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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

Federal Court in Oklahoma Rules that Bond Issued on a Sovereign Tribal Construction Project is Not a Miller Act Bond Even Though...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

United States ex rel. J.A. Manning Constr. Co. v. Bronze Oak, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6054 (N.D. Okla. Jan. 17, 2017) - In May 2014 the Cherokee Nation issued a bid notice for bridge and roadway construction in Mayes...more

North Carolina Federal Court Holds That Arbitration Clause Requiring Panel To Render A Decision Within 30 Days Is Not...

by Carlton Fields on

In July, a federal court in North Carolina held that an arbitration provision which required the arbitration panel to reach a decision within thirty days of their selection was not unconscionable. Arising out of a dispute...more

Federal Court in North Carolina Holds That Impracticability of Arbitration Clause Which Required Decision Within 30 Days of...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise v. W.G. Yates & Sons Constr. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86100 (W.D. NC July 1, 2016) - Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise (the “Casino”) contracted with joint general contractors, W.G. Yates...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

IRS Amends TED Bond Volume Cap Rules to Accommodate Draw-Down Loans

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-83 on Dec. 4, 2015, a change that will make it easier for Indian tribal governments to use tribal economic development (TED) volume cap for "draw-down" loan structures in...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

Understanding SBA’s Proposed Rule Changes For The Mentor-Protégé Program And Limitations On Subcontracting

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In This Presentation: - Two new proposed rules from SBA: - Mentor-protégé program for all small businesses - Limitations on subcontracting - Both rulemakings contain many other proposals that...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

Taxation on Indian Reservations: To Balance or Not to Balance, That Is the Question

by Snell & Wilmer on

Introduction - The ability of the states to impose a tax upon transactions occurring on an Indian reservation has evolved substantially in the past 50 years. After numerous court decisions, the Indian preemption...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more

Doing Business with First Nations (presentation)

by Dentons on

In this presentation, Stephen Lloyd discusses about the factors to take into consideration when doing Business with First Nations. ...more

Duke’s Power Lines Project & Native American Sacred Mounds (News Note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Duke Energy has been cleared to update power lines near the Eastern Band of the Cherokee’s reservation in the western North Carolina mountains. Late last month, the North Carolina Utilities Commission handed down their...more

Green Building Update - April 22, 2011

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Navajo Nation adopts IGCC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - CA law requires 33% renewable energy by 2020; Fed cuts green building programs; Webinar series for LEED GA exam; D.C. has most LEED buildings per capita;...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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