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Environmental Blog

  • 25
  • October
  • 2016


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EPA Wants CWA Section 316(b) Rule Left in Place Unchanged

Environmental groups were not entirely satisfied with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cooling Water Intake Structure Rule promulgated under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in 2014. As previously discussed, this case has seen a heavy degree of venue shopping, with challenges initially being filed in six circuits, consolidation of those challenges in the Fourth Circuit, only to then to have the case transferred to the Second Circuit upon urging from environmental groups.

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  • 06
  • May
  • 2016


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Enviros Launch New Assault Against RCRA E&P Exemption

On May 4, 2016, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Earthworks, and three other environmental groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  The suit seeks to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review, and, if necessary, promulgate revised regulations and guidelines for the disposal, storage, transportation, and handling of oil and natural gas wastes.  

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