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 … Continue reading

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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limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft or drones necessitated by the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which repealed Section 336 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Video Webcast: Shielding Clients from Environmental Liabilities

Snell & Wilmer attorney Mike Ford will be speaking on “Shielding Clients from Environmental Liabilities” in the upcoming video webcast “Limiting Liability for Real Estate Sales and Purchases,” presented by the National Business Institute on December 7, 2017.  Here is a … Continue reading

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New Fed Policy Eliminates Ability of Settlement Options to Include Payments to Non-Party NGOs

By Mark Johnson On June 7, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all Department of Justice (DOJ) components and 94 United States Attorney’s Offices prohibiting them from entering into any agreement on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet Selections Signal Potential Changes to Environmental Regulations

By Chris Colyer As previously reported here, President-elect Donald Trump’s victory could have profound implications for federal environmental regulation. Although the scope of the intended regulatory changes remains uncertain, President-elect Trump’s recent Cabinet nominations—most notably Scott Pruitt as Administrator of … Continue reading

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