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Beveridge & Diamond PC

Ninth Circuit Creates New Challenge for Divisibility in Complex CERCLA Sites

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd., affirmed the Eastern District of Washington’s decision to find Teck liable for more than $8.25 million in damages to the Colville Confederated...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - September 2018 #2

As Storm Looms, 4th Circuit Reverses Ruling Against Dominion on Coal Ash Pollution at Chesapeake Site - "Water pollution from a coal ash landfill and settling ponds at a closed power plant in Chesapeake is not a violation of...more

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Arkansas Environmental Federation Convention/Trade Show: Hot Springs, Arkansas, October 4-5 - REMINDER

The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) will host its 51st Annual Convention and Trade Show (“Convention”) on October 4th and 5th. The Convention will be held in the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs,...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Manhattan’s Rash of Legionnaires’ Outbreaks, Suits

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This Bloomberg Law, Toxics Law Reporter Article quotes Harris Beach Attorney Kim Connick. Most New Yorkers don’t think about how their buildings’ air conditioning systems work. Maybe they should, health officials and...more

Holland & Knight LLP

EPA Publishes Results of PFAS Treatability Study

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On Aug. 23, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its results of efforts to study a variety of technologies used to remove Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water. PFAS are a...more

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow/Clean Water Act: Missouri Department of Natural Resources and City of Springfield Enter into Abatement...

The City of Springfield, Missouri (“Springfield”) entered into a July 10th Abatement Order on Consent (“Order”) addressing alleged violations of certain Missouri statutory/regulatory water pollution control requirements. See...more

Carlton Fields

An Absolute Pollution Exclusion: Reading The ‘Fine’ Print

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A federal judge recently relied on a pollution exclusion to find that Great American Insurance Company was not obligated to cover losses associated with the unintended distribution of rock fines into New Jersey’s Spruce Run...more

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Pharmaceuticals/Water Pollution Control: New York Enacts Drug Take Back Law

The State of New York enacted a law that requires certain manufacturers to operate a drug take back program. The Act signed into law by New York Governor Cuomo is denominated the “Drug Take Back Act” (“Act”). ...more

K&L Gates LLP

Washington State Issues its First Winery General Permit

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On May 17, 2018, Washington issued its first Winery General Permit (“Permit”) to regulate discharges of process wastewater from wineries to land, groundwater, and wastewater treatment plants under the authority of the State...more

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Water Enforcement: Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Drilling Contractor Enter into Abatement Order on Consent

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) and Ridenhour Directional Drilling, Inc. (“RDDI”) entered into a May 3 Abatement Order on Consent (“Consent”) addressing alleged violations of the Missouri Clean Water Law...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Ohio EPA releases draft Storm Water General Permit for pipeline projects

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Ohio EPA has released a draft Construction Storm Water General Permit for Oil and Gas Linear Transmission Line and Gathering Line Installation for public comment. According to Ohio EPA, the draft permit is a “non-NPDES”...more

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Construction/Debris Landfills: Illinois Attorney General Files Action Alleging Acceptance of Prohibited Waste

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced in a news release that her office filed two lawsuits against the owner of two LaSalle County, Illinois, clean construction or debris demolition (“CCDD”) facilities. The...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Clean Water Act

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on April 18, 2018, entitled “The Appropriate Role of States and the Federal Government in Protecting Groundwater.” Persons providing testimony included...more

Downey Brand LLP

U.S. EPA Region 9 Enforcement Priorities Revealed

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Ever since President Trump took office in January 2017, several questions have arisen within the environmental community regarding how his administration will change the legal and enforcement priorities of the United States...more

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Endangered Rivers: American Rivers Announces 2018 List

The environmental organization American Rivers has released its annual report demoninated America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2018 (“List”). The organization American Rivers was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in...more

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Arkansas 91st General Assembly – Second Extraordinary Session 2018: House Bill 1007/Senate Bill 8 – Update

As noted in previous posts (see previous posts of 03-13-18 and 03-14-18 here) House Bill (“H.B.”) 1007 and Senate Bill (“S.B.) 8 would add a subsection to a section of Subchapter 2 (Water Pollution) of the Arkansas Water and...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | February 2018 #3

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Chicago SSB Tax May Cause State to Lose Federal Funding, USDA Warns - According to a warning letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax that took effect in the Chicago...more

WilmerHale

Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharge of Pollutants Requires Clean Water Act Permit

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Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) does not require that pollutants be discharged directly from a point source into navigable waters for liability to attach. In...more

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Storm Water Enforcement: Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality and Jackson County, Mississippi Solid Waste Management...

The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) and Applewhite Recycling Systems LLC (“Applewhite”) entered into a December 20th Agreed Order (“AO”) addressing alleged violations of a storm water permit. See...more

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Nutrient Criteria/Clean Water Act: Ozark Waters Article Notes Missouri Clean Water Commission Adoption

The January edition of the Ozarks Water Watch publication Ozark Waters references the recent adoption by the Missouri Clean Water Commission (“Commission”) of Clean Water Act nutrient criteria for Missouri lakes and streams....more

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Storm Water Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and an Alabama LLC Conducting Land Grading Activities...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and Thomas and Jackson Construction, LLC (“T and J”) entered into a December 12th Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of a National Pollution...more

Downey Brand LLP

Lawsuit seeks to have California Waterways Identified as Hydrologically Impaired under the Clean Water Act

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On November 1, 2017 the Earth Law Center, San Diego Coastkeeper and Los Angeles Waterkeeper (Petitioners) filed a Verified Petition for Writ of Mandate seeking to compel the State Water Resources Control State Board (Board)...more

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Arkansas Nutrient Water Quality Trading Advisory Panel: December 14th Conference Call Scheduled

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) announced that the Arkansas Nutrient Water Quality Trading Advisory Panel (“Panel”) will hold a telephone conference at 1:30 p.m. on December 14th. ADEQ states the...more

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Oil Spill/Water Enforcement: Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality and Vicksburg, Mississippi River Barge Operator Enter...

The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) and Magnolia Marine Transport (“MMT”) entered into a November 1st Agreed Order (“AO”) addressing alleged violation of a provision of the Mississippi Code addressing...more

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Variances Under the Clean Water Act/New Developments in the Use of an Old Tool: Jordan Wimpy (Mitchell Williams) Arkansas...

Jordan P. Wimpy undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation’s annual Convention and Trade Show titled: Variances Under the Clean Water Act – New Developments in the Use of an Old Tool...more

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