Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.


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.

1368 words


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.

456 words


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.

484 words


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.

424 words


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.

477 words


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.

556 words


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.

1179 words


Michigan officials defend PFAS standards, criticize 3M lawsuit

Michigan state officials are firing back at chemical manufacturer 3M over its attempt to overturn the state’s rules to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

490 words


Dakota Pipeline Critics Urge D.C. Circuit To Issue Mandate In NEPA Ruling

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) are urging a federal appeals court to reject a request from the pipeline company to stay the mandate from the court's ruling ordering a new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment of the pipeline, saying DAPL’s potential high court appeal of the decision does not justify the request.

705 words


Judges Question Dairies’ Bid To Overturn EPA SDWA Enforcement Action

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit pressed an attorney for a Washington state dairy why the company should be able to challenge an EPA Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) enforcement action years after the fact, including asking whether the suit should fail on jurisdictional grounds.

1526 words