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Renewable Energy Update -- December 10, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - California lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds; DOE unveils new procurement policy for renewable energy development on tribal lands; California's sprint...more

The Department of the Interior Issues New Rules Regulating the Leasing of Tribal Lands

New regulations enacted by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) applicable to tribal leases will have far reaching impacts on businesses, particularly renewable energy projects, utilizing tribal lands....more

Focus on Mining: The New Fisheries Act: What Miners Need To Know

The repeal and enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”) and amendments to other federal legislation is the most significant change in federal environmental assessment (EA) since the legislation was...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2012: BLM issues proposed regulations concerning hydraulic fracturing by Jessica John Bowman

The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule intended to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing on the 756 million subsurface acres of federal and Indian mineral estate overseen by the BLM. The proposed rule, which...more

A New Paradigm for Aboriginal Consultation in Ontario: What Miners Need to Know

The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”) and amendments to other federal environmental legislation amounts to the most significant change in federal environmental assessment (“EA”)...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - July 2012: Two federal agencies issue draft rules on fracking By Jared Burden.

After several years of anticipation, the federal government has finally entered into one of the most contentious debates in recent environmental history – hydraulic fracturing. In this process, sometimes called “fracking,”...more

Canada’s New Environmental Assessment and Aboriginal Consultation Regime: What Miners Need to Know

The federal government has proposed a complete overhaul of federal environmental assessment in Canada as part of the federal budget. The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”) and...more

Federal Agencies Move to Regulate Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. Department of the Interior issues proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues draft Underground Injection Control program permitting guidance...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - May 2012

In This Issue: - 2 GAO issues report on safety of federally unregulated gathering pipelines - 3 Advisory bulletin issued to natural gas cast iron distribution pipelines - 3 PHMSA’S FY 2013 budget focuses on hiring...more

Renewable Energy Update -- May 1, 2012

In This Issue: Discovery of Indian artifacts complicates massive desert solar project; Largest Solar PV Plant in North America Comes On-Line; Navajo community banking on proposed solar array; NV Energy pulls wind...more

Renewable Energy Update -- March 21, 2012

In This Issue: Solar power firms in Mojave Desert feel glare of tribes, environmentalists; Wind energy set to grow six-fold in California, but not without concerns; Mitsubishi Heavy: No PTC, no U.S. wind turbine plant;...more

Renewable News - November 29, 2011

Inside This Issue: - 1 SunCarrier LL C Completes Development of Solar Project at the Navajo Tribal Authority District Headquarters - 2 Polsinelli Shughart to Sponsor Solarpraxis Conference in Phoenix - 2...more

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies (some of) the Limits of the Duty to Consult

On October 28, 2010, the nine justices of Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous judgment in the Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, 2010 SCC 43 appeal...more

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