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PFAS regulation is one of the hot environmental topics and a key issue to watch during this next year. In this series of posts, V&E will address the increasing regulatory attention concerning a group of chemicals known as PFAS and the potential impacts this may have on affected industries.

January 28, 2021
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Companies with environmental compliance obligations should think carefully about and plan ahead for how the coronavirus outbreak might affect their ability to comply…

March 19, 2020
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Guidance documents have always been important and useful tools for the regulated community to: glimpse how an agency might use its discretion, determine how an agency might apply a regulation, and simply understand complex statutes and regulations…

March 2, 2020
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Last week, the EPA announced two significant settlements for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) from upstream oil and gas production facilities…

January 28, 2020
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On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose…

December 23, 2019
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Making good on President Trump’s promise to corn-growing farmers, on October 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking…

November 4, 2019
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The Railroad Commission has formally proposed rules that would add safety requirements for rural gathering pipelines.

October 18, 2019
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On October 4, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signaled an abrupt change to the status quo, by announcing plans to issue a final rulemaking that will increase total renewable fuel…

October 9, 2019
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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will no longer use Supplemental Environmental Projects (“SEPs”) in settlements with states and municipalities as a result of a policy change announced August 21…

September 3, 2019
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As has been reported on in the past , federal agencies with oversight over offshore regulated activities, including oil and gas exploration and production operations, continue to increase the maximum…

May 1, 2019
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In a recent opinion, United States Oil Recovery Site Potentially Responsible Parties Group (“USOR Site PRP Group”) v. Railroad Commission of Texas , No. 17-20361, 2018 WL 3649653, (5th Cir. Aug. 1…

August 24, 2018
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A petition for ballot Initiative #108 was submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State in advance of the August 6, 2018 deadline for proposals to be considered for inclusion on Colorado’s general…

August 8, 2018