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Less Waste, More Recycling - The D.C. Circuit Cleans Up EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently issued a decision that may be of interest to recyclers and others who generate or handle materials for recycling and reclamation. On July 7, 2017, in American Petroleum...more

8/2/2017  /  EPA , Hazardous Waste , RCRA , Recycling , Solid Waste

Another Step Toward North Carolina Offshore Wind: Proposed Offshore Wind Farm Lease Announced

The U.S. Department of the Interior has just announced the next step in the years-long process toward the development of wind energy facilities off the coast of North Carolina. In a notice published in the Federal Register...more

Another Season of Change in North Carolina Environmental Law - Part II

As discussed in Part I of our environmental legislative update published on November 12, 2015, the 2015 North Carolina legislative session resulted in a great deal of change for the state’s environmental programs....more

Another Season of Change in North Carolina Environmental Law – Part I

The 2015 North Carolina legislative session resulted in a great deal of change for the state’s environmental agency and for the statutory programs it administers. The legislative session saw fundamental organizational changes...more

A New Model for Clean Energy: Community Solar Gardens

Declining prices for solar equipment and generous government incentives have broadened the appeal of community solar gardens. Community solar gardens, which are arrangements in which multiple users invest in and benefit from...more

North Carolina General Assembly Active on Renewable Energy Issues in 2015 Long Session

Two bills with significant renewable energy provisions were among those that survived the North Carolina General Assembly’s self-imposed “crossover” deadline of April 30, 2015. Most substantive bills must pass at least one...more

North Carolina Set to Open Doors to Shale Gas Production

North Carolina has just taken significant steps forward toward potential development of the state’s shale gas resources. The Energy Modernization Act (also known as Senate Bill 786; the “Act”), ratified by the legislature and...more

EPA Authorizes New Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and “All Appropriate Inquiries”

On August 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA") published an amendment to the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule that introduces a new industry standard for completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment...more

What Property Owners Need to Know About New NC Gun Laws

On July 29, 2013 Governor McCrory signed into law House Bill 937, “An Act to Amend State Firearms Laws.” Among other changes, HB 937 (N.C. Session Law 2013-369), greatly expands the range of places where a Concealed Handgun...more

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