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Hurricane Harvey Special Alert
Hurricane Harvey has left our Houston and Texas communities with significant recovery and restoration needs. As attorneys, we struggle with how we can be most helpful
United States
7 Sep 2017
Pennsylvania Jury Awards $4.2 Million In Groundwater Contamination Case
On Thursday, a federal jury in Pennsylvania ordered Cabot Oil & Gas to pay more than $4.2 million in damages to two Pennsylvania families who sued in 2009 alleging that the Texas-based company's drilling operations contaminated local groundwater.
United States
16 Mar 2016
The Fight To Stop The EPA's "Clean Power Plan" Continues In The D.C. Circuit, Amid An Uncertain Future For Its Presumed Ultimate Destination – The Supreme Court
On February 19, 2016, 27 states, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and over 150 different organizations and entities filed their joint Opening Brief on Core Legal Issues...
United States
9 Mar 2016
EPA Releases Revised Ozone NAAQS
On October 1, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a prepublication version of a final rule establishing a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The final rule lowers the primary and secondary standard from 75 to 70 parts per billion.
United States
14 Oct 2015
From Playa Lakes To Prairie Potholes: Four Things Energy Companies Need To Know About The WOTUS Rule
Have one or several playa lakes on or near a well pad in the Permian Basin? An access road nearby an ephemeral tributary of the Green River in the Uintah Basin?
United States
25 Aug 2015
Eastern District Of North Carolina Dismisses Challenge To State Clean Water Permitting Decision
On July 30, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina decided Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, No. 14-cv-147, 2015 WL 4603950.
United States
24 Aug 2015
Tenth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Colorado's Renewable Energy Mandate
On July 13, the Tenth Circuit upheld Colorado's renewable energy mandate against a claim that it impermissibly interferes with interstate commerce.
United States
20 Jul 2015
EPA's 2015 General Permit For Industrial Stormwater Carries New Risks For Industry
Companies wishing to challenge EPA's revision to the 2015 MSGP must file a petition for review in the appropriate United States Court of Appeals within 120 days after it is issued.
United States
17 Jun 2015
In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling, EPA Issues Direct Final Rule Allowing Rescission Of Some Clean Air Act Permits
On May 7, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register.
United States
12 May 2015
District Court Rejects Claim To Aggregate Series Of Compressor Stations
A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently denied an environmental group’s attempt to subject a driller’s gas compressor stations to stricter regulatory permitting.
United States
25 Mar 2015
China To Increase Shale Gas Production
China plans to increase its shale gas production from 1.3 billion cubic meters of shale gas per year to 30 billion cubic meters per year by 2020, according to Chen Weidong of China National Offshore Oil Corp.
20 Feb 2015
10th Circuit Limits ESA Consultation Obligations To Boundaries Of The Agency Action
The 10th Circuit held that the EPA had no obligation to engage in consultation pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
United States
11 Aug 2014
Sierra Club Seeks To Vacate Affirmative Defenses Under Clean Air Act For Unavoidable Malfunctions
The Sierra Club filed a petition for review challenging certain provisions of nine EPA rules that provide for affirmative defenses against alleged Clean Air Act violations.
United States
7 Jul 2014
D.C. Circuit Tells EPA Its Policy On Aggregating Sources For Clean Air Act Permitting Violates EPA’s Own Regulations
EPA may no longer consider interrelatedness in determining adjacency when making source determination decisions under the Clean Air Act.
United States
10 Jun 2014
EPA Announces "Clean Power Plan" To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Power Plants
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
United States
10 Jun 2014
Supreme Court Affirms Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, Reversing D.C. Circuit
One of the long-running questions in the administration of the Clean Air Act is the extent to which EPA can implement the Act through market-based mechanisms.
United States
8 May 2014
EPA Will Consider Whether To Propose Ultrafine Particle Air Quality Standard
The EPA will consider whether it should set a standard for "ultrafine" particles when it reviews its particulate matter national ambient air quality standard.
United States
25 Apr 2014
White House Unveils Plan To Curb Methane Emissions
The White House announced its new plan to cut methane emissions, the tenants of which could have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry.
United States
10 Apr 2014
Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing In Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Case
As we discussed in an earlier post, in October 2013 the Ninth Circuit held in Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon, 732 F.3d 1131, that it lacked jurisdiction to hear certain environmental organizations’ challenge to Washington’s failure to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state’s five oil refineries under the Clean Air Act.
United States
16 Feb 2014
D.C. Circuit Grants Rehearing In Clean Air Act Case
On December 11, a D.C. Circuit panel (Tatel, Brown, Griffith) granted in part environmental and state petitions for rehearing in Mississippi v. EPA (Nos. 08-1200 et al.), revising key language describing the court’s review of certain agency actions.
United States
16 Jan 2014
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