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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

ESG in 2022 and Predictions for 2023

Following another year of increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations by companies, investors and regulators alike, ESG appears to have cemented its position in the corporate landscape...more

Sullivan & Worcester

New WOTUS Rule Restores Protections for Many Waters, but Uncertainty Persists Due to Continuing Litigation

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On December 30, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (collectively Agencies) announced the issuance of a final rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a key...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net Zero Age – the EU’s Answer to the Inflation Reduction Act

Yesterday (1 Feb 2023) marked the launch by the European Commission (EC) of the Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net Zero Age. Its introduction is aimed at a levelling up of the international playing field and combatting...more

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New EPA Standard for Environmental Site Assessment

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On December 15, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule recognizing ASTM E1527-21 as the new standard for performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (“ESA”)....more

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DOE Loan Programs Office: 2023 Updates, Overview and Key Insights

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Following the first two years of the Biden Administration, and fresh off of the successful passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Department of Energy Loan...more

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Breathe Easy: U.S. EPA Seeks to Significantly Tighten Fine Particulate Matter Standards

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On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to lower the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine/inhalable particulate matter (PM2.5). These proposed...more

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USEPA and California Environmental Agencies Release a 2023 EJ Enforcement Action Plan

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On September 10, 2021, EPA Region 9 and California EPA (CalEPA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Collaborative Efforts on Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Overburdened Communities. Implementing this...more

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Proposes Amendments to Modernize Offshore Wind Regulations

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The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published a proposed rule to update regulations for the development of offshore wind energy resources, found at 30 C.F.R. Part 585.1 The...more

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Region 6 2022 Year in Review Released

The Region 6 Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued in a January 25th news release its: 2022 Year in Review (“Review”)...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

EPA’s Proposed Regulations for the Control of Methane Emission

The USEPA often refers to its relationship with the states as “cooperative federalism.” The recently proposed regulations for the control of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry contain some unique provisions that...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Going Green in Commercial Real Estate: Aim for a Zero-Emissions Building Standard

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In order to obtain and maintain a green real estate loan, the loan recipient must construct or renovate existing buildings to have minimal impact on the environment. The ultimate goal for green architecture is to achieve a...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on Green Guides to April 24, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 31, 2023, that it has extended the deadline for public comment on its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides) to April 24, 2023. FTC states...more

Downey Brand LLP

Petitioner Required To Post Bond For Costs Incurred As A Result Of Delay In Carrying Out Affordable Housing Project In Livermore

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In Save Livermore Downtown v. City of Livermore (Dec. 28, 2022, Case No. A164987) __ Cal.App.1st __, the First District Court of Appeal held that the City of Livermore (City) did not violate planning and zoning laws when it...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Environmental Justice 2022 Year-End Review

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Environmental Justice (“EJ”) continued to prove a major focus of the Biden administration in 2022. With wide-ranging initiatives across several federal agencies, the administration worked to strengthen enforcement, release...more

Hogan Lovells

Sustainability disclosure requirements for the UK: where are we now?

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published a long-awaited consultation paper on a new regime of sustainability disclosure requirements and investment labels for the UK....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EPA Opens Registration for ECOTOX Knowledgebase Encore Training Being Held February 7

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for the second ECOTOXicology Knowledgebase (ECOTOX) virtual training on February 7, 2023. ECOTOX is a comprehensive, publicly available tool providing...more

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Communication on the environmental qualities of products: do's and don'ts

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Consumers have become much more aware of the environmental impact of the goods and services offered to them. In response, all sectors are increasingly incorporating environment-related claims into their communications....more

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Dechert Re:Torts - Key Developments in Product Liability and Mass Torts - Issue 1

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Introducing Dechert Re:Torts, a monthly publication that offers a summary of significant cases, rules and pertinent issues, brought to you by Dechert’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group. Our snapshots help you stay...more

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Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program: Occupation Safety and Health Administration Announces Revisions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced in a January 27th news release revisions to its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (“Dust Program”). See Directive No.: CPL 03-00-008. The...more

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USEPA Releases a Cumulative Impacts Addendum to its Environmental Justice Tool Kit

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On January 11, 2023, EPA’s Office of the General Counsel released a Cumulative Impacts Addendum (“Addendum”) to its May 2022 Legal Tools To Advance Environmental Justice, providing EPA and its tribal, state, and local...more

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Stormwater Flow/Adjacent Properties: Complaint for Injunctive/Emergency Relief Filed in Garland County, Arkansas, Circuit Court

A Complaint in Equity for Injunctive Relief and for Emergency Relief (“Complaint”) was filed on January 26th in the Circuit Court of Garland County, Arkansas, (Civil Division) addressing stormwater flow between two adjacent...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Washington District Court Reversal on MTCA Liability for Smokestack Emissions

A court in the Eastern District of Washington recently reversed its prior decision concluding that the deposition of aerial emissions from a smokestack in Canada could support a claim for arranger liability under Washington’s...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Biosolids Biennial Report No. 9: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Biennial Congressionally Required Report on...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published the 9th Biennial Report titled: Biosolids Biennial Report No. 9 (“Report No. 9”) ...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Preparing for California’s Ban on PFAS in Textiles

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817) (the “Act”) into law on September 29, 2022. The Act bans per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in textiles. The textile, clothing,...more

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Biden Administration Unveils Blueprint to Decarbonize Transportation Sector

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The Biden Administration released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization (Blueprint) on Jan. 10, 2023, setting forth a comprehensive strategy for federal leadership and partnerships to decarbonize the...more

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