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Hydraulic fracturing: air joins water as point of contention
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

The public and regulators alike continue to scrutinize the impact of hydraulic fracturing on water resources e.g., possible contamination of drinking water; volume of water used; and disposal of used fracing wastewater


Hydraulic fracturing: is air the new water?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracing, continues to be closely scrutinized by the public and regulators alike for its potential impact on water resources, e.g., possible contamination of drinking water


PA revises permits to require recyclingre-use of hydraulic fracturing water
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that it was revising a general permit, commonly required in connection with hydraulic fracturing (fracing) operations, to require that fracing wastewater be treated and recycled to other fracing wells


Drilling down on hydraulic fracturing; EPA dismisses "emergency powers" claim in latest regulatory twist
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracing) for natural gas is arguably the most visible and controversial energyenvironmental issue of the day


Broad scope and impact of California “Green Chemistry” regulations
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

New draft “Green Chemistry” regulations released by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control are expected to impose substantial requirements on manufacturers, importers and retailers nationwide of a number of consumer products distributed in California


Hydraulic fracturing regulatory updates in California and Pennsylvania
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 24 2012

California currently has no regulations specific to fracing but has well construction standards designed to keep natural gas and oil field fluids away from underground water sources


EPA releases final permitting guidance for fracing with diesel fuel
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

Hydraulic fracturing (fracing) on private land has long been overseen by state regulators enforcing state-specific permitting, installation and other requirements


Using cap-and-trade bonuses to promote early adoption: carbon capture and sequestration in the draft American Power Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill promotes accelerated carbon capture and sequestration through cap-and-trade bonuses for electric utilities and industrial facilities that are early adopters of carbon storage technology and practices


TSCA reform in the House & Senate: extending EPA’s reach
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

On July 22, 2010, Representatives Rush (D-IL), Waxman (D-CA), Castor (D-FL), DeGette (D-CO), Schakowsky (D-IL) and Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 (TSCA


Backlash: Senate proposals to tighten “buy American” requirements for renewable projects, limit EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory authority
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

Recent Senate legislative proposals may make clean energy grant money contingent on restrictions to purchase domestic goods and labor, and could place a moratorium on the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act