Alina Fortson

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications


The U.S. Supreme Court Holds EPA Must Consider Costs in Deciding to Regulate Power Plants

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29th decision in Michigan v. EPA, taken together with another significant CAA opinion from last term, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, demonstrates the Court’s proclivity for subjecting...more

7/7/2015 - Chevron Deference Chevron v NRDC Clean Air Act Cost-Benefit Analysis Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions MATS Michigan v. EPA Power Plants SCOTUS

Aurora Energy Decision Deems Discharges Prohibited, Leaves Open Question of Permit Shield Applicability

On September 3, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC, holding that the Clean Water Act General Permit for...more

9/18/2014 - Appeals Clean Water Act Coal Coal Industry EPA NPDES Stormwater Discharge Permits

Be Careful What You Look For: EPA Updates “All Appropriate Inquiries” Environmental Diligence Standard

On December 30, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) amended its “All Appropriate Inquiries” rule, which sets out the standard for environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial property...more

1/9/2014 - ASTM CERCLA Contaminated Properties Due Diligence Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies Environmental Review EPA Hazardous Substances Land Developers Real Estate Market Superfund Vapor Intrusion

Bay Area Air District’s Significance Thresholds Reinstated: No CEQA Review for CEQA Review Thresholds

A new appellate decision reinstates the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s controversial “significance thresholds” for evaluating air quality impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act. ...more

8/16/2013 - Air Pollution CEQA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazardous Substances Threshhold Requirements

Like Athena From the Head of Zeus: Neighbors for Smart Rail Authorizes Future Baselines in CEQA Review

A new California Supreme Court decision, Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, authorizes reliance on anticipated future conditions as the “baseline” for evaluating impacts of long-term...more

8/7/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies Environmental Review High-Speed Rail Infrastructure P3s Public Projects

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Environmental and Regulatory Law

The recent term of the United States Supreme Court featured several rulings on environmental and other regulatory issues. This update highlights the major environmental decisions this term, as well as some of the issues the...more

7/17/2013 - Clean Water Act Decker Environmental Claims Environmental Policies Koontz v St John's River Water Management Los Angeles County Flood Control District Natural Resources Defense Council SCOTUS Storm Water

6 Results
View per page
Page: of 1

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.