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First Circuit finds Coast Guard violated NEPA in attempt to preempt Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

While not ones to unnecessarily toot our own horns, the First Circuit’s decision in United States et al. v. Coalition for Buzzards Bay et al. is worth a read.


Sierra Club suit alleging failure to obtain PSD permits dismissed as untimely
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2010

On August 12, in Sierra Club v. Otter Tail Power Co., the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Sierra Club’s suit related to the Big Stone Generating Station, a coal fired power plant in South Dakota.


Inching closer to cooling water intake structure regulation of existing facilities
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

Late July saw some movement on the cooling water intake structure (CWIS) front.


EPA proposes transport rule to address interstate air pollution
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

On July 6, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a proposed rule designed to address the transport of certain air pollutants across state boundaries.


EPA - finally - proposes CAIR replacement
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

On July 6, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a proposed rule, dubbed the "Transport Rule", which would replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule ("CAIR").