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New Presidential Memorandum for Administrator of EPA on Accelerating NAAQS Review and Regional Haze Program

USA - April 17 2018 Accelerating air permitting decisions will be very helpful to almost everyone in business. An important Presidential environmental policy memorandum…

Twelve Federal Agencies Commit to Implement Executive Order to Streamline Environmental Review and Approval of Major Infrastructure Projects

USA - April 12 2018 On April 9, 2018, the heads of twelve Federal agencies and departments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) committing their respective…

Ninth Circuit Upholds Corps’ Issuance of CWA Section 404 Permit for Newhall Ranch Project Near Santa Clarita, CA

USA - April 10 2018 On April 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a unanimous opinion, rejected the challenges to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’…

2018 Spending Plan Boosts Funding for Affordable Housing

USA - April 10 2018 On March 23, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, a $1.3 trillion spending package that includes a 12.5%…

California District Court Rules Against EPA On Claims that It Failed to Timely Act

USA - April 9 2018 On March 30, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided the case of Californians for Renewable Energy, et al., v. EPA…

Eighth Circuit Considers Judicial Estoppel in Hazardous Substance Release-Related Personal Injury Case

USA - April 9 2018 On April 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided the case of Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., et al., a personal injury action…

Court Gives Industry Participants Hope for Reduced TCPA Liability

USA - April 4 2018 In recent years many industries, including, by way of example only, the solar industry, have rapidly adopted text messaging to, among other things…

New Exemption from CERLA Notification Requirements Re: Released Hazardous Substances

USA - April 4 2018 The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act’s (CERLA, also known also as Superfund) stringent hazardous substance…

Third Circuit Addresses Cleanup Cost Apportionment and Related Affirmative Defenses

USA - April 3 2018 On March 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided an important oil spill cost recovery case: In re Petition of Frescati Shipping Co…

Second Circuit Addresses Commerce Clause/Dormant Commerce Clause

USA - April 2 2018 Legal arguments that the laws a state enacts which take into consideration the interests of its own citizens unfairly impede the free flow of…