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"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve public health. In addition, EPA has initiated broad-based outreach and direct engagement with state, tribal, and local...

In a previous post, we discussed how seasonal flooding in the Southeast United States may lead to environmental liabilities for companies in various industries. For several communities in South Florida, the heavy rainfall seen in recent months has already had dire consequences. Pollution in Lake Okeechobee—the...

(EPA) “The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw...

In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released updated versions of its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tools, which provide developers and other stakeholders with data about existing opportunities for contaminated lands to be used to generate renewable forms of energy. The RE-Powering Tools—developed in association with...

Hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November, poses an ongoing threat to industries with sensitive environmental operations. This year, the risk is believed to be higher than usual. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned for months that this year would see...