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

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6024) June 26 to authorize development of hydropower and efficiencies at existing Bureau of Reclamation facilities


MD renewable credit fraud
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland convicted June 25 Rodney Hailey of Perry Hall, MD, in connection with a scheme in which he sold $9 million in renewable fuel credits that he falsely claimed were produced by his company, Clean Green Fuel, LLC


Cape Wind reaches agreement with fishermen
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 26, the Cape Wind project announced an agreement with the Martha's Vineyard fishermen's association under which the wind developer will work to expand and protect commercial fishing operations in exchange for the fishermen dropping their lawsuit


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

Speaking at an Association of Climate Change Officers conference on defense, national security, and climate change June 26, Marc Kodack, program manager in the Defense Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability said that a portion of U.S. Army suppliers is likely to face water supply challenges, thus posing a threat to military missions


New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards


$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