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Court Denies Rehearing of Decision Overturning CSAPR
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Troutman Sanders

On January 24, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused to rehear a decision of a three-judge panel of the court that overturned EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule ("CSAPR"). CSAPR addressed the interstate... Read More

Marten Law: Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Adam D. Orford, Dustin Till, and Daniel Timmons, Attorneys, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: The current boom in oil and gas production will be one of the forces driving President Obama's energy policy in his second administration... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Shooting Gray Wolves and Cutting Down Giant Sequoias
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolves in WYOMING from protection under the Endangered Species Act. Federal officials agreed to the Equality State's management plan, which allows residents to shoot wolves on sight but... Read More

Marten Law Launches San Francisco Office
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Former Orrick Environmental Partner to Anchor Firm's Expansion to California Robert Lawrence , former chair of Orrick's environmental transactions group, will anchor Marten Law's new San Francisco office - making it one of the largest... Read More

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Mark Armour, Chief Financial Officer, Reed Elsevier Group plc, is delighted to herald United Nations World Environment Day which will take place on Tuesday, 5 June - the most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The 2012 World... Read More

Marten Law: In Second Obama Term, Expect Significant Changes to Energy and Environmental Law
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: This Emerging Issues Analysis from Marten Law provides an overview of the major changes to energy and environmental laws that the Obama Administration is expected to advance in the next four... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Green vs. Green: Litigation For and Against Solar Power in California
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Laura Mulry, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School April 2011 was an eventful month for massive solar projects in California and their unlikely opponent: the desert tortoise. As climate change, overpopulation, and development place... Read More

Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the Green Technology Pilot Program
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Sarah M. Wong, Marquette University Law School The United States has entered a heightened state of environmental awareness. America's history of industrialization and consumerism in the early 1900s resulted in the realization that an increasing... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: PACE Update-Court Issues Decision Concerning Litigation Over FHFA’s Stance and Agency Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP This blog has been following the controversy surrounding Property Assessed Clean Energy, more commonly referred to as PACE. Here's an update: Background In the last... Read More

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Energy Regulation
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and... Read More

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on LEED Decertification
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and... Read More

Green Building Law Blogger Shari Shapiro on Renewable Energy & Green Building Law
Posted on 5 Jun 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

(Please visit the site to view this video) Shari Shapiro, an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional, focuses her practice on green building law, which includes sustainable project financing, regulatory drafting, land use approvals, contracts, and... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Announces Program to Test Green Products in City-Owned Buildings
Posted on 31 May 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP In May 2011, New York City announced that it is accepting applications for the Municipal Entrepreneurial Testing System (METS) , a new program that will allow startup companies... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: NYC Department of City Planning Introduces Zone Green
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP Zoning laws can sometimes make it more difficult for building owners to construct new green buildings or make existing ones more energy efficient. The New York City Department... Read More

CCCL Publishes Draft Small-Scale Solar Siting Ordinance
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) has prepared a first draft of a model small-scale solar-siting ordinance . The model ordinance offers a framework that can enable municipalities to implement and enforce the effective and... Read More