Patrick Paul

Patrick Paul

Snell & Wilmer

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The Obama Administration and EPA Issue Aggressive Clean Power Plan to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plants

On August 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their final Clean Power Plan rule, which imposes requirements on states and tribes to reduce carbon dioxide...more

8/10/2015 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan EPA Power Plants

Expert Testimony May Be Required To Establish CERCLA Innocent Landowner Defense

On January 20, 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Coppola v. Smith, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5127, addressed the application of CERCLA’s innocent landowner defense against a somewhat...more

3/18/2015 - ASTM CERCLA Compliance Contaminated Properties Due Diligence Environmental Litigation Expert Testimony Innocent Owner Defense Land Owners Summary Judgment

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Significantly Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Summer has kicked off with a regulatory push by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This alert briefly addresses two recent EPA rulemakings....more

7/10/2014 - ASTM Carbon Emissions CERCLA Clean Power Plan Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants

EPA Approves Maricopa County’s Five Percent Dust Plan

On May 30, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Maricopa County’s proposed plan to meet federal air quality standards for particulate matter measuring ten microns or less (i.e., dust), known...more

6/6/2014 - Air Pollution Air Quality Standards Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA NAAQS

Environmental Due Diligence Standards: Present and Future

The first half of 2013 has experienced greater economic activity than in recent years. The housing market appears to be recovering, albeit slowly. More lending and transactional activity is occurring at the commercial level....more

8/2/2013 - BFPP CERCLA Due Diligence Environmental Liability Environmental Policies EPA Tenants Vapor Intrusion

Current Developments in U.S. Food Regulation

The issue of food regulation, while not novel, has received increasing media and legislative attention. In 2013, an entire issue of Natural Resources & Environment will be devoted to the topic of food law and regulation. In...more

6/5/2013 - CDC EPA FIFRA Food Borne Bacteria Food Contamination Food Recalls Food Safety FSMA

California Scores Another Cap-and-Trade Victory

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) scored another victory in its ongoing effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state to 1990 levels under the mandate of AB 32 (the “Global Warming Solutions Act of...more

2/15/2013 - Cap-and-Trade CARB Carbon Off-Set Credits Global Warming Solutions Act Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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