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Ten Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change Tort Claims
In the last decade a series of tort claims have been brought in the US against oil, gas and coal producers, power companies and car manufacturers seeking compensation ...
United States
20 Jun 2018
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Congress' Overlooked Environmental Legislation
On May 24, 2018, the House passed—and now the Senate is considering—the most important piece of energy and environmental legislation it will consider all year.
United States
18 Jun 2018
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Tribal Treaty Rights Now Driving Environmental Law Developments
Environmental lawyers increasingly acknowledge the importance of Native American issues to their practice.
United States
18 Jun 2018
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Supreme Court Summarily Affirms Judgment Of Ninth Circuit Decision On Pivotal Case Related To Tribal Treaty Fishing Rights
On June 11, 2018, the Supreme Court summarily affirmed the Ninth Circuit's opinion in United States v. Washington through a 4-4 split, with Justice Kennedy taking no part in the decision ...
United States
13 Jun 2018
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Stuart Bruce Contributes Chapter To EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law And Negotiations
The EU has long played a leadership role in the global response to climate change, including the development and dissemination of climate-friendly technologies such as renewable energy.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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EPA Considers Changing Its Cost-Benefit Review Process
On June 7, 2018, U.S. EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking ("ANPR") aimed at developing a consistent and transparent interpretation of cost and benefits consideration...
United States
12 Jun 2018
7
EPA Reinstates Broad RCRA Recycling Exemption
On May 30th, EPA reinstated a Bush Administration RCRA exemption that allows third-party recycling of hazardous secondary materials, known as the "Transfer-Based Exclusion."
United States
11 Jun 2018
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EPA Must Produce Any Agency Records Supporting Administrator Pruitt's Statement That Human Activity Is Not The Largest Contributor To Climate Change
Last Friday, EPA was ordered to produce documents, in response to a FOIA request, on which Administrator Pruitt relied in stating on CNBC that: "I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] ...
United States
7 Jun 2018
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The Science Advisory Board Appears To Think that Its Job Is Still To Give EPA Independent Advice
I've posted a lot over the years about the role of EPA's Science Advisory Board in judicial review of agency decisions.
United States
6 Jun 2018
10
June 2018 Washington Update
On May 10, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to discuss the state of the country's electric transmission infrastructure.
United States
5 Jun 2018
11
Final Ozone Designations Published In Federal Register
EPA published final nonattainment designations for the 2015 ozone standard in the Federal Register on June 4, 2018.
United States
5 Jun 2018
12
US Supreme Court Largely Upholds EPA's Regulation Of GHGs From Major New And Modified Sources
On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a split decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, striking down part of an EPA rule requiring pre-construction permits for large sources of GHGs emissions...
United States
4 Jun 2018
13
Issue Spotlight: Proper Hazardous Waste Storage And Disposal At Healthcare Facilities
With all of the regulatory obligations that hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to comply with, it might be easy to overlook an environmental law ...
United States
4 Jun 2018
14
Report On Boston Harbor Climate Resilience Plan Just Released
The Boston Green Ribbon Commission just released its 250-page Report on Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems, finding that shore-based climate adaptation solutions ...
United States
1 Jun 2018
15
Massachusetts Approves South Boston Designated Port Area
On May 23, 2018, the Designation Decision for the South Boston Designated Port Area (DPA) was published in the Environmental Monitor.
United States
30 May 2018
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Your Webpage Is About To Violate The Law -- And Other Changes To Prop 65 Warning Requirements
Big changes are coming to a regulation that, while well meaning, cost businesses selling products in California more than $50M in 2017 and similar amounts in prior years.
United States
30 May 2018
17
Decriminalization Of Incidental Takes Under Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Potential Boon For Energy Industry
2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act ("MBTA"), which protects migratory birds from "takes." On the eve of this anniversary, the Trump Administration's Interior Department ...
United States
29 May 2018
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EPA And Coal Ash Pond Regulation: 2018 Update
On March 1, 2018, EPA proposed rules to amend several provisions of the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule (the "CCR Rule").
United States
25 May 2018
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Coalition Of States Files Suit Over EPA Decision To Reevaluate Fuel Emissions Standards
On May 1, 2018, California, joined by 16 states and the District of Columbia, filed a Petition for Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") April 13, 2018, notice of withdrawal...
United States
25 May 2018
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The Wave Of Climate Change Tort Suits Against Industry Continues
In the latest effort by municipalities seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for their alleged contribution to climate change, the city and county of Boulder, Colorado...
United States
25 May 2018
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