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Let the Comments Begin!—EPA Publishes Clean Power Plan Replacement Named “ACE”

USA - August 31 2018 The comment period has now begun on EPA’s proposal for replacing the Clean Power Plan, named the “Affordable Clean Energy”—or “ACE”—rule. The rule was…

Environmental Protection Agency Releases Clean Power Plan Replacement

USA - August 21 2018 This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) titled the “Affordable Clean…

Congress Passes Legislation Allowing for the Expansion of Two Hydroelectric Projects in Alaska

USA - August 20 2018 On July 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law two pieces of legislation alleviating complex federal land use issues for two FERC-licensed…

South Carolina Court Decision Makes the WOTUS Rule Effective in 26 States

USA - August 20 2018 Last Thursday, in South Carolina Coastal Conservation League v. Pruitt, South Carolina Federal District Court Judge Norton issued an order which made…

The Stage Is Set for New Action on the Clean Power Plan

USA - August 10 2018 The unprecedented legal battles over the Clean Power Plan have been on ice for quite some time. However, recent events suggest the rule may start…

Punitive Damages in North Carolina Hog Farm Cases Reduced

USA - August 7 2018 On April 26, 2018, a North Carolina jury awarded 10 neighbors $51 million in the first North Carolina hog farming case to be heard before U.S…

Fish and Wildlife Service Walks Away from Net Conservation Gain Standard in Compensatory Mitigation Policies

USA - July 30 2018 On July 30, the United States Fish and Wild Service (“USFWS”) published notices in the Federal Register withdrawing the USFWS Mitigation Policy and…

EPA and USACE Clarify Guidelines for Wetland Mitigation in Alaska

USA - July 20 2018 On June 18, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) clarified their guidelines for when offsets…

Interior Deputy Solicitor Reverses Obama-Era Opinion on Alaska Native Lands

USA - July 16 2018 On June 29, 2018, Department of the Interior (“Interior”) issued a public notice withdrawing an opinion issued January 13, 2017 by Interior’s…

Final EPA Rule Specific to Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals is on its Way

USA - June 28 2018 On June 27, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) submitted its final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule…