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National Environmental Policy Act: Council on Environmental Quality Issues Final Revisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) on July 15th promulgated for the first time in 40 years revisions to the regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). CEQ was established in 1970 (as part of the Executive Office of the President) with its duties including…
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2020 American Water Works Association Exemplary Source Water Protection Awards: Beaver Water District Named Large Source Water System Winner
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) announced the three winners of its 2020 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award. The Beaver Water District (“BWD”) in Arkansas was named the Large Source Water System winner. A large source water system serves 501,000 persons or more. BWD, a wholesale…
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Wind Energy: The Nature Conservancy Develops "Site Wind Right" Map
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”) announced on July 6th it has developed what it denominates the Site Wind Right Map (“Map”) related to the deployment of wind energy. The Map is described as an interactive online tool that uses GIS technology with data from more than 100 data sets addressing: Wind…
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Ozone/Clean Air Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes to Retain Current National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has proposed a rule that would retain the current ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (“NAAQS”). This would leave in place the ozone NAAQS that was promulgated during the Obama Administration in 2015. The Clean Air Act requires that…
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Solar Power: Federal Court Addresses Purchase Agreement/Easement Dispute
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Co-Author: Harper Hudson A United States District Court (E.D. CALIF.) (“Court”) addressed in a June 9th Memorandum and Order a request for damages related to a solar energy services agreement and easement (“Agreement”). See Enfinity Central Val 2 Parlier LLC v. City of Parlier, No…
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