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Superfund PRPs to Closely Monitor Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Gregory A. Christian, et al., Set for Oral Argument December 3, 2019

Tue Nov 12th, On Environmental Law, by

Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Gregory A. Christian, et al. (Case No. 17-498) is set for oral argument before the Supreme Court on December 3, 2019, and the outcome could have broad implications for private parties seeking to recoup costs from PRPs for cleanup activities that are beyond the scope of EPA’s chosen remedy under CERCLA. The case involves the Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site in Butte, Montana.  Contamination from the Anaconda […]

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DOT Releases One National Program Rule; EPA Revokes California’s CAA Waiver for Vehicle Emissions

Fri Sep 20th, On Environmental Law, by

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule yesterday that the Trump Administration calls the “One National Program Rule.” See “The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program,” RIN 2127-AM20 (Sept. 19, 2019), also known as The Preemption Regulation. This new rule gives the DOT and the EPA the right to set national fuel economy standards that preempt […]

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Trump Announces That EPA Will Revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

Wed Sep 18th, On Environmental Law, by

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER.”  President Trump made the announcement while visiting California for fundraisers.  Trump further tweeted that  “Many more cars will be produced under the new and uniform standard, meaning significantly more JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!  Automakers […]

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Clean Water Act WOTUS Rule Repealed By Trump Administration

Fri Sep 13th, On Environmental Law, by

While attending the ABA SEER 27th Fall Conference in Boston, Bick Law LLP learned directly from Matt Leopold, EPA General Counsel, that the final “Part 1” Waters of the U.S. rule was released yesterday, September 12.  Part 1 is the first of two phases of the WOTUS rulemaking that officially repeals the 2015 WOTUS rule enacted by the Obama Administration.  The preamble addresses the scope of agency authority under the […]

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