Several environmental groups have sued EPA, seeking a decision on a 2012 petition (“2012 Petition”) they filed with the agency, which requests that EPA add oil and gas exploration wells to the list of facilities required to report releases of toxic chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory (“TRI”) pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (“EPCRA”), 42 U.S.C. § 11023(b).
An environmental audit is a self-evaluation of current compliance with applicable environmental regulations. The audit is typically performed by an outside environmental consultant.
On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new governor, Tom Wolf, signed Executive Order 2015-03, thereby reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on January 28, 2015 that it has finalized a new regulatory regime to allow the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations in all parts of the State except for New York City.
Thanks to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, there is one less obstacle in the way of Commonwealth businesses and residents faced with a massive snow removal and cleanup effort in the wake of the January 2015 Blizzard.
I’m addicted to weather reporting. Give me 30 minutes of Jim Cantore standing in the middle of a hurricane over even the best cable or Netflix drama any day. The recent build up and TV coverage of “BLIZZARD ’15!!!!” had me mesmerized.
Palm Beach County will soon commence operations of the nation’s first commercial waste-to-energy trash incinerator in 20 years.
United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (“UKOOG”), the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, have published guidelines for establishing environmental baselines that aim to identify variations in environmental conditions which may be attributable to onshore hydrocarbon activities.
Who should decide when, where, how, and even if, hydraulic fracturing should occur?