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An example of true judicial restraint: Judge Robert Chambers affirms the Highland Mining 404 permit

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 17 2012

After my post on judicial restraint and the lack thereof in Texas v. EPA, the opinion issued last week by Judge Robert Chambers, in Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, affirming the Corps’ 404 permit for Highland Mining’s Reylas Surface Mine, seemed particularly notable

Standing matters, TMDL version

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2013

Last week, in Conservation Law Foundation v. EPA, Judge Mark Wolf ruled that CLF did not have standing to challenge EPA's approval of total maximum

Wondering about the status of EPA's CCR rule? So are 11 environmental groups

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2012

EPA published two separate proposals for regulating coal ash one under Subtitle C and one under Subtitle D on June 21, 2010

Perhaps the next coastal project won't take 10 years: the First Circuit preempts some state authority

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

Public and private developers spend a lot of time talking about NIMBY, or Not In My Backyard

Another climate update: are moderates coming aboard?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

As Senators Kerry, Lieberman, and Graham get ready to release their version of a climate bill, negotiations with moderate Democrats are heating up

EPA issues Step 3 of the Tailoring Rule: did anyone hear the tree fall?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

On Friday, EPA released “Step 3” of the GHG Tailoring Rule

Which comes first, innovation or regulation?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2013

Two seemingly unrelated stories in Wednesday's trade press got me thinking - always dangerous - about the relationship between regulation and

Do we need the precautionary principle to protect us from potential risks from nanotechnology? The NRDC thinks so

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2012

In a prior rant, I raised the concern that EPA would oppose the use of new cleanup technologies based on nanotechnologies on the basis of the precautionary principle

Bad day at Black (Coal) Rock

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

Last week, I noted that Gina McCarthy, EPA's Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, suggested that, in the short run, the most significant pressure on inefficient energy sources would come, not from climate change legislation or from EPA GHG regulations, but instead from all of the conventional pollutant regulations that EPA expects to promulgate that will make use of coal much more expensive

Still hope for new municipal waste combustors in Massachusetts?

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2010

Yesterday's New York Times had a very interesting article regarding the use of advanced municipal waste combustor technology in Europe