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Client Alert: The First Six Months of the Trump Administration: Will Trump Successfully Deregulate U.S. EPA?

During the campaign, Donald Trump made clear one priority would be deregulating federal agencies should he win the presidency.  In particular, Candidate Trump stated U.S. EPA was at the top of his list for deregulation.  In an interview on Fox News, Donald Trump stated the “Environmental Protection [Agency], what they do is a disgrace. Every week they come out with new regulations.”  Continue reading

Client Alert: Federal Court Orders CAFOs to Report Air Emissions

On April 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a U.S. EPA rule exempting concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) from requirements under CERCLA that mandate reporting of releases of hazardous substances in excess of a reportable quantity to the National Response Center. The exemption from release reporting had been on the books since 2008. Continue reading