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Dog bites man: Supreme Court edition
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2013

In a curious, but unsurprising, decision yesterday, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. NRDC, the Supreme Court held that the flow of


Building energy reporting comes to Boston (almost)
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

Today, Mayor Menino forwarded to the Boston City Council proposed amendments to the City of Boston Code that would require owners of many city


Fishing, fowling, navigation and wind energy: SJC approves Cape Wind siting process
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

The Cape Wind project cleared another important hurdle yesterday with a 4-2 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, holding that the state Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) can authorize local construction permits for the project's transmission lines


To be hazardous or not to be hazardous: EPA floats two options for regulating coal combustion residuals
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2010

Environmentalists have been pushing for years to overturn the Bevill Amendment and get coal combustion residuals (CCR) regulated as a hazardous waste


Kerry and Lieberman unveil energyclimate legislation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

On May 12, Senators Kerry and Lieberman introduced their long-awaited energyclimate bill, the "American Power Act."


EPA continues to target coal-fired power plants: announces settlement with Duke Energy
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2009

EPA announced yesterday that it had reached a settlement with Duke Energy to address allegations of New Source Review violations at Duke’s Gallagher coal-fired generating plant in New Albany, Indiana


You can combust biomass without a GHG permit -- just don't expect Massachusetts to call it renewable
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

For those of you who left early for the holiday weekend (You know who you are and more power to you!), I thought I would note that EPA issued a final rule on Friday, deferring application of the Tailoring rule to biomass facilities for three years


GHG regulation under the existing CAA: coming soon to a large stationary source near you
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On Thursday, EPA issued its long-awaited proposed rule describing how thresholds would be set for regulation of GHG sources under the existing Clean Air Act PSD authority


Senate energy and climate legislation: the nuclear option
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2009

Environment & Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced Tuesday that committee hearings on the Boxer-Kerry climate bill, S. 1733, will begin on October 27 and that a mark-up will be planned for early to mid-November


Perhaps the next coastal project won't take 10 years: the First Circuit preempts some state authority
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2009

Public and private developers spend a lot of time talking about NIMBY, or Not In My Backyard