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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


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


Building energy reporting comes to Boston (almost)
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

Today, Mayor Menino forwarded to the Boston City Council proposed amendments to the City of Boston Code that would require owners of many city


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


The actual to projected future actual test: when does EPA get to review generators’ projections?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

On Thursday, in United States v. DTE Energy Company, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals revived EPA's enforcement action against DTE energy for alleged


Dog bites man: Supreme Court edition
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2013

In a curious, but unsurprising, decision yesterday, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. NRDC, the Supreme Court held that the flow of


Not a good start for challenges to EPA NAAQS revisions: the District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirms EPA's new NOx NAAQS
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

Yesterday, in American Petroleum Institute v. EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed EPA’s revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for NOx


EPA issues a 316(b) Notice of Data Availability: even Edison Electric is impressed
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2012

Late last week, EPA issued a Notice of Data Availability concerning its proposed rule for cooling water intake structures at existing facilities


Yet more bad news for coal (mining): EPA issues guidance imposing numeric criteria for discharges from mountaintop mining
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Last week, EPA proposed to veto a permit for the No. 1 Spruce Mine in West Virginia


Massachusetts discos mulling moratorium on interconnecting certain renewables
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

At a meeting held yesterday by the Massachusetts Wind Working Group, representatives of National Grid (NGrid) and NSTAR indicated that their companies, as well as Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Fitchburg Gas and Electric, are considering a moratorium on interconnecting certain renewable generating facilities