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The end of the 2013-2014 legislative session is coming to a close. Below are key deadlines for the Legislature and Governor...more
This Wednesday in Raleigh will see the first of four upcoming public hearings in North Carolina over the state’s proposed fracking rules. The hearings are part of the final phase of rule making, coming after two years of...more
Public Act 14-163 authorizes the Water Planning Council, established by Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-33o, to prepare a comprehensive state water plan.
The bill follows “water summit” meetings convened by state legislators in...more
On August 7, 2014, a group of nine Democratic Senators led by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) sent a letter to the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, on the treatment of biogenic carbon emissions from stationary sources. The other...more
This November, California voters will decide if $7.5 billion will be made available for local water projects. Passed just in time to qualify for the ballot, AB 1471...more
On August 6, 2014, in response to continuing developments in Ukraine, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a new final rule that significantly expands restrictions on U.S. exports to...more
The General Assembly passed noteworthy bills on six diverse environmental and land use subjects.
Hydraulic Fracturing Waste -
A deceptively simple bill concerning hydraulic fracturing waste, PA 14-200, emerged...more
While carbon dioxide emissions have garnered most of the attention in recent months, the Obama administration has also turned its focus to emissions of another greenhouse gas: methane. In March, the administration released a...more
If Passed, Funding Available for Local Water Projects -
How public agencies seek funding for water quality and storage projects will be impacted if voters approve the state water bond measure passed by the Legislature...more
SB-1281 was amended in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on August 4, 2014. A scheduled hearing on August 6 was postponed and held on suspense under Joint Rule 62(a). As of this writing, a hearing has not yet been...more
Starting in March of this year, the United States imposed economic sanctions in response to Russian-led actions in Ukraine. Since March, responding to the deteriorating situation, US sanctions have continued to escalate. ...more
Last week, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives voted in favor of HR 5120, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014. The Act, which seeks to reform the United...more
On August 6, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Commerce Department”) issued new regulations, implementing additional sanctions against Russia and introducing new restrictions on exports for its energy sector. These new...more
In This Issue:
- U.S.-China Relations
- Chinese Embassy News
- Energy & Environment
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
2013 Report on International Religious Freedom...more
Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have banned the treatment, discharge, and disposal of fracking wastewater in the state, arguing that the bill violated the United States...more
President Peña Nieto announces short-term plans for accelerating the reform’s implementation.
On August 11, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that federal legislation was enacted to implement the...more
New EU restrictions and prohibitions -
As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - State Lands Commission files suit to overturn S.F.'s Prop. B: SFGate.com - Jul 15:
The State Lands Commission filed suit Tuesday to overturn San Francisco's voter-approved limits on...more
As reported in a previous blog, EPA in June extended the compliance and attest engagement reporting deadlines for the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to September 30, 2014 and January 30, 2015 (respectively). Today, EPA...more
The European Union has adopted economic sanctions against Russia – the latest step relating to the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Earlier this year, the Council of the European Union had already adopted...more
On August 1, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced further export restrictions targeting Russia generally and the Russian oil and gas sector in particular, effective August 6, 2014. This action implements...more
Last week, the 2013-2014 Massachusetts legislative session came to a close amid a flurry of activity on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers rushed to finalize and pass priority bills, working past their deadline on Thursday, sending a...more
The sanctions directly affect companies involved in Russia's oil and gas industries by imposing new export license requirements....more
Wrapping It Up? -
A funny thing happened on the way to adjournment Saturday, they didn’t go home. The budget was the talk of the town in Raleigh last week and House and Senate budget writers spent the days leading up...more
On August 6, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to further expand the list of “designated persons”, both individuals and entities, with...more
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