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Portland, ME 04101, United States

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Environmental Alert: EPA Will Not Require or Enforce Air Permits Solely For GHGs

On July 24, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation issued a Memorandum to all EPA Regions regarding the issuance and enforcement of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) related air permits following the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FERC testifies on EPA carbon regulations and electric reliability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule is projected to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, improve human health and save money -- but will it jeopardize the reliability of the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Human Rights Commission Looking for Early Information From Claimants

Representing defendants in claims before the Maine Human Rights Commission can be frustrating because the allegedly detailed statement of charge is often not very detailed. It can be difficult to respond to a claim when the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Do You Know What Your Restrictive Covenant Restricts?

When preparing employment agreements, businesses often want to include provisions that restrict employees in their use of company information, contact with customers, or choice of next employer. These restrictions, called…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Report Projects Modest Need for Electric Generation Capacity Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has projected that 351 gigawatts of new electric generating capacity will be added to the U.S. grid between 2013 and 2040. This projected new capacity, most of which EIA expects to be…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Where Should Foreign Patent Protection Be Pursued?

Once a client has made a decision to file a patent application, invariably, at some point during the patent procurement process, assuming foreign protection is not barred, the client will be asked whether it desires to pursue…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Massachusetts Superior Court Holds Construction Manager At-Risk Responsible for Design Errors / Holds that Spearin Doctrine Does Not Apply to CM At-Risk

The Worcester Superior Court recently issued a potentially landmark decision clarifying the risk that construction managers assume when entering into CM-At Risk contracts…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Atlantic offshore wind energy targeted

A report released by the National Wildlife Foundation highlights the potential of U.S. states on the Atlantic Ocean to generate electricity from offshore wind -- and calls upon state leaders to take action to promote offshore…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Arizona utility fined $3.25 million over 2011 blackout

On a hot summer afternoon in 2011, cascading power outages spread across the North American Southwest. Over 5 million people in Southern California -- including all of San Diego -- Arizona and Mexico were left without power for…more
| Energy & Utilities

Energy Department offers $4 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy and efficiency projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $4 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee program is intended to…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

Muskrat Falls megahydro cost increases

The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is promoting the development of a multi-phase, gigawatt-scale hydropower project on the Churchill River in Labrador. But estimates of the so-called megaproject's construction…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Recent Trends in Global Trademark Publications

A recent study indicates that in 2013 China again held the title of most trademark applications published by a national trademark office in a given year. And, while the United States retained its hold on the number two…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Words Matter … To Spartans And To The First Circuit

There is a scene in the movie 300 where King Leonidas greets the Persian messenger with, “Before you speak, Persian, know that in Sparta everyone, even a king’s messenger, is held accountable for the words of his voice.” …more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

EPA carbon rule: how it works

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a groundbreaking proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from power plants. EPA's Clean Power Plan would require each state to develop a plan to limit the amount of…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

EPA carbon rule: cost and benefit

Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Part of the EPA's "Clean Power Plan", the rule would rely on states developing and implementing…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law
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