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The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
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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
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
On February 24, the CFTC submitted for publication in the Federal Register a notice reopening the comment periods for the two Position Limit rulemakings, in anticipation of questions and comments that may arise from the...more
On February 25, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Yates v. United States.1 This case involved the interpretation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1519, a statute that was added as part of the...more
As another relatively quiet session week comes to a close, our embattled row officers continue to make headlines. On Tuesday, two weeks after being charged, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord appeared in federal court...more
New York State’s one-billion-dollar Green Bank opened for business in 2014 and has begun committing to transactions. The Green Bank’s self-professed sweet spot is investments between $5 million and $50 million. Examples of...more
Earlier this week, California’s water leaders testified during an informational hearing at the Capitol before the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife about the new $7.5 billion water bond....more
In its weekly orders (2/6/15), the Texas Supreme Court issued four new opinions and granted no petitions for review.
The new opinions are as follows:
No. 12-0136, Wackenhut Corp. v. Gutierrez -- This case...more
In the past few years, many energy companies with investments in renewable energy projects have considered forming “yieldcos,” with five formations in 2013 and 2014. A yieldco is a growth-focused public company, typically...more
Each year the World Economic Forum (WEF) is held in January in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF has released its Global Risks Report. The report is prepared by the WEF with its strategic partners Marsh & McLennan Companies and...more
2014 was a year of considerable progress in terms of UK Electricity Market Reform (EMR), the cornerstone of the Government’s plans to reform the electricity sector. In this note (part 2 of a series) we outline key EMR...more
Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently released his proposed budget for 2015-17, which includes approximately $1.5 billion of new and increased taxes the Governor is marketing as “improving Washington’s unfair and outdated...more
In This Issue:
- EU Emissions Trading System
- Surprise Agreement On The Road To Paris
- Changes to climate change agreements on the horizon
- Fracking – The Saga Goes On
- In Brief
- Excerpt from...more
On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the final rule for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP is intended to help mainly businesses, as well as some state, local, and tribal...more
On Monday, December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (through its U.S. International Trade Administration or “ITA”) issued instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (U.S. Customs) for collecting cash deposits...more
On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have extended the availability of tax credits under New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) until March 31, 2017....more
Located in more than 60 fields mainly in the Paris region and in the south west (Aquitaine Basin), French hydrocarbon deposits produced 790 tonnes of oil and 0.3 tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) of natural gas in 2013,...more
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster caused Japan to reevaluate its energy policy by placing less emphasis on nuclear energy and more on LNG and renewables.
In February 2013, Professor Motoshige Itoh led an independent...more
The Senate passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014? (H.R. 5771) on Tuesday night just before Congress adjourned for 2014. As Molly Bryson described in her December 5, 2014 post following the House’s passage of the...more
In this issue
- The CERCLA Divisibilty Defense: Back from the Dead?
- Springing Recourse for Breach of Solvency and Debt Payment Covenants? Does New York Need Cherryland Legislation?
Orrick and Clean Energy Pipeline have launched a series of reports dedicated to exploring investment opportunities and challenges in the global renewable energy sector. In the first issue, we analyzed the investment...more
There has already been significant discussion of the economic impacts of climate change. Damage from catastrophic events, the cost to build adaptation measures such as sea walls; these have all been examined. ...more
In This Issue:
- Plans to build the first coal gasification plant in Britain
- Letters of credit, on-demand bonds, and the "fraud exception"
- Argentina amends its hydrocarbons law to boost exploration...more
In This Issue:
- Currency Control
- Patronage of Arts
- Employment/Foreign Citizens
- Excerpt from Patronage of Arts:
On 4 November 2014 the President signed Federal...more
A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm...more
The White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has released its semi-annual Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan for Fall 2014, covering more than 60 Federal...more
The "Methodology for measuring national content in Allocations and Contracts for Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons, as well as for the Permits in the Hydrocarbons Industry"was published on Nov. 13, 2014,in Diario...more
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