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April 25, 2014

Legal Analysis and Law Articles on EPA, CEQA, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas, Renewable Energy, CERCLA and Clean Air Act

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The National Law Review is a free resource of articles addressing environmental, climate change, and clean technology legal issues. Environmental law topics include : environmental permitting issues, compliance, impact requirements, hazardous waste disposal requirements under federal and state law and liabilities under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System "NPDES" ; National Environmental Policy Act "NEPA"; California Environmental Quality Act “CEQA"; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 “CERCLA"; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act “RCRA” and state Superfund legislation. Energy and natural resource legal issues include: renewable energy generation, such as wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal power, biomass, ethanol, and biodiesel as well as coal, oil and natural gas and nuclear power.

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5 Things You Need To Know Now About Mexico’s Energy Reforms Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/24/2014
Update: Legal Challenge to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations - Securities and Exchange Commission Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/24/2014
Mystery Plane and Lessons Learned for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/24/2014
Environmental Review Commission Holds Final Meeting Prior to Start of 2014 Short Session Poyner Spruill LLP 4/23/2014
Is There a Statute of Limitation in Government Clean Water Act Cases? Armstrong Teasdale 4/23/2014
Commission Holds Roundtable Discussion with Stakeholders on Compensation for Reactive Power Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/23/2014
Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansions Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 4/23/2014
Expanding the Definition of "Waters of the United States" – Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Proposed New Rule Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/23/2014
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling on Conflict Minerals Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/22/2014
Texas Greenhouse Gas Regulations Go Into Effect Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/22/2014
Vermont Goes GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Alone Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/22/2014
Rule on Jurisdictional Waters under CWA (Clean Water Act) Published Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/22/2014
Update: Michigan Farm Bureau Agricultural Employment Compliance Guide Varnum LLP 4/22/2014
Lessons for Suppliers from GM’s Belated Ignition Switch Recall - General Motors Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/22/2014
Energy & Environment Law Update - April 22, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/22/2014
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Spring 2014 Meeting Sets Positive Tone Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/21/2014
“How’s My Waterway” Now More User-Friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/21/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Rule to Clarify Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) Jurisdiction Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/20/2014
Shawnee, OK, JCPenney Store Places Sixth in EPA’s National Energy Star Competition - Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/19/2014
Dry Times: How to Deal with the Impact of California’s Drought on Critical Commercial Agreements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/18/2014
D.C. Circuit Upholds the Utility MACT (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) Rule in 2-1 Split Schiff Hardin LLP 4/18/2014
"Rails to Trails" or "Rails to Trespass": Supreme Court Speaks on the Abandonment of Certain Railroad Rights of Way Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/17/2014
Augusta-Based Eagle Parts Files Complaint Against Allshields, Inc. Alleging Infringement of "Windshield Fastening Device" Patent Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/17/2014
The President’s Methane Reduction Strategy – Here’s What Energy Companies Need to Know McDermott Will & Emery 4/17/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Requests Feedback on Methane Emissions Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/16/2014
D.C. Circuit Ruling on Industry Challenge and New SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Conflict Minerals Disclosure Guidance Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/16/2014
California Considers Revisions to Proposition 65 Warning Requirements Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/16/2014
Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 4/16/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - April 14, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/15/2014
Bright Line Rule: Collateral Estoppel Precludes Attacks on California Quasi-Judicial Permit Decisions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/14/2014
Another Hurdle Cleared on the Path to Ratification – The UK and the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol Vedder Price 4/12/2014
New Jersey Appellate Division Affirms That Not Every Impairment In Property Value Will Establish A Government Regulatory Condemnation Claim Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/11/2014
It's Final—California State Water Board Adopts New Industrial General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/11/2014
Wisconsin Appellate Court Reverses Green Bay’s Cancellation of Oneida Corporation’s Waste-to-Energy Project Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/11/2014
Ship Financing Charter Loses Key to Texas Court Vedder Price 4/11/2014
SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Issues New FAQs on Conflict Minerals Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4/11/2014
Mine Operators, not Contractors, Have Injury Reporting Duty Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/11/2014
Retirement Plan Amendment Requirements Post-Windsor for Same-Sex Couples Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/11/2014
New Rules For Energy Aid: EU (European Union) Adopts Revised Guidelines For Assessment Of State Aid in The Energy Sector McDermott Will & Emery 4/11/2014
Agrihoods: The New “Farm-to-Table” Homebuilding Trend Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 4/10/2014
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Solar and Other “Green” Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasing Sherin and Lodgen LLP 4/10/2014
Federal Stormwater Regulations – Now A Locally Isolated Event? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/9/2014
Miami-Dade County Road Impact Fees Increasing by 23% on April 22, 2014 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 4/8/2014
Intellectual Property in the Gutter: Claims Construed in Sewer Line Resin Lining Patent Dispute Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/8/2014
D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/8/2014
What Does the First-Ever Extradition on an Antitrust Charge Mean for the Auto Parts Investigation? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/8/2014
Nevada Finalizing Electric Rate Incentives to Attract New Businesses Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/8/2014
Obama Administration Issues Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions Schiff Hardin LLP 4/8/2014
Cooperation Between Propane Competitors Allegedly Morphs Into Collusion Schiff Hardin LLP 4/8/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - April 7. 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetlands Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/8/2014
Senate Finance Committee Passes Bill to Extend Certain Lapsed Tax Breaks McDermott Will & Emery 4/7/2014
New Climate Change Report Highlights Risk Management Strategies Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/5/2014
Oil and Water – How the Galveston Oil Spill Proved The Two Don’t Mix Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/5/2014
Mining’s Changing Culture — 4 years after UBB (Upper Big Branch) U.S. Department of Labor 4/5/2014
FCC (Federal Communiations Commission) Grants Limited Package Delivery Notification “Prior Express Consent” Exemption Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/4/2014
Spill Prevention under the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/4/2014
Pipeline Still Pushing Through, But Without Eminent Domain Power McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/3/2014
United States to Participate in New World Trade Organization Trade Negotiation to Lower Tariffs on Green Goods McDermott Will & Emery 4/3/2014
White House: Natural Gas, Landfills, and Mining Need to Reduce Methane Emissions Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2014
What Is Left of the Significant Nexus Test?: Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2014
The Academic Laboratory Exception Part One: Determining Eligibility Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/3/2014
Ohio Senate Votes to Pass Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Ban Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/2/2014
Examples of 2014 Department of Energy (DOE) Grants, Loan and Financing Programs – Part 3 of 3 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/2/2014
Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule: Clarity, Part 3 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/2/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Announces Final Rule on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/1/2014
Texas District Court Cites Recent “Evolution” of Rule 23 Standards to Deny Class Certification Motion in Securities Action Based Upon Allegedly Misleading Registration Statement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/1/2014
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Seeks Input on Dodd-Frank Implementation Issues Affecting Energy End-Users Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/1/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 31, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2014
Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule: Can Significant Nexus Be Clarified? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/1/2014
Exemptions for Energy Intensive Companies From Renewable Energy Surcharges: European Commission Opens In-Depth State Aid Investigation Against France McDermott Will & Emery 4/1/2014
U.S. Government Proposes Controversial Rulemaking Regarding the Clean Water Act Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/31/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Proposes Rulemaking: Revising the Regulatory Definition of "Waters of the United States" Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/31/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Releases Proposed Rule to Clarify Its Jurisdiction Under the Clean Water Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/31/2014
Texas One Step Closer to Obtaining Authority to Issue GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Air Permits Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/31/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and Army Corps Propose to Amend Bounds of Federal Jurisdiction over Wetlands and Other Water Bodies Schiff Hardin LLP 3/31/2014
Georgia Federal Court Delivers Markman Order in UPS Case On Order of Text Message Deliveries Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/31/2014
Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule Improves Regulatory Clarity – In Part Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/31/2014
Mind Regulations When It Is Time To Mine McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/31/2014
Real World Implications of Forest Service’s New Process for Finalizing Records Of Decision Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/31/2014
Favorable Winds Continue to Blow for TransWest Express Transmission Project Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/30/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/29/2014
Recent Legal Developments in the Roaring Utica Shale Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/28/2014
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listed as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act (ESA) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/28/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Its Waters of the U.S. Rule – Can It Survive the Supreme Court? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/28/2014
Maximizing Economic Recovery from the UK Continental Shelf Andrews Kurth 3/28/2014
Revocation – An Effective Remedy for a Breach of Licence Obligations? Andrews Kurth 3/27/2014
Airport Restaurant Service Provider Seeks to Ground Hijacked URL Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/27/2014
Preparing Bespoke Joint Operating Agreements for Shale Gas Projects Andrews Kurth 3/27/2014
EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule: Does It Regulate Puddles? - Environmental Protection Agency Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/27/2014
Acquiring and Transferring Energy Technology in the Middle East Andrews Kurth 3/26/2014
FERC Adopts Revisions to Bulk Electric System Definition - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/26/2014
CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Requires Separate Evaluation Of Mitigation Measures And Alternatives Even Where Mitigation Measures Are Incorporated Into Project Design Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/26/2014
D.C. Circuit Denies Rehearing on Nuclear Waste Fee Decision McDermott Will & Emery 3/26/2014
What’s New Out There? Highlights from the March 2014 Federal Register Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/26/2014
EPA Proposes Its Waters of the U.S. Rule, Leaving No Puddle Unregulated - Environmental Protection Agency Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/26/2014
Intellectual Property Trends in the Energy Sector Andrews Kurth 3/26/2014
Mudslide Was Forewarned, Experts Assert Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 3/26/2014
Opportunities and Risks in the Middle Eastern Energy Industry Andrews Kurth 3/26/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2014
Electric Reliability Actions at FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Open Meeting Schiff Hardin LLP 3/26/2014
Crimea River: U.S. Rushes to Impose Sanctions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/26/2014
Examples of 2014 DOE (Department of Energy) Grants, Loan and Financing Programs – Part 2 of 3 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2014
First Texas Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permit Upheld by EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) Environmental Appeals Board Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/25/2014
2013-2014 Wisconsin Legislative Session Status Report on Key Agriculture Bills Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/24/2014
Oklahoma Enters the Fray of Endangered Species Sue-and-Settle Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/24/2014
Massachusetts Endangered Species Act Regulations Upheld as Valid Agency Rulemaking Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/24/2014
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Releases Solar Carve-Out II Guideline McDermott Will & Emery 3/24/2014
Proper Definition Of The Relevant Property Leads to a $7 Million Award In a Takings Case Arising From Denial of A Wetlands Fill Permit Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/24/2014
Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/24/2014
House Sides With Ski Resorts and Agribusiness in Private Water Rights Bill MapLight 3/23/2014
FERC Proposes Reforms to Improve Gas-Electric Coordination - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/21/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Orders to Synchronize Gas and Electric Scheduling Deadlines Schiff Hardin LLP 3/21/2014
United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Guidelines Blur “Natural” And “Novel” Products Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/21/2014
2014 Department of Energy (DOE) Grants, Loan and Financing Programs Examples – Part 1 of 3 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/21/2014
UPDATE: U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Superseding Amended Emergency Order Requiring Additional Testing and Stricter Rail Transportation Requirements for Crude Petroleum Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/20/2014
California Chemical Regulators Release Initial List of Consumer Products to be Scrutinized; Wisconsin Manufacturers Should Take Note Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 3/20/2014
U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Emergency Order Requiring Additional Testing and Stricter Rail Transportation Requirements for Crude Petroleum Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/20/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update -- March 17, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/18/2014
Massachusetts Permit for New Natural Gas Plant Incorporates Global Climate Conditions Including Sunset Date McDermott Will & Emery 3/18/2014
Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Considering Drug Testing Foreign Aircraft Maintenance Workers Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/18/2014
State of Emergency! New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Employees In Weather Related States of Emergency. Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/18/2014
Koontz-Inspired State Legislation Would Expand Supreme Court’s Ruling in Permitting Context Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/18/2014
United States Expands Sanctions in Response to Activities in Ukraine, Names First SDNs (Specially Designated Nationals) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/18/2014
Hydraulic Fracturing Trade Secrets at Risk in Wyoming Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/18/2014
California Names First Consumer Products on Green Chemistry List Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/17/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Directs Reliability Standards for Physical Security Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/17/2014
Letters Of Intent For On-Site Solar Energy Transactions Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 3/17/2014
The COAH Saga Continues - New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/17/2014
Company Jet Audit Issues: A Word to the Wise McDermott Will & Emery 3/17/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Lift Suspension and Debarment of BP From Federal Government Contracts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/15/2014
American Baker’s Association (ABA) Attacks Proposed Trans-Fat Ban Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/14/2014
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Releases Initial Proposed “Priority Products” List for Safer Consumer Products Regulations Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 3/13/2014
Barges at Coal Load-out Facility Fall Under Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Act (MSHA), Judge Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/13/2014
Are Fracking Fluid Recipes Trade Secrets? Wyoming Supreme Court Sends Issue Back to District Court Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/13/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Extends Comment Deadline for Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/12/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Boiler Regulations Survive Challenge … For Now Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/12/2014
European Commission Releases Draft Conflict Minerals Regulation Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/12/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 10, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/11/2014
FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Reaffirms Reliance on “Committed Shipper” Rate Agreements for Oil Pipelines Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/11/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directs North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to Develop Physical Security Reliability Standards Schiff Hardin LLP 3/11/2014
Video Interview: The Polar Vortex and Energy – A Look at the Impact of Shale and Coal on Energy Prices Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/10/2014
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products [VIDEO] - California Department of Toxic Substances Control Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 3/9/2014
Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Award in Favor of British Natural Gas Investor in Argentina Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/8/2014
Timely Contest of Penalties Essential as Commission Rebuffs Late Attempt to Challenge Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/7/2014
Environmental Groups Appeal Federal Court Order Allowing the State of Florida to Adopt Nutrient Standards For Its Waters Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/7/2014
Should Corporations Conserve Water Because A Shareholder Believes It’s The Right Thing To Do? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 3/7/2014
Leak Prompts Chemical Safety Board Call for New Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/6/2014
House Republicans Release Draft Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Legislation Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/6/2014
Partnership Verdict In Dallas: You May Be Married and Not Know It Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/6/2014
The Future Of The United Kingdom North Sea: A New Game With More Rules Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/6/2014
Will Your Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program Stand Up to An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Inspection? - Part 3 Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/5/2014
Massachusetts Issues Solid Waste Regulatory Reform Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/5/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Voluntary Guidance for Drug Companies and Proposed Rule to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Production Agriculture Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/5/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 4, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/5/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 Focuses Enforcement Lens on Risk Management Under the Clean Air Act Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/5/2014
Massachusetts Enacts Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/5/2014
Actual Notice, Constructive Notice, and Duty of Inquiry All Critical in Determining Whether Appeal of Building Inspector’s Decision is Timely Says Massachusetts Appeals Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/4/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Issues Final Rule Approving Use of Revised ASTM E1527 Standard Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/4/2014
Ninth Circuit’s Decision Narrowing Rights of Subrogation under CERCLA Left Undisturbed by U.S. Supreme Court - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/4/2014
The Joint Operating Agreement - UK Continental Shelf Andrews Kurth 3/4/2014
Absolute Pollution Exclusion Still Unenforceable in Indiana Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 3/4/2014
FERC Confirms the Long Reach of Open Access Requirements - Federal Energy Regulatory Commision Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/3/2014
Sixth Circuit’s Summary Judgment Reversal Sours Milk Processors’ Win Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/3/2014
A Change for the Worse: Material Adverse Effect in Upstream Acquisitions Andrews Kurth 3/3/2014
East Africa – Realising the Potential - Oil and Gas Development Andrews Kurth 3/2/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chops 'Green' Plastic Lumber Claims and Diaper Claims That Fail to 'Pass the Smell Test' Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/28/2014
Deadline Extended to Submit Comments on EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits for New Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 2/28/2014
A Little-Known Exception to the 4th Amendment: Is Your Company's Confidential, Proprietary Data Safe from Government Inspection When Entering the U.S.? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/27/2014
Third Circuit Asks U.S. Attorney General for Opinion on Federal Power Act Pre-emption of State Law Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/27/2014
Paper Company, Arguing that FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Lacks Jurisdiction over Demand Response, Files Motion to Dismiss FERC Manipulation Action Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/27/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Responds to Barclays Motion to Dismiss as Without Merit and so Aggressive That if Granted it Could “Eviscerate” FERC’s Ability to Regulate Wholesale Power Markets Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/26/2014
Monsanto Files Complaint to Prevent Farmer from Harvesting Patented Seeds for Resale and Planting Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/25/2014
Phosphorus Legislation Passes Both Wisconsin Houses Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/25/2014
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Clearinghouse of Commercial Drivers’ Drug and Alcohol History Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/25/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Issues Shipyard “Tool Bag” Directive Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/25/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/25/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – February 24, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 2/24/2014
Beyond Shale: Are Methane Hydrates the Next Energy Source? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/24/2014
New York Labor Legislative Developments Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/23/2014
EPA Appeals Successful Challenge to a Pre-Enforcement Clean Water Act (CWA) Order; Federal District Court Upholds Agricultural Stormwater Exemption for West Virginia Poultry Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/22/2014
The Basics: Massachusetts Contingency Plan - Massachusetts Chapter 21E Sherin and Lodgen LLP 2/22/2014
Will the Ban on Oil Exports Stop the Fracking Boom? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/22/2014
New York Legislature’s Second “Fair Play Act” Enacted to Cover Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/20/2014
5-Year Congressional Farm Bill Signed Into Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/20/2014
New Energy Opportunities in Mexico Raise FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), Anti-Bribery Risks McDermott Will & Emery 2/19/2014
Energy and Environment Update - February 18, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/19/2014
