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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the United States federal government established in 1970 at the proposal of President Richard Nixon to combat environmental degradation and protect human health. As part of its mission, the EPA enforces regulations affecting a variety of environmental issues, including air and water quality, pesticide-use, fuel economy standards, and nuclear contamination.  less -
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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Implementing President Biden’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

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On May 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. The Executive Order seeks "to advance consistent, clear, intelligible, comparable, and accurate disclosure of climate-related...more

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President Biden’s “Climate-Related Financial Risk” Executive Order Pushes Forward on the Administration’s ESG Commitments

On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order to address predicted financial instability in the federal government as a result of climate change. This Executive Order showcases a dramatic change in how the Biden...more

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Environmental Justice and Why You Should Care

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“Environmental Justice” is the concept that all people - regardless of race, color, national origin, or income - should receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation,...more

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I May Agree With This EPA On Most Issues, But I Still Don’t Like Guidance

One of the results of the November election that makes me happiest is that I can now go back to being part of the loyal opposition. In other words, I know that the Administration and I share a common mission and common...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Interior Releases 30 by 30 Conservation Report

Today the Department of the Interior released their report “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” which outlines the first steps to conserve 30% of lands and waters by 2030. The 30 by 30 conservation initiative is...more

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Environmental Justice is a Top Priority

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When environmental lobbyists are asked to discuss the topics to watch for 2021-2022, the answer almost always includes one broadly encompassing topic: Environmental Justice. While the term “Environmental Justice” or “EJ” is...more

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Senate Acts To Remove Trump-Era Methane Rule, Opening The Door To Further Regulation Of Methane From Oil And Gas Activities

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On April 29, 2021, the Senate passed a resolution (the “Resolution”) to disapprove a rule adopted by the Trump administration which lifted certain requirements that had been put in place by an Obama-era methane rule, also...more

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Biden-Harris Administration’s ‘All of Government’ Approach to Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Justice

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The Biden-Harris administration has set its sights on an ambitious environmental policy agenda, focusing on climate change and environmental justice as key initiatives, and intends to implement its agenda through an “all of...more

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USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry: Request for Comments

Fluctuating water supply and reliability throughout the U.S. has the potential to have major implications for rural communities, farmers, agricultural operators, ranchers, forest owners, and other stakeholders. Adapting to...more

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Environmental Justice in the Biden Administration: Early Actions Draw First Bold Lines

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This Holland & Knight alert is the first of several status updates on environmental justice (EJ) in the Biden Administration. It identifies early actions of the administration that are not only significant in their own right...more

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Policy Review Heats Up Under New EPA Administrator Regan

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The swearing-in of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator means that open questions on policy, agenda-setting, and prioritization for the Agency will soon be answered. Issues that have risen to the top of the new EPA...more

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Assessing Climate Cost in Policy Decisions

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Right out of the box, the Biden Administration took a decisive stance on the importance of climate costs in agency decision making, returning to Obama-era metrics and values. On his first day in office, President Biden issued...more

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EPA Issues Clean Water Act Guidance Regarding Discharges to Groundwater

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Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits the discharge of any pollutant from any point source to navigable waters (“Waters of the United States” or “WOTUS”) unless authorized by a permit (Section 402 NPDES Permits)....more

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Michael Regan Confirmed to Lead EPA to Bolster the Biden Administration’s Agenda on Climate Change

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Earlier this week, Michael Regan was confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), winning US Senate approval by a 66–34 vote. Regan’s confirmation will serve as an asset to the Biden administration’s...more

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Climate, NEPA, Environmental Justice Dominate Hearing for EPA, CEQ Nominees

During yesterday’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, President Biden’s nominees for Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Brenda Mallory, and for Deputy Administrator the...more

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President Biden’s ‘Modernizing Regulatory Review’ Memorandum

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Much of the attention in President Joseph Biden’s executive actions in his first 100 days has been focused on his numerous executive orders on topics ranging from climate and COVID-19 to race and gender. Although these...more

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Client Alert: What to Expect from the Biden Administration’s Environmental Policy

During the 2016 campaign, Candidate Trump made one priority clear and that would be deregulating federal agencies should he win the presidency. In particular, Candidate Trump stated the United States Environmental Protection...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Sea Change? Water Policy Under the Biden Administration

With the new year comes a new president. Will the new year and administration bring new water policy, too? Bet on it. Just as President Trump undid President Obama’s signature water policy decision — the Clean Water Rule,...more

Morgan Lewis

Environmental Enforcement Outlook on Climate Change, NEPA and Emerging Contaminants and Chemical Safety

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With the arrival of a new US presidential administration, companies are anticipating potential shifts in enforcement priorities by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the areas of climate change, the National...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

A Bridge Over the Rising Seas: Biden’s “Climate Day” Order Promises Green Infrastructure

A number of President Biden’s early climate and environmental policies direct federal funding, research and procurement decisions toward infrastructure. In this installment of our series on President Biden’s “Climate Day”...more

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DOJ Puts Supplemental Environmental Projects Back on the Negotiating Table

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The Biden administration hit the ground running on its initiative to "confront the climate crisis." On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 13,990 (EO), which directed all federal agencies to "immediately...more

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Biden’s Science and Environmental Justice Orders Foretell a New Era of Rulemaking and Enforcement That Go Beyond Climate

Last week’s “Climate Day” actions grabbed headlines primarily for how they respond to climate risk through increased federal coordination. Equally important may be the actions the Biden administration took that day to combat...more

King & Spalding

Review of President Biden’s Ambitious Climate Executive Orders

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President Biden's Executive Orders Mobilize the Administrative State to Address Climate Change - On January 27th, the White House held a “Climate Day” press briefing where President Biden, Special Presidential Envoy for...more

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Is Your Insurance Program Ready for the Biden Administration?

The Biden administration has hit the ground running with executive orders, regulatory and legislative priorities, and cabinet-level and other top posts being announced on a daily basis. Our public policy colleagues have been...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Dissecting the Biden Climate Executive Order

The Jan. 27, 2021, “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” is a broad, aspirational directive from the Biden administration to swiftly realign federal policy toward climate change. But the...more

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