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Wheeling Resident David Zatezalo Confirmed to Lead MSHA - "In a strict party-line vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to lead the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. The vote to...more

2015-2016 Massachusetts Legislative Session Ends

After a mad scramble to take action before their midnight deadline, Massachusetts lawmakers closed the 20152016 legislative session by passing five of the “Big Six” bills on their agenda. Beacon Hill saw a flurry of activity...more

Environmental Notes - May 2016

by Williams Mullen on

The news has been full of stories and articles concerning Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), also referred to as coal ash. CCR became a hot topic in 2008 when a coal ash pond at a utility plant in Tennessee spilled more than 5...more

Environmental Notes - May 2015

by Williams Mullen on

In this Issue: - Virginia’s Draft State Water Resources Plan - Frequent Questions: Form R Part II - Manufacturers and Temporary Workers - Farms and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act...more

IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations Addressing Fracking Services by MLPs

by BakerHostetler on

On May 6, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations [REG-132634-14], which if finalized would clarify that income from certain oil and natural gas fracturing (“fracking”) services is “qualifying...more

‘Here We Go Again’: Oil and Gas Sector to Face New Regs in 2015

by LeClairRyan on

Tracking regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry is no minor undertaking. After all, when someone speaks of “the oil and gas industry,” that person isn’t simply referencing some narrowly defined zone of activity;...more

Clean Jobs Coalition Calls For Updated Renewable Energy Laws In Illinois

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 4, 2015, the newly formed Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for an update of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that was put into place in 2007. ...more

Texas Environmental Update - October 2013

by Bracewell LLP on

We are pleased to provide you with this issue of Bracewell's Texas Environmental Update, offering the latest news about permitting, enforcement, regulatory developments, and other matters of interest to the regulated...more

Shale Exploration Benefiting Ohio’s Economy

by BakerHostetler on

Edward Hill, Ph.D., and Kelly L. Kinahan of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University recently published a report based on sales tax data that concludes Utica shale development is...more

Polish Law Review - March 2012

by Miller Canfield on

In This Issue: - Increasing Fines Imposed By Uokik For Practices Infringing The Consumers’ Interest - Changes In Poland’s Energy Law - New Geological And Mining Law - Amendments In The Polish Labor Code As Of...more

Green Building Update - April 16, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *L.A. law to boost green jobs *Green Building Focus ..CoStar study wins award ..Report: LEED-EB lowering operating costs *CA's green home construction laws *DOE launches CREEA *Maine approves green...more

LAW AND ECONOMICS OF REGULATING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES

by Neal Robbins on

The states are engaging in fierce competition amongst themselves to keep and attract business and industry. Economic development incentives (“EDI”), which include tax breaks and other economic incentives not generally...more

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