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Volume XIII, Number 33

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Date Title Organization
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Jan
DOL’S Final Rule Gives ERISA Fiduciaries Green Light to Consider ESG Factors When Selecting Investments Hunton Andrews Kurth
5
Jan
EPA Adopts Updated Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard that Addresses PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
5
Jan
Illinois Opens Renewable Energy Access Plan Proceeding ArentFox Schiff LLP
5
Jan
DOD, GSA AND NASA Propose Climate-Related Disclosures for Federal Suppliers Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
5
Jan
EPA Publishes Proposed Rule Requiring All Major Stationary Sources to Account for Fugitive Emissions in NSR Permitting Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
5
Jan
New Plastics Bill Would Require US EPA Action Under TSCA Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jan
European Restructuring and Distressed: 2022 in Review Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
4
Jan
2022 in Review – California Climate Change Policy and Legislation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4
Jan
Decisions Expansively Interpreting New York’s Green Amendment Create Uncertainty Beveridge & Diamond PC
4
Jan
Public Comment Period Begins on EPA’s Biofuels and the Environment: Third Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
4
Jan
Environment, Energy & Infrastructure Landscape in 2023 Polsinelli PC
4
Jan
US Executive Branch Update – January 3, 2023 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jan
Biden Administration Finalizes Redefinition of "Waters of the United States" Bracewell LLP
4
Jan
FTC Requests Public Comment on Refresh of Green Guides, Including Feedback on “Organic” and “Sustainable” Nelson Mullins
4
Jan
EUON Publishes Nanopinion on Controlling Exposure to Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Jan
5 Trends to Watch: 2023 Emerging Technology Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Jan
EPA Approves Use of the ASTM E1527-21 Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
3
Jan
Environmental Justice Update: New York Becomes Second State to Require EJ-Focused Cumulative Impact Analysis ArentFox Schiff LLP
3
Jan
Treasury Releases Guidance on Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Katten
3
Jan
What Can The U.S. Learn From The EU About ESG? Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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