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Particulate Matter Is More Dangerous Than We Thought: What Will EPA Do With The NAAQS
EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards has released a draft of its reassessment of the adequacy of the current national ambient air quality standard
United States
10 Sep 2019
EPA Proposes To Eliminate Oil And Gas Methane Rules: Just Another Brick In The Deregulatory Wall
Last week, EPA proposed to eliminate regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The most noteworthy response to the proposal came from the large producers.
United States
4 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
If It Walks Like A Duck And Talks Like A Duck, It May Still Not Be Sauce For The Gander
Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the "Wehrum Memo," which reversed EPA's longstanding policy of "once in, always
United States
27 Aug 2019
TMDL — It Means Total Maximum Daily Load. Literally.
Because the District's TMDLs did not conform to the plain meaning of the words "Maximum" or "Daily."
United States
20 Aug 2019
Changes To ESA Regulations: How Significant Are They?
The Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have released final rules amending significant parts of the regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act.
United States
19 Aug 2019
More Sauce For The Chevron Goose
Last week, EPA proposed revisions to its regulations governing the issuance of water quality certifications under § 401 of the Clean Water Act.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Climate Change Litigation Strategy: Swing For The Fences Or Hit Singles?
Those seeking to address climate change through litigation have taken two different paths. Some cases, probably best represented by Juliana v. United States
United States
9 Aug 2019
The Trump Administration Provides Another Lesson In How To Lose An Environmental Case
Last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Fish and Wildlife Service's Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
United States
5 Aug 2019
Some Say The World Will End In Fire; Some Say In Floods
I've always understood that heat causes more fatalities than other weather-related phenomena.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Mitigating GHG Emissions From Buildings. The Drumbeat Is Getting Louder
I've posted a number of times about the coming wave of efforts to reduce or eliminate GHG emissions from buildings.
United States
19 Jul 2019
Is Putin's Deep Game To Make Money From Climate Change?
ClimateWire (subscription required) reported today that Russia plans to join the Paris Agreement. Apparently, Russia is doing so because it sees a global move to a low-carbon economy and it
United States
18 Jul 2019
Trump Administration's Proposed Prosecution Of Pipeline Opponents: Weighing Human Rights Obligations And Congressional Support
The Trump Administration is using the reauthorization of a pipeline safety statute as an opening to insert new provisions that would give U.S. authorities broader latitude.
United States
16 Jul 2019
Affordable Clean Energy Or Carbon Free?
Yesterday, EPA finalized its Affordable Clean Energy rule, which will replace the Obama Clean Power Plan. More on ACE later.
United States
3 Jul 2019
Asbestos. Lead Paint. MTBE. PFAS?
Late last month, New Hampshire filed two law suits seeking to recover a variety of costs and damages it alleges have resulted from contamination caused by releases of PFAS.
United States
2 Jul 2019
Last Of An Endangered Species Spotted On Capitol Hill: A Practical Senator
Bloomberg Environment is reporting this morning that Senator Chris Coons is trying to persuade Democrats that they should agree to limit EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases in return for GOP support...
United States
1 Jul 2019
When the Supreme Court decided that the district courts had jurisdiction over challenges to the Obama administration WOTUS rule, I described it as a victory of the "give me a break"
United States
19 Jun 2019
Dispatches From Carbon (Fantasy) Land
Greenwire reported today that the White House blocked testimony by Dr. Rod Schoonover of the State Department to the House Intelligence Committee on "The National Security Implications of Climate Change."
United States
18 Jun 2019
Broken Record Department; EPA Loses Another Delay Case
On Monday, District Judge Haywood Gilliam imposed a schedule on EPA for review of state plans under EPA's 2016 rule for emissions from municipal solid waste landfills. The ruling is notable for two reasons.
United States
3 Jun 2019
Louisiana Takes Adaptation Seriously — Evidence Of A Tipping Point In Belief In Climate Change?
The public-private partnership Louisiana Strategies for Future Environments just released a report so stark in its conclusions that
United States
31 May 2019
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