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Politics Trumps Economics? Trump’s Revocation of California’s Waiver Under the Clean Air Act

USA - September 18 2019 Today President Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. was revoking California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act (CAA) which allowed it to impose…

Endangered Species Act Rulemakings Face Immediate Challenge

USA - September 3 2019 On August 27, 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively, the “Services”) published final rules…

FERC Approves MISO’s Tariff Change Permitting Generators to Voluntarily Share Interconnection Facilities

USA - August 26 2019 On August 13, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a request by Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) to…

Court of Appeal Rules HERO Cannot Save Previously Vacated Rental Units

USA - August 19 2019 The Second District Court of Appeal rejected a California Environmental Quality Act challenge to a mitigated negative declaration for a 24-room…

9th Circuit Says CPUC’s Standard Contract and Re-MAT Program for Certain Renewable Generators are not PURPA Compliant

USA - August 14 2019 In a recent opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (Re-MAT)…

FERC Order No. 860 Mandates New Market-Based Rate Filing and Reporting Requirements for Sellers of Electric Energy

USA - August 9 2019 On July 18, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 860. The order requires entities with or seeking market-based rate…

FERC Order No. 856-A Clarifies Regulations Regarding Interlocking Directorates of Public Utilities and Certain Other Entities

USA - August 9 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Order No. 856-A on July 18, 2019 granted in part and denied in part a request for rehearing of Order No…

Following Suit - City of Los Angeles Updates CEQA Guide to Include VMT Methodology Ahead of State-Imposed Deadline

USA - August 7 2019 On July 30, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an update to the “Transportation” section of the City’s California Environmental…

Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment Upheld Under CEQA

USA - August 5 2019 In Sacramentans for Fair Planning v. City of Sacramento (2019) Cal.App. 5th, the Third District Court of Appeal upheld the City of…

California State Budget Summary: Allocations for Housing and Homelessness

USA - July 31 2019 On June 26, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fiscal Year 2019-20 State Budget into law. The State’s fiscal year begins July 1st and…