NEW YORK – August 7, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP released Episode 2 of the Legal Environmental Insights Podcast, “EPA Finalizes Rule Limiting States’ Energy Veto Authority,” as part of its “Empire Environmental” mini-series focused on environmental and energy issues impacting the State of New York.
In episode two, Shareholders Zackary D. Knaub and Steven C. Russo explore states’ authority to issue, deny or attach conditions to “water quality certification,” under the Clean Water Act, and the recent EPA rule aimed at reducing the states’ ability to use this authority to block controversial interstate infrastructure projects, such as fossil fuel pipelines.
The firm’s Legal Environmental Insights podcast launched on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020. The podcast’s mission is to offer comprehensive summaries and concrete takeaways on the latest developments and trends in environmental law. It is designed to help business leaders, in-house counsel, and entrepreneurs stay current on environmental laws that impact their businesses.
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