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
On August 7, 2014, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body upheld a March 2014 Panel decision regarding China's export restrictions on rare earth materials including tungsten, molybdenum, and other rare earth...more
On 6 August 2014 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued Decree on reorganization of the Government (the “Decree”).
The Decree envisages integration of ministries or certain authorities of theirs into one...more
For several years, solar arrays utilizing silicon photovoltaics have been central to driving the exponential growth of installed domestic solar capacity. However, an ongoing trade war spanning three continents and impacting...more
The U.S. International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (“ITA”) made the preliminary countervailing duty (“CVD”) rates announced last week effective today, June 10, in a published notice, 79 Fed. Reg....more
Late on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce (ITA) released a Fact Sheet announcing an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty case against...more
This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled “Caramel Color: The health risk that may be in your soda” detailing its investigation of the presence of...more
The U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) has postponed its countervailing duty determination by about two months, leaving the solar industry hanging for a while longer....more
Court Of Appeals Affirms Decision Imposing Duties On Chinese Magnesium Exporter That Lied To The Commerce Department – Cole Pfeiffer and Joshua Snead – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last month affirmed a...more
By a vote on February 14, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a preliminary determination of material injury to the U.S. solar cell manufacturing industry due to low-priced Crystalline Silicon...more
California Court Recognizes Named, Additional Insureds Have Different Expectations -
Why it matters:
While the holding sounds straightforward – the reasonable expectations of an additional insured about the...more
On January 20, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published Notice No. 5 , imposing definitive antidumping (AD) duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from Korea and the United States. On the same...more
In a move viewed by many as retaliation against the U.S. for the anti-dumping and countervailing duties assessed by the U.S. against Chinese solar panels, China recently finalized its anti-dumping duties on imports into China...more
Armed with its revised Green Guides, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to police what it sees as false and misleading environmental claims. In October, the agency announced six enforcement actions in response to...more
On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. petitioned the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to begin antidumping investigations against the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan and a...more
As United States consumers are progressively willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products, businesses catering to this market are making an ever-growing number of representations about the “green” qualities of...more
C May Now Be For Celery or Carrots -
Thanks to a deal brokered by First Lady Michelle Obama and her Partnership for a Healthier America, Sesame Street characters will soon appear in the produce department.
The Federal Trade Commission has launched an enforcement program to encourage compliance with the agency’s recently revised Green Guides. It has brought at least 12 actions alleging deceptive and misleading claims based on...more
A settlement between the European Union (EU) and the Chinese government on the import of photovoltaic solar cells to the EU became effective on August 6, 2013. The settlement resolves a US $27 billion dumping and subsidy...more
Mattress Claims Run Afoul of Green Guides -
The Federal Trade Commission, applying the Green Guides to the advertising of three different mattress manufacturers, stated that the companies slept on the requirements for...more
As a famous amphibious Muppet once noted, it’s not easy being green. This sentiment is shared by the Federal Trade Commission, which has issued Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (also known as the “Green...more
We commented in a previous alert that the European Commission had launched an investigation into "dumping" of solar panels in the European market by Chinese companies. Yesterday (4 June 2013) it was announced that the...more
Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on February 28, 2013.
National Public Radio recently ran a series on "sustainable" seafood claims which raised concern regarding the validity of certain...more
Everyone is “going green.” From recycling to reduced packaging, consumers want products they perceive to be environmentally friendly. But what do those “green” claims really mean?
The Federal Trade Commission March 6, 2013, approved final orders C-4385 and C-4386 settling charges that two paint manufacturers made false and unsubstantiated claims that some of their paints contained zero volatile organic...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Regulatory; EU Regulatory: Cybersecurity Efforts to Secure Critical Infrastructure including the Energy Sector Advance in the United States and European Union
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