Andrew Yancey

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Legislative Update: California Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Increasing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mandates, But...

The end of the California State Legislature’s regular session for the year culminated in a frenzy of action, with Assembly members scrambling to pass dozens of bills before midnight on September 12, 2015. The California...more

9/21/2015 - CAISO Cap-and-Trade Clean Energy Climate Change CPUC Energy Efficiency Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions ISOs Natural Gas Oil & Gas Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy Renewable Portfolio Standards Transmission Grid

Climate Action Plan for San Diego County Struck Down Under CEQA by Court of Appeal for Failure to Comply with Requirements for...

On October 29, 2014, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of California upheld the Sierra Club’s challenges to the County of San Diego’s (“County”) approval of a climate action plan (“CAP”) and related significance thresholds...more

11/13/2014 - Carbon Emissions CEQA Climate Action Plan Climate Change Environmental Policies Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ninth Circuit Upholds NEPA and NHPA Analysis for Hawaii High-Speed Rail System

On February 18, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Department of Transportation Act to the...more

2/27/2014 - Department of Transportation (DOT) Environmental Impact Report Federal Transit Administration High-Speed Rail NEPA NHPA Railways

Secretary's Order Encourages Mitigation Efficiency and Predictability for Infrastructure Development Projects on Federal Lands

On October 31, 2013, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued Order No. 3330 to establish a Department-wide mitigation strategy that focuses on mitigation opportunities at the landscape level. Order No. 3330 is part of a...more

11/25/2013 - Department of the Interior Government Land Infrastructure Public Projects

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