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Agencies Get Their Ducks In A Row On Revising Endangered Species Act Rules
Last week, final rules from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service impacting key components of the Endangered Species Act were published in the Federal Register.
United States
4 Sep 2019
SEC Proposes To Modernize Disclosures Of Business, Legal Proceedings, And Risk Factors Under Regulation S-K
In an effort to improve the readability of disclosure documents, as well as discourage repetition and disclosure of information that is not material, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United States
26 Aug 2019
EPA To States: Don't Rock The Boat With Water Quality Certification Review
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated guidance to "clarify and provide recommendations concerning the implementation
United States
3 Jul 2019
The River No Longer Runs Through It: Epa To Cease Regulating Releases Of Pollutants To Groundwater
After decades of insisting otherwise and before the U.S. Supreme Court has had a chance to rule on the issue
United States
20 Jun 2019
FERC Rescinds Controversial Enforcement Policy
On May 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") rescinded its 2009 Notice of Alleged Violations policy.
United States
31 May 2019
New OMB Policy Will Likely Reduce Informal Agency Guidance
On April 11, 2019, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought announced a policy for review
United States
7 May 2019
A New Tenant On Federal Lands: Court Orders BLM To Consider Climate Impacts In Approving Energy Leases
In a victory for environmental groups, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling this week with far-reaching consequences for energy projects on federal lands and...
United States
4 Apr 2019
Califormaldehyde: EPA Formally Adopts California-Like Requirements For Composite Wood Products
On March 22, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to implement its own formaldehyde emission standards as required under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: Sanctions
U.S. sanctions include two types of sanctions: (1) primary sanctions, which impose criminal or civil penalties on U.S. persons
United States
20 Feb 2019
Betting Against The House (And Senate): The Green New Deal
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) released more details on the much-anticipated "Green New Deal" ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
FERC Assesses Significant Civil Penalty Against Natural Gas Pipeline for Allegedly Violating Certificate
On January 7, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") issued an Order approving a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and Algonquin Gas Transmission.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019 – Plus Special Bonus On Midterm Elections
The corporate culture of a company starts at the top, with the board of directors, and directors should be attuned not only to the company's business ...
United States
15 Jan 2019
Dipping Its Toe In The Groundwater? Supreme Court Eyes Expedited Review For Clean Water Act Case
On December 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order requesting the Solicitor General to weigh in on a case related to the legal status of some types of groundwater.
United States
11 Dec 2018
Second Circuit Joins Seventh Circuit In Upholding Constitutionality Of ZECs, Ending The Current Preemption Fight Against Nuclear Subsidies
At this point, it appears the constitutional fight over state nuclear subsidies has come to an end.
United States
24 Oct 2018
What's New In Washington - September 2018
Following a truncated August recess, the House and the Senate returned to Washington after Labor Day with a full plate of legislative items to address prior to the end of the fiscal year on September 30.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Alive, For Now: D.C. Circuit Restores Obama-Era Risk Management Plan Amendments
On September 21, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an expedited mandate to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), forcing the agency to reinstate...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Seventh Circuit Rejects Federal Preemption And Dormant Commerce Clause Challenges To Illinois Nuclear ZEC Program
In a surprisingly terse opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a district court's finding that Illinois' Zero Emissions Credit program is not preempted by federal law.
United States
25 Sep 2018
EPA Proposes Rollback To 2016 Methane Rule
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to amend various provisions of a key Obama-era regulation that sought to reduce methane emissions...
United States
14 Sep 2018
Stay Or Go: D.C. Circuit Halts EPA's Stay Of Obama-era Risk Management Plan Amendments
On August 17, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a rule that delayed the effective date of the 2017 Risk Management Program Rule amendments.
United States
13 Sep 2018
EPA Proposes Replacement For Clean Power Plan
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, a proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan issued in 2015.
United States
30 Aug 2018
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