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West Virginia Legislature passes comprehensive aboveground storage tank bill and amends public water supply laws

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

On March 8, 2014, the West Virginia Legislature passed a comprehensive bill, primarily in response to the Jan. 9, 2014 leak of fluid containing 4-

EPA's new "guidance" on coal mine permitting reveals a different kind of transparency

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

About a year ago, I wrote in these pages that efforts by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict coal mining in West Virginia have very little to do with trying to enforce compliance with existing laws

Shake-up in deepwater permitting continues over a year after BP spill

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

As memories of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fade into history, the process of obtaining permission to drill in the United States’ deepwater areas remains in the midst of regulatory reform and structural upheaval

The continuing evolution in mine permitting: EPA's war against coal reaches new heights

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

Elections, we have been told, have consequences

Coal combustion ash disposal: TVA breach leads to push for new regulations, lawsuits

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2009

On December 22, 2008, there was a massive failure of a retention wall at a coal ash containment area at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)'s "Fossil Plant," located near Kingston, Tennessee

Before and after Kingston: a coal ash litigation update

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2010

As reported in previous Dinsmore & Shohl Legal Alerts, the December 2008 breach of a coal ash impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority's facility in Kingston, Tennessee resulted in the spill of over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash into adjacent waterways and properties

EPA reaches for the air emissions of hydraulically fractured wells and beyond

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 18 2011

To date, much of the regulatory focus for oil and gas activities the subject of increased media attention because of the shale resources in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio has been on water concerns

EPA’s new enforcement priorities target the energy extraction industry

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2010

As many interested environmental and industry groups have lauded and bemoaned respectively, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") recently finalized its enforcement priorities for 2011 through 2013

EPA releases notice of data availability regarding forthcoming UIC rules for CO2 injection wells

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

EPA recently released a pre-publication version of a Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comments ("Notice") pertaining to its proposed regulatory amendments to the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program that would establish a new class of wells (Class VI), pursuant to its authority under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Court strikes down EPA overreaching again

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

For the third time in the past 10 months, a federal court has declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has violated the law through its efforts to impose additional restrictions on coal operations in the Appalachian States