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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Trump picks Scott Pruitt to lead EPA - New York Times - Dec 7 - President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally...more

Forecasting the Trump Administration's First 100 Days

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With the 2016 election in the rearview mirror, manufacturers must be mindful of the early initiatives you can expect from Congress and the new administration. With a return to one-party rule, the coming congressional term is...more

Implications of Brexit for the mining and minerals sectors

by DLA Piper on

The debate surrounding Britain’s proposed exit from the EU (Brexit) has primarily focused upon its potential impact on the British economy, Britain’s international standing and its capacity for self-governance. This article...more

Attention Home Improvement Contractors: CA Bill Singles Out Solar Contractors

California Assembly Bill 2699 (Gonzalez) is a bill to watch if you are a home improvement contractor that solarinstalls solar energy systems or, for that matter, a contractor in California. AB 2699 would, among other things,...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 03/25/2016

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature had a short week, with no official business on Friday due to their Easter recess. The legislature will return on Tuesday, March 29, at noon. This week, committees continued to hear budget details...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Committee Decides Physician Acquisition Disclosure Bill Is Unnecessary - The Senate Health and Welfare Committee has decided not to pursue consideration of S.245, a proposal to require disclosure of new affiliations...more

President Presses For Action On Cybersecurity Legislation In State Of The Union

by King & Spalding on

On January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address, during which he pressed for Congress to take action to combat cybersecurity threats. He called on Congress to “finally pass the legislation...more

Post Election Update 2014

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2014 Midterm Elections have taken place and Republicans performed extremely well in all categories – winning key gubernatorial and congressional races – in what many are viewing as a "wave election." In the...more

From Second and State: Capitol Wrap – Week of October 2014

As expected, this week blew through the Columbus Day holiday and into a flurry of legislative activity. Dozens of bills went back and forth between the chambers this week, and many have already landed on the governor’s desk....more

TSCA Reform: House Subcommittee Discusses Revised Draft of Chemicals in Commerce Act

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 29, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing to review a revised draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA2). Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the...more

Under the Dome: Inside The Maine State House Special Edition 1-24-13

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

With a population of roughly 1.3 million people, Maine is a small player in national markets. At the same time, Maine legislators have attempted to have an out-sized voice in the national marketplace of legislative policy by...more

2011-2012 Massachusetts Legislative Session

by Mintz Levin on

The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st. The session was defined by landmark legislation in healthcare cost containment, economic development, energy, and consumer protection. The Legislature will...more

Congress Passes Legislation Requiring Oil, Gas and Mining Companies to Report Payments to Government

by Foley Hoag LLP on

The U.S. Congress passed legislation that required oil, gas, mining, and other extractive industry companies to report to the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) their payments to governments. The legislation was added as...more

Governor Signs SB 695 Directing the California Public Utilities Commission to Establish Rules to Restore Direct Access Electricity...

On October 11, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill (SB) 695, the Ratepayer Protection Act (the “Act”), into law. The bill, authored by Senator Kehoe, represents a compromise between utilities, consumer groups and...more

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