Pollution Exclusion Clauses: Wisconsin Courts Find “Septage” to be an Excluded Pollutant But Not “Manure” Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/19/2014
Middlesex County Sewer Service Area Update Delayed Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/19/2014
Tax Lawsuit Surrounds Claimed $658 overpayment by GE (General Electric) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/18/2014
Natural Resources Defense Council ‎‎(NRDC) and Edison Electric Institute‎‎ (EEI) Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 2/18/2014
North Carolina Court Discusses Application of Res Judicata in Quasi-Judicial Land Use Proceedings Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/18/2014
UK Government Considers Curtailing Trespass Laws in Favour of Fracking Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/17/2014
Agricultural Programs Could Gain Higher Funding in 2014 Varnum LLP 2/17/2014
Conservation and Energy Provisions are Important Parts of New Farm Legislation Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 2/17/2014
38 Michigan Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas by USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture Varnum LLP 2/17/2014
29 Senators Request Propane Shortage Relief from Obama Administration Varnum LLP 2/16/2014
Obligations for Employers Before, During and After a Storm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/16/2014
Cathay Pacific Airlines Settles Freight Shipping Price-Fixing Class Action McDermott Will & Emery 2/15/2014
What’s in the Air this Year? Here Is What You Need to Know About the Clean Air Act in 2014 McDermott Will & Emery 2/14/2014
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Publishes Final Cybersecurity Framework Schiff Hardin LLP 2/14/2014
Texas Drivers Exempt From Overtime Under Motor Carrier Exemption Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/13/2014
Proposed Fracking Setback Rules Approved in North Carolina Poyner Spruill LLP 2/13/2014
US Supreme Court Briefing of Greenhouse Gas Cases Underway — Oral Argument Scheduled for February 24, 2014 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/13/2014
Dowson Farms to Pay $5.4 Million in Settlement of Allegations Concerning Misuse of Farm Subsidies Tycko & Zavareei LLP 2/13/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Responds to Emergency Propane Shortage in Midwestern States Schiff Hardin LLP 2/12/2014
The Hualapai Grand Canyon Disputes Continue Dickinson Wright PLLC 2/12/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Took Historic Emergency Action to Address Propane Shortages 2/12/2014
Virgin v Jet Airways: English Courts Cannot Undermine EPO (European Patent Office) Patent Grant McDermott Will & Emery 2/11/2014
Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/11/2014
How to Meet the Critical 2013 "Begin Construction" Requirement for Renewable Energy Tax Credits Even Though It's 2014 Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 2/11/2014
Missouri Jury Awards Worker $28 Million in Occupational Exposure Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/11/2014
Claims for Common Law Waste Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/11/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 10, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
Release Agreements Bar Tort Claims in Fourth Circuit Fracking Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/11/2014
Is the Future Test Year History? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 2/11/2014
The Joint Study and Bidding Agreement Re: Energy Consortiums in the United Kingdom Andrews Kurth 2/11/2014
FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Food Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/11/2014
Caveat Emptor: Due Diligence of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Assets Andrews Kurth 2/11/2014
The United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) 28th Seaward Licensing Round Andrews Kurth 2/11/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves Stipulation and Consent Agreement with Louis Dreyfus Energy Services Regarding Use of Virtual Trades to Enhance the Value of Financial Transmission Rights in Violation of the Anti-Manipulation Rule Schiff Hardin LLP 2/10/2014
New World LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) – Big Opportunities in Small-Scale and Bulk-Break Projects Andrews Kurth 2/10/2014
Louisiana Federal Court Jurisdictional Minimum Not Met in Chemical Explosion Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/10/2014
Pennsylvania Court Rejects Testimony Based on Expert’s Belief Rather Than Science Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/10/2014
A-Rod Drops Litigation Challenging Season-Long Suspension Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/10/2014
California AB 1103 Update: Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Now In Effect Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/8/2014
New York State Issues Public Notice of Draft Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit for New York City Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/7/2014
EPA Proposes Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Take Over Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permitting in Texas Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/7/2014
Changes Might Be Coming to the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/7/2014
Congress Tells Regulators to Back Off Small Farms Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/6/2014
Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Proposal Streamlines Energy Tax Credits McDermott Will & Emery 2/6/2014
Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) Continues to Aggressively Target Distributors and Retailers Selling “Antimicrobial” Products Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/6/2014
Changes To California Title 24 Energy Use Requirements Effective July 1, 2014 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/5/2014
New Chicago Ordinance Bans Smoking of E-Cigarettes Indoors Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/5/2014
West Virginia District Court Holds Reused Water and Condensate Are Not Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Solid or Hazardous Waste Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/5/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hazardous Waste E-Manifest Final Rule Released; Second EPA Rule Establishing Fees and Vendor Contracts Establishing System Details Yet To Come Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/5/2014
California Dreamin'? New Energy Use Disclosure Program Requirements not Just Pie in the California Sky von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/4/2014
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 3, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/4/2014
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Final Regulations on Gaming Vendor Licensing and Registration Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/4/2014
European Union Decision Clears the Way For Fracking Investment Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/3/2014
New York Governor Proposes to Extend Brownfield Tax Credit With Major Revisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/3/2014
Fleeting Use of Work in Historic Display Is Fair Use: Bouchat v. Baltimore Ravens McDermott Will & Emery 2/1/2014
European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Trade Reporting Requirements Come Into Effect 12 February 2014 McDermott Will & Emery 2/1/2014
Innovation and the Changing Regulation of the Electric Industry Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/31/2014
New Business Opportunities in Mexico Energy Market Raise Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Concerns Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/31/2014
California Energy Commission Implements New Energy Use Requirements Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1/31/2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Commits To Take Final Action on Coal Ash Regulations Schiff Hardin LLP 1/30/2014
Exclusion of Expert Douglas Buchan Upheld Armstrong Teasdale 1/30/2014
Component Parts Doctrine Applied in Three Fatality Ohio Case Armstrong Teasdale 1/30/2014
Is the Bluegrass Pipeline Selling Pipe Dreams to Kentucky Landowners? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/30/2014
Tennessee Court of Appeals Interprets Exclusionary Clause in Automobile Casualty Insurance Policy Dickinson Wright PLLC 1/30/2014
Supreme Court Declines to Review Seventh Circuit Decision on CERCLA Statute of Limitations Issues (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) Schiff Hardin LLP 1/29/2014
Weekly Energy and Environment Law Update – Week of January 27, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/28/2014
New Phosphorus Compliance Legislation Introduced in Wisconsin Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/25/2014
Deadline For Completing NJDEP Remedial Investigations Extended For Two Years - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/25/2014
Massachusetts DOER (Department of Energy Resources) Proposes to Expand to 1600 MW Generation Eligible to Create SRECs (Solar Carve-Out II Program) McDermott Will & Emery 1/24/2014
New Permit Requires Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids For Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in Southern California Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 1/23/2014
Iran Sanctions—Implementation of P5+1/Iran Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement McDermott Will & Emery 1/23/2014
New Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) Thresholds for 2014 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/23/2014
No Emergency: The Proposed Illinois Petcoke Rules Will Proceed as a General Rulemaking Schiff Hardin LLP 1/23/2014
OSHA (Occupationsl Safety and Health Administration) Issues Memorandum on Classifying Combustible Dust under Revised Hazard Communication Standard Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/23/2014
Perfect Preparation Is Key for a Quasi-Judicial Land Use Proceeding In North Carolina Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 1/23/2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes to Extend Brownfield Tax Credit With Major Revisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/23/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of January 21, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/23/2014
North Carolina Courts Strict In Application of Statutes Governing Appeals of Quasi-Judicial Land Use Decisions Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 1/22/2014
West Virginia and the Importance of Risk Maintenance Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/22/2014
Seventh Circuit Reverses Class Certification in Groundwater Contamination Case Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/21/2014
California Issues Guidance on Nonprofit Property Owners Hosting Solar McDermott Will & Emery 1/21/2014
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Proposes Emergency Petcoke Rules to the Illinois Pollution Control Board Schiff Hardin LLP 1/19/2014
Federal Agencies Report Progress on Chemical Safety Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/19/2014
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Proposes Wetland General Permit for Blueberry Farming, Public Comment Period Now Open Varnum LLP 1/18/2014
Department of Transportation's (DOT) New National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion May Actually Speed Project Delivery Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/17/2014
New Export Control Changes Affect Naval Warfare and Ground Vehicles Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1/17/2014
Contaminated but Remediated Soil and Cortese Listing Does Not Compel Preparation of EIR (Environmental Impact Report) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/16/2014
Focus on Savings Opportunities: Merchandise Processing Fees Eliminated for Pharmaceutical and Civil Aircraft Imports from Certain Fee Trade Partner Countries Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/15/2014
Comment Period Almost Over for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Crystalline Silica Proposal, Cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/15/2014
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment After Robinson Township Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/14/2014
Energy and Environment Update - January 13, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/14/2014
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/14/2014
Extension of 2012 Water Quality Planning Act Sent to Governor Christie of New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/14/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – January 13, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 1/13/2014
Comment Period Almost Over for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Crystalline Silica Proposal McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/13/2014
Winter Weather Third-Largest Cause of Catastrophe Losses Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 1/13/2014
New Year, New Natural Disaster Emergency Plans Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 1/12/2014
Judges Raise Concerns Regarding SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Conflict Minerals Rule at Appeal Hearing Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 1/11/2014
Energy Reform Approved by the Mexican Congress Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/11/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Publishes Proposed Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/11/2014
California Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/10/2014
EPA Issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit that Includes Limited Chemical Disclosure Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations Offshore California Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/10/2014
Florida's Move to Establish a Stronger Private Flood Insurance Market Provides an Opportunity for Insurers, Developers and Property Owners Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/10/2014
60 Minutes’ “The Cleantech Crash”: CBS News Program’s Criticism of the Clean Energy Industry and the Reaction of Clean Energy Advocates Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/10/2014
Criminal Charges Dropped against Mining Company, Foreman Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/10/2014
Greenhouse Gas Limits for New Power Plants – Comments due to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by March 10, 2014 McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2014
New California Statutes Potentially Increase Owners’ and Developers’ Exposure Under the Prevailing Wage Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/9/2014
Energy Regulators FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Finally Reach Proactive Understanding on Jurisdiction and Information Sharing McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2014
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Fracking Zoning Law: Governor Tom Corbett Contests the Ruling Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/9/2014
Corporate Jets Relocated to Kentucky because of Tax Break McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/9/2014
No News Is Good News? New Jersey Legislature Winds Down Its Session Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/9/2014
Wyoming Again Takes the Lead in Fracking Regulation Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/9/2014
EPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) All Appropriate Inquiry Rule Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/8/2014
Georgia Now Issues Driver's Licenses to Non-U.S. Citizens with Pending Extensions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/8/2014
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Releases Updated List of Rural Counties and Census Tracts McDermott Will & Emery 1/8/2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Amends Its "All Appropriate Inquiries Rule" To Reference Updated Standards for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 1/8/2014
Federal Court Finds in Favor of Farmer in CAFO (Concentrated animal feeding operations) Enforcement Action and Illinois CAFO Rulemaking Proposal Open for Public Comment Schiff Hardin LLP 1/8/2014
We're Getting Warmer: Why Advising Clients To Disclose Material Risks Associated With Climate Change Is Best Practice S.J. Quinney College of Law 1/8/2014
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Gets (One of) Its Wish(es): Citation Authority for Wetland Violations Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/8/2014
Clean Water Technology [AUDIO] Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 1/7/2014
Department of Commerce Announces Opportunity to Request Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/7/2014
Here’s an Energy Idea More Municipal Leaders Need to Consider Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 1/7/2014
Does Wireless Media Innovations Have a Lock on Tracking Shipping Containers in a Shipping Yard? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 1/7/2014
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of January 6, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/6/2014
Barclays Motion to Dismiss Claims Raises Significant Issues About FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Jurisdiction Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/6/2014
EPA Proposes Updates to Air Standards for Newly Manufactured Woodstoves and Heaters / Updates Would Make the Next Generation of Woodstoves and Heaters Significantly Cleaner and More Efficient U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/5/2014
Environmental Site Assessments in the New Year Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/4/2014
Michigan Upper Peninsula Power Crisis Varnum LLP 1/4/2014
New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions Filed on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/3/2014
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Sign Long-Awaited Memoranda of Understanding on Jurisdiction and Information Sharing Schiff Hardin LLP 1/3/2014
Maryland Begins Issuing "Second-Tier" Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/3/2014
Indiana Court of Appeals Provides Incentive for Cities and Towns to Declare Exclusive Sewer Service Territories Outside Their Borders Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/3/2014
Cruising into 2014: New Year, New Driving Laws in Illinois Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/1/2014
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Adopts New Standard for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/30/2013
Senate Finance Committee Proposes Overhaul of Renewable Energy Tax Incentives for Electricity and Fuel Production Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 12/30/2013
Unlocking the Potential of Shale Gas in the UK Energy Mix Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/27/2013
Benefits for Nuclear Weapons Workers: 5 Things You Should Know U.S. Department of Labor 12/27/2013
Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework Northeastern University School of Law 12/26/2013
Italy: Changes to Minimum Guaranteed Electricity Sales Price for Renewable Energy Plants McDermott Will & Emery 12/26/2013
Reform Opens Door to Private Investment in Mexico’s Energy Sector Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/25/2013
Robinson Township: Pennsylvania Act 13 Zoning Preemption for Oil & Gas Invalidated Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/24/2013
U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Releases Report on Effects of Proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Changes Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/24/2013
How Can I Get a Cell Tower on My Property? Varnum LLP 12/24/2013
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Announce Largest Auto Loan Discrimination Settlement in History Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/23/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - December 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/23/2013
Unified Patent System Will Save European Energy and Cleantech Innovators Thousands Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/22/2013
D.C. Circuit Remands Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Orders Regarding Use Of Shared Transmission Paths by Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) Schiff Hardin LLP 12/22/2013
New Presidential Directive for Federal Agencies May Mean More Value for Renewable Energy Projects and Commercial Buildings Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 12/22/2013
Pennsylvania High Court Rules on Amended Oil and Gas Act Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/21/2013
Update: Last Obstacle Cleared for Mexican Energy Reform Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/20/2013
Baucus Proposes Reforms to Energy Tax Incentives McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2013
Senate Finance Committee Proposes Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Provisions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/19/2013
European Commission Investigates Exemption from Renewable Energy Surcharge for Energy-Intensive Companies in Germany McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2013
Energy and Environment Update - December 17, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2013
Michigan Governor Snyder Signs MISS Dig Legislation Varnum LLP 12/18/2013
Mexican Energy Reforms Bring E&P (Exploration and Production) Opportunities and Much More McDermott Will & Emery 12/17/2013
OSHA’s (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) New Online Complaint Form May Increase Whistleblower Investigations Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/17/2013
New Company Formed after Merger now the World's Biggest Airline McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/16/2013
Anti-Disclosure Provision in Farm Bill Being Considered Varnum LLP 12/16/2013
Department of Transportation Announces 2014 Random Testing Rates Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/15/2013
Air Regulation Update – Part II Re: Greenhouse Gases Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/14/2013
2013 Michigan Corn Crop Production Expected to Set Records Varnum LLP 12/14/2013
Price-Fixing Executive Dealt Tough Sentence for Role in Cartel McDermott Will & Emery 12/14/2013
Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/13/2013
Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims for Contributory Cybersquatting Under the ACPA (Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 12/13/2013
New York District Court Rejects FDNY (New York City Fire Department) Employees’ Bid To Be Paid For Commuting Time Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/13/2013
What the Strong Initial Public Offering (IPO) Market Means for Cleantech and Renewable Energy Companies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/13/2013
EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) January 2014 Section 316(b) Rulemaking to Require Best Available Technology (BAT) for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Hundreds of Existing Manufacturing Facilities and Power Plants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/12/2013
Key Deepwater Horizon Criminal Charges Dismissed Against Two BP Officials Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/12/2013
Are You on South African Santa’s Naughty or Nice List? Re: Bids for Renewable Energy Projects Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/12/2013
Air Regulation Update - Part I Re: Clean Air Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/12/2013
Government Safety Agencies Set Regulatory Agendas Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/12/2013
Energy and Environment Update December 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/11/2013
Section 1110 Implications of Second Circuit AMR Make-Whole Ruling Vedder Price 12/11/2013
Aircraft Securitizations and the Proposed Rules for Credit Risk Retention Vedder Price 12/10/2013
On the Second Day of Privacy, California Gave to Me…… Re: New California Consumer Laws Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/10/2013
Mexico To Vote On Historic Amendment To Open Oil Industry To Private Investment Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/10/2013
New “Potentially Feasible” Alternative Does Not Trigger Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Recirculation Unless Considered “Significant New Information”; No Findings Needed to Reject Alternative As Infeasible Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/10/2013
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Issues Final Policy Clarification on NCTs (Noncitizen Trusts) Vedder Price 12/10/2013
Sierra Club Challenge to Coal Plant Air Permit Fails Varnum LLP 12/9/2013
What Due Diligence is Due?‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 12/9/2013
USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Finalizes Import Regulations for “Mad Cow Disease” Varnum LLP 12/9/2013
Challenge to Detroit Air Permit Fails Varnum LLP 12/9/2013
Improving Miners’ Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor 12/9/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/8/2013
Weather Risks Often Overlooked [INFOGRAPHIC] Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 12/8/2013
Proposed EPA Water Rule Could Expand Regulatory Authority Over Streams and Wetlands Varnum LLP 12/7/2013
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Draft Cancer Policy Merits Response Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/6/2013
Dormant Commerce Clause Update – 4th Circuit Panel Talks Trash Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/6/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, Rejects Key Reforms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/6/2013
Substantial Evidence Test Applies to Decision Not to Require Additional Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/6/2013
Consumers Energy May Terminate Case for New Gas Plant Varnum LLP 12/5/2013
New EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) Tier I and II Inventory Reporting Requirements Effective January 1, 2014 Schiff Hardin LLP 12/5/2013
Remedial Investigation Deadline To Be Extended? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Peru Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Florida Bans Texting While Driving Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Chile Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Colombia Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/5/2013
Progress on the Western Front in the Solar Net Metering Battle? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 12/5/2013
Vestas Completes Factory Testing of World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/5/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Mexico Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Costa Rica Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Hair Testing For DOT (Department of Transportation) Drivers Proposed In Congress Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Puerto Rico Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Recent Informal Guidance on Homeless Children with Disabilities von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Brazil Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposes to Revise Silica Standards and Extends Comment Period Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/3/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Argentina Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/3/2013
