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Study warns of potential increase in global mercury emissions, which would impact animals in Arctic region
Posted on 15 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

An assessment by a scientific body set up by the eight Arctic rim countries has projected that global mercury emissions could grow by 25% by 2020 if no action is taken to control such emissions, posing a threat to polar bears, whales, and seals and the... Read More

Steptoe and Johnson Update: Ohio EPA Proposes Air Permits for Drilling Sites
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Katerina E. Milenkovski , Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC During the past several months, Ohio EPA has been working to determine what, if any, air pollution requirements apply to well-site operations in the oil and gas industry - in particular... Read More

Let a thousand lawsuits bloom: The CAA is this week's favorite target
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, EPA has proposed national standards for mercury and other toxic pollutant emissions from power plants. See http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/ . Now Guam and 25 states have filed a challenge to the regulations. The... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change: The Year Ahead
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues commentary, Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin Till, attorneys for Marten Law PLLC, discuss the EPA rules regarding greenhouse gases (GHGs) that took effect... Read More

NRDC challenge to EPA approval of California CAA SIP fails
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

California submitted a Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan to the EPA for approval. Pursuant to the "conformity rule" under 40 C.F.R. Section 93.118, the EPA conducted a review to determine whether the SIP's motor vehicle emissions budgets... Read More

Study warns of potential increase in global mercury emissions, which would impact animals in Arctic region
Posted on 15 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

An assessment by a scientific body set up by the eight Arctic rim countries has projected that global mercury emissions could grow by 25% by 2020 if no action is taken to control such emissions, posing a threat to polar bears, whales, and seals and the... Read More

Let a thousand lawsuits bloom: The CAA is this week's favorite target
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

As noted in prior posts, EPA has proposed national standards for mercury and other toxic pollutant emissions from power plants. See http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/ . Now Guam and 25 states have filed a challenge to the regulations. ... Read More

Smoke from fires can travel thousands of miles impacting weather, climate, and air quality
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the impact of fires in Southeast Asia on air pollution throughout the region. While it has been known for decades that large wildfires can create or enhance thunderstorm clouds, leading to what are called pyrocumulonimbus clouds... Read More

Steptoe and Johnson Update: Ohio EPA Proposes Air Permits for Drilling Sites
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Katerina E. Milenkovski , Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC During the past several months, Ohio EPA has been working to determine what, if any, air pollution requirements apply to well-site operations in the oil and gas industry - in particular... Read More

EPA Proposes Rules on Clean Air Act Permitting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address... Read More