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August 1, 2016 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
On July 25, 2016 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a finding that aircraft emissions of six greenhouse gases (GHGs), including carbon dioxide, are endangering public health and welfare by contributing to climate change (the Endangerment Finding). The Endangerment Finding does not initiate any immediate regulation of aircraft GHG emissions, but is the first step necessary in for EPA to promulgate such regulations. read more
July 20, 2016 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
On July 15, 2016 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new final rule limiting greenhouse gas and other emissions from newly constructed municipal solid waste landfills, together with emissions guidelines for existing landfills. EPA estimates that the new standards, will cover over 1,100 new and existing facilities at a combined compliance cost of approximately $60 million by 2025. read more
June 23, 2016 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Act), enacting a number of reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that are aimed to modernize and streamline the federal law. read more
April 1, 2016 | Posted by Kramer Levin | Permalink
Kramer Levin filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling, two environmental policymakers and advocates who served in the U.S. Senate environmental committee as lead drafters of the 1970 Clean Air Act (CAA). read more
March 4, 2016 | Posted by Ted Lamm | Permalink
On Thursday, February 3, 2016 the United States Supreme Court, in an order issued by Chief Justice John Roberts, refused to grant a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for coal-fired power plants (MATS). By denying the stay, Chief Justice Roberts allowed the Standards to remain in place while EPA reconsiders the costs associated with its implementation. read more