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Developer Tips: Top 11 Misperceptions about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act - Even experienced project proponents can get caught off guard by common misunderstandings about cultural resources protection laws. One of the most misunderstood...more

New Law Requires Formal Consultation with Native American Tribes During CEQA Process

Agencies Must, Upon Request, Consult With Tribes About “Tribal Cultural Resources” - Assembly Bill 52, signed yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown, seeks to protect a new class of resources under CEQA: “tribal cultural...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more

Green Building Update - April 22, 2011

In This Issue: Navajo Nation adopts IGCC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - CA law requires 33% renewable energy by 2020; Fed cuts green building programs; Webinar series for LEED GA exam; D.C. has most LEED buildings per capita;...more

Green Building Update - February 25, 2011

In This Issue: CA - 33% green energy by 2020?; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Please Take Our Green Building Survey!, and Suit filed to stop 6 desert solar projects; Survey: 42% highly interested in PACE, NYC or D.C. may beat...more

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