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Biden Administration Releases “Phase 1” of NEPA Revisions

USA - June 14 2022 On April 20, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a Final Rule, revising certain Sections of its regulations implementing the National…

FWS Proposes to Account for Climate Change When Designating Experimental Populations

USA - June 14 2022 On June 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a proposed rule titled, “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of…

Conservation Group Efforts Seeking Greater Protection of River Herring Denied

USA - June 14 2022 On March 31, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied an appeal filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other…

EPA’s Clean Water Act Certification Proposal to Significantly Impact Hydropower Licensing

USA - June 6 2022 On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of its proposal to re-write the Clean Water Act Section 401…

EPA Sets Screening Levels for Five PFAS Compounds

USA - May 20 2022 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week added five PFAS chemicals for a total of six PFAS chemicals to a list of risk-based values…

EPA Proposes Federal Water Quality Standards for Washington State

USA - April 6 2022 In a move consistent with EPA’s recent uptick in oversight of state regulatory programs, EPA has proposed to establish federal water quality…

Hydropower Industry Teams With Tribes, Conservation Organizations to Develop Legislative Package for Licensing Reform

USA - April 5 2022 On April 3, representatives of the hydropower industry, Native American tribes, and conservation organizations provided a package of proposed…

Petition for Rulemaking Asks EPA to Add Dams and Reservoirs to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

USA - April 5 2022 On March 21, a number of international, national, regional, and local environmental and nonprofit organizations, as well as several businesses…

SEC Publishes Proposed Rule Requiring Climate Disclosures

USA - March 28 2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) published proposed rules on March 21 that, for the first time, would codify the…

FWS Proposes to Uplist Northern Long-Eared Bat

USA - March 25 2022 The listing status of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been the subject of litigation since the U.S…