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Civil infrastructure sustainability
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 8 2012

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and Harvard University Graduate School of Design launched the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System April 3 to evaluate the sustainability of civil infrastructure projects


Military energy efficiency
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness March 29, Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and the environment, said that the Defense Department is pursuing energy efficiency and other measures to reduce its energy bill and increase its energy security


Military energy hearing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Appearing before a joint hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy and Subcommittee on Oversight March 27, Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability at the U.S. Army, testified that the U.S. military is pursuing energy efficiency initiatives to protect troops and increase its energy security


Puerto Rican waste to energy facility challenged in court
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Puerto Rico
  • January 22 2012

Activists supported by a local chapter of the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rican authorities January 18 to block a $50 million proposed waste-to-energy facility in Barceloneta on the grounds that an environmental impact study is inadequate


Joint DoE analysis of renewable development on contaminated properties
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

On November 4, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy announced the two agencies will conduct feasibility analyses of renewable energy project developments at twenty-six currently or formerly contaminated properties


BLM faulted for poor management of renewables
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2012

The Interior Department inspector general issued a report June 12 arguing that the Bureau of Land Management could improve its renewable energy program by more efficiently collecting rental fees on land it manages, clarifying bond guidance, and implementing a competitive bidding process on projects


RAPID Act mark-up
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 6 2012

On May 8, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up Rep. Dennis Rossʼ Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development Act, which would set a 54-month deadline for state and federal reviews of infrastructure projects, an 18-month deadline for environmental assessments, a three-year deadline for the more lengthy environmental impact assessments, as well as a provision restricting environmental groups from filing last-minute legal challenges


China issues restructuring plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China
  • May 1 2011

China's National Development and Reform Commission published a plan April 26 to transform the nation's industrial structure that will promote certain industries and phase out or ban others over the next few years


Green infrastructure for discharges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 1 2011

Environmental Protection Agency acting assistant administrator for water Nancy Stoner and assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance Cynthia Giles released a joint memorandum April 29 outlining the agency's green infrastructure strategy for permitting and enforcement


Optional green infrastructure
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell said January 31 that states should not be required to incorporate green infrastructure into their planning for water and transportation infrastructure