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EPA Repeals 2015 Clean Water Rule
On September 12, 2019, the EPA signed a final rule repealing the Obama-era 2015 Clean Water Rule
United States
24 Sep 2019
U.S. Gas Plants Will Be Outperformed By Wind And Solar By 2035
Natural gas-fired power plants, which are largely responsible for undermining the economics of coal-fired plants, are expected to be undercut by renewable
United States
13 Sep 2019
SGR Client Cherry Street Energy Partners With Terrapin Brewery
Through its partnership with SGR client Cherry Street Energy, Terrapin Brewery became Georgia's first brewery to purchase renewable energy generated on-site.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Eleventh Circuit Limits Local Utility Monopolies
Can a municipal water utility use its monopoly to increase its natural gas sales to homeowners?
United States
23 Aug 2019
Federal Mine Regulators Issue Guidance On Refuges
On July 26, 2019, the Federal Mine, Safety, and Health Administration ("FMSHA") issued a new policy letter on emergency refuges for workers in underground mines
United States
6 Aug 2019
EPA Announces Six National Compliance Initiatives For 2020-2023
In June 2019, the U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance announced that it has selected six National Compliance Initiatives
United States
25 Jul 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration Wetlands, Waters Rule
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled on May 28, 2019 that the Obama administration erred when it crafted the Waters of the U.S. ("WOTUS") regulation
United States
13 Jun 2019
Claims Against Caterpillar Can Proceed Despite "Mere Conclusory" Allegations In CERCLA Complaint
Claims against Caterpillar Global Mining LLC survived Caterpillar's Motion to Dismiss on the ground that the allegations were merely conclusory in a CERCLA cost recovery claim before the U.S.
United States
27 May 2019
Developments To Watch: State Chemical Regulation And Proposed Legislation
At least 22 States have had at least 97 pieces of legislation introduced in their legislatures to ban or regulate chemicals, over and above regulatory actions taken by EPA under the amended Toxic
United States
3 May 2019
EPA Citation To Chemours Shows Enforcement Push Under TSCA
Last month, EPA issued notices of violation (NOVs) to Chemours, which manufactures per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), among other chemicals, for alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Groundwater Pollution Liability Under Clean Water Act To Be Reviewed By U.S. Supreme Court
On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a unanimous decision by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that underground wastewater injection into a groundwater
United States
1 Apr 2019
Solar Panel Discussion: SGR's Steve O'Day To Speak At The Southface Institute
On Thursday, February 28th, there will be a Solar panel discussion at Southface. The Solar Panel Discussion event will explore new solutions to existing and reoccurring solar energy problems
United States
21 Mar 2019
New Rules On Lead Drinking Water Standards Delayed
The US EPA announced on February 25, that new drinking water regulations aimed at eliminating lead in water supplies have been returned to the US EPA's staffers for revision.
United States
8 Mar 2019
New York Delays New Cleaning Product Labeling Enforcement Until October
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYS DEC") has announced that it will not enforce the first required disclosure milestone under the Household Cleansing Product Information
United States
28 Feb 2019
Public Hearing Scheduled For Trump's Water Rule Proposal
The U.S. EPA announced on February 6 plans to hold public hearings in Kansas City on February 27 and 28 to discuss the Trump administration's attempt to clarify ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
Federal Shutdown Delays EPA Rule Rewrites
The EPA's original target for completion of the rule changes was March 2019 which appears highly unlikely given the 33 day delay.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Citigroup Issues €1B Green Bond To Fund Renewable Energy And Conservation Efforts
On Tuesday, January 22, Citigroup announced the issuance of its inaugural green bond, to be used for funding renewable energy, sustainable transportation, water quality and conservation, energy efficiency...
United States
28 Jan 2019
California Amends Safe Harbor Proposition 65 Warning Requirements For Pesticide Exposure Warnings
On November 27, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an amendment to Section 25603 of Title 27, California Code of Regulations
United States
17 Dec 2018
Additional Stormwater Regulation On The Horizon In California—And Elsewhere?
After a ruling by Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles Waterkeeper, et al v. Pruitt, et al, case number 2:17-cv-03454 (August 9, 2018).
United States
6 Nov 2018
Congress Approves America's Drinking Water Infrastructure Act
On September 13, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the America's Water Infrastructure Act.
United States
12 Oct 2018
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