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Update: comment period for OPR rethink of CEQA Guidelines on transportation impacts extended until November 21, 2014
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2014

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has extended the comment period for its draft of changes to the way that transportation impacts

Bakken crude-by-rail: environmental groups ask New York to regulate DOT-111 tank cars
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2014

A recent state-law challenge by environmental groups to an aspect of crude-by-rail transportation has Teed up the question of federal supremacy over

DOT’s “reverse logistics” rulemaking to add exception for transportation of hazardous materials
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed to modify its hazardous materials regulations as it affects the retail

All aboard! Government and industry groups propose complementary standards for crude oil transport
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

The regulation of transporting flammable liquids by rail has picked up steam in the past year thanks to the energy boom enabled by fracking, as

Energy & environment update February 18, 2014 - administration
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • France, USA
  • February 18 2014

Speaking at a Council on Watershed Health and Climate Resolve February 12, Mike Boots, chief of staff of the White House Council on Environmental

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) stay lifted by D.C. Circuit
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA's June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution

Massachusetts town prohibits use, import and transportation of moderately contaminated soils
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

Cleanup of contaminated sites just became a lot more difficult in the Town of Dartmouth. In April 2014, the Dartmouth Board of Health enacted a

Texas Railroad Commission proposes new regulations for high-risk seismic areas
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2014

On Tuesday, amidst claims that hydraulic fracturing could be causing earthquakes in some parts of Texas, the Texas Railroad Commission proposed

First District holds CEQA’s application to public agency’s approval of railroad operations is preempted by federal law despite agency’s agreement to conduct CEQA review and preparation of EIR
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 6 2014

The North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA), a public agency established by state law, contracted with Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (NWPRC) to

EPA releases policy for assessing penalties on ships that violate the "sulfur in fuel" standard
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2015

Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published a "Policy for Violation by Ships of the Sulfur in Fuel Standard and Related