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Alta Wind: Federal Circuit Reverses Trial Court And Kicks Case Back To Answer Primary Issue
We have reported on the Alta Wind case several times in the past two years
United States
13 Aug 2018
EPA Requests Comments On Regulatory Rollbacks
Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a request for comment asking for "input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification."
United States
4 May 2017
Environmental Claims In Advertising
Centuries ago, brewers were among the first to recognize the importance of clean water and the consequences of contamination of local water supplies.
United States
5 Apr 2017
Clean Air Act Permit Challenges — New Rules On The Way
In the United States, the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires all "major sources" of air pollution to obtain permits detailing the conditions under which those sources are allowed to operate.
United States
9 Sep 2016
New Climate Change Guidance For NEPA Reviews
The President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has just issued a guidance document that addresses that question.
United States
5 Aug 2016
EPA Raises Statutory Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts
On July 1, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim final rule that modifies statutory civil monetary penalty amounts for statutes administered by the agency.
United States
27 Jul 2016
Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions In The 2017 Budget Proposal
As in previous proposed budgets, President Obama's recently released budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year contains energy-related tax provisions that include a permanent extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and a provision making it refundable.
United States
25 Feb 2016
Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions In The 2017 Budget Proposal
President Obama's recently released budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year repeats many of his past energy-related tax proposals, including a permanent extension of the renewable energy production tax credit and a provision making it refundable.
United States
23 Feb 2016
Implications Of The Clean Power Plan Stay
Late in the day on Tuesday, February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed, for at least a year and possibly longer, the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's widely-publicized regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-, oil- and gas-fired power plants.
United States
16 Feb 2016
Focus On China Compliance - October 2015
Welcome to the third issue of Focus on China Compliance for 2015. According to the FCPA Blog's October 2015 Corporate Investigations List, China leads the countries reported to be involved in FCPA investigations with 29 mentions.
23 Nov 2015
EPA's New Refinery Rule—Next Generation Compliance In Action
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a new air pollution rule in September that illustrates how EPA is implementing its next generation compliance ideas.
United States
20 Oct 2015
Seeing Green: New York's Reformed Brownfields Cleanup Program Creates Opportunities For Redevelopment To Generate Refundable Tax Credits
State brownfield tax credit programs encourage remediation of contaminated property that might otherwise remain abandoned.
United States
22 Jul 2015
What Comes Next For Mercury Emissions From Power Plants?
The immediate effect of today's decision is that the ongoing challenge to EPA's mercury regulations will be remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which previously upheld those regulations.
United States
30 Jun 2015
Recent U.S. Cases Highlight Liability Risks To Executives In Mining, Heavy Industrial Transactions
Historically, corporate executives rarely faced personal or criminal liability resulting from mining or environmental accidents in the United States.
United States
28 Jan 2015
Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulations – The Latest Chapter
"A long time ago in a [May 19, 1980 Federal Register] far, far away [or so it seems]," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared its authority to regulate all hazardous secondary material.
United States
18 Dec 2014
An Update On EPA’s Approach To Methane Emissions From The Oil & Gas Sector – Including A Summary Of The Agency’s Proposed New Reporting Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce between now and December 31, 2014 its plan for pursuing methane reductions from the oil and gas sector – including whether it will propose new emission reduction regulations.
United States
5 Dec 2014
EPA Proposes To Eliminate Affirmative Defenses For Many Clean Air Act Violations
The rule would prevent states from including affirmative defenses for emissions exceedances that occur during startup, shutdown and malfunction periods.
United States
23 Sep 2014
Environmental Impact Analysis Required For Natural Gas Facilities Clarified In Court Decision Denying Residents’ Challenge To Compressor Siting Approval
Residents of the Town protested the compressor station’s location and urged FERC and Millennium to pursue an alternative site referred to as the Wagoner Alternative.
United States
21 Aug 2014
D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC May Not Segment Its Evaluation Of The Environmental Impact Of Related Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Projects, Regardless Of Whether They Are Separately Proposed
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion holding that the FERC violated the National Environmental Policy Act.
United States
30 Jun 2014
The Third Piece Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan: GHG Emission Limits For Modified And Reconstructed Power Plants
The EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for "new" and "existing" power plants have received substantial media attention.
United States
17 Jun 2014
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