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UK Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill – environmental outcome reports and heritage reforms

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The penultimate article in our series on the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill looks at the proposed replacement of the environmental assessment regimes, and key changes to heritage protection. Whilst lacking detail, the...more

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Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Earle Travel Center...

The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and TA Operating, LLC, d/b/a Earle Travel Center (“TA Operating”) entered into an April 26th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”)...more

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Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Development: U.S. Government Accountability Office Report

The United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued an April 20, 2022, report titled: OIL AND GAS: Federal Actions Needed to Address Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Development (“Report”)...more

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League of California Cities and CSAC File Request for Depublication of First District Decision Addressing Sufficiency of...

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On May 25, 2022, the League of California Cities (“League”) and California State Association of Counties (“CSAC”) filed a 10-page letter with the California Supreme Court requesting it to depublish the First District Court of...more

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RCRA Guidance: Frequently Asked Questions about Large Quantity Generator/Quick Reference...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued an April 19th guidance document titled: Frequently Asked Questions about Large Quantity Generator Quick Reference Guides (“Guidance”)...more

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Biden Administration Takes Aggressive Measures to Merge Environmental Enforcement and Equity

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Over the past month, the Biden administration has taken several noteworthy steps aimed at creating an environmental enforcement strategy focused on addressing pollution that has traditionally been concentrated in low-income...more

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Sustainable Debt Finance: Trends and Opportunities in an Area of Accelerated Growth

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The amount of money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially in the past year, and as banks and investors increasingly turn their attention to ESG factors, companies are also...more

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EPA Authorizes Anti-Monkeypox Claims for Pre-Designated Disinfectant Products

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What Happened: EPA activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens guidance to permit limited claims that certain registered pesticides are effective against the monkeypox virus. Who’s Impacted: Manufacturers and distributors of...more

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Washington State’s Economy-Wide Climate Plan Takes Shape: Ecology Seeks Comment on Proposed Climate Commitment Act Program Rule

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The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has proposed new rules to implement an economy-wide “cap-and-invest” program in Washington State. With comments due on June 30, 2022, these rules have the potential to impact...more

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New ASTM E1527-21 Phase I ESA Standard Stuck in Limbo

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The long-anticipated new ASTM standard concerning Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs), which was finally expected to go into effect mid-May, is in limbo while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers...more

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World’s Next Environmental Superhero is a Plastic-Eating Enzyme

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If you aren’t toting a reusable water bottle, bamboo straw, or canvas grocery bag, news of a plastic-eating enzyme may not resonate as revolutionary. Nevertheless, plastic waste ranks up there as one of the most pressing...more

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New Microwave Popcorn PFAS Litigation Filed

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Are popping noises and melted butter aromas emanating from your microwave? Those could be the sounds and smells of new PFAS litigation bursting onto the scene—this time involving microwave popcorn. Two new class action...more

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Modifications to Proposition 65 Short-Form Warnings on Pause – New Regulatory Proposal to Come

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On May 20, 2022, the agency governing Proposition 65, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), announced that it was allowing the rulemaking process for proposed modifications to the Prop. 65...more

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We shouldn't be surprised the Massachusetts AG is doing to PFAS manufacturers what a prior AG did to tobacco manufacturers but...

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In the mid-1990s the Massachusetts Attorney General, Scott Harshbarger, made national news by suing tobacco manufacturers for, among other things, the monumental health care costs borne by the Commonwealth resulting from...more

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SEC Announces Disclosures and Rules Changes Intended to Combat "Greenwashing"

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Today, the SEC issued two complementary press releases announcing certain proposed rules. First, the SEC announced "proposed amendments to enhance and modernize the Investment Company Act 'Names Rule'" that would "extend the...more

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Colorado Drilling Project Stopped in its [F]racks!

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On May 19, 2022, a Colorado federal district court judge, the Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, issued an opinion and order remanding action, preventing—for now, at least—an expansive fracking plan in Western Colorado from going...more

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The Drumbeat of PFAS Litigation Is Getting Louder

On May 25th, Massachusetts filed suit against a number of companies alleged to have manufactured PFAS and/or aqueous film-forming foam.  Massachusetts joins a number of other states which have already brought similar...more

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Biden Administration Announces New Environmental Justice Initiatives

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On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, along with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan, announced a series of initiatives intended to “secure environmental justice for all...more

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Hold Your (Trojan) Horses: Alberta Court Finds Federal Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional

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On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) released its opinion on the Government of Alberta's constitutional challenge to the federal Impact Assessment Act (IAA). Four of the five Justices of the Court accepted...more

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SEC Charges Investment Advisor with ESG Disclosure Violations in Latest Action by ESG Task Force

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On May 23, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (“BNYMIA”) for material misstatements and omissions regarding its consideration of Environmental, Social, and...more

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Soil Importation/Gravel Quarry: Massachusetts Appellate Court Addresses Zoning Issue

The Appeals Court of Massachusetts (“Court”) addressed in a May 13th Opinion the interpretation of certain zoning laws to the importation of soil (which included some man-made materials). See Immanuel Corp. v. Zoning Board of...more

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CERCLA/Superfund Cost Recovery: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Seven Potentially Responsible Parties Enter into Consent...

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and seven Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) entered into a May 20th Consent Decree...more

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NPDES Permitting/Clean Water Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Motion to Dismiss Arkansas Department of Energy &...

As noted in an April 27th blog post, the Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“Complaint”) in the United States...more

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Agricultural Groups Seek Extension to Commenting Period Regarding Proposed SEC Rule

Recently, more than a hundred different agricultural interest groups have asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a 180-day extension to submit comments on a proposed rule that would require publicly traded...more

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New EU Battery Regulation – Additional challenges for companies

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On 10 December 2020, the European Commission published a proposal for a new EU Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries ("Battery Regulation"). The Battery Regulation is part of the European Green Deal and aims to...more

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