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“Exceptional events” rule upheld

USA - July 31 2018 On July 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected environmental groups' challenge to an EPA rule allowing exemptions...

Michael L. Lisak, Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Judah Prero, David F. Asmus, Samuel B. Boxerman.


Courts of appeal rule on pipeline projects

USA - July 31 2018 In decisions issued on July 27, two U.S. Courts of Appeal have ruled on challenges by opponents to pipelines designed to serve the east coast with...

Michael L. Lisak, Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Judah Prero, David F. Asmus, Samuel B. Boxerman.


EPA revises coal ash disposal rules

USA - July 31 2018 In a rule published July 30, EPA began what will be a long process to revise standards for coal ash disposal under the Resource Conservation and...

Michael L. Lisak, Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Judah Prero, David F. Asmus, Samuel B. Boxerman.


New York City climate change tort suit dismissed.

USA - July 31 2018 A federal court has dismissed New York City's public nuisance lawsuit against five major oil companies alleging that their marketing of petroleum...

Michael L. Lisak, Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Judah Prero, David F. Asmus, Samuel B. Boxerman.


Environmental group appeals stay of 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule.

USA - July 31 2018 The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) appealed to the Eleventh Circuit a Southern District of Georgia ruling that enjoined the Clean Water Rule...

Michael L. Lisak, Terence T. Healey, Kenneth W. Irvin, Judah Prero, David F. Asmus, Samuel B. Boxerman.