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CRS report coal ash
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 24 2012

On June 19, the Congressional Research Service released the report Proposals to Amend RCRA: Analysis of Pending Legislation Applicable to the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals which said current legislation, specifically Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 4348 which is now a provision of the transportation bill, would provide little incentive for states to change the status quo for coal ash management regulations


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

The House Rules committee will consider legislation Monday that would delay for at least 15 months Environmental Protection Agency rules that reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers


Adaptation and freshwater reports
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

The Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force released a report October 28 outlining the federal government’s progress in expanding and strengthening domestic capacity to better understand, prepare for, and respond to extreme weather events and other climate change issues


Maryland offshore wind bill progresses
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

On March 30, the Maryland House of Delegates sent to the Senate, on an 88-47 vote, an altered version of Gov. Martin O'Malley’s (D) proposal to carve out a special portion of the state’s renewable energy standard for offshore wind projects starting in 2017


Insurers unprepared for climate risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 8 2011

Ceres released a report September 1 finding that a majority of U.S. insurers are unprepared to manage climate change risks


Energy and climate debate - August 28, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2011

While the nation’s capital faced an earthquake and a hurricane last week and Congress remained in recess, several pieces of the energy debate faced heightened intensity


Utility MACT rule moving forward
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 16 2011

Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Janet McCabe said at the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit October 13 that the agency has properly reviewed public comments on its proposed air toxics rule for power plants


RFS hearing requested
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

A coalition of dairy groups, environmental and conservative organizations sent a letter November 30 to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee asking for a hearing to reevaluate environmental and economic impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard


Personnel
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 18 2011

On September 16, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that Michael R. Bromwich will lead the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and Tommy P. Beaudreau will lead the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management which will handle leasing, permitting, and environmental analysis for offshore energy projects


Over $600 million in loan guarantees awarded
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 25 2011

On September 23, the Department of Energy finalized a $168.9 million partial loan guarantee through its 1705 loan guarantee program for Granite Reliable Power’s wind project in New Hampshire