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CRS report coal ash
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 19, the Congressional Research Service released the report Proposals to Amend RCRA: Analysis of Pending Legislation Applicable to the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals which said current legislation, specifically Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 4348 which is now a provision of the transportation bill, would provide little incentive for states to change the status quo for coal ash management regulations


Intersection of energy and tax policy previewed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

The Joint Committee on Taxation released an analysis September 20 on the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in advance of last week’s House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures and Oversight subcommittees September 22 joint hearing


New wind power content labels
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

On October 13, WindMade announced that companies that get a minimum of 25 of their electricity from wind power, or other renewable energy, will be able to advertise the exact percentage of clean energy they use on new labels unveiled by the company


Energy and climate debate - May 20, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2012

Energy issues continue to play a key role in policy debates both in Washington and on the campaign trail


Path forward on efficiency legislation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said May 15 that staff for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met May 7 to discuss floor time for her Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S


Oil group opposes CA climate law
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Western States Petroleum Association released a report June 19 contending that California’s climate law (A.B. 32) could trigger higher gasoline prices, fuel shortages, and the closure of some state refineries by 2015


Industry backs EPA biomass GHG permitting deferral
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 21, the Renewable Fuels Association, Utility Air Regulatory Group, American Forest & Paper Association, and other industry groups filed a brief criticizing the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to defer until 2014 greenhouse gas permitting for sources burning biomass


Electric grid conflicts legislation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed compromise legislation June 20 that would waive environmental violations if a power plant is ordered to operate during an emergency


Public wind awards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Department of Energy recognized June 19 three utilities in Minnesota and California with the 2012 Public Power Wind Award


Fracking rule update’s comment period to be extended
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The Interior Department is planning a 60-day public comment period extension for its proposed rule to update hydraulic fracturing on federal lands regulations to require chemical disclosure