Richard McNeil

Richard McNeil

Snell & Wilmer

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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

“CEQA-in-Reverse” Case Headed for the California Supreme Court

“CEQA-in-Reverse” - Real estate developers, public agencies and private businesses involved in land development or redevelopment may soon have to contend with a new far-reaching interpretation of the California...more

6/9/2014 - CEQA Contractors Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Land Developers Real Estate Market

New EPA Standard Provides Guidance for Phase I Investigations

In a recent rulemaking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended its “All Appropriate Inquiries Rule” (set forth in 40 CFR Part 312) to reference in the rule ASTM Standard E1527-13. ASTM Standard E1527-13 is the...more

2/24/2014 - ASTM Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies EPA

SCAQMD First in California to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing

The possible benefits (and possible burdens) of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California have received significant media attention lately. Much of this attention has focused on the exploitation of the Monterey Shale...more

5/1/2013 - DOGGR Fracking Monterey Shale Oil & Gas SCAQMD

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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