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CEQ Final Rule Overhauls NEPA Regulations

USA - July 21 2020 On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published its long-awaited final rule to amend its regulations implementing the National...

Andrea W. Wortzel, Angela Levin, Brooks M. Smith, Elizabeth J. McCormick, Morgan M. Gerard, Viktoriia De Las Casas, Catherine D. Little, Annie M. Cook.

FERC Proposes Overhaul of Dam Safety Regulations

USA - July 21 2020 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) has proposed to revise its Part 12 dam safety regulations through a Notice of Proposed...

Melissa Horne.

Aftermath of the Michigan Dam Failures: Licensee Delays and Possible ESA Concerns

USA - July 21 2020 In the two months since the failures of the Edenville Dam and the downstream FERC-licensed Sanford Dam (Project No. 2785) in central Michigan, there...

Melissa Horne.

FERC Continues Trend Finding State Water Quality Certification Waiver

USA - July 21 2020 At the June 18, 2020 and July 16, 2020 Commissioner meetings, FERC issued a combined five orders continuing its trend of finding that a state has...

Morgan M. Gerard.

Supreme Court Determines that Area in Northeastern Oklahoma Constitutes a Reservation

USA - July 21 2020 On Thursday, July 9, 2020 the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, held that a large swath of northeastern Oklahoma, including most of the city of Tulsa...

Elizabeth J. McCormick.