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Despite dismissal, merits of Gifford v. USGBC still being weighed
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2011

Because hospitality developers are increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, to comply with the LEED rating system, we have been keeping an eye on Gifford v. U.S. Green Building Council


Ohio leads the nation in green school projects
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

With 315 projects, Ohio "leads the nation with more green school projects underway than any other state," according to a press release from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private non-profit organization dedicated to the development of energy-efficient buildings


Chester County posts final draft stormwater standards
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

On December 21, 2011, the Chester County Water Resources Authority published the Final Draft of its county-wide Act 167 Stormwater Ordinance Standards Matrix


Farmers' advocacy group enters foray against solar energy siting
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

On October 31, 2011, the California Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the Superior Court in Fresno County for a peremptory writ of mandate and filed a complaint for injunctive relief to force the County to reverse its recent cancellation of a Williamson Act contract


Ohio public law update March 2012
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

The Local Government Innovation Program, which was established in the State Budget Bill signed by the governor on June 30, 2011, was amended by Substitute House Bill 371, effective March 22, 2012


Green building standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

The General Services Administration announced last week that it will issue a recommendation this fall on whether the federal government should continue using a third-party certification system as the primary federal standard for green buildings


CA GHG and Green Building Order
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order No. B-18-12 April 25, requiring agencies to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent from 2010 levels by 2015 and 20 percent by 2020


GSA's green proving ground program
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2011

On April 21, 2011, the U.S. General Services Administration ("GSA") announced that it has selected sixteen sustainable building technologies to be tested and evaluated at a number of federal facilities throughout the country


South Carolina Supreme Court expands DHEC's regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the state under the pollution control act
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

In the July 2011 decision Georgetown County League of Women Voters v. Smith Land Co., Inc., the South Carolina Supreme Court held that the Department of Health and Environmental Control (“DHEC”) has jurisdiction to regulate isolated wetlands under the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, an expansion of DHEC’s regulatory authority over isolated wetlands throughout the State, beyond the eight “coastal zone” counties governed by the coastal management program organized pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act


Corps drops appeal over wetlands rules
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2011

As we wrote earlier, in New Hope Power Company and Okeelanta Corporation v. United States Army Corps of Engineers and Steven L. Stockton, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' from enforcing its guidance documents, which modified the Corps's interpretation of its wetlands regulations