Julia Hatcher

Julia Hatcher

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Microbeads Banned in Cosmetics and Toothpaste

Cosmetics and toothpaste manufacturers must reformulate to eliminate use of plastic microbeads by July 2018 under new federal legislation. On December 18, 2015, Congress passed H.R. 1321 — the “Microbead-Free Waters Act...more

12/28/2015 - Microbeads New Regulations Personal Care Products Preemption

The Supreme Court Strikes Down the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

While the Court’s decision marks a symbolic defeat for EPA, it may not significantly alter power plant operators’ compliance efforts. In a much anticipated decision delivered on the last day of the term, the Supreme...more

7/2/2015 - Chevron Deference Clean Air Act Coal Industry Cost-Containment MATS Mercury Michigan v. EPA Power Plants SCOTUS Toxic Exposure

No Small Issue: EPA’s Proposed Rule for Nanoscale Material Reporting

Arguably necessary and long overdue, but not without issues and challenges. Introduction - On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) issued a Proposed Nanoscale Material...more

4/8/2015 - EPA Manufacturers Nanoscale Proposed Regulation Public Comment Public Meetings Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA Proposes Unprecedented Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Program

We analyze EPA’s novel proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants as it will shape its regulation of other industry sectors. On June 2, 2014, EPA released its long-anticipated proposal to...more

6/6/2014 - Air Pollution Air Quality Standards Carbon Emissions EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions NAAQS Power Plants

The Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Decision in EME Homer City upholds CSAPR, but additional legal challenges and EPA revisions may still significantly alter CSAPR and delay its implementation. On Tuesday, April 29, the United States Supreme Court...more

5/5/2014 - Clean Air Act Cross-State Air Pollution EPA v EME Homer City SCOTUS

Hydraulic Fracturing Update: Legal Developments and Trends

On a March 18, 2014 webcast, a panel of senior US Latham & Watkins lawyers from our Environmental Department provided an overview of recent key developments related to hydraulic fracturing. Presented below are answers to some...more

4/8/2014 - Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

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