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Highway Project Repaving/National Environmental Policy Act: Is an Environmental Impact Statement Required?
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit addressed in a June 5th opinion whether a proposed Wisconsin highway repaving project (“Project”) should have gone through the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) process. The Project is…
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Arkansas Environmental Personnel Moves: Jamie Ewing Named Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority Environmental Assessment Department Director
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Ms. Jamie Ewing was recently named Director of the Environmental Assessment Department of the Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority (“LRWRA”). Jamie succeeds Stanley Suel who recently retired from this position after many years of service to the utility. The four sections of the Environmental…
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Proposed California Combined Cycle Natural Gas Power Plant: Petition Filed Before U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board Challenging PSD Permit
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Four environmental groups filed a May 29th Petition for Review (“Petition”) before the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Environmental Appeals Board (“EAB”) challenging a proposed 704 megawatt Combined Cycle Natural Gas Power Plant that would be located in California. The…
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United States Senate Farm Bill: Water/Wastewater Utility Trade Associations Note Inclusion of Conservation/Drinking Water Measures (CORRECTION)
This post yesterday referenced the Arkansas Waterworks Association when it should have named the American Waterworks Association (see previous post).
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IRS Pays $175,000 in Damages for Willfully Violating Bankruptcy Discharge By Making Collection Attempts Upon Discharged Debtor
Category: Tax
In a battle of competing statutes, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the IRS’s good faith belief that it had a right to collect debts discharged in bankruptcy because the debtor had filed a fraudulent return or willfully attempted to evade or defeat tax, was an insufficient basis to…
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