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
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In this issue:
*Energy and Climate Legislation
..Subcommittee Approves Home Star Program
..Subcommittee Approves Energy Research Funding
..Appropriators Object to Yucca Mountain...more
Coal barges and other vessels must comply with new federal requirements. These requirements are: (1) coal barges and other vessels that are 79 feet or longer must obtain a Vessel General (NPDES) Permit ("VGP") to operate and...more
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