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CA GHG and Green Building Order

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order No. B-18-12 April 25, requiring agencies to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent from 2010 levels by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020

Ohio leads the nation in green school projects

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

With 315 projects, Ohio "leads the nation with more green school projects underway than any other state," according to a press release from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private non-profit organization dedicated to the development of energy-efficient buildings

Proposed amendments to the NYC zoning resolution related to parking in the Manhattan core (Community District 1-8)

  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2011

The Department of City Planning is proposing to make far-reaching changes to Article I, Chapter 3 of the Zoning Resolution, which governs permitted parking in the Manhattan Core, which is defined as Manhattan south of 96th Street on the East Side and south of 110th Street on the West Side

Supreme Court opens door to suits challenging federal agency actions

  • Polsinelli PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2012

On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision effectively broadening the circumstances under which parties may go to court to seek review from final agency actions

Green building standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2012

The General Services Administration announced last week that it will issue a recommendation this fall on whether the federal government should continue using a third-party certification system as the primary federal standard for green buildings

Corps drops appeal over wetlands rules

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2011

As we wrote earlier, in New Hope Power Company and Okeelanta Corporation v. United States Army Corps of Engineers and Steven L. Stockton, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' from enforcing its guidance documents, which modified the Corps's interpretation of its wetlands regulations

Farmers' advocacy group enters foray against solar energy siting

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2012

On October 31, 2011, the California Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the Superior Court in Fresno County for a peremptory writ of mandate and filed a complaint for injunctive relief to force the County to reverse its recent cancellation of a Williamson Act contract

Despite dismissal, merits of Gifford v. USGBC still being weighed

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

Because hospitality developers are increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, to comply with the LEED rating system, we have been keeping an eye on Gifford v. U.S. Green Building Council

2011-2012 Massachusetts legislative session

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

The formal legislative session for 2011-2012 concluded on July 31st

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