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RGGI turns 4, celebrates with its 18th auction
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

This week’s auction of greenhouse gas allowances by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) marked the 18th in that organization’s history


Environmental nuisance claims it helps to have experts
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2013

The old warning that "past performance is no guarantee of future results" apparently applies not only to investments but also to environmental


Is CERCLA more reasonable than the common law? Only in California, I hope
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 26 2012

In Burlington Northern, the Supreme Court made clear that, in order to impose liability on a defendant as an “arranger” under Superfund for the sale of a


Is this the future of adaptation? Who pays to avoid the cost of coastal flooding?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

The New York Times reported today that Governor Cuomo is proposing to spend $400 million to buy out owners of property to avoid a recurrence of the


Accidental success? Even without national climate policy, US emissions may fall enough to avoid failure
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2012

In 2009, at the international climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, President Obama pledged that the US would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 17 below 2005 levels by 2020


City of Arlington v. FCC: did the Supreme Court just expand the scope of Chevron deference? No.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2013

On Monday, in City of Arlington v. FCC, the Supreme Court made clear that agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes are entitled to deference even


I believe in environmental regulation, but.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2013

As readers of this blog know, I believe in governmental environmental regulation. We have a complicated world and it is not surprising that many


EPA notches another NSR settlement: is this the most successful program that shouldn’t exist?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Last week, EPA announced that it had reached yet one more its 24th settlement under as a result of its NSR enforcement initiative


Mississippi v. EPA: support of the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee is not necessary to affirm EPA’s NAAQS
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2013

On Tuesday, in Mississippi v. EPA, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed EPA's 2008 NAAQS for ozone of 0.075 ppm. However, it remanded


Is EPA considering allowing PCB cleanups to proceed under RCRA, rather than TSCA? I'll believe it when I see it (and I hope I see it)
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2012

One headline in today’s Daily Environment Report stated that “EPA Considers PCB Regulatory Reform Amid State Regulator Criticism of Program”