In one of our prior posts, we reported on efforts by Boston and New York City, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to undertake comprehensive climate change preparedness planning to review the vulnerabilities of each city’s built environment and to assess potential measures to enhance the resilience of both public and private infrastructure.
As the partisan debate about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan continues, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently suggested that the agency’s forthcoming carbon emission rules could significantly harm the West Indian Manatee, a mammal that has been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act since 1967.
Since 2008 the Natomas area in the City of Sacramento has been under an effective moratorium on new development due to insufficient flood protection.
On Tuesday, March 10, California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matthew Rodriquez and California Natural Resources Agency (“CNRA”) Secretary John Laird testified before a joint State Senate committee hearing.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: White House Transparency Regulations; Federal Fleet Pollution; Federal Fracking; & H-2B Vacatur & Emergency Regulations
Prioritizing last week’s interesting regulatory affairs proves a little difficult because the affairs are so diverse, so this post may seem random.
America’s most notorious eco-terrorist, Eric Taylor McDavid, was surprisingly released from prison earlier this year after serving 8 years of a 20 year sentence when a Federal judge determined “the FBI withheld documents from McDavid’s trial defense attorneys that indicated they used an informant to entrap him,” according to a news release from the Civil Liberties Defense Center.
It may come as a surprise that people fight over water in soggy Oregon and Washington. To be sure, we have not experienced the same level of conflict over competing water needs as our neighbors in the southwest, but in fact the conflicts are there and the stakes are high.
The use of unmanned aerial systems (“UAS,” or more commonly drones) to collect data is gaining considerable attention in the agricultural, manufacturing, real estate and other industries.
California’s Strict New Health Risk Assessment Guidelines May Increase Regulatory Burden On Industrial Uses and Development Projects
On March 6, 2015, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) updated its Guidance Manual for Preparation of Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) for the purpose of better characterizing exposure risks to children from air toxics.
Baltimore City adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes effective April 1, 2015.