As California enters another summer under severe drought conditions, regulators are taking steps to encourage significant reductions in water usage. After years of a “carrot” approach, Californians may start seeing the “stick.”
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has restarted the process for formal advice on how best to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the impacts of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
During his fourth inaugural address just three months ago, California Governor Jerry Brown announced an ambitious new plan to address the impacts of climate change in California over the next 15 years.
The 114th Congress convened January 3 with energy at the top of its agenda.
On January 14, 2015, the State of California released two anticipated studies concerning hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” in California pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) enacted in 2013.
On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a draft Priority Product Work Plan (Work Plan) pursuant to the California Safer Consumer Product (SCP) regulations.
Yesterday, U.S. EPA released the long-awaited greenhouse gas (GHG) proposed rule for existing power plants across the nation.
Today, after years in the making, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its list of the first group of Priority Products it proposes to regulate under the California Safer Consumer Products regulations (commonly known as “Green Chemistry”):
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") has issued a new Environmental Audit Incentive Policy (Commissioner Policy No. 59) that is intended to encourage regulated entities to audit their practices and operations and to remedy any environmental protection ...
How do you know when a regulatory program has matured? Though it sounds like the front half of a bad regulatory joke, it is actually a question with a serious and far-reaching answer.