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Railroad/Hazardous Materials Transportation: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Constitutional/Preemption Challenge to California Fee
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Court”) addressed in a September 13th opinion a judicial challenge to California Senate Bill 84 (“SB 84”) which requires railroads to collect fees from customers shipping certain hazardous materials. See BNSF Railway Company v. California…
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Water Quality Certification Improvements Act of 2018: Association of State Wetland Managers/Association of Clean Water Administrators September 6th Letter to U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Association of State Wetland Managers (“ASWM”) and Association of Clean Water Administrators (“ACWA”) (collectively “Associations”) transmitted a September 6th letter to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the United States Senate Environment & Public Works Committee regarding the Water…
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Arkansas Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks – September 26th Meeting Cancelled
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
As noted in previous blog posts, Arkansas operates a petroleum storage tank trust fund that provides reimbursement for eligible storage tanks for certain corrective actions and third party damage claims due to a release of petroleum. The Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks meets monthly…
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Don't Let the Future of Trucking Leave Your Practice Behind (Part 2)
Category: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection, Transportation
In our last article, we discussed two of the biggest technological developments in trucking already taking place on our nation’s streets and highways. Today, this article steps a bit further into the future of trucking, both in this State and across the world. The Future of Driver Monitoring There…
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Dusky Gopher Frog/Endangered Species Act: Allan Gates (Mitchell Williams) Addresses Upcoming United States Supreme Court Case
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
My law firm colleague, Allan Gates, recently authored a post for the American College of Environmental Lawyers titled: Froggie Goes A Courtin’ in the Home of the Hapless Toad (“Post”) Allan’s Post discusses the fact that the first case scheduled for oral argument when the United States Supreme…
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