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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
The U.S. Green Building Council-Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC), part of the organization responsible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rankings, recently launched the Building Health...more
A permit and development order extension opportunity is available until January 6, 2014, for 18 Panhandle counties as a result of the threat posed to Florida by recent tropical storm activity. The extension offers an...more
Deze uitspraak gaat over verbeurde dwangsommen wegens niet tijdig beslissen en terugwerkende kracht. De ABRvS overweegt dat door de vernietiging van de uitspraak van de rechtbank en van het besluit van 26 juli 2011 is...more
This index contains excerpts from Florida municipal codes that address sustainable development through green building, low impact development, and renewable energy, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. ...more
The Maryland Department of the Environment (“MDE”) recently released a draft version of the General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity that, if adopted, will replace the existing 2009 General Permit...more
January is traditionally the month when new laws and regulations are implemented with July, the closest mid-point CSLB logoin the year, following a distant second. This July though seems particularly busy with new ADA...more
As many of you may be aware, the North Carolina legislature was considering a bill that would effectively take away the option of LEED certification for public projects. In a misguided effort to protect the NC timber...more
Green Building Focus - GSA committee endorses LEED for GSA Buildings: USGBC Official Blog - May 3
The GSA's Green Building Advisory Committee officially recommended that the LEED system be used for all GSA buildings...more
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43% of Fortune 500 link exec. comp. to going green - Clean Techies Blog - May 30:
Companies commonly base executive compensation on performance. Now, a growing number of businesses are...more
Potential buyers and sellers take note — on April 16, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued draft guidance that would require more evaluation of "vapor intrusion" (migration of any hazardous vapors...more
Repetitive CEQA review and analysis is expensive, unnecessary, unproductive, and inimical to the goals of certainty and finality in the environmental review process. In 2011, to address these concerns in the infill...more
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took emergency action to reduce approval backlogs and to make it easier for those seeking to rebuild in wake of Hurricane Sandy to obtain regulatory approvals by...more
A recent New York Court of Appeals decision, Bronx Committee for Toxic Free Schools v. New York City School Construction Authority, 20 N.Y.3d 148 (2012), highlighted the interplay between the compliance process for the State...more
On February 19, 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a revised Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Construction General Permit TXR150000 (Permit). This new Permit, effective...more
In This Issue:
Green Building Focus - Father of LEED offers insight into rating system; AltBuild Expo coming to Santa Monica; Los Angeles to promote adoption of "cool roof" technology; PA bundles residential energy...more
In our last real estate tip, we reminded energy-conscious tenants that some rental spaces may have obtained LEED certification with few, if any, energy-efficiency points. If the owner built with energy efficiency in mind, ask...more
Originally published in Green Building News, February 20, 2013.
Successful green building requires more planning and, preferably, a greater degree of integration in overall project delivery, than building without green...more
I found this column by Paul Mulshine in The Star Ledger interesting.
"It’s no day at the beach for the enviro-puritans" -
Putting politics aside, what does Sandy foretell for New Jersey’s coastal regions? Does it...more
As compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) has grown increasingly more burdensome, costly and litigious over the past decade or so, 2012 brought some tangible good news.
On July 23, 2012, L. 2012, c. 24 (the “Solar Act”) was signed into law by Governor Christie. The Solar Act, among other things, requires the New Jersey Board of Utilities (“BPU”) in consultation with the New Jersey...more
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has released a set of FAQs to help answer some of the most common questions regarding the standards of elevating houses and buildings Post-Sandy, and will help you...more
Yesterday (January 24), Governor Christie announced he was signing emergency regulations to adopt FEMA’s new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the post-Sandy rebuilding standard...more
In This Issue:
Green Building Focus - LEED hotel brand undertakes $1B funding plan; Energy benchmarking - a $9 billion savings plan; Top honors for sustainable landscape design; World's greenest office building to open...more
In This Issue:
Green Building Focus - Can white roofs increase global warming?; Some older buildings greener than LEED-certified properties; Microsoft moves to LEED Gold-certified 11 Times Square; Green building...more
The issuance of FEMA‘s advisory maps are already having a profound impact on development and redevelopment in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As Long Branch moves to adopt FEMA‘s new advisory maps, other municipalities and...more