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Update: EU Industrial Emissions Directive Revision: Final compromise agreed

On December 15, 2023, the Permanent Representatives Committee gave its final approval to the compromise text of the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (“IED”). As of now,...


EPA grants Louisiana primacy for issuing Title VI Well Permits

On December 28, 2023 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final rule on the State of Louisiana Underground Injection Control Program; Class VI Primacy, which gave the State...


U.S. EPA and DOT finalize new maximum civil penalties for environmental and transportation-related violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) just issued final rules increasing civil penalties for violations of certain EPA and DOT regulations,...


California’s Attorney General Issues Enforcement Advisory Letter Regarding PFAS in Food Packaging

On October 17, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta released an enforcement advisory letter, reportedly sent to 140 food packaging manufacturers, reminding manufacturers,...


EU Industrial Emissions Directive Revision – Trilogues have started

With some similar, but more divergent approaches of the European Commission, Council of the European Union and European Parliament, the Trilogues for the IED revision have now launched....


ISSB Publishes Its Sustainability and Climate Disclosure Standards

In June 2023, The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) issued its inaugural standards, IFRS S1 and IFRS S2. These standards are designed to help companies communicate more...


Carbon Capture, Delays at EPA and 45Q tax credits post-Inflation Reduction Act

Nearly 15 years out from the original enactment of the 45Q tax credit, and a year after the significant expansion of the credit included in the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”),...

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Brazil - The First Six Months of the Lula Administration and Beyond

As Brazil emerges from a historic presidential election which resulted in Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) assuming office as the newly elected President in January 2023, the country ...


U.S. Department of Energy issues Notice of Intent for its Responsible Carbon Management Initiative

On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy released a Notice of Intent to distribute roughly $12 billion in new funding over five years for “Responsible Carbon...

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