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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
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An informal Attorney General advice letter and recent legislation attempt to clarify the Coastal Commission’s powers in carrying out its enforcement authority.
The extent of the California Coastal Commission’s legal...more
(1) GAO Report: EPA Can Do More To Protect Groundwater from Pollutants Associated with Fracking -
On Monday, July 28, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report stating that EPA can do more to...more
A federal inter-agency Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group has called for the elimination of an exemption currently enjoyed by water and wastewater treatment facilities from the Chemical Facility and...more
The debate over fracking continues nationwide, but in California there is an increasing focus on one major issue: water supply. With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record and water regulators tightening...more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
May 15, 2014 -- David Schoenbrod, professor at New York Law School, talks about the recent ruling at the United States Supreme Court preserving the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate power plant pollution...more
A CEQA reform bill (SB 1451) introduced and authored by seven (7) Democrats (Senators Correa, Galgiani, Hill, Hueso, Roth, and Steinberg, and Assembly Member Mullin) would amend Public Resources Code § 21177 to heighten...more
The General Assembly’s short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues...more
Feb. 24, 2014 -- Professor David Schoenbrod talks about some of the inadequacies of The Clean Air Act along with potential solutions to the problem....more
Two years ago, the Supreme Court upheld the major domestic policy initiative of President Obama’s first term, ruling that the Affordable Care Act passed constitutional muster. This coming June, the Court will determine the...more
I previously noted that the record of the Bush administration in defending its rulemaking decisions was dangerously near the Mendoza Line. Indeed, even four years after Bush left office, it was continuing to lose decisions. ...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; International Trade Commission; International; States; Sustainability; and...more
EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers continue their ongoing effort to bring clarity to the tangled mess wrought by the Supreme Court in Rapanos v. U. S. In that 2006 case, a fractured Court issued five separate opinions on the...more
The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Government Accountability Office;...more
On January 1, 2013, amid much contentious debate, Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the “Relief Act”). Although the Relief Act does not comprehensively address U.S....more
Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Commissioner W. Kevin Hughes as Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission following the announcement that current Chairman Douglas R.M. Nazarian was appointed to the Court of...more
Originally published in Reuters on December 9, 2012
Few issues are now as politically polarizing as the role of government in supporting clean-energy technologies. It pits those concerned about global warming against...more
In This Issue:
- Proposal 3 Rejected by Voters
- Patriot Solar Development Efforts Shine
- Reducing Total Lifetime System Costs for Solar Panels
- Sierra Club Ready to Sue on Alleged Air Quality Violations
In This Issue:
Quotes of The Week; U.S.- China relations; Trade; and Energy & Environment.
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“It’s important that our two countries cooperate to build a more secure and...more
A court of appeal created a split of authority when it ruled that California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) review was necessary when a city approved a project, by adopting as an ordinance, an initiative petition that...more
Last fall, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 11-32 which directed the Environmental Quality Board (“EQB”) to evaluate and make recommendations: on how to improve environmental review; and for improved...more
In This Issue:
Renewable Energy Focus -- What Does The Obama Re-Election Mean For Wind?; What Stops Banks From Lending to Energy Efficiency Projects?; IRS Appeals Solyndra Chapter 11 Confirmation Decision; Wind energy...more
A city council’s decision to place a measure on the ballot to establish competitive bidding for future trash service contracts did not require prior environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act...more
In a case notable for its unique conception of “meaningful discretion” for purposes of triggering CEQA review, the Fifth District Court of Appeal has created a split in authority that will undoubtedly require Supreme Court...more
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