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WVDEP Releases Draft Interpretive Rule on Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection, Certification, and Spill Prevention Plan Requirements
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has released a draft " Interpretative Rule " to implement certain inspection, certification, and spill prevention – response plan provisions of the Aboveground Storage Tank... 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

EPA finalizes mountaintop mining guidance for Appalachia
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

EPA issued final guidance concerning environmental permitting regulations for mountaintop mining in Appalachia, maintaining the strengthened requirements it set out in the earlier interim guidance that was released on April 1, 2010. A summary of the... Read More

THE MARCELLUS SHALE ADVISORY COMMISSION’S REPORT
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Babst Calland

On July 22, 2011, the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission presented its final Report with numerous recommendations for environmental policy, legislative and regulatory reforms to address development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania... Read More

Water Scarcity Challenges Headed To Supreme Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block Three petitions have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a recent 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional water... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Is Launched
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge was launched this week, inviting submissions of innovative ideas to improve access to safe and sustainable water supply for communities where access is presently at risk. The winning project will receive a prize... Read More

THE MARCELLUS SHALE ADVISORY COMMISSION’S REPORT
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Babst Calland

On July 22, 2011, the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission presented its final Report with numerous recommendations for environmental policy, legislative and regulatory reforms to address development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

EPA finalizes mountaintop mining guidance for Appalachia
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

EPA issued final guidance concerning environmental permitting regulations for mountaintop mining in Appalachia, maintaining the strengthened requirements it set out in the earlier interim guidance that was released on April 1, 2010. A summary of the... Read More

Silver nanoparticles are transformed by sewage treatment
Posted on 18 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted a number of issues related to nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles are used in hundreds of consumer products, including food storage containers, clothing, computer keyboards, cosmetics, pillows, cell phones, and medical appliances... Read More

Water Scarcity Challenges Headed To Supreme Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block Three petitions have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a recent 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional water... Read More