Mondaq USA: Environment
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 5, 2017, the EPA responded to a request from industry stakeholders saying it will reconsider the Obama-era Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category rule.
Foley Hoag LLP
Two related items about climate change resilience and adaptation caught my eye this week.
Troutman Sanders LLP
As previously reported, President Trump has issued an Executive Order calling on EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to formally review the "Clean Water Rule" also known as the Water of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that AEP, which entered into a consent decree requiring it to install certain pollution controls at its Rockport 1 and 2 power plants...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
On Wednesday, March 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register making available the first national Mercury Inventory. 82 Fed. Reg. 15522 (March 29, 2017).
Foley & Lardner
On June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the Amendment), which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), was signed into law.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In an April 11, 2017 Order, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted EPA's petition to indefinitely delay oral argument in the Ozone NAAQS litigation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The EPA published a notice in the April 13th Federal Register requesting public comments on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The environmental groups are requesting that the D.C. Circuit overturn the district court's ruling, which sides with EPA.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
For more than three decades, SGR attorneys have represented clients on environmental issues.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated EPA's final rule governing reporting of air releases from animal feeding operations.
Holland & Knight
Spurred in part by a desire to reduce vehicle miles traveled and corresponding greenhouse-gas emissions...
Davis & Gilbert
Although the climate change rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C. may have some believing that regulatory scrutiny of "green" claims will soften, a closer look at the current political and social climate at the state level and in the private sector reveals that both the demand for green products and the use (and regulation) of green marketing claims actually could trend upwards this year.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On March 23, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that Dominion Power's discharge of pollutants via a groundwater pathway was in violation of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 6, the California Court of Appeal for the Third District issued its long-awaited decision in the consolidated lawsuits challenging the greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission allowance auctions, which are a key component of the California Air Resources Board's ("CARB") Cap-and-Trade Program.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Welcome to the first edition of The Chemical Compound, a publication of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Environmental Practice Group.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
On April 11, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Waterkeeper Alliance, et al., v. EPA, vacated a 2008 EPA rule that exempted farms from certain hazardous substance reporting requirements (the "2008 Rule").
Morrison & Foerster LLP
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The federal appellate court hearing the appeal of EPA's "Section 111(b)" regulations establishing a carbon capture and storage "new source performance standard" for new coal-fueled electric generating stations has today suspended the April 17, 2017 date for oral argument in the case.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Among the provisions of President Trump's March 28, 2017, Executive Order "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" is the repeal of President Obama's Presidential Memorandum entitled "Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources..."
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
Farella Braun & Martel
Parties acquiring and developing property must make sure that their environmental due diligence process includes a thorough assessment of VI risks.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump issued his long-awaited executive order, "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," outlining his plan to reconsider and withdraw actions...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
On April 11, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Waterkeeper Alliance, et al., v. EPA, vacated a 2008 EPA rule that exempted farms from certain hazardous substance reporting requirements (the "2008 Rule").
Miles & Stockbridge
On March 16, the White House released its proposed fiscal year 2018 budget outline entitled "A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again."
BakerHostetler
In early February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would repeal the BLM's Methane and Waste Prevention Rule...
Orrick
President Trump signed an executive order titled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" that reverses or materially alters many of the actions that the federal government undertook during the Obama Administration to address climate change.
Dentons
On Tuesday, President Trump issued an executive order (EO or Order), "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," ...
Foley Hoag LLP
Make no mistake, the Executive Order signed by President Trump at EPA yesterday is a big deal.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 23, 2017, a group of environmental advocates including the Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council...
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