The Honeymoon Will Soon Be Over - D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment to Begin Enforcing New Mold Assessment and Remediation Law for Rental Housing


By August 2017, the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) reports that it will begin to enforce recently promulgated Mold Assessment and Remediation Licensure Regulations (Regulations) for the assessment and remediation of mold in rental housing.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas---Not a Creature Was Stirring, Except EPA--EPA Releases Final Fracking Report and General Assembly Tees up Review of MDE's Proposed Fracking Regulations


As the Obama era comes to a close, on Christmas eve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued its final report on "Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States" (“Report”).
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GAO Audits EPA’s Management of Superfund Sites


In May 2015, U.S. Senators Rounds and Inhofe of the Committee on Environment and Public Works submitted a request to U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) to “review EPA’s efforts to clean up sites with contaminated sediments, with a particular focus on sites ‘mega’ sites where expected cleanup costs will exceed $50 million.”
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EPA's New Enforcement Initiative Stumbles Out of the Gate


As a result of the D.C. Court of Appeals' (COA) ruling on September 26, 2016 invalidating a Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Memorandum, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) national enforcement initiatives for FY 2017 (beginning October 1, 2016) has stumbled out of the gate.
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Green Bond Assessments


“Green Bonds” are a relatively new trend in the bond market.
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