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Stepping back to move forward: Biden Administration brings back the Social Cost of Carbon and other greenhouse gases

On Friday, February 26, the Biden Administration’s newly-resurrected Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (IWG) announced new values for three specific metrics ...

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EPA announces updated vehicle and engine tampering policy
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a long-awaited update to its enforcement policy on vehicle and engine tampering and aftermarket parts.

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CARB announces changes to aftermarket part exemption procedures
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On December 2, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a notice advising of the 15-day public comment period for the revised “Procedure for the Exemption of Add-On and...

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Former interior official outlines energy consensus path

Having worked as a legal practitioner in the U.S. Department of the Interior during the Obama administration, Hilary Tompkins appreciates the adversity among various energy policy...

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SCOTUS test for NPDES permitting under the CWA: County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund et al.
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On 23 April 2020 the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer, waded carefully into the very-muddied waters of Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisprudence when it issued a...

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General environmental recommendations: industrial operations during the COVID-19 pandemic (Mexico)
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In terms of environmental compliance and obligations, the federal authorities are yet to issue any official communications related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including those related to the...

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The Clean Water Act "WOTUS" Rule: A long and winding river
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced finalization of their Navigable Waters Protection Rule to...

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Deepwater ports pre-application meeting guidance

The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have issued a new notice regarding the timing and substance of deepwater port pre-application...

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