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Lawyers Say EPA Criminal EJ Enforcement Could Be ‘Powerful Deterrent’

Environmental lawyers say EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) should pursue criminal enforcement actions against industry focusing on environmental justice (EJ) areas as a way to send a “powerful deterrent” to companies from activity that harms such communities, in line with the Biden administration’s priority of promoting EJ.

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High Court Backs Oil Industry Over Scope Of Climate Suit Appeals

The Supreme Court is backing oil industry arguments on the scope of its appeals challenging a slew of federal district court rulings in climate nuisance suits filed by local and state governments, a decision that likely makes it easier for the industry to keep such suits in federal courts that they view as a favorable venue.

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High Court Backs Oil Industry On Scope Of Climate Suit Appeals

The Supreme Court is backing oil industry arguments on the scope of its appeals challenging a slew of federal district court rulings in climate nuisance suits filed by local and state governments, a decision that likely makes it easier for the industry to keep such suits in federal courts that they view as a favorable venue.

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Split Appellate Panel Orders EPA To Overhaul Suite Of Lead Standards

A divided federal appellate panel is ordering EPA to overhaul a suite of hazard standards that the Trump administration set in 2019 for lead paint and its dust, in a ruling that is a win for environmentalists while handing Biden officials an opportunity to strengthen the policies.

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D.C. Circuit denies bid to sever PM NAAQS species suit

The federal appeals court will consider environmentalists’ novel Endangered Species Act claims, along with other attacks on the Trump EPA’s decision not to tighten its particulate matter (PM) ambient air limits.

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People on the move: DOJ’s Brightbill joins Winston & Strawn

Jonathan Brightbill led the Justice Department’s environment division in the final months of the Trump administration, where he defended efforts to block the use of SEPs in settlements.

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D.C. Circuit rejects Dakota pipeline’s bid to stay NEPA mandate

A three-judge panel of the appeals court issued a per curium order May 13 denying Dakota Access Pipeline’s request to stay implementation of a ruling requiring a National Environmental Policy Act analysis.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers counter Guard’s appeal of PFAS permit limits

The lawmakers want President Joe Biden to call on the Air National Guard to drop a challenge of discharge limits for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that the state is requiring at a Guard base.

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OIG finds safety, health problems at EPA forensics office

A new EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report warns that the problems identified at the agency’s National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) risk compromising NEIC’s work.

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As Biden Weighs Repeal Of Trump EAB Overhaul, Critics Fault ‘Bad’ Policy

Critics of the Trump administration’s overhaul of EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) procedures are urging Biden officials to repeal the changes, highlighting what they see as “bad” provisions, including measures that remove the board’s discretionary power to hear cases.

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