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The Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency(“UARG”). The opinion was written by justice Antonin Scalia and was a 7-2 vote. Scalia was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice…>read moreNo Comment June 25, 2014
Vinson & Elkins LLP has brought into its environmental practice group the former co-chair of McCutchen’s Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group, Michael Wigmore. Wigmore has a “nationally recognized practice” and has already represented several of V&E’s energy clients.…>read moreNo Comment October 21, 2013
A series of State and County Governments are rallying together the first to challenge the EPA’s authority, and among the leaders in the front is Reed Rubinstein of Dinsmore & Shohl’s Washington D.C. office, who is representing one of the…>read moreNo Comment October 15, 2013
BP is increasingly adding more lawyers to defend and protect its company. Since the oil spill that cost it billions, the EPA has suspended the company from receiving new federal contracts. Its existing contracts that are valuated at $1.3 billion…>read moreNo Comment August 14, 2013
On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA that the EPA’s exemption for “biogenic carbon dioxide” is vacated, and that the EPA had improperly exempted all sources of biogenic…>read moreNo Comment July 15, 2013
When Lisa Jackson became the first African American to head the EPA, she entered the job with high pressure and expectations to counter the lax eight years of President W. Bush, himself an oilman. After four years, she is making…>read more1 Comment December 27, 2012
Justices from the Supreme Court chastised the Obama administration for unexpected changes in rules for a key environmental dispute that caused uncertainty in the Supreme Court on Monday, according to a report from CNN. On Friday, final rules issued by…>read moreNo Comment December 4, 2012
A federal regulation that demands oil refiners use millions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol, which does not exist, has caused frustration for refiners across the country. “As ludicrous as that sounds, it’s fact,” says Charles Drevna, a representative for refiners.…>read moreNo Comment June 25, 2012
According to the December 8th latimes.com article, “EPA says ‘fracking’ probably contaminated well water in Wyoming”, per the Environmental Protection Agency, hydraulic fracturing, considered widely to be a controversial natural gas drilling process, most likely has contaminated well water in…>read moreNo Comment December 9, 2011
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced that John A. Riley and Christopher C. Thiele have joined the firm’s Austin office as partners. Both join in the environmental strategies practice. Before joining the firm, Riley was a partner, and Thiele was counsel…>read moreNo Comment November 3, 2011
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