On December 18, President Obama signed into law HR 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, the so-called Omnibus Appropriations bill.
In 1985, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the first of three key decisions interpreting the phrase "waters of the U.S." to define the scope of federal permitting jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
As we enter the fall season, substantial portions of California and the Pacific Northwest are experiencing extreme to exceptional drought conditions.
California's drought is now in its fourth year, and state leaders are faced with making unprecedented decisions further restricting water use.
For most of the year, tracking the inner workings of the California Legislature can be a grueling effort suitable only for the most die-hard policy wonks.
Federal and state hazardous waste handling and disposal requirements, which were established to address issues related to industrial waste generators and disposal facilities, are often a complicated and awkward fit for retail pharmacies and other "healthcare facilities."
Today EPA released its final Clean Power Plan, its first-ever regulations aimed at reducing carbon pollution from electric power plants.
EPA's rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants are expected to be finalized by the end of the summer.
Environmental regulatory compliance auditing is a critical and central component of an effective environmental management system (EMS).
On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft of its highly anticipated study, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources (the “Draft Assessment”).