Mondaq USA: Environment
WilmerHale
On May 24, 2018, the House passed—and now the Senate is considering—the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year.
Arnold & Porter
Environmental lawyers increasingly acknowledge the importance of Native American issues to their practice.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 11, 2018, the Supreme Court summarily affirmed the Ninth Circuit's opinion in United States v. Washington through a 4-4 split, with Justice Kennedy taking no part in the decision ...
WilmerHale
The EU has long played a leadership role in the global response to climate change, including the development and dissemination of climate-friendly technologies such as renewable energy.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 7, 2018, U.S. EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking ("ANPR") aimed at developing a consistent and transparent interpretation of cost and benefits consideration...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 30th, EPA reinstated a Bush Administration RCRA exemption that allows third-party recycling of hazardous secondary materials, known as the "Transfer-Based Exclusion."
Foley Hoag LLP
Last Friday, EPA was ordered to produce documents, in response to a FOIA request, on which Administrator Pruitt relied in stating on CNBC that: "I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] ...
Foley Hoag LLP
I've posted a lot over the years about the role of EPA's Science Advisory Board in judicial review of agency decisions.
Troutman Sanders LLP
EPA published final nonattainment designations for the 2015 ozone standard in the Federal Register on June 4, 2018.
Dentons
On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a split decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, striking down part of an EPA rule requiring pre-construction permits for large sources of GHGs emissions...
Holland & Knight
The Boston Green Ribbon Commission just released its 250-page Report on Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems, finding that shore-based climate adaptation solutions ...
Holland & Knight
On May 23, 2018, the Designation Decision for the South Boston Designated Port Area (DPA) was published in the Environmental Monitor.
Foley & Lardner
Big changes are coming to a regulation that, while well meaning, cost businesses selling products in California more than $50M in 2017 and similar amounts in prior years.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On March 1, 2018, EPA proposed rules to amend several provisions of the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule (the "CCR Rule").
Jones Day
On May 1, 2018, California, joined by 16 states and the District of Columbia, filed a Petition for Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") April 13, 2018, notice of withdrawal...
Jones Day
In the latest effort by municipalities seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for their alleged contribution to climate change, the city and county of Boulder, Colorado...
Jones Day
On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a new version of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory indicating a decline in U.S. total net greenhouse gas emissions...
Morgan Lewis
CEQ, the US federal agency tasked with coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, has announced its intention to update the CEQ's longstanding NEPA-implementing regulations.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, FERC rejected arguments that the Environmental Assessment for the New Market Project should have considered upstream and downstream climate impacts.
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...
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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.
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...
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.
Morgan Lewis
CEQ, the US federal agency tasked with coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, has announced its intention to update the CEQ's longstanding NEPA-implementing regulations.
Foley Hoag LLP
I've posted a lot over the years about the role of EPA's Science Advisory Board in judicial review of agency decisions.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On March 1, 2018, EPA proposed rules to amend several provisions of the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule (the "CCR Rule").
Jones Day
In the latest effort by municipalities seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for their alleged contribution to climate change, the city and county of Boulder, Colorado...
Jones Day
On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a new version of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory indicating a decline in U.S. total net greenhouse gas emissions...
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...
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