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EPA Continues With Rulemaking Through the End of the Administration
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2016

EPA approved changes to Kentucky’s SIP that remove Stage II vapor control requirements for new and upgraded gasoline dispensing facilities in


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


WVDEP's emergency rules on horizontal gas wells: comprehensive and detailed new requirements now apply to all Marcellus Wells
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

On August 22, 2011, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an Emergency Rule with the Secretary of State, entitled “Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development” (W.Va. CSR 35-8-1.1, et seq


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


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


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


Ninth Circuit rules that NPDES permits are required for logging road ditches and culverts
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

In a decision that may eventually have significance far beyond the nine states encompassed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that court ruled on August 17, 2010 that timber companies are required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") permits for stormwater discharges from logging roads that collect such runoff in ditches, culverts and other channels prior to discharge to streams and rivers


Fuel efficiency standards of the future
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

On July 29, 2011, President Barack Obama, joined by major automakers Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, JaguarLand Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo - which together account for over 90 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States - announced new fuel efficiency standards aimed at improving fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025


Natural gas industry challenges EPA's costly rule targeting emissions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2010

Natural gas producers, engine manufacturers, and other industry groups have launched an assault on the U.S. EPA's recent rule requiring operators of existing stationary natural gas-fired engines to control emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants


EPA declines to create new air pollution control program for coal mines for now.
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

By letter dated April 30, 2013, EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe denied a petition filed by the Sierra Club and other groups, seeking to have