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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


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


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


Coming (sort of) soon to an ocean near you: 4 gigawatts of wind power
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

As a follow-up to my post earlier this month on BOEM’s release of the Environmental Assessment for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area, I just thought that I would note that, according to Daily Environment Report, Maureen Bornholdt of BOEM announced earlier this week at a public hearing on the EA that BOEM expects to start auctioning leases for the WEA by the fall of 2013


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


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


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


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?


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