The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Senate Bill 375 and Susatainable Communities Strategies
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Mining: New challenges and opportunities
The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Town of Atherton v. California High-Speed Rail Authority (7/24/14, C070877) -
The appellate court upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Program EIR for the Central Valley to Bay Area portion of the route,...more
Evidence of Economic Infeasibility of CEQA Alternatives Explained (SPRAWLDEF v. San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission) -
Why it matters: In upholding the approval of a 260-acre expansion to the...more
Canada’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is at something of a turning point. With expanding shale reserves, an amenable regulatory environment and a general comfort with foreign investment in its oil and gas industry,...more
SC19090, SC19091 - FairwindCT, Inc. v. Connecticut Siting Council -
This decision upheld the Siting Council’s authorization to a Pullman & Comley client to install wind turbine electrical generation facilities in...more
On Aug. 29, 2014, the California Legislature cast the final votes necessary to move three companion groundwater management bills to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. If signed by Gov. Brown, the bills will establish the Sustainable...more
As part of its Safer Consumer Products Regulation (SCPR) under California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on September 13, 2014 issued its Draft Priority Product Three-Year Work...more
This monthly publication provides information on compliance deadlines, regulatory developments, and other developments in federal, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire environmental and land use laws.
The chemical wars are in full swing. And for consumer products and chemicals manufacturers, victory on the regulatory front is by no means a foregone conclusion.
Progressive legislators in states such as California,...more
On September 3, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC, holding that the Clean Water Act General Permit for...more
Earlier this year, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which is charged with implementation of the State's controversial Proposition 65 law, released a “pre-regulatory” proposal to revise...more
On Tuesday, September 9, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule at a hearing titled “State Perspectives: Questions...more
Most new power plants placed in service in the first half of 2014 are powered by natural gas, with new solar and wind capacity coming in second and third, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration....more
On September 16, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Final 2012 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (Final 2012 Plan) and the Preliminary 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan (Preliminary 2014...more
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission today issued its long-awaited Order approving (with modifications) Xcel Energy’s Community Solar Garden (CSG) Program - Solar Rewards*Community. The Order starts the clock for the...more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced the availability of draft revisions to the Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS), Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS), and Used Oil regulations for public...more
On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published notice of its final rule listing the Georgia rockcress (Arabis georgiana) as a threatened plant species under the Endangered Species Act. On the...more
Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which...more
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
Congress is in Washington this week for an intense few days before recessing until after the November elections.
The House will vote September 17 on the continuing resolution (H.J....more
Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bills 1168 and 1319 (both Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) and Assembly Bill 1739 (Dickinson, D-Sacramento), which together establish the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Act...more
California’s toxics agency, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), has released a draft three-year work plan identifying seven consumer product categories that may be the focus of the state’s Green Chemistry...more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule on September 5, 2014 that would prevent states from including affirmative defenses in their Clean Air Act state implementation plans (SIPs) for emissions...more
In This Issue:
- Energy and Environmental Debate
- Department of Energy
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
On September 9, the Third District Court of Appeal held that tentative subdivision map approvals "always have at least the potential to cause" a direct or indirect physical change in the environment and thus are categorically...more
Scaling back considerably from the October 2012 Term, the United States Supreme Court issued only a few rulings affecting environmental law during the October 2013 Term. With significant pronouncements regarding EPA’s Clean...more
Over the past few months, I worked with a number of colleagues from the American College of Environmental Lawyers to provide the Environmental Council of the States with a balanced review of the history and background of how...more
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