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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

Babst Calland: EPA Proposes Amendments to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Babst Calland

By Meredith Odato Graham This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposal to amend Subpart W of the greenhouse gas reporting program rules, which affects the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems source category. According... Read More

Williams Mullen: EPA Finalizes Clean Power Plan: Now What?
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Williams Mullen

By: Channing J. Martin President Obama unveiled on August 3 what has been billed as the Administration’s biggest initiative yet to regulate carbon emissions. Although the final regulations that form the Clean Power Plan are ostensibly aimed at... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: U.S. EPA Moves Forward with Potential TSCA Rulemaking Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa, Member The public comment period for USEPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and potential regulation pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) came... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: President Obama Withdraws Proposal to Lower the Ozone NAAQS
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Bob Greenslade and Patricia Finn Braddock On September 2, 2011, President Obama directed Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), to withdraw the agency's proposal to lower the primary... 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

Cadwalader Friends & Clients Memo: EPA Proposes CO2 Emissions Standards for New Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generators
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Gregory Lawrence , Athena Eastwood , Joseph Williams and Tory Lauterbach On March 27, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking that would set standards... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: EPA Proposes New Short-Term Secondary NOx and SOx Air Standards But Rejects Potentially Stricter New Approach to Determining Standards
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by Troutman Sanders

To the dismay of environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") on July 13 declined to adopt a long-anticipated new method of setting a combined secondary national ambient air quality standard ("NAAQS") for... 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

USGS Boosts Amount Of Marcellus Shale Gas Reserves
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that the Marcellus Shale region contains some 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, far more than thought nearly a decade ago. Tuesday's figure is much higher than... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Multiple Parties Seek One-Year Delay of EPA MACT Rule
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On October 13 and 14, 2011, the National Mining Association ("NMA"), twenty-five states and Guam, and other public interest groups submitted amicus briefs to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in support of Utility... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: New EPA Report Again Ties Wyoming Water Pollution To Fracking
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On October 10, 2012, as a follow-up to its December 2011 draft report concerning allegations of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA released the methodology and results for additional water samples collected from two monitoring wells... Read More