Lisa Bruderly to Present at the 2023 Annual Environmental Conference

Attorney Lisa Bruderly along with Gary Steinbauer will present a “Stormwater Update” during the PA Chamber of Business and Industry’s 2023 Annual Environmental Conference on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. For more information, click here.

The Newly Finalized WOTUS Definition and How it Will Affect Your Operations – Presented by Lisa Bruderly

Environmental Attorney Lisa Bruderly will present “The Newly Finalized WOTUS Definition and How it Will Affect Your Operations” to members of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) on Thursday, September 21, 2023. The U. S. Supreme Court’s Sackett v. U.S. EPA decision, issued in May 2023, significantly narrowed the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) and limited the scope of federally-regulated waters and wetlands. A new regulatory definition of WOTUS, based on Sackett, became final on September 8th. During this webinar, Lisa will discuss the Sackett decision, the new regulatory definition of WOTUS, and how these developments will impact the construction of new facilities and operation/maintenance of existing facilities. She will also explore the status of existing challenges to the prior definition of WOTUS and new challenges to the most recently-finalized definition. For more information, click here.

Mackenzie Moyer Co-Authors Environmental Alert

In her recent alert Federal CCR Regulatory Update: EPA Adds CCR To National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives and Proposes to Deny Alabama’s CCR Permit Program with Don Bluedorn and Gary Steinbauer, Mackenzie Moyer discusses how the EPA has taken several actions to solidify its focus on the regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR). Operators of CCR Rule-regulated units should be prepared for continued oversight by EPA in the past week. To read the full alert, click here.

Jean Mosites Co-Authors PIOGA Press Article

In her recent article Pennsylvania Supreme Court Vacates the Commonwealth Court 2018 Decision that had Invalidated “Public Resource” Portions of Chapter 78a Regulations with Kevin Garber, Jean Mosites discusses the The Supreme Court’s latest ruling for the well permit process. To read the full article, click here.

Christina Puhnaty Co-Authors PA Law Weekly Article

In her recent article EPA Bets on Low-GHG Hydrogen and Carbon Capture & Sequestration Technologies in Latest Proposed Power Plant Clean Air Act Rule with Gary Steinbauer, Christina Puhnaty discusses the EPA’s proposed rule and how it relies heavily on hydrogen co-firing and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) deployment as part of the decarbonization of the power-producing sector. To read the full article, click here.

Sloane Wildman Ranked in the 2023 USA Chambers Guide

Attorney Sloane Wildman has been ranked in the 2023 USA Chambers Guide in the District of Columbia for Environment. The Chambers USA guide identifies the best practice groups and lawyers working across the US legal market.

To view Sloane’s profile, click here.

Jean Mosites Gives a PFAS Regulatory Update to Pittsburgh Business Times

In her recent podcast interview, Jean Mosites discusses business uncertainties created by federal and state regulations as they push to rid air, water and common consumer products of PFAS. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Lisa Bruderly Authors Sackett Decision Shrinks Federal Regulation of Wetlands

In her recent alert Sackett Decision Shrinks Federal Regulation of Wetlands, Lisa Bruderly discusses the highly-anticipated decision that significantly narrows the extent of wetlands within the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), and, therefore, within the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act. Click here to view the full alert.

New Uncertainties About WOTUS Definition – Authored by Lisa Bruderly

In her recent PIOGA Press article New Uncertainties About WOTUS Definition Lisa Bruderly discusses the developments on WOTUS and the Clean Water Act.  To read the full article, click here.

Sloane Anders Wildman and Amanda Brosy Co-Author Environmental Alert

In their recent alert EPA Requests Information to Support Regulation of Additional PFAS Under CERCLA, Sloan Wildman and Amanda Brosy discuss how on April 13, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting input on the potential designation of additional categories of PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. Click here, to view the full alert.

Lisa Bruderly Authors Environmental Alert

In her recent alert Courts Create Nationwide Split in WOTUS Definition, Lisa Bruderly discusses yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota that creates a regulatory patchwork across the nation in which the definition of ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS), and subsequently, the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, now differs by state. Click here to view the full alert.

Mackenzie Moyer Co-Authors PA Law Weekly Article

In her recent article, EPA Proposes National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Six PFAS Chemicals with Matt Wood, Mackenzie Moyer discusses the EPA’s pre-publication version of a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Rulemaking that would regulate six PFAS substances under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Years in the making, the final PFAS rule will be the first federally enforceable drinking water rule governing PFAS. The EPA intends to finalize the PFAS rule by the end of 2023. Click here to view the full article.

Lisa Bruderly Presenter at 49th Annual Mining Symposium

Attorney Lisa Bruderly will present “WOTUS Rulemaking and Status” during the West Virginia Coal Association’s 49th Annual Mining Symposium on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. For more information, click here.

Jean Mosites Panelist at PIOGA’s Spring Meeting

Attorney Jean Mosites will be a panelist for “Water Disposal” during PIOGA’s Spring Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023. For more information, click here.

Attorney Spotlight on Lisa Bruderly

This is the first in a series of profiles featuring the women attorneys of Babst Calland to acknowledge and celebrate their success and to connect women attorneys across the Firm’s practice groups, offices and clients. This attorney spotlight features Lisa Bruderly.

To view the profile on Lisa, click here.

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