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Court Holds Project Construction Constitutes “Mining” on Tribal Lands

by WilmerHale on

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that excavation work performed by a private company when installing wind turbines constituted “mining” under the federal regulation governing mineral...more

Ontario Releases Official Climate Change Action Plan

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Ontario government has officially released Ontario’s Five Year Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020. The proposed Climate Change Action Plan was leaked three weeks ago and the officially released version is...more

On Your Mark, Get Set, Build!

by Goodwin on

It has been nearly five years since Massachusetts legalized casino gambling, but the state is still without an operating resort casino. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts are all chomping...more

New Right-of-Way Regulations on Indian Lands

by Nossaman LLP on

Every once in a while, infrastructure projects we’re working on involve traversing Indian lands. For those of you involved in such projects, you should take a look at the Final Rule published by the Department of the...more

No Damages for First Nations Blockade - Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Moulton Contracting Ltd.

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal in Moulton Contracting Ltd. v British Columbia, confirming the BC Court of Appeal’s decision (2015 BCCA 89) overturning an award of $1.75 million in damages against...more

Developer Tips: Top 11 Misperceptions about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act - Even experienced project proponents can get caught off guard by common misunderstandings about cultural resources protection laws. One of the most misunderstood...more

New Law Requires Formal Consultation with Native American Tribes During CEQA Process

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Agencies Must, Upon Request, Consult With Tribes About “Tribal Cultural Resources” - Assembly Bill 52, signed yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown, seeks to protect a new class of resources under CEQA: “tribal cultural...more

History Repeats Itself At The Mouth Of The Miami River

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Ten years ago, attorney Michael Kreitzer represented a developer who was faced with an injunction on its development of a high-rise apartment building on the south side of the Miami River after it was discovered that the...more

Green Building Update - February 25, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: CA - 33% green energy by 2020?; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Please Take Our Green Building Survey!, and Suit filed to stop 6 desert solar projects; Survey: 42% highly interested in PACE, NYC or D.C. may beat...more

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