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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
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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
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Is Fracking Safe?
California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
Protecting and Perfecting Condominium Entitlements in a Down Economy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
In This Legislative Update:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan;...more
In This Presenation:
- Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Incentives
The General Assembly has provided two tax incentives to promote cleanup of brownfield sites: an income tax credit as well as a property...more
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.