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Democrats May Invoke Congressional Review Act to Reverse Recent EPA Rules

USA - February 5 2021 President Biden has pledged to review and reverse many Trump-era environmental policies, including numerous environmental rules. With Democratic…

Fredric P. Andes, Richard E. Glaze Jr.

Massachusetts Adopts Summing Approach in Final Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

USA - September 30 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is preparing to publish final Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) for the sum of six…

Tammy L. Helminski, Jeffrey S. Longsworth

DOJ Restricts Use of Supplemental Environmental Projects in Municipal Settlements

USA - August 29 2019 The Justice Department issued a memorandum on August 21, 2019, significantly curtailing the use of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) in…

EPA Rejects Authority Over Discharges Through Groundwater, Seeks Public Comment

USA - April 30 2019 EPA issued an interpretive statement on April 15, 2019, expressly rejecting the concept that the Clean Water Act (CWA) covers discharges to…

New Law Aims to Improve Water Infrastructure Planning for Municipalities

USA - March 7 2019 The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279), which became law on Jan. 14, 2019, amends the Clean Water Act (CWA) to codify 2012 EPA guidance…