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    Larry's broad-ranging experience in environmental law spans more than 30 years. His practice focuses on permitting and enforcement issues arising under the Clean Air Act (PSD and Title V permits) and the Clean Water Act (NPDES and ...

On Aug. 21, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a 2-to-1 decision in EME Homer City Generation L.P. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., vacated the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and remanded this rule to the Environmental Protection Agency. The vacated rule would have required significant reductions in emissions from power ...

New draft guidelines have been released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, addressing 1-hour SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in relation to State Improvement Plans. On Sept. 21, 2011, draft guidance submissions became available for public review and comment.

The Indiana Water Pollution Control Board (WPCB) recently decided, by a split vote, to table the draft Antidegradation Rule proposed by IDEM for preliminary adoption. During the public hearing conducted by the WPCB on the draft rule, fifteen speakers, representing stakeholders from regulated entities, potential regulated entities, and environmental advocacy organizations ...

Two recent projects highlight the challenges state permitting agencies face in applying U.S. EPA’s Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. PacifiCorp Energy wants to add two natural gas-fired combustion turbines to an existing plant in Utah, which will increase GHG emissions. Nucor Steel wants to build a direct reduced iron plant in ...

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