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Final Rules Released for Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Tribal Lands

The Bureau of Land Management contends that its new rules are consistent with state regulations and industry standards, but stakeholders believe that the rules are unnecessary or simply miss the mark. ...more

3/26/2015 - Bureau of Land Management Fracking Oil & Gas Petroleum Trade Secrets Tribal Lands

Fifth Circuit Relieves Company of "Arranger" Liability under CERCLA

In Vine Street LLC v. Borg Warner Corp., No. 07-40440, the Fifth Circuit held that, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599 (2009), BorgWarner...more

2/6/2015 - Arranger Liability Burlington Northern CERCLA Contaminated Properties Environmental Remediation Costs Remediation SCOTUS

CEQ Issues Draft Guidance on Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The guidance will significantly affect infrastructure projects located on federal land and federal permitting of major energy projects. On December 18, the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued...more

12/23/2014 - Climate Change Draft Guidance Energy Projects Greenhouse Gas Emissions Infrastructure NEPA Public Land

EPA Adopts Fish Protection Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures

The regulation requires power plants and manufacturing facilities to demonstrate that their cooling water withdrawals minimize fish mortality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued regulations under...more

5/23/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Manufacturing Facilities New Regulations NPDES Power Plants Water

U.S. Government Proposes Controversial Rulemaking Regarding the Clean Water Act

The proposed rule offers a definition of “waters of the United States” that expands the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction. On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...more

4/1/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Jurisdiction US Army Corps of Engineers Water

Is EPA Setting Its Sights on Hydraulic Fracturing Compounds?

Agency implements rule requiring companies to disclose information regarding the use of certain industrial chemical substances commonly used in natural gas and oil well drilling....more

5/15/2013 - Disclosure Requirements EPA Fracking

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