Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a “supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking,” calling for comments on air pollution standards for control of methane emissions from new and…Continue Reading EPA’s Methane ‘Super-Emitter’ Proposal: Getting Outside Help
Now that the New York State Climate Action Council adopted the final scoping plan, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt regulations to enforce emissions mandates consistent with the Plan, which must be promulgated by Jan. 1, 2024. …
Continue Reading New York State Climate Action Council Adopts Final Scoping Plan to Achieve Climate Goals
On Nov. 16, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its updated 2022 Scoping Plan to outline policies and actions California proposes to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels…Continue Reading California Air Resources Board Releases Updated 2022 Scoping Plan
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced initial wage and apprenticeship guidance under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that applies to taxpayers in order to increase available credit…Continue Reading Treasury Announces Initial Guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s Labor Requirements for Renewable Energy Tax Credits and Incentives
Some institutional investors, like pension funds, have insisted that their portfolio only include stock in corporations with high ESG ratings. That, of course, has led corporations to look for ways meet that investor demand.
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On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency. …
Continue Reading West Virginia, et al. v EPA – What It Is and What It Means for Continued Coal-Based Electrical Generation in the U.S.
Building on the Department of the Interior’s August 2022 announcement addressing the ongoing “megadrought” crisis in the Western United States, and October 2022 announcement that provided new “drought resilience” and …Continue Reading U.S. Interior Department Initiates Actions to Protect Colorado River System, Reduce Deliveries
Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act of 1995, or Act 2, established Pennsylvania’s program for the voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites. Act 2 requires the Environmental Quality Board…Continue Reading Navigating Voluntary Cleanups in a World of Evolving Science
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to list two “forever chemicals”—perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)—as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or…Continue Reading What Difference Will Listing ‘Forever Chemicals’ as Hazardous Substances Make?