• 07.14.16

    Sneak Peek: The Future of California’s Cap and Trade

    Few government pronouncements are as highly guarded or anticipated as details of a California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) Cap and Trade amendment package. It may sound wonky, and Janet Yellen may disagree, but California’s Cap and Trade Regulation is a multibillion-dollar-a-year ...

  • 06.30.16

    Agreement Reached on Bipartisan Federal GMO Food Labeling Bill

    Senate Agriculture Committee leaders reached agreement June 23, 2016, on a bill that would require food containing genetic material modified by recombinant DNA techniques to be labeled or to provide a link to a disclosure indicating that the food is "bioengineered."

  • 06.02.16

    EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Brings Challenges and Opportunities

    Every four years, companies that manufacture or import chemical substances in the U.S. in quantities greater than 25,000 lbs./year by site must submit detailed manufacturing, processing and use information on each of these chemicals to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • 05.26.16

    Congress Overhauls 1976 Federal Chemical Regulation Law

    On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill that, for the first time in 40 years, would modernize the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the nation's premier chemical control law. 

  • 05.11.16

    The Quiet Evolution of Energy Regulation

    Public attention to the energy industry over the past decade and more has focused on four issues: (1) the movement from fossil fuels to more emissions-friendly energy sources, (2) the increased availability and affordable nature of fossil fuels, (3) the greater ability of consumers to control their ...

  • 03.23.16

    The End of the Road for LOS Analysis of Traffic Impacts

    Automobile traffic congestion, and our collective behavior as automobile drivers, is front and center in environmental conversations and debates.

  • 03.11.16

    DEC Issues Revised Regulations to Enable More Properties to Qualify for BCP Tax Credits

    On Wednesday, March 9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed to amend New York State's Brownfields law's implementing regulations to enable more properties to qualify for BCP tangible property tax credits.

  • 02.29.16

    California Water Bond Funding Will Begin to Flow

    Two years ago, Californians voted to pass Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion general obligation bond, also known as the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

  • 01.20.16

    Congress Approves Export of U.S. Crude Oil

    On December 18, President Obama signed into law HR 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, the so-called Omnibus Appropriations bill.

  • 12.16.15

    New 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule on Hold: Enduring Debate Creates Uncertainty for Developers

    In 1985, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the first of three key decisions interpreting the phrase "waters of the U.S." to define the scope of federal permitting jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.



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