Topics discussed this week include:
- “Exceptional events” rule upheld.
- New York City climate change tort suit dismissed.
- Courts of appeal rule on pipeline projects.
- EPA revises coal ash disposal rules.
- BLM announces end to compensatory mitigation requirements.
- Environmental group appeals stay of 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule.
This week’s enforcement update covers:
- FERC issues Order Approving ENPM Stipulation and Consent Agreement;
- Footprint Elects De Novo Review in FERC Show Cause Proceeding;
- CFTC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Award of Approximately $30 Million, and First Award to a Foreign Whistleblower;
- CFTC Staff Issues Research Report on Sharp Price Movements in the Commodity Futures Markets
- SEC and CFTC Announce Approval of New MOU
Topics discussed this week include
- Supplemental legal analysis provides additional support for Administration’s narrower interpretation of “waters of the United States”
- EPA proposes new volume requirements under Renewable Fuel Standard
- EPA extends comment period of advance notice of proposed rulemaking on cost-benefit analyses
- Rhode Island brings climate change suit against fossil fuel companies
- EPA proposes “close-out” of upwind states’ interstate air transport obligations under 2008 ozone standard