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
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
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
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
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
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