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California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week, Episode 1: Brinker, NLRB Posting Rule, Fracking, SmithKline in the Supreme Court
Is Fracking Safe?
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more
On April 10, the Treasury Department released its “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals.” Known as the “Green Book,” the document provides an explanation of the Administration’s FY...more
In the face of strong criticism by the business community that regulations were holding back the economy and job creation, in 2011 the White House began putting the brakes on numerous initiatives that were working their way...more
President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with...more
-Overview and Takeaways
-Consumer Product Safety
-Energy and Environment
-Labor, Employment and Human...more
Sometimes no news is big news at the capitol. This week, the lack of action on two topics made news.
Last week we reported the nuclear power bill (HF561) was amended in subcommittee and voted out to be considered in...more
West Virginia Republican House member Shelley Moore Capito has introduced legislation that would increase civil and criminal penalties, strengthen pattern of violation provisions, and form an independent board to investigate...more
Last week, I expressed surprise in this post about the California Public Employees Retirement System’s recent announcement that it plans to abstain on a proposal by Massey Energy Company to jettison cumulative voting. My...more
In This Issue:
*Energy and Climate Legislation
..Senators Oppose Onshore Drilling Reform
..Energy Committee Approves Amendments
..House Passes Home Star...more
The states are engaging in fierce competition amongst themselves to keep and attract business and industry. Economic development incentives (“EDI”), which include tax breaks and other economic incentives not generally...more
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