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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?
This is a tale of two regulatory schemes.
First, there is the federal way, and I’m not making this up.
First, there is the federal way, and I’m not making this up: In my last post we learned that if the BLM,...more
On April 12, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released its Draft Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities (the Amended Regulations). According to the Regulatory Impact Analysis...more
Under rules adopted by the Texas Railroad Commission (Commission) on March 26, 2013, effective April 15, 2013, Texas hydraulic fracturing operators may recycle fracturing fluids on their own leased or owned land used for...more
The release of a new plan to implement the District of Columbia's "Sustainable DC" Initiative was announced by Mayor Vincent Gray on February 20, 3013. The Sustainable DC Plan builds on 15 months of planning and public...more
The draft “National Assessment of Supply Chain and Other Developing Risks” was issued just last month. It outlined increasing threats to infrastructure, food and water supplies, air quality, national security, public health...more
To most people, the phrase “bullet line” no doubt conveys an image of fast Japanese trains; but in Alaska, it means a small diameter gas pipeline running the 730 miles across the wilderness from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic...more
As we look back on 2012, it was unquestionably a busy year. Federal funds continued to make their way to local projects and shovels continued to break ground for infrastructure projects. The potential use of eminent domain...more
This article analyzes the potential impacts of the 2012 National Wetland Plant List, released earlier this year. The author concludes that the 2012 NWPL could effect a sea change in wetland regulation, as it classifies far...more
Effective immediately, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspections will emphasize the review of operator methods for integrity management (IM) program evaluations, the agency said in an Advisory...more
At first glance, the phrase “green road” might seem like a contradiction in terms. After all, what else is a road but a conveyance for greenhouse gas emitting vehicles? But with nearly four million miles of public roads in...more
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to experience dramatic increases in heavy-truck transportation activity associated with Marcellus Shale. So much so that approximately one-quarter of all PA-state routes are now...more
The State of Florida has not removed itself from every bit of control over land use and real estate development in the state, despite the huge deregulations of the past two years (see the little ebook in the left sidebar for...more
Marcellus shale significantly impacts energy issues. Natural gas is an abundant, reasonably priced and clean energy source. In this video, attorney James P. Dougherty talks about a vital Marcellus end use application - NGVs...more
The environmental practice of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP offers seamless, front-rank representation in local, state, national, and cross-border regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters, as well as experienced counsel on...more
The environmental practice of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP offers seamless, front-rank representation in local, state, national, and cross-border regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters, as well as experienced...more
Special Purpose Port in Indonesia is specifically intended for supporting the main business of a company in the mining, industry, plantation, or fishery sector, and is restricted to be used for public purposes without consent...more
Special Railway in Indonesia is specifically intended for supporting the main business of a company in the mining, industry, plantation, or other industrial sector, and is restricted to be used for public purposes without...more
The Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) is playing a central role in tackling the linked challenges of urban sprawl, vehicle travel, and...more
New York State recently released the draft New York State Climate Action Plan, which proposes a goal of an 80% reduction (below 1990 levels) of greenhouse gases by 2050.
The draft Plan is the product of the Climate Action...more
On December 7, 2009, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued findings declaring first, that a combination of six greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons,...more
Nancy Pelosi recently reaffirmed her commitment to getting a climate bill passed in the House by July, and on March 31, 2009, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman released draft “clean energy” legislation...more
This alert details the plan set forth by CARB to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in California by 2020. The affected sectors include:
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