Tag Archives: Drinking water

Resolution Repealing BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule Sent to the President; Vote on Rescinding Methane Rule Put on Hold

Legislative Activity Resolution Repealing BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule Sent to the President Last week, the Senate passed H. J. Res 44, using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Planning rule, known as the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule, by a vote of 51-48. The House passed the resolution … Continue Reading

State Attorneys General January 17 Update

Squire Patton Boggs’ State Attorneys General Practice Group is comprised of lawyers who have served at senior levels in state AG offices around the country and whose practices focus, to one degree or another, on representing clients before these increasingly assertive and powerful, yet often overlooked, government agencies, as explained in detail here. In these … Continue Reading

EPA Speaks Out on Hydraulic Fracturing, New Ozone-Measuring Methods and Renewable Fuels; Senate To Consider Comprehensive Energy Bill and Water Issues

Regulatory Activity Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Last week, pursuant to a request by Congress in 2010, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The activities covered in the assessment include:  water acquisition, chemical mixing, well … Continue Reading

Future Drinking Water Infrastructure & Offshore Wind Sale

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Wednesday, June 12:  The House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Environment, will hold a hearing questioning the achievability of new ozone standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thursday, June 13: The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will hold an oversight … Continue Reading

Gulf Coast Restoration & EPA Releases Final Ruling on Alternative Testing Methods for Public Water Systems

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, June 4: The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a full committee hearing intended to identify ways to improve federal wildland fire management. Tuesday, June 4: The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a full committee hearing to address species conservation concerning tribal, state and … Continue Reading