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Ballard Spahr LLP: President Obama, EPA Announce Final Clean Power Plan to Regulate Power Plant Emissions Connected to Climate Change
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the issuance of the long-anticipated Federal Clean Power Plan, which regulates emission to the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from existing fossil fuel-fired electric... Read More

Williams Mullen: Supreme Court Ruling on EPA Mercury Rule: Utilities Win the Battle, But Lose the War
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Jessica J.O. King The Clean Air Act requires EPA to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants from coal-fired power plants if the agency determines that such “regulation is appropriate and necessary” after studying the hazards the... Read More

Babst Calland: Public Hearings Announced for EPA Air Rules Targeting Oil and Gas Sector
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Babst Calland

By Meredith Odato Graham [On Aug. 27] the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will host three public hearings in September regarding proposed Clean Air Act rulemaking actions that will affect the oil and gas industry. Two hearings... Read More

DLA Piper Climate Change Alert: EPA Announces Carbon Regulations For Existing Power Plants
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 by DLA Piper

By Deborah E. Jennings , Andrew B. Schatz and Catherine B. Campbell The Environmental Protection Agency has announced long-awaited regulations to reduce carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from existing power plants pursuant to the Clean Air Act. EPA's... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: EPA Releases Clean Power Plan
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Stephen L. Miller On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy released the agency’s Clean Power Plan , regulations designed to significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from power plants, as well as promoting low-emitting power... Read More

Babst Calland: Environmental Advocacy Groups Call for National Methane Emission Standards
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli On September 18, 2014, sixteen of the nation’s largest environmental advocacy groups joined forces in a letter to President Barack Obama calling for national standards aimed at reducing methane emissions from oil and gas... Read More

Troutman Sanders: EPA Modifies Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On October 1, 2015 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) adopted a more stringent air quality standard for ground-level ozone emissions that reduces the national standard from 75 parts per billion... Read More

Babst Calland: Plain Meaning Prevails - 6th Circuit Overturns EPA's Single Source Determination. What's EPA's Next Step?
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Babst Calland

On August 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published a decision that appears to be a victory in terms of how permitting authorities must decide which air permitting requirements apply to the oil and gas industry. However, a closer... Read More

Learn More About Fracking - White Paper and Complimentary CLE Webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Issues Arising from Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Extraction Agreements
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Register for a complimentary CLE webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Issues Arising from Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Extraction Agreements - Tuesday Dec. 20 th 2PM EST http://www.eventsvc.com/LexisNexis_HB/register/8aa10302-64b8-4d6d-87aa... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Court Reverses EPA Decision to Aggregate Air Sources from Natural Gas Operations
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando Benincasa In an important decision on August 7th related to the aggregation of air emissions in the oil and gas industry, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] which... Read More

Greenhouse Gas Regulation Raises 3 Questions for the Oil and Gas Industry - Commentary by Russell Prugh of Marten Law
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC “The effects of coming greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation will be felt across a broad spectrum of the oil and gas industry. Exploration, development, production, refining, and transportation face restrictions... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Among Environmentalists, Hydrofracking is Not a 'Yes or No' Issue
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On April 10, 2013, I participated in " Justice Speaks ," an event sponsored by the Justice Action Center at New York Law School on hydraulic fracturing. Joining me on the podium was Daniel Raichel , a Project Attorney... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: EPA Issues Strict New Cross-State Air Pollution Rule for Power Plants
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On July 7, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued new rules requiring power plants in 27 eastern, mid-western, and southern states to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide by 54% and sulfur dioxide by 73% from 2005 levels by... Read More

U.S. EPA Creates Uncertainty in Appalachia with Air Quality Permitting Memorandum
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa In the face of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in late 2012 which struck down United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) use of "functional relatedness" in determining whether sources of... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: EPA Establishes Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By James J. A. Mulhall The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently established national standards that will impact certain emissions from power plants. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) relate to permissible... Read More