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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR LAND APPLICATION OF MUNICIPAL BIOSOLIDS
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued a guidance document entitled "Guidance for Land Application of Municipal Biosolids" dated December 8, 2011. The agency states that the purpose of the guidance is to assist biosolids generators, users and regulatory…
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CITES RECYCLING FACILITY FOR 37 SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") had cited Resource Management Companies at its Earth City recycling facility for 37 safety and health violations. An OSHA news release states that an inspection was opened after…
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FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT 38TH BIRTHDAY
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The Endangered Species Act recently celebrated its 38th birthday. The national environmental group Defenders of Wildlife has an interesting discussion of the statute on its blog. The discussion includes various statistics regarding the retention of various species. A link…
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DOES THE DOCTRINE OF SUCCESSOR LIABILITY APPLY TO THE CLEAN AIR ACT?
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright A federal district court in Louisiana addressed a number of issues involving the Big Cajun II coal fired power plant in Louisiana. See United States of America, et al vs. Louisiana Generating, LLC 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137973 (Dec. 1, 2011). The opinion involves an…
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PROPERTY OWNER ARGUES THAT ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES ENFORCEMENT OF POLLUTION ABATEMENT ORDER CONSTITUTES AN INVERSE CONDEMNATION
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright In Cadlerock Properties Joint Venture, L.P. vs. Commissioner of Environmental Protection, Conn. App. LEXIS 538 (September 14, 2011) a Connecticut appellate court addressed an inverse condemnation issue. A property owner, Cadlerock Properties Joint Venture, L.P. ("Venture")…
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