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The Nickel Report Blog

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Legislators Request Action on Pipeline Infrastructure Attacks, and DOJ Responds

USA - November 15 2017 After a string of highly publicized attacks on energy pipelines in different areas of the country, several Congressmen addressed a letter to US…

Navigating the CWA’s Reach: What’s Happening with WOTUS?

USA - November 1 2017 WOTUS, an acronym that has received a lot of attention in recent years, stands for the “waters of the United States.” When Congress enacted the Clean…

New Jersey Decision Highlights Importance of Reviewing Historical Liability Insurance Policies

USA - October 31 2017 A New Jersey court recently held that an electrical products manufacturer was entitled to coverage rights provided by a predecessor’s commercial…

Reopened CERCLA Liability: New Causes for Concern?

USA - October 26 2017 New chemicals of concern, new scientific and technical developments, newly discovered wastes, or natural disasters can add up to new CERCLA…

Proposed Changes to California’s Hazardous Waste Regulations Could Significantly Impact Your Operations

USA - October 19 2017 With its proposed revisions to California’s hazardous waste management regulations, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)…

Federal Judge Declines to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline While Corps Corrects Errors in Environmental Review

USA - October 16 2017 Once large infrastructure projects, such as oil and natural gas pipelines, receive federal government approval, they are often the target of legal…

Core Functions and Cooperative Federalism: EPA’s Draft Strategic Plan

USA - October 12 2017 The US EPA released its draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 on October 5, 2017.[1] Not surprisingly, the draft plan differs greatly from the Obama…

What’s Up with Air Quality Standards for Ozone?

USA - October 11 2017 In October 2015, EPA reduced the level of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) for ozone from 75 parts per billion (“ppb”) to 70 ppb…

Viability of the “Act of God” Defense in a Superstorm World

USA - October 5 2017 The stakes are high for anyone facing environmental liability in the wake of superstorms like Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. If…

Limits on the Timing of Administrative Review/Reconsideration: A Review of Several Recent Cases

USA - September 21 2017 As is almost always the case following a change in administration, many EPA policies and interpretations are being reviewed and, depending on your…