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Reforming the United States Drinking Water Standards: Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change/U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Hearing
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (“Subcommittee”) of the United States House Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing on July 28, 2020, titled: There’s Something in the Water: Reforming our Nation’s Drinking Water Standards The focus of the hearing was an examination of the…
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United States Energy Consumption: U.S. Energy Information Administration Report Notes April 2020 Usage Fell to Lowest Level in 30 Years
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a July 29th report stating that consumption of energy in the United States in April 2020 was the lowest since September 1989. The United States consumption of 6.5 quadrillion British thermal units was 14 percent lower than in April…
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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Pope County Aluminum Foil Rolling Mill Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and JW Aluminum Company (“JW”) entered into a July 16th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS No. 20-159. The CAO provides that JW owns and operates…
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Construction Waste/Flow Control: Tennessee Appellate Court Addresses Challenge/Application of City of Jackson Ordinance
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Co-Author MaryScott Polk The Court of Appeals of Tennessee (“Court”) addressed in a July 14th Opinion issues arising out of a municipality’s attempt to restrict persons from collecting and disposing of waste within its borders. See City of Jackson v. Bosco, No. W2019-00547-COA-R3-CV, 2020 WL…
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National Environmental Policy Act/Council on Environmental Quality Rule Revisions: Environmental Organizations File Federal Judicial Challenge
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Southern Environmental Law Center (“SELC”) filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia on July 29th challenging the recently finalized Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) revisions to the regulations that implement the National Environmental…
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