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Federal Water Quality – WOTUS Rule Updates Leave Some States In Flux
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas decided on May 28, 2019, that the Obama-era Clean Water Rule defining "waters of the United States"
United States
5 Jul 2019
10th Circuit Upholds Army Corps Approval Of Colorado Water Storage Project
On November 5, 2018 the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval to store more water in Colorado's Chatfield Reservoir.
United States
21 Nov 2018
EPA Seeks Overhaul Of Ozone NAAQS
Similar to other recent EPA decisions, this language also signals a move toward streamlining EPA's processes and elevating important decisions up to the EPA Administrator.
United States
17 May 2018
EPA Centralizes Responsibility For Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations
Responsibility for this role previously resided with regional EPA administrators.
United States
12 Apr 2018
Southwest Power Pool Integration of Mountain West Transmission Group Moves Forward
On March 13, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) approved a set of terms and conditions that will govern the Mountain West Transmission Group's pending membership in SPP.
United States
28 Mar 2018
EPA Seeks Comment On Possible Regulation Of Groundwater Discharges
The EPA recently requested public comments on whether pollutant discharges that reach "waters of the United States" are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act and require National Pollutant...
United States
14 Mar 2018
Colorado Liquor Law Working Group Releases Report On Changes To Retail Liquor Licenses
On December 29, 2017, the SB 16-197 Working Group released its report to the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee and the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee...
United States
19 Jan 2018
EPA Directive Provides Additional Opportunities for Stakeholder Participation in Consent Decree Negotiations
On October 16, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a directive that instructs the agency to follow new procedures related to the settlement of lawsuits against the agency.
United States
4 Dec 2017
Trump Administration Working To Repeal And Replace The Clean Water Rule
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA to review the "Waters of the United States Rule" (the "WOTUS" Rule). Exec. Order No. 13778, 82 Fed. Reg. 12497 (Feb. 28, 2017).
United States
8 Jun 2017
Environmental Due Diligence - EPA Adds Subsurface Intrusion To Superfund Hazard Ranking System
The move is designed to allow EPA to evaluate the relative potential risk posed by the uncontrolled release of hazardous substances through the subsurface pathway.
United States
15 Dec 2016
Hardrock Mining Financial Assurance Rule Goes To The White House For Review - December 1st Deadline Approaching
This financial responsibility will be in addition to the bonding requirements already imposed by individual states, and EPA does not intend this rule to preempt state bonding regulations.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Western Electricity Market Watch: CAISO Releases New Draft Of Its Proposal For A Western RTO
A new draft of the California ISO's Proposal for "Principles for Governance of a Regional ISO" was released last week on October 7.
United States
13 Oct 2016
California's Carbon Concern: Leakage From The Imbalance Market
This report proposes regulatory changes to prevent such leakage by requiring supplementary accounting of greenhouse gas emissions from out of state.
United States
29 Sep 2016
Energy Imbalance Market Marches On: FERC Conditionally Approves APS Request To Participate In EIM
The California ISO's ("CAISO") initiative to make energy imbalance market services available to balancing authorities throughout the Western Interconnection has claimed another success.
United States
27 Sep 2016
Governor Hickenlooper Considers Executive Action To Cut Carbon From Colorado's Power Sector?
With the Clean Power Plan currently stayed in federal court, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appears to be considering his own options to act unilaterally on climate change.
United States
26 Aug 2016
State Attorneys General Take Issue With Inclusion Of Clean Water Rule In Proposed Reissuance Of Nationwide Permits
The Attorneys General for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin sent a comment letter to the Army Corps of Engineers contesting the inclusion of the Clean Water Rule
United States
4 Aug 2016
Supreme Court Decides Army Corps v. Hawkes: Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations are Reviewable Final Agency Action
In a unanimous decision released today, the Supreme Court found that Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) made by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) under the Clean Water Act ..
United States
31 May 2016
Colorado Public Utilities Commission Denies Black Hills' Gas Reserve Plan
In dismissing the application 3-0, the PUC expressed concerns about ratepayer protection, and stated that the plan posed "serious risks to ratepayers."
United States
3 May 2016
California IOUs Pitch A New Net Metering Proposal To The CPUC
In response to a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision on net metering, three California investor-owned utilities have proposed a new structure to compensate rooftop solar customers for the power they generate.
United States
3 Mar 2016
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