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EPA re-gains “green light” to regulate permitting procedures

USA - July 23 2014 Two district court orders declaring the federal Environmental Protection Agency acted illegally when it implemented certain permitting procedures for…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

Fourth Circuit affirms liability for selenium discharges

USA - July 23 2014 By a published decision released on July 11, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court decision out of the…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.

Supreme Court affirms DEP discretion on narrative water quality standards

USA - June 5 2014 The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a decision by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") regarding interpretation…

Federal court ruling creates effluent limit paradox

USA - April 7 2014 A federal judge in West Virginia ruled on March 31, 2014 that holders of water discharge permits, known as NPDES permits, must comply with water…

West Virginia Legislature passes comprehensive aboveground storage tank bill and amends public water supply laws

USA - March 17 2014 On March 8, 2014, the West Virginia Legislature passed a comprehensive bill, primarily in response to the Jan. 9, 2014 leak of fluid containing 4-…

Christopher "Kip" B. Power.