Michigan Advanced Energy Storage Company Moves to New Facility Varnum LLP 12/3/2013
Michigan Electric Reliability Project to Include Focus on Outages Varnum LLP 12/3/2013
Texas Greenhouse Gas Rules: Upcoming Hearing and End of Comment Period Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/2/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Amends Pro Forma Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (SGIP) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/2/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration "OSHA" Launches Local Emphasis Program on Hazardous Chemicals Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/1/2013
Prison Term for Violation of Workplace Safety and Environmental Laws Jackson Lewis P.C. 11/28/2013
National Fire Protection Association "NFPA" Adopts New Standard Banning Gas Purging Jackson Lewis P.C. 11/28/2013
Utilities Building More Wind Farms in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/27/2013
California: Delayed AB 1103 Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Requirements Set To Go Into Effect In January 2014 Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 11/27/2013
California: DOGGR Releases Proposed Regulations and Interim Compliance Notice Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing and Acidization Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 11/27/2013
What is the Social Cost of Carbon? Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is now Taking Comments on that Issue McDermott Will & Emery 11/27/2013
Electric Reliability Actions at November 21, 2013 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Open Meeting Schiff Hardin LLP 11/27/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of November 25, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/26/2013
Patent Rights in Renewable Energy Government Contracts: The Basics Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/26/2013
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Changes Renewable Energy Regulations Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/25/2013
New Battery Lab at University of Michigan Varnum LLP 11/23/2013
Tri-County Lexus to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 11/22/2013
Illinois Releases Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations McDermott Will & Emery 11/22/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposed Rule for Crystalline Silica Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/22/2013
D.C. Circuit Orders Department of Energy "DOE" to Stop Collecting Nuclear Waste Fee McDermott Will & Emery 11/21/2013
Getting Closer to Making Good Energy Decisions in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/21/2013
Valuing Contaminated Property Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/20/2013
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Says Presque Isle Coal-Fired Plant in Michigan Must Stay Open Varnum LLP 11/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) Permitting The Sharing of Non-Public Information Between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators Schiff Hardin LLP 11/20/2013
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Rules Increase Maximum Penalties and Revise Investigation and Hearing Procedures Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/19/2013
Export Control Changes Affecting Aircraft Industry Take Effect Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/19/2013
Six Enforcement Actions Brought Challenging Environmental Product Claims Allegedly Failing To Comply With the FTC's (Federal Trade Commission) 'Green' Guides Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/19/2013
Will Fracking Recipes Remain Secret? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/18/2013
Green Chemistry Initiatives: An American Patchwork? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/18/2013
GOCE Satellite Makes Fiery Fall to Earth Re: European Space Agency’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/17/2013
Low Insurance Impact Expected from Haiyan Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/17/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Institutes Proceeding to Determine Whether Idaho Power Company Can Continue to Sell at Market-based Rates 11/16/2013
California Releases New Proposed Regulations Applicable to Oil and Gas Well Treatments Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/15/2013
Approval of Settlement in Housing Authority Class Action Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 11/15/2013
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Status for Jemez Mountains Salamander and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat 11/15/2013
New York Landowners Circulate Draft Complaint Challenging New York Fracking Moratorium and Solicit Funds for the Effort Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/15/2013
Notices of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf (Federal Register Publication) (Notice of Enforcement of Regulation) 11/15/2013
Customers Seek to Lower Returns for Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Transmission Owners and also Challenge Capital Structure and Incentive Adders Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Civil Penalties Increase, Just in Time for the Holidays! Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/14/2013
New York Appellate Court Issues Important Decision for Municipal Stormwater Regulation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/14/2013
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Designation of Critical Habitat for Franciscan Manzanita 11/14/2013
Draft of Clean Water Jurisdiction Rule Leaked Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2013
National Priorities List Additions Re: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 11/14/2013
Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manifesting Regulations 11/13/2013
Energy and Environment Update - November 11, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/13/2013
Assessing Wind Energy Opportunities in Michigan Varnum LLP 11/13/2013
Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/13/2013
Supertyphoon Haiyan Devastates Philippines Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/12/2013
New Tax in Mexico Applicable to the Energy Sector Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/12/2013
United States Ratifies Convention Restricting Use, Emissions, and Handling of Mercury Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/12/2013
Fourth Circuit Weighs in on Supreme Court’s Class Action Decision in Walmart v. Dukes–or Does It? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 11/12/2013
OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA (OGX) Insolvency – What Distressed Investors Need to Know About Brazilian Bankruptcy Process Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/12/2013
Storm Water Flooding as a Continuing Nuisance in Pennsylvania Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/12/2013
Upper Peninsula Michigan Power Plant May Close Varnum LLP 11/12/2013
United Automobile Workers (UAW) Nominates Dennis Williams as Next President Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/9/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Releases Three Draft Guidance Documents on Storm Water Management Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/8/2013
Wind Turbine Noise Mitigation Required Varnum LLP 11/8/2013
New York City Proposes Expansion of Actions Exempt from City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/7/2013
The President’s New Climate Change Executive Order – What Does it Mean for the Energy Sector? McDermott Will & Emery 11/7/2013
Grant for University of Michigan Bio-Conversion Project Varnum LLP 11/7/2013
Homeowners May Still Get Compensation For Loss Of Ocean View Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/6/2013
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Makes Second Attempt at Imposing Position Limits on Key Energy Commodities Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 11/6/2013
Supreme Court Grants Limited Review of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/6/2013
The Oil and Gas Industry in Kurdistan Drives Forward 11/6/2013
Sixth Circuit Upholds Rule 11 Sanctions for “Meritless” Medical Monitoring Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/6/2013
Offshore Europe Showcases Internationalization of North Sea Oil and Gas Capabilities 11/6/2013
Considering the Challenges Facing Asian Nations’ Moves to Develop Shale Gas Resources Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/5/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of November 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/5/2013
Georgia High Court Certifies Landowner Class in Noxious Fumes Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/5/2013
Norwegian Oil and Gas Technology and Know-How Driving Deep Water Activity Andrews Kurth 11/5/2013
Solar Bankruptcy Trustee Sues for $950 Million Varnum LLP 11/4/2013
Don’t Hazard a Guess: December 1 is the Deadline for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Employee Training McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/4/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/4/2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Announces $181 Million of Loan Guarantees Available for Biorefinery Projects Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 11/4/2013
Climate Change Adaptation Update: Executive Order and Draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Implementation Plans Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/3/2013
If You Bought It, Will They Come? – Upstream Oil & Gas Joint Ventures After the Latest Land Grabs Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/2/2013
Wind Farm to Have 50 Percent Michigan Content Varnum LLP 11/2/2013
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Missed Wetland Deadline Raises Questions for Farmers Varnum LLP 11/2/2013
Energy Gala Lights Up Varnum LLP 11/1/2013
Rethinking Preemption in the Defense of Aerosol Cans (And Other Department of Transportation (DOT)-Regulated Containers) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/1/2013
The Scarlet Letter: Asbestos Litigation for the New or Low-Profile Defendant Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/1/2013
New Legislation Would Vacate Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 11/1/2013
Does the Clean Air Act Preempt State Law Nuisance Claims Against Power Plants? McDermott Will & Emery 10/31/2013
Keep It Clean: EPA Endorses New American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standard for Conducting Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) Dickinson Wright PLLC 10/31/2013
Top Ten Ways to Survive in the Federal Health Care Policy Environment Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/31/2013
Exploring Michigan’s Economic/Environment/ Energy Future Varnum LLP 10/30/2013
South Carolina High Court Finds Odors and Intangibles Do Not Constitute Trespass Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Third Circuit Finds Clean Air Act Does Not Preempt State Tort Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - October 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/29/2013
Fourth Circuit Rejects Surface Owners’ Trespass Claim Against Drilling Operator Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Promulgates Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Significant New Use Rule For Perfluorinated Chemicals – And Limits Its Applicability To “Articles” Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/29/2013
Texas Jury Declines to Award Damages in $10B Toxic Flaring Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
Maryland High Court Allows “Every Exposure” Testimony in Asbestos Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
The California Corporations Code – Where The Dead Live On Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 10/29/2013
Iowa Supreme Court Strikes “Exposure Estimate” Testimony in Pesticide Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/28/2013
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Emphasized: Department of Energy (DOE) Rebrands Clean Energy Application Centers Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/28/2013
Sixth Circuit Requires Expert Testimony to Prove Causation in Paper Mill Nuisance Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/28/2013
New York Issues Its Final Environmental Audit Incentive Policy Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/28/2013
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework Schiff Hardin LLP 10/28/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Regulate Brewers and Distillers That Sell Waste Grain for Animal Feed McDermott Will & Emery 10/28/2013
Potentially High Duties Could Be Imposed On R-134a Refrigerant Gas From China Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/25/2013
Support for Airlines Merger Grows McDermott Will & Emery 10/25/2013
Low Cost Strategies for Meeting the End of the Year "Begin Construction" Requirement for the 30% Investment Tax Credit Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/25/2013
Massachusetts “Tailoring Rule” Adjusts Major Source Permitting But Ignores Expanded Minor Source Permitting for Greenhouse Gases Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/25/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Seeks Comment on Particulate Monitor Guidance Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/25/2013
Beginning Construction Without Needing to Break Ground: Low Cost Strategies for Investment Tax Credit for Renewable Energy Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/24/2013
Don’t Discount Computer-Related Inventions from Patentability Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/24/2013
Environmental Challenges to Exporting Coal from the United States McDermott Will & Emery 10/24/2013
Federal Crop Insurance Considerations and Common Mistakes in Michigan Varnum LLP 10/23/2013
Recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulated Pipeline Decisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/23/2013
New Developments in International Standards on Environmental, Occupation Safety, Compliance and Anti-Bribery Management Systems Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/23/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Order Addressing General Requirements for Reactive Power Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/22/2013
Supreme Court Agrees to Review United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Stationary Sources Schiff Hardin LLP 10/22/2013
Fracking in Europe – EU Parliament has voted to require Environmental Impact Assessments for shale gas developments Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/22/2013
Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Sides with Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. and Grants 10.95% ROE in Rate Case Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/22/2013
Second Circuit Issues Opinion Addressing “Remedial” vs “Removal” Actions Under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Schiff Hardin LLP 10/22/2013
Climate Change Adaptation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/22/2013
Consumers Energy Seeks Existing Gas-Fired Generation in Michigan Varnum LLP 10/22/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - October 21, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/21/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Releases Draft Rules for Taking Over Texas Greenhouse Gas Permitting from EPA Region 6 Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/21/2013
Michigan’s Solar Industry Organizes Booth for Chicago Varnum LLP 10/20/2013
Ultimate Prep Accelerates New Bridge Projects Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 10/20/2013
New Energy Storage Mandate for California Utilities – Big Promise for Cleantech Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/18/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Finds that Generators Providing Reactive Power without Compensation Must Have Rate Schedule on File; Will not Exercise Enforcement Authority for Past Transgressions in Light of Current Policy Clarification Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/18/2013
California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Adopts First in Nation Energy Storage Requirement Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/17/2013
Breaking Bad: The High Cost of Phosphorus Compliance Encourages Permitted Entities to Innovate, Breaking the Old Habit of Engineered, "End of Pipe" Solutions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/17/2013
Following Recent Maryland Ruling, Federal Court Declares New Jersey Scheme to Promote Investment in In-State Generation Unconstitutional McDermott Will & Emery 10/17/2013
EPA Issues Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Permit for Industrial Activity Covering Massachusetts and Very Few Other States Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/17/2013
Top Massachusetts Court Clarifies Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (MassDEP) Authority to Assess a Penalty Without First Issuing a Notice of Violation Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/17/2013
An Update on the “New” Site Cleanup Regulations in Massachusetts Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/16/2013
Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Challenging EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/16/2013
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Affirms Validity of Late-Recorded Variance Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/16/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - October 14, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/16/2013
Converting Corn Stalks into Biofuel Varnum LLP 10/16/2013
Challenge to Redevelopment of Church Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts Demonstrates Delays in Development Even from Inartful Opponents Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/16/2013
U.S. Supreme Court To Consider Challenge to Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Decisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/15/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Expected to Withdraw Direct Final Rule Approving Use of Revised ASTM E1527 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/15/2013
California’s Green Chemistry Puts Burden on Manufacturers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/15/2013
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Explores Opportunities to Expedite Deployment of Wireless Broadband Facilities Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/14/2013
Virtual Solar Engineering Center Meeting with Success Varnum LLP 10/14/2013
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waiver Rule Appeal Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 10/13/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Delays Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs) Filing Deadline Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/13/2013
Federal Court Rules Maryland Scheme to Promote Investment in In-State Generation Unconstitutional McDermott Will & Emery 10/11/2013
More Michigan Wind Farms to Commence Construction in 2013 Varnum LLP 10/10/2013
Texas Regulators Take First Steps to Acquire Greenhouse Gas Permitting Authority Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/10/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Finalizes Rules for Solar Carve-Out Program McDermott Will & Emery 10/10/2013
The European Court of Justice Overturns, Unfreezes EU Iran Sanctions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/10/2013
Judge Jones Certifies Class Action In Southwest Virginia Natural Gas Case Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/9/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Carbon Emissions Rules for New Power Plants Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/8/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of October 7, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/8/2013
Governor Brown Signs Senate Bill 4 Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing Well Stimulation Treatments Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/8/2013
Congress Passes Two Hydropower Bills During a Summer of Gridlock Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/7/2013
California Passes Landmark Green Chemical Laws Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/7/2013
Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants to Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/7/2013
New Colorado Microgrid Closer to Reality: Niobrara NatGas LLC Receives Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) – First New Colorado Natural Gas LDC Since 1997 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 10/7/2013
Power Plant Cases in the Supreme Court McDermott Will & Emery 10/7/2013
Michigan Adopt-A-Watt Helps Library Varnum LLP 10/7/2013
Climate Change Report Causes Alarm Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 10/6/2013
Public Hearing to Examine Need for New Environmental Bond Act In New York Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/6/2013
Growing Michigan Agricultural News - Third Quarter 2013 Varnum LLP 10/5/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Finalizes Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/5/2013
How U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Operations are Impacted by the Government Shutdown Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/4/2013
Government Shutdown Affects Federal Aviation Administration Registration Office – Aircraft Transactions Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/4/2013
Solar Energy Industries Association Proposes Compromise Plan for U.S. - China Solar Conflict McDermott Will & Emery 10/4/2013
Government Shutdown – Implications for Government Environmental Programs and Activities Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/4/2013
Utilizing Renewable Energy Tax Incentives to Make Your Tribal Energy Projects a Reality Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 10/4/2013
What the Strong Initial Public Offering (IPO) Market Means for Emerging Energy and Renewable Technology Companies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/3/2013
Department of Energy Authorizes Fourth Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility to Export to Non-Free-Trade Agreement Countries Schiff Hardin LLP 10/3/2013
The North Carolina Supreme Court: Metrics for 2013 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/2/2013
Burn Testing Excluded As Unreliable in New Hampshire Case Armstrong Teasdale 10/2/2013
Government Shutdown and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): What you need to know Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/2/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Releases Additional Final Draft Modules for Flare Training Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/2/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of October 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/2/2013
Council on Affordable Housing (COAH)’s Third Round Rules Struck Down By New Jersey Supreme Court. Good For Builders? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 10/2/2013
Migrant and Seasonal Workers in Short Supply Varnum LLP 10/2/2013
Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Update Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/2/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 30, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/1/2013
Houston Air Ordinance Upheld by Texas Appeals Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
An Important Victory for Competitive Electricity Markets Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
Methane-to-Methanol Plant Operational Varnum LLP 10/1/2013
Proposal to Remove Port Arthur from Air Pollution Watch List Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
Pooled Units and the Implied Surface Easement Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
Texas Audit Policy Act Guidance Updated Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
The Functional Interrelatedness Test: Is the End in Sight? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/1/2013
Fifth Circuit Denies Review of EPA Title V Permit Objections Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
Texas Fourth Court Of Appeals Finds Compensable Regulatory Taking Of Groundwater In Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Bragg Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/30/2013
Michigan Tart Cherry Growers Gain Access to Federal Crop Insurance Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
China and California Collaborate to Make Global Strides in Climate Change Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/30/2013
Net Metering Participation Increases in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
$3 Million Dollar Strategic Growth Initiative Grant Program for Food and Ag Industry in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
EnerNOC’s Partnership with Massachusetts Wins “Project of the Year” Award Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/28/2013
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change Report Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/27/2013
Flushable Wipes: A Smelly Business Tycko & Zavareei LLP 9/27/2013
Opening the Floodgates for the Water Industry McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
New Test in Illinois for Aircraft "Rolling Stock" Vedder Price 9/26/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Rules – NSPS Thrown Out Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/26/2013
IRS Issues Additional Guidance on When Construction Begins for Purposes of Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
Governor Snyder of Michigan Travels to China on Trade Mission Varnum LLP 9/25/2013
EPA Releases Testing, Reporting and Compliance Deadlines for Oil and Gas Storage Tanks Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/25/2013
The Guaranty Association Is The Insurer Of The Last Resort Requiring Claimants To First Exhaust The Policy Limits Of Solvent Insurance Companies Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/25/2013
Sell the Cell Lease Separately (When Selling Real Estate) Varnum LLP 9/25/2013
Muskegon Considered for Barge Terminal Connecting to Gulf Coast Varnum LLP 9/25/2013
EPA Proposes Rule to Cap Carbon Emissions from New Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/25/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/25/2013
Reincarnating Terminally Ill Golf Course Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/24/2013
Colorado Flood Damage Estimated at Over $2 Billion Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 9/24/2013
EPA Reissues Performance Standards for Carbon Dioxide Emissions from New Power Plants Schiff Hardin LLP 9/24/2013
Proposed Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/24/2013
EPA Proposes CO2 Emission Limits for New Power Plants and on Track to Regulate CO2 Emissions from Existing Plants by 2015 McDermott Will & Emery 9/24/2013
Still Getting Ready to Make Good Energy Decisions in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/24/2013
“One-Stop-Shopping” For State Transmission Siting Approvals?‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/23/2013
