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...
By Armando F. Benincasa
The final New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas sector was published in the Federal Register and will become effective on October 15, 2012.
The key component of the final rules is a requirement...
Greenslade and Patricia
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...
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...
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...
By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer
Advisors to US Energy Secretary, Stephen Chu, have recommended major changes to improve regulation and environmental performance of shale gas fracturing (fracking) in the US. Public consultation is continuing...
By Katerina E. Milenkovski
On February 1, 2012, Ohio EPA issued a final general air permit for oil and natural gas production well sites . The general permit covers a variety of emissions sources found at most shale gas well sites, including internal...