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The Nickel Report: EPA Determines Revisions To Federal Regulation Of E&P Wastes Unwarranted
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently determined that no revisions to existing RCRA Subtitle D regulations for the management of oil and gas wastes are necessary.
United States
31 May 2019
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The Nickel Report: Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Develop Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Spill Rules
In a lawsuit recently filed in the Southern District of New York, a group of environmental plaintiffs allege that, for nearly 30 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...
United States
27 May 2019
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The Nickel Report: Executive Order Seeks To Reform Water Quality Certification Process
On Wednesday, April 10, President Trump signed an EO, titled Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth, that requires the US EPA and other federal agencies to undertake a series of regulatory actions...
United States
2 May 2019
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The Nickel Report Blog: Fatmucket Mussels And The March Of Environmental Science
Everyone can agree that environmental assessments should be based on the best science.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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The Nickel Report Blog: PFAS: States Not Waiting For EPA
EPA has shown a little love for states wanting action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
United States
21 Mar 2019
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The Nickel Report: Will Confluence Of Produced Water Issues Yield More Beneficial Use?
An interesting confluence of issues may facilitate the creation of an improved regulatory framework for the beneficial use of produced water from oil and gas operations.
United States
8 Mar 2019
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PipelineLaw BLOG: Act Or Waive: DC Circuit Construes CWA § 401's One-Year Deadline For State Action Applications
These are the words the DC Circuit used in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 14-1271, p. 10, to describe the state of play on § 401 certifications affecting hydroelectric facility licensing or re-licensing applications.
United States
11 Feb 2019
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The Nickel Report BLOG: Act Or Waive: DC Circuit Construes CWA § 401's One-Year Deadline For State Action Applications
"According to FERC, it is now commonplace for states to use Section 401 to hold federal licensing hostage."
United States
11 Feb 2019
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PipelineLaw Blog: UPDATE: During Oral Argument, DC Circuit Suggests Waiver Period For State Water Quality Certification May Be Less Than One Year
On Friday, a court ruling provided some clarity regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) § 401 water quality certification process.
United States
6 Feb 2019
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The Nickel Report: The Shutdown Trickle Down Effects
With the federal government shutdown finally over after five weeks, the long-term effects are likely to have a lingering impact on regulatory ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
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PipelineLaw: Oil & Gas… & Water!
2018 was a banner year for M&A activity in the energy space, with numerous high dollar value transactions in the upstream, midstream, downstream and oil field services (OFS) segments.
United States
22 Jan 2019
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Oil & Gas…& Water!
2018 was a banner year for M&A activity in the energy space, with numerous high dollar value transactions in the upstream, midstream, downstream and oil field services (OFS) segments.
United States
17 Jan 2019
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The Nickel Report Blog: Texas Legislative Session Now Underway: Key Environmental Issues Of Interest
Study of the response of public entities that own or operate dams to large-scale rain events.
United States
17 Jan 2019
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The Nickel Report: EPA And Corps Release Long-Awaited Proposal To Redefine WOTUS
Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (together, the Agencies) issued a long-awaited proposal to redefine the "waters of the US" ...
United States
28 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: eNGO Alleges Cape Cod Resorts Violate The Clean Water Act
Can permitted, well-operated septic systems at vacation resorts give rise to liability under the Clean Water Act (CWA)?
United States
17 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: New EPA Guidance Aims To Reduce Burdens, Increase Collaboration Of Information Collection Process
Responding to an EPA collection request can be costly, time consuming and stressful for the target of the request—especially because failure to submit a timely and accurate response can result...
United States
12 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: PFAS – Let's Let the Science Catch Up
Because of their widespread environmental presence, persistence and bioaccumulation, the group of substances known as PFAS have been described as a "Perfect Storm" ...
United States
10 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: National Dialogue On Oil And Gas Extraction Wastes Gathering Momentum
With produced water volumes on the rise as a result of the growth in oil and natural gas production and various areas of the country experiencing water scarcity, states and stakeholders are increasingly looking for ways to reuse, ...
United States
29 Nov 2018
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The Nickel Report: Ninth Circuit Overturns Climate Change-Based Decision Not To List Species Under ESA
A recent US Court of Appeals decision could have broad implications for how federal wildlife agencies consider potential climate change impacts on species and their habitat. Pursuant to the Endangered
United States
23 Nov 2018
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PipelineLaw: During Oral Argument, D.C. Circuit Suggests Waiver Period For State Water Quality Certification May Be Less Than One Year
In recent litigation involving the development of interstate natural gas pipelines, one of the key issues has been whether the state has waived its authority under Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401...
United States
7 Nov 2018
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