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USEPA and Army Corps Propose New WOTUS Rule

Posted in Energy, Environment
On December 11, 2018, USEPA and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a new rule defining “water of the United States” (WOTUS) subject to USEPA/Army Corps jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule would replace the 2015 WOTUS rule, which has been the subject of litigation across the country, with a more narrow… Continue Reading

Obama Administration Seeks Increased Regulation of Oil and Gas Industry

Posted in Energy
In 2016, the Obama administration plans to increase regulations over the oil and gas industry, according to an article by Law360. The article reports that among other things, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule to reduce methane emissions from sources that include hydraulically fractured wells. Other federal agencies are also increasing their… Continue Reading