On June 3, 2023, President Biden signed into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (“the Act”), which includes modest changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), among other things.
On May 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Sackett v. EPA,1 clarifying and narrowing the reach of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
Tackling the challenges presented by climate change cannot be successfully navigated without due consideration paid to the biodiversity crisis.
Environmental Justice (“EJ”) continues to be a strong focus of both the federal and state governments with two major developments occurring in the past two weeks.
At long last, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is poised to grant Louisiana authority to issue Class VI permits under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act’s (“SDWA”) Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) program for long-term carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”).
The EPA (or “Agency”) is seeking public input and data regarding the potential future designation of seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”).
The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has proposed regulating six per- and polyfluoroalkyl (“PFAS”) in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”).
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On November 28, 2022, the Council of the European Union (“EU”) approved the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”), following adoption of the CSRD by the EU Parliament on November 10, 2022 — a major move toward establishing a new sustainability reporting system in Europe.