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 July 14, a complaint was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court against Governor Brown and the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) Supervisor Steve Bohlen. The lawsuit claims Governor Brown and...more
Last week, the North Carolina General Assembly took a rare spring recess, with both the House and the Senate adjourning for the week. Both chambers return to action today with a busy schedule ahead of them. ...more
The 2015-2016 session is now in officially in full swing. With the pomp and circumstance of Governor Wolf’s swearing in behind them, legislators started to get down to the nitty-gritty this week. ...more
Customer-sited generation is growing in the U.S. A look at some of the distributed generation projects that came online in September 2014 shows that universities and institutions are developing projects powered by natural...more
Lots of theater; no white smoke. -
We are nearly two weeks into the new fiscal year with no budget agreement and no go-home date circled on the legislative calendar. Senator Apodaca promises his Senate Rules Committee...more
This week at the General Assembly was full of the hints that the Honorables were ready to wrap things up without actually wrapping things up....more
The Senate rolled out its $21 billion budget proposal S744 the Appropriations Act of 2014...
The Appropriations Act of 2014 -
On Wednesday night, the Senate rolled out its $21 billion budget proposal S744 the...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
After a three-week break for the primary election and the Memorial Day holiday, the House and Senate will reconvene on Monday and continue with session days on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. With less than a month to go...more
Last week, Purdue University (Purdue) President Mitch Daniels, and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to work together on the development of alternative energy sources,...more
In This Issue:
- Overview - 2014 Summary of New Maine Laws
..For More Information
- Overview - 126th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session
The General Assembly’s short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues...more
In yet another unanimous decision handed down this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court has streamlined procedures to certify pollution control facilities by barring certain third party appeals....more
A major taxpayer files 28 separate applications seeking certification of various systems, methods, devices and facilities as "pollution control facilities" within the meaning of the Property Tax Code. If the applications are...more
On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 73 into law as part of the state budget package. The bill established a Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, into which up to $550 million each year will be transferred from California’s...more
Yesterday, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 73 (SB 73), which implements Proposition 39 (Prop. 39). Prop. 39 was approved by voters last year to provide California school districts, county offices of education,...more
Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more
The Commonwealth Financing Authority has begun accepting applications for five programs established by the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures.
In Episode 75 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 1, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Gary Eberhart, who serves on...more
From our offices in Boston, Portland, and Portsmouth, Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax (“SALT”) Group provides litigation, planning, transaction, regulatory, and legislative services to business, associations, and...more
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in May rejected a California community district’s attempt to review an air permit that was issued to a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired power plant that was being constructed a mile and a...more
Bill Introductions Lag
If you’re thinking the pace of bill introductions at the Minnesota Capitol is slower this session than in prior sessions, you are right. In 2007 and 2009, by the beginning of March, there were...more
The nuclear revival continues, fueled by loan guarantees from the Obama administration and the increasing demand for cleaner energy sources. The first round of nuclear new build construction is on track to add 7 additional...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Green buildings expected to lead policy agendas in 2009
*Green Building Focus
..CoStar's top-ten sustainable building stories for 2008
*Updating green building codes – not an easy task
*New LEED AP...more
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