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Climate Change's Secret Other Side: There Is Money To Be Made
Greta Thunberg's sail across the Atlantic to attend the UN's Climate Action Summit was an exhilarating event not just for climate change activists but for the investment community as well
United States
1 Oct 2019
Show Me The Data: Investors Demand Better ESG Disclosures
Asset managers are always looking for a valuation edge. But even when key factors are identified, the data may not be available.
United States
4 Jun 2019
EPA's PFAS Action Plan Highlights Risks And Uncertainties Of Further PFAS Regulation
On February 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a comprehensive proposal for further study and regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a PFAS Action Plan.
United States
7 Mar 2019
The Weekly Hill Update - February 4, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session.
United States
8 Feb 2019
California Subjects Hazardous Waste Facilities To New "Scoring" System That Raises Stakes For Challenging Alleged Compliance Violations
Starting in 2019, California will subject hazardous waste facilities operating in the state to a "scoring" system called the Violations Scoring Procedure (VSP).
United States
20 Nov 2018
New Tax Law Will Shape Future Environmental Settlements
A minor provision concerning deductibility in Public Law 115-97, commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act), may have significant impacts on administrative and judicial settlements between companies ...
United States
15 Mar 2018
EPA's Fiscal Year 2017 Statistics Reflect Accelerating Decline In Federal Environmental Enforcement
Because EPA's fiscal year ends in September, the newly released statistics capture the final three plus months of the Obama administration and slightly more than the first eight months of the Trump administration.
United States
13 Feb 2018
Hurricane Harvey Special Alert
Hurricane Harvey has left our Houston and Texas communities with significant recovery and restoration needs. As attorneys, we struggle with how we can be most helpful
United States
7 Sep 2017
BLM's Methane And Waste Prevention Rule May Be Repealed
In early February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would repeal the BLM's Methane and Waste Prevention Rule...
United States
13 Apr 2017
Department Of Transportation Clarifies Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines
On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas.
United States
31 Aug 2016
Independent Oil And Gas Producers Defeat Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
On June 21, 2016, United States District Judge Scott Skavdahl granted BakerHostetler's petition for review of final agency action and declared the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) hydraulic fracturing rule unlawful.
United States
30 Jun 2016
Pennsylvania Jury Awards $4.2 Million In Groundwater Contamination Case
On Thursday, a federal jury in Pennsylvania ordered Cabot Oil & Gas to pay more than $4.2 million in damages to two Pennsylvania families who sued in 2009 alleging that the Texas-based company's drilling operations contaminated local groundwater.
United States
16 Mar 2016
The Fight To Stop The EPA's "Clean Power Plan" Continues In The D.C. Circuit, Amid An Uncertain Future For Its Presumed Ultimate Destination – The Supreme Court
On February 19, 2016, 27 states, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and over 150 different organizations and entities filed their joint Opening Brief on Core Legal Issues...
United States
9 Mar 2016
Crude-By-Rail Update: Siting A Crude Oil Transloading Terminal In California? Developers Should Seek Old Industrial Sites And Proactively Embrace The Environmental Impact Review Process
Proposed crude-by-rail (CBR) projects in California increasingly face opposition lawsuits designed to stall and derail the terminals.
United States
26 Nov 2015
EPA Releases Revised Ozone NAAQS
On October 1, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a prepublication version of a final rule establishing a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The final rule lowers the primary and secondary standard from 75 to 70 parts per billion.
United States
14 Oct 2015
From Playa Lakes To Prairie Potholes: Four Things Energy Companies Need To Know About The WOTUS Rule
Have one or several playa lakes on or near a well pad in the Permian Basin? An access road nearby an ephemeral tributary of the Green River in the Uintah Basin?
United States
25 Aug 2015
Eastern District Of North Carolina Dismisses Challenge To State Clean Water Permitting Decision
On July 30, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina decided Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, No. 14-cv-147, 2015 WL 4603950.
United States
24 Aug 2015
Tenth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Colorado's Renewable Energy Mandate
On July 13, the Tenth Circuit upheld Colorado's renewable energy mandate against a claim that it impermissibly interferes with interstate commerce.
United States
20 Jul 2015
Maui GMO Ban Overturned; Federal Court Remains Consistent On Preemption Analysis
This week, the federal district court in Hawaii struck down a Maui County law imposing a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms (GE plants, or GMOs).
United States
6 Jul 2015
EPA Releases Study Of Hydraulic Fracturing's Potential Impacts On Drinking Water
On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an external review draft of a report assessing the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water.
United States
6 Jul 2015
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