Off the Press

“Coal Mining Bill Could Put Pa. Streams in Jeopardy”
June 16, 2017
Mark L. Greenfogel published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Suits To Compel EPA Action Likely To Increase”
April 14, 2017
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“EHB Denies Protective Order to Shell’s Pa. Chemicals Project”
February 1, 2017
Mark L. Greenfogel published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“EPA Promotes Partnerships to Improve Drinking Water Safety”
December 8, 2016
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Presidential Politics and the Environment”
October 14, 2016
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Lead in Drinking Water: Sharing Responsibility”
August 12, 2016
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Long-Awaited TSCA Reform Finally Nears the Finish Line”
June 10, 2016
Alison Lecker published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Justices Consider if Jurisdictional Determinations Are Appealable”
April 8, 2016
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Pennsylvania Adopts New Chesapeake Bay Restoration Strategy”
February 12, 2016
Alison Lecker published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Revisit Public Trust Doctrine”
December 11, 2015
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“The UN Adopts Historic Sustainable Development Goals’”
October 9, 2015
Alison Lecker published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Pope Francis Calls for Environmental Stewardship in Letter”
August 14, 2015
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“EPA Reviews Pa. Animal Agriculture Program for Bay TMDL Compliance”
June 12, 2015
Alison Lecker published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Reach of Citizen Suits Brought Under RCRA Uncertain”
April 10, 2015
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“FDA Proposes New Food Safety Regulations to Prevent Illness’”
February 13, 2015
Alison Lecker published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Revisions on Regulated Medical and Chemotherapeutic Waste”
December 12, 2014
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Seventh Circuit Case Examines the Ambiguities of CERCLA”
October 10, 2014
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“State weighs petition seeking new emissions rules”
August 12, 2014
Brian Glass was quoted in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


“A Controversial Practice Finally Catches Up With the EPA”
August 8, 2014
Brian Glass published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Smart Growth and Green Buildings Committee Newsletter
July 2014
Brian Glass published an article entitled “EPA Sets Back Two Major Initiatives to Improve Urban Stormwater Management.” Brian’s article begins on page 6.


“Arguing Injury Can Prevent Harm From EPA Water Listing.”
July 30, 2014
Brian Glass published an article in Law360


On July 9, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Senate Bill 1255 into law as Act 123 of 2014. Act 123 affirms the ability of stormwater authorities to charge stormwater rates based on property characteristics and to consider the installation and maintenance of best management practices in determining those rates.  Brian Glass helped draft the legislation, which gives stormwater authorities the ability to create incentives for their ratepayers to manage stormwater runoff from their private properties.


“Legislation Protecting the Habitat of Endangered Species”
June 13, 2014
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“EPA, Corps Propose Regulations Redefining ‘Waters of the U.S.”
April 11, 2014
Brian G. Glass published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Clarity on Which Waters Are Protected Needed to Aid in Enforcement, Stoner Says.”
April 9, 2014
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Water Law & Policy Monitor, 2014 WLPM (Apr. 9, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“Attorneys Say Sediment Ponds, Swales Might Be Classified as Federally Protected Waters.”
April2, 2014
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Water Law & Policy Monitor, 2014 WLPM (Apr. 2, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“Putting a Stormwater Authority to Work for You”
February 2014
Brian Glass published an article in the The Authority, a publication of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association.


“Proposed Revisions to EPA Water Quality Standards Regulation”
February 14, 2014
Kenneth J. Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


Brian Glass will be presenting a Bloomberg BNA webinar entitled “Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?” on March 27, 2014. Register here.


“Does the Clean Water Act Provide Jurisdiction Over Groundwaters?”
January 15, 2014
Brian Glass published an article in the Bloomberg BNA Water Law & Policy Monitor

Reproduced with permission from Water Law & Policy Monitor, 2014 WLPM, 1/15/14, 01/15/2014. Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


Brian Glass published a short piece entitled “Court Enters Windy City Combined Sewer Overflow Consent Decree Over Objections” on the website of the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Water Quality and Wetlands Committee.


Ken Warren will be one of the speakers on the “Hot Topics in Water Quality” panel at the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 43rd Spring Conference.  The conference will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 20-22, 2014.  The “Hot Topics” panel is scheduled for March 21 from 8:30-10:00am.


