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Germany Identifies Painting from Gurlitt Collection as Nazi-Looted, Progress and Credibility Still Uncertain

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Only Sixth Work Revealed As Looted Since 2013 - The Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste (the German Center for Cultural Property Losses) issued a press release today that an additional work from the collection of the late...more

Advanced Approaches to Stormwater Runoff Management Through Green Infrastructure

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Green infrastructure refers to, among other things, the utilization of sustainable forestry and agriculture as elements of a cost-effective compliance strategy for meeting the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...more

Considerations for Participants in the Expanding Market for Compensatory Mitigation Credits

by Sullivan & Worcester on

In a recent blog post, we described the basic statutory and regulatory framework supporting the increasing popularity of mitigation banking. In this update, we offer some additional observations for property owners and other...more

House Passes California Water Bill

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. David Valadao’s (R-CA) Gaining Responsibility on Water Act. The legislation is co-sponsored by 14 members of the California Delegation, primarily Republicans. The...more

Village of Asharoken Opts Out of Federal Beach Project

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Asharoken, N.Y. January 10, 2017–Swayed by public opinion and perceived elitism, the Incorporated Village of Asharoken (“Asharoken”) opted out of a federal beach nourishment plan implemented by the Army Corp of Engineers...more

South Carolina Textiles Communities Revitalization Act Enhanced

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On May 23, 2016 the South Carolina Textiles Communities Revitalization Act was amended to remove a fifty percent cap applicable to the income tax credit provided by the Act. L. 2016, H5009. This taxpayer-friendly amendment...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Some emergency drought rules might be eased - Los Angeles Times - May 9 - Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Monday laid out a revised...more

The Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act

by Akerman LLP on

The 2016 Florida Legislature adopted SB 552, a long-awaited, comprehensive water bill that tackled issues from Everglades restoration to water supply and created the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act (the Springs...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2015 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Volkswagen says 11 million cars may be involved in emissions scandal; probes multiply: Reuters - Sep 23: Volkswagen AG said a scandal over falsified U.S. vehicle emission tests could...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Extended deadline expected in Obama’s upcoming climate plan: New York Times - Jul 28: The final version of President Obama’s signature climate change policy, which may be unveiled as...more

Law "On Sanctions" Enacted

by DLA Piper on

The Law of Ukraine "On Sanctions" (the "Law") adopted by the Verkhovna Rada under legislative initiative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine took force on 12 September 2014. The adoption of the above Law as well as...more

Amtrak CEO Boardman Warns Hudson Rail Tunnels Have 20 Years Max Of Remaining Service

by Nossaman LLP on

Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman is warning that one or both of the Hudson River rail tunnels will need to be shut down within the next 20 years. Boardman also noted that it would take seven to nine years to build and deliver new...more

Florida's Brownfields Program Shows Record Participation, Provides Key Incentives for Cleanup & Redevelopment

by Akerman LLP on

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) released its annual Brownfield report this month, reporting record levels of participation in Florida's Brownfield program. Brownfields are sites with actual or...more

The President’s Climate Action Plan: Its Impact on Moderating Carbon Emissions Through Ecological Conservation

The President’s proposal includes several recommendations for promoting ecological conservation as a tool for sequestering atmospheric carbon while simultaneously providing natural buffers against more intense and frequent...more

Municipal Bankruptcies: An Overview and Recent History of Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code

The City of Detroit filed for protection under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code on July 18, 2013,[1] becoming the largest municipality to ever file for bankruptcy. Detroit’s bankruptcy filing presents numerous complicated...more

Stormwater Alert: Maryland Fee Program About to Become a Reality

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The so called "rain tax" is about to hit property owners in Maryland. In April 2012, the Maryland General Assembly enacted a law — known as HB 987 — that requires each of the 10 most populous jurisdictions in Maryland...more

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Removal Of Island Night Lizard

by Nossaman LLP on

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently proposed to remove the island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) from its current listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed removal is...more

Quebec Tightens Rules On Financial Guarantee Requirements For Rehabilitation And Restoration Plans

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On February 13, 2013, a notice was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec by the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, announcing amendments to the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than...more

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