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East coast sea level rise high
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey published a report June 24 finding that the rates of sea-level rise between Boston and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, since 1990 are three to four times higher than the global average


Better Buildings Challenge partners
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Obama Administration announced June 26 that 36 states, local governments, and school districts have joined President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge


CRS study of wind PTC
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 20, the Congressional Research Service released U.S. Renewable Electricity: How Does the Production Tax Credit (PTC) Impact Wind Markets?, which found that extending the 2.2-cent-per-kilowatt-hour production tax credit for the wind industry may not result in greater long-term wind power generation capacity, given natural gas prices and state renewable portfolio standards


$102 million for small business R&D
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced June 27 that the Department of Energy will award $102 million to 104 small businesses across the country for research and development projects


Sea level findings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The National Research Council (NRC) released Sea Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Washington and Oregon: Past, Present and Future, a report finding that while global sea levels are rising, the sea level south of California's Cape Mendocino is falling while levels in Oregon and Washington are rising


Fracking rule by year’s end
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said June 25 that the administration is committed to issuing an Interior Department rule to regulate fracking on federal lands by the end of the year


Jaczko investigation completed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Responding to an August 2011 investigation request from Senators James Inhofe (R-OK), John Barrasso (R-WY), David Vitter (R-LA), and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector general’s office completed June 26 its investigation into Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s management style and has written a report that leaves both Chairman Jaczko and his critics claiming victory


NY acid rain monitoring
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Adirondack Council urged the New York Department of Environmental Conservation June 25 to reconsider a plan to close one of its acid rain monitoring stations in the southwestern portion of Adirondack Park, saying the site provides 25 years of historic monitoring data and should not be supplanted by a nearby federal monitoring station


Consideration of supply chain risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Speaking at an Association of Climate Change Officers conference June 25, General Services Administration Director Nancy Gillis said that the federal government is looking for suppliers that consider risk in their supply chains


CA budget delays linkage with Quebec
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) approved a budget plan June 28 forcing the California Air Resources Board to delay adoption of regulations that would allow the agency to link the state’s greenhouse gas emissions trading program with one Quebec is implementing