The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated significant new provisions both to its 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulations and to its 1988 state program approval (SPA) regulations. 80 Fed. Reg. 41566 (July 15, 2015).
In August, EPA is expected to finalize and to modify its ambitious Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
EPA and the Army Corps Seeking to Consolidate Challenges to Recently Issued “Waters of the United States” Rule
Since the EPA and the Army Corps published the final rule defining “waters of the United States” on June 29, 2015, 72 plaintiffs have already filed ten separate complaints in eight federal district courts challenging the final rule.
Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops.
When New York officially banned hydraulic fracturing in late June 2015, many assumed the long-heated political debate was over and there would be no fracing in New York unless the courts overturned the ban.
There have been a significant number of cases reported in the press recently in relation to hotels that are being prosecuted for health and safety breaches.
Beyond All Appropriate Inquiry, Environmental Liability Protection in Commercial Property Transactions
The ubiquitous Phase I environmental report is hopefully familiar to everyone involved in commercial property development.
On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through a survey of bank sponsors and managers.
A lawsuit seeking an immediate halt to oil and gas wastewater injection at 2,500 wells across California took a positive turn for energy producers last week as Superior Court Judge George C. Hernandez denied plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in a closely watched case challenging long-standing operations in the California oil and gas industry.
Better air quality or slower adoption of building codes? Like a rebellious teenager, Utah is having an identity crisis over building codes. The answer, of course, is to listen to mom.