Harry Weiss

Harry Weiss

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Waters of the U.S. Rule on Nationwide Hold

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stayed nationwide application of a controversial rule designed to clarify what water bodies and wetlands are subject to federal Clean Water Act regulation today in a 2-1...more

10/12/2015 - Clean Water Act Environmental Policies Obama Administration Waters of the United States Wetlands

Prompted by Independent Study, EPA Issues Notice of Violation to Volkswagen for Circumventing Federal Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of a notice of violation last week to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively Volkswagen) appears to have further validated EPA’s and...more

9/23/2015 - Automobile Recall Automotive Industry Civil Monetary Penalty Clean Air Act Compliance EPA National Emissions Standards NHTSA Notice of Violation Volkswagen

EPA Proposal Limits Methane, Other Emissions in Oil, Natural Gas Sector

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released proposed regulations that would set performance standards for emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from new and modified sources in the...more

8/19/2015 - Clean Air Act Climate Change Energy Sector EPA Federal Register Fracking Methane Natural Gas Oil & Gas VOC Well Drilling

Penn Study Unlikely to Result in Flood of Fracking Lawsuits

A recently released study from scientists at the University of Pennsylvania suggests a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for gas and oil and cardiac and neurological illnesses. Whether the report triggers a rash...more

7/17/2015 - Air Pollution Fracking Hydraulic Fracturing Study Oil & Gas Popular Public Health Toxic Exposure

Pa. Supreme Court Rules Key Oil and Gas Law Unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week struck down provisions of a state law known as Act 13, ruling that municipalities retain the right to enact stricter zoning controls on the oil and gas industry than those established...more

12/24/2013 - Environmental Policies Municipalities Oil & Gas

Natural Gas Boom Fuels Requests for Partial Releases from Mortgage Liens

Residential lenders and servicers are continuing to see a larger impact from the natural gas boom, and it is not just from properties hosting drilling operations. More lenders are seeing increasing numbers of borrowers...more

10/28/2013 - Liens Mineral Rights Mortgages Natural Gas Release Agreements Subsurface Estates

New Jersey Takes Emergency Action To Speed Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took emergency action to reduce approval backlogs and to make it easier for those seeking to rebuild in wake of Hurricane Sandy to obtain regulatory approvals by...more

5/7/2013 - Department of Environmental Protection Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Redevelopment

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