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Message from the Chair: March 2017
Posted on: Mar 6, 2017

Keep up with the happenings: take a look at this quarter's message from Environmental Law Section Chair, Mike Reeder.

General Assembly Overrides Governor Pence’s Veto of Its “No More Stringent Than” Legislation
Posted on: Mar 1, 2017

Originally passed by the General Assembly in 2016 but vetoed by then-Governor Pence, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1082 called for a process where new IDEM rules determined to be more restrictive than federal standards would not become effective until the end of the next legislative session, providing lawmakers the chance to review those proposed stricter rules. In February 2017, both the House (65-29) and the Senate (49-1) voted to override Governor Pence’s 2016 veto.

Save the Date: Ninth Annual Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Symposium
Posted on: Feb 16, 2017

This year’s theme is “Protecting the Urban Environment” and has lots of hot-button topics, from surface lead issues in East Chicago to Evansville air issue and developments in Brownfield redevelopment.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Significant Emission Rate (SER) for Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) in Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program; Other Changes
Posted on: Feb 2, 2017

On October 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed revisions to its greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting program in response to decisions issued in 2014 and 2015 by the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Supreme Court Of The United States To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Courts
Posted on: Jan 19, 2017

In February of last year, The National Law Review reported on the Sixth Circuit’s split-panel holding that it had jurisdiction to review challenges to the validity of the “Clean Water Rule” (which clarifies the term “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act). Recently, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense.

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