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Coming to a steam electric generating plant near you in May 2014 new effluent limitation guidelines
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2013

Last Friday, EPA announced release of its draft proposal to revise the effluent guidelines and standards for the steam electric power generating


The real risk of unregulated air pollution
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • China
  • July 9 2013

Sometimes the most valuable research turns out to be a confirmation of the obvious. Fitting that bill is the study released yesterday in the


Think globally, act locally -- or not: more evidence that mercury is a global problem
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Is mercury a local problem or not?


Yes, Virginia, the burden of proof does matter
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2011

The decision yesterday in United States v. Minnkota Power Cooperative serves as a useful reminder regarding how important the burden of proof is in review of agency decisions


Sierra Club suit alleging failure to obtain PSD permits dismissed as untimely
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2010

On August 12, in Sierra Club v. Otter Tail Power Co., the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Sierra Club’s suit related to the Big Stone Generating Station, a coal fired power plant in South Dakota


Can coal's friends in Congress save it? Goldman Sachs isn't so sure
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2011

Market-watchers thinking that having friends in Congress means that coal can flourish despite EPA regulation on many fronts may have a different view to ponder


For coal, it's not all about climate change: Credit Suisse predicts new air rules to close 60 gigawatts of coal capacity
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

Last March, I noted that Gina McCarthy's belief that, in the near term, the biggest impact on GHG emissions would come from EPA's traditional regulatory programs, rather than through GHG regulation


EPA releases rules for carbon capture and storage
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2010

One thing supporters of coal will be thankful for tomorrow is this week's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it has finalized two rules governing the underground sequestration of carbon dioxide


More on the permit shield defense: a permittee is gasp entitled to rely on regulations and permits issued by delegated state agencies
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2013

Late last month, we noted that a permittee may not rely on the permit shield defense unless it has clearly informed the permitting agency of the


An example of true judicial restraint: Judge Robert Chambers affirms the Highland Mining 404 permit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2012

After my post on judicial restraint and the lack thereof in Texas v. EPA, the opinion issued last week by Judge Robert Chambers, in Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, affirming the Corps’ 404 permit for Highland Mining’s Reylas Surface Mine, seemed particularly notable