Monthly Archives: August 2015

EPA Formally Adopts Clean Power Plan

Tue Aug 11th, On Environmental Law, by

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released the final version of an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse gas pollution. The “Clean Power Plan” sets forth EPA’s first ever emission reduction standards on carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, standards that every state will be required to meet based on their individual energy consumption. The Plan also includes an incentive program for states to […]

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EPA Enhances Focus on Vapor Intrusion

Mon Aug 3rd, On Environmental Law, by

This summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enhanced its focus on vapor intrusion, which occurs when vapors from underground contamination (soil or groundwater) rise into the indoor air of overlying buildings. First, EPA submitted a draft rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in a renewed effort to add vapor intrusion to the pathways evaluated under the Hazard Ranking Scoring (HRS) System for National […]

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