Olivia Lucas

Olivia Lucas

Faegre Baker Daniels

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Controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule Blocked in 13 States

The WOTUS rule is concerning to many industry sectors because it would significantly expand Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction for the agencies. In particular, the rule would extend jurisdiction to broad definitions of...more

8/31/2015 - Congressional Authority EPA Preliminary Injunctions US Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States

EPA Releases Proposal to Regulate Methane From Oil & Gas Industries

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the first-ever proposal aimed at regulating methane emissions, as well as volatile organic compounds (VOC), from the oil and gas industry. EPA is...more

8/20/2015 - EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heavy Equipment Manufacturers Methane New Source Performance Standards Oil & Gas

Supreme Court Decision Could Limit EPA's Authority Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered another warning to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against overstepping its statutory authority under the Clean Air Act. In Michigan v. Environmental Protection...more

7/2/2015 - Chevron Deference Chevron v NRDC Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Cost-Benefit Analysis EPA MATS Michigan v. EPA Power Plants SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

On June 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 14-46, and two other consolidated cases, holding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted unreasonably,...more

6/30/2015 - Chevron Deference Clean Air Act MATS Michigan v. EPA Power Plants SCOTUS

Setting the Stage for the EPA Power Plant Proposal — The Week That Was …

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first-ever proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives,...more


EPA Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Supreme Court Addresses EPA's Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority – Implications for...

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the first decision to place limitations on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) under the Clean Air Act. In the...more

6/27/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants SCOTUS Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

EPA Regulation of Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Draft Rule for Existing Power Plants Released

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft of its proposed rule that will, for the first time, limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing fossil-fuel fired electric utility generating...more

6/6/2014 - Air Quality Standards Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Energy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions NAAQS Power Plants

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