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State Environmental Enforcement Policies During COVID-19 and Response to EPA “Discretion” Policy

USA - April 2 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it may ease enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Gregory Hinojosa Evans, David A. Franchina, Katie G. Gregory, D. Bowen Heath, Eugene E. Mathews III, Andrew F. Gann Jr, L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Sylvia Macon Kastens, Samuel O. Lumpkin, Alicia C. O'Brien, W. Dixon Snukals, Heather Nixon Stevenson

EPA indicates that it may relax enforcement measures for narrow categories of environmental legal obligations occurring after March 13, 2020, if pandemic causes inability to comply

USA - March 30 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it may ease enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19…

Richard C. Beaulieu, Gregory Hinojosa Evans, David A. Franchina, Katie G. Gregory, D. Bowen Heath, Eugene E. Mathews III, Andrew F. Gann Jr, L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Sylvia Macon Kastens, Alicia C. O'Brien, Heather Nixon Stevenson

What to Expect in Environmental Regulation for 2019

USA - February 4 2019 Deregulation was one of the primary promises of President Trump’s campaign, and in 2018, the administration continued to roll back environmental…

David A. Franchina, Samuel O. Lumpkin, Amanda Kitchen Short, W. Dixon Snukals, Heather Nixon Stevenson, Darin K. Waylett

Trump’s Rollback of Environmental Regulations Likely to Spur Citizen Suits

USA - March 13 2018 Now, more than ever, citizen-suit litigation is a growing risk for utilities and for any business with environmental impacts. After an era of…

Elizabeth D. McErlean, Scott C. Oostdyk

EPA Proposes Clean Water Act Changes Regarding Discharges Via Groundwater Connecting to Surface Water

USA - March 1 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting comment on its previous statements regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and whether pollutant…

Elizabeth D. McErlean, Scott C. Oostdyk, Russ Pennington