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Regional Haze/Arkansas: Sierra Club Petition for Review Challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approval of Plan Revisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association (collectively “Sierra Club”) filed a Petition for Review (“Petition”) challenging the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) approval of revisions to the State of Arkansas’s plan for addressing regional haze. The Petition…
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The Thin Green Line: December 2019 Environmental Integrity Project Report Addresses State Pollution Control Agencies' Funding
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Environmental Integrity Project (“EIP”) published a December 5, 2019, report titled: The Thin Green Line: Cuts in State Pollution Control Agencies Threaten Public Health (“Report”) The EIP Report examines state pollution control agencies’ spending and staffing in the lower 48 U.S. states…
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Air Enforcement: Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Proposed Order/Civil Penalty to Decherd, Tennessee Engine Machining Facility
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board issued a Technical Secretary’s Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty (“Order”) to Nissan North America, Inc., (“Nissan”) for alleged violations of an air permit. See Division of Air Pollution – Case No. APC19-0119. The Order states that Nissan operates an…
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Demand Response and Advanced Metering: 2019 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Staff Report
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued on December 11th a staff report titled: 2019 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering (“Report”) The 2019 Report is the fourteenth annual report on demand response and advanced metering. The term “demand response” typically…
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Interstate Ozone/Environmental Groups Citizen Suit Notice to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Arkansas Is One of Twenty States Targeted
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
A coalition of environmental groups represented by Earthjustice put the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on notice they intend to file a Clean Air Act citizen suit action over the agency’s alleged failure to act on a non-discretionary federal Clean Air Act duty. The coalition…
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