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Nevada Solar Project Survives Ninth Circuit Review Despite Impacts to Tortoise Connectivity
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment decision in favor of the

EPA Reviewing Obama-Era Power Plant Effluent Rule; Environmental Groups Sue
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

The U.S. EPA has agreed to a request that it reconsider a rule that set federal limits on the levels of toxic Metals that can be discharged from

EPA Has Much to Reconsider on Power Plant Emissions
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

Pursuant to President Trump's March 28 "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," the EPA has sought to delay and review

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 24 May, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request to indefinitely

The Ninth Circuit Continues to Give Technical Decisions Heightened Deference and Validates Take Permit for Utility Scale Solar Project
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 18, 2017, in Defenders of Wildlife v. Zinke, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unequivocally rejected challenges to a 2013

DC District Court’s NEPA Decision Paves the Way for Long-Awaited DOE Shipment of Liquid HEU from Canada to Savannah River Site
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 22 2017

As confirmed by an April 21, 2017 Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board report, the Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the first in a series of

Clean Water ActToxic Pollutants: Kentucky Supreme Court Addresses Adequacy of a Power Plant's Effluent Limits
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

The Supreme Court of Kentucky ("Court") in an April 27th decision addressed whether the effluent limits in a Clean Water Act National Pollution

District Court Dismiss Bid To Force DOI To Decide Whether NEPA Policy Changes Are Needed
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

On May 4, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a “Deepwater Horizon” ruling in Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke. The

Climate Change Litigation, The Climate Report, Spring 2017
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • May 16 2017

Briefing in both cases concluded on March 31, 2017. Among other things, Petitioner contended that DOE violated the National Environmental Policy Act

Energy & Environment - Not Necessarily a Complete Reversal of Obama's Objectives
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

The Trump administration has made energy and environmental policy a top priority and has outlined some of the regulatory reforms it intends to pursue