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4th Circuit Vacates Ruling that EPA Must Consider Impact of its Regulations on Coal Jobs

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an order vacating a West Virginia Federal District Court decision that had held that Clean Air Act Section 321(a) required EPA to conduct an evaluation of the impact of Clean Air Act … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA’s Stay of Methane Rule

On July 3, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted a group of environmental organizations’ challenge of the EPA’s decision to stay the implementation of a rule covering methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from the … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes to Reinstate Pre-2015 Waters of the United States Rule, But More Changes Coming

The EPA, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) have proposed to rescind their 2015 regulatory definition of “waters of the United States” and re-codify the prior definition of this term.  This definition is known as the … Continue reading

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EPA Announces That It Has Sent a CPP-Related Proposed Rulemaking to OMB for Review

On Monday, EPA filed a status report in the CPP litigation informing the court that it “has begun the interagency review process of a proposed regulatory action resulting from its review of the” Clean Power Plan.  The status report comes … Continue reading

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Environmental Council of the States Pitches “Cooperative Federalism 2.0” for State and Federal Environmental Regulators

In a paper published June 12, 2017, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) calls for a “recalibration” of state and federal roles in order to achieve more effective environmental management at lower cost.  ECOS’ proposal, which it calls “Cooperative … Continue reading

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