EU Court Strikes Down Iran Asset Freeze Sanctions: Council of the European Union Urged to Act with more Rigour McDermott Will & Emery 9/23/2013
EPA Proposes New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Power Plants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/20/2013
Watt's New? Michigan Energy News - September 2013 Varnum LLP 9/20/2013
Indiana Commission Approves Headwaters Wind Project Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/20/2013
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to Propose NEPA Streamlining Rules Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/20/2013
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld after Initial Defeat in Federal Court Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/20/2013
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Releases 2013 Clean Technology Industry Report Showing Strong Growth in Massachusetts Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/19/2013
Federal Court Rules that Compliance with Clean Air Act Permit Does Not Preempt Private Tort Suits Over Air Emissions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 9/19/2013
Administration to Propose Water Jurisdiction Rule That May Affect Energy and Infrastructure Developers Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/19/2013
The Incredible Shrinking Michigan Renewable Energy Surcharge Varnum LLP 9/18/2013
Clean Energy: Don't Believe the Shakeout Hype Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/18/2013
Coast Guard Looks to Expand Safety and Environmental Management Systems to Vessels on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/18/2013
New York Proposes To Green Light Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fueling Stations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/18/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - September 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/17/2013
Does Environmental Enforcement Against Individuals Make Sense? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/17/2013
Multi-Agency Chemical Advisory on Ammonium Nitrate Asserts EPA Jurisdiction Under the Clean Air Act’s General Duty Clause Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/17/2013
Texas Supreme Court Declines to Clarify Texas Eminent Domain Law Re: Keystone XL Pipeline Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/17/2013
Second Circuit Rules Against Make-Whole Premium for Refinancing of Accelerated Debt Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/15/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Scores Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Bill Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/14/2013
Environmental Implications of United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Approval of Fourth Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Project Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/14/2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Stops Looking Into Deregulation Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/13/2013
“Innocent” Purchasers Beware: U.S. EPA Withdraws New Environmental Site Assessment Standard Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/13/2013
Anaerobic Digester Opens at Michigan State University Varnum LLP 9/12/2013
Number Four – Department of Energy (DOE) Approves LNG Exports for Cove Point Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/12/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposes New Silica Dust Standard McDermott Will & Emery 9/12/2013
North Carolina Supreme Court Limits Private Lawsuits for Sedimentation Violations Poyner Spruill LLP 9/11/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Weekly Update - September 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/10/2013
New Jersey Court Bars Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Reliance On “Guidance” For Stormwater Management Plans Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/10/2013
Fifth Circuit Seeks Texas Supreme Court Input in Deepwater Horizon Insurance Coverage Dispute Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/10/2013
Innovative Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Seeks to Revitalize Neglected Los Angeles Neighborhood Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/10/2013
Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Loses Partner Varnum LLP 9/9/2013
New York High Court To Hear Cases Determining Future of Hydraulic Fracturing Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/9/2013
California Approves Final Green Chemistry Regulations, Disapproves Key Trade Secret Provisions Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/9/2013
Time to Get Serious About Climate Change Risks Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 9/9/2013
Sewer Reservation Agreement Ordinance Withstands Challenge Preserving Development Rights Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/8/2013
Working with 3rd Party Providers to Make Dodd Frank Conflict Mineral Compliance Easy Assent Compliance Inc. 9/7/2013
Export Control Reform (ECR) Series Episode V: Revisions to Naval Vessel and Military Vehicle Controls – A Regulatory Sea (and Land) Change Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/7/2013
Airline Mergers Spark Discussions Across the Industry McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/6/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Funding for Hydrokinetic Power Projects McDermott Will & Emery 9/6/2013
Settlement Reached for Displaced Family After Mercury Cleanup Beveridge & Diamond PC 9/6/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of September 2, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/5/2013
Third Circuit Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Decision is a Loss for EPA, But Also Contains Warnings for Power Plant Owners McDermott Will & Emery 9/5/2013
Massachusetts’ Nascent Water Technology Cluster is Poised for Strong Growth Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/5/2013
Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/4/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Addresses Fuel Obligations of Capacity Resources in ISO New England Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/4/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants to Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/4/2013
"Reservation Shopping" Circa 2013 Re: Gaming Dickinson Wright PLLC 9/3/2013
Has the Doctrine of Claim Vitiation Itself Been Vitiated? Re: Patent Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 8/31/2013
United Kingdom Government Confirms Change to Sustainability Criteria for Biomass McDermott Will & Emery 8/31/2013
Fifth Circuit Panel Hears Oral Argument in Whooping Crane Lawsuit Appeal Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acts Regarding Central Texas Species Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
EPA’s Final Rule on Solvent-Contaminated Wipes Reduces Regulatory Burden Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/30/2013
Does the Clean Air Act Preempt State Law Nuisance Claims Against Power Plants? McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Lights Out at Detroit’s Municipal Utility? Varnum LLP 8/30/2013
Section 185 Fee Baseline Amount Submittal Deadline for Houston Area Sources Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
Pennsylvania Closer to Approving New Oil and Gas Rules Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/30/2013
EPA Proposes Victoria County Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision Approval Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/30/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Proposed Water Quality Standards Open for Comment Until October 24 Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/29/2013
New Jersey Spill Act Claim Subject To Statute Of Limitations Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/29/2013
Application for Advanced Review of Environmental Compliance History Due August 31 Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/29/2013
Latest Development on Brazos River Senior Water Rights Call Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/29/2013
Insurer Required to Defend Waste Disposal Well Operator in Lawsuits Arising from Sinkhole Collapse Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/29/2013
San Francisco's State of Emergency and Microgrids Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 8/28/2013
California Energy Use Disclosure Rules Implementation Postponed Until January 1, 2014 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/28/2013
The Costs of Panda-monium Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 8/28/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 26, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/28/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) & Green Advertising: Mattress Companies Settle FTC Allegations of Unsubstantiated “Volatile Organic Compounds" (VOC) Marketing Claims Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/26/2013
Restrictive Wind Zoning Struck Down by Michigan Court Varnum LLP 8/26/2013
Chile Developments (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/26/2013
Gasification Gets a Big Customer Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 8/25/2013
Made in Michigan Microgrid Under Development Varnum LLP 8/25/2013
Doing The "One-Two" At the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/24/2013
Argentina Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/24/2013
Costa Rica Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Brazil Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
EPA Endorses New American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I Standard Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/23/2013
Emerson Electric Brings Declaratory Judgment Action Against SIPCO Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/23/2013
Mexico Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News - August 2013 Varnum LLP 8/23/2013
Colombia Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/23/2013
Peru Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Uruguay Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Puerto Rico Legal Highlights (Volume II, 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/22/2013
Coming Clean: EPA Finally Adopts Industrial Wipes Standard Much Shelist, P.C. 8/22/2013
Mexican Government to Consider Overhaul of Energy Sector Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/22/2013
Raleigh's New Unified Development Code (UDO) Takes Effect September 1 - What Does It Mean for Development? Poyner Spruill LLP 8/22/2013
Seventh Circuit Defines Rights to Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 8/22/2013
Possible UK Power Shortages Raise Concerns McDermott Will & Emery 8/21/2013
Consumers Energy Natural Gas Plant Approval Case Gets Started Varnum LLP 8/21/2013
Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction Over Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Citizen Suits Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/21/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Extends Compliance Deadline for Version 4 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/21/2013
Site Plans: Does 'X' Mark the Spot? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/21/2013
Privacy Monday - August 19, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/21/2013
Could Your Business Qualify for a 179D Green Building Tax Break? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/21/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 19, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/20/2013
State of North Carolina Files Lawsuit Over Its Ownership of River Beds Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/20/2013
The Appellate Division Reconfirms The Process For A Municipality To Voluntarily Conform To A Highlands Region Planning Area Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/20/2013
Bargain or Bonanza: Is Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Still a Reliable Tool for Determining Equity Cost? Schiff Hardin LLP 8/19/2013
Mere Reference to Potential Federal Claim in Exhibit to Complaint Insufficient to Create Federal Question Jurisdiction Varnum LLP 8/19/2013
Washington State Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Labeling Initiative is Round Two for Prop. 37 Donors MapLight 8/19/2013
Pixar Rides the Waves of SeaWorld Backlash Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 8/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Initial Decision Lowers Return on Equity (ROEs) for New England Transmission Owners Schiff Hardin LLP 8/18/2013
White House Previews List of Incentives to Support Adoption of its Cybersecurity Framework 8/17/2013
Senate Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hearing Highlights Perils of Path Forward for Updated Chemicals Management Framework Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/17/2013
EPA Denies Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Petitions; American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Request Partial Waiver Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/16/2013
Important Energy Reform Submitted by Mexico's President Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/16/2013
New All Appropriate Inquiries (ASTM) Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Standards Endorsed by EPA as Constituting “All Appropriate Inquiries” under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/16/2013
Congressional Issues Update - Summer 2013 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/15/2013
Farm Bill Expiration Looms as Congress Seeks Path to Conference, Vital Funding Hangs in the Balance McDermott Will & Emery 8/15/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Amends Tank Requirements in Oil & Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/14/2013
Savings, Solar, and Shade: Taking Advantage of Arizona's Public School District Energy Contract Statutes Dickinson Wright PLLC 8/14/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - August 12, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/14/2013
Biomass Opportunities Abound in Michigan Varnum LLP 8/14/2013
US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Advocates for Increased Attention on Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/14/2013
Licensing Efficiency and Environmental Streamlining comes to Small Hydro Projects Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/12/2013
Solar Project has Dual Axis Tracking Varnum LLP 8/12/2013
Still Standing: U.S. Court Upholds SEC Conflicts Minerals Rule Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/10/2013
What Export Control Reform Means for You - Episode IV: The New Definition of “Specially Designed” Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/9/2013
Unusual Circumstances: California Supreme Court Upholds Limited Use of Future Conditions Baseline Under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/9/2013
Still Standing: U.S. Court Upholds Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Conflicts Minerals Rule Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/9/2013
Deepwater Wind, Wins First Federal Auction for Commercial Offshore Wind Development Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/9/2013
California Supreme Court Weighs in on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Projected Baseline Issue Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/9/2013
Mexico: U.S. Natural Gas Savior? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/9/2013
New Jersey Governor Signs Automatic Variance Bill For Sandy Rebuilding Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/8/2013
Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) Asks BP To Show Cause Why It Should Not Be Assessed a $28 Million Civil Penalty And Disgorge $800,000 In Unjust Profits Schiff Hardin LLP 8/8/2013
Wisconsin Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin State Budget Bill Into Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
EPA Issues Final 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/8/2013
EPA Targets Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) for Criminal Enforcement Actions under the Clean Water Act; CAFOs to Continue to be National Enforcement Priority for EPA in FY 2014-2016 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
Checking Off the List: Department of Energy (DOE) Approves a Third Non-Free Trade Agreement (Non-FTA) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Authorization Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/8/2013
Acquiring Italian Distressed Renewable Energy Assets McDermott Will & Emery 8/8/2013
City of Asheville and North Carolina Play Game of "Marco Polo" Over Water System Ownership Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/7/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of August 5, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/7/2013
Challenges of EPA Rules Requiring States to Address Greenhouse Gases in State Implementation Program (SIP) Plans Dismissed by D.C. Circuit Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/7/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Takes Steps to Eliminate Barriers to Transmission Provider and Pipeline Communications 8/7/2013
Region Aims to Be First Solar-Ready Michigan Community Varnum LLP 8/7/2013
ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of August 5, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/7/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Order Adopting Optional Notice Procedures for Rate Filings by Intrastate and Hinshaw Pipelines Schiff Hardin LLP 8/7/2013
Busy North Carolina Court of Appeals Issues Rulings In Land Use Sphere Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/6/2013
Checking the "Landscape" of the North Carolina General Assembly's Just-Concluded Session Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/6/2013
Justice and Sustainability Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/6/2013
Venture Capital Firm Looking for Energy Investments Varnum LLP 8/5/2013
Garbage In, Garbage Out Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 8/4/2013
Seventh Circuit Deals Major Blow to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Source Review Enforcement Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/3/2013
Imperfect Blend: Fourth Circuit Holds Lanham Act , May Preempt North Carolina Gasoline Blending Statute McDermott Will & Emery 8/2/2013
Congress Passes Legislation to Assist Small Scale Hydropower Development Schiff Hardin LLP 8/2/2013
Third Circuit Holds that District Court Improperly Excluded Expert Testimony in Securities Fraud Case Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 8/2/2013
Federal District Courts Request FDA to Define “Natural” With Respect to Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMO) Foods Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/2/2013
7th Circuit Decision on Application of Statute of Limitations to Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Violations Could Hinder EPA Enforcement Initiative Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/2/2013
Proposed California Legislation Seeks More Data, More Regulation for Hydraulic Fracturing, Acidization Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/2/2013
Texas Railroad Commission Well-Plugging Program Audited Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
Victory for Wisconsin Businesses, Municipalities and Property Owners in Lake Koshkonong Case Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 8/1/2013
California State Water Board Issues New Draft Industrial Storm Water Permit Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 8/1/2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Makes Critical Habitat Designations for Six West Texas Aquatic Invertebrate Species Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Toxicology News Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delays Endangered Species Act Designation of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Beveridge & Diamond PC 8/1/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Approves New Mechanism to Authorize Maintenance, Startup and Shutdown Emissions at Oil & Gas Facilities Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/31/2013
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Adopts Procedures for Relaxing Eligibility for Net Metering Renewable Energy Facilities McDermott Will & Emery 7/31/2013
Texas Among States Alleging EPA Noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Regarding Records of Negotiation/Settlement with Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/31/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Plans Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Permitting Takeover as DC Circuit Dismisses Texas’ GHG Permitting Challenge Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/31/2013
House Bill Would Circumvent Federal Regulation of Coal Ash McDermott Will & Emery 7/31/2013
Albion Solar Company Growing in Florida and California Varnum LLP 7/31/2013
Federal Agency Approaches, or Lands On, Charlotte Airport Kerfuffle in North Carolina Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/31/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - July 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/31/2013
Department of Justice Launches an Antitrust Investigation into Pressure Pumping Services Used in Hydraulic Fracturing McDermott Will & Emery 7/30/2013
Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Federal Environmental Citizen Suits Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/29/2013
Natural Gas Generation to Cut Need for Coal in Michigan Varnum LLP 7/29/2013
Creatures from the Black and Blue Lagoon: UK Dyes Toxic Lake Black Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 7/29/2013
San Antonio Water System Negotiates $1.1 Billion Clean Water Act Settlement Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/29/2013
Recycling Company Fined $4.5 Million for Illegal Export of Electronic Waste; Executives Receive Prison Sentences Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/28/2013
EPA Targets Combined Animal Feeding Operations for Criminal Enforcement Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/27/2013
Fights That Matter: Local Government and State Tangle Over Ownership and Control of an Airport Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/26/2013
Companies Fined for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Errors Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/26/2013
New Federal Missouri Case Discusses National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 921 Russell v. Whirlpool Armstrong Teasdale 7/26/2013
District Court Rejects Challenge to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 7/26/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Report on Reliability Standards Audit of Salt River Project Schiff Hardin LLP 7/26/2013
In Koontz, the Supreme Court Creates Uncertainty for Permitting Agencies and Opportunities for Developers Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/26/2013
Follow-Up on Reliability-Related Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) Issued by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Schiff Hardin LLP 7/26/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Assesses Record Civil Penalty But the Story Is Just Beginning Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/26/2013
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Exercises Disruptive Trading Authority for the First Time Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/25/2013
Illinois’ Hydraulic Fracturing Tax Act McDermott Will & Emery 7/25/2013
Federal Judge Rejects Challenges to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/25/2013
D.C. District Court Upholds SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Questions Effectiveness on Humanitarian Efforts Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/25/2013
President Obama Releases Climate Action Plan Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/25/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues Order For Processing Rate Filings By Intrastate Pipelines Schiff Hardin LLP 7/25/2013
Patent Term Extension in Russia Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/25/2013
Michigan Gas Generating Plant Certificate of Necessity Sought Varnum LLP 7/24/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Approves a Second LNG Export Project: A Sign of the Future? McDermott Will & Emery 7/24/2013
A Two-fer: North Carolina Lawsuits Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands and Damage by Local Government Prayer Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/24/2013
Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Gerald R. Ford Lecture Series to Take Place July 30 Varnum LLP 7/24/2013
Illinois Set to Regulate Shale Oil and Gas McDermott Will & Emery 7/24/2013
Gina McCarthy Confirmed as EPA Administrator as Obama Completes Energy “Trifecta” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
“Automatic Variance” Bill For Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Base Elevations Passes New Jersey Legislature Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/24/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of July 22, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
Oregon Court Upholds Vineyard's Conditional Use Permit Despite the "Wine" of Others Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/23/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Implements A New Company Registration Format Effective August 5, 2013 Schiff Hardin LLP 7/23/2013
Backing Fracking: UK Government Announces Shale Gas Incentives Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/23/2013
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to Reform its Returns on Equity (ROE) Methodology Schiff Hardin LLP 7/23/2013
S.S. Badger Saves Diesel Fuel by Carrying Wind Towers Varnum LLP 7/22/2013
Kentucky's Use of Public-Private Partnerships McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/22/2013
Deed Restricting The Shoreline: Are Permanent Restrictions Workable In Light Of Changing Conditions? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/22/2013
Disaster Planning for Magical Rabbits Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 7/21/2013
French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d'Etat) Orders Change to Rules Authorizing Hydrocarbon Exploration Drilling McDermott Will & Emery 7/21/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemakings Permitting the Sharing of Non-Public Information between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators Schiff Hardin LLP 7/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Makes Several Reliability-Related Issuances at Its July Open Meeting Schiff Hardin LLP 7/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Requires Filing of Additional Oil Pipeline Rate Base Information Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/20/2013
Transatlantic Derivatives Consensus: Landmark Step for European Commission/U.S. Cooperation McDermott Will & Emery 7/19/2013
House Committee Prepares Sustainable Growth Formula (SGR) Legislation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/19/2013
