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Energy and climate debate - July 1, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

In the midst of a big week for health care, energy issues had a number of their own headlines as well


Bird information sought
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The American Bird Conservancy filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia June 26


In fracking reporting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Indiana oil and gas well drillers will be required to disclose information about additives and pressures used in the fracking process beginning July 1


Alternative fuel development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

At an Association of Climate Change Officers conference on defense, national security, and climate change June 25, Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plants and programs, stated that the Pentagon is relying on the private sector to develop alternative fuels for military vehicles and aircraft


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


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


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