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“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


Appellate division review jurisdiction- employment law, smoking restrictions in state parks
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

The first quarter of 2015 was harsh in terms of weather and the workload at the Appellate Divisions. However, as opposed to the snow, the caseload did


Did EPA overstep in applying soil vapor intrusion guidance to commercial buildings?
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

In April 2013, U.S. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued two guidance documents on soil vapor intrusion. One addresses general


New superfund ruling: Supreme Court holds that CERCLA Section 9658 does not preempt state statutes of repose
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

The Supreme Court has issued its decision in the case of CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, et al., __ S. Ct. __ (June 9, 2014), argued April 23, 2014. The


Maryland to impose new Stormwater Remediation Fee; Virginia enacts Congestion Relief Fee
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2013

Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia have approved the imposition of certain new fees on property owners in various jurisdictions. Maryland property


CERCLA dual standard hurts property owners, purchasers
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2014

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act imposes strict liability for the costs of environmental contamination on


Legislative update: new Texas laws affecting the environment or environmental regulation
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

This Texas legislative session brought several notable environment- and energy-related changes. The major standouts are culled and summarized in this


EPA's new "institutional controls" guidance may raise issues in cleanups and transactions
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued two guidelines with far-reaching implications for real estate transactions involving


California commercial property owners face deadline for energy benchmarking disclosures
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued revised draft regulations setting the implementation schedule for its energy use disclosure program under AB 1103


Fighting climate change with regional land use planning
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

On September 30, 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 375 ("SB 375"), which, according to the Governor’s signing statement, "constitutes the most sweeping revision of land use policies since Governor Ronald Reagan signed the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") nearly four decades ago"