Kerry Shea

Kerry Shea

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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California State Water Board Flexes Its Enforcement Muscle With Water Diverters

The fact that California is suffering its fourth year of drought conditions is not a new story — how the State should address this water shortage is the subject of much debate. The California State Water Resources Control...more

7/27/2015 - Cease and Desist Orders Curtailment Drought Water Water Diversion Water Resources Control Board

US Supreme Court Nixes EPA Regulations on Mercury Emissions – Must Consider Costs Early!

In Michigan v. EPA, the U. S. Supreme Court invalidated EPA’s rules limiting emissions of mercury and other pollutants from power plants, ruling that EPA inappropriately ignored the costs of regulation – particularly...more

7/1/2015 - Air Pollution Clean Air Act Discharge of Pollutants EPA Mercury Michigan v. EPA Power Plants SCOTUS

July 1 Deadline for General Industrial Stormwater Permits in California

Beginning July 1 of this year, there’s a new program in town! A new general industrial stormwater permit kicks in in California. Companies with an existing stormwater permit will have to apply for a new permit, and prepare a...more

6/25/2015 - Deadlines Stormwater Discharge Permits

California Supreme Court’s CEQA Ruling Reaches Beyond Residential Development

On Monday March 2, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision allowing a Berkeley home builder to use an exemption from detailed environmental assessment under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) in its...more

3/5/2015 - CEQA Commercial Real Estate Market Environmental Impact Report Exemptions Infrastructure NEPA Real Estate Development

The Space Between Draft and Final

EPA has a lot to consider in finalizing its rule directing states to create programs to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel fired electric generating units. The public comment period on a recently proposed...more

12/10/2014 - Clean Air Act Electricity EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Proposed Regulation Public Comment

First Cap & Trade Auction Results

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the results from the first California CO2 emissions allowance auction held last week. CARB’s initial assessment is that the auction was a success. It went off without any...more

11/21/2012 - Cap-and-Trade CARB

California’s Cap and Trade Allowances Auction: Canary in a Coal Mine

California holds its first Cap and Trade Allowances auction on Wednesday November 14, 2012. Some see this as a make-or-break time, the test case to see if a Cap and Trade program for greenhouse gas emission allowances can get...more

11/13/2012

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