Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

EPA Gets Sued After Stay of Methane Rule for O&G

Declaring that theirs is the first legal challenge to an action taken by the Trump EPA to roll back a federal effort to combat climate change, five environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate the Agency’s stay of the Obama EPA’s final rule governing air pollutants from […]


Trump Administration Bids Adieu to Paris Agreement

In possibly the most momentous environmental announcement ever made by an American president, Donald Trump told the world on Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. A nation’s actual withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is not as simple as standing up and walking out, and the process of separation […]

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Democrats Want to Repeal Congressional Review Act

Some Democrats have seen enough of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and have introduced legislation to repeal it. In the Senate, Sens. Cory Booker (NJ) and Tom Udall (NM) are cosponsoring the Sunset the CRA and Restore American Protections (SCRAP) Act, which would put an end to a law they claim Republicans have “exploited this […]

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New WOTUS Website Launched by EPA

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.


How Often Do I Need to Conduct Opacity Monitoring on My Boilers?

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 […]

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A Bipartisan Appeal to Keep Great Lakes Funding

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 […]