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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

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Final NSPS for Oil and Gas Industry Published in Federal Register
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... 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

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

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

Energy Secretary's Advisors Recommend Major Changes to Improve Regulation of Shale Gas Fracking
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Dianne Saxe

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... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio EPA Finalizes General Air Permit for Oil & Natural Gas Production Wells
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More