Topic: Environmental Law

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cheaters’ High, Solar Power, Discriminatory Lending, Pipeline Projects

Have you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief yet? It’s as easy as click, type, send. The SEC just issued important clarification for broker-dealers on the “failure to supervise” liability of compliance and legal personnel… (Morrison & Foerster) Cheating gets you high – so what can ethics and compliance officers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Enforcement, Web Privacy Policies, GMO Food Labels, Green Chemistry Rules

Why yes, I would love to get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to my inbox. Where do I sign up? Whistleblowers are driving stepped up government health care enforcement… (Mintz Levin) Study finds about half of companies worldwide fail to comply with web privacy policy requirements… (Pillsbury) What does the EU’s Alternative Investment… Read more »

IRS Tax Credit Guidance Is Welcome News to Renewable Energy Industry

“The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the eligibility of these [energy tax] credits for projects that begin construction before January 1, 2014. The types of projects included in this extension are wind, open-loop biomass, closed-loop biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy facilities.” (Leonard, Street and Deinard)… Read more »

A Regulatory Tsunami is Building in Washington…

The business community as a whole can expect President Obama’s second term to be one of most intense periods of regulatory activity in nearly 40 years. But the health care, energy, and financial services industries will be the hardest hit. From law firm Venable: “Several themes will shape the regulatory process over the next four… Read more »

EPA News: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

What’s new at the Environmental Protection Agency? A temporary suspension of contracts with BP Exploration and Production, Superfund guidance, an NSR settlement, and more. For your reference, a roundup of EPA-related law news and updates: EPA’s Temporary Suspension of BP Contracts with the U.S. Government–The Other Shoe to Drop (Warner Norcross & Judd): “On Wednesday,… Read more »

Sunny With a Chance of Rain: Latest Updates on the Environmental Protection Agency

“You win some, you lose some,” might be the motto these days at the Environmental Protection Agency, which has recently seen a legal win in Texas, a loss in the DC District Court, and an unfortunate data breach exposing the personal financial information of nearly 8,000 employees: “The Washington Business Journal published a report of… Read more »

Latest on Hydraulic Fracturing/Fracking: A JD Supra Legal Reader

Recently David Letterman pushed the fracking debate deeper into the primetime spotlight as he voiced strong concerns over hydraulic fracturing on his “Late Show” – summing up his feelings in two words: “We’re screwed.” Regardless of your position on this highly contentious topic, one thing is clear: today, there are numerous legal ramifications to fracking.… Read more »

FERC Rulemaking: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, a roundup of commentary and analysis on recent regulatory and other activity at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We will also be publishing a related roundup, on FERC Order Nos. 1000 and 1000-A, in the near future: FERC Votes to Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Bulk Electric System… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: EU Internal Energy Market Legislation Not Fully in Force (King & Spalding) “The Electricity and Gas Directives of the EU’s Third Energy Package were required to be implemented in EU… Read more »

California Cap and Trade: Landmark Program Approved

“Cap-and-trade is another important building block in California’s effort to create a clean and vibrant economy,” said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols.  “It sends the right policy signal to the market, and guarantees that California will continue to attract the lion’s share of investment in clean technology.  When the nation addresses the growing danger of… Read more »

EPA Regulations: Change Is In the Air…

Is the Environmental Protection Agency stepping up enforcement? Or merely implementing long overdue updates to its regulations? Either way, it’s clear that the agency is changing the rules for protecting the environment. And that means increased oversight, reporting, and potential violations for businesses of all types.  For your reference, a roundup of recent updates regarding new… Read more »