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9 water plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report April finding that only nine state Alaska, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania Washington, and Wisconsin governments have taken steps to address the impacts of climate change on water supplies and resources


Reactor licensing halt requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League led more than 20 environmental groups and individuals in filing a petition June 18 asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay final licensing decisions for dozens of nuclear reactors until it has completed a rulemaking on the environmental impact of storing and disposing commercial spent fuel


US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, Global
  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 27, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and related programs and agencies


Energy and climate debate - June 24, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

International negotiations and congressional debates over transportation reauthorization, energy legislation, and Environmental Protection Agency regulations dominated the energy arena last week


RGGI exceeds forecasted emissions cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

On January 11, Environment Northeast released a report showing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states were projected to be 124 million tons in 2011 which is considerably below the original target reduction, although full data will not be available until mid-2012


Wind, geothermal permitting streamlined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law legislation (A.B. X1 13) August 29 that affords wind and geothermal power projects proposed for the state’s desert areas the same streamlined permitting processes as solar installations


Energy and water markup
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development will mark up the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill September 6


Fuel economy rules challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation officials October 18 asking them to provide legal argument as to why regulation of mobile source greenhouse gas emissions is different from regulating fuel economy through Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing October 25 on the U.S.-China economic relationship, focusing on trade practices and non-tariff barriers that hinder U.S. companies from competing in the domestic Chinese market