The EPA has launched a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) website to provide information to the public about EPA’s review of the Clean Water Rule’s (CWR) controversial definition. This site replaces the website initially developed under the Obama administration’s 2015 rulemaking process.
Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management
EPA’s existing budget survived almost intact in an omnibus spending bill which passed Congress before existing funding expired on May 5.
Given that as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he led a legal challenge against the Clean Power Plan (CPP), is EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt ethically qualified to undertake an objective review of the rule?
Q. I have an Illinois Title V permit and we run three boilers with two firing natural gas and one we blend natural gas and biogas. We have the ability to use diesel and oil as well, but we simply do not use these. Although, we keep them on our permit just in case we […]
California’s program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from major stationary sources withstood a legal challenge from industry when the 3rd Appellate District, a state Court of Appeal, ruled that auctions allowed by the cap-and-trade provision of the program do not constitute an unauthorized tax.
Democrats and Republicans comprise a group of 63 House lawmakers who have written to the heads of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies requesting that about $300 million in funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) be included in the 2018 federal budget, the same amount included in the 2017 […]
A detailed look into how the EPA would achieve a 31 percent reduction in its annual budget is provided in a memo from David A. Bloom, the Agency’s acting chief financial officer, to top Agency officials. The memo was intended to be confidential but became available on the Internet.
By Dylan Brown, Project Coordinator at Tank Consultants, Inc. (TCI) To develop a quality tank inspection program, it’s important to generate a detailed breakdown of all aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) on site. This can be done by creating a simple spreadsheet or table with some basic information on each tank.
By Steven Hoch, Esq. Groundwater is a precious resource to everyone. When it becomes contaminated because of decades of impact by commercial, industrial, military, or illegal activity, something must be done. But if you are a water supplier that uses that aquifer even if you treat it, your suit against a polluter will come right […]
As President Trump’s administration begins the process of rescinding or modifying the Clean Water Rule (CWR) promulgated by the administration of President Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court’s already historic decision in Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos, decided June 19, 2006) acquires even greater significance. Rapanos is not a single opinion. Rather, it is a collection […]