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Blog: SEC To Issue Final Dodd-Frank Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule By June 2016 (Maybe)

As noted in this Law 360 article and in this blog , on Friday, the SEC filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in connection with Oxfam...more

US District Court Orders SEC To Revise Resource Extraction Issuer Rule

On September 2, the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ordered the SEC to file with the District Court in 30 days an expedited schedule for promulgating a final resource extraction issuer disclosure rule as...more

CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on July 29

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on July 29. The Advisory Committee will discuss how energy and environmental markets would be affected...more

CFTC Reopens Comment Period for Position Limits Proposals

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has re-opened the comment period on (1) its proposed rules establishing position limits on certain exempt and agricultural commodities and (2) its proposed amendments to its...more

CFTC Reopens Comment Periods

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

High Court Divided: Is A Fish A Tangible Object?

Gulf fisherman John Yates was cited by a federally-deputized Florida Fish & Wildlife officer for having caught a few red grouper that were about an inch under the 20” minimum limit at the time (they’d have been legal under...more

Sol-Wind’s IPO Compared to YieldCos & Structures of Other MLPs

Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be SLWD. Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it to a...more

Shareholders are Speaking out on Social and Environmental Issues

Shareholders are increasingly raising social and environmental issues in meetings. Nearly 40 percent of all shareholder proposals submitted in the first half of meetings in 2014 were related to social and environmental...more

Green Sukuk: Financing the Gulf Region’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure

In this interview Latham & Watkins partner Harj Rai and associate Lee Irvine discuss how an issuance of green sukuk would allow Islamic investors, for the first time, access to ethical and socially responsible...more

KiOR Faces Significant Challenge Moving Forward

In an August 11, 2014, filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR, Inc. (KiOR) reported that without any new financial commitments, the Company only has enough funding to operate...more

Climate Change Disclosure - Heads I Win, Tails You Lose?

Arjuna Capital, a sustainable wealth management platform, and As You Sow, an environmental corporate responsibility advocacy group, have been advocating for publicly traded companies to assess and disclose the risks that...more

Out of the Box: Legal guidance for the consumer product + retail industry - Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2014

In This Issue: - California Announces First Consumer Products Subjected To New Green Chemistry Rules - FDA Issues Final Guidance Distinguishing Liquid Dietary Supplements from Beverages - Private Surgeon General...more

D.Lgs. 231/2001 Aggiornamento Normativo E Giurisprudenziale

Si riporta di seguito una breve rassegna dei provvedimenti maggiormente significativi in materia di responsabilità amministrativa degli enti ex D.Lgs. 231/2001. CAPACITA' ESIMENTE DEL MODELLO - CASSAZIONE PENALE....more

Materiality Momentum

In April, a number of interesting developments occurred that contribute to the momentum on the topic of materiality in sustainability reporting. The common theme is a focus on better defining material environmental, social...more

Episode 76 – Ben Lee Shares CircleUp’s Crowd Funding Model

In Episode 76 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 15, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Ben Lee, director of...more

AB 32 and GHG Market and Auction Basics

On August 30, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and about 150 market participants held a test auction for the purchase and sale of California carbon allowances (CCAs). The California state legislature passed...more

“It’s A Poor Dog That Is Not Worth The Whistling.”

I expect that a decade ago, whistleblower issues were considered primarily to be the province of employment law attorneys. Then there was Sherron Watkins, Enron and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Suddenly, issues involving...more

Pig Promise Produces No Prudhoe Pork For Plaintiff

What We’ve Got Here is A Failure to Pig In 2006, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. shut down its pipelines and oil production in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska after leaks were discovered in two of its pipelines. Both leaks resulted from...more

Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Interpretive Guidance Document on Disclosure Obligations Related to Climate Change

On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published new interpretive guidance (“Climate Change Guidance”) relating to the disclosure requirements that public companies face with respect to climate...more

SEC Issues Guidance Regarding Climate Change

On January 27, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an interpretative release that provides guidance on existing disclosure requirements for business or legal developments dealing with climate change....more

Securities and Exchange Commission Publishes Its Interpretive Release on Climate Change Related Disclosures

In early February, the Securities and Exchange Commission published an interpretive release (Release Nos. 33-9106 and 34-61469) about public company disclosures related to climate change. The Commission has previously stated...more

SEC Issues Interpretative Guidance on Climate Change Disclosures

On February 2, 2010, the SEC issued an interpretative release providing guidance to public companies on their disclosure obligations relating to climate change (Release Nos. 33-9106; 34-61469). The release focuses on recent...more

SEC to Require Companies to Disclose Global Warming Risks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued interpretive guidance yesterday which requires publicly traded companies to consider the impacts of climate change – both the physical damage it could cause, as well as...more

NVCA Today: Carbon Value in Cleantech: Critical for Valuation, Revenue and Partnerships

Carbon Value in Cleantech: Critical for Valuation, Revenue and Partnerships The appetite of the venture capital community for Cleantech investment is large and growing, totaling more than $5.1 billion in 2007 and...more

In Brief - Summer 2008

In This Issue LAW NOTES canvasses a host of interesting and current topics including law suits that have no chance of success (summary judgment); insider trading exemptions; stipulated price contracts (CCDC 2);...more

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