Bob Wyman: Is Cap-and-Trade Working for California?
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Around the Corner for Industries Impacted by Energy Issues?
Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development
Aboveground Storage Tanks: Where Are We Now?
Vapor Intrusion: New Rules by the EPA
Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges
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
On June 24, 2015, the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 1656) was reintroduced in the House and the Senate. The legislation would provide investors in renewable energy projects with tax breaks that are currently...more
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (Service) have issued proposed tax regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide guidance on, and significantly scale back, the types of activities...more
Under EPA’s Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy, companies that discover, promptly disclose, and expeditiously correct environmental violations may be entitled to penalty mitigation and other incentives. EPA...more
In This Issue:
- The Importance of Accredited Investors for Small Business Capital Formation
- “All Appropriate Inquiries”: Update on the Environmental Due Diligence Standard
- A Hunt for Justice Erodes...more
In this first in a series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we look at the issue of directors’ and officers’ personal liability....more
Regulators Urge Businesses to Improve Business Continuity Plans in Wake of Superstorm Sandy
by Dennis C. Linken on September 26, 2013
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on financial firms located in New York and New Jersey,...more
A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,...more
In this white paper:
- Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
Bird deaths, contracts cases, Lindsay Lohan, IP and more in the BLG Monthly Update for April 2013...more
In Episode 90 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on February 9, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Nikhil Arora, co-founder of...more
A few years ago the president of a well-known food brand was convicted and sentenced to serve nine months in federal prison for failing to stop his plant from engaging in a practice that he knew was a violation of...more
Results of California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction are in and the results are mixed.
The auction was for carbon permits that permit greenhouse gas emitting businesses the right to release carbon into the air. Each...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
A recent appellate case addressed the issue of minor problems and deficiencies in an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) and whether they were prejudicial errors that amounted to defects in the approval process required for a...more
A question I often am asked is “What can and should our company do when it receives an information request from EPA or an EPA inspector shows up unannounced at one of our facilities?” This is an excellent question in light...more
Fifth in a Series of Articles
Last week’s article in this series noted that there is significant support in the law of corporate governance for companies pursuing a double bottom line, i.e. pursuing profit while doing...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims.
The Green Guides are...more
Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media baron Rupert Murdoch and a successful media executive in her own right, recently criticized her brother James, a top executive at News Corp., for pursuing profit at all costs.
In Episode 78 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 29, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Scott Potter, managing...more
In Episode 76 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 15, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Ben Lee, director of...more
Draft regulations regarding toxic substances in consumer products were issued for comment by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on July 27, 2012.
Referred to as the “Safer Consumer Product...more
What does pro football in the City of Los Angeles have to do with affordable housing?
According to a coalition of community activists, the decision to build a stadium in downtown LA for an NFL franchise “would create a...more
A project to modernize a container terminal at the Portof Los Angelesis being trumpeted by a press release after approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission of the final Environmental Impact Report. The container terminal...more
Three out of four is an exceptional batting average, but renewable energy advocates are undoubtedly disappointed by the one big loss they suffered in the recent legislative session.
Three bills related to solar energy and...more
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