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USFWS Lists Rusty Patched Bumble Bee as Endangered
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2017

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) published a final rule listing the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee as an endangered


U.S. E.P.A. Agrees to Review Drilling Waste Regulations to Settle Suit
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2017

In May of 2016, environmental groups sued the U.S. E.P.A., alleging that the agency failed to review and revise its regulations and state waste


New Revisions to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

Effective November, 21, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) revised its guiding 1981 Mitigation Policy to provide a new structure for


Regulation of Shale Drilling Recently Changed to Comply with Act 13
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2016

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enacted its new regulations covering unconventional natural gas


USFWS Proposes Endangered Listing for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

On September 22, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as an endangered species


U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to Title V Permit Petition Process
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

On August 24, 2016, U.S. EPA proposed revisions to the rules governing the petition process for Title V permits under 40 CFR Part 70. Section 505 of


Eleventh Circuit Defers to Sixth Circuit in WOTUS Challenge
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

This entry provides an update to our blog post on February 23, 2016 regarding the Sixth Circuit’s decision that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate


A Better Approach To Environmental Prosecution?
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

As the U.S. economy continues to rebound from the economic crisis of 2008, one of the issues that has come to the forefront is the lack of individual


USEPA Can Seek Restitution for CERCLA Clean-Up Based on EPA Accounting Table and EPA Employee Testimony Without Further Evidence
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the guilty plea of Mark Sawyer for conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act


States and Industry Groups Challenge U.S. EPA’s Oil & Gas Methane Regulations
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

In July, the State of North Dakota filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging U.S. EPA’s final rule amending the