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GSA's green proving ground program

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 4 2011

On April 21, 2011, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced that it has selected sixteen sustainable building technologies to be tested and evaluated at a number of federal facilities throughout the country

South Carolina Supreme Court expands DHEC's regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the state under the pollution control act

  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2011

In the July 2011 decision Georgetown County League of Women Voters v. Smith Land Co., Inc., the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (“DHEC”) has jurisdiction to regulate isolated wetlands under the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, an expansion of DHEC’s regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the State, beyond the eight “coastal zone” counties governed by the coastal management program organized pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act

2014 summary of new Maine laws

  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2014

This year's 2nd regular legislative session was focused largely on budget matters, carry over legislation and a Limited number of new bills. Most

2011 Minnesota legislative summary

  • Larkin Hoffman
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

Several changes have been made to Minnesota’s alcohol licensing laws

Richmond casino case: how early is too early for CEQA?

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

In Parchester Village Neighborhood Council v. City of Richmond, the California Court of Appeal recently held that the City of Richmond’s decision to enter into a Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) with a Native American tribe did not constitute a “project” requiring California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, even though the agreement effectively committed the City to a particular course of action

Parts of PA Act 13 ruled unconstitutional

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that "major provisions of Pennsylvania's controversial law governing the oil and natural-gas industry were ruled unconstitutional Thursday, allowing communities to keep drilling away from homes, schools, and parks"

EPA to assist communities in Sustainable Building Blocks Program

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2011

EPA announced February 3, 2011, that it will work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation to help communities achieve “sustainable planning” through the Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program

Ohio public law update March 2012

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

The Local Government Innovation Program, which was established in the State Budget Bill signed by the governor on June 30, 2011, was amended by Substitute House Bill 371, effective March 22, 2012

Community associations & Maryland's new stormwater fees

  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2013

Maryland has new local stormwater fees that will be implemented in certain counties beginning July 1, 2013. All real property, including those owned

States begin to react to large recoveries for escaped wildfires by limiting landowner's liability for non-economic damages

  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2013

Many state laws providing for the recovery of damages caused by escaped wildfire were enacted at the time when such fires were quickly extinguished