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Washington State Court of Appeals Holds Vested Permit Applications Are Not Subject to New Municipal Stormwater Requirements
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

The development community won a victory in Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals in a ruling that excludes pending permit

Changes to Federal Threatened and Endangered Species Rules May Affect Developers and Dischargers
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

On January 14, 2016, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a rule pursuant to Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA

When CEQA Violations Are An Afterthought: Fourth District Upholds Trial Court’s Independent Judgment Determination That City Of Anaheim Is Equitably Estopped To Unilaterally Modify Resort Hotel CUP Conditions
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

CEQA and land use law in California go together like a hand in a glove. Due to CEQA's broad scope and exacting substantive and procedural

BLM Proposes to Restrict Methane Releases from Oil and Gas Leases
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

After five years in the making, the federal Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") has proposed a rule to reduce the waste of natural gas from operations

PACE Program Emerges as a Finance Tool in New York
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2016

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is an innovative financing tool that utilizes private capital to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy

Tools for Managing Environmental Risks in Deals
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

When parties to an M&A deal consider most environmental risks, they essentially seek the same goals that they seek with respect to other liabilities

What Two Recent California Supreme Court Rulings Mean for Analysis of Environmental Impact at Project Sites and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Protected Species
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2016

The California Supreme Court recently issued two important decisions involving the interpretation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA

Crossed Circuits: Running Counter to Fifth and Tenth Circuit Rulings, Eighth Circuit Finds ICCTA Preempt Common Law Negligence Claims
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has distinguished decisions from the Fifth and Tenth Circuit that appear, at first blush, to be in

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016: Analysis of Local Government Interests
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

On December 18, Congress approved, and the President signed into law, a $1.15 trillion FY 2016 discretionary spending omnibus (H.R. 2029) that

“Reverse CEQA” Reversed- California Supreme Court Rejects CEQA Analysis of Impacts of the Environment on the Project
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

In California Building Industry Association v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District (December 17, 2015) (Case No. S213478) (CBIA v. BAAQMD