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U.S. EPA Announces Fourth Update to Environmental Justice Mapping Tool: EJSCREEN 2.3

On July 9, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) announced a fourth update to its environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool, EJSCREEN, under the Biden administration. […]

Jarkesy’s Potential Implications for EPA Administrative Proceedings

On June 27, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court decided SEC v. Jarkesy,[1] holding that when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges a defendant has violated securities antifraud provisions and […]

U.S. Supreme Court Stays EPA Ozone Interstate Transport Rule

On Thursday, in Ohio v. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would have required the implementation of additional, significant emissions controls […]

Twenty States Sue Biden Administration Over NEPA Phase 2 Revisions

On May 21, 2024, 20 states filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota against the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to […]

Phase 2 Revisions to U.S. National Environmental Policy Act Regulations Streamline Process, Expand Agency Review

On Wednesday, May 1, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published Phase 2 of its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rulemaking, concluding the Biden-Harris administration’s multiyear effort to “simplify and […]

U.S. EPA Sets Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter

On February 7, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule under the Clean Air Act lowering the primary (health-based) annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) […]

Louisiana Federal Court Enjoins EPA’s Use of Disparate Impact Requirements in State Permitting Actions

On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction filed by the State of Louisiana seeking to halt the efforts […]

The Enforcement Angle: David Uhlmann and OECA

Join Sidley for the Environmental Law Institute’s People Places Planet Podcast series, “The Enforcement Angle.” Through this series, Sidley partners discuss state and federal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations with senior enforcement […]

U.S. Publishes Fifth National Climate Assessment

On November 14, 2023, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) published the Fifth National Climate Assessment. The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a federal initiative formed under the Global […]

U.S. EPA Updates Environmental Justice Mapping Tool for a Third Time: EJSCREEN 2.2

On June 26, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) announced via e-mail to its EJ ListServ the third update to its environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening […]