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Negotiations Idle Between EPA, California Over Emissions Standards
As President Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, cleared a key committee vote this week, a conflict between EPA and the State of California
United States
18 Feb 2019
EU Votes To Slash Emissions, Setting Up A Final Vote By Member States Next Week
As we previously discussed in May, the European Commission has been considering proposals to significantly reduce CO2 ...
European Union
5 Oct 2018
U.S. EPA Expands Mobile Source Enforcement Initiative Targeting Operators Of Heavy-Duty Trucking Fleets
While much has been made of U.S. EPA's alleged scaling back of enforcement on various fronts and other policy changes, a wave of enforcement against mobile source engines ...
United States
27 Jun 2018
EPA Ends 20 Year "Once In, Always In" Policy For MACT Standards: May Effect Enforcement, New Permits
In a major change in air permitting policy, on January 25, 2018 U.S. EPA reversed its longstanding "once in, always in" policy governing what sources are subject to major source regulations...
United States
30 Jan 2018
State Implementation Update For Revisions To Hazardous Waste Generator Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published revisions to hazardous waste generator regulations on November 28, 2016.
United States
29 Nov 2017
Trump Administration Rescinds WOTUS Rule
Earlier this week, the Trump administration added another Obama-era regulation to its list of policy rollbacks. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps...
United States
5 Jul 2017
European Commission Sets "Low-Emission Mobility" Strategy, Aiming For Zero-Emission Vehicles
Last month the European Commission continued its drive towards reducing carbon emissions by releasing a low-emission mobility strategy.
United States
9 Aug 2016
Good Automotive Emissions News
There certainly has been plenty of bad emissions news in the past few months in the Automotive Industry. How about some good news?
United States
22 Feb 2016
Republican Lawmaker Wants To Revoke EPA's New Authority To Regulate Greenhouse Gases
On February 1st, I published an editorial arguing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use an obscure provision of the Clean Air Act to broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
16 Feb 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Unexpectedly Stays Clean Power Plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") finalized the Clean Power Plan in August of last year.
United States
15 Feb 2016
Supreme Court Blocks President Obama's Clean Power Plan
In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court issued an order yesterday staying the Clean Power Plan, which is widely regarded as the centerpiece of the Obama Administration's effort to address climate change.
United States
12 Feb 2016
EU Nations Extend Electric Car Rebates, Consider New Ones
The UK has had in place a £5000 grant for purchasers of certain hybrid and electric vehicles, but the grant expires in March 2016.
5 Feb 2016
Testing The Waters: The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear U.S. Army Corps' Clean Water Act Determinations Challenge
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the Eighth Circuit's April 2015 ruling that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' jurisdictional determinations are final agency actions subject to judicial review.
United States
16 Dec 2015
EPA's Clean Power Plan Presents Challenges, Opportunities For Manufacturers
Although the final CPP places less emphasis on demand-side EE than the original proposed rule from 2014, the final plan still anticipates meeting its ultimate carbon emission reduction goals by using a healthy dose of demand-side EE.
United States
23 Oct 2015
Sixth Circuit Provides Short-Term Clarity On WOTUS Rule
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today issued a nationwide stay on the so-called "Clean Water Rule".
United States
12 Oct 2015
U.S. EPA and the Army Corps Finalize Much-Anticipated "Waters of the United States" Definition
On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a highly anticipated revision to the federal definition of "waters of the United States."
United States
19 Jun 2015
EU Seeks To Balance Emissions Controls And Global Competitiveness
The European Union has placed a growing emphasis on climate change policies in recent years.
European Union
15 Jun 2015
"Clearing" The Waters – U.S. EPA And The Army Corps Finalize "Waters Of The United States" Definition
On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued their highly anticipated final revision to the definition of "waters of the United States."
United States
15 Jun 2015
U.S. EPA – Next Generation Enforcement – Already Here With More Coming Soon
Significantly, U.S. EPA is implementing the Next Generation enforcement initiative through both rulemaking efforts and enforcement actions and settlements.
United States
11 Jun 2015
Mercurial Regulators Making Fishy Calculations
Partner Brian Potts contributed an opinion editorial piece for The Wall Street Journal, "Mercurial Regulators Making Fishy Calculations," on March 24, 2015.
United States
25 Mar 2015
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