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Judicial streamlining legislation signed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed two bills September 27 to streamline the environmental review process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles and other large statewide projects


Government Accountability Office
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

On September 15, the Government Accountability Office released a report requested by the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies warning that commitments from federal and state governments to restore the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 that were made in 2009 are now in danger due directly to funding constraints, and more indirectly to issues like climate change and land development


Solar Decathlon opens
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

University teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world opened the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 September 22 to showcase 19 highly energy efficient solar-powered houses


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Energy-Efficient Cool Roof Jobs Act (S. 1575) September 19


$4 billion for buildings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton announced $4 billion in federal and private green building investments December 2


$1.2 million for brownfields
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice November 29 announcing that it will consider requests of up to $1.2 million in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2012 for state and tribal response programs to clean up brownfield sites


GAO efficiency study critical of agencies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

On December 2, The Government Accountability Office released "Green Building: Federal Initiatives for the Nonfederal Sector Could Benefit from More Interagency Collaboration" detailing how only one-third of eleven existing initiatives within the federal agencies aimed at fostering “green building” in the nonfederal sector have performance measures


Maryland issues emergency green building regulations
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

On October 20, the Maryland Energy Administration released emergency regulations amending the green building tax credit


US Green Building Council report on job creation potential
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

On January 18, the U.S. Green Building Council released Better Buildings Through Executive Action: Leveraging Existing Authorities to Promote Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Multifamily, Residential, and Commercial Buildings, which estimates that one million jobs could be created and $130 billion per year saved if the Obama administration used its executive authority to promote green buildings


Competitive bidding for renewable energy land
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published December 29, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management said that it is considering competitive bidding for public land leased to solar and wind energy developers to obtain market value for the land and to ensure a fairer selection process