In a 2-1 split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected EPA’s most recent attempt to regulate cross-state air pollution from the electric power, natural gas, and coal industries. EME Homer City Generation v. EPA, No. 11-1302, 2012 WL 3570721 (D.C. More »
Benjamin Franklin once said that when the well runs dry, we realize the value of water. The Integrated Water Resources Strategy is a long-overdue assessment that reflects how we value water here in the state of Oregon. Fortunately, our well hasn’t run dry, and with this kind of strategic planning, it won’t.
In a split opinion, a federal appellate court has rejected EPA’s long-standing practice of requiring oil and gas producers to aggregate emissions from dispersed production wells, flares, and processing facilities. EPA’s practice of aggregating emissions from smaller sources often brings them within the “major source” category of the Clean Air Act and triggers Title V permitting requirements. More »
The Supreme Court is considering a petition for review regarding the interplay between CERCLA Sections 107 and 113, the law’s cost recovery and contribution provisions. The petition for certiorari in Solutia, Inc. v. McWane, Inc.More »
Municipal governments are reviewing a new EPA policy that uses “adaptive management” tools to achieve compliance with combined sewer overflow and stormwater management requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The policy, EPA’s Integrated Municipal Stormwater and WMore »
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that U.S. EPA overstepped its authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and infringed on state authority under those statutes when it issued a “Final Guidance” for so-called mountain-top removal coal mining. More »