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Yes, Virginia, the burden of proof does matter
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2011

The decision yesterday in United States v. Minnkota Power Cooperative serves as a useful reminder regarding how important the burden of proof is in review of agency decisions.


Massachusetts enacts law prohibiting discrimination against transgendered individuals
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

Last week, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” also known as the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill.


New gTLDs: a new website for the new regime
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Global
  • September 21 2011

Now that ICANN's new gTLD program is moving full steam ahead, ICANN has launched a new informational website as part of its global awareness campaign to promote the potential benefits of new gTLDs (the potential harm caused by the gTLDs is left to us commentators).


I'm as mad as h___ and I'm not going to take it anymore: Massachusetts Historical Commission edition
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

Last week, SouthCoastToday and the Herald News both reported that a large expansion by Meditech of its facility in Freetown was on life support, after the Massachusetts Historical Commission required Meditech to strip the top two feet of soil from 21 acres and sieve it for archeological artifacts, at a projected multi-million dollar cost.


The IFC Performance Standards and consultation with communities
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2011

As discussed in an earlier post, the International Finance Corporation ("IFC") recently released an updated version of its Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.


EPA wants to take more than one year to decide on a Clean Air Act permit? How absurd!
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2011

The uncertain and often lengthy time to get permitting decisions is always near the top of the list of industry complaints.


First Circuit finds Coast Guard violated NEPA in attempt to preempt Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

While not ones to unnecessarily toot our own horns, the First Circuit’s decision in United States et al. v. Coalition for Buzzards Bay et al. is worth a read.


Biggest thing to happen to TVA since the snail darter
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2011

Thursday afternoon, EPA and the Tennessee Valley Authority announced one of the largest pollution reduction consent decrees in US history resulting in between $3 to $5 billion of investment in air pollution controls, and retirement of almost one-third of TVA’s coal-fired generating units within the next few years.


Federal agency adaptation plans - a new route for climate regulation?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

With cap and trade legislation dead in Congress, and the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations under siege in both the legislature and the courts, the Obama Administration is doing just about the only thing left to address climate change: adapt.


A twofer: indoor air and guidance v. regulation
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2011

Vapor intrusion is the issue de jour at federal and state Superfund sites.