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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized an initial set of revisions governing coal ash disposal for utilities and power plant operators.  Utilities and power plants will now be allowed to have more time to close coal ash ponds and landfills, and delay the ...

In an effort to address significant stormwater flooding and pollution in the state, on June 21, 2018 the New Jersey Senate passed bill S-1073, which will allow for broad local regulation of stormwater runoff, including creation of stormwater utilities and necessary infrastructure. The ...

Connell Foley was proud to host CIANJ's  program featuring newly minted  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe. Commissioner McCabe provided the regulated community with insight into what to expect under Governor Murphy -- a focus on ...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and individual states are examing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in an attempt to establish new cleanup standards, which will affect both ongoing and previously completed cleanups at contaminated sites. In order to ...

On May 2, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Final 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (Final 2016 Plan). Pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA), EPA must publish a plan for new and revised effluent guidelines every two years. EPA is also required under the CWA to ...

On May 23, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that boosts the Garden State’s renewable energy economy.  Directly impacting utilities as well as the renewable energy sector, the bill requires that by 2020, 21 percent of the energy sold in New Jersey must be from Class I ...

On April 20, 2018, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 23 (the “Order”), which strengthens the administration’s commitment to protecting the environment while emphasizing the importance of environmental justice. Environmental justice focuses on ensuring residents of ...

In Governor Phil Murphy’s first month in office, the new administration has wasted no time addressing environmental and energy policy with an emphasis on combating climate change. Governor Murphy has already signed executive orders directing New Jersey to reenter the Regional ...

On January 31, 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a new rule that postpones implementation of the 2015 Clean Water Rule until 2020. The finalization of the rule comes in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, National Association of ...

Please see updated postUPDATE: Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, EPA Delays Implementation of 2015 Clean Water Rule Until 2020

On January 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that challenges to the 2015 Clean Water Rule (2015 Rule), must be heard by federal ...

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