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Trump Administration To Propose Narrowing "WOTUS"
The Trump administration is expected to announce a new proposed definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) which would reverse the expansions adopted under the Obama administration's controversial WOTUS rule
United States
14 Dec 2018
EPA Re-Finalizes Clarification On When Two Projects Must Become One
EPA's new action lifts the Obama Administration stay and reaffirms the action taken by the Bush Administration.
United States
10 Dec 2018
FERC Chairman Files Comments With EPA On Affordable Clean Energy Rule
On October 31, 2018, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee submitted comments ("October 31 Comments") on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") proposed rule,
United States
15 Nov 2018
EPA Releases Final Implementation Rule For The 2015 Ozone Standard
EPA posted its final implementation rule for the 2015 ozone standard on its website November 8, 2018, the day after it was signed by Andrew Wheeler.
United States
15 Nov 2018
EPA's Replacement For The Clean Power Plan (The Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule): Potential Impacts To The Oil And Gas Industry
EPA's proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, dubbed the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, or "ACE," is now open for comment.
United States
8 Oct 2018
Third Circuit Grants In Part Request To Review Transco Expansion Project
On September 5, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit" or "Court")found that FERC did not violate federal law when approving Transcontinental Pipe Line Company
United States
14 Sep 2018
Draft Pipeline Risk Modeling Report Issued For Public Comment
As part of its integrity management regulatory scheme, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is requesting comments on a draft risk modeling report.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Let The Comments Begin!—EPA Publishes Clean Power Plan Replacement Named "ACE"
The comment period has now begun on EPA's proposal for replacing the Clean Power Plan, named the "Affordable Clean Energy"—or "ACE"—rule.
United States
6 Sep 2018
Alaska And Forest Service Begin Work On Roadless Rule
On Thursday, August 2, 2018 the U.S. Forest Service announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding with the State of Alaska to develop a state-specific roadless rule in Alaska
United States
4 Sep 2018
Environmental Protection Agency Releases Clean Power Plan Replacement
This morning, the EPA released its proposed replacement for the CPP titled the "Affordable Clean Energy Rule," which would regulate greenhouse gas emissions at existing coal-fired power plants.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Congress Passes Legislation Allowing For The Expansion Of Two Hydroelectric Projects In Alaska
Congress Passes Legislation Allowing For The Expansion Of Two Hydroelectric Projects In Alaska
United States
29 Aug 2018
The Stage Is Set For New Action On The Clean Power Plan
The unprecedented legal battles over the Clean Power Plan have been on ice for quite some time. However, recent events suggest the rule may start making headline news once again very soon.
United States
17 Aug 2018
Fish And Wildlife Service Walks Away From Net Conservation Gain Standard In Compensatory Mitigation Policies
On July 30, the United States Fish and Wild Service ("USFWS") published notices in the Federal Register withdrawing the USFWS Mitigation Policy and the Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy ("ESA-CMP").
United States
3 Aug 2018
Trump Administration Proposes Broad Changes To Endangered Species Act
On July 20, the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service ("USFWS") and National Marine Fisheries Service ("NMFS") (collectively, the "Services") released pre-publication versions of three proposed rules ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
EPA And USACE Clarify Guidelines For Wetland Mitigation In Alaska
On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) clarified their guidelines for when offsets ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
Interior Deputy Solicitor Reverses Obama-Era Opinion On Alaska Native Lands
On June 29, 2018, Department of the Interior ("Interior") issued a public notice withdrawing an opinion issued January 13, 2017 by Interior's then-Solicitor ...
United States
20 Jul 2018
Final EPA Rule Specific To Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Is On Its Way
On June 27, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted its final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule ("Pharm Rule") to the Office of Management and Budget...
United States
9 Jul 2018
Supreme Court Summarily Affirms Judgment Of Ninth Circuit Decision On Pivotal Case Related To Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights
On June 11, 2018, the Supreme Court summarily affirmed the Ninth Circuit's opinion in United States v. Washington through a 4-4 split, with Justice Kennedy taking no part in the decision ...
United States
13 Jun 2018
EPA Reinstates Broad RCRA Recycling Exemption
On May 30th, EPA reinstated a Bush Administration RCRA exemption that allows third-party recycling of hazardous secondary materials, known as the "Transfer-Based Exclusion."
United States
11 Jun 2018
Final Ozone Designations Published In Federal Register
EPA published final nonattainment designations for the 2015 ozone standard in the Federal Register on June 4, 2018.
United States
5 Jun 2018
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