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EPA updates rule for site assessments to address the innocent landowner defense
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

On October 6, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) adopted a final rule which will eventually eliminate one of the two recognized ASTM

The Brownfield Cleanup Program, extended and reformed: how will it impact NYC properties?
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

As part of the 2015 budget, Governor Cuomo proposed and the Legislature passed a bill to extend and reform New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program

President Obama signs Energy Efficiency Improvement Act
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2015

A new law will help boost energy efficiency in the U.S. by encouraging commercial and government buildings to reduce energy consumption, reports

Fourth Circuit upholds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' finding of jurisdiction over 4.8 acres of wetlands in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

On March 10, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps) had lawfully denied a

The limits of CEQA mitigation recent judicial applications of Nollan and Dolan
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • November 18 2014

Perhaps foremost among the judicially recognized fundamental constraints on lead agencies' power to impose various types of mitigation measures on

Arlington’s new LEED standards
  • Bean Kinney & Korman PC
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards. While

Maine Supreme Court again declines to allow comprehensive plan to restrict development
  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

On October 16, 2014, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (the Law Court) issued a decision in the case of Remmel v. City of Portland, reversing a finding

Owners and tenants of privately-owned, existing commercial buildings subject to new Atlanta sustainability requirements; first deadline June 2015
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

On March 24, 2015, the Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance "for the purpose of increasing the efficient use of energy within the commercial

FDEP touts the success of the State’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2014

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) touts the success of the State's Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Since its inception in 1997

As cities come back to life, noise becomes an issue for business and government
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

The reversal of the post-World War II exodus of residents from downtown neighborhoods to the suburbs is bringing a new vitality to many American