Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development
Aboveground Storage Tanks: Where Are We Now?
Vapor Intrusion: New Rules by the EPA
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Senate Bill 375 and Susatainable Communities Strategies
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Mining: New challenges and opportunities
The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit
On June 23, a coalition of industry, states, and tribal interests convinced a federal judge to stay the effective date of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. The stay demonstrates the first step...more
EPA Denies Petition To Ban Triclosan: On May 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition submitted in January 2010 by Food & Water Watch and Beyond Pesticides seeking to ban triclosan, an...more
In a busy day for vapor intrusion, last week the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency made several announcements about vapor intrusion.
First, it announced it had submitted a draft rule to the White House OMB seeking to...more
On June 9th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected two petitions seeking to block EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing electric generating plants....more
The proposed Clean Power Plan introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2014 has been met with considerable opposition, including a court battle that pitted energy companies and more than twenty...more
On Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released fourteen final Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) that incorporate greater-sage-grouse conservation measures into the land-use plans for about 50...more
Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan, which seeks to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from...more
Consistent with longstanding administrative-law precedents, the D.C. Circuit has rejected two challenges to EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule as premature. The two closely-watched cases, In re Murray Energy Corporation and...more
Easy way to tell when you’ve lost your appeal? When a pithy judge starts making fun of you in the first sentence of the opinion. In a case that was only ever going to have one outcome, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...more
In a decision that will have ripple effects on water diversions throughout California, the Court of Appeal held that section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code requires notification to the Department of Fish and Wildlife...more
Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 42 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, Texas, and Wyoming. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick...more
In April 2000, the EPA issued its "Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations," 65 Federal Register 19, 618 (4/11/2000) (known as The Audit Policy). The purpose of a company's...more
Last week, EPA finally responded to the Sierra Club’s petition requesting that it eliminate exemptions and defenses for excess emissions resulting from startup, shutdown, or malfunction events. EPA concluded that it needed to...more
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Kansas’s challenge to EPA’s disapproval of Kansas’s SIP revisions intended to comply with the Interstate Transport Rule. The Court found that EPA was not arbitrary or...more
Earlier this week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted part of a petition challenging EPA’s approval of California’s SIP for ozone and PM 2.5 in the San Joaquin Valley. While the trade press has been focusing on the...more
The White House is reviewing EPA's proposed rules to set the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. The proposals are not currently publicly available, but EPA has committed to propose them by June...more
On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including several biobased chemical substances. The...more
Unsatisfied with the pace of the administration’s implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act, the Conservation Law Foundation sued the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, seeking a court order...more
Enforcement Focus on 60-Day Notification Requirement -
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has stepped up enforcement efforts concerning pipeline and LNG terminal construction....more
As California enters another summer under severe drought conditions, regulators are taking steps to encourage significant reductions in water usage. After years of a “carrot” approach, Californians may start seeing the...more
As the July 1 deadline for filing the Form R for your facility approaches, these additional Frequent Questions may assist your preparation.
Question: For purposes of Section 313 reporting, is ammonium nitrate in a...more
There is little doubt that lower commodity prices have triggered changes in the oil and gas sector. While capital remains available, independent oil and gas producers will face challenges if prices do not rebound in the near...more
To address the worsening drought, on April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 (“Executive Order”), mandating a 25% reduction in potable urban water consumption. In response, the State Water Resources...more
On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation, acting through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, issued a much-anticipated final rule on the enhanced tank car standards and operational...more
Today, May 8, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a final rule for rail transport of crude oil in the Federal Register. These rules come after several high-profile oil train derailments,...more
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