Rollback Of Trump Environmental Regulations—WOTUS The Most Recent Target | Environmental General Counsel LLP

Upon Joe Biden’s electoral victory this past November, it was widely anticipated that his administration would act quickly to counter the Trump administration’s onslaught to curtail environmental regulations and policies (along with review of a plethora of other regulations and policies). However, whether the pace of those rollbacks could haveContinue Reading

Supplemental Environmental Projects A Long History and an Uncertain Future | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Supplemental environmental projects or “SEPs” are “environmental” projects that a defendant agrees to undertake as part of a negotiated settlement of a federal enforcement action. SEPs have been used as a discretionary vehicle for the government to reduce/affect/mitigate a civil monetary penalty in exchange for a defendant performing a projectContinue Reading

Global SAP Digital Services Ecosystem Market

The business report curated by Zion Market Research on the global SAP Digital Services Ecosystem Market offers a deep understanding of market scope, definition, and potential. It is focused to reveal in-depth analysis and organized explanations of current market trends to let users make effective decisions. The report encompasses theContinue Reading

Brussels Regulatory Brief: May 2021 | K&L Gates LLP

ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION  A Subsidiary can be Held Liable for the Harm Caused by the Anticompetitive Conduct of its Parent Company On 19 July 2016, the European Commission (the Commission) imposed fines on several car manufacturers for anticompetitive agreements on the pricing of trucks. Following this decision, a Spanish companyContinue Reading

Crisis Averted: How The USCG Environmental Crimes Voluntary Disclosure Policy Can Shield Against Prosecution | K&L Gates LLP

A vessel owner or operator discovers a (potential) environmental violation; now what? As the saying goes, the cover-up is worse than the crime. Over 13 years since its inception, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Environmental Crimes Voluntary Disclosure Policy (the Policy) remains a valuable mechanism in avoiding the risk ofContinue Reading

Follow the Money – What the Biden Budget Tells Us About Environmental Priorities | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

On April 9, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget sent the Biden Administration’s Discretionary Budget Request to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D.-VT, chairman of the Appropriations Committee (Biden Budget) This $1.5 Trillion request covers all corners of funding the government for FY-22 and sets forth broad and ambitions goals withContinue Reading

Environmental Justice and Why You Should Care | Foley & Lardner LLP

“Environmental Justice” is the concept that all people – regardless of race, color, national origin, or income – should receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental justice has been discussed in concept since President ClintonContinue Reading

Addressing Environmental Justice through EPA’s Enforcement Tools | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Biden Administration has made environmental justice and equity a key pillar of its environmental policy, directing EPA to incorporate this concept at all levels of its decision-making process. EPA’s Administrator Michael Regan announced on April 7, 2021 that “[t]oo many communities whose residents are predominantly of color, Indigenous, orContinue Reading

Key Considerations For Supporting Your ETRM System | Opportune LLP

Energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are flexible, powerful tools that often lie at the very core of an upstream, midstream, or downstream oil and gas company’s commercial, logistics, and risk business process that enables the trade-to-settlement lifecycle and supports much of the hydrocarbon value chain. They’re routinely reliedContinue Reading