending the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), changing the way the EPA regulates chemicals.
Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming held that the Bureau of Land Management did not have authority to regulate the environmental impacts of fracking.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision halting the Carbon Dioxide Standards implementation under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. EPA began to prepare their public defense of the plan.
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Reed Smith
In March 2015, the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") issued regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") published a proposed rule that would amend various aspects of its permitting program under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act ("Eagle Act").
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. EPA's ongoing assistance to states implementing the Clean Power Plan under the new EPA rule has been reviewed by the DOJ for compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay the rule.
Jones Day
On May 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") proposed changes to its regulations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On June 17, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board published proposed amendments to the Ocean Plan and the water quality control plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries...
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
This posts continues our discussion regarding the status of several major recent regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that target reductions in emissions from the oil, natural gas, and coal industries.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
In September 2015 a new government was elected in Canada, on a platform of significant change. Its first budget, tabled last March, outlines its plan for implementation of that change.
Foley & Lardner
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act" into law, making comprehensive changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Brattle Group, Inc.
The whitepaper provides a set of recommendations for policies that minimize customer cost and risk, while ensuring electricity reliability.
BakerHostetler
On June 21, 2016, United States District Judge Scott Skavdahl granted BakerHostetler's petition for review of final agency action and declared the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) hydraulic fracturing rule unlawful.
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