The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a bid by two industry groups to link their challenges of the agency's mercury emissions rule to a new petition taking issue with the EPA's cost analysis of that rule, saying the two cases are distinct.
Environmental groups doubled down on their bid to halt a $50 million California highway project Thursday, arguing the California Department of Transportation used bad data to mislead residents and federal regulators about the project’s impact on wildlife and endangered species’ habitats.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday granted a bid by opponents of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rule capping carbon emissions from new power plants to suspend the briefing schedule in their case while some opponents appeal the agency’s refusal to reconsider its rule.
Six months after opening, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said Friday it has approved its first four loans for a total of $509 million, including one to rebuild Indonesian slums.
The U.S. Supreme Court's conclusion that the U.S. Department of Labor did an unexplained about-face in saying auto service advisers qualify for overtime does not demonstrate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrongly revoked an Arch Coal unit's coal permits, the agency told the D.C. Circuit on Friday.
Star Wars’ creator George Lucas said he’d finally had it Friday with political wrangling over the location of his proposed museum in the city of Chicago, officially calling it quits and ending nearly two years of litigation between the city and a group dedicated to preserving the land the museum was to be built on.
The federal government on Friday appealed to the Tenth Circuit a Wyoming federal judge's decision to strike down a rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Native American lands, while the rule's challengers urged the appeals court to dismiss the challenge of the rule's stay as moot.
A pair of consultants pursuing the construction of a professional soccer stadium in Hartford, Connecticut, were charged on Thursday with 26 counts of fraud for allegedly overbilling the city hundreds of thousands of dollars through inflated invoices.
The U.S. Department of Transportation fired back Wednesday at New Mexico businesses’ attempt to block the city of Albuquerque from moving forward with an approximately $120 million federally funded bus plan along historic Route 66, saying the project’s environmental review is sound.
Kentucky officials on Friday announced that General Motors Co. is planning to invest $290 million in its Bowling Green-based Corvette plant to improve technology and vehicle assembly line processes.
A Minnesota federal judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo Bank NA to remove illuminated roof signs placed on two 17-story office towers behind the Minnesota Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium that the football facility's backers said would adversely affect the stadium's "image."
A Pennsylvania appeals court has turned away a Sunoco unit’s petition to appeal a lower court’s order that sustained a Clean Air Council lawsuit challenging the company’s proposed use of eminent domain to complete its Mariner East pipeline projects, saying review of the certified order is not warranted.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday approved legislation that he says will allow for new regulations aimed at protecting the environment from the effects of unconventional oil and gas drilling, or fracking, though environmental groups have said that the bill gives the industry undue power.
Los Angeles’ Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved a sales tax ballot measure to help fund $120 billion in rail and road improvements to advance the notoriously gridlocked city’s plans to bolster its public transit system.
Xcel Energy announced on Wednesday plans for a 240-mile high-voltage line that, if approved, will connect a substation near Abernathy, Texas, to one in New Mexico's Eddy County for a total cost of $400 million.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked a Florida federal court to not reopen an Endangered Species Act case over now-completed dredging at PortMiami, arguing Wednesday that the suing environmentalists can iron out lingering issues over the project's impact on coral without further litigation.
A California federal court shouldn’t set aside Los Angeles’ $5 billion subway expansion plan because any National Environmental Policy Act violations weren’t serious and the public interest weighs heavily in favor of a remedy that doesn’t delay the project, the Federal Transit Authority said Tuesday.
Environmentalists on Thursday told the D.C. Circuit that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. are wrong to argue the court can’t hear the environmental group’s petition for a review of the decision to restart a nuclear plant near New York City.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor did an unexplained about-face in saying that auto service advisers qualify for overtime is further evidence that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrongly revoked coal permits from an Arch Coal unit, the company told the D.C. Circuit Wednesday.
An Australian home solar company and its U.S. affiliate fought back against a Chinese solar panel maker’s effort to confirm a $1.3 million arbitral award for nonpayment in New York federal court Wednesday, saying the award is too vague and the arbitration process was unfair.
The rise of citizen science will pose major challenges to industry in environmental permitting, compliance, enforcement and risk management. As it starts to generate data that does not fit easily into the traditional environmental compliance model, companies must prepare to confront information about their facilities, the provenance and accuracy of which will likely be unclear, says Delmar R. Ehrich at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
It’s important to first decide what your personal brand is. Are you a crusader? A wry observer? A compassionate witness? Your social media presence doesn’t have to reflect the deepest aspects of your identity — it’s merely an image that you project, says Monica Zent, founder and CEO of Foxwordy Inc.
One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates is the lack of meaningful mentoring by more seasoned attorneys. Gary Gansle, leader of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's Northern California employment law practice, offers several tips as a light that can help junior attorneys start down the right path in their career development.
The expected increase in shipments to East Coast ports as a result of the Panama Canal Expansion Project may lead to an increase in loss and damage claims, and with ocean carriers becoming more reluctant to settle cargo claims, shippers would be well served by reviewing their insurance policies to ensure that they're protected, say Ronald Leibman and Andrew Warner at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP.
LeBron James has established his worth by tangible metrics. He cashed in on a free agent bonanza fueled by the NBA’s economic model that supports his regal compensation. But such is not the case when it comes to first-year associate salaries of $180,000 at certain law firms and $2,000 an hour billing rates for certain partners, says Mark A. Cohen, founder of Legal Mosaic LLC.
Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s success in defending its Chesapeake Bay plan, the Mississippi River Basin or the Great Lakes could be the next target of a regional total maximum daily load strategy. However, federal funding through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative may incentivize land users to act voluntarily, alleviating the need for federal TMDL intervention, says Erik Lange at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
The proposed changes to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Eagle Act permitting program are likely to be welcomed by applicants. However, the amendments would introduce some uncertainty for holders of long-term permits, say Keith Garner and Khyati DalaI at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
Before selling assets to generate additional cash flow owners of oil and gas interests must consider the federal income tax consequences. Among other intricacies, Elizabeth McGinley and Robert Jacobson at Bracewell LLP explain relevant federal income tax authorities that distinguish a leasing transaction from a sale and three common transfers of working interests that will constitute retained overriding royalty structures.
Solar developers must have a significant amount of equity in a project before the tax equity market will be interested. This creates demand for cash investors to help put in equity. Scott Cockerham of Chadbourne & Parke LLP discusses three financing structures that cash investors can use.
As traditional utility operations and ratemaking principles are being forced to change in light of technological advances and pressure from users, providers and commissions, the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative introduces a framework for the role state electric utilities can play in the future, as energy markets transition to incorporate more distributed energy resources and employ third-p... (continued)