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Eric Waeckerlin, an associate with Kelley Drye, practices environmental, natural resource, and occupational health and safety law. With a masters in Environmental Management, Eric draws on his knowledge of regulations and litigation and his experience as a policy analyst for the Western Interstate Energy Board when discussing related topics on the firm’s blog, Hydraulic Fracturing Insider, which investigates the best practices of hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Waeckerlin regularly counsels clients in developing regulatory compliance and litigation strategies on a variety of issues.
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Posted by Eric WaeckerlinWith stunning alacrity, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion [PDF] today in Sackett v. EPA (roughly two months since oral argument), resolutely and unanimously striking down EPA’s position that the Clean Water Act (CWA) does not provide...
Ohio DNR Responds to Injection Well Earthquakes: Why the Appropriate Regulatory Response is Critical
Posted by Eric WaeckerlinThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced it will be strengthening requirements for Class II injection wells [PDF] as a result of recent earthquakes in the Youngstown area. ODNR has proposed a suite of new seismic requirements to be imposed on Class...
Posted by Eric WaeckerlinAs reported last week, two lower courts in New York upheld municipal bans (one enacted by the Town of Middlefield, the other by the Town of Dryden) on oil and gas exploration and production within town limits. The concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing prompted...
Posted by Eric WaeckerlinLast week, two lower courts in New York upheld municipal bans (one enacted by the Town of Middlefield, the other by the Town of Dryden) on oil and gas exploration and production within town limits. The bans were prompted by concerns over hydraulic fracturing, which is...
Posted by Eric WaeckerlinWhen one thinks of a Superfund site, the image is of a large landfill, a former mining pit, or an industrial site like Love Canal; places where massive contamination has released into the air, ground, or water over many, many years and where it is not safe to live, animals