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  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 13 2012

Stanford University researchers and Ipsos Public Affairs unveiled a survey May 7 that concludes that public support for climate policies has dropped an average of 5 percentage points a year between 2010 and 2012


VT fracking law passes house
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

The Vermont House approved a three year moratorium (until July 1, 2015) on hydraulic fracturing with a bill (H. 464) passed last week, but the Senate will not take up the legislation for at least a month


CES legislation forthcoming
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman revealed his proposal for a clean energy standard in a meeting February 1 with Senate Democrats on his committee


Energy and climate debate - February 5, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

As the payroll tax credit, unemployment insurance, and doc fix package debate continues in the House and Senate, energy issues are being highlighted in a number of areas


Assessment boosts offshore wind plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued an environmental assessment February 2 that concluded that a leasing program for wind farms in the designated areas off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia would have no significant environmental impact


OMB reviewing fracking reporting requirements
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 18 2011

The White House Office of Management and Budget began reviewing a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency December 14 that would solicit public comment on the possible design and scope of reporting requirements for chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing


NC expands drilling, fracking impact study
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 18 2011

The North Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced December 13 that it is expanding the scope of a study on the potential environmental and economic impacts of various types of oil and gas exploration and extraction


NOAA wind and habitat
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration released a report March 20 that aims to help New York State officials to identify favorable wind energy development sits in the Atlantic Ocean while protecting offshore bird and fish habits


E15 should be approved
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

The Renewable Fuels Association said March 19 that the Environmental Protection Agency should quickly begin approving the commercial sale of gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol after it approved a plan to prevent misfueling in older vehicles


EPA to test groundwater in Pennsylvania
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

On January 20, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that, under the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the agency will begin water sampling at 60 homes in and around Dimock, PA, where concerns over fracking-related groundwater contamination concerns have emerged