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$14 million for building efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Department of Energy announced June 27 new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the administration’s commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings to taxpayers


CA commuter benefits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The California Assembly passed, 52-22, legislation (S.B. 1339) June 25 that would allow San Francisco area air quality and transportation officials to require some businesses to offer commuter benefits to boost the use of public transit, reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and curb air pollution


Biofuels Phase 1 FOA
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On April 27, the Department of Defense released a $30 million Funding Opportunity Announcement for Phase 1 of a $210 million effort to establish the commercial-scale manufacture of drop-in replacement transportation biofuels for aviation and marine diesel use


Ozone’s heart impact
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

An Environmental Protection Agency-funded study published June 25 in the American Heart Association’s Circulation found that young adults who are exposed to ozone in short periods experienced temporary cardiovascular and nervous system changes that are linked to cardiovascular ailments


New Jersey anti-fracking by-products law to Christie
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 25, New Jersey Senate approved (on a 30-5 vote) a measure (already approved in the Assembly on a 56-19 vote) prohibiting the treatment, discharge, disposal, or storage of wastewater, wastewater solids, sludge, drill cuttings, or other by-products of hydraulic fracturing anywhere in the state


Cement standard updates
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Responding to a December 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed changes June 25 to its 2010 air standards for the Portland cement manufacturing industry


Energy extenders markup
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Senate Finance Committee will mark up an energy extenders package in July or September


Personnel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Senate unanimously confirmed June 29 Allison Macfarlane and Kristine Svinicki as commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission


McCarthy defends CO2 standards before house committee
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 29, Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for air and radiation, told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power that EPA regulations will contribute to the closing of old coal-fired electrical generation units, while also paving the way for more advanced coal-fired units


VT nuke block attempt didn’t exhaust admin remedies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled June 26 that Vermont cannot block a 20-year license renewal for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station on the basis of a Clean Water Act procedural requirement after the state failed to exhaust its administrative remedies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission