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The always-useful Politico nails the Democrat plan for cap and trade legislation though Harry Reid won't use that term. Look for the Bill to have four sections: (1) oil spill response; (2) a clean-energy and job-creation title based on work done in the...
EPA Issues 2012 Construction General Permit Without Numeric Turbidity Limit; Hosts Webinar to Introduce Permit Changes
from Gregory R. Tan of GT Denver On February 16, 2012, EPA issued the Final 2012 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities ( the “Construction General Permit” or “CGP”), which replaces EPA’s 2008 CGP. The new Construction...
Florida Businesses and Industries to Benefit From 2012 Energy Policy, Environmental & Growth Management Legislation
from Reggie L. Bouthillier, Kenneth Metcalf*, Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice, and Todd Sumner of GT Tallahassee The 2012 Florida Legislative Session focused on the redistricting process and passage of the State budget. Despite these challenging priorities, the Legislature passed several...
In his January 18 post, Michael Cooke of GT Tampa wrote about the court-ordered stay of the Cross State Pollution Rule. Mr. Cooke provides details of the arguments made during subsequent briefing, and provides an analysis of what to expect next in the judicial review process,...
February's column in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly / Legal Intelligencer considers the "environmental debts" that often arise in transactions or otherwise. Managing Environmental Obligations: Tracking "Environmental Debtors", 35 Pa. L. Weekly 196 (Feb. 28,...
From Michael Cooke of GT Tampa: On Wednesday, January 18th, by letter to Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, the EPA advised that it would exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the 2011 notification deadlines for existing boilers and incinerators that have passed while the EPA’s...
From Michael Cooke of GT Tampa: EPA and the federal courts have been busy with air issues in December and January, and the results have created substantial uncertainty for sources planning compliance efforts. These actions include two new air toxics rules for electric utilities (the...
Thirty years after enactment, lawyers and courts remain somewhat at sea over when declaratory judgments must be granted under the federal Superfund statute, when they may be granted, and when they should not be granted. Beginning from the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's December 19...
From Melissa Meirink of GT Denver: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently issued draft guidance designed to promote more efficient environmental reviews of projects subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA is a procedural statute that requires...
In this month's Pennsylvania Law Weekly / Legal Intelligencer column, I discuss Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1100 and Pennsylvania House Bill 1950. The bills, which implement many of the recommendations made by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commision, propose...