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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator
Andrew Wheeler recently signed a memorandum directing staff to develop plans to
reform the process of evaluating the costs and benefits of new regulations.
Wheeler specifically instructed the agency’s offices governing water, land, and
air quality to identify ways to make the process of evaluating the costs and benefits
of regulations both more consistent ...Read More
Companies may be exposed to unexpected Superfund site cleanup costs beyond those agreed to in deals with the government. The Supreme Court granted review of a Montana Supreme Court’s decision that residents can sue BP America Ltd. for costs related to cleaning up their properties, even though the company already settled with the U.S. Environmental ...Read More
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog announced on
June 13, 2019, that it will audit the EPA’s permitting process for a planned $1
billion Minnesota copper and nickel mine in order to determine whether the EPA
complied with Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements and National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. The EPA’s Office of
Inspector General disclosed that ...Read More
Citing violations of California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the State of California and several environmental and fishing groups are suing a San Joaquin Valley irrigation district over its efforts to help the federal government raise the height of California’s largest reservoir, Shasta Dam. The lawsuit argues that the project poses significant risks to the ...Read More