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Marten Law: In Second Obama Term, Expect Significant Changes to Energy and Environmental Law
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: This Emerging Issues Analysis from Marten Law provides an overview of the major changes to energy and environmental laws that the Obama Administration is expected to advance in the next four... Read More

EPA Floats Proposed New Enforcement Initiatives for 2017 – 2019
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The US EPA has proposed its National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEI”) for calendar years 2017 through 2019. US EPA develops a set of NEI every three years, focusing federal resources on industries with noncompliance issues on a regional or... Read More

CEC Approves New Operational Plan For 2013-2014
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

Last week the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) agreed to a new Operational Plan for 2013-2014 that focuses on collaborative actions in three strategic areas to maximize the overall impact: greening transportation, tackling... Read More

US EPA Publishes Proposed List of National Enforcement Initiatives for FY2017–19
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

On September 15, 2015, US EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance published a proposed list of national enforcement initiatives (NEIs) for fiscal years 2017–19. This latest NEI list includes NEIs from the last round (FY2014–16... Read More

The 2012 California Environmental Legislative Recap--The Calm Before the Storm
Posted on 22 May 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Get the latest expert analysis on California's enacted environmental legislation. The article describes recent California legislation addressing climate change, air quality, energy and fuels, water quality and supply, hazardous waste, land use, environmental... Read More

Pope Francis On Environmental Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

By Michael B. Gerrard The remarkable Encyclical Letter issued last month by Pope Francis could be read as a primer on the importance and idealized operation of many of our environmental laws. The headings below are mine; the text is from the... Read More

2011 California Environmental Legislative Recap--A Touch More Green
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Gary Lucks Get the latest analysis of environmental laws recently passed by the California Legislature. The article includes coverage of 2011 state legislation on a variety of topics, such as climate change, air and water quality, energy, the... Read More

States Should Think Twice Before Refusing Any Response to EPA’s Clean Power Rules
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The date is approaching for EPA to finalize its rules for controlling carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, and states are contemplating their responses to those rules. A number of commentators have recommended that states “just say... Read More

Virginia Environmental Regulatory Developments
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Williams Mullen

BY: LYNNE C. RHODE, JOHN W. DANIEL II & CHANNING J. MARTIN STATE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD A. Final Regulations 1. Existing Stationary Sources (Rev. J07) (amending 9VAC5-40-6970, 9VAC5-40-7050; adding 9VAC5-40-6975). 9VAC5-45. Consumer... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Illinois Governor Vetoes Plastic Bag Recycling
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: ILLINOIS Gov. Pat Quinn (D) vetoes SB 3442, which would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs and barred local municipalities from establishing their own plans (QUAD-CITY TIMES). • The U... Read More

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards
Posted on 1 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025 WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama Administration has finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty... Read More

Texas Changes the Goal(s)
Posted on 13 May 2015 by J. Wylie Donald

By Tricia Caliguire Some say you can't go back, but last week, I did go back -- to Austin, Texas, where I went to law school. Things changed -- the east side has been gentrified, the traffic is horrendous, and Molly Ivins is gone – and... Read More