Gina McCarthy nominated as new EPA Administrator

On March 4, 2013, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to be the next Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  She replaces New Jersey native, Lisa Jackson.  Ms. McCarthy currently heads the EPA’s Air and Radiation Office.  As such, she has focused on climate change and as with some other Administration nominations, this one […]

EPA Backpedals on Stormwater Rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently agreed to withdraw its proposal to impose numeric limits on the amount of sediment in stormwater that runs off a construction site.  In December 2009, EPA issued Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) for the construction and development industry, which established the minimum technology required to control the […]