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Foley Hoag LLP
Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA's rule adding the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination Site to the National Priorities List, finding EPA's decision...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On May 9, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum outlining a "back-to-basics" process for reviewing NAAQS for criteria pollutants under the CAA.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A federal judge last week upheld the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that Congress has used recently to overturn more than a dozen federal regulations from the Obama Administration.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Friday, May 11, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a notice that it is considering listing laundry detergent that includes nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) ...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Similar to other recent EPA decisions, this language also signals a move toward streamlining EPA's processes and elevating important decisions up to the EPA Administrator.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The U.S. EPA has adopted final nonattainment designations for 51 areas across the country for the agency's 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Foley & Lardner
A coalition of states has opened a new front in the ongoing battles between the Trump Administration's efforts to streamline regulations applicable to industry and the interests favoring additional regulation.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Veolia Environment SA has agreed to operate and maintain three power plants in the southeast that will generate electricity from burning wood and chicken waste
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") issued a memorandum addressing the need for an incidental take permit ("ITP") ...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
These situations often involved a primary facility that was wholly or partially dependent on a support facility.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Defying the universal notion that whales and seals are, in fact, mammals, the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the Western District Court of Washington's judgment ...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
As recently reported in a number of news outlets, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed a rule within the EPA that would require the Agency to use research that is publicly available in...
Foley Hoag LLP
Last month, a decision in a case involving the Lake Erie toxic algae blooms demonstrated some "issues" concerning the nature of cooperative federalism.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Highlighting the divisive nature of the proposal, criticism has also come from within the political ranks of the agency.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
TDY brought suit for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against the U.S. government relating to environmental contamination...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 17, 2010 EPA issued a guidance document on the implementation of significant impact levels for ozone and fine particles.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Governor Ducey recently signed two bills passed by the Arizona legislature dealing with water quality programs.
Arnold & Porter
The recently-issued guidance memorandum explains the terms under which an entity may receive special account funds.
Holland & Knight
A recent memorandum from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) provides guidance on civil and criminal enforcement of environmental laws
Daley Mohan Groble, P.C.
With the recent Ninth Circuit opinion, Hawai'i Wildlife Fund v. Cty. of Maui, 881 F.3d 754 (9th Cir. 2018), holding that a NPDES permit is required for contaminated groundwater recharging into surface water ...
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
The EPA recently requested public comments on whether pollutant discharges that reach "waters of the United States" are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act and require National Pollutant...
Arnold & Porter
After declining to recommit to the Paris climate change agreement at last week's G-7 summit, it came as little surprise that President Donald Trump announced that the United States "will withdraw...
Jones Day
On June 6-8, 2017, Beijing hosted energy ministers from around the world in the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, known as CEM8.
Foley Hoag LLP
On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts' highest court ended a significant chapter in Exxon's long-running dispute with Attorney General Maura Healey.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On December 12, French President Emmanuel Macron, joined by President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
On October 16, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a directive that instructs the agency to follow new procedures related to the settlement of lawsuits against the agency.
Holland & Knight
A recent memorandum from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) provides guidance on civil and criminal enforcement of environmental laws
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Similar to other recent EPA decisions, this language also signals a move toward streamlining EPA's processes and elevating important decisions up to the EPA Administrator.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On January 25, 2018, the U.S. EPA reversed its longstanding Clean Air Act "once in, always in" policy, opening the door for certain "major" sources of hazardous air pollution to finally downgrade to "area" sources.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Responsibility for this role previously resided with regional EPA administrators.
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