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The Other Shoe Drops On Upwind Ozone States
On Tuesday, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals vacated EPA's "Close-Out Rule," which basically concluded that upwind states contributing to exceedances
United States
11 Oct 2019
DC Circuit Provides Split Guidance On Wehrum Memo
In an August 20 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that an EPA guidance document (the "Wehrum Memo") providing that "major" sources of toxics air ...
United States
11 Oct 2019
DC Circuit Issues Two Important Clean Air Act And Administrative Law Decisions
The U.S. Court of Appeals or the District of Columbia has recently issued two important rulings on the Clean Air Act in particular...
United States
30 Sep 2019
EPA Finalizes ACE Rule
On July 8, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register finalizing three discrete rulemaking actions.
United States
30 Sep 2019
Anticipating Insurance Issues Raised By Climate Change Suits
Given the potential that climate change litigation is here to stay, business policyholders should take steps to minimize their exposure to these types of claims.
United States
26 Sep 2019
The Trump Administration Couldn't Spell Irony If You Spotted It The I, R, O, And N.
Yesterday, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the "Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program," ...
United States
25 Sep 2019
Politics Trumps Economics? Trump's Revocation Of California's Waiver Under The Clean Air Act
Today President Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. was revoking California's waiver under the Clean Air Act (CAA) which allowed it to impose stricter tailpipe emission standards
United States
24 Sep 2019
Good Neighbors Delayed Are Good Neighbors Denied
Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA violated the Clean Air Act in failing to impose deadlines on upwind states violating the CAA's Good Neighbor provisions.
United States
24 Sep 2019
Construction Of Utility Infrastructure: In Search Of A ‘Reliable' Process
As if developers of critical infrastructure and utility facilities don't have enough problems in getting projects built and operating
United States
23 Sep 2019
EPA Issues Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued the Affordable Clean Energy ("ACE") rule on July 8 to repeal the Clean Power Plan
United States
12 Sep 2019
California Supreme Court: Notice-Prejudice Rule In First-Party Insurance Contract Is A Fundamental Public Policy That Can Trump A Choice-Of-Law Provision
In a significant decision last week, the Supreme Court of California broadened the reach of the notice-prejudice rule and applied it, as a matter of fundamental public policy
United States
9 Sep 2019
EPA's Ozone NAAQS Largely Survives: CASAC Still Rules
The D.C. Circuit today largely upheld EPA's 2015 revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone. I'm not much of a prognosticator
United States
27 Aug 2019
U.S. EPA Indicates That Air Pollution Trends Show Cleaner Air, Growing Economy
The EPA has posted an interesting flyer on "Our Nation's Air," the Status and Trends Through 2018.
United States
26 Aug 2019
Landfill Pollution Suits Removed To Federal Court
A federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled that seven consolidated suits over landfill pollution were properly removed to federal court.
United States
16 Aug 2019
Senate Carbon Capture Bill Gains A House Companion
Earlier this month, we described Senate Bill 1763, which would authorize a new type of exempt facility bond to be issued for "qualified carbon capture facilities."
United States
14 Aug 2019
Continental AG Announces Shifting Focus To Electric Future And Clean Air
On August 7, Continental AG, one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers, announced that it would cut investment in hydraulic components, such as injectors and high-pressure pumps...
United States
13 Aug 2019
Importance Of Environmental Site Assessment Ever Expanding
The protection from environmental liability afforded by the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment ("ESA") is well-known to purchasers of land who conduct ESAs before becoming the "owner."
United States
8 Aug 2019
EPA Expected To Release Proposal To Modify New Source Review
The EPA is expected to release a proposed rule or policy for public comment regarding changes to the Clean Air Act's pollution permitting program known as New Source Review.
United States
30 Jul 2019
The State AG Report Weekly Update July 25, 2019
The NAAG submitted a comment to the FDA, signed by a bipartisan coalition of 37 AGs led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine and Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter, in response to the FDA's request for comments ...
United States
29 Jul 2019
Mobile Sources Face An Increased Risk Of Agency Enforcement And Citizen Suits
On June 12, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) announced its seven enforcement and compliance assurance priority areas for fiscal years 2020-2023.
United States
25 Jul 2019
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