Blog: U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Transfer West Lake Remediation from Environmental Protection Agency to Army Corps of Engineers

On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the authority to clean up radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo) filed Bill 2306 in response to citizen’s repeated concerns regarding the extended delay in the Environmental Protection […]

Blog: New Mexico Sues Colorado and EPA Over Wastewater Spill

While attempting to clean up the abandoned Gold King Mine, the EPA accidentally caused a toxic waste spill on Aug. 5, 2015. The wastewater from the spill entered the Animas River, turning it a noxious shade of yellow-orange from the Colorado spill site downriver to New Mexico. The EPA has since taken responsibility for the […]

Blog: Space Law: The Final Legal Frontier

Technological advancements in the last 50 years have led to a ground-breaking area of law, the law of outer space. Companies from various nations around the world are now venturing into space in search of mineral rich asteroids worth in the trillions of dollars. The asteroid Ryugu, made of tons of nickel, iron, cobalt, and […]

Blog: Legal Opposition Mounts to “Largest United States Action to Date” to Combat Climate Change

On October 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) officially published the Clean Power Plan – a Clean Air Act regulation requiring states to create or submit to a federal plan to reduce power plant emissions by 2030. The regulation is intended to decrease power plant emissions nationwide to 32 percent below pre-2005 levels. President […]

Blog: EPA’s Clean Power Act Causes Contoversy

The EPA’s Clean Power Act is proving to be controversial amongst a number of states, including Missouri. At the Missouri Electric Coop’s annual meeting, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster explained that although clean energy is an important goal in Missouri, the EPA’s Clean Power Act sets an economically risky compliance schedule that would rob Missouri […]