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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
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Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
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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
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
In a twin set of wins for the state, two lawsuits challenging California’s flagship cap-and-trade auction system first implemented in November 2012 were rejected by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley this...more
Renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) that favor in-state renewable energy projects may be unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause. That is the recent opinion of Judge Richard Posner, an influential member of the U.S. Court...more
On June 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued a decision in Illinois Commerce Commission, et al. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, affirming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) orders...more
On June 7th, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion that could have significant impacts on transmission and renewable energy policies all across the country....more
This month, in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with the State of Oklahoma in the state’s long battle with the State of Texas concerning the Red River Compact, 94...more
A recent Seventh Circuit opinion, Illinois Commerce Commission v. FERC, represents a significant victory for the future of renewable energy. The decision, authored by Judge Richard Posner, upholds the method Midcontinent...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently upheld MISO’s FERC-approved multi-value project (MVP) tariff, which spreads the costs of constructing certain new transmission lines across the entire MISO footprint...more
Two important factors affecting the growth of renewable energy infrastructure in the United States are impacted by a recent federal court decision. ...more
Courts have traditionally construed federal jurisdiction of environmental statutes expansively, consistent with their remedial intent. However, recent opinions in Voggenthaler v. Maryland Square, LLC, Case 2:08-cv-1618 (D....more
In This Issue:
- Court Upholds Landowner's Contract-Based Mineral Rights
In the Elmore/Road Rock, Inc. v. Florida Power & Light breach of contract case, Judge Robert A. Rosenberg of the Complex Litigation Unit of...more
The federal government is currently engaged in a misguided attempt to use a noneconomic statute — the Endangered Species Act — to regulate under its Commerce Clause authority a noneconomic activity, the potential "take" of...more
Article first appeared in The Journal Record - June 9, 2011.
Maybe you’ve heard this one: A hunter asks the game warden whether he may shoot a particular animal.
“No,” replies the warden, “I’m sorry, but the season...more
Desiging a building to be LEED certified carries legal risks. Minimize those risks by stating LEED goals, not LEED guarantees....more