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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
  • Global, USA
  • 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


EPA rates impact
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) and several House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans sent a letter November 22 to Federal Energy Regulatory Chairman Jon Wellinghoff asking whether FERC has evaluated whether the Environmental Protection Agency regulations will impact electricity rates


Personnel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 20 2011

On November 14, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar named U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral James Watson IV as permanent director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the bureau that oversees environmental and safety aspects of offshore energy development, including oil and gas drilling


Energy and climate debate - 20 November 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 20 2011

Facing down both funding and deficit reduction deadlines as well as the Thanksgiving holiday, the executive and legislative branches of government continued to also address several energy issues last week


Power plant rule compliance period
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 20 2011

Representatives from the Utility workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers met with White House officials recently, contenting that utilities need at least five years to comply with a forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency rule to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from fossil fuel-fired power plants


Comments to backup generating engines proposal
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 19 2012

An Environmental Protection Agency proposal aimed at resolving a 2010 legal challenge brought by EnerNOC Inc. and EnergyConnect Inc. received numerous comments last week concluding that the plan to allow stationary engines generating electricity to quadruple their annual operations would increase air pollution and skew competition in electricity markets


NY fracking bills
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 19 2012

The New York State Legislature is considering bills to limit fracking in natural gas drilling while the Department of Environmental Conservation prepares to issue final rules to control the practice