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EPA Announces PFAS Action Plan
On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its PFAS Action Plan.
United States
22 Feb 2019
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U.S. EPA Releases Long-Awaited PFAS Action Plan
This past Valentine's Day, U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced EPA's Action Plan for regulating per- and PFAS, which are a class of synthetic chemicals that have come under increasing scrutiny.
United States
22 Feb 2019
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EPA's National Compliance Initiatives — Say Goodbye To NSR Enforcement
Earlier this month, EPA released its recommendations for its National Compliance Initiatives for 2020-2023.
United States
22 Feb 2019
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The Office Of Surface Mining Loses Another NEPA Case — Do I Detect A Trend?
Last week, a federal judge once more rejected the Environmental Assessment for the expansion of the Spring Creek Mine in Montana. The case does not really break any new ground,
United States
22 Feb 2019
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PFAS Concerns – Real Hazard Or Just Outrage?
Concern about the impacts of Poly- and Perflouroalkyl Substances is extensive and growing. Without seeking to downplay the potential risks from PFAS exposure,
United States
22 Feb 2019
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U.S. EPA Announces Plan To Regulate PFAS Chemicals
EPA is also looking into regulating other chemicals in the PFAS family.
United States
21 Feb 2019
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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
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Guidance Needed For Practitioners On Some Discharges To Groundwater
The Clean Water Act does not cover groundwater. But what if an aquifer acts as a "conduit" to surface water? Is a facility liable if pollutants discharged ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
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Public Hearing Scheduled For Trump's Water Rule Proposal
The U.S. EPA announced on February 6 plans to hold public hearings in Kansas City on February 27 and 28 to discuss the Trump administration's attempt to clarify ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
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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
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OSHA And Title VII On Workplace Violence In Healthcare And Social Assistance
Fifth Circuit rules on Title VII liability concerning workplace violence in a healthcare setting involving third parties.
United States
18 Feb 2019
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The Nickel Report: EPA's 2018 Environmental Enforcement Results Released
Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual enforcement results for the 2018 fiscal year (ranging from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018).
United States
18 Feb 2019
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Negotiations Idle Between EPA, California Over Emissions Standards
As President Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, cleared a key committee vote this week, a conflict between EPA and the State of California
United States
18 Feb 2019
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Rating Agency Developments - February 11, 2019
On February 5, Moody's published a report entitled: Automotive – Global: Automakers Face Multiple Challenges from Carbon Transition. Report.
United States
18 Feb 2019
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The Nickel Report: Green New Deal Goes Beyond Green
This blog discussed the GND in a post on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on January 31.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Don't Just Investigate; Promulgate! Court Orders Chemical Safety Board To Produce Chemical Reporting Requirements
A federal court recently ordered the CSB to promulgate final accidental chemical release reporting regulations within 12 months.
United States
14 Feb 2019
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The Green New Deal: What It Does And (Mostly) Doesn't Do
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Feb 7, 2019, released companion resolutions that provide a framework ...
United States
14 Feb 2019
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After Shutdown, US EPA Announces New Hearing Date For The New WOTUS Rule
As a result of the recent lapse in appropriations, the US EPA and US Department of the Army (Army) delayed a planned January 23, 2019 hearing regarding the proposed new "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) definition.
United States
14 Feb 2019
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More On The Green New Deal: Nukes, Hydro, And A Carbon Tax Aren't Dead Yet
Neither would it preclude use of market-based approaches towards regulating carbon.
United States
13 Feb 2019
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Juliana v. United States – Kids' Climate Change Suit Avoids Government's Attempt At Summary Judgment, But Case Ultimately Stayed
This fall and winter have seen a number of developments in Juliana v. United States, the kids' climate change lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
United States
13 Feb 2019
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