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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
Environmental Groups Challenge EPA's New Lead Standard Rule
On July 9, the U.S. EPA issued its "review of the dust lead hazard standards and the definition of lead-based paint" under which the EPA left largely intact, the existing standards and definitions.
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
EPA Lowers Dust-Lead Hazard Levels In Advance Of Court Ordered Deadline
On June 21 the EPA released updated dust-lead hazard standards which reduce the acceptable levels from 40 μg per square foot to 10 μg per square foot for floors
United States
18 Jul 2019
U.S. EPA Not To Impose Stricter Ozone Controls On Upwind States
The U.S. EPA determined in December 2018 that it would not impose additional pollution control requirements on power plants in 20 upwind states whose
United States
9 Jul 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
Sluggish Response To Opportunity Zone Program
Response from renewable developers has been slow to the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017's Opportunity Zone program, with only 11 Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) focused on renewable energy since the program began.
United States
14 May 2019
EPA Administrator Promises To Listen To Scientists
In an eight-page letter to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (Board), EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler provided assurances to the Board that the EPA
United States
9 May 2019
California Moves To Block U.S. EPA Air Pollution Standards For Auto Emissions
Representatives for the California Air Resources Board have stated that they will take all legal measures necessary to block the Trump administration's efforts to freeze fuel economy limits
United States
25 Mar 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
No Time Bar For Injunctive Relief For New Source Review Violations, 5th Circuit Rules
On October 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit held that there is no statute of limitations applicable to an EPA enforcement action for injunctive relief ...
United States
22 Jan 2019
California Moves To Tighten Truck Exhaust Standards Ahead Of EPA
On November 13, the EPA announced that it will reopen existing federal standards for smog forming pollution limits for heavy trucks.
United States
30 Nov 2018
Solid Waste Incineration Units/Emission Guidelines
On November 13, the U.S. EPA submitted a notice of a continuing information collection request regarding emission guidelines for existing solid waste incineration units.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Increased Regulation Coming For Coal Ash
The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on August 21 in Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG), et al v. EPA, No. 15-1219
United States
29 Oct 2018
First Vapor Intrusion Superfund Sites Listed By EPA
In 2017, EPA finalized a rule that updated its HRS, used to determine when to add contaminated sites to the NPL, to allow ranking of sites based on subsurface intrusion, including both vapor and water seepage...
United States
19 Oct 2018
EPA Seeks To Revamp NSR Test
The EPA has proposed easing the emission test for triggering new source review ("NSR") requirements for installation of modern pollution controls as part of its power sector climate rule.
United States
5 Oct 2018
EPA Proposes Changes To Regulations On Methane Emissions
On September 11, the EPA proposed changes to an Obama-era rule on methane emissions to give oil and gas companies more time between inspections of drilling equipment and to repair methane gas leaks. Industry groups opposed the 2016 rule.
United States
21 Sep 2018
Trump Administration Continues To Ease Regulations On Coal Plants
On Wednesday, August 29th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was reconsidering an Obama-era rule on emissions of mercury from coal-fired plants.
United States
7 Sep 2018
"Exceptional Events" Exemption Under The Clean Air Act Upheld By D.C. Circuit
EPA's "exceptional events" rule allows air pollution caused by "exceptional events" to be discounted by States in determining their compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards ("NAAQS").
United States
30 Aug 2018
U.S. EPA Sued Over Missed Air Pollution Reviews
A nonprofit foundation has sued the U.S. EPA for missing deadlines to review and potentially revise pollution limits for toxic air and emissions from a variety of air emission sources.
United States
22 Aug 2018
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