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Marten Law: California Issues Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Rule--Alaska and South Dakota Also Announce New Regulations
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel K. Kolta

By Daniel K. Kolta , Associate, Marten Law PLLC In the absence of comprehensive federal regulations governing hydraulic fracturing, several states have begun to adopt their own rules. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Daniel Kolta of Marten Law PLLC... Read More

Marten Law: Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Adam D. Orford, Dustin Till, and Daniel Timmons, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: The current boom in oil and gas production will be one of the forces driving President Obama's energy policy in his second administration... Read More

Marten Law Launches San Francisco Office
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Former Orrick Environmental Partner to Anchor Firm's Expansion to California Robert Lawrence , former chair of Orrick's environmental transactions group, will anchor Marten Law's new San Francisco office - making it one of the largest... Read More

Marten Law: California Issues Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Rule--Alaska and South Dakota Also Announce New Regulations
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Daniel K. Kolta , Associate, Marten Law PLLC In the absence of comprehensive federal regulations governing hydraulic fracturing, several states have begun to adopt their own rules. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Daniel Kolta of Marten Law PLLC... Read More

Marten Law on LA County Flood Control Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh , Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh of Marten Law PLLC discusses LA County Flood Control Dist. v. NRDC in which the U.S. Supreme Court considered the scope of what constitutes a "discharge"... Read More

Marten Law on National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson: No Means No--EPA Told Again Not to Regulate Through Guidance
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Jeff Kray

By Jeff Kray, Partner, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Jeff Kray of Marten Law PLLC analyzes two decisions in National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson which, taken together, determine that EPA's mountain-top mining Guidance... Read More

Marten Law: EPA Finalizes New Interstate Air Pollution Rule for Power Plants
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Dustin T Till

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a new rule, Federal Implementation Plans: Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone and Correction of SIP Approvals, 76... Read More

Marten Law: Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards Proposed For Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by amoir

By Alyssa Moir, Marten Law Group PLLC In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Alyssa Moir writes that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly proposed the first-ever... Read More

Marten Law: Challenges to EPA's Controversial Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Move Forward
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Dustin Till In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Dustin Till reviews the EPA's attempt to regulate emissions from power plants in "upwind" states based upon allegations that air quality in "downwind" states is affected. The EPA's... Read More

Marten Law on Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Clean Water Act Bar on Pre-Enforcement Review
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh of Marten Law PLLC discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Sackett v. EPA, a Ninth Circuit decision barring defendants from... Read More

Marten Law: Supreme Court Preview--Ownership of Navigable Riverways and Due Process Challenge to Enforcement Orders to be Decided in 2011-12 Term
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Steven G Jones

By Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The U.S. Supreme Court's new term has just begun. There are two environmental cases on the Court's docket," reports Steve Jones. "The first, PPL Montana, LLC v. State of Montana , presents... Read More

LexisNexis® Environmental Law and Climate Change Community Podcast: Brad Marten on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA.
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Community Staff

On this edition, Brad Marten of Marten Law in Seattle discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Sackett v. EPA . The unanimous high Court found that an Idaho couple could appeal an administrative compliance order issued by the EPA under the Clean... Read More

Marten Law PLLC Analyzes Chantell Sackett v. EPA: Scalia and Unanimous Supreme Court Uphold Pre-Enforcement Review in Wetlands Case Under Clean Water Act
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Steve Jones, Russell Prugh and Brad Marten of Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Steve Jones, Russell Prugh and Brad Marten of Marten Law PLLC discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Sackett v. EPA, striking down... Read More

Marten Law on PPL Montana, LLC v. State of Montana: Supreme Court Reverses Montana High Court in Rent for Riverbeds Case
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh of Marten Law PLLC discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of a decision by the Montana Supreme Court that required a hydroelectric dam operator to... Read More

Marten Law: Ninth Circuit Finds Fish & Wildlife Failed to Adequately Account for Climate Impacts, and Keeps Yellowstone Grizzlies on ESA List
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Jessica K Ferrell

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Marten Law PLLC "The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Montana district court ruling that blocked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the "Service") from removing Yellowstone grizzly... Read More