Posts in Environmental Regulation.

A proposed rule governing uncontrolled discharges of raw sewage into surface waters waits review by the new administration.

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Michigan just made it easier for owners and operators of underground storage tanks to demonstrate financial assurance and obtain cash for closing leaking tanks.

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HUD proposes new lead paint rule that reduces exposure levels significantly, affecting building owners of target housing.

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EPA uses victim restitution statute to recover its costs for responding to massive asbestos release.

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Federal legislators try to insert weaker ballast discharge regulations into defense budget, which may pave the way for more invasive species in the Great Lakes.

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EPA’s new rules will govern methane emissions from new oil and gas industry operation sources, with regulations for existing sources on the horizon.

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Underground storage tank owners and operators can apply for funds to help pay cleanup costs for release of materials into environment.

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Upwind states will have to control ground level ozone inducing air emissions to help downwind states comply with the Clean Air Act.

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Federal appellate court blocks EPA’s rule defining “Waters of the United States” for the purposes of the Clean Water Act.

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EPA must strengthen rule controlling introduction of invasive species into US waters through ballast discharge.

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EPA proposes broad rules requiring healthcare and associated facilities to properly store, transport and dispose of hazardous pharmaceutical wastes and bans "down the drain" disposal.

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Proposed legislative changes to Michigan's net metering policy could dramatically impact the state's renewable energy future.

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Federal court upholds Chesapeake Bay multi-state water quality regulations, which may be a model for future Great Lakes regulations.

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The Supreme Court handed the EPA a loss by sending EPA’s Clean Air Act mercury rule for existing power plants to the DC Circuit, but the practical effect is minimal.

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In a much anticipated rulemaking, EPA has defined what waters are regulated under the Clean Water Act, and not everyone is happy.

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The corporate liability shield may not protect individual shareholders, owners or executives in certain environmental exposure situations.

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Ohio court rules that home rule rights of municipalities are not effective against drilling rights and as a home rule state, Michigan municipalities may face similar challenges to enforce their ordinances.

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Court requires MSPC to reconsider its decision permitting a gas pipeline and to comply with the Michigan Environmental Protection Act.

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EPA proposes new regulations for control of methane during oil and gas production.

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In support of biodiversity, Michigan Gov. Snyder vetoes legislation from his own party.

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EPA decides to regulate coal ash as solid waste, but not as hazardous waste.

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EPA proposes regulations to control ground-level ozone in an effort to combat smog.

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Violating environmental law self-reporting obligations can lead to some very expensive fines and penalties.

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Public comments on proposed new EPA greenhouse gas rules raise new issues, so agency seeks comments on those issues.

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New FERC rule establishes requirements for power transmission planning and cost allocation, while promoting development of renewable energy projects.

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Local communities are responding to fracking by attempting to restrict the practice through the passage of ordinances, with inconsistent results.

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While the Supreme Court trimmed a little of EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources, it left in place EPA’s authority to do so.

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