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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
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
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
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
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
EPA’s Next Generation Compliance Initiative – The Agency’s Latest Proposed Rule For Refineries Shows The Initiative In Action And Provides A Glimpse Of The Future For Other Industries
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a proposed rule that illustrates several of the agency’s Next Generation Compliance ideas in action.
United States
30 May 2014
EPA Unveils Final Cooling Water Intake Structures Rule
The EPA finalized its long-awaited rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act imposing requirements for cooling water intake structures.
United States
22 May 2014
Wind Farms And Eagle "Take" Permits – Litigation Is Coming Over The New "30-Year" Permit Rule
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed its eagle "take" permitting rules to allow wind developers to apply for 30-year take permits.
United States
7 May 2014
The President’s Methane Reduction Strategy – Here’s What Energy Companies Need To Know
President Obama recently released a Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions that sets forth a multi-pronged plan for reducing methane emissions both domestically and globally.
United States
20 Apr 2014
United States To Participate In New World Trade Organization Trade Negotiation To Lower Tariffs On "Green Goods"
The Obama Administration notified Congress of its intent to enter into a new plurilateral trade negotiation to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods.
United States
4 Apr 2014
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