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Environmental Law Strategy Blog

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Eastern district of North Carolina dismisses challenge to state clean water permitting decision

USA - August 20 2015 On July 30, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina decided Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. North Carolina Department of…

Tenth Circuit rejects constitutional challenge to Colorado’s renewable energy mandate

USA - July 17 2015 On July 13, the Tenth Circuit upheld Colorado’s renewable energy mandate against a claim that it impermissibly interferes with interstate commerce…

White House announces plans to revise the coordinated framework for the regulation of biotechnology

USA - July 8 2015 The White House, through the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), announced a major initiative to overhaul the regulation of biotechnology…

Maui GMO ban overturned; federal court remains consistent on preemption analysis

USA - July 2 2015 This week, the federal district court in Hawaii struck down a Maui County law imposing a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered…

EPA’s 2015 general permit for industrial stormwater carries new risks for industry

USA - June 15 2015 In a controversial change, the 2015 version of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) general permit for industrial stormwater discharges (known as…

In wake of Supreme Court ruling, EPA issues direct final rule allowing rescission of some Clean Air Act permits

USA - May 11 2015 On May 7, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register. The rule allows for rescission of certain…

D.C. Circuit upholds FERC approval of Maryland natural gas facility

USA - April 29 2015 On April 24, the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community v. FERC, upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Ohio federal court rules that DuPont’s Teflon emissions are covered by RCRT

USA - March 27 2015 Last week the Southern District of Ohio held that air emissions from DuPont’s Teflon production operations at its Washington Works Facility in West…

In cross-border contamination case, court holds that CERCLA displaces federal common law public nuisance claim

USA - March 20 2015 In yet another recent case involving the intersection of CERCLA and state law, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of…

District court rejects challenge to wind farm permitting, finds no violation of ESA or Eagle Protection Act

USA - February 26 2015 This month a federal court in Maine rejected a challenge to a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) for the Oakfield wind…