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Massachusetts Unveils Three Offshore Wind Farm Proposals

USA - February 1 2018 The race is on to build the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States (US) on the federal Outer Continental Shelf. In December...

Tommy P. Beaudreau, David B. Amerikaner.


Court strikes down Quechan Tribe's challenges to the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Project

USA - March 19 2013 On February 27, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California rejected the Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian...

Andrea M. Hogan.


Trump Administration Mandates Critical Minerals Development Strategy

USA - January 29 2018 Interior Department agencies to take immediate steps to jumpstart a plan for promoting US critical mineral production. US Interior Department agencies...

James D. Friedland, Tommy P. Beaudreau, Sara K. Orr.


Ninth Circuit’s "federal defendant" intervention rule in NEPA cases finally meets its end: Wilderness Society v. United States Forest Service

USA - February 22 2011 In a significant decision issued in mid-January 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (en banc) abandoned its categorical rule that a party may not intervene of right in the merits of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) case....

James L. Arnone, Drew C. Ensign.


Compliance with the Clean Water Act: 2012 modifications and updates to US Army Corps nationwide permits

USA - May 29 2012 Recently, the US Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) reissued 48 of its 49 existing nationwide permits (NWP) and also announced two new NWPs applicable to land- and water-based renewable energy development projects....

Laura A. Godfrey, Joshua T. Bledsoe, Buck B. Endemann, Jennifer K. Roy.