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DC Circuit Provides Split Guidance On Wehrum Memo
In an August 20 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that an EPA guidance document (the "Wehrum Memo") providing that "major" sources of toxics air ...
United States
11 Oct 2019
California Supreme Court Rules City Failed To Comply With CEQA In Adopting Medical Marijuana Ordinance
On August 19, 2019, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that San Diego failed to adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of its medical marijuana dispensary law
United States
29 Aug 2019
Landfill Pollution Suits Removed To Federal Court
A federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled that seven consolidated suits over landfill pollution were properly removed to federal court.
United States
16 Aug 2019
Environmental Groups Challenge EPA's New Lead Standard Rule
On July 9, the U.S. EPA issued its "review of the dust lead hazard standards and the definition of lead-based paint" under which the EPA left largely intact, the existing standards and definitions.
United States
8 Aug 2019
EPA Expected To Release Proposal To Modify New Source Review
The EPA is expected to release a proposed rule or policy for public comment regarding changes to the Clean Air Act's pollution permitting program known as New Source Review.
United States
30 Jul 2019
EPA Announces Six National Compliance Initiatives For 2020-2023
In June 2019, the U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance announced that it has selected six National Compliance Initiatives
United States
25 Jul 2019
EPA Lowers Dust-Lead Hazard Levels In Advance Of Court Ordered Deadline
On June 21 the EPA released updated dust-lead hazard standards which reduce the acceptable levels from 40 μg per square foot to 10 μg per square foot for floors
United States
18 Jul 2019
U.S. EPA Not To Impose Stricter Ozone Controls On Upwind States
The U.S. EPA determined in December 2018 that it would not impose additional pollution control requirements on power plants in 20 upwind states whose
United States
9 Jul 2019
U.S. Supreme Court To Address Important CERCLA Issue
On June 10, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would review a Montana Supreme Court decision that has important implications for cleanup of sites under the federal Comprehensive
United States
24 Jun 2019
$2 Billion Verdict In Monsanto Roundup Case
On May 13, 2019, a California jury awarded over two billion dollars to a husband and wife who alleged that they each developed cancer as a result of decades of using Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup.
United States
29 May 2019
Claims Against Caterpillar Can Proceed Despite "Mere Conclusory" Allegations In CERCLA Complaint
Claims against Caterpillar Global Mining LLC survived Caterpillar's Motion to Dismiss on the ground that the allegations were merely conclusory in a CERCLA cost recovery claim before the U.S.
United States
27 May 2019
Sluggish Response To Opportunity Zone Program
Response from renewable developers has been slow to the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017's Opportunity Zone program, with only 11 Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) focused on renewable energy since the program began.
United States
14 May 2019
EPA Administrator Promises To Listen To Scientists
In an eight-page letter to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (Board), EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler provided assurances to the Board that the EPA
United States
9 May 2019
EPA Citation To Chemours Shows Enforcement Push Under TSCA
Last month, EPA issued notices of violation (NOVs) to Chemours, which manufactures per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), among other chemicals, for alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Groundwater Pollution Liability Under Clean Water Act To Be Reviewed By U.S. Supreme Court
On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a unanimous decision by a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that underground wastewater injection into a groundwater
United States
1 Apr 2019
New York Delays New Cleaning Product Labeling Enforcement Until October
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYS DEC") has announced that it will not enforce the first required disclosure milestone under the Household Cleansing Product Information
United States
28 Feb 2019
Public Hearing Scheduled For Trump's Water Rule Proposal
The U.S. EPA announced on February 6 plans to hold public hearings in Kansas City on February 27 and 28 to discuss the Trump administration's attempt to clarify ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
No Time Bar For Injunctive Relief For New Source Review Violations, 5th Circuit Rules
On October 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit held that there is no statute of limitations applicable to an EPA enforcement action for injunctive relief ...
United States
22 Jan 2019
Environmental Law Conference On January 18, 2019
The Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an environmental law seminar and conference on Friday, January 18, 2019,
United States
28 Dec 2018
California Amends Safe Harbor Proposition 65 Warning Requirements For Pesticide Exposure Warnings
On November 27, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an amendment to Section 25603 of Title 27, California Code of Regulations
United States
17 Dec 2018
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