William Cleveland, IV

William Cleveland, IV

K&L Gates LLP

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EPA Proposes Major Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants Affecting Everyone Who Produces and Uses...

Last year, we reported on President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan[1] (“Plan”) and his directive to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to push forward with rulemaking to reduce carbon dioxide (“CO2”)...more

6/25/2014 - Carbon Emissions EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants SCOTUS Utilities Sector Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

Facing Two Strikes, EPA Gets a Hit: Supreme Court Upholds EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Two years ago, we reported that the D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) second attempt at regulation of air pollution crossing state borders. Facing two strikes, EPA swung for...more

5/2/2014 - Air Pollution Clean Air Act Cross-State Air Pollution Environmental Policies EPA EPA v EME Homer City SCOTUS Transport Rule

Federal Appellate Court Stays Initial Date for Meeting New Ballast Water Discharge Limits – But Only for Canadian Shipowners...

On April 9, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay of the January 1, 2014 deadline for installation of ballast water treatment technology required by the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

4/14/2014 - Canada Clean Water Act EPA Maritime Transport Permits Shipping USCG Vessels Water

EPA Authorizes New Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and “All Appropriate Inquiries”

On August 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA") published an amendment to the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule that introduces a new industry standard for completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment...more

9/3/2013 - CERCLA Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies EPA

President’s Climate Plan - Real policy change or another political dogfight in Washington

On June 25, President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change making good on a promise he made six months ago in his State of the Union Address when he said: “If...more

6/27/2013 - Barack Obama Climate Change Coal Energy Efficiency Energy Policy EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Natural Gas Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy

Fourth Circuit Restricts “Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser” Defense

On April 4, 2013, the Fourth Circuit issued a ruling in PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston that, among other things, may limit the availability of the “bona fide prospective purchaser” (“BFPP”) defense that Congress...more

4/19/2013 - Bona Fide Purchaser Brownfield Properties CERCLA Environmental Liability PRP

EPA Tightens Air Regulations for Emissions During Shutdown, Startup and Malfunction

Introduction - Of particular concern to electric utilities and other major sources operating under Title V permits, on February 12, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) initiated steps under the Clean...more

3/14/2013 - Clean Air Act EPA Exemptions SIP SSM Periods

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