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Supreme Court’s Southern Union Decision Helps Level the Playing Field for Corporations Subject to Criminal Fines
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Bruce Pasfield

By Bruce Pasfield and Elise Paeffgen, Attorneys, Alston & Bird LLP On June 21, 2012, the Supreme Court in Southern Union Co. v. U.S., 567 U.S. __ (2012) held that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial requires juries not judges to decide the... Read More

EPA Ordered To Move Forward With Coal Ash Waste Rule
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Allison Torrence

On October 29, 2013, a federal district court judge ordered EPA to submit to the court within 60 days a plan and schedule for finalizing coal ash rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Appalachian Voices v. McCarthy , No. 12-cv... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Litigation Filed Over Spent Lead Ammunition On Public Lands
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have filed a complaint against the U.S. Forest Service to limit the disposal of spent lead ammunition. Filed... Read More

EPA Issues Rule to Create e-Manifest System
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Babst Calland

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a final rule that will allow entities to complete manifest forms required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) through a computer-based e-Manifest system hosted by... Read More

Ongoing Cleanup Precludes Plaintiff From Establishing RCRA Imminent and Substantial Endangerment
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block A recent decision from the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected plaintiff's efforts to demonstrate RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment, notwithstanding the presence of benzene in indoor... Read More

EPA Plans To Amend RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA recently announced plans to amend certain hazardous waste regulations under RCRA at 40 C.F.R. Parts 261-265 in its Action Initiation List. According to EPA, the focus will be to streamline these... Read More

EPA Plans To Amend RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA recently announced plans to amend certain hazardous waste regulations under RCRA at 40 C.F.R. Parts 261-265 in its Action Initiation List. According to EPA, the focus will be to streamline these... Read More

Ongoing Cleanup Precludes Plaintiff From Establishing RCRA Imminent and Substantial Endangerment
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block A recent decision from the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected plaintiff's efforts to demonstrate RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment, notwithstanding the presence of benzene in indoor... Read More

Supreme Court’s Southern Union Decision Helps Level the Playing Field for Corporations Subject to Criminal Fines
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Bruce Pasfield

By Bruce Pasfield and Elise Paeffgen, Attorneys, Alston & Bird LLP On June 21, 2012, the Supreme Court in Southern Union Co. v. U.S., 567 U.S. __ (2012) held that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial requires juries not judges to decide... Read More