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West Coast coal exports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter recently to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland, Oregon, district office, calling on the corps to conduct a cumulative environmental analysis of exporting large quantities of coal as it reviews an Ambre Energy North America application for a permit to build a facility on the Columbia River


Ewaste recycling up
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Consumer Electronics Association unveiled a report April 16 finding that consumer electronics manufacturers and retailers reported recycling 460 million pounds of used electronics in 2011, a 53 percent increase from 2010


Energy and climate debate - April 22, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The House and Senate returned from their two-week recess last week, resumed the budget battle in earnest, and advanced a transportation reauthorization one-step further


Domestic fuel protection hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

During an April 19 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, fuel manufacturers and retailers expressed support for the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 4345


Fracking standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its first air pollutions for hydraulic fracking April 17, at the same time announcing that they will not require industry to use key pollution control equipment until 2015


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

House Republicans introduced a quartet of bills April 18 that will receive a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources


SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016


China criticizes US renewable subsidies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 24, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced preliminarily findings that improper incentives for wind, solar, and hydroelectric energy producers are available in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington


NY brownfields program criticized
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

A report issued on June 7 by Environmental Advocates of New York says that tax credits issued under the state’s brownfields program have failed to provide areas most in need of development with relief


Chicago joining better building challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

At a June 5 event with Energy Secretary Chu, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city is joining President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, a national leadership initiative that calls on CEOs, university presidents, and state and local leaders to reduce their portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent by 2020 and to share the results of their energy reduction strategies