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Trump Executive Order to Streamline NEPA, Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act

On
June 4, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order as part of an ongoing
effort to stimulate the economy that has recently declined due to the COVID-19
pandemic. The Executive Order has the potential of streamlining various
permitting requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”),
the federal Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), and the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).
The Executive ...Read More

State Water Resources Control Board Receiving Comments on Suction Dredge Mining

The California State Resources Control Board (the “Board”)
is receiving written public comments and has scheduled a remote workshop on the
proposed  Statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(“NPDES”) Suction Dredge Mining General Permits for May 28, 2020. The purpose
of the workshop is to provide information regarding the development of the
proposed General Permits. The Board also scheduled a ...Read More

TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ENCOURAGING MINERAL EXTRACTIONS ON MOON AND OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES

On April 6, 2020, President Trump signed Executive Order
13914 (the “Order”). In the Order, President Trump declares that “Americans
should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of
resources in outer space, consistent with applicable law.” President Trump
further declared that “it shall be the policy of the United States to encourage
international support for ...Read More

CalEPA Addresses Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

On April
15, 2020, the California Environmental Protection Agency (“CalEPA”) issued a
Statement on Compliance with Regulatory Requirements During the COVID-19
Emergency (the “Statement”). The Statement reiterated CalEPA’s continued
dedication to controlling pollution in communities with high rates of
respiratory disease and multiple environmental burdens, especially given the
correlation between these factors and COVID-19 susceptibility.

The Statement also recognized that some ...Read More

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