New York State Official Says States Will Respond to Trump Environmental Policies

Michael J Myers, Senior Counsel for Air Pollution and Climate Change Litigation in the New York State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau, authored an article that appeared recently in Trends, the American Bar Association Newsletter of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The SEER article discussed state responses to the “Trump administration’s environmental […]

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Midstream Company Agrees to Multi-Million Dollar Clean Air Act Settlement

EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection alleged that affiliates of MarkWest Energy Partners (“MarkWest”) had illegal volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions.  To resolve these allegations, MarkWest has agreed to spend an estimated $2.6 million to upgrade its facilities, pay $610,000 in civil penalties, and complete supplemental environmental projects valued at $2.4 million.  The […]

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Federal Appellate Court Allows Citizen Suit for Migration through Ground Water

A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, with one dissent, has reversed a trial court decision and reinstated a Clean Water Act (“CWA”) citizen suit. Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan. The CWA allows citizens to sue in federal court when a company is in continuous violation due […]

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