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Inside the Mining Industry: An Arizona Mining Lawyer Discusses Key Challenges, Opportunities & Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Other than market forces, Federal permitting processes continue to be a primary cause of delay for new mines and the expansion of existing mines throughout the United States. The federal government manages a significant...more

Court Rules That Delayed Compliance With A FOIA Request Remains A Violation

In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision, the Court held that a public body was in violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) where the public body initially willfully ignored its obligation to respond to a FOIA...more

The Fiscal Cliff Deal’s Impact on Clean Energy - Contains key tax provisions for renewable energy but funding for USDA energy...

Capping weeks of intense negotiations between the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders to avert the fiscal cliff, the House of Representatives late on the night of Jan. 1 passed HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief...more

Wind Power and Biofuel Production Tax Credits Survive Fiscal Cliff

Introduction - On January 1, 2013, amid much contentious debate, Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the “Relief Act”). Although the Relief Act does not comprehensively address U.S....more

Key Energy Tax Provisions Included in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to address the tax rate hikes and expiring tax incentives to avert the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama signed the legislation into law on January...more

Damon Key Legal Alert (Dec. 2012) - Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credits

The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation (“DOT”) recently issued temporary administrative rules that will affect anyone planning on installing and placing in service a renewable energy technology system, including a...more

What Will It Cost for California to Save the World? California Conducts its First Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Auction

The landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (“AB 32”) tasked the California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) with reducing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In adopting a scoping plan assembling a...more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 20, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Sen. Murkowski floats five-year phaseout of wind credit and Tax credit for wind farms blown into "fiscal cliff" debate; LA Metro will power its trains on recycled kinetic energy;...more

Despite Democratic wins, Capitol Hill status quo remains -- Expect legislative stalemate on energy and environmental issues but...

Despite recent polls showing a close popular vote, President Obama won a decisive electoral vote victory, winning all of the battleground states. Election night also saw Senate Democrats increase their margin in the chamber...more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 7, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Investors Ask for Wind Tax Credit Extension; It's Obama: Now What For Climate And Clean Energy?; K Road, SunPower complete 25MW solar plant in California; AT&T; Becomes Bloom...more

Incentives for Real Estate Developers (Presentation)

In This Presenation: - Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Incentives - GENERAL The General Assembly has provided two tax incentives to promote cleanup of brownfield sites: an income tax credit as well as a property...more

New Jersey Property Tax Refunds May Be Held To Cover Environmental Remediation

In July of this year, the New Jersey Legislature modified the law addressing tax refunds by requiring a New Jersey property tax refund for certain industrial sites to be deposited with the New Jersey Department of...more

New Massachusetts Law Boosts Wind and Solar Energy

On August 3, 2012, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed new energy legislation that, among other things, expands the incentives and opportunities for developing wind, solar, hydro and other forms of renewable power...more

New Jersey affirms commitment to developing renewable energy resources with new legislation

On July 23, 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that is intended to both stabilize and reinvigorate the state's green energy market and support development for renewable sources of energy. In addition,...more

Judge Gold Issues Another Historic Everglades Order This Week: EPA Proposal Moves Forward

United States District Judge Alan Gold makes news this month (again) with another Everglades Order: you'll recall that he issued a pretty big ruling last fall with his decision to put the federal government and not the State...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 3, Issue 7 - July 2012

In This Issue: Gain on Sale of New York Property Allocated Entirely to New York; Failure to Establish Value of Assets in a Bulk Sale Leads to Liability for Entire Sales Tax Deficiency; Entitlement to QEZE Credits...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

The Qualified Energy Conservation Bond program was enacted by Congress in 2008 to provide state and local governments with low-cost funds for a variety of energy conservation programs. But according to the Energy Programs...more

U.S. Tax Proposals to Help the Renewable Energy Industry

A variety of tax proposals are now under consideration in the U.S. that, if enacted, could help to stimulate investment in U.S. renewable energy projects. One proposal would expand the beneficial tax attributes of...more

MA Senate Bill Would Revise Incentives for Renewable Energy Development

On April 5, 2012, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that aims to curb rising energy costs and expand renewable energy development. Senate Bill (SB) 2214, a bill “Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity...more

IRS: Value of Facility-Specific Power Purchase Agreement Capitalized into Basis of Wind Facility

On April 6, 2012 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Private Letter Ruling 201214007, which concluded that where a taxpayer purchased wind energy facilities accompanied by facility-specific Power Purchase Agreements...more

Trading In California’s Greenhouse Gas Allowances – Fraud’s New Frontier?

As part of California’s Cap and Trade Program, the Air Resources Board will issue will issue tradable permits (Greenhouse Gas (GHG) allowances) that authorize a permit holder to emit a specific quantity of GHGs. Entities...more

2012 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature – A Summary

In the 2012 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, several resolutions were passed with potential future impact on the shale gas industry. Below is a summary of those significant resolutions. ...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 11, 2012

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; General Services Administration; Internal Revenue...more

The Drummond Report: What Miners Need to Know

Economist Don Drummond recently released a sweeping report (the “Drummond Report”) on rethinking Provincial governance and Ontario’s economy. Miners should take note: the Drummond Report calls for increased mining taxes and...more

Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions in the 2013 Budget Proposal

President Obama's recently released budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year contains energy related tax provisions, including an extension of the Section 1603 grant in lieu of investment credits through 2012. The...more

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