Checks and balances within our country’s law-making processes were constitutionally created and designed to prevent any one of the three branches (the executive, the legislative, or the judiciary) from wielding too much power.
Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management
Adaptation is the name of the game in business and industry—those that fail to evolve fail to thrive. One trend on the rise is environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, and it is increasingly a business requirement. Your environment, health, and safety (EHS) teams are in the perfect position to support organizational ESG efforts.
An EHS Hero® subscriber recently asked our experts at BLR® what regulations, if any, applied to a 500 gallon propane tank used for an emergency generator. Do aboveground storage tank (AST) rules apply? What about Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans or programs? The answer is brief, but helpful—not only to this individual, but […]
On a planet that is 71% water, concerns about the safety of our water supply and the measures necessary to preserve and protect our water resources should still be top of mind.
On March 15, 2021, the EPA finalized revisions to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update to reduce downwind pollution from power plants. This action, in response to the Wisconsin v. EPA ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in September 2019, is expected to help downwind states meet the 2008 […]
Newly appointed EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the publication of climate change information on the Agency’s newly restored climate change webpage for the first time in 4 years.
The EPA’s Special Local Needs (SLN) program is at risk of not achieving its program goals, according to a report issued by the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) in February 2021.
The scrap tire industry has come a long way from nothing. Just 30 years ago, there were mountains of used tires littering communities throughout the United States. With the average tire weighing 20 pounds and an estimated 1 billion stockpiled tires in the United States, it was a heavy and growing problem.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) approved a final rule to prohibit high-volume fracking activity in the basin on February 25, 2021.
On March 4, 2021, in a 7–2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled against the Sierra Club, declaring documents related to the EPA’s Cooling Water Intake Structures Rule are exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The ruling prevents access to certain draft agency documents used to formulate regulatory requirements.