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A few small steps for regulatory reform in Massachusetts: MassDEP releases its final action plan
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2012

Yesterday, MassDEP released its Final Action Plan for Regulatory Reform


Reliability concerns? NERC says yes; EPA blasts flawed assumptions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

Yesterday, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, released its 2011 Long-Term Reliability Assessment


EPA proposes revisions to the PM2.5 NAAQS: how much will it matter?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2012

Last Thursday, in response to a court order, EPA finally proposed revisions to the national ambient air quality standard for PM2.5


Shocking news: the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is not going to overturn Massachusetts v. EPA
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2012

Since I already violated my rule against speculating on the outcome of a case based on oral argument, I might as well do it again


Lisa Jackson says public pressure will clean up fracking. Really.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

According to E&E News, Lisa Jackson said Friday that public pressure, not EPA regulation, will clean up fracking


Judicial activism and judicial restraint: the 5th Circuit vacates EPA's disapproval of Texas SIP revisions concerning minor sources
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2012

On Friday, in Texas v. EPA, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA’s decision rejecting Texas’s SIP revisions that would have implemented (and did implement, for 16 years) a Flexible Permit Program for minor NSR sources


If you build a facility of public accommodation, but there's no public to accommodate, what do you have? Empty space
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

Chapter 91 is in many ways my favorite Massachusetts environmental statute


Challenging EPA NPDES permitting decisions remains a really, really, uphill battle
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2012

The decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday in Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement Control District v. EPA confirms how difficult it is to challenge EPA NPDES permitting decisions


Another nail in the public nuisance litigation coffin: the 9th Circuit affirms dismissal of the Kivalina claims
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2012

On Friday, in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have sounded the death knell for public nuisance litigation concerning the impacts of climate change, affirming dismissal of the damage claims brought by the City of Kivalina and the Native Village of Kivalina against major greenhouse gas emitters


Wondering about the status of EPA's CCR rule? So are 11 environmental groups
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

EPA published two separate proposals for regulating coal ash one under Subtitle C and one under Subtitle D on June 21, 2010