Sidley Environmental Trends

Topics discussed this week include:

  • Interest groups kick off challenges to EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule
  • D.C. Circuit upholds EPA decision not to impose new financial assurance requirements on hardrock mining operators
  • Fourth Circuit vacates Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit
  • EPA declines to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos
  • Maryland high court holds that state agency supersedes county zoning boards on solar zoning

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Sidley Environmental Trends

Topics discussed this week include:

  • EPA proposes to decline to set CERCLA financial assurance rule for electric power industry.
  • D.C. Circuit upholds RCRA transfer-based exclusion.
  • EPA proposes renewable volume obligations for 2020.
  • EPA issues final enforcement policy on coordination with and delegation to states.

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Sidley Environmental Trends

Topics discussed this week:

  • EPA finalizes Clean Power Plan repeal and promulgates Affordable Clean Energy rule
  • U.S. Senate passes defense bill with PFAS requirements
  • Council on Environmental Quality issues draft guidance on considering GHGs in environmental impact reviews
  • Solicitor General asks for Supreme Court review of Atlantic Coast Pipeline decision
  • EPA air chief steps down

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