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Williams Mullen
EPA Enforcement Initiative

EPA is currently pursuing six National Enforcement Initiatives. One of these initiatives is entitled, “Keeping Raw Sewage and Contaminated Stormwater Out of Our Nation’s Waters.” Over the past three years, civil penalties in cases settled...

E. Lynn Grayson
Continuing Efforts to Ban Microbeads

The District of Columbia (D.C.) is the latest to propose a ban on microbeads starting January 1, 2018. The proposed ban, part of D.C.’s omnibus fisheries and wildlife bill aimed at ensuring marine areas and waterways remain pollutant-free, is one...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Waters of the U.S. Rule on Nationwide Hold

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has stayed nationwide application of a controversial rule designed to clarify what water bodies and wetlands are subject to federal Clean Water Act regulation in a 2-1 decision, [subscribers can access an...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Prompted by Independent Study, EPA Issues Notice of Violation to Volkswagen for Circumventing Federal Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of a notice of violation to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively Volkswagen) appears to have further validated EPA’s and other federal agencies’...

Steven M. Siros
Seventh Circuit Opens the Door for End Run on General Causation in Toxic Tort Cases

A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], may significantly lower the causation bar for plaintiffs in toxic tort cases. In the case C.W. & E...

Williams Mullen
Virginia’s Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations Are Amended

By Henry R. "Speaker" Pollard, V , Partner, Williams Mullen The Virginia State Water Control Board (“Board”) recently published long-awaited changes to the state’s petroleum aboveground storage tank (“AST”) regulations...