American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Water Quality and Wetlands Committee Newsletter
December 2013
Brian Glass published an article entitled “‘Discharges Composed Entirely of Storm Water’ Interpreted to Include Pollutants Incidental to Stormwater Runoff.” Brian’s article begins on page 3.


“Ruling May Spell Relief for Publicly Owned Treatment Works.”
December 13, 2013
Brian Glass published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


Brian Glass will be a panelist on the Water Update program at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Environmental Law Forum 2014. The Forum will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 10 & 11, 2014. The Water Update is scheduled for April 10 from 9:45 to 11:15am.


“Court Dismisses Challenge to Trading Option for States in Chesapeake Bay Plan.”
December 16, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article.

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 241 DEN A-16 (Dec. 16, 2013).  Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“Decision on Blending, Mixing Zones to Apply Case-by-Case Outside 8th Circuit, EPA Says.”
November 21, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 225 DEN A-17 (Nov. 21, 2013).  Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“EPA, Corps Propose to Assert Jurisdiction Over Tributaries Affecting Navigable Waters.”
November 18, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 217 DEN A-1 (Nov. 18, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“EPA Won’t Ask Supreme Court to Review Eighth Circuit Rejection of Mixing Zone Policy.”
October 22, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 204 DEN A-9 (Oct. 22, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“Chesapeake Bay TMDL Survives Legal Challenge.”
October 11, 2013
Brian Glass published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“EPA Study Could Be Used to Expand Reach of Law Over Water, Wetlands”
September 27, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 188 DEN BB-1 (Sept. 27, 2013).  Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“District Court Ruling Over Mine Discharges Could Narrow CWA Permit Shield”
August 12, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in an article in Inside EPA’s Water Policy Report.


“Resolving Air Pollution Disputes Among Neighboring States.”
August 9, 2013
Ken Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Case in Washington State Seen as Boosting Efforts to Use RCRA to Limit Farm Pollution.”
July 17, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 137 DEN A-3 (July 17, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“Eighth Circuit Denies EPA Rehearing In Lawsuit on Blending, Mixing Zones.”
July 11, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 133 DEN A-27 (July 11, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


On July 9, 2013, Governor Corbett signed Senate Bill 351 into law as Act 68 of 2013. Act 68 expressly authorizes local governments in Pennsylvania to form stormwater authorities. Stormwater authorities can be a valuable tool for local governments struggling to comply with federal and state requirements relating to stormwater. Brian Glass drafted and proposed the legislation in his previous place of employment.


On June 22, 2013, Kenneth Warren was elected to the Board of the nonprofit “Pinchot Institute for Conservation.”

The Institute recently celebrated 50 years of advancing conservation and sustainable natural resource management by developing innovative, practical, and broadly-supported solutions to conservation challenges and opportunities.

See www.pinchot.org.


“Water Agencies Signal Need to Incorporate Integrated Planning in Financial Assessment.”
June 21, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Environment Reporter, 44 ER 1843 (June 21, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“EPA Said to Breach Chesapeake Bay Accord by Failing to Offer Stormwater Rule.”
June 19, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article entitled

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 118 DEN A-5 (June 19, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com


“EPA Walks Back Numeric Limit for Stormwater Discharges.”
June 14, 2013
Brian Glass published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


“Chesapeake Bay Group Extends Deadline for EPA Stormwater Runoff Rule.”
June 11, 2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 112 DEN A-3 (June 11, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.


“EPA, Attorneys Say Eighth Circuit Ruling Could Affect Legislative, Executive Exchanges.”
May 14,2013
Brian Glass was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article

Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, 93 DEN A-1 (May 14, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.


Brian Glass will be presenting on the topic of “Stormwater in the Courts” at the next event of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA-PMAS). The event is scheduled for April 18, 2013, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the One Parkway Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional details and online registration can be found here.


“Recycling Secondary Manufacturing Materials.”
April 12, 2013
Ken Warren published an article in The Legal Intelligencer


Brian Glass will be a panelist on the Water Update program at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Environmental Law Forum 2013. The Forum will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 10 & 11, 2013. The Water Update is scheduled for April 10 from 9:45 to 11:15am.