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President Trump Announces U.S. Government Pull Back On Paris Agreement While States, Cities, Businesses, And Investors Continue Push Forward
Last week, President Trump made a public decision to take action on the Paris Agreement on climate change.
United States
20 Jun 2017
EPA To Reconsider Previous Determination On Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Light-Duty Cars And Trucks
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Administration's Executive Order On Climate And Energy Is Controversial, And May Shift Action To States
On March 28, 2017, President Trump issued an "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" (E.O.) that takes aim at a broad range of federal climate and energy programs and regulations.
United States
10 Apr 2017
EPA Issues Final Determination That No Adjustments To GHG Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made, But Questions Remain
On January 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its determination not to change greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for cars and light trucks...
United States
24 Jan 2017
Fuel Economy And Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Automobiles: EPA Announces That No Adjustments To The Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) yesterday announced its proposed determination that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs)...
United States
7 Dec 2016
Trump Administration Expected To Change Emphasis On Energy Sources And Seek To Reverse Or Limit Many Environmental And Climate Change Regulations And Policies
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government's role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change.
United States
30 Nov 2016
California Supreme Court Rejects "New Project" Test In High Profile CEQA Suit
"Enough already!" Reading between the lines, this is what a seemingly exasperated California Supreme Court appears to be saying in its latest California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") decision.
United States
28 Sep 2016
Unanimous Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners In Clean Water Act Row
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision that continues a trend of judicial skepticism toward federal agency efforts to avoid judicial review of agency permitting and related actions.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Paris Agreement On Climate Change Boosts Clean Energy Innovation And Finance
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries came together in Paris to adopt a landmark climate change deal.
4 Jan 2016
CEQA Doesn't Operate In "Reverse" (Usually)
It's not quite Star Wars, but in the world of land use, this counts as a blockbuster.
United States
4 Jan 2016
California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond
Two out of three ain't bad. Climate change policy advocates may find themselves quoting Meat Loaf with the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 350, which California's Legislature passed last month and which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 7.
United States
22 Oct 2015
Obama Administration Adopts Landmark Clean Power Plan
Citing "immediate risks" to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.
United States
7 Aug 2015
It’s Not Unusual: California Supreme Court Declines To Expand "Unusual Circumstances" Exception To CEQA Categorical Exemptions
The California Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal’s decision that would have severely limited public agencies’ ability to rely on commonly used "categorical exemptions" from CEQA’s environmental review mandates.
United States
9 Mar 2015
Take That! Second District Court Of Appeal Clears Major Hurdles For Newhall Ranch Project, Provides Guidance On California’s "Fully Protected Species"
California’s Second District Court of Appeal issued a decision on March 20 in "Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish & Wildlife".
United States
9 Apr 2014
They’re Back? First District Court Of Appeal Paves The Way For Possible Reinstatement Of Controversial Air Quality Thresholds
The California Building Industry Association sued BAAQMD alleging, among other things, that BAAQMD itself had violated CEQA by not reviewing the environmental impact of the thresholds before adopting them.
United States
21 Aug 2013
Supreme Court Confirms EPA’s Interpretation That Logging Roads Do Not Require NPDES Permits
In a 7-1 decision overruling the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s ("EPA") long-standing interpretation that stormwater run-off from logging roads are exempt from NPDES permitting requirements.
United States
2 Apr 2013
Court Rejects Attempt To Expand RCRA To Diesel Exhaust
On May 29, 2012, the Central District of California dismissed a lawsuit filed by a number of environmental groups seeking to apply the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA") to any gaseous emissions that have the potential to form a solid or liquid residue.
United States
11 Jun 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Opens Courthouse Doors For Early Challenges To Environmental Agency Orders
The Supreme Court today handed down its decision in the widely discussed case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, addressing the question of whether a regulated party can obtain pre-enforcement review of EPA administrative compliance orders under the Clean Water Act.
United States
26 Mar 2012
Don’t Go Near the Water . . . Stymied by Congress, EPA and the Corps Issue New CWA Jurisdictional "Guidance"
On April 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") ("the Agencies") issued draft guidance ("Proposed Guidance") that signals a dramatic expansion of asserted regulatory authority for the Agencies under the Clean Water Act ("CWA").
United States
12 May 2011
Supreme Court Upholds Private Right Of Action Under CERCLA
A unanimous Supreme Court has removed any doubt about a private party's right to sue for environmental response costs under the federal Superfund.
United States
13 Jun 2007
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