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EPA issues revised emission factors for flares and other refinery process units
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

On April 20, 2015, EPA issued new and revised emission factors for flares and certain other refinery process units. The final action addressed:


Regulation by litigation: Fourth Circuit weighs in on nuisance suits involving air emissions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has become the latest federal appellate court to weigh in on the viability of public nuisance lawsuits to effectively regulate air emissions


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


D. C. Circuit vacates RICE MACT and NSPS 100-hour provision for emergency engines participating in emergency demand response programs
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

On May 1, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an opinion remanding to EPA the 2013 federal regulatory


Pennsylvania federal court decision opens door for use of “functional interrelatedness” analysis to aggregate emissions for permitting purposes
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

A recent decision by a Pennsylvania federal court has left open the door outside the Sixth Circuit for Clean Air Act citizen suits and permit


OSM will propose new regulations to address air emissions from surface mines
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

The United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is moving forward with a rulemaking to address emissions from blasting


Natural Habitats and Natural Resource Extraction: The Battle Continues
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Most, if not all of you, are very familiar with the tensions between natural resource extraction - be it coal or oil and gas - and environmentalists


W.Va. Supreme Court affirms award of attorneys’ fees and expenses against WVDEP in surface mine board appeals
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

By a per curiam (“for the Court”) decision issued on October 19, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) is obligated to pay the Hominy Creek Preservation Association (“HCPA”) more than $300,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in connection with two consolidated appeals brought before the West Virginia Surface Mine Board


Court addresses surface owner appeal rights involving Marcellus Shale gas wells
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

On September 25, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals entertained oral arguments in the case of James Martin, Director v. Matthew L. Hamblet, Docket No. 11-1157


How the EPA aims to kill coal
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

A case can be made, upon reviewing the full sweep of President Barack Obama’s first term, that the Administration’s top priority has not been health care, the Iranian nuclear program or economic recovery