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Proposed Waters Of The United States Rule Would Limit Clean Water Act's Reach
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers' joint proposed definition of "waters of the United States" would eliminate the regulation of waters with a "significant nexus"
United States
20 Dec 2018
California Proposition 65: Warning Requirement For PFOA And PFOS Takes Effect
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) continue to garner national attention as emerging chemicals of concern.
United States
19 Nov 2018
America Votes On Environment And Energy Ballot Initiatives
While control of Congress and the gubernatorial races garnered the most attention, the 2018 midterm elections also provided voters in several states the opportunity to craft environmental...
United States
15 Nov 2018
New York's 'Zero Emissions Credit Program' Upheld By Second Circuit
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on September 27 affirmed a decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States
12 Oct 2018
New ATSDR Study, Released Amid Controversy, Calls Current EPA Recommendations Into Question
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry issued a draft report on June 20 on perfluoroalkyl compounds, suggesting that current advisory guidelines for exposure to such contaminants may be too high.
United States
3 Jul 2018
CEQ To Revise Key NEPA Regs That Govern FERC Environmental Reviews
CEQ, the US federal agency tasked with coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, has announced its intention to update the CEQ's longstanding NEPA-implementing regulations.
United States
24 May 2018
EPA Reverses Obama-Era Interpretation Of New Source Review Major Source Trigger
A new policy memorandum means that some proposed projects at large-emitting facilities would not be subject to major clean air new source review obligations.
United States
15 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Holds Challenges To ‘Waters Of The United States' Rule Must Be Brought In District Courts
The decision could delay the resolution of challenges to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act regulations and may result in conflicting interpretations from different federal district courts.
United States
31 Jan 2018
Hurricane Irma Client Alert: Addressing Environmental Releases And Obligations
As the cleanup begins in Florida, companies face challenges in meeting existing environmental obligations and addressing the environmental impacts of the storm.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Hurricane Harvey Client Alert: Addressing Environmental Releases And Obligations
As the cleanup begins, companies face challenges in meeting existing environmental obligations and addressing the environmental impacts of the storm
United States
21 Sep 2017
Trump Executive Order Seeks To Limit Scope Of Clean Water Act
The executive order asks agencies to repeal or revise an Obama-era rule defining the scope of the Clean Water Act and recommends adoption of a narrower standard articulated by the late Justice Scalia.
United States
14 Mar 2017
Tenth Circuit: Asarco's Settlement In Bankruptcy Proceeding Does Not Bar CERCLA Contribution Claim
A unanimous panel held that Asarco's settlement in bankruptcy for its "share of response costs" did not preclude it from later bringing a CERCLA contribution claim.
United States
16 Jan 2017
New Modifications To The Proposition 65 Regulations
The modifications significantly change both the AG's Regulations and OEHHA's Clear and Reasonable Warnings provisions.
United States
18 Oct 2016
PHMSA Implements Authority To Issue Emergency Orders
Interim Final Rule allows the PHMSA to respond immediately to unsafe conditions or practices that pose an imminent hazard to public health and safety or to the environment.
United States
17 Oct 2016
EPA Issues Final Rule Implementing Formaldehyde Emission Standards
Final rule seeks to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors by establishing emission standards and labeling requirements for certain wood products.
United States
2 Aug 2016
Ninth Circuit Holds Air Emissions Not Covered By CERCLA
Decision finds operator of a lead and zinc smelter not liable as an "arranger" under CERCLA for aerial deposition of heavy metals.
United States
2 Aug 2016
California Department Of Toxic Substances Control Gains New Hazardous Waste Regulatory Powers
Governor Brown and Legislature give the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control more power to regulate hazardous substances.
United States
19 Oct 2015
EPA Issues Stringent Effluent Limitation Guidelines For Steam Electric Power Plants
On September 30, the US Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Steam Electric Power Effluent Limitation Guidelines.
United States
12 Oct 2015
Sage-Grouse Not Listed Under ESA In Wake Of New State-Led Conservation Efforts
Federal officials deem that state-led efforts are sufficient to protect the bird's habitat for the near future.
United States
30 Sep 2015
Fifth Circuit Relieves Company Of "Arranger" Liability Under CERCLA
The decision declares that arranger liability requires an intentional act directed to the disposal of a hazardous substance.
United States
12 Feb 2015
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