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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
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
On 13 December 2013, the Court of Session ruled that the liquidators of The Scottish Coal Company Limited (SCC) were not able to disclaim ownership of certain open-cast mines and the environmental permits which were connected...more
Despite losses in California and Washington, groups in favor of labeling food containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms (“GMO”) continue legislative efforts at the state and national level. Oregon and...more
In This Issue:
Fuel Taxes Increased to Solve Transportation Funding Shortfall; PA Supreme Court Upholds Rejection of Township Business Privilege Tax; Unclaimed Property - Challenge to Delaware’s Auditing Procedures;...more
The term "emergency" can encompass a wide range of events, including on and off shore casualty incidents, such as fire, explosion and collision, environmental disasters, the impact of sanctions and/or...more
In its recent decision in Wilson Mutual Ins. Co. v. Falk, 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 1031 (Wis. App. Dec. 11, 2013), the Court of Appeals for Wisconsin had occasion to consider whether cow manure generated at a dairy farm...more
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Le 10 décembre 2013, le Projet de loi no 70 – Loi modifiant la Loi sur les mines (le « Projet de loi 70 »), qui avait été déposé par la Ministre des Ressources naturelles (la...more
You might have to, if the Environmental Protection Agency gets its way in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The court will hear oral arguments in a case dealing with the EPA’s ability to regulate cross-state, or...more
In This Issue:
- Challenge to Coal Plant's Modified Air Permit Fails
- Electric Reliability Project to Include Focus on Outages
- Michigan Shorts
- Consumers Energy May Terminate Case for New Gas Plant
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted a one-week extension until December 13 for interested parties to submit comments on establishing a transition period under the newly signed Assembly Bill 327 (AB 327)....more
Swiss company HeiQ Materials proposed to use new pesticides AGS-20 and AGS-20 (U) on manufactured textiles such as clothing, blankets, and carpet. Nanosilver is used in the pesticides to suppress microbes that cause odors and...more
Since October 1, 2013, companies active in the transportation of goods or passengers, as well as moving companies, offering transportation services having either their origin or their destination in France are subject to an...more
The ongoing discussion between solar energy stakeholders and utilities concerning the merits of net metering and the best approach to ensure that ratepayers with installed solar power systems contribute appropriately to...more
The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook Report 2013 (the “Report”), which was published last week, projects that global energy demand is likely to increase by one third by 2035 with low carbon energy...more
On November 25, the world was stunned as DOE proposed new energy efficiency standards for electric motors, and no one complained. The standards will apply to motors from 1 to 500 horsepower and will cost roughly $500 million...more
The Italian Electricity and Gas Authority (AEEG) issued on 31 October 2013 the new consultation document No. 486/2013/R/efr1 containing guidelines and proposals for the redefinition of the guaranteed minimum prices for...more
Our firm is often retained to assist companies evaluate environmental risk/liabilities during acquisitions and divestitures. Whether a company is preparing to divest non-core assets, or preparing for a stock sale, contingent...more
Royal Decree-Law 9/2013, of 12 July, adopting urgent measures in order to ensure financial stability of the electricity system (hereinafter, “RD-L 9/2013”) was published in the Official Spanish Gazette (“BOE”) on 13 July...more
Are you a manufacturer of products sold in plastic containers such as tools, consumer electronics, dish soap or soft drinks? Are you a company that rebrands these types of products for sale in your retail stores? Are you a...more
In This Issue:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to extract shale gas from deep rock formations, has recently been much in the news in Europe.
In October, the European Parliament, which was considering proposals for a revision of...more
Caution should be exercised when requesting, reviewing or sharing seismic data held by a regulatory authority, as demonstrated by the latest decision in a series of lawsuits commenced by Geophysical Service Incorporated...more
An Apex Clean Energy unit will sell the remaining 100 megawatts of wind energy capacity from its 300-megawatt Balko wind project through a power purchase agreement with the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Apex said...more
A growing number of states are passing Green Chemistry laws, e.g.; California, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington State. These laws present a challenge to manufacturers who distribute and sell products into the 50...more
The Sacramento Superior Court has upheld the constitutionality of California Air Resources Board's ("ARB") cap and trade auctions in the related cases California Chamber of Commerce v. ARB and Morning Star Packing Company v....more
Google has announced an investment in six solar photovoltaic projects to its portfolio. The projects, located in California and Arizona, have a combined electric generating capacity of 106 megawatts. This deal illustrates...more