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NJDEP Files Lawsuits As It Steps Up Environmental Justice Initiative
On December 6, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey Environment Department of Protection ("NJDEP") Commissioner Catherine McCabe ...
United States
14 Dec 2018
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Two Federal Courts Issue Decisions Against EPA "Suspension" Rule, Reviving and Protecting Obama-era Waters Rule
In the past two weeks, U.S. District Courts in South Carolina and Washington issued decisions that dealt additional blows to the Trump Administration's efforts to unravel the 2015 Obama-era "waters of the United States" rule.
United States
14 Dec 2018
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Trump Administration To Propose Narrowing "WOTUS"
The Trump administration is expected to announce a new proposed definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) which would reverse the expansions adopted under the Obama administration's controversial WOTUS rule
United States
14 Dec 2018
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"Managed Retreat?" — Once More, Scientists Fail To Consult With Branding Specialists
wo seemingly unrelated adaptation stories caught my eye last week. The first involved efforts by the California Coastal Commission to provide guidance on "Residential Adaptation" to climate change.
United States
13 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: New EPA Guidance Aims To Reduce Burdens, Increase Collaboration Of Information Collection Process
Responding to an EPA collection request can be costly, time consuming and stressful for the target of the request—especially because failure to submit a timely and accurate response can result...
United States
12 Dec 2018
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EPA Proposes Revisions To Obama Administration CO2 Standards For New, Reconstructed & Modified EGUs
This afternoon, EPA announced proposed revisions to performance standards governing CO2 emissions from new, reconstructed and modified coal-fired electric generating units.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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Coming Soon To A Major City Near You — Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Video)
Members of the New York City Council have introduced a proposal to impose mandatory building energy efficiency standards.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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Dipping Its Toe In The Groundwater? Supreme Court Eyes Expedited Review For Clean Water Act Case
On December 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order requesting the Solicitor General to weigh in on a case related to the legal status of some types of groundwater.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: PFAS – Let's Let the Science Catch Up
Because of their widespread environmental presence, persistence and bioaccumulation, the group of substances known as PFAS have been described as a "Perfect Storm" ...
United States
10 Dec 2018
10
Clean Air Act Practitioners Debate Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial Record
"I have upheld agencies in dozens and dozens of cases," insisted now-Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, parrying questions from Democratic senators accusing him of leading an effort to "rein in" executive agencies.
United States
10 Dec 2018
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EPA Re-Finalizes Clarification On When Two Projects Must Become One
EPA's new action lifts the Obama Administration stay and reaffirms the action taken by the Bush Administration.
United States
10 Dec 2018
12
Periodic Operation and Maintenance Walkthrough Inspections Required for Illinois UST Facility Owners and Operators
The walkthrough inspection requirement took effect on October 13, 2018, and replaces the previous requirement to conduct quarterly equipment inspections.
United States
10 Dec 2018
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California HCD Issues Final Guidelines For Streamlined Ministerial Permitting
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on Nov. 29, 2018, issued its final Guidelines for the implementation of Senate Bill 35 of 2017 (SB 35).
United States
7 Dec 2018
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The Nickel Report: TSCA Citizens' Petition On Asbestos Raises Specter Of Precedent-Setting Litigation
A pending petition for rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could represent the latest test of the scope of TSCA's citizen petition provisions.
United States
6 Dec 2018
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Major Milestone Reached In Phase II Of New York City's Second Avenue Subway Project
Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway opened for service January 1, 2017.
United States
5 Dec 2018
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War Against Wildfires A New Priority For House Armed Services Committee?
Special Counsel Rachel Jacobson and Senior Associate Matthew Ferraro published an opinion piece in The Hill that explains the not widely known role Congress' defense policymakers have in preventing and responding to Western wildfires.
United States
5 Dec 2018
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Seminole County Could Begin Issuing Fines Under Proposed Bear Ordinance
Seminole County could become the first local government in Florida to fine people who leave out food or trash where bears can get at it to eat it
United States
4 Dec 2018
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Critical Habitat Must Be Habitat For Listed Species, Supreme Court Says
An area designated as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act must first qualify as "habitat" for listed species, the Supreme Court held this week in the closely watched Weyerhaeuser case.
United States
4 Dec 2018
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Bear Rules Could Mean $100 Fines To Seminole Residents Who Don't Lock Trash
Amid rising concerns over black-bear encounters, Seminole County could become Florida's first local government to impose fines on people who don't lock up their trash or who unwittingly lure bruins into residential communities.
United States
4 Dec 2018
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Two Strikes Against The Administration's WOTUS Suspension Rule
In August, a judge in South Carolina issued a nationwide injunction against the "Suspension Rule," which delayed the effective date of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. Now, a judge in Oregon has gone even further.
United States
3 Dec 2018
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