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USEPA Announces Changes to Self-Audit Policy
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by Marc Karell

Besides researching and writing environmental rules, such as the mercury power plant rule recently addressed by the US Supreme Court, the USEPA must also spend a lot of effort enforcing rules – to ensure they are fairly and evenly complied with... Read More

U.S. EPA – Next Generation Enforcement – Already Here With More Coming Soon
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The 2016 budget focus for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“U.S. EPA”) is on continued implementation of its “Next Generation” enforcement initiative, and this could mean big costs for manufacturers who choose... Read More

First Circuit sets forth clear indices when a regulatory takings claim is ripe
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, there has been a long history by landowners seeking to use the Fifth Amendment to obtain compensation for so-called "regulatory takings" of their property. In Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. Rhode Island , 2011 U... Read More

First Circuit sets forth clear indices when a regulatory takings claim is ripe
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, there has been a long history by landowners seeking to use the Fifth Amendment to obtain compensation for so-called "regulatory takings" of their property. In Downing/Salt Pond Partners, L.P. v. Rhode Island , 2011 U... Read More

Administration announces plans for new regulations regarding wetlands, but specifics are lacking for now
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Administration has announced that it will propose new regulations to protect wetlands and smaller streams; unfortunately, specifics are lacking at present. The Administration appears to believe that their new regulations will fit within the constraints... Read More