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Federal Electricity Policy Under the Trump Administration

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The huge unknown about President-Elect Donald Trump's energy plans is in electric power. Whatever he decides, with a unified Republican Congress behind him, he has the ability to shape federal electric policy in the coming...more

EPA's Coal Ash Rule Continues to Draw Criticism - From Both Sides

by Burr & Forman on

The EPA’s publication of a coal ash rule on April 17, 2015, did little to resolve the debate about the proper management of the material. Members of Congress have continued to push for legislation which would change...more

Coal Plant Shutdowns: Operators Need to Manage Community Relationships

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Imagine this scenario: A company operates a coal ash landfill. Local citizens protest and organize an advocacy group against it and create a Facebook page. The company responds by suing the individual members of the group for...more

Part 201 Revisions – Streamlining the Pathways to Closure

by Dickinson Wright on

On January 10, 2015, Governor Snyder signed SB 891 into law, enacting revisions to Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act ("Part 201), Michigan’s environmental remediation law. The revisions cover...more

EPA Issues RCRA Rule Regulating Coal Ash as Non-Hazardous Waste

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 19, 2014, issued a much anticipated and certain to be controversial final rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) on the RCRA regulatory status...more

CCRs Dodge a Hazardous Waste Bullet: EPA Regulates under RCRA Subtitle D

On Friday, EPA finally released its final rule regulating coal combustion residuals. Facility owners breathed a sigh of relief, as EPA chose to regulate under Subtitle D of RCRA, rather than under the cradle-to-grave...more

New Year Brings New Coal Ash Regulations and New Legislative Proposals

by Burr & Forman on

December 19, 2014 marked the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce its final decision regarding a new regulatory scheme for coal ash disposal (Coal Combustion Residuals or CCR). The new...more

Energy & Environment Update - December 2014 #2

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Justice - Environmental Protection...more

Coal Ash Regulation Update

by Burr & Forman on

The U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a new regulatory path for coal ash (“Coal Combustion Residuals” or “CCR”) by regulating the material either as a hazardous waste or as a solid but non-hazardous waste, are nearing a...more

"Governor McCrory Announces Appointments to Coal Ash Management Commission"

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

On Tuesday, Governor Pat McCrory's office announced the formation of the Coal Ash Management Commission, including Nexsen Pruet attorney Larry Cobb....more

Weekly Update from the NC State House - June 2014: After giving its final approval to their version of the state budget just after...

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Conflicting Budgets - After giving its final approval to their version of the state budget just after midnight Saturday morning, the Senate took a long weekend, not returning to Raleigh until Wednesday. The budget...more

D.C. Judge Approves Consent Decree Requiring Publication Of USEPA Rule

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On May 2, 2014 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia approved a consent decree in Appalachian Voices et. al. v McCarthy, 12 cv-00254 (RBW), setting December 19, 2014 as the date by which the United...more

Coal Ash Update

by Burr & Forman on

We have periodically updated the status of EPA’s long-running effort to decide whether and how to regulate coal ash generated primarily from electric power generation. Recent events have put EPA on a course to make a final...more

U.S. House Approves Coal Ash Bill

by Burr & Forman on

Updating an ongoing issue related to options for new ash regulations, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2218) on July 25, 2013. ...more

The Real Risk of Unregulated Air Pollution

Sometimes the most valuable research turns out to be a confirmation of the obvious. Fitting that bill is the study released yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science documenting the substantially...more

House Subcommittee Approves Coal Ash Legislation And Proposals To Modify Superfund

by Burr & Forman on

The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on June 6, to direct the regulation and management of coal combustion ash...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 10, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Labor; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; General Services...more

EPA Uncertain When Coal Ash Rule Will Be Finalized

by Burr & Forman on

A recent article in Bloomberg BNA reports that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is currently unable to provide a definitive timeline for promulgating final regulations on the management of coal ash generated by...more

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