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
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Texas Supreme Court rebuffed the Texas attorney general’s attempt to undo a cy pres award using the state’s Unclaimed Property Act. The cy pres award was a result of a settlement between defendant...more
Effective on July 1, House Bill 957 (2014) (the “Amendment”) amended the Georgia Brownfield Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-8-200 et seq. (the Act). The Amendment broadens applicability of the Act, expands the pool of eligible parties...more
The New York legislature has passed a bill that extends a real property tax exemption for wind, solar and certain other energy systems until January 1, 2025. The bill provides that real property which includes an eligible...more
Solar Energy Systems Will Continue to Be Excluded from Full Cash Value of Real Property -
A new law extending the exclusion of solar energy systems from affecting the full cash value of real property for taxation...more
The IRS has opened the door a crack for real estate investment trusts (REITs) to be the lessors of wind projects.
To qualify as a REIT, a corporation must satisfy a series of complicated tests that require the...more
As a lawyer in Colorado focusing a large part of my practice on environmental due diligence including Brownfield sites, I had the great pleasure of participating in the drafting of Senate Bill 73, which was signed into law by...more
The Florida Legislature passed new Brownfield legislation in the 2014 legislative session that concluded in May 2014. The bill will be sent to Governor Rick Scott. If enacted into law, the legislation will expand the range of...more
On the same day as President Obama’s speech championing solar, the Department of the Treasury proposed regulations defining “real estate assets” for purposes of the definition of a real estate investment trust (REIT). The...more
On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that clarify the definition of real property for purposes of the real estate investment trust (REIT) provisions of the Internal Revenue Code....more
The Florida Brownfields Association (“FBA”) announced the formation of a coalition to encourage the Florida Legislature to clear out the backlog of existing Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credits. If FBA and its partners are...more
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2014-12 on December 30. It is available below. It addresses the structuring of historic tax credit transactions (i.e., transactions involving rehabilitation tax credits provided for in...more
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in Harley-Davidson Motor Company v. York County Board of Assessment Appeals (Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. decided on October 30, 2013), demonstrates the importance of establishing a...more
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In This Issue:
- KEEP IT CLEAN: EPA ENDORSES NEW ASTM STANDARD FOR CONDUCTING ESAS:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a rule to recognize the updated standard of the...more
During its 2012 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 987, a bill which required that the ten separate EPA-licensed storm sewer system (“MS4”) jurisdictions in Maryland (Baltimore City and nine...more
Tomorrow morning in Chicago, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral argument in The Board of Education of Roxana Community Unit School District No. 1 v. The Pollution Control Board, which presents an important question of...more
A power plant operator was required to purchase emission reduction credits (“ERCs”) to comply with the permitting process to build a power plant. Over the course of several years, the State Board of Equalization (“Board”)...more
In July, the New York Public Service Commission increased the solar net metering limits for businesses and residences....more
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) released its annual Brownfield report this month, reporting record levels of participation in Florida's Brownfield program. Brownfields are sites with actual or...more
We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business.
In this issue:
- The Green Deal - Impact on Commercial Real Estate
- High Value Residential Property Tax
- Announcements and Events
- Transaction Profile - Focus on Henderson Global Investors...more
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid automatic increases in income taxes for millions of Americans, as well as draconian cuts to the...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently revoked Private Letter Ruling (PLR) 201214007, which found that facility-specific power purchase agreements (PPAs) are considered part of the underlying wind energy facilities and,...more
The Georgia Department of Revenue Income is proposing a change to the Tax Division Rule on conservation tax credits. Interested parties seeking to comment on the proposed Rule should review the notice for further guidance....more
In late 2012 the Michigan State Tax Commission changed the rate at which wind turbine assets would be depreciated for property tax assessment purposes. Now five counties (Huron, Sanilac, Gratiot, Mason, Tuscola) are working...more
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