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Water concerns
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Speaking at an Association of Climate Change Officers conference on defense, national security, and climate change June 26, Marc Kodack, program manager in the Defense Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability said that a portion of U.S. Army suppliers is likely to face water supply challenges, thus posing a threat to military missions


LEDs more environmentally friendly than other lighting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Department of Energy released a report June 29 finding that LED lamps have significantly lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting and a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps


Sea level findings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The National Research Council (NRC) released Sea Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Washington and Oregon: Past, Present and Future, a report finding that while global sea levels are rising, the sea level south of California's Cape Mendocino is falling while levels in Oregon and Washington are rising


NY acid rain monitoring
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The Adirondack Council urged the New York Department of Environmental Conservation June 25 to reconsider a plan to close one of its acid rain monitoring stations in the southwestern portion of Adirondack Park, saying the site provides 25 years of historic monitoring data and should not be supplanted by a nearby federal monitoring station


Consideration of supply chain risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Speaking at an Association of Climate Change Officers conference June 25, General Services Administration Director Nancy Gillis said that the federal government is looking for suppliers that consider risk in their supply chains


CA budget delays linkage with Quebec
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) approved a budget plan June 28 forcing the California Air Resources Board to delay adoption of regulations that would allow the agency to link the state’s greenhouse gas emissions trading program with one Quebec is implementing


$700 billion could be saved
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Taxpayers for Common Sense, Friends of the Earth, and the R Street Institute released a study June 26 finding that Congress could save taxpayers nearly $700 billion over 10 years be eliminating environmentally harmful subsidies and programs ranging from oil and gas industry tax breaks to loan guarantees for alternative energy projects


House Approps approves Interior-EPA spending
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

On June 28, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 26-19, a $28 billion Interior-Environmental Protection Agency appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013


Coal ash regulation timing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

The National Mining Association and the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency last week in a lawsuit in which environmental advocates are seeking a firm deadline for the agency to issue final coal ash regulations


New-build issues severed and expedited in MATS challenge
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

June 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted White Stallion Energy Center LLC, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., Power4Georgians LLC, Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, and Tenaska Trailblazer Partners LLC’s collective motion to sever issues specific to new coal-fired power plants from a host of other complaints covered under their suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxics standards