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Legislative update: new Texas laws affecting the environment or environmental regulation

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 12 2013

This Texas legislative session brought several notable environment- and energy-related changes. The major standouts are culled and summarized in this

Fighting climate change with regional land use planning

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2009

On September 30, 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 375 ("SB 375"), which, according to the Governor’s signing statement, "constitutes the most sweeping revision of land use policies since Governor Ronald Reagan signed the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") nearly four decades ago"

Solar power: the sun also rises

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2007

Going solar may finally make good business sense

Did EPA overstep in applying soil vapor intrusion guidance to commercial buildings?

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2013

In April 2013, U.S. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued two guidance documents on soil vapor intrusion. One addresses general

EPA's new "institutional controls" guidance may raise issues in cleanups and transactions

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued two guidelines with far-reaching implications for real estate transactions involving

Greenwashing

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2008

As the issues of climate change and sustainability continue to gain prominence in the minds of the public, consumers are now demanding greater access to greener products and services

Summerwood and Sunrise - affordability meets sustainability in Riverside, California

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2009

Highland Properties Development is helping prove that affordable housing can also be green housing

California commercial property owners face deadline for energy benchmarking disclosures

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2011

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued revised draft regulations setting the implementation schedule for its energy use disclosure program under AB 1103

"Green" leasing: landlord and tenant perspectives

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2012

As the global emphasis on carbon footprint reduction and sustainability measures continues to increase, so will the prevalence of "green" provisions in commercial leases

Maryland to impose new Stormwater Remediation Fee; Virginia enacts Congestion Relief Fee

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2013

Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia have approved the imposition of certain new fees on property owners in various jurisdictions. Maryland property