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EPA Attempts to Expand its Reach and Re-Define Waters of the United States

After substantial time and review, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers proposed its long-anticipated rule-making establishing a new regulatory definition of the term “waters of the...

E. Lynn Grayson
CA Drought/New Water Supply Reports

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) recently issued a new report titled "2014 Drought: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience" for building a statewide water management system more resilient to drought. At the same time, the Natural...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
New Jersey Receives Largest Public Assistance/Mitigation Grant Ever Issued by FEMA For Post-Sandy Infrastructure Hardening

$260 Million Grant Will Fund Flood Mitigation and Energy Resilience Projects at State's Largest Wastewater Treatment Facility The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $260 million Public Assistance grant to the Passaic Valley...

Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer
U.S. EPA 2013 TRI Preliminary Dataset Now Available

EPA has released the 2013 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) preliminary dataset, which contains toxic chemical release and pollution prevention data reported by facilities for the 2013 calendar year. The currently available dataset includes reporting forms...

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Ohio’s Fugitive Emissions Regulations

By Zahava Bennett and Eli Humphries Many energy prospectors, including the T. Boone Pickens, have viewed natural gas as a bridge fuel leading to a more sustainable future. Although natural gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, there is concern...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
EPA and State of New York Reach Agreement With City of New York To Reopen Croton Drinking Water Supply Next Year

The United States DOJ and EPA and the State of New York have reached agreement with New York City to modify the Consent Decree entered in November 1998 which required the City to construct a filtration plant for its Croton drinking water supply. Under...