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Arizona Water Improvement District Sues for PFAS Damages

by Patrick J. Paul On September 2, 2020, the DeAnza Domestic Water Improvement District of Pima County formed in 2018 to construct, operate and maintain a domestic water system to provide drinking water in Pima County Arizona, filed a complaint in state court in Pima County against numerous alleged manufacturers and/or marketers of aqueous film-forming […]

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Governor Ducey’s July Surprise for Key Sunsetting Arizona Environmental Programs

by Lucas J. Narducci and Amanda Reeve There is no question that the Coronavirus Disease 19 (“COVID-19”) pandemic has been taking its toll on public health, and it is doing so in more ways than some folks may be aware. Environmental programs which are instrumental in protecting the public health in Arizona; but are statutorily […]

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Environmental & Regulatory Policy Advisor

Breaking News of a Particulate Matter Regarding Air Quality

by Amanda A. Reeve The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) announced today that it is proposing to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) for fine particulate matter (“PM2.5″) and course particulate matter (“PM10”).  The public comment period for this proposed action will be 60 days from the date that the Proposed Action […]

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Environmental & Regulatory Policy Advisor

2019 Arizona Environmental and Sustainability Summit

by Lucas J. Narducci Next week is the annual Environmental and Sustainability Summit presented by Snell & Wilmer and the Arizona Manufacturers Council.  This Summit has been providing up to date information to attendees in the environmental, health, safety and sustainability arena for more than two decades.  It also provides a terrific opportunity for all […]

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FAA Announces Recreational Drone Rules

by Patrick J. Paul On May 17, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a notice implementing the statutory exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft or drones necessitated by the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which repealed Section 336 of the prior Reauthorization that had sheltered recreational drones from regulation. Federal Aviation Administration Notice, […]

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Legislation to Eliminate ‘Chevron Deference’

By Chris Colyer On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2238, which eliminates the judicial doctrine commonly known as “Chevron deference.” One of the most well-known doctrines of administrative law, “Chevron deference” is named after the landmark case Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 468 U.S. 837 (1984).  […]

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What happened to all the big changes at Trump’s EPA?

By Mitch Klein Following the presidential election, much was made of the enormous changes that the new president intended to make at the EPA, and his choice for Director, Scott Pruitt, resulted in heated opposition and a frenzied uproar from those who foresaw the dismantling of environmental protections. The funny thing is, aside from much […]

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COGCC Issues New Rules on Flowline Disclosure

By Frances Folin With the booming population in Colorado, more and more people have found themselves moving closer to oil and gas operations. This has had some grave consequences in recent times, but the industry has been quick to respond to local concerns. Following last year’s fatal home explosion in Firestone, Colorado, the Colorado Oil […]

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Trump Announces Drone Integration Pilot Program

by Patrick J. Paul On October 25, President Trump issued a memorandum directing Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program is intended to address the […]

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Snell & Wilmer Attorney Mike Ford to be Keynote Speaker at Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Snell & Wilmer attorney Mike Ford will be the keynote speaker at the Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society Inc.’s 30th Anniversary Evening Mixer Celebration on November 29, 2017.  SAEMS promotes awareness, education, and understanding of environmental issues, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between private enterprises, government, industry, and education […]

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