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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari on GE’s Due Process Challenge to EPA Orders Under CERCLA
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court has declined review of a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling holding that the Environmental Protection Agency's use of unilateral administrative orders to enforce Comprehensive... Read More

EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances... Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to the Proposed Rule on Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") solicits public comments about what procedures it should use to obtain more information on the use of nanoscale ingredients in pesticide products. 76 Fed. Reg. 35383 (June 17... Read More

EPA Challenges Software Developers to Create App That Puts Environmental and Public Health Information at Citizens’ Fingertips
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its "Apps for the Environment" challenge to encourage the development of innovative environmental applications for people and communities. The challenge invites the information... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Textbook Update Addresses Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Robert L. Graham , Partner, Jenner & Block LLP Bob Graham co-authored a leading environmental law textbook in use at many U.S. law schools titled Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law and Society . The Fourth Edition of this textbook was... Read More

New USGS Report Finds Wells Contaminated
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, Trace Elements and Radon in Groundwater Across the United States, 1992-2003 , about 20% of untreated water samples from public, private and monitoring... Read More

U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to Clean Air Act Regulations Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by Babst Calland

On August 23rd, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a package of proposed rules governing air emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, which includes the EPA's first air standards targeting emissions from gas... Read More

BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have announced that BP Exploration Alaska... Read More

USEPA Promulgates New Fracking Air Rules
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC While the focus of the environmental controversy concerning hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has been the alleged contamination of aquifers and other drinking... Read More

Administration Announces New Program to Promote Biofuels and Renewable Energy (RFS2; Carbon Sequestration; Biomass Crop Assistance Program)
Posted on 3 Feb 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

President Obama today announced a series of steps as part of a comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence and build a foundation for a new clean energy economy. The administration believes that the strategy will create new industries... Read More

War of Words over E15 Standard
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Jonathan Wilson

With the EPA expected to rule on a waiver that would permit E15 (15% ethanol fuel) to be sold in the U.S. a war of words is heating up between ethanol advocastes, oil industry spokesmen and others. As Ethanol Producer reports: In the space of two... Read More

BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have announced that BP Exploration Alaska... Read More

New USGS Report Finds Wells Contaminated
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, Trace Elements and Radon in Groundwater Across the United States, 1992-2003 , about 20% of untreated water samples from public, private and monitoring... Read More

USEPA Promulgates New Fracking Air Rules
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Marc Karell

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC While the focus of the environmental controversy concerning hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has been the alleged contamination of aquifers and other... Read More

EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances... Read More