Government

"Environmental Groups Resort to Suing Industries Directly"

"Starting Monday, a federal judge in Waco will hear arguments from the Sierra Club that Luminant Generation Company, the state’s largest electric generator, has been spewing far more pollution into the air from an East Texas coal plant than is allowed by federal and state law."

Source: NY Times, 02/24/2014

"Undermanned And Limited, Chemical Safety Board Confronts A Crisis"

"The lead federal agency investigating the West Virginia chemical leak is one that most Americans have probably never heard of. The Chemical Safety Board is an independent body, modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane crashes and the like. But critics say that the Chemical Safety Board is understaffed, underfunded and takes too long to finish its investigations, and that its non-binding recommendations are often ignored anyway."

Source: NPR, 02/04/2014
February 25, 2014

Debrief of the Supreme Court's Oral Argument on EPA's GHG Rulemakings

Join ELI and distinguished panelists, many of whom participated in EPA's GHG case before SCOTUS, to discuss and dissect the previous day’s oral argument and the implications of the potential outcomes for clients and policy moving forward. Takes place at the DC Bar Association in Washington, DC and via teleconference.

February 20, 2014

Resolved: EPA and States Can Regulate Emissions Outside the Facility Fenceline Under Clean Air Act Section 111

Whether U.S. EPA and states can regulate emissions outside the facility fenceline is a critical factor in shaping the regulatory response to climate change using Clean Air Act Section 111. There has been much rhetoric about the ability of states and EPA to create regulatory tools but policy experts and professionals need a more definitive answer. To address this topic two expert teams will argue the resolution, ask questions of the other side, and identify points of agreement and disagreement at the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC and via teleconference.

February 4, 2014

Senate EPW Hearing: “Examination of the Safety & Security of Drinking Water Supplies Following the Central WV Drinking Water Crisis"

The Senate Environment & Public Works committee's Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife is holding a hearing on the recent water disaster in West Virginia. The event will be webcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, and should be archived for viewing afterwards. 

February 5, 2014

Key Legal Issues Facing the Administration in 2014: Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources

The Environmental Law Institute will host a panel of four expert practitioners with an “inside-baseball” discussion about upcoming policies and regulatory agendas at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Interior, among other regulatory agencies. Attend live in Washington, DC or via teleconference, 12:00-1:30 p.m. RSVP by Jan 31.

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