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Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey signed an Ordinance Amending City of Boston Code, Ordinances, Chapter VII, Sections 7-2.1 and 7-2.2, Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure (BERDO 2.0) into law on Oct. 5, 2021.
Beveridge & Diamond
On October 5, 2021, California's Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 (SB 343) prohibiting the use of the chasing arrows symbol on non-recyclable products and packaging.
Foley Hoag LLP
Late last week, EPA released an external review draft of the "Supplement to the 2019 Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter." For those of you who don't recall, the original Integrated ...
Beveridge & Diamond
On July 1, 2021, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Ninth Circuit to review EPA's issuance of the 2021 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Multi-Sector General Permit for stormwater discharges ...
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
New Jersey is no longer waiting to implement environmental justice requirements following surprise action by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, the Boston City Council approved amendments to the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance. The changes are being referred to as "BERDO 2.0", which almost understates the scope of the revisions.
WilmerHale
The Biden Administration's "whole of government" approach to advancing environmental justice (EJ) continues apace, with agencies and courts pursuing focused enforcement and ...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Smoke and haze from more widespread wildfires is affecting parts of the northeast. Should I be worried about the effects of air quality on my health?
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
Hurricane Ida and its remnants have caused widespread impacts across much of the Eastern United States.
Lewis Roca
On August 30, 2021, Judge Marquez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' ("Corps")...
Arnold & Porter
These are cases involving repetitive violations for failure to acquire permits, failure to monitor, failure to maintain records, or failure to report.
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
This Blog Post was authored by Brielle Brown, a summer associate. Originally published on July 7, 2021, it has been updated to reflect that after a rehearing, the decision was affirmed on July 20, 2021.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
In State v. United States, North Carolina sued to collect a punitive civil penalty assessed against the Marine Corps under the Clean Air Act for state air permit violations.
Foley Hoag LLP
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has largely affirmed a District Court order finding that Ameren Missouri violated the NSR provisions of the Clean Air Act in making major modifications to its Rush Island facility.
Mintz
Inside EPA reports that a Pacific Northwest NGO has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to order the United States Environmental Protection Agency to act on the NGO's demand that ...
Foley Hoag LLP
Most people other than Andrew Wheeler and the Trump Administration Clean Air Science Advisory Committee know that exposure even to low levels of PM2.5 causes increased morbidity and mortality.
Cozen O'Connor
A group of 19 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta, New York AG Letitia James, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")...
Mayer Brown
By issuing this permit, construction can now begin on the nation's first major offshore wind project, which will be in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Clean Water Act prohibits "the discharge of any pollutant by any person" into U.S. waters without a permit.
Cozen O'Connor
Evolving climate change data presents an ominous trend that has the potential to upend historical assumptions of actuarial science.
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