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Energy Transitions: Re-Powering Retired Coal Sites with Carbon-Free Nuclear Generation

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Now, more than ever, energy industry participants are seeking creative pathways to minimize the cost and schedule for deployments of carbon-free electric generation facilities. Enter the latest trend: coal-to-nuclear...more

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FERC Equity Action Plan and Hydropower Licensing

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On April 15, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Equity Action Plan (EAP) that introduces a two-year overhaul to review its policies to better promote equity and remove barriers to environmental...more

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Biden Administration Releases “Phase 1” of NEPA Revisions

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On April 20, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a Final Rule, revising certain sections of its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Final Rule represents “Phase 1” of the...more

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US EPA Releases Guidance on Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice

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On May 26, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the General Counsel released EPA Legal Tools to Advance Environmental Justice (“EJ Legal Tools”). The document builds on and updates EPA’s 2011 Plan EJ 2014:...more

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EPA’s Clean Water Act Certification Proposal to Significantly Impact Hydropower Licensing

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On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of its proposal to re-write the Clean Water Act Section 401 rule (Certification Proposal), which, if finalized, is expected to have...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

Anderson & Kreiger LLP

First Round of Biden-Harris Administration NEPA Regulatory Revisions Effective May 20, 2022

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In January, we posted about the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) regulations: Biden-Harris Administration Proposes NEPA Regulatory Revisions. This first round of...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Biden Revisions to the NEPA Regulations Now in Effect

The Biden Administration is amending the federal regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reverse certain changes made by the Trump Administration. The first set of amendments took effect...more

Cozen O'Connor

AG Coalition Sues to Block USPS Mail Truck Acquisition Program

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A coalition of sixteen state AGs and the DC AG, along with the City of New York and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District), sued the United States Postal Service and United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

More About NEPA Reform; It’s Not Just About Renewable Energy

Last month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf wrote to the Federal Highway Administration, stating that Oakland “is suffering from a crippling housing and homelessness crisis.”...more

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U.S. Postal Service Vehicle Acquisition: Sierra Club Files National Environmental Policy Act Judicial Challenge

The Sierra Club and two other environmental organizations filed an April 28th Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“Complaint”) against the United States Postal Service (“Service”) alleging violation of the...more

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A Reversed Reversal Of NEPA Rules

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Last week, through the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) publication of a final rule at the close of phase one of a two-phase rulemaking process, the Biden administration began its efforts to reverse the prior...more

K&L Gates LLP

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: the Biden Administration's Revised NEPA Rules

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On Wednesday, 20 April, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized its first of two phases of rulemaking updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (the 2022 Rule). The 2022 Rule unwinds a...more

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NRC Commission and staff take several actions impacting environmental reviews during licensing

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First, the Commission voted to not conduct a formal rulemaking on the NRC’s current environmental review process under 10 CFR Part 51. Separately, the staff proposed alternative timelines for a rulemaking to revise the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

NEPA's Next Phase: Stay Tuned

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A lot has been written recently about the recent final rule issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to amend certain provisions of its regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....more

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BOEM Readies Itself for Further Offshore Wind Development Along the Central Atlantic and Oregon Coasts

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The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) revealed its intention to request Calls for Information and Nominations for a variety of Call Areas along the Central Atlantic and Oregon coasts on April 27. The Calls for...more

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New NEPA Rule Restores Demanding Environmental Review Practices for Major Federal Projects

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On April 19, 2022, the Biden administration finalized a new rule (“Final Rule”) rolling back the Trump administration’s 2020 changes limiting the scope of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Final Rule...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Earth Week Recap and Climate Policy Update

Last Friday as the United States celebrated Earth Day, President Biden released a proclamation and signed a new executive order to strengthen domestic and international forest protection commitments...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

White House Council on Environmental Quality Finalizes First Phase of NEPA Regulation Revisions

What Changed, What Matters for Local Governments and What’s Next - The White House Council on Environmental Quality has reversed three key Trump administration changes that govern how federal agencies implement the...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2022 #4

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Biden restores stricter environmental review of big projects under NEPA Bullet Associated Press - April 19 The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations that require rigorous environmental review of major...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

CEQ Finalizes Phase I NEPA Regulations: Undoing Trump’s Regulations Is One Thing; Modernizing NEPA Is Another

Earlier this week, the Council on Environmental Quality promulgated its Phase I rule amending the NEPA regulations.  The final rule largely implements the proposed rule, though with some minor changes.  Since the final rule...more

Venable LLP

CEQ Finalizes Phase I NEPA Regulations, Rescinding Key Portions of 2020 Amendments; Phase II Still to Come

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On April 20, 2022, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published a final rule revising its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. This rule (the "Phase 1 Rule") originates from two executive orders (E.O....more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

CEQ Restores the Status Quo with Phase 1 Changes to NEPA Regulations

On Wednesday, April 20, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published a final rule completing the first stage of rulemaking to revise certain provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) implementing...more

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CEQ Reverses First Set of Trump-Era NEPA Regulatory Reforms

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On April 20, 2022, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published a final rule rolling back minor regulatory changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process that it had promulgated in...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Biden Administration Restores More Stringent Environmental Review under NEPA

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The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today published its final rule to amend three provisions of its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The amendments largely are the same as the changes...more

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