Reasonably Necessary Use of the Surface Estate to Develop Natural Gas From Shale Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/19/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Releases Climate Trends Impact on Energy Sector Report Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Orders $435 Million Civil Penalty to Barclays Bank and $1-15 Million to Four Traders Schiff Hardin LLP 7/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes Whopping Penalty Against Bank and Traders for Allegedly Manipulating Western Power Prices McDermott Will & Emery 7/18/2013
California Proposes Energy Storage Procurement Requirement McDermott Will & Emery 7/18/2013
New Energy Disclosure Requirement for Nonresidential Buildings in California Schiff Hardin LLP 7/17/2013
Indiana Court Presumes Lack of Defect Due to Manufacturer’s Compliance with Federal Pesticide Law Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
State Corporation Website Insufficient to Establish Citizenship of Corporate Class Members in Pollution Class Action Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Katrina Global Warming Suit on Res Judicata Grounds Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
California Trial Court Rejects Defense Argument That State Must Establish Locations with Specificity in Statewide Lead Paint Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Los Angeles County Nuisance Claim Survives on Grounds that Defendant Cities “Generated” Stormwater Runoff Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Testimony that Worker Used Product Sufficient to Defeat Manufacturer’s Summary Judgment Motion in Exposure Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/17/2013
Third Circuit Finds Continuous Release of Hazardous Chemicals To Be an “Event or Occurrence” Sufficient for Remand under Class Action Fairness Act Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/16/2013
The House Takes Action on Energy Legislation, and Senate Leader Forces Vote on Presidential Nominations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2013
Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Comprehensive Tort Reform Law Unconstitutional Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/16/2013
Colorado Appeals Court Rejects Lone Pine Order in Fracking Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/16/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Improves Transparency by Posting Petitions and Notices of Intent Online Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/16/2013
New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) the Next Battlefield for Behind-the-Meter Generation Demand Response McDermott Will & Emery 7/16/2013
Energy and Environment Law Update - July 15, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2013
Using the Bankruptcy Code "Safe Harbors" McDermott Will & Emery 7/16/2013
D.C. District Court Vacates SEC’s Resource Extraction Issuer Rule Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 7/16/2013
Study: Diluted Bitumen Poses No Greater Risk of Release from Pipelines than Conventional Crude Oil Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/16/2013
Patentability Issues for Plants in the European Patent Office (EPO) Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/16/2013
Ethanol and Other Biomass Plants No Longer Exempt from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits: D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA's Three-Year Deferral for Biogenic CO2 Sources Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/16/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seeks Input for Potential Rule Revisions on Existing Uses of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 7/15/2013
Wind Towers Shipping from Monroe, Michigan Varnum LLP 7/15/2013
American Airlines, US Airways Merger Faces Additional Challenges McDermott Will & Emery 7/13/2013
Senate Bill Would Increase Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Budget by Over 12 Percent Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/12/2013
D.C. Circuit’s Decision Remanding PM-2.5 Implementation Rules Is Not Preventing Redesignation of PM-2.5 Nonattainment Areas Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/12/2013
What Export Control Reform Means for You: Let Us Cl-EAR Up Changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – Episode II: The First Change – Reevaluating your ITAR Aircraft Parts Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/12/2013
A Closer Look at the Supreme Court's Koontz Decision [VIDEO] Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 7/12/2013
Inter-regional Plans for the Nation's High-Voltage Transmission Grid Land on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Doorstep McDermott Will & Emery 7/12/2013
The Internet, Food, Petroleum, and World Culture: Recent Updates to the Syria Sanctions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/12/2013
Farming Solar Rays: County Decision to Approve Industrial-Scale Solar on Williamson Act Lands OK'd Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/11/2013
The Supreme Court Gets It Right On Takings - And Wrong - A View from "Inside the Curtilage": The Property Owner's Perspective Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/11/2013
Establishing a Legal Lake Level in Michigan Varnum LLP 7/11/2013
Farmers Win Some And Lose More in Michigan Wetland Amendments Varnum LLP 7/11/2013
Michigan’s Wetland Statute Amended to Satisfy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Varnum LLP 7/11/2013
New York Vermiculite Regulation Update Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/11/2013
EPA Takes A Step Towards Additional Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Regulation of Exploration and Production (E&P) Fluids Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/11/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Extends the Availability of Valuable Solar Carve-Out Program McDermott Will & Emery 7/11/2013
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Staff Issues Guidance on the Conflict Minerals Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/11/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposal to Require Natural Gas Quarterly Reporting Still Has Legs 7/11/2013
The Farm and FY14 Energy and Water Development Bills Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/10/2013
New International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigation Could Affect Supply of Oil and Gas Tubulars Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/10/2013
On Heels of European Raids, Energy Companies Face U.S. Class Actions McDermott Will & Emery 7/10/2013
MassDEP Issues New Solid Waste Master Plan Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/10/2013
Seventh Circuit Determines That Failing to Obtain a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit is a One-Time Violation of the Clean Air Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/9/2013
Railway Agrees to Pay over $49,000 Penalty and Change Practices to Resolve Solid Waste Claims in Settlement with MassDEP Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
U.S. Pledges Support for Investments in Sub-Saharan African Power Projects McDermott Will & Emery 7/9/2013
Public Water System Manager Found Guilty of Tampering with Drinking Water Samples After Trial Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of July 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/9/2013
Massachusetts Appeals Court Reaffirms Local Control Over Nonconforming Uses Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
Revised Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Regulations Codify Review of Project Greenhouse Gas Emissions Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/9/2013
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Fines Generator for Violations Related to Lead Line Operations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/8/2013
Increased Fracking on the Horizon in UK Gas Sector? McDermott Will & Emery 7/8/2013
Solar Panels at General Motors (GM) Tech Center Varnum LLP 7/8/2013
U.S. District Court Vacates SEC Rule on Extractive Industries Disclosure Requirements; Issuers Await Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/8/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Proposes Highly Burdensome Reporting Obligations With Respect To Export Compliance Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/8/2013
Olympic and Beyond: Airworthiness as a Delivery Condition and the Importance of Acceptance Certificates Vedder Price 7/7/2013
Impact of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Rulings in Court Decisions Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 7/7/2013
Italian Auto Insurers Being Investigated For Potential Antitrust Violations Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/7/2013
English High Court Confirms Enforceability of One-Sided Jurisdiction Clauses in Wake of Rothschild Vedder Price 7/7/2013
Amendments to Russian Urban Development Code: Clarifications on Tort Liability Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/6/2013
Priority of Ownership and Security Interests in a Repossession Scenario Vedder Price 7/6/2013
American Airlines Relieved from Paying Make-Whole Premiums Under Plain Reading of Indentures Vedder Price 7/5/2013
Judge Posner Suggests Some Renewable Portfolio Standards are Unconstitutional Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 7/5/2013
Amended Renewable Energy Plan Yields Rate Reductions Varnum LLP 7/4/2013
European Union (EU) Carbon Trading System Wins Parliament's Support Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/4/2013
Compliance with the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/3/2013
Have A Green Fourth of July Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/3/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of July 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/3/2013
King County, Washington Enacts Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/2/2013
US Supreme Court Sides with Private Property Owner on Regulatory Taking Claim Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/2/2013
It’s Not Easy Being Green Re: Unions and Environmental Concerns Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/2/2013
Practical Effect of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Decision: Non-Jurisdictionals May Opt Out of Regional Transmission Planning Processes Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 7/2/2013
Court Rules on Cost Allocation for Transmission Upgrades Varnum LLP 7/1/2013
Why Congress Won't Take Action on Climate Change MapLight 7/1/2013
Give a Value to Stable Energy Fuel and Disposal Costs Varnum LLP 6/30/2013
Fifth Circuit Holds that Dallas Taxicab Rule is Not Preempted by the Clean Air Act Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/30/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Approves Proposal of Haze Reduction Progress Report Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/30/2013
President’s Carbon Reduction Initiative to Impact Michigan Varnum LLP 6/29/2013
No Implied Duty to Develop Particular Strata in Pennsylvania (e.g. Marcellus Shale) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/29/2013
Texas Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Clean Air Act Preemption Decision Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/29/2013
Mind Versus Body: Does “Bodily Injury” Encompass Purely Emotional or Mental Harm? Dickinson Wright PLLC 6/29/2013
Time Warner Avoids Nexstar’s Broadcasting Retransmission Injunction McDermott Will & Emery 6/29/2013
Financial Innovation for Clean Energy Deployment: Congress Considers Expanding Master Limited Partnerships for Clean Energy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/29/2013
2013 Texas Environmental Legislation Summary Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/29/2013
President Obama Outlines Approach for Addressing Climate Change Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 6/29/2013
Update on the 83rd Texas Legislature Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/28/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Oklahoma In Dispute with Texas Water District Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/28/2013
No Free Lunch: Navigating the Legal World of Unpaid Internships Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/28/2013
Abuse of Discretion for District Court to Deny Permanent Injunction in Patent Litigation Case McDermott Will & Emery 6/28/2013
Recent Federal and International Developments Good for California Cap and Trade Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/28/2013
Supreme Court Decision Limits Ability of Government Agencies to Impose 'Extortionate' Permit Conditions on Landowners Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/27/2013
House Defeats Farm Bill, Senate Advances Modest Energy Legislation – Weekly Energy and Environmental Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/27/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Limits Governmental Power to Impose Conditions on New Development Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 6/27/2013
Obama's Climate Plan Provides Timeline to Reduce Carbon Emissions at New and Existing Power Plants McDermott Will & Emery 6/27/2013
Key Texas Environmental Legislation Highlights Andrews Kurth 6/27/2013
Clean Air Act Insurance Defense Coverage Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/26/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Extends Deadline to Implement Revised Bulk Electric System Definition by One Year Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 6/26/2013
New Jersey Senate Passes Open-Space Preservation Amendment Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/26/2013
Supreme Court Further Opens the Door to Wetlands Taking Claims Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/26/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Backs Landowner in Major Takings Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/26/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Major Win To Landowners Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/26/2013
Legislature Passes Automatic Variance Bill for Sandy Rebuilding Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/26/2013
Italy: Government Extends Scope of Application of "Robin Hood Tax" McDermott Will & Emery 6/25/2013
California Bill Aims To Promote Green Energy Investment Scams Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 6/25/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of June 24, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/25/2013
Energy Disclosures for Non-Residential Buildings Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/25/2013
Is Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Through the Clean Air Act Becoming “Too Big to Fail”? Schiff Hardin LLP 6/25/2013
New Energy Non Governmental Organizations to Promote Understanding of Advanced Energy for Michigan Varnum LLP 6/24/2013
EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/24/2013
Conservatives and Democrats Team Up in the House to Kill the Farm Bill MapLight 6/23/2013
Settlement with Ash Grove Cement Company to Reduce Thousands of Tons of Air Emissions U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/23/2013
Remediation Deadline Leads To Surge In Access Requests Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/22/2013
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Capacity Quickly Expands When States Provide the Right Incentives Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/21/2013
Failure To Separately Notice Consideration Of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Document Violates Brown Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/21/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Agenda for July 9 Reliability Technical Conference Schiff Hardin LLP 6/21/2013
Four Wheel Fashion Re: Lifestyle Branding & Trademark Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/21/2013
Supreme Court Continues To Expand Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Preemption Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/21/2013
Who is a Government Lawyer's Client -- California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) General Counsel Lindh Has a Say Armstrong Teasdale 6/20/2013
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Releases New Base Flood Elevation Maps Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/20/2013
Interior Department Report Exposes Flaws in Federal Coal Leasing Program McDermott Will & Emery 6/20/2013
New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Next Week McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/20/2013
Surprise – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Misses Another Deadline for Issuing Draft Stormwater Regulations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) To Hold Technical Conference on Centralized Capacity Markets in Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) Schiff Hardin LLP 6/20/2013
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Provides Guidance on Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule Andrews Kurth 6/20/2013
Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) Set to be Enforced in the UK McDermott Will & Emery 6/20/2013
Bright Lights Not a Significant Impact; Lack of Parking May Be Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/19/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of June 17, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/18/2013
Offshore Team Sails to Cleveland Varnum LLP 6/18/2013
Investor Challenges Ahead for Junior/Mid-Cap Oil & Gas Companies Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/18/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Report Details How Development Can Impact Public Health, Environment U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/18/2013
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to Reform its Return on Equity (ROE) Methodology Schiff Hardin LLP 6/18/2013
EU Regulation on Wholesale Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) Set to be Enforced in the UK McDermott Will & Emery 6/18/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Unveils Emergency Regulation to Address Oversupply of Solar Applications McDermott Will & Emery 6/17/2013
Michigan’s Inaugural Wolf Hunt Debuts in November Varnum LLP 6/17/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order Appears to Weaken Mobile-Sierra Protection for Contract and Tariff Provisions Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/17/2013
Recent Anti-Pollution Activism In China Underscores Importance of Community Relations Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 6/17/2013
California Passes Only a Fraction of Its Fracking Bills MapLight 6/16/2013
In Upholding Midwestern Independent System Operator (MISO) Tariff, Seventh Circuit Declares In-State Renewable Preference Unconstitutional McDermott Will & Emery 6/16/2013
Working Together to Improve Mine Emergency Response U.S. Department of Labor 6/16/2013
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Issues New FAQs on Conflict Minerals Rules McDermott Will & Emery 6/15/2013
European Union State Aid Investigation into German Renewable Energy Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/15/2013
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Maps Rollout Delayed: Release Scheduled For End Of June 2013 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/14/2013
California Updates Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/14/2013
Five Michigan Ethanol Plants Level Off Production as Ethanol Industry Looks to Recover Varnum LLP 6/13/2013
The Farm Bill Moves Through the Senate – Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/13/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Issues New Final Greenhouse Gas Clean Air Act Permit Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/13/2013
State Court Upholds Validity of Landmark Water Transfer Agreement Providing Some Certainty to California's Water Supply Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 6/13/2013
Maturing Shale Plays Help Usher in Recent Increase in Upstream Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/13/2013
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Not Needed Before Starting Eminent Domain Proceeding Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/12/2013
Regulating Fracking: Zoning and States’ Interests Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/12/2013
Energy and Environment Weekly Update - Week of June 10, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/12/2013
Senators Voting on Farm Bill Receive More Than Twice as Much Money From Supporting Interests MapLight 6/12/2013
Michigan Supreme Court Rules No Dock Access Easement Varnum LLP 6/12/2013
European Union State Aid Investigation into German Renewable Energy Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/12/2013
Dewonkify – Inside the Beltway Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/12/2013
New DTE Electric Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for Wind Energy Varnum LLP 6/11/2013
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) Energy Fair Report Varnum LLP 6/11/2013
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Continues to Expand the Scope of Iranian Sanctions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/11/2013
Days of Wine and Roses - Wine at Farmers Markets Varnum LLP 6/10/2013
Farm Bill Moves Forward But Remains in Doubt Varnum LLP 6/10/2013
Senate Approves Caps on Crop Insurance for Wealthy Farmers MapLight 6/10/2013
Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Passed by the House — Bill Would Circumvent Environmental Review, Presidential Permit MapLight 6/9/2013
Italy: Euro 6.7 billion Cap for Photovoltaic Incentives Reached McDermott Will & Emery 6/9/2013
Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Good Faith Presumption in Limited Partnership Agreement Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/8/2013
SEC Issues FAQs on Conflict Minerals and Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/8/2013
Nuclear Plant Off-Line Again in Michigan Varnum LLP 6/7/2013
Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Patent Case Concerning Roundup Ready Soy Beans Varnum LLP 6/7/2013
Project Finance and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service – Request for Comments Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/7/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Issues Data Requests to All Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) 6/6/2013
Misuse of Keyhole Lot as Marina: A Dispute Between Riparians and Backlot Owners in Michigan Varnum LLP 6/6/2013
California’s Future Uncertain as U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Postpones Oil and Gas Lease Auctions Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 6/6/2013
Genie in a Bottle? Filling the Budget Gap by Expanding Massachusetts’s Bottle Redemption Law McDermott Will & Emery 6/5/2013
Bridge to Prosperity: New Bridge Between U.S. and Canada Approved Varnum LLP 6/5/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update for the Week of June 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Farm Bill Amendments, Presidential Nominees, and the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Michigan's Energy Forum Update Varnum LLP 6/4/2013
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Rules Schiff Hardin LLP 6/4/2013
Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/4/2013
Appellate Court Upholds New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Decision to Remove Park From ROSI Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/3/2013
Tesoro to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/3/2013
Despite High-Profile Collapses, More Than 10% of the Nation’s Bridges Remain Structurally Deficient Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 6/3/2013
2013 Hurricane Season: Active Storms Ahead Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 6/2/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 6/2/2013
Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Katrina Global Warming Suit Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/1/2013
Citizens Petition EPA for Review of Clean Air Act (CAA) Emissions Factors Beveridge & Diamond PC 6/1/2013
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies McDermott Will & Emery 6/1/2013
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TCEQ) Approves Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Failure to Attain Fee Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/31/2013
Natural Gas, Keystone XL, and Administrative Nominations – Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/31/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Sets Sights on Solar Flare Defense Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/30/2013
How Monsanto Applies to Nonagricultural Biotechnology Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/30/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - Week of May 28, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/29/2013
Maryland Establishes New Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/29/2013
Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Private Letter Rulings Issued in 2013 – A Busy Start to the Year! Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/29/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves in Part PJM’s Proposed Changes to the Minimum Offer Price Rule Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/29/2013
United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing at Louisiana Facility U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/27/2013
Massachusetts to Issue AA+ $100m of Green Bonds on June 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/27/2013
EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/27/2013
Michigan Business Connect - We Are All in this Together Varnum LLP 5/27/2013
Bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Bill, Chemical Safety Improvement Act, Introduced in Senate Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/26/2013
After Oklahoma, the Tragedy and Science of Tornadoes Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 5/26/2013
Sugar Amendment Rejected: Extension of Sugar Program Remains in Farm Bill MapLight 5/26/2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Announces $7 Million to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 5/25/2013
Proposed North Carolina Bill Would Limit Zoning Regulation of Manufactured Homes Poyner Spruill LLP 5/25/2013
Watt's New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - May 2013 Varnum LLP 5/25/2013
Genetically Engineered Crop Prevails Again in Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/25/2013
What is the Rental Rate for a Cell Tower Lease? Varnum LLP 5/24/2013
Regulation of Aviation Operations Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 5/24/2013
Department of Energy Approves Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Authorization for Freeport LNG – A Win for LNG Exports? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/24/2013
Conflict Minerals Update: The Courts, Congress, Canada and EU Consultations Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/24/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Creditability of UK Windfall Tax McDermott Will & Emery 5/24/2013
Signing A Deed Of Dedication And Perpetual Storm Damage Reduction Easement. Is It Right For You? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/23/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Issues New Analysis of Carbon Tax Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 5/23/2013
Huron County, Michigan Seeks Clarification on Taxes Varnum LLP 5/23/2013
Environmental Protection Agency Takes Steps to Approve New Types of Renewable Fuels Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/23/2013
EPA Declines to Create New Air Pollution Control Program for Coal Mines – For Now. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/22/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update Week of May 20, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/22/2013
The Stockton Saga Continues: Untouchable Pensions on the Chopping Block? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/22/2013
Commercial and Residential Developers, Builders and Landlords Face New Storm Water Regulations Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 5/22/2013
Super Storm Sandy Environmental Law Update Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/20/2013
Another Active Hurricane Season Expected in 2013 Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 5/20/2013
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies 5/19/2013
Florida Adopts Legislation on Public Private Partnerships Expanding Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/18/2013
Changes in ISO New England Inc.'s (ISO-NE) Day-Ahead Energy Market Schedule To Take Effect Next Week 5/18/2013
Graphene Technology Increases Anode Capacity for Lithium-Ion Batteries Varnum LLP 5/18/2013
Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act Back from the Dead Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/18/2013
New Jersey Court Clips Highlands Council’s Wings, Upholds Exemption Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/18/2013
The Department of Energy Establishes Uniform Protocols for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/18/2013
Prevailing Wages: Beware of Fee Waivers Even When They are Not Waived Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 5/18/2013
Gaines Gentry v. Mandujano: "Grooming" Horse Farm Employers for Increased Liability? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/17/2013
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Proposes to Establish New Air-to-Ground Mobile Broadband Service for Airline Travelers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/17/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Issues Guidance Document for May, 2014 Remediation Deadline Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/17/2013
Shippers Rolling the Dice to Gain Oil Pipeline Capacity Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/17/2013
Base-Erosion and Profit-Shifting – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Report McDermott Will & Emery 5/16/2013
Georgia Federal Court Seeks Guidance from the Georgia Supreme Court on the Application of the "Filed Rate Doctrine" to Rate Filings Made Pursuant to a "File and Use" Regulatory Scheme Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/16/2013
Auto Insurer Trade Groups Applaud the Introduction of the "Parts Act" as a Step Towards Greater Competition in the Collision Parts Replacement Industry and Reduced Insurer Costs Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/16/2013
Supreme Court Sides with Monsanto on Issue of Patent Protection for Genetically Modified Seeds; Ruling Is a Major Victory for the Biotechnology Industry Vedder Price 5/16/2013
One Step Forward, One Step Back – NY Moves Forward on Its Environmental Self-Audit Policy as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Looks to Retreat Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/15/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update May 13, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/15/2013
Is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Setting Its Sights on Hydraulic Fracturing Compounds? Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/15/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Establishes June 30 Deadline for Oil and Natural Gas Companies’ Submittal of Requests for Alternative Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Methods Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/14/2013
Courts to Rule on Wind Issues Varnum LLP 5/13/2013
Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Efforts in Communities Across the Nation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/12/2013
D.C. Circuit Affirms Federal Energy Regulatory Committee Returns on Equity Policy But Reverses For Failure to Apply Administrative Procedure Act Official Notice Rule Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/12/2013
Ecuador Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
Michigan Public Roads and Lake Access Varnum LLP 5/11/2013
Peru Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
Brazil Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/11/2013
The War On Property Owners Refusal To Execute Easements For Sand Dunes Are Heating Up Down The Shore Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/10/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Renews Michigan State University Biofuels Funding Varnum LLP 5/10/2013
A First for Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND): Federal Court in Microsoft v. Motorola Sets FRAND Royalty Rates for Standard Essential Patents McDermott Will & Emery 5/10/2013
The Legal Challenge to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regulations Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/10/2013
Costa Rica Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/10/2013
Mexico Legal Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/10/2013
China Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/9/2013
Bureau of Land Management Finalizes Segregation Rule for Wind and Solar Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery 5/9/2013
Replication without Human Intervention: Lessons from Monsanto v. Bowman Vedder Price 5/9/2013
Chile Highlights (Volume I 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/8/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update May 6, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/8/2013
Massachusetts Net Metering Projects Face Suboptimal Interconnection Designs McDermott Will & Emery 5/8/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff Issues Report on Bonneville Power Administration's Reliability Standards Audit Schiff Hardin LLP 5/8/2013
Environmental Groups Petition for Sweeping New Pipeline Rules for Diluted Bitumen Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/8/2013
Death and Taxes – Certainties and Uncertainties of the Commercial Rent Tax von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/8/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff Issues Report on Bonneville Power Administration’s Reliability Standards Audit Schiff Hardin LLP 5/7/2013
Energy Innovation with Nanoparticles Varnum LLP 5/7/2013
Food Defense Strategy Exchange Varnum LLP 5/6/2013
The Impacts of New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vapor Intrusion Guidance Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/6/2013
Emergency Coastal Regulations Issued by NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/6/2013
Community Solar Success in Michigan Varnum LLP 5/5/2013
Fifth Circuit Flushes Away Pro Se Plaintiff’s Claims Against Oil Giants for Intellectual Property Theft and Infringement of a “Giant Plunger” McDermott Will & Emery 5/5/2013
China Law Update - Week of May 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/5/2013
Vapor Intrusion Regulation and Environmental Remediation Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/4/2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Bans: New York Appellate Court Affirms Zoning Bans at the Local Level Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 5/4/2013
Texas Federal Court Dismisses Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Contribution Claimed Based on Alleged “Re-Contamination” of Former Superfund Site Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/4/2013
New York Appellate Court Affirms Broad Right of Local Governments To Use Zoning to Ban Gas Drilling Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/4/2013
Annual Meeting of Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council Varnum LLP 5/3/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Environmental Protection Agency Reach Agreement re Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permitting Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/3/2013
The Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUCHA), Chenery & The Run For The Roses Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 5/3/2013
Texas is Among States Filing Petition for Cert with U.S. Supreme Court on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/3/2013
California Commercial Building Owners Must Comply With New Energy Use Disclosure Rules Commencing July 1, 2013 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/2/2013
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program Rebate Grants Available Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/2/2013
Hookah Lounge Has Serious Cable Problems, and Dish Network Will Pay for It Varnum LLP 5/2/2013
Can California Cap and Trade if Brussels Stumbles? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/2/2013
Environmental Groups Request Probe Into Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction and Maintenance Events Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Texas State Implementation Plan Update Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Hear Regulatory Takings Case Against State of Texas Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Supreme Court Invites Solicitor General to File Brief Expressing United States Views on Texas-New Mexico Water Dispute Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates EPA “Veto” Over Corps’ Mining-Related Permit Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/1/2013
New Hydraulic Fracturing Water Recycling Rules Published in Texas Register Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/1/2013
Conflicting Developments on Timing of New Food Safety Rules Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/30/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Misses Deadline on Setting Greenhouse Gas Limits Varnum LLP 4/30/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update April 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/30/2013
Michigan Energy Forums Concluded Varnum LLP 4/29/2013
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013 Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/29/2013
Green Construction Risks and Rewards Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/29/2013
Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Announces New Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source (ELGs) for Power Plants Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/29/2013
Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Updates Notice Determining When Construction Begins for Purposes of the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 4/28/2013
Wind Buoy Goes Back into Lake Michigan Varnum LLP 4/28/2013
Natural Gas Companies Settle Antitrust Suit Stemming from Joint Bidding McDermott Will & Emery 4/28/2013
Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Go Into Effect for Owners of Nonresidential California Buildings Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/27/2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Maintains Presumption that Oil and Gas are Not “Minerals” Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/27/2013
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy News Varnum LLP 4/27/2013
Certain Residential Developments Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Review: Greenhouse Gas Emission Issues Do Not Constitute New Information Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 4/27/2013
Bipartisan Group of Legislators Reintroduces Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act McDermott Will & Emery 4/26/2013
Expanding Market for Technologies to Clean Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/26/2013
Investment in Clean Energy Dips in First Quarter of 2013 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/26/2013
D.C. Court Upholds EPA Authority to Retroactively Veto Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 Permits Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/26/2013
Exporting Pure Michigan: Time for Michigan’s Energy Supply Chain to Look Abroad Varnum LLP 4/25/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposes to Approve Overhaul of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Cybersecurity Standards Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/25/2013
Pennsylvania Court Allows “Every Exposure” Testimony When Combined With Other Evidence Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
Update - Comment Deadline Extended for EPA Proposal to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions in 36 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/25/2013
Pennsylvania Court Holds Application of Biosolids To Be Protected Farming Activity Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
The Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Reaffirms Lack Of Coverage For An Insured's Defective Work Or Products von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/25/2013
New Hampshire Jury Awards State $236M in methyl tert-butyl (MTBE) Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/25/2013
California Court Denies Award for Damages Down to Background Levels and Soil/Groundwater Contamination Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
IRS Issues “Begin Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Tax Credits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/24/2013
D.C. Court Denies Class Certification in Drinking Water Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Proposes to Adopt Version 5 of NERC’s Cyber Security Standards and Takes Other Reliability-Related Actions Schiff Hardin LLP 4/24/2013
Federal Court Certifies Class on Liability Claims Despite Differences Among Class Members on Exposure, Damages Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
IRS Issues Notice to Determine When Construction Begins for Purposes of Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 4/24/2013
Important D.C. Circuit Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ruling Affirms Agencies’ Obligation To Provide Substantive, Appealable Determinations Promptly in Response to FOIA Requests Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Supreme Court Shoots Down Stipulated Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) Caps Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Utah Federal Court Rejects “Every Exposure” Theory Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update April 22, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/24/2013
A Reminder About Pollution Legal Liability Coverage Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/24/2013
Simon Sinek Addresses RIMS 2013 with Lessons on Neuroscience and Leadership Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/24/2013
No Relief Under Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) Section 473 For Missed Filing Deadline In California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Challenge Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/23/2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Announces the Expansion of its Centers of Excellence and Expertise Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/23/2013
Marks & Clerk Releases Life Sciences 2013 Report Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 4/23/2013
Know Your Rights When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Comes Knocking Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/23/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Commemorates Earth Day, Continues Conversation on Climate Change U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/22/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes a $975,000 Civil Penalty against Entergy for 27 Violations of Reliability Standard Schiff Hardin LLP 4/22/2013
Upcoming Webinar: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Case Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/22/2013
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Determines When "Construction Begins" for Purposes of Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit McDermott Will & Emery 4/22/2013
Three Boston-area Businesses Recognized by EPA for Green Power Purchases U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/21/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of April 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/21/2013
IRS Releases “Start Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Facilities Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/19/2013
Technical Conference on Changes to the Company Registration Process Schiff Hardin LLP 4/18/2013
Illinois to Act on Fracing - Or Not McDermott Will & Emery 4/18/2013
Nomination Hearings and the President’s FY2014 Environment and Energy Budget Proposal Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Waiver Rule Court Decision Appealed Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/18/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - Week of April 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
State and Commerce Publish Final Rules Defining “Specially Designed” Military End-Items and Creating a New Category XIX Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/18/2013
IRS Provides Guidelines as to Beginning of Construction for Purposes of the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit and Energy Investment Tax Credit Andrews Kurth 4/18/2013
“Safe Chemicals Act,” First Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform Bill of 113th Congress, Reintroduced Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/17/2013
Utility Pole Not A Point Source Under The Clean Water Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/17/2013
Missouri Court Applies “All Sums” Allocation to Long-Tail Environmental Coverage Dispute Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 4/17/2013
Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 Mirrors Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Proposals, Would Greatly Expand FDA Authority Over Cosmetics Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/17/2013
Carbon Claustrophobia - Significant Changes Coming to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's Cap and Trade Program Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/17/2013
Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Grants No-Action Relief for End Users from Swap Reporting Requirements Schiff Hardin LLP 4/16/2013
Fourth Circuit Decides Key Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA") Allocation and Liability Case Schiff Hardin LLP 4/16/2013
Renewable Energy Alert - IRS Releases 2013 Annual Inflation Factor and Reference Prices For Section 45 Production Tax Credits Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/16/2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Invites Applications for Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
IRS Increases Value of Production Tax Credit for Wind, Geothermal, Closed-Loop Biomass Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
Munich Re: Scientifically Proving Climate Change Affects Thunderstorm Losses Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/15/2013
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Grants No-Action Relief for End Users from Swap Reporting Requirements Schiff Hardin LLP 4/15/2013
Wisconsin's New Wetlands Law Creates Significant Demand for New Wetland Mitigation Banks Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/15/2013
President's 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/14/2013
New Jersey Supreme Court Bars Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) From Warrantless Residential Inspections Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/13/2013
EPA Proposes Changes to Storage Tank Provisions of 2012 NSPS for Oil & Natural Gas Sector Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/12/2013
Proposed Revisions to Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) Rules Are Out for Public Hearing and Comment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/12/2013
President’s 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/12/2013
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Launches Solar Clearinghouse Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/11/2013
Annual Battery Show Set for September Re: Advanced Energy Storage Varnum LLP 4/11/2013
In Time of Austerity, President’s 2014 Budget Prioritizes Clean Energy Funding Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/10/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update April 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/9/2013
Ninth Circuit Holds that In-Use Utility Poles Not Subject to the Clean Water Act or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Schiff Hardin LLP 4/9/2013
Renewing Our Commitment to Promote Safe Mines U.S. Department of Labor 4/9/2013
Electric Vehicles Plans in China for GM Varnum LLP 4/8/2013
Upcoming Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Meetings and Events Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/8/2013
EPA Announces Chemicals for Risk Assessment in 2013, Focus on Widely Used Flame Retardants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/8/2013
Michigan Computer Company Owner Sentenced for International Environmental, Counterfeiting Crimes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/8/2013
U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Issues Two Final Orders on Dodd-Frank Exemptions Schiff Hardin LLP 4/8/2013
RIN Prosecutions: Where Fraud Meets Environmental Protection . . . Once Again Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/7/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Voids Certificates Approving Import of Over 70,000 Small Recreational Vehicles U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4/7/2013
Is EPA Playing Chicken With Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Standards? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/7/2013
Cobasys LLC of Orion of Michigan Absorbed into New Subsidiary Varnum LLP 4/6/2013
Don’t Photograph the Machines! Re: Trade Secrets Misappropriation Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 4/6/2013
Maryland High Court Slashes Billion-Dollar Jury Award and Clarifies Toxic Tort Standards Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/6/2013
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Proposes Partially Delisting Texas City from Air Pollutant Watch List Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/6/2013
Predictions of Single-Issue Energy Legislation, Hydraulic Fracturing, and American Energy Independence Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/6/2013
Increased Federal Criminal Enforcement Against Oil and Gas Fracking Companies Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/6/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Imposes a $975,000 Civil Penalty against Entergy for 27 Violations of Reliability Standard Schiff Hardin LLP 4/6/2013
Energy Master Plan – New Legislation Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/5/2013
EPA Proposes to Require 36 States to Revise Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Provisions in State Implementation Plans Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
FTC Voids Confidentiality and Non-Compete Provisions in Non-Reportable Transaction and Requires Notification of All Future Transactions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/5/2013
IRS Increases Amount Wind and Renewables Receive Via Production Tax Credit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/5/2013
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“MassDEP”) Proposes Site Cleanup Program Regulatory Changes under Regulatory Reform Initiative Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
EPA Argues Lack of Authority to Promulgate Texas Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/5/2013
NV Energy Proposes Legislation to Close Coal Plants, Invest in Renewables and Natural Gas Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/4/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Draft Water Quality Trading “How-To” Manual and Guidance Are Open for Public Comment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/4/2013
Eagle Ford Shale Task Force Report Released by Texas Railroad Commission Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/4/2013
Ford Increases Electric Vehicle Dealers and Pushes Sales Varnum LLP 4/4/2013
EPA Announces Plans to Develop New Regulations to Address Healthcare Facilities' Generation and Disposal of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/4/2013
Texas Landowners Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review of Texas Supreme Court Takings Claim Decision Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/4/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update for the Week of April 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/4/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Clean Water Act (CWA) Logging Roads Exemption, Endorses Citizen Suit Enforcement of Ambiguous Agency Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/4/2013
Ruling in Endangered Species Act Whooping Crane Lawsuit Stayed by Fifth Circuit Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
Department of Energy (DOE) Issues Guide For Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Land McDermott Will & Emery 4/3/2013
Federal Government Releases Guidance to Streamline National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Reviews Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
EPA Likely to Delay Issuance of Final Greenhouse Gas Rules for Power Plants Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
Pipelines for New Energy Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4/3/2013
Owner of Electronics Export Company Receives a 30-Month Prison Sentence Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/3/2013
Comcast v. Behrend’s Impact Already Being Felt: Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Whirlpool v. Glazer for Reconsideration Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/3/2013
Fiscal Cliff Legislation Can Help Your Tribe Obtain Energy Independence Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/2/2013
New EPA Guidance on Tenants' CERCLA Liability for Leasing Contaminated Properties Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/2/2013
Energy & Environmental Law Update - April 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2013
Sports Car with Detroit Name (again) Re: Electric Vehicles in Michigan Varnum LLP 4/1/2013
Upcoming Deadlines – Dodd-Frank Reporting and Recordkeeping Schiff Hardin LLP 3/30/2013
Major Decision on 2006 Michigan Cable Law Varnum LLP 3/29/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Punts on Closely Watched Request to Order a Shale Oil Pipeline Interconnection Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/29/2013
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) May Proceed with an Enforcement Action against DTE Energy Schiff Hardin LLP 3/29/2013
Sixth Circuit Opens the Door to Greater EPA Involvement in Modifications to Existing Emissions Sources Varnum LLP 3/29/2013
Massachusetts Public-Private Partnerships: Time to Prime the Pump McDermott Will & Emery 3/29/2013
Mintz Levin’s London-based IP Practice Group Identifies the UK’s ‘Patent Box’ as a Boon for Clean Technology Clients Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
First-of-its-Kind Legislation Known As the Maritime Amendment Act (No. 1), 2013 Passes Vedder Price 3/28/2013
Congressional Representative Signals Willingness to Facilitate Telehealth Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
U.S. Supreme Court: No Permits Required for Channeled Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/26/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 25, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2013
New Grant in Michigan for Efforts to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Varnum LLP 3/26/2013
Massachusetts High Court Limits the Scope of Article 97 Re: Redevelopment of Public Land Taken for Urban Renewal Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/26/2013
FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Reliability Standard, Issues a NOPR to Clarify ATC Calculation, and Remands Two Interpretations of NERC’s Cyber Security Reliability Standards Schiff Hardin LLP 3/26/2013
Stormwater’s Day in the Sun Re: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on Clean Water Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/26/2013
NERC Submits Compliance Filing and Report on the Compliance Enforcement Initiative and Proposed Enhancements to the Find, Fix, Track and Report Program Schiff Hardin LLP 3/26/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Uses New Recall Power for First Time Varnum LLP 3/25/2013
Fee Relief: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Agrees to No Longer Assess Annual Charges to Projects Subject to Power Site Reservations Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/25/2013
Wildfire Lessons from Waldo Canyon Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 3/25/2013
Solar Storms — A Real Risk for Insurers Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 3/25/2013
Iowa Considers Feed-In Tariff for Wind McDermott Will & Emery 3/24/2013
Federal Court Rejects "Core Operations" Theory of Scienter in Battery Manufacturer Fraud Case Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/24/2013
New EPA Report: Initial Data Shows Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 3/23/2013
Federal Court Rules Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Does Not Have Authority to Fine Trader for Manipulation of Futures Contracts Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/23/2013
Supreme Court Reaffirms EPA’s Right to Define Scope of its Own Regulations in Clean Water Act Decision Schiff Hardin LLP 3/23/2013
Interior, Energy, & Environmental Protection Agency Nominee Status Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/22/2013
New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waiver Rule Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/22/2013
Coal Plants Sued for Pollution Exceedances Varnum LLP 3/21/2013
Recent Minnesota Supreme Court Case May Limit Additional Insured’s Rights and Indemnity Obligations in Construction Contracts Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/20/2013
Suntech Closing Goodyear Solar Plant; Blames U.S. Solar Tariff Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/19/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Lacks Authority Over Commodity Futures Contracts Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/19/2013
Congress Considers Increasing Incentives for Commercial and Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/19/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 18, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/19/2013
Western Electricity Coordinating Council (“WECC”) Files Petition to Reorganize and Maintain 215 Funding for Reliability Coordination Schiff Hardin LLP 3/19/2013
EPA & Florida Reach Agreement on Disputed Nutrient Standards for Florida’s Waterways Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/19/2013
International Travel from United Kingdom Subject to Air Passenger Duty Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/19/2013
Legislation Benefiting Property Excluded From Wastewater Service Areas Set To Expire January 2014 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/18/2013
DC Circuit: FERC Lacked Jurisdiction to Fine Amaranth Trader Hunter $30 Million CFTC Has Exclusive Jurisdiction over Natural Gas Futures Contracts Schiff Hardin LLP 3/18/2013
New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Draft Guidance Issued on PM2.5 Modeling Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/18/2013
Good Neighbor Fund Payments Made in Michigan Varnum LLP 3/16/2013
Highlights of Michigan Public Service Commission Annual Report Varnum LLP 3/16/2013
State Department Announces $6 Billion for Geothermal in Southeast Asia Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/16/2013
New Law Delays the Effective Date of the New Wisconsin Electrical License Statute von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/15/2013
Michigan Lithium Ion Battery to Power Electric Boat Varnum LLP 3/15/2013
Two Polar Bear Decisions in Two Weeks: Their significance for Climate Change, Endangered Species and Project Development Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 3/14/2013
Michigan Senator Reid Re-Introduces Previous Senate Farm Bill Varnum LLP 3/14/2013
Michigan Tax Incentives Extended for Battery Maker Varnum LLP 3/13/2013
What Is a "Vessel"? Re: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision Vedder Price 3/13/2013
Farm Leaders Make Case for Crop Insurance Varnum LLP 3/13/2013
California Energy Commission Sets Schedule for Non-Residential Building Energy Use Disclosures Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/13/2013
French Court Ruling Calls into Question One-sided Jurisdiction Clauses Vedder Price 3/13/2013
Buyer Beware: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Stymies Wayzata Investment Fund’s Power Plant Acquisition Plans 3/12/2013
Bill to Fix National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Duplication Introduced in Senate Varnum LLP 3/12/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Extends Deadline for Order No. 1000 Interregional Compliance Filings Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/11/2013
Preparing for Seasonal Agricultural Labor Varnum LLP 3/11/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Weighs in on 2014 Remediation Deadlines Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/11/2013
Exclusive License Not Required for Standing to Claim Misappropriation of a Trade Secret Involving Subway Car Brakes McDermott Will & Emery 3/11/2013
Michigan Tax Changes Will Benefit Farmers in 2013 Varnum LLP 3/11/2013
Can Your Employee Sue You? New Decision from 5th Court of Appeals Continues the Confusion as to Who Is a Jones Act Seaman Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/11/2013
D.C. Circuit Affirms Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Application of the Mobile-Sierra Doctrine 3/11/2013
Auto Repair Trade Association Requests That Department of Justice (DOJ) Investigate the Use of Most Favored Nation Clauses By Auto Insurers Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/11/2013
Judicial Scrutiny, Proposed Settlements and Avoiding Settlement Rejections Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 3/10/2013
What’s a Cell Tower Lease Worth? Varnum LLP 3/10/2013
Tentative Port Labor Deal Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/10/2013
In-FUR-mation Update: New Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Enforcement Policy for Retailers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/10/2013
President Obama to Nominate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and Energy Secretary Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/10/2013
Container Barges in Charleston Harbor to Relieve Truck Traffic on I-526? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/10/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Draft Guidance on Pollutant (TMDL/WPDES) Permit; Implementation Is Open for Public Comment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/10/2013
Gina McCarthy Nominated To Be U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/10/2013
Michigan's State Agricultural Leaders Praise Gov. Snyder’s 2014 Budget Varnum LLP 3/10/2013
Enforcement and Reporting Updates for Pipeline Operators Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/10/2013
Preliminary Answers from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Viability of the PM 2.5 (Air Quality Analysis) Significant Impact Level Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/9/2013
International Trade Actions Complicate Global Market For Renewable Energy Businesses, Particularly Solar Sector McDermott Will & Emery 3/9/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions in 36 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/9/2013
New Supreme Court Maritime Law Case on Vessel Status Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/9/2013
Titanic Intellectual Property Lawsuit Launched to Sink Competing Enterprise Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/9/2013
GH&C’s Paul Schneider Prevails Before New Jersey Supreme Court Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/8/2013
Will the United States take Action on Climate Change? Varnum LLP 3/8/2013
Revised United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) Guidance on Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Protection for Tenants Schiff Hardin LLP 3/8/2013
Chinese Auto Parts Maker Buys A123 Systems Varnum LLP 3/7/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/6/2013
Georgia Rivers are "Navigable" Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/6/2013
Inspector General Requests Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Collect More Data on Air Emissions from Natural Gas and Oil Production Sector Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/6/2013
Understanding the Impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Varnum LLP 3/5/2013
Midland Michigan Plant Lays off Battery Workers Varnum LLP 3/5/2013
The Bottom Is Out: Insurance and Your First Floor Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/5/2013
Tell Me More: New Landlord Disclosure Requirements in 2013 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/5/2013
How Does the Sequester Affect Energy Programs? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/5/2013
Disappearing Florida: The Risks of Sinkholes in the Sunshine State Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 3/5/2013
World Trade Organization Rules Against Ontario’s “Buy Local” Program Varnum LLP 3/5/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection "NJDEP" Weighs in on 2014 Remediation Deadlines Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/4/2013
Acts of Direct Infringement Not Required to Establish Case and Controversy of Indirect Infringement McDermott Will & Emery 3/4/2013
Modifying No Further Action Letters Under the New Jersey Privatized Site Remediation Program Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/3/2013
GE Takes Over Top Spot in Ranking of World's Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturers Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/3/2013
Ten Thousand Wind Turbine Component Repairs Varnum LLP 3/2/2013
European Commission Announcement Concerning European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Regulatory Technical Standards Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/2/2013
FTC Guidelines for Mobile Applications: New Standards for Transparency and Notification Dictate Responsibilities for All Parties Involved Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/1/2013
U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects Petitions for Review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Decision on Mobile-Sierra Applicability to Forward Capacity Auction Rates Schiff Hardin LLP 3/1/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 24, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/28/2013
China Law Update - February 26, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/28/2013
In Oral Arguments during Bowman v. Monsanto the Supreme Court Struggles with Exhaustion Doctrine for Patented Seeds Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 2/27/2013
Comverge Asserts Infringement of Patents Disclosing Power Management/Energy Load Devices and Methods against Entek Systems, a Company Operated by Inventors of Some of the Patents Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/27/2013
Fourth Circuit Refuses to Pierce the Corporate Veil in Oil Spill Case Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/27/2013
Final Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Regulations Impact Foreign Oil and Gas Traders Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/27/2013
Rodney Hailey Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Selling $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits / Owner of “Clean Green Fuel” falsely claimed his company produced 23 million gallons of renewable fuel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/25/2013
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Launches Regional Energy Efficiency Database Schiff Hardin LLP 2/24/2013
The Cybersecurity Executive Order’s Effect on the Electric Industry Schiff Hardin LLP 2/23/2013
CAISO and PacifiCorp Move Towards Western Imbalance Market 2/23/2013
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Mark Sylvia Speaks Regarding Commonwealth’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Schiff Hardin LLP 2/23/2013
Carnival Cruise Lines: What They Should Have Done Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2/23/2013
The State House Commission’s 60th Anniversary May Be Dampened By New Proposed New Jersey Legislation Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/22/2013
Supreme Court Hears “Replicant Soy Bean” Appeal Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/22/2013
Electricity Resource Adequacy — Texas Initiatives and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Concerns Schiff Hardin LLP 2/22/2013
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Insurance Office (FIO): Points of Focus for House Financial Services Committee Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2/22/2013
D.C. Circuit Upholds Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Ruling to Apply Mobile-Sierra Doctrine to Forward Capacity Auction (FCA) Rates Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/22/2013
Energy Plant for Longwood Medical Center Gets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Award U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/21/2013
Recent Developments in PM2.5, SO2 and CSAPR Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Rule Challenges Schiff Hardin LLP 2/21/2013
International Clean Energy Finance Opportunities Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/21/2013
$200 Million in Energy Efficiency Funding, Obama Proposes Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/21/2013
Cyber-attacks on the Electric Power Grid and other Major Energy Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/20/2013
Appellate Division Narrowly Construes Highlands Act Exemption Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/20/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 17, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/20/2013
Local Political Considerations and the Impact on Land Use Decisions: The Matter of Rye Playland Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/20/2013
Five Risks Threatening Airline Safety Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2/20/2013
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Has Issued Proposed Amendments To The Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/20/2013
Presque Isle Bay Removed from Great Lakes “Area of Concern” List; Second Area in U.S. to be Delisted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/19/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Invites Communities to Apply for Smart Growth Assistance U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/19/2013
Transocean Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay $400 Million in Criminal Penalties for Criminal Conduct Leading to Deepwater Horizon Disaster / Second Corporate Guilty Plea Obtained by Deepwater Horizon Task Force, Second-largest Criminal Clean Water Act U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/18/2013
Is There Bipartisan Support for an Energy Security Trust? McDermott Will & Emery 2/18/2013
Fourth Circuit Refuses to Pierce the Corporate Veil in Oil Spill Case Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/17/2013
If Ontario Can Do It, Should Michigan Follow? (Coal Fired Energy Generation ) Varnum LLP 2/17/2013
Biotech’s Public Relations Problems Continue Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 2/17/2013
Law Suit Against U.P. Michigan Cellulosic Bio Refinery Dismissed Varnum LLP 2/17/2013
Southwest Power Pool to Finalize New Integrated Marketplace McDermott Will & Emery 2/16/2013
President Obama Issues Executive Order — Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Schiff Hardin LLP 2/16/2013
New Law Expands Scope of Iran Sanctions In New Ways Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/16/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") Notice of Intent (“NOI”) to Enhance Transparency in Natural Gas Market Schiff Hardin LLP 2/15/2013
Ten Thousand Wind Turbine Component Repairs Varnum LLP 2/15/2013
Fish and Wildlife Maps Out the Next 5 Years of Endangered Species Activity Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 2/14/2013
Pure Michigan Solar Panel Varnum LLP 2/14/2013
Mine Safety Health Administration (MHSA) Inspection Failures May Spur Increases to Inspection Activities Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 2/14/2013
Electric Choice Spreads to Two New Utilities in Michigan Varnum LLP 2/13/2013
EPA Makes Public Comprehensive Information on Use of Chemicals in the U.S. / The Chemical Data Reporting Information will Help EPA and Others Assess Chemicals More Quickly and Encourage the Use of Safer Chemicals U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2/13/2013
European Parliament Endorses European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Technical Standards McDermott Will & Emery 2/13/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Announces Changes to its eTariff Company Registration Process and Extends the Deadline for e-Tag Reporting in Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs) Schiff Hardin LLP 2/13/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 10, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/12/2013
Michigan Community Wind Energy Project Up and Running Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
New Leader for Clean Energy Business Group (Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council) Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
Michigan Community Wind Project Up and Running Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
Readying Michigan to Make Good Energy Decisions Varnum LLP 2/11/2013
Torrification Facility in Michigan to Supply Carbon for Environmental Control Varnum LLP 2/9/2013
New Jersey Coastal Property Owners’ Rights Upheld Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/9/2013
Kerry Confirmed, Murkowski Energy Plan, and an Offshore Wind Bill – Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/9/2013
Petitioners File Opening Brief Challenging Securities and Exchange Commission's "SEC" Conflict Minerals Rule Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/9/2013
Solar Array for Grand Rapids, Michigan Superfund Site?! Varnum LLP 2/9/2013
Law Suit Against U.P. Cellulosic Bio Refinery Dismissed Varnum LLP 2/7/2013
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/6/2013
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requests Public Comment on National Enforcement Initiatives Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/6/2013
Pennsylvania General Assembly to Consider Requirements for Releases of Record by Oil and Natural Gas Lessees Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/5/2013
Department of Justice Highlights the Downside of Transparency to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 2/4/2013
Plastic Solar Cells on the Horizon? Varnum LLP 2/4/2013
Highlands Plan Conformance Guidelines Withstand Challenge Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/2/2013
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' New Phosphorus Rules: Implementation Begins Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/1/2013
Hints of Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Issues in the Energy & Commerce Committee Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/1/2013
FCC Provides Guidance on Tower Site Collocation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/1/2013
First Compliance Period Underway for California’s AB32 Cap-and-Trade Program Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2/1/2013
Governmental Cost Recovery Under the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/31/2013
Favorable Tax Decision on Solar Array Varnum LLP 1/31/2013
Another Baseload Natural Gas Plant for Consumers Energy Varnum LLP 1/31/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update - January 30, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/30/2013
Competition Advocacy Group Files Comments in FERC Proceeding Involving Transmission Merger Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/30/2013
Farm Bill a Top Priority for Senate Leader Harry Reid Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/30/2013
FERC fines Westar $420,000, plus $1.15 million in Disgorgement of Unjust Profits, For Improper Use of Network Service Under the SPP OATT Schiff Hardin LLP 1/30/2013
New Jersey Governor Adopts FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps as a DEP Standard (Department of Environmental Protection Standard) Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/29/2013
New Utility Filing Obligations in New York: Is Your Company Implicated? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/29/2013
Hurricane Sandy Revives Debate Over National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 1/29/2013
Quackenbush / Bakkal to Prepare Energy Report for the State of Michigan Varnum LLP 1/28/2013
Coakley Announces Plans to Hold Energy Summit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/28/2013
EPA Announces Settlements with Company for Multiple Violations of Chemical Reporting and Pesticide Laws U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/28/2013
Los Angeles Kicks Off Its Feed-in Tariff Program McDermott Will & Emery 1/28/2013
EPA Releases New Report on Children's Health and the Environment in America U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/27/2013
Say Aloha To LNG: No FERC Approval Required For Hawaiian Company’s LNG Operations Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/27/2013
Energy Innovation: Monopoly vs. Competition Varnum LLP 1/27/2013
Getting the Most From Your Good Idea: The Importance of Intellectual Property Law for Innovators Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/27/2013
Orange County Set to Further Revise Transportation Impact Fee Rates Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. 1/26/2013
FDA Issues Two Proposed Rules That Will Significantly Change Regulatory Requirements For Food Safety Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/26/2013
Fine Particle Emissions Rules Remanded- Stricter Clean Air Regulations for Nonattainment Areas Will Follow Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/25/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission "FERC" Demands Due Diligence and Continues Focus on ISO Communications Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/25/2013
Third Circuit Opinion in Eaton Case Could Allow Supreme Court to Discuss Monopolization Standards Schiff Hardin LLP 1/25/2013
How Intellectual Property Can Help Solve the Nation's Electrical Grid Security Problems Parks IP Law LLC 1/25/2013
New Jersey Supreme Court Reinforces Right to Jury Trial in Civil Cases Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/25/2013
GreatPoint Energy Tops the List of Largest VC Deals in 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/25/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Approves NERC’s Proposed Changes to its Sanction Guidelines Schiff Hardin LLP 1/24/2013
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley Announces Plans to Hold Energy Summit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/24/2013
EPA Finalizes Emission Standards After Stakeholder Input Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/24/2013
FERC News: FERC Approves $1.5 million Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Settlement Schiff Hardin LLP 1/24/2013
1603 Grants, Fracking Rules, and the Keystone XL Pipeline – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/24/2013
Energy and Environment Update - January 20, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/24/2013
FERC Proposes Changes for Small Generator Interconnection Requests Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1/24/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Refines Priority Rights to Participant-Funded Transmission Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1/22/2013
EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline / Total Toxic Chemicals Increase as Result of Mining U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/22/2013
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy News - January 2013 Varnum LLP 1/21/2013
Upper Peninsula Power Plant to be Kept Open Varnum LLP 1/21/2013
Creative Finance Mechanisms Enable Advanced Biofuel/Bioenergy Project Development Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
Energy & Clean Tech Connections – January 2013 Edition Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
EPA Finalizes Revisions to Clean Air Standards for Stationary Engines / Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/21/2013
Climate Change: Emerging Law of Adaptation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2013
Liquefied Natural Gas Exports, Carbon Fees, and More – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/20/2013
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission "FERC" Enforcement’s Expanding Reach: Focus on Hydro Licensee Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/20/2013
New Effort to Develop Better Solar and Wind-Powered Batteries Varnum LLP 1/19/2013
New Jersey Monmouth County Sewer Service Area Map Open to Public Comment Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/19/2013
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Holds the Omnibus Statute, Wis. Stat. § 632.32, Requires an Auto Insurer to Provide Coverage to a Permissive User Tortfeasor in a Suit Filed by the Named Insured von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/17/2013
Release of Confidential Cartel Information by European Commission to English High Court Suspended McDermott Will & Emery 1/17/2013
Lozman v. Riviera Beach: When is a floating structure a “vessel”? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/17/2013
EPA Proposes Approval of Wisconsin’s Greenhouse Gas Tailoring and Biomass Deferral Rules Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/16/2013
Energy & Environment Update - January 13, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/16/2013
New Developments in The UK Shale Gas Sector McDermott Will & Emery 1/16/2013
Supreme Court Offers Comfort to Owners of Dams and Water Control Facilities Varnum LLP 1/16/2013
States Remain Divided on Issue of Driver's Licenses for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Beneficiaries Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/15/2013
Court Rejects EPA Attempt to Regulate Stormwater Itself Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/14/2013
DOE Grant for Superconducting Wires Varnum LLP 1/14/2013
California Cap-and-Trade Program Marches Forward McDermott Will & Emery 1/13/2013
Russia Transfer Pricing: Another BRIC in the Wall McDermott Will & Emery 1/13/2013
E-Z-GO Saved by Bad Case Law: Southern District of Georgia Court Denies Motion for Attorney Fees Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 1/13/2013
New Jersey DEP Denies Initial Waiver Requests Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/12/2013
FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Produce Safety to Implement Parts of Food Safety Modernization Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/12/2013
New Jersey Court Reaffirms “Reasonable Use Rule” Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/11/2013
Courts in Two Recent Decisions Refuse to Expand the Regulatory Authority of the EPA Under the Clean Water Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/11/2013
The Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Finds A Duty To Defend Misappropriation Of Internet Advertising System von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/11/2013
EPA Backpedals on Stormwater Rule Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/10/2013
FERC Lacks Jurisdiction to Set Station Power Charges Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1/9/2013
Settlement with New Cingular Wireless to Resolve Violations at Hundreds of Legacy ATandT Wireless Sites U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/9/2013
Conto Energia IV Deadline Extended for Photovoltaic Plants on Public Administration Property McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2013
Environmental Due Diligence Issues Clarified by EPA for 2013 and Beyond – Tenants and Other Operators Beware Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/9/2013
New Report Warns That State-Sponsored Power Generation Harms Consumers Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/9/2013
Energy & Environment Law Update – January 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/8/2013
EPA Releases First Set of Draft Risk Assessments Under Existing Chemicals Work Plan Effort U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/8/2013
Transocean Agrees to Plead Guilty to Environmental Crime and Enter Civil Settlement to Resolve U.S. Clean Water Act Penalty Claims from Deepwater Horizon Incident U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/7/2013
EPA Proposes Partial Disapproval of Wisconsin's Plan for Implementing the PM2.5 NAAQS and Sierra Club Files a Lawsuit to Force EPA Action Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/7/2013
Regulatory Environment for Shale Gas Production Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/7/2013
Fiscal Cliff Bill Includes Commuter Tax Benefits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/6/2013
Is Your Combustion Unit a Boiler or an Incinerator? - EPA Finalizes "NHSM" Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/6/2013
Trade Policy and International Commerce: Issues to be Hotly Debated in Washington in 2013 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/6/2013
U.S. EPA Announces Clean Air Act Settlement with Wisconsin Utility - Agreement will reduce emissions by 15,000 tons annually U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1/5/2013
EPA Issues Hydraulic Fracturing Study Progress Report Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/5/2013
First Lawsuit Filed Over Gloucester County Train Derailment of November 30, 2012 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/5/2013
American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 - Aviation Law Alert Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/5/2013
Fiscal Cliffhanger: Congress Passes Federal Tax & Health Care Legislation for 2013 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/4/2013
Key Energy Tax Provisions Included in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation McDermott Will & Emery 1/4/2013
Solar Shingles Come (Back) to Michigan Varnum LLP 1/4/2013
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds Asbestos Exclusion von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/4/2013
Fiscal Cliff Legislation Extends Production and Investment Tax Credits Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 1/3/2013
EPA Issues Revised PM2.5 Ambient Air Quality Standards Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/3/2013
The Fiscal Cliff Deal’s Impact on Clean Energy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/3/2013
Responding to Hurricane Sandy U.S. Department of Labor 1/2/2013
Pleading Unjust Enrichment Does Not Support a Claim for the Underlying Trade Secret Misappropriation McDermott Will & Emery 1/1/2013
Canadian Government Approves CNOOC’s Acquisition of Nexen Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/31/2012
EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns/Updated Rules Provide Extensive Public Health Protections, Cut Costs of Compliance U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/30/2012
EPA Tightens Air Quality Standards for Fine Particles Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/30/2012
EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/29/2012
New Jersey Spill Act: Innocent Purchaser Defense Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/28/2012
Kicking the Can Down the Road on Renewable Energy Varnum LLP 12/28/2012
A Proxy Season Update: Preparing for 2013 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 12/28/2012
DIY Disaster Survival [INFOGRAPHIC] Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 12/26/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 23, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/26/2012
China Clarifies VAT Polices in Transportation and Modern Services Industries Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/26/2012
The EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/26/2012
Michigan Governor's Message on Energy and the Environment Varnum LLP 12/25/2012
Starting Energy Companies in Michigan Varnum LLP 12/24/2012
MISS Dig Bills Pass in Michigan Senate, Stall in House Varnum LLP 12/23/2012
FTC Releases 2012 Green Guides Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 12/23/2012
Infrastructure Financing Does Fall Within The Scope of European Union State Aid Rules McDermott Will & Emery 12/23/2012
Storage Tank Program Undergoes Changes Varnum LLP 12/22/2012
Agriculture Groups Urge Action on Estate Taxes Varnum LLP 12/22/2012
EPA Issues New Boiler and Solid Waste Incinerator Rules Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/21/2012
LEED v4 Nearing Completion McDermott Will & Emery 12/21/2012
Michigan Farmers Concerned About Wetland Use Permit Changes Varnum LLP 12/21/2012
New Jersey Court Rejects Effort to Shift Blame to Environmental Consultants Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/20/2012
Farm Bill Still Stalled Varnum LLP 12/20/2012
New DOE Study Fuels Debate Over LNG Exports McDermott Will & Emery 12/20/2012
EPA Enforcement in 2012 Protects Communities From Harmful Pollution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/20/2012
Expert Who Admittedly Failed to Follow 921 Employed Reliable Methodology Armstrong Teasdale 12/19/2012
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Available in Michigan Varnum LLP 12/19/2012
Energy Sector A Target - China's Antitrust Enforcement Agencies to Take Action Against International Cartels McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 16, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy News - December 2012 Varnum LLP 12/18/2012
EPA Provides Comfort to Prospective Tenants at Contaminated Properties Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/18/2012
FERC Hastens Modifications in Oil Pipeline Regulatory Approach Schiff Hardin LLP 12/18/2012
A New Fate for Holiday Leftovers? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2012
Small Scale Food Businesses Consider Whether Nutritional Labeling is Worth the Investment Varnum LLP 12/17/2012
Pentagon to Open Up Space Launch Vehicle Bidding, Expected Competitors Contribute over $4M MapLight 12/17/2012
EPA Announces Next Round of Clean Air Standards to Reduce Harmful Soot Pollution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/16/2012
DOE and EPA Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2013 Models U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/16/2012
Exelon Urges Employees to Lobby Congress to End Wind Tax Credit MapLight 12/16/2012
Fair Warning: Disaster Communication Before the 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake vs. 2012 Hurricane Sandy Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 12/16/2012
Renewable Energy Approvals for Detroit Edison Varnum LLP 12/15/2012
Michigan Lame Duck Legislative Changes to Environmental Cleanup of Contaminated Sites and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/15/2012
Michigan Passes Groundwater Well Dispute Statute – Again Varnum LLP 12/14/2012
Reducing Total Lifetime System Costs for Solar Panels Varnum LLP 12/13/2012
Possible Investigation of Gas Price Hikes on the Horizon Andrews Kurth 12/13/2012
Best Mode Defense’s Last Stand McDermott Will & Emery 12/11/2012
Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 11, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/11/2012
European Commission Dawn Raids: EU General Court Reins in “Fishing Expeditions” McDermott Will & Emery 12/11/2012
China: New Measures Proposed for the Protection of the Environment 全国人大常委会公布《环境保护法修正案(草案)》(08/31/2012) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/10/2012
EPA Pushes Back on Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads Varnum LLP 12/10/2012
UPS Sued By EEOC for Religious Discrimination U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 12/10/2012
Sierra Club Ready to Sue on Alleged Air Quality Violations Varnum LLP 12/9/2012
Major Stimulus for Investment into New UK Gas-Fired Power Stations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/9/2012
FEMA To Release New Advisory Base Flow Elevations Maps Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/8/2012
NERC Study on Gas-Electric Coordination to Be Completed By Year End 12/8/2012
Expert Excluded Again For Failing To Test Theory Armstrong Teasdale 12/8/2012
Revised Green Guides Take On Renewable Energy and Carbon Offset Claims McDermott Will & Emery 12/7/2012
The Third Circuit Does It Again: A Monopolist Violates the Antitrust Laws By Offering Conditional Above -Cost Market Share Discounts That Constitute "De Facto Partial Exclusive Dealing" Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/7/2012
DOE Study Shows Net Economic Benefits from LNG Exports and Kicks Off Key Period for Industry Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/7/2012
What's Coming Down the Pipe: Important Dates and Developments for Pipeline Owners and Operators to Monitor Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/7/2012
International Trade Actions Complicate Global Market for Renewable Energy Businesses, Particularly in the Solar Sector McDermott Will & Emery 12/7/2012
PHMSA Inspections to Focus on Integrity Management Program Evaluations Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/7/2012
The Sixth Circuit Steps Back in Time on Certification of Consumer Classes Dickinson Wright PLLC 12/6/2012
In An Action With National Implications, U.S. EPA Establishes Numeric Nutrient Criteria For Florida‘s Waterways And Estuaries On Friday After A Protracted Court Battle Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/5/2012
The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme: A Brief Pause at the Edge of the Enforcement Cliff? Vedder Price 12/5/2012
New Research Finds Shale Natural Gas Production Emits Less Fugitive Methane Than Previously Reported McDermott Will & Emery 12/4/2012
Retirement and Maintaining Reliability: The Midwest ISO’s System Support Resource Agreement Schiff Hardin LLP 12/4/2012
Energy & Environment Law Update – December 2, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/4/2012
FERC Tees Up Enforcement for 2013 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/4/2012
Supreme Court Grants Myriad’s Petition for Cert. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/3/2012
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Issues Revised Hydrofracking Regulations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 12/3/2012
SEC Posts Small Entity Compliance Guide Regarding Conflict Minerals Disclosure Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 12/3/2012
Competition Drives Innovation and Trumps Regulation Varnum LLP 12/1/2012
Industry Groups File Suit to Block Conflict Minerals Rules and Resource Extraction Rules Schiff Hardin LLP 12/1/2012
Wells Fargo v. US Airways— Redelivery Certificates Protect Lessees from Unspecified Discrepancies Vedder Price 12/1/2012
Wage and Hour Issues Post-Sandy Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 12/1/2012
FTC Commissioners Disagree on Limits of Section 5 Applicability to Conduct Not Otherwise Covered by Antitrust Laws Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/1/2012
BP Temporarily Suspended from New Contracts with the Federal Government U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 12/1/2012
Limits to Financiers’ Claims for Losses and Damage to Insured Property Resulting from Theft by Insured Vedder Price 11/30/2012
FERC Issues $2.5M Sanction in Electric Market Manipulation Investigation: Company Pursued Wheeling Transactions to Benefit Other Electric Transactions at Same Point Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/29/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News - November 2012 Varnum LLP 11/29/2012
After Expensive Campaign, Proposal 3 Rejected by Voters Varnum LLP 11/28/2012
West Virginia Surface Owners May Not Appeal Gas Well Permits Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 11/28/2012
EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/28/2012
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Orders On-Bill Repayment For Energy Efficiency and Other Demand-Side Projects McDermott Will & Emery 11/27/2012
Declaratory Judgment Action Filed Over Trailer Hitch Products Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 11/26/2012
EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/25/2012
CFTC Issues FAQ on Energy Agreements Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/25/2012
Depreciation Methodology for Wind Turbines Challenged Varnum LLP 11/25/2012
Very Strict Liability for False or Materially Incomplete Representations: Forfeiture of FERC Market Pricing Authority McDermott Will & Emery 11/23/2012
FERC Reframes Nexus Test for Transmission Incentives Applications Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/23/2012
FTC Revises “Green Guides” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/23/2012
Post-2012 Election Outlook for Shale Gas Industry Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/23/2012
EU Considers Extending Disclosure Obligations for Government Payments McDermott Will & Emery 11/23/2012
SEC Rejects Motion to Stay Resource Extraction Disclosure Rules Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/22/2012
Down But Not Completely Out: Transmission Rate Incentives 11/21/2012
New York’s Governor Cuomo Convenes Moreland Commission to Investigate Emergency Preparedness of Utilities Following Hurricane Sandy Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/21/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update - November 18, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/21/2012
Start-up for Biodigester in Fremont Varnum LLP 11/19/2012
U.S. EPA Denies Request to Waive RFS Standards to Aid Livestock Producers Varnum LLP 11/19/2012
A Perfect Storm of Insurance Coverage Problems Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/18/2012
Vapor Intrusion and What to Do About It Much Shelist, P.C. 11/18/2012
Power Purchase Agreement Granted to Tuscola Bay II Wind Farm Varnum LLP 11/17/2012
Outsmarting Future Storms Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 11/16/2012
FERC To Schedule Additional Technical Conferences To Address Gas–Electric Coordination Schiff Hardin LLP 11/16/2012
FTC Defers to State Resolution of Competitive Concerns Arising Out of Acquisition of Natural Gas Assets Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/16/2012
Employers' Responsibilities for Snow Days and Working Vacations McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/16/2012
Energy & Environment Law Update – 11/11/2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/16/2012
Detroit Edison is Looking for Large Solar PV Installation(s) Varnum LLP 11/15/2012
Taking Care of Business When Hurricanes, Storms and Natural Disasters Hit Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/15/2012
Regulations on Emissions Auctions in Phase Three to Come into Force 11/15/2012
Superstorm Sandy and the Remediation of Water Damage, Mold Growth and Bacterial Threats Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/15/2012
Expediting and Maximizing Claims After a Catastrophe — First Things First Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/14/2012
What’s in Store for Offshore Energy After the 2012 Election Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/14/2012
Inclement Weather and Time Off Issues: To Pay or Not to Pay McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/14/2012
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports Continue to Await DOE Approval McDermott Will & Emery 11/14/2012
California Sets Schedule for Non-Residential Building Energy Disclosures Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/14/2012
Top Energy and Environment Issues in the Wake of the 2012 Election Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/13/2012
Bracewell Analyzes Post-Election Prospects for Shale Gas Industry - Video Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/13/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update November 12, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/12/2012
EPA Approves Michigan’s PM 2.5 State Implementation Plan Varnum LLP 11/12/2012
Employers Can Provide Tax-Free Disaster Assistance to Employees McDermott Will & Emery 11/11/2012
Scott Segal Analyzes Post-Election Energy and Environmental Issues - Video Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/10/2012
Despite Democratic Wins, Capitol Hill Status Quo Remains Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/10/2012
Battery Currents Advanced Energy Storage – Michigan Update - October 31, 2012 Varnum LLP 11/10/2012
The Fine Print of Natural Gas Property Rights: Cautionary Lessons from Western Ohio and New York McDermott Will & Emery 11/9/2012
Advisory for Immediate Evaluation of Contaminated Sites Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/9/2012
Insurance Coverage For Superstorm Sandy Claims Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/9/2012
Potential Property Tax Relief for Properties Effected By Hurricane Sandy Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/9/2012
Will Decker Hobble Future Attempts at Clean Water Act Permit Streamlining? Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/8/2012
Employers Can Provide Tax-Free Disaster Assistance to Employees McDermott Will & Emery 11/8/2012
IRS Guidance Encourages Leave Donation Programs for Hurricane Sandy Victims Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/8/2012
DEP Waives Some Permitting Requirements To Promote Rebuilding After Sandy Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/8/2012
Sandy Insurance Claims Likely To Spread Beyond Direct Property Damages Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/7/2012
Compliance With Wage & Hour Laws In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/7/2012
Wage and Hour Considerations and Inclement Weather: In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/7/2012
Energy and Environment Update - November 4, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/7/2012
Behlen Manufacturing Company to Pay $59,996 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations in Columbus, Neb. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/6/2012
Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Still a Work in Progress McDermott Will & Emery 11/6/2012
Proposal 3 Generates Sparks Varnum LLP 11/5/2012
Monsanto v. Bowman to Be Heard at the Supreme Court McDermott Will & Emery 11/5/2012
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Designation of Critical Habitat for Franciscan Manzanita 11/5/2012
Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manifesting Regulations 11/4/2012
Notices of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf 11/4/2012
Eaton Works on Battery Management Challenges Varnum LLP 11/4/2012
EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/3/2012
National Priorities List Additions 11/3/2012
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Status for Jemez Mountains Salamander and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat 11/3/2012
Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters and Personnel Issues Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/3/2012
Hyundai/Kia to Correct Overstated MPG Claims as Result of EPA Investigation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/2/2012
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets of Great Britain Consults Further on its Electricity and Gas Retail Market Review McDermott Will & Emery 11/2/2012
EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for New Jersey U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 11/1/2012
Chuck Yeager’s Right of Publicity Suit Will No Longer Fly in the Ninth Circuit McDermott Will & Emery 11/1/2012
What Should Waterfront Property Owners Know About Plats? Varnum LLP 11/1/2012
EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waivers to Assist States Impacted by Hurricane Sandy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/31/2012
Nanophosphate Lithium Ion Battery Used in GM’s New All Electronic Vehicle Varnum LLP 10/31/2012
FERC Addresses Geomagnetic Disturbances; Proposes to Direct NERC to Develop a Reliability Standard Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/31/2012
W.Va. Supreme Court Affirms Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses Against WVDEP In Surface Mine Board Appeals Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 10/31/2012
New York Court Upholds Retroactive Income Tax Provision for 338(h)(10) Elections Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/31/2012
Hurricane Sandy: Board of Education Discretion in Issuing Alternative Work Schedules on Snow Days Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 10/30/2012
Salt Batteries on the Horizon for Vehicles? Varnum LLP 10/30/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update 10/29/12 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/29/2012
Overheating in Electronic Vehicle Testing Varnum LLP 10/29/2012
Aiming to Lessen Use of Rare Earth Metals Varnum LLP 10/29/2012
Generator and Transmission Owners Beware: Potentially Costly Changes in the Offing Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/28/2012
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - October 2012 Varnum LLP 10/28/2012
Chevron Gives $2.5 Million to Conservative Super PAC: Oil Company's Donation One of Only a Handful from Fortune 500 Companies to Super PACs. Center for Public Integrity 10/28/2012
FERC Issues Order No. 1000-B: Acting on Rehearing and Clarification Requests of Order No. 1000-A Schiff Hardin LLP 10/28/2012
Building on Michigan Sand Dunes Following 2012 PA 297 Varnum LLP 10/27/2012
Work Begins to Remove Contamination at Newtown, Conn. Site U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/27/2012
The Leaders of Italy’s Disaster-warning Agency Resign Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 10/26/2012
Iceland Could Teach Michigan an Energy Lesson Varnum LLP 10/26/2012
FERC Continues Efforts to Address Vegetation Management Schiff Hardin LLP 10/26/2012
Water-Cooled Solar Panel Design Wins Award for Detroit-Based Power Panel Varnum LLP 10/25/2012
Institutional Controls and Pre-enforcment Review in Cleanup Cases Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/24/2012
Water-Cooled Solar Panels Varnum LLP 10/24/2012
Energy and Environment Law Update: October 21, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/23/2012
A123 Files Bankruptcy; JCI to Buy Auto Assets Varnum LLP 10/23/2012
Aviation Law Alert - Michigan Court of Appeals Resolves Issues with Statutory Interpretation Critical to Business Aircraft Sales/Use Tax Planning Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/23/2012
CFTC Provides a Bit of Last-Minute Breathing Room on Swaps Regulation Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 10/22/2012
Electric Rates Increase Following New 2008 Law Varnum LLP 10/22/2012
Ten Ways to Save Money, Energy and Protect Your Health This Winter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/21/2012
Commerce Department Announces New Duties on Chinese Solar Panel Imports McDermott Will & Emery 10/20/2012
FERC Declares That Proposed Wind Curtailment Violates PURPA McDermott Will & Emery 10/20/2012
University-Based Bioenergy Research Varnum LLP 10/20/2012
New App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the U.S. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/20/2012
Potential Policy Changes To Reduce Inequities Faced by Micro Brewers Varnum LLP 10/19/2012
New York Publishes MTA Payroll Tax Protective Refund Claim Procedures Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/19/2012
Big Brother Gets Better Glasses: FERC Enhances Its Market Surveillance Tools 10/19/2012
It’s Not Easy Being Green: FTC’s Revised Green Guidelines May Adversely Affect the Little Guy Ifrah Law 10/19/2012
EPA Announces Opportunity to Apply for 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/18/2012
Rooftop Solar Cost Reductions Varnum LLP 10/17/2012
25x25 is Now Ballot Proposal 3 Varnum LLP 10/17/2012
Come on Baby Light My Fire Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/16/2012
U.S. EPA Awards Over $5 Million to California for Clean Diesel Projects U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/16/2012
Can You Really Go to Jail for Violating a Stormwater Permit? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 10/15/2012
Energy And Environment - October 14, 2012 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/15/2012
FTC Releases Revised Green Guides Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/15/2012
Temporary Relief from Registration for Swaps Intermediaries Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/15/2012
Changing Qualification Requirements for PTC Could Have Big Impact for Wind McDermott Will & Emery 10/15/2012
FERC General Counsel Argues Applying Dodd-Frank Regulations to RTO/ISO Products is Potentially Harmful McDermott Will & Emery 10/13/2012
The LEED v4 (formerly LEED 2012) Controversy Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/13/2012
EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 10/13/2012
Denied Boarding: European Court Reinforces the Rights of Air Passengers McDermott Will & Emery 10/13/2012
Caitria and Morgan O’Neill Explain How to Help a Community Recover from Disaster