Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") released a notice of intent to fund the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's program for direct air capture ("DAC") of carbon dioxide at four regional hubs.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Biden Administration is amending the federal regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reverse certain changes made by the Trump Administration.
Freeman Mathis & Gary
The Clean Water Act (CWA) was enacted to "restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters." The act, among other things, regulates...
On March 16, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Louisiana v. Biden, No. 22-30087, 2022 WL 866282, stayed a preliminary injunction that enjoins the federal government from using interim...
Winston & Strawn LLP
The United States Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division (ENRD), recently released its Accomplishment Report for FY 2021.
Jenner & Block
On May 18, 2022, U.S. EPA updated its Regional Screening Level tables to include five new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The five new PFAS compounds added to the RSL tables...
Lenders need to consider the scope and extent of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ("Phase I ESA") they routinely utilize in connection with the acquisition and financing of real estate projects...
In mid-March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule approving ASTM International (ASTM) Standard E1527-21...
Kudos to David Abel of the Boston Globe for a thorough and balanced report on the dire state of the coastal waters of Cape Cod and what might be done to improve it.
ICYMI. . . the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's or Agency's) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) office is moving into evaluating whether there is unreasonable risk at...
Duane Morris LLP
On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland made three significant announcements regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) approach to so-called environmental justice enforcement.
Arnold & Porter
Regulation of wetlands is one of the most significant ways that the government controls land use. While federal jurisdiction over wetlands is buffeted by the political and judicial winds...
A non-profit research group, First Street Foundation, recently released data that calculates the wildfire risk for each property in the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
On May 11, 2022, the Biden administration1 issued its Permitting Action Plan (Action Plan) to "ensure the timely and sound delivery of much-needed upgrades to America's infrastructure"...
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan recently announced a series of significant actions to advance environmental justice.
In particular, the USPS allegedly did not adequately consider reasonable alternatives such as purchasing electric vehicles rather than ones powered by internal combustion engines.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Many property owners who submitted applications for emissions cap adjustments under New York City's signature environmental legislation, Local Law 97, ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the Department of Justice's (DOJ)...
The Humboldt WEA, if developed, could bring up to 1.6 GW of clean energy to the grid, enough to power approximately 560,000 homes.
Armelle Sandrin-Deforge, of counsel in Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice, focuses her practice on French, European, and international environmental law.