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Sixth Circuit Holds Clean Water Act Does Not Require Permits For Discharges To Groundwater
On September 24, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act does not require a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit for the discharges of pollutants to groundwater, ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Natural Resource Damages for the Entrepreneurial Practitioner: Innovations in NRD Assessment and Restoration
The natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process has evolved since its inception in the late 1970s.
United States
9 Feb 2018
Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharge of Pollutants Requires Clean Water Act Permit
Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) does not require that pollutants be discharged directly from a point source into navigable waters for liability to attach.
United States
7 Feb 2018
DC Circuit Holds FERC Must Analyze Downstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Approving Interstate Gas Pipelines
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion in Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1329 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 22, 2017), concluding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), when analyzing the environmental effects of an interstate natural gas pipeline under the National Environmental Policy Act
United States
29 Aug 2017
Trump Order Ushers in the Future of US Energy and Environmental Regulation
On March 28, President Trump launched a sweeping overhaul of US energy and environmental policy. The presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth (Order) repeals several policies of the Obama Administration and represents a dramatic shift in direction for the development of energy and other infrastructure projects in the United States.
United States
4 Apr 2017
Supreme Court Provides for Judicial Review of Army Corps Determinations
On May 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States held that final determinations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the presence or absence of "waters of the United States" can be appealed to the courts.
United States
2 Jun 2016
Oil and Gas Sector Should Seize Opportunity to Shape Methane Regulations
Yesterday, President Obama announced that Canada would join the United States in its goal to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.
United States
11 Mar 2016
Supreme Court Rejects EPA Rulemaking Process For Power Plant Emissions Standards
The US Supreme Court held yesterday that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unreasonably failed to consider costs when it made the initial decision to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants from power plants.
United States
1 Jul 2015
Minimizing Risk Under The Clean Water Act
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act—more commonly known as the Clean Water Act—establishes a stringent regulatory and permitting regime governing the discharge of pollutants into rivers, streams, wetlands, and other "navigable waters."
United States
5 May 2015
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