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DC Circuit Upholds US EPA Decision Not to Issue New Financial Assurance Requirements for the Hardrock Mining Industry

On July 19, 2019, the D.C. Circuit issued its decision in Idaho Conservation League v. Wheeler, upholding US EPA’s decision not to issue financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).  The requirements, if adopted, would have cost the hardrock mining industry … Continue Reading

DC Circuit Vacates EPA’s 100-Hour Emergency Demand Response Exemptions For Combustion Engines

On May 1, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit vacated the EPA emission standard exemptions for emergency reciprocating internal combustion engines that operate up to 100 hours a year for “emergency demand response.” Delaware Dep’t of Nat. Resources & Envtl. Control v. EPA, No. 13-1093 (May 1, 2015). The exemption … Continue Reading