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Water Withdrawal: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and CNX Gas Co. Enter Into Consent Assessment and Settlement Agreement Addressing Alleged Violations
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) issued a December 17th news release stating that it had signed a Consent Assessment and Settlement Agreement (“CASA”) with CNX Gas Company, LLC (“CNX”) to address alleged violations of the State’s: Oil and Gas Act Fish and Boat Code …
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Former Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Randall Mathis Passes Away
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
I heard sad news yesterday from several people that former Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (formerly known as Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology) Director Randall Mathis passed away yesterday morning. This news was subsequently confirmed in a news release issued by the agency…
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Environmental/Workers Safety Violations: U.S. Department of Justice Announces Expansion of Endangerment Initiative
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a December 17th Memorandum addressing prosecution of workers safety violations. A news release associated with the Memorandum notes in part: … under the new plan, the Justice Department’s…
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Endangered Species Act: Center for Biological Diversity Notice of Intent to Sue to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Regards to Wood Turtle
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) has sent a December 22nd letter to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) alleging: … violation of Section 4(b)(3) of the ESA, 16 U.S.C. § 1533(b)(3), for failing to make the required 12-month finding on the wood turtle (Macrochelys…
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Water Quality Trading: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Notes Issuance of First Trading Permit Involving Phosphorous Rules
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) noted on December 22nd that the agency had issued its first water quality trading permit. The State of Wisconsin previously enacted legislation and DNR issued regulations providing an opportunity under certain circumstances